Algarve Society of Artists

Welcome to the new Algarve Society of Artists.

Our aim is simple – to bring together, encourage, support and promote artists and art of all genres across the Algarve.

Membership costs only 15€ per annum and entitles you to:

An exclusive artist page on our website which will include a gallery of your work and full contact details and information about you and your work.

I have met many artists out here who do not have their own website, so this is a brilliant way to ensure that you have your own website URL to share with clients and customers – or another means of promoting your work and increasing your web and social media presence if you already have your own website.

A two-page full colour listing in our new ‘ A to Z Algarve Artists’ online publication, which will showcase local art and crafts of all kinds. And the opportunity to be a featured artist in our quarterly free ‘Algarve Art!’ Magazine.

This is an excellent way of showing your work to potential customers and a whole new client base. The Society, A to Z publication and Algarve Art! Magazine will also be linked through to our award-winning Algarve Blog, which last year received over 110,000 views. We also market and share this magazine with a host of venues and private subscribers, allowing you to showcase your work to a wider audience, using many of the marketing and promotional networks we have created through our own successful Algarve Blog and wider links both in the Algarve and also internationally.

The A to Z Algarve Artists publication is free to view online and is continually kept refreshed and up to date with all of the artists that have a listing on our website. You can click the link here to view it now:

A to Z Algarve Artists

The first issue of Algarve Art! Magazine was launched on the 5th October Autumn 2017, and the editions are published free to read online each quarter.

The magazine includes articles and features on our members and already has had brilliant reviews and feedback – the first editions so far have had over 750,000 page views.

You can click the link here to find out more information:

Algarve Art! Magazine

Algarve Society of Artists Membership Card

We are actively looking to gain special offers and discounts for members across a wide range of relevant shops, companies and websites. We have already negotiated a 20% Lifetime Discount with a major online artist inventory programme and several excellent local discounts and media links.

Exclusive ‘Members Only’ section of our website

Offering you extra advice, tips and guidance and other specialised content on top of our public content and directory of artists and art.

Promote your Events, Exhibitions, Classes and Tuition

With a dedicated section on the website exclusively for our members to promote their Exhibitions, Shows, Events and Open Studios. There is also a section for you to market your classes, tuition and groups.

Other Algarve links and media

We have also negotiated a free feature in each edition of the popular printed Tomorrow Algarve for our members too – another way to showcase your art work to a wider audience.

We have strong links with all of the major media partners here in the Algarve and work closely with them to promote events and exhibitions and our members’ work.

Members Meetings, Workshops and Get-togethers

Our aim is to encourage you to come out of your studio or workspace every now and then, have lunch, make new friends, share ideas and maybe learn some new skills too.

Algarve Pop Up! Art Exhibitions and Events

We are aiming to run a range of art-based ‘Pop Up!’ exhibitions and events in the future. You will be the first to know about these and be invited to exhibit and display with us.

We recently successfully exhibited at the BLiP exhibition negotiating a special rate and large exhibition space which 12 of our members exhibited in together. We are planning more opportunities like this in the future.

Algarve Art Week 2019

We are also planning to host and promote an Algarve Art week in 2019 allowing all of our members to promote and show their work across the Algarve region. Watch this space for more information!

Do you create art of any kind – and are you based in the Algarve?  

Then why not join us?

We are on an exciting journey together to create something new and different here in the Algarve.

Membership costs only 15€ per annum

If you are interested – just email me at:

and I will send you details of how to subscribe.

Alyson Sheldrake


If you are a business directly connected to selling or promoting art in the Algarve, or you are an Algarve-based company that wishes to support us and our new venture – we have two forms of Membership available to you. Please click the appropriate link below:



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