CELT is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2020, the organization’s 13th annual juried Wet Paint Auction and one of Maine’s premier art auction events. Artist entries will be juried by Ruth Greene-McNally, Curator of American Art from the Ogunquit Museum.
The Wet Paint Auction will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Over three days on the weekend of the event (Friday June 26 through Sunday June 28), selected artists will paint en plein air (outdoors) at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. On Sunday afternoon, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception in Cape Elizabeth. The action attracts about 400 people each year. Proceeds from the auction are shared with participating artists and benefit CELT’s conservation of the shore lands, marshes, farmlands and woodlands that provide scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and important wildlife habitat in Cape Elizabeth.
Interested artists are invited to submit three images of original plein-air paintings in any medium for juried consideration. Samples must be submitted as digital images via email – see below. The deadline for artists’ submissions is Friday, March 13, 2020.
Artists: Artist entries will be juried by Ruth Greene-McNally, Curator of American Art from the Ogunquit Museum.
Medium: Open to all mediums. Artists working in watercolors and pastels may provide a mat; no frames are permitted.
Artwork Size: Minimum 12″ x 12″; maximum 48″ x 48″
Benefit: Participating artists donate 50%, 75% or 100% of the selling price of the art to the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. This is a no-reserve auction. Proceeds benefit CELT’s conservation programs.
How to submit:
- Complete the Artist Entry Form and email to CELT along with three (3) digital images of original plein-air paintings. (See entry form for instructions.)
- Entry fee of $25 due with application.
Your application will not be considered complete unless Artist Entry Form and payment is received by the deadline of Friday March 13, 2020.