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The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
PAPC at Artful Framer Gallery 2023

PAPC at Artful Framer Studios 2023 

2938 N Clark Street, Chicago 60657


PAPC has the opportunity for three exhibits at the Artful Framer Studios in Chicago. These will be curated shows, and each will run for three weeks. This is a great opportunity to get your work seen!


The first exhibit will be PAPC Works on Paper. This is for watercolor and pastel artists only. The opening reception is on August 25th at Artful Framer; drop off date is August 23rd.


See below for deadlines for all shows.


Submissions are via Online Juried Shows. Log in and click Enter This Show to being your entries. Images must be jpg and under 4 mb. For best results, images should be 1920 pixels on the longest side (min 800) and 72 dpi. If you need assistance with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351.


Participation and Submission Guidelines 


You must be a paid member of the PAPC.


You can only be in one of the three shows.


Entry fee is $35.


You may submit up to 5 paintings. Not all or any may be chosen. This is a curated show, but we hope to represent all participants.


Bios should be added to your OnlineJuriedShows Artist Profile and will be printed for the show. To add your bio, click on Your Artist Profile and then Bio/Statement/Password. Select your bio (PDF or Word Document) from your computer and upload. Click the Download button to confirm the file was uploaded. Please keep your bio file names short and special character free. If you have any trouble, contact or 888-666-1351.


You will be notified no later than 2 days before drop off date which paintings have been accepted.


All paintings must be painted plein air. No digital art. No prints or giclee.


Artful Framer will take 20% commission.


Minimum price for artwork is $175


Participating artists are encouraged to choose works painted 2022 or 2023 with the group in the Chicago area.


All work must be framed with stability and wired with no sawtooth hangers, tape, staples or screws. No cheesy frames!


Artists are responsible for the final quality of photo images used in submissions. Work photographed with a frame will not be accepted. In submitting a photograph, the artist understands that the image of accepted work may be used for promotion of the related show.


In agreeing to participate in this show, each artist is expected to actively promote the related events. This includes widely sharing invitations and announcements through your own Facebook page, Instagram account, and other social media. We expect that you will extend invitations widely to your network of patrons and friends, and other networks such as church and other interest groups.


Exhibit deadlines:

Works on Paper, deadline for submission to Online Juried Shows, August 19th; drop off paintings at Artful Framer August 23rd; opening August 25th


September Show, deadline for submissions Sept. 18th; drop off paintings at Artful Framer September 20th; opening September 29th


October Show, deadline for submissions Sept. 18th; drop off paintings at Artful Framer October 18th; opening October 20th.



Artful Framer Studios: A lifelong art lover, graphic designer, and framer with nearly 10 years of experience, Hope Dye is the owner of Artful Framer Studios located at 2938 N. Clark St. in Lakeview East, Chicago.


With a degree in Business and a minor in art, Hope’s professional career started in graphic design for a publishing company. She was introduced to framing when she worked part-time in a family friend’s business. Hope quickly realized that she had a passion for framing and started thinking about someday opening her own framing studio.


Artful Framer Studios (formerly/partially known as Art de Triumph) was established by Nancie King Mertz in 2000. Hope began working for Nancie in 2019. When Nancie and her husband decided to move out of the city, Hope realized she had an opportunity to do what she most loved doing and decided to buy the studio in 2022. 


With a year of business ownership under her belt, Hope’s dream is to make Artful Framer Studios more than a frame shop, but a place of community for local artists.  



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