Paint for Preservation 2021 - Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

Paint for Preservation 2021

Featured Events

Thank you to everyone who participated in Paint for Preservation, watched our CELTebration, or just followed along through our emails and social media posts! As you know, this is our only fundraising event, and while we are greatly looking forward to returning to an in-person event we are incredibly thankful that we were able to have a successful celebration of art and conservation even in a mostly-online format.

All told, we raised slightly more than last year, even despite some unfortunate technical difficulties with the auction company. 50% of the proceeds will go to the artists with the remaining 50% generously donated to CELT. An additional thank you is due to all of our corporate sponsors and members of the inaugural host committee, whose contributions helped cover the costs of the event and made up for the lack of paid ticket sales compared to our usual event.

It is a testament to our membership and to our community that we have been able to carry on with our work – protecting new properties, stewarding our 844 acres, and teaching young and old about the natural world – in the face of a most challenging year. Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support.

With gratitude,

Cindy Krum
Executive Director, CELT

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Online Auction Open August 28, 8:00 am — August 29, 8:00 pm


Go to Auction Site (if already registered)

“Jordan Farm” by Bjorn Runquist Paint for Preservation 2020

For the 14th year, the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust continues its tradition of bringing award-winning plein air artists to Cape Elizabeth for a weekend of painting outdoor scenes followed by the online Paint for Preservation auction.

Thirty-one painters fanned out across Cape Elizabeth August 13-15, braving the heat and mosquitos to create stellar paintings to be sold at auction August 28-29. All artists donate a portion of art sales to CELT to support our land conservation, stewardship and education programs.

Participating Artists were selected by juror Ruth Greene McNally. Selected artists for 2021 include: Lyn Asselta, Olena Babak, Charles Fenner Ball, Catherine Breer, Ken DeWaard, Marsha H. Donahue, Mike Dorsey, Carol L. Douglas, Cooper Dragonette, Erin McGee Ferrell, Margaret Gerding, Frank Gregory, Lindsay Hancock, Alison Hill, Jill Hoy, Anne Ireland, Marguerite Lawler, Janet Ledoux, Nathaniel Meyer, James Mullen, Tessa O’Brien, John David O’Shaughnessy, Colin Page, Liz Prescott, Holly Ready, Kathleen Robbins, Bjorn Runquist, Matthew Russ, John Santoro, Janet Sutherland, and Graham Wood.

Read artist bios here.

Online Art Preview

This year we have a wonderful mix of painting styles showing a variety of subject matter from Cape Elizabeth’s special places!

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Art Showcase Live Viewing at Turkey Hill Farm 

We are offering a live viewing from 10-3 both Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29. To help maintain appropriate distancing, attendees may choose a 1-hour slot during the weekend to peruse the paintings in an outdoor setting at Turkey Hill Farm. We suggest a donation of $25 per person to help cover our event costs.

Sign up for your appointment here.

Online Auction and Mystery Box Sale

August 28, 8:00 am — August 29, 8:00 pm

All paintings will be auctioned online beginning 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28 through 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 29. The link to the auction website will be entered here on August 21. All artists donate a portion of sales to support CELT’s conservation programs. This is the land trust’s only fundraiser each year, and it is well known as one of the premier art sales in Maine.

You can also purchase the ever-popular Mystery Boxes containing smaller works by participating artists. The paintings are packaged in black boxes so people purchase them “sight unseen” – a true mystery! They are limited in quantity and always sell out quickly for only $250 — sign on to the auction site early so you don’t miss yours!

Click here to register to bid or buy Mystery Boxes.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Casco Bay Frames & Gallery

Eyecare Medical Group

Tammaro Landscaping

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth

Thank You to Our Host Committee

Greg and Impy Altznauer

Margaret Angell and Nate Fick

Priscilla Armstrong 

Bob and Linda Ayotte

Lynn Bailets and Kathy Crosson

Laura and Wyman Briggs

David Briman

Beth and Hugh Campbell

Anne Carney and David Wennberg

Chris and Mary Anne Cary

Julian and Maryellen Coles

Bob and Joan Daly

Claudia Dricot 

Mike and Denise Dubyak

Tom and Anne Gale

Lisa and Steve Gent

Amy Gilfenbaum 

Lisa Hallee and Eric Sharpe

Sarah Haskell

Jean C. Hayes 

Kathleen and Herb Janick

Nancy and Curt Kelly

Brigitte and Hal Kingsbury

Dennis and Jayne Leiner

William Luneburg 

Nancy and Jim Martin

Ray and Eva Maurice

Katherine and Timothy McDonald

Suzanne and Neil McGinn

Jan Molleur and Gary Bickford

Liz and Tom Murley

Bo Norris and Cathy Houlihan

Kap and Barbara Powers

Tim Robinson 

Maggie Roudsari 

Andy and Annie Stickney

Sue Sturtevant 

Michael and Alison Tumas

Megan and David Zug

And to Our Planning Committee!

Claudia Dricot, Chair
Linda Ayotte
Mary Anne Cary
Priscilla Harrison (in memoriam)
Nancy Kelly
Bill Luneburg
Katherine Lydon
Jan Molleur
Sue Sturtevant

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