Join us for a live event July 15-17, 2022!
The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is pleased to continue its tradition of bringing award-winning plein air artists to Cape Elizabeth for a weekend of painting its iconic land- and seascapes. The weekend culminates on Sunday, July 17 with a benefit auction, which will again be held at a live tented reception at a seaside location in town following two years of being held online. This is the land trust’s only fundraiser each year, and it is well known as one of the premier art sales in Maine.
Congratulations to the thirty-two artists selected to participate in the 15th Annual Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction! This year’s group of both familiar and new faces will be bringing their award-winning talents to Cape Elizabeth over the weekend of July 15-17.
Selected artists are:
Erin McGee Ferrell
John David O’Shaughnessy
Pamela Lang Redic
Emily Leonard Trenholm
Their work was juried by Kelley Lehr and John Danos, owners of Greenhut Galleries and Cove Street Arts in Portland. Samples will be posted here May 1.
All paintings must be made entirely outdoors, with no studio work allowed. All artists donate a portion of their art sales to benefit CELT’s land conservation, trail and habitat stewardship, and community education programs. The public is welcome to tour painting locations, meet the artists and watch them work. A list of locations will be made available in July. Tickets to the gala and auction will be on sale in June.
Says Claudia Dricot, chair of this year’s planning committee, and one of its founders, “We’re very glad to be planning a live event once again, and we’re confident that this stellar list of artists will create a lot of enthusiasm. We have a great mix of new artists and veterans joining this premier event, and the caliber of the artists is a huge part of its repeated success for CELT.”
Bill Luneburg, CELT board member, adds, “We also very much appreciate the businesses who continue to sponsor this event during this challenging business environment.” More sponsorship opportunities are still available – interested businesses should call the land trust at 207-767-6054.
Adds Luneburg, “We hope everyone comes out to see these incredible artists at work and participates in the auction on July 17 to show support for protecting the incredible natural areas around us.”
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Casco Bay Frames & Gallery
Eyecare Medical Group
Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth
Music by Cul de Sax brought to you by Tammaro Landscaping.
Breakfast for our artists brought to you by Bath Savings Institution