2020 Plein Air Painters Chicago Membership

Join Us! The 2020 Plein Air Painters Chicago offers…

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

We encourage everyone to come paint with us!

Benefits of Membership:


Paint outs April thru October

  • Each month: 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.


  • Annual Plein Air Exhibit at the Palette and Chisel, December 4th
  • Up to two additional exhibits in planning stages
  • Members included in the two Palette and Chisel Under $300 Art Sales

Communication and Social Media

  • 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 – March 7, 2020: a one-day intense event offering demos by well known artists, lectures and discussion. Members receive free early bird registration


  • Meet other members at I ❤ Plein Air, March 7
  • Mid Season potluck
  • Post paint out impromptu lunches
  • End of season potluck and debrief
2020 Membership Fee: $65 per person
Students with identification cards and current enrollment: $35

To become a member, please complete the 2020 Application Form.