Call for Artists: Paint for Preservation 2019

  • March 15, 2019

CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE - The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) announced that it is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2019, the organization's twelfth annual juried Wet Paint Auction and one of Maine's premiere art auction events. Artist entries will be juried by Anne Zill, director emerita of the University of New England Art Gallery and an independent art curator.

The Wet Paint Auction will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Over three days on the weekend of the event (Friday June 28 through Sunday June 30), selected artists will paint en plein air (outdoors) at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth's natural beauty. On Sunday afternoon, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception at a stunning seaside home in Cape Elizabeth. The action attracts about 400 people each year. Proceeds from the auction are shared with participating artists and benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust's "Saving Cape's Great Places" initiative to conserve and care for local lands cherished by the community.

Interested artists are invited to submit three images of original plein-air paintings in any medium for juried consideration. Samples must be submitted as digital images via email. The artist submission form and further instructions regarding submission requirements may be obtained at

The deadline for artists' submissions is Friday, March 22, 2019.

Press contact:  Patty Renaud, 207-767-6054,


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Patty Renaud

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