2019 Plein Air Painters Chicago Membership

Join Us! Membership Benefits, Application and Activities

The 2019 Plein Air Painters Chicago offers…

  1. Opportunities to paint plein air with an encouraging group at all levels of experience
  2. Demos and workshops to improve your skills in painting
  3. Several exhibits with sales opportunities
  4. Camaraderie, encouragement and fun!

We encourage everyone to come paint with us!

Benefits of Membership:

Paint-outs April thru October

  • Each month, three Saturday and one Sunday morning paint out, and, one Friday nocturne paint-out  
  • Paint outs feature urban cityscapes and nature scapes in parks, along Lake and Rivers
  • New this year:
    • Excursion to Starved Rock
    • 360 degree Rooftop view of Chicago 


  • At least, one paint-out per month includes a demo and members-only critique with an experienced instructor/Guest Artist.


  • Annual Plein Air Exhibit at the Palette and Chisel, December 6th
  • New in 2019, Exhibit at the Elmhurst  Art Museum, Opening August 10
  • Up to two additional exhibits in planning stages
  • Members included in the Palette and Chisel Under $300 Annual Art Sale

Communication and Social Media

  • PAPC website, members are highlighted 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 member's work


  • I ❤ Plein Air - March 9, 2019 a one-day workshop offered ahead of the painting season, with demos and lectures. Members receive early bird registration, and free or discounted registration


  • Meet other members at I ❤  Plein Air, March 9
  • Mid Season potluck
  • Post paint out impromptu lunches
  • End of Season potluck and debrief

2019 Membership Fee: $65 per person

Students with identification cards and current enrollment: $35

To become a member, please complete the 2019 Application Form.

2019 Application Form