Paint for Preservation - Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

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Join us for a live event July 15-17, 2022!

Spurwink River by Cooper Dragonete, Paint for Preservation 2021

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:

Joshua Adam

Lyn Asselta

Olena Babak

Todd Bezold

Ken DeWaard

Cooper Dragonette

Erin McGee Ferrell

Margaret Gerding

Frank Gregory

Lindsay Hancock

Alison Hill

Jill Hoy

Tina Ingraham

Anne Ireland

Dustan Knight

Marguerite Lawler

Leo Mancini-Hresko

Sharon McGauley

Matthew Meyer

Nathaniel Meyer

John David O’Shaughnessy

Colin Page

Holly Ready

Pamela Lang Redic

Kathleen Robbins

Bjorn Runquist

Matthew Russ

Janet Sutherland

Emily Leonard Trenholm

Michael Walek

Russel Whitten

Graham Wood. 

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!

Media Sponsor

Preservation Sponsors

Conservation Sponsors

Stewardship Sponsors

Casco Bay Frames & Gallery

Eyecare Medical Group

Huffard House

Knickerbocker Group

Maine Limousine

ReMAX Oceanside

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth

Other Sponsors

Music by Cul de Sax brought to you by Tammaro Landscaping.

Breakfast for our artists brought to you by Bath Savings Institution

More sponsorship opportunities are still available – interested businesses should call the land trust at 207-767-6054. 

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