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The Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
Plein Air Painters Chicago Year End Exhibit and Sale

Plein Air Painters Chicago Year End Exhibit and Sale

Exhibit and Sale
 10 Days in December. Opening reception, December 1st, 6pm-9pm at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago.

Description: The PAPC Annual Exhibit is the year-ending event and offers members an opportunity to exhibit the paintings they have done throughout the season. The opening reception invites patrons to purchase paintings and meet the artists and offers members a chance to socialize with their peers. 


·       Submission Deadline: November 27th via OnlineJuriedShows. Log in and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions.  

·       Image files must be jpg and under 4 mb. For help with your submissions, contact or 888-666-1351.

·       Plan on submitting up to 3 plein air paintings. At least TWO must be painted at a PAPC paint out location.  All paintings must be current, painted this year and plein air. You will also submit your bin art through OnlineJuriedShows (see below).

·       Size limits: total square inches of the 3 paintings, not including frame, cannot exceed 400 square inches.

·       Wired frames only; NO sawtooth hangers. Hanging committee WILL NOT fix frames. Frames that are not stable will not be hung. Stretched canvas paintings must be framed. 

·       Label the back of every painting with your name, title, price, contact info, especially text number in case there is a problem during hanging.

·       Drop off date: Sunday 11/26 to Tuesday 11/28 in Palette and Chisel dining room.  NO Exceptions! The $300 and Under Show is right before ours and you don’t want your work mixed up with those sales! All work is accepted unless ineligible, so plan to drop off your work Sunday 11/26 to Tuesday 11/28.

·       Pricing: Artists decide on their pricing but the exhibit minimum price for framed work is $250. The Palette will take 20% of all sales. There is no entry fee on OnlineJuriedShows.

·       ParticipationALL participating artists are required to volunteer to gallery sit or help with the opening reception. A volunteer sheet will be posted via our Facebook page the Monday before Thanksgiving. If you do not volunteer or show up for your slot, your paintings will not be hung or you will not be able to participate the following year. If we do not have gallery sitters, we cannot open the galleries and sell our work. If you have a problem with the volunteer time slots, contact Laurie Kennard at and she will find something for you.

·       New this year!  Bins will be set up in each gallery. Every participating artist will be able to have 5 plein air paintings, UNFRAMED, in the bins. We suggest you use protective clear plastic sleeves. Watercolors should be backed and in a sleeve. Bin art must be uploaded through OnlineJuriedShows. Minimum pricing for bin art is $125. 

·       Label paintings for the Bins with the title “Bin#1,” etc.

·       Purchase will be via the Palette’s QR code on the Palette’s Shopify site. 

NOTE: If you do not see your images during your review and on your receipt your entries were not uploaded. Contact or 888-666-1351 for assistance.

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