PAPC Membership

Plein Air Painters Chicago offers…

Opportunities to paint with an encouraging group at all levels of experience

Critiques, demos and workshops to improve your skills in painting

Member Directory and Member Gallery

Several exhibits with sales opportunities

Camaraderie, encouragement and fun!

We encourage everyone to come paint with us!

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Each month from April to October; three Saturday paint outs, one Sunday morning paint out and one Friday night paint out (nocturne).
  • Paint outs feature cityscapes, nature in the parks, the Lakefront and Riverwalk.
  • At least one paint out per month includes a demo and members-only critique with an experienced instructor/Guest Artist.
  • Due to COVID-19, we are offering virtual critiques online.
  • Virtual Gallery Exhibit
  • Annual Plein Air Members Exhibit at the Palette and Chisel
  • Up to two additional exhibits throughout the year
  • Members included in the two Palette and Chisel Under $300 Art Sales
  • PAPC website: members are listed with links to member websites
  • Members-only emails on locations, exhibits and special events
  • FaceBook page with postings of local, state and national events
  • Instagram @PleinAirChicago to promote our paintings
  • I ❤ Plein Air – a one-day intense event offering demos by well known artists, lectures and discussion. Members receive free early bird registration.
  • Various other workshops, lectures and discussions offered throughout the year.
  • Meet other members at I ❤ Plein Air event and at other events throughout the year.
  • Post-Paint Out impromptu lunches
  • End of season potluck and debrief
  • Fun!!

Become a Member

Join the Plein Air Painters Chicago today and receive all of the wonderful membership benefits.

Only $75 a year.
$50 for students with I.D. & current enrollment.