Paint for Preservation 2018 - Call for Artists

  • February 28, 2018

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) has begun accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2018, the organization’s eleventh annual juried Wet Paint Auction and one of Maine’s premiere art auction events. Artist entries will be juried by Nancy Davidson, resident curator of the Maine Jewish Museum and former owner of Davidson & Daughters Contemporary Art.

The Wet Paint Auction will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018. During the weekend Friday June 29 through Sunday July 1, selected artists will paint en plein air at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty.  On Sunday, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception in Cape Elizabeth which 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 preserve local  conservation lands.

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 16, 2018.



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Patty Renaud

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
330 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth  ME  04107