Paint for Preservation 2022 – Call for Artists - Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

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Paint for Preservation 2022 – Call for Artists

CELT is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2022, the organization’s 15th annual juried Wet Paint Auction and one of Maine’s premier art auction events. Artist entries will be juried by Kelley Lehr and John Danos, owners of Greenhut Galleries and Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine.

The Wet Paint Auction will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Over three days on the weekend of the event (Friday July 15 through Sunday July 17), 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, with a portion of the proceeds shared with CELT to benefit its 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 the form below. The deadline for artists’ submissions is Friday, March 18, 2022.

Artist Prospectus

Artists: Artist entries will be juried by Kelley Lehr and John Danos, owners of Greenhut Galleries and Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine.

Medium: Open to all mediums. Artists working in watercolors and pastels may provide a mat; no frames are permitted.

Artwork Size: Minimum 16″ x 16″; 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 below.
    • Upload three (3) digital images of original plein-air paintings in any medium completed within the last two years
    • Samples must be of paintings that are at least 12”x12”
    • All images must be submitted in jpeg format at 72 dpi with the longest dimension being 1400 pixels.
    • File names for images should include both the artist’s name and the image’s title; e.g., Smith, Mary The Walkway.jpg
  • Entry fee of $30 due with application.
    • via PayPal using the Artists Entry Form or paypal@capelandtrust.org,
    • via credit card on our secure website, or
    • mail a check made payable to CELT, 330 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107.

Your application will not be considered complete unless Artist Entry Form and payment is received by the deadline of Friday, March 18, 2022.

Paint for Preservation Artist Entry Application

Step 1 of 3

  • Please enter exactly as you would like your name to appear in promotional materials.
  • Please enter so the juror may view other images of your work if needed.


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