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.

The group Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) enjoyed its 20th Anniversary recently with a paint-out they call “I Heart Plein Air.”

“It was a great success all around,” said PAPC member artist Cynthia Dybsky. “The day started with 4 of the founders doing two-hour demos in the park across from the Newberry Library. The attendees then broke off to set up their easels and apply this fresh inspiration to canvas for a two-hour quick paint.

“The afternoon was spent in the Newberry Library with some audio-visual presentations and lectures. It closed with a great panel discussion.

“We were so fortunate to have these seasoned, award-winning artists who were willing to share their expertise: Scott Talman Powers, Christina Body, Errol Jacobson, and Tom Trausch.”

Plein Air Painters Chicago
PAPC offers members opportunities to paint, critiques to improve their painting, educational events, exhibits to promote visibility and sales, and general camaraderie among painters.

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