Paint for Preservation 2017 – Call for Artists|Artist Prospectus


10th Annual Wet Paint Auction Benefit

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Artist Prospectus

Talented artists gather at Paint for Preservation 2016, Spurwink Farm, July 10, 2016.

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2017, our 10th annual juried Wet Paint Auction to be held on July 9, 2017. Juried artists will paint on site over a three-day period, from Friday July 7 to Sunday July 9, at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. The public is invited to watch participating artists work on location. Sunday afternoon, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned at a cocktail reception at home of Tilly Hagen on Breakwater Farm Road in Cape Elizabeth, overlooking Richmond Island.  Proceeds from the event benefit CELT’s conservation of the shorelands and marshes, farmlands and woodlands that provide scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and important wildlife habitat in Cape Elizabeth. In celebration of the 10th Annual Paint for Preservation, and with appreciation for the artists who make this event possible, CELT will not be charging an entry fee this year. Thank you!

Artists: Participation will be juried Kelley Lehr and John Danos, new owners of Greenhut Galleries, and gallery founder Peggy Greenhut Golden.

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

Artwork Size: Minimum 10″ x 10″; maximum 48″ x 48″


July 7 to 9, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm: Paint on location.

July 9, 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Artists deliver paintings with easels to the auction location.

4:00 – 6:00 pm: Cocktail reception. Artwork will be available for viewing.

6:00 – 7:30 pm: Wet Paint Auction

Benefit: Participating artists donate 50%, 75% or 100% of the selling price of the art to the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. Proceeds benefit CELT’s conservation programs.

Tickets: Participating artists receive a complimentary ticket to the evening event and may purchase one additional ticket at $25. Additional tickets are $60 in advance and $70 on July 9.

How to submit: Interested artists are invited to submit two images of original plein-air paintings in any medium for juried consideration to participate in Paint for Preservation 2017, which is a no-reserve auction. All entries must arrive by the deadline of Friday, March 24, 2017. Samples must be submitted as digital images via email. All images should be in jpeg format at 72 dpi with the longest dimension being 600 pixels. File names for images should include both the artist’s name and the image’s title. Submitting artists must complete the artist entry form and send it as an attachment to the email submission. Please include a three to five line biography with your submission form. This will be used for promotional purposes.

Please email your two images and the accompanying artist entry form to