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PAPC, Plein Air Painters of Chicago
Summer in the City

PAPC’s Mid-Summer Virtual Art Exhibition & Sale

“Summer in the City”

June 5- July 5th, 2021

All registered members of the Plein Air Painters Chicago are invited to

participate in the PAPC’s Mid-Summer Virtual (On-line) Exhibition & Sale.


This is a new and expanded benefit which supports our commitment to optimize our member’s marketing presence by promoting on-line visibility and sales using


Submission Guidelines

Here are the elements of participation:

  • You must be a paid member of the PAPC. 
  • All paintings must be “plein air” or “plein air inspired” and reflect the unique attributes of the PAPC’s plein air tradition and brand. Due to the challenges of plein air painting during the past year some flexibility is warranted for this first virtual event of 2021. “Plein Air Inspired” includes paintings completed from onsite sketches or studies, or photographs taken by the artist only. Photos or references of any type from any other sources are not allowed as reference materials. This flexibility will not be allowed in subsequent shows.
  • No digital art. The original painting must be created using pigments. Each artist may submit up to 4 paintings. 
  • Participating artists are encouraged to choose and feature works painted with the group, and/or in the Chicago area .
  • Work need NOT be framed and should not be photographed with a frame. 
  • There are no size limitations for this show, artists must meet all the previous guidelines. 
  • Artists must complete the information required in the online submission platform by May 24 to participate through the following link
  • The image submitted will be used directly in the exhibit. Artists are responsible for the final quality of the image submitted to the site. 
  • PAPC members will actively promote this event through their own websites and social networks such as Facebook and Instagram.


Selling/Shipping your work:  

  • Artists must stipulate whether Artwork is available for purchase directly from the website at the time of entry.  
  • Signature required for selling work: will send out a contract via DocuSign that all artists with for sale piece which must be returned prior to the show go-live on June 5th.
  • Artists offering work for sale are responsible for packaging and shipping “sold” paintings with-in 7 business days of sale and should retain “Proof of Delivery” which may be required prior to compensation from Online Gallery Shows,  
  • Artwork sold online in this show should be shipped without a frame.
  • Include the cost of shipping in the total price of the artwork.  
  • Artists may not be compensated if delivery, or damage due to packaging occurs. 



  1. Artist Fees & Expenses
  • Entry fee of $20 per artist to be paid when you upload your entries to
  • Gallery Fee: will retain a 15% sale fee of all sold pieces which includes the 3% (Approx.) credit card or PayPal processing fee.
  • Payment Handling: will send individual checks to the artists who have sold work at the show within 7 working days of the show closing for $7.00 per artist fee.
  • Shipping costs: Artists are responsible for shipping and handling costs and should build that into the cost of the work for sale.  Ship prepaid -do not ship COD.



Note: PAPC is not responsible for compensation of participating artists in the event of loss or damage. No exceptions on any of these elements of participation.


Checklist: steps to prepare for the June 5 go live:

  1. Photograph/size your work 
  2. Capture meta-data for each piece (Size, Medium etc.)
  3. Price your work: Include estimated shipping costs and entry fees to calculate the sale price of your work when setting a price for intended sale. 
  4. Complete entry in the forms and submit paintings found at the links by May 24th at
  5. Begin and continue promoting the show using links and copy provided by PAPC and your own creative methods through your social networks by June 5 through July 5. 

 Helpful links: 


About the PAPC:

The Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) encourages the experience of painting the city of Chicago – the Lake, the skyline, the neighborhoods, the grit, and the grime, as well as the natural beauty. We paint on-site in the open air, on beautiful days and sometimes in extreme weather. We offer members opportunities to paint, critiques to improve their painting, educational events, exhibits to promote visibility and sales, and general camaraderie among painters. 


PAPC hosts a variety of paint outs, events and exhibits throughout the year. Members are invited to participate in painting competitions and exhibits at various locations throughout Chicago. The Plein Air Painters Chicago is about painting, improving our painting, making our paintings visible and available for sale, and camaraderie. We have come through allot together and are ready to celebrate our return to paint Chicago “en Plein Air”.


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