Paint for Preservation

Paint for Preservation June 30, 2019!

Charles Fenner Ball, “Town Farm Sky Light”, Paint for Preservation 2018


12th Annual Paint for Preservation Sunday, June 30

It’s coming – CELT’s largest event and fundraiser for the past 11 years! Mark your calendar and plan to join us for Paint for Preservation 2019, CELT’s 12th Annual Wet Paint Auction. We’re very grateful that the Holden family has agreed to share their beautiful home as our hosts on Sunday, June 30. 

During the weekend of June 28-30, thirty (30) artists will paint outdoors at designated public and private sites chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. Artists are juried, and the selected artists donate a portion of the art sales to benefit CELT’s work to conserve local conservation lands. On Sunday, the newly painted artwork is auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception that attracts more than 400 people each year.

Between 60-70 volunteers contribute to making this event a success. Claudia Dricot, one of the event’s founders, is chairing the planning committee, which has already begun meeting each month. There’s a lot to do! Everyone can help out in one way or another — if you’d like to join in the planning or help on the days of the event, please email

Check out the Photo Gallery from 2018 for a taste of last year’s event – and plan to join us this year!

Artists Selected!

After a very competitive jury process, 30 accomplished artists have been selected to participate. Click here for the list of artists and samples of their paintings.

Thanks to our generous Sponsors this year…




EVENT SPONSOR            





Brett Cary, Chimney Rock Food Co.







Casco Bay Frames & Gallery The Marc Gup Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Realty ♦ Huffard House Design Knickerbocker Group  Maine Limousine Service ♦ Two Lights Dental  Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth


Beverages Generously Donated by

Geary Brewing Co. and Lone Pine Brewing Co.