Paint for Preservation

Thanks for Another Wonderful Paint for Preservation!


Once again, CELT’s 11th Annual Paint for Preservation brought together the perfect combination of guests, artists, volunteers and sponsors for a wonderful summer evening on the coast of Cape Elizabeth to raise money for land conservation in our community.

Many thanks to our hosts, Jeanette and Mark Hagen, the talented artists who contribute 50% of their sales to CELT, juror Nancy Davidson who chose them, our many generous sponsors, chef Brett Cary of Chimney Rock Food Co. who supplied the delicious locally-sourced treats, and auctioneer extraordinaire Kaja Veilleux who kept our guests bidding high and often.  The event sold out, with over 400 guests joining in the fun on a hot Sunday evening made ever so much cooler by the on shore breezes. Congratulations to Cape-native artist Matt Russ whose painting won the coveted People’s Choice Award for his classic view of Richmond Island.

Check out our Photo Gallery for a taste of the evening – and plan to join us next year!


Thanks to our wonderful Artists…

Jacob Aguiar, Scarborough, ME; Charles Fenner Ball, Blue Hill, ME; Kevin Beers, Thomaston, ME; MJ Benson, South Portland, ME; Daniel Corey, Rockland, ME; Ken DeWaard, Hope, ME; Marsha H. Donahue, Millinocket, ME; Carol L. Douglas, Rockport, ME; Cooper Dragonette, Cape Elizabeth, ME; Erin McGee Ferrell, Falmouth, ME; Margaret Gerding, Kennebunkport, ME; Jill Hoy, Somerville, MA; Elizabeth Hoy, Brooklyn, NY; Anne Ireland, West Bath, ME; Marguerite Lawler, Portland, ME; Janet Ledoux, Biddeford, ME; Nathaniel Meyer, South Portland, ME; James Mullen, Portland, ME; John David O’Shaughnessy, Wells, ME; Colin Page, Camden, ME; Matthew Russ, Waterville, ME; John Santoro, Portland, ME; Caleb Stone, Rockport, MA; Janet Sutherland, Ipswich, MA; Judy Taylor, Seal Cove, ME; Charles Thompson, Saco, ME; Emily Trenholm, Brunswick, ME; Michael E. Vermette, Indian Island, ME; Michael Walek, York, ME; Graham Wood, Cape Elizabeth, ME.

Thanks to our generous Sponsors…

 People’s Choice Award Sponsors

Bath Savings

Ocean House Gallery & Frame

Event Sponsors

Brett Cary, Chimney Rock Catering
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries