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.
  • Paint outs feature cityscapes, nature in the parks, the Lakefront and Riverwalk.
  •   Critiques during the paint out season led by an experienced instructor/Guest Artist.
  •  Critiques are online via Zoom.
  • Annual Plein Air Members Exhibit at the Palette and Chisel
  • Additional exhibits throughout the year
  • Members included in the two Palette and Chisel Under $300 Art Sales
  • PAPC website includes a membership directory with links to member websites, and a password-protected member portal with a library of videos, ARC blog, and more  
  • E-newsletter provides regular updates to keep members in the know 
  • FaceBook group for members to post work, share and ask advice, and promote their exhibits and events 
  • Instagram (@PleinAirPaintersChicago) brings visibility to PAPC and members’ artwork
  • I ❤ Plein Air – an intense event offering demos by well known artists, lectures and discussion. Members receive discount  registration.
  • Artist in Residence Collaborative – a Plein Air season’s worth of posted wisdom and guidance from our artist in residence.
  • 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
  • Fun!!

Become a Member

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

Only $50 a year.
$35 for students with I.D. & current enrollment.