Friday, February 29, 2008

4th Annual PAPC Show Information

April 3-13 @ Palette & Chisel Gallery, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago 60610 10-6 daily, 11-3 weekends (GALLERY SITTERS NEEDED FOR THE WEEKENDS)


ELIGIBLE: Paintings done on PAPC Saturday paint-outs, AND larger paintings done in the studio from on-site studies. (It would be fun to show both!)

ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 3 paintings. Make checks payable to Palette & Chisel, and write PAPC on check memo line and on envelope bottom left and mail check to the P&C. Money will be used for 3000 cards; bulk mailing to 2000 person P&C invitation list: beverages and minimal food for reception. MEMBERS BRING ADDITIONAL FOOD.

DROP OFF: Bring wrapped and labeled paintings on March 31 and April 1 to the P&C office. Do not leave unsecured in gallery or hallway. INCLUDE A RESUME AND/OR BIO IN YOUR ENTRY PACKAGE FOR USE IN A GALLERY BOOK. CLIENTS WANT THIS INFORMATION!!!!! Paintings without labels or wires for hanging will not be installed! No metal frames unless you are submitting watercolor or pastel paintings.

INSTALLATION: Wednesday April 2 starting at 2 PM. Volunteers needed to help.
DEINSTALLATION AND PICK UP: Monday April 14 and Tuesday April 15.

MEMBERS GOING TO CHINA: can bring wrapped and labeled paintings to the P&C from March 24-28. Unsold work will be held until you return!

CASHIER ASSISTANCE NEEDED to Put up red dots and collect buyer information and $.
RECEPTION ASSISTANCE NEEDED: Set up food, open beverages, and clean up after reception.

REMEMBER: 2 PAPC saturday morning paint-outs (on April 5 and April 12) in the area surrounding the P&C, to paint and hand out flyers inviting people in to see the show. One of our members will have to paint inside the building and gallery sit at the same time!

REMEMBER ALSO: The Palette & Chisel Open House is Saturday April 12!!! from 10 am to 4 PM. There will be LOTS of opportunities to SELL YOUR WORK, SO PUT OUT YOUR BEST STUFF!!!

Thanks to Jim Hajicek for the gorgeous invitation card and to Stephanie for the printer info. We have cards for YOU to mail to your clients! Pick them up at the P&C weekdays or contact Nancy Albrecht to arrange to get them.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

March 1 Lakeview

Saturday's outing will be to the Lakeview area, meeting at Uncommon Ground, a great coffee shop at 3800 N. Clark. It is supposed to be relatively nice on Saturday, but the coffee shop will provide good shelter if the hands get cold.


Meet at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark

Mapquest directions here.


Saturday, March 1, 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

February 26 Special: Art Institute UPDATE: POSTPONED/CANCELLED

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Chicago Tonight has had to cancel on filming us for February 26. No new date has been set, but we are told that the show is still very interested in doing a story. Stay tuned for more details.

We are having a special outing on February 26, also at the Art Institute, so that Channel 11 can shoot our group for a piece they are doing on the PAPC. Right now the plan is for the crew to shoot us when we are setting up to paint around 12:30 and then mostly after about 1:30. We'll meet at the front steps of the Art Institute around 12:15 and go from there.

This is an awesome opportunity for publicity in advance of our Fourth Annual Show that opens on April 4. Beck Anstee has been the moving force behind this--she deserves a huge round of thanks for coming up with the idea and following through with it. Let's have a good turn out for Channel 11 and show them how plein air is done the Chicago way.

This is about as much detail as I currently have. Stay tuned for more.

February 23 Art Institute

The Art Institute currently has two amazing shows on display: Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer. This Saturday you can kill two birds with one stone: paint in the morning and see the exhibitions afterwards. Let's meet at the Art Institute steps on Saturday at 8:30.

Mapquest directions are here.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fourth Annual PAPC Show: April 4 to April 13

The PAPC's Fourth Annual Show will be held at the Palette and Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, from April 4 through April 13, 2008. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 4. More details will follow.

Come on out and get some paintings with us, meeting every Saturday throughout the year, rain or shine. Paintings in the show will have been done with the Saturday morning group on one of our outings. In the past we have also hung pieces that were scaled up in the studio from smaller field studies that were done with the PAPC; this is under consideration again for this year.

So get out now while the getting is good--there aren't that many Saturdays between now and April 4.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

February 16 Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg

Spring Valley Nature Center is in Schaumburg, part of the Schaumburg Park District. There is a nature preserve and a "heritage farm" on the same property--Volkening Farm. The farm buildings will be closed on Saturday but the Nature Center opens at 9 a.m. We'll meet at the Nature Center (where there will be warmth) and fan out from there. The map above shows the layout of the area, although it's oriented with north toward the bottom of the page for some reason.

Let's hope for great snow scenes.

For directions, go here and scroll to bottom of the page. There is a link for directions. Mapquest directions are here.


Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg


Saturday, February 16, 2008
8:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

February 9 Union Station

This Saturday, meet in the great hall of Union Station. The great hall is on the west side of Canal Street, in the old part of the station, which lies between Adams and Jackson. Because this is the first time we've gone to Union Station, let's make sure to clean up after ourselves and be respectful of the station management's needs. I don't expect any problems with our group, but just be careful.

Directions are here.


8:30 a.m.

Great Hall shown above.

Stay Tuned: Working On Approval For Union Station

Please come back later today to see where we are going on Saturday. I have several calls in to the management office for Union Station to make sure we can paint and sketch there without hassles this weekend. Sorry for the late posting, but I don't want to designate Union Station as the place only to have us be told to leave.

Cross your fingers!

Monday, February 04, 2008

February 6 James Hajicek: Recent Paintings

Jim Hajicek is going to be having a show of his paintings at Swirl Wine Bar, 111 W. Hubbard, Chicago. The opening reception is on Wednesday, February 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and the show is up until March 1.

Congratulations, Jim!

Directions to Swirl here.