The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2018, the organization’s 11th annual juried Wet Paint Auction. Artist entries will be juried by Nancy Davidson, resident curator of the Maine Jewish Museum and former owner of Davidson & Daughters Contemporary Art.

The Wet Paint Auction will be held Sunday, July 1. During the weekend of the event, selected artists will paint en plein air at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. This year, artists will have the opportunity to paint on location over a three-day period from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1, preceding the auction. On Sunday, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception in Cape Elizabeth, which attracts about 400 people each year. Proceeds from the auction are shared with participating artists and benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative to preserve local strategic conservation lands.

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 by Friday, March 16. The artist submission form and further instructions can be found online at

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