About Plein Air Painters Chicago

Plein Air Painters Chicago - Affiliated with the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts

We encourages artists to experience painting landscapes and cityscapes onsite. We offer opportunities to paint, critiques and education to improve painting, opportunities and events to bring visibility and sales to paintings and comradely for the members.  

Paint Outs, Education, Exhibits, Events

Paint-outs are offered on the first three Saturdays of each month, and the fourth week, we offer a Friday night nocturne and a Sunday paint-out. At least once a month a celebrated Guest Artist is on hand to demo and critique.  

Everyone is invited to paint. 

Membership Benefits for Artists and Collectors

Members of the PAPC are invited to participate in critiques during printouts, exhibits and events. There is an annual membership fee of $65. 

Questions? Email, pleinairchicago@gmail.com

Membership Application

Samples from the PAPC Annual Exhibit - Nov 30 - Dec 9

Jane Mason

Lee Radtke

Invited Demo Artist

Anne Gallagher

Nancie King Mertz - Demo

 Invited Demo Artist

Jen Stanley

Mary Longe


Join Artists and Collectors - 11/30 - Info Below

John Malec

Zhanna Biletska


Jerry Stevens


Stephanie Weidner - Demo

Invited Demo Artist

Barbara Herring

Errol Jacobson

Invited Demo Artist

Painting Chicago Neighborhoods - A PAPC Exhibit

Frankie Johnson - Demo

 Invited Demo Artist

Steve Puttrich - Demo

Invited Demo Artist

Kaitlyn Hwang


Alvino Perez

Robin Strand


Maureen Sharkey

Artist's Websites are Listed on Members Page

Daisy Rodriguez


Michael Valente


Priscilla Huang

William Marvin


Monika Arturi


Ray Vlcek


Painting Chicago - One Brushstroke at a Time

Kei Constantinov


Chuck Sisson


Muriel Christensen

Kim Abbati

Shefali Khana

Fabiola Roquena

Opening Reception - November 30, 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Joann Harling

Don Yang - Demo

 Invited Demo Artist

Laurie Kennard

Susan Havey

Join us December 9, 2 - 4 pm, Closing Reception

Closing Reception - Sunday December 9

PAPC Annual Exhibit

Palette and Chisel

1012 N. Dearborn


Did you miss the opening? Join us for our Closing Reception. You'll see some of the finest and creative renditions of Chicago from our talented painters at this annual event. Painters submit works done onsite and inspired by their paintings done onsite. Take a break from your holiday shopping, We'll hand you a glass of wine to take your time enjoying the art. Show closes 12/9 4:00.  p.s., Art makes a meaningful holiday gift.

Members Only - Sunday December 9 4:00-6:00 Left Over Wine and Pick up Painting Party


Sign up to learn about our paint outs and exhibits. Come paint with us, or, come see the results of our paintings of Chicago.

Learn about Paint Outs, Exhibits and Education Events

Palette and Chisel, Chicago