Thirty award-winning artists are scouting out their outdoor painting locations in anticipation of Paint for Preservation 2018 in Cape Elizabeth set for June 29 through July 1.

The artists will spread out across Cape Elizabeth to paint the iconic landscapes. Their creations will then be auctioned off — some while still “wet” — on Sunday, July 1, during an outdoor gala to benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. The tented reception will be held at an oceanside home with views of Richmond Island beginning at 4 p.m.

More than 70 volunteers from around town will bring the benefit to life. Many well-known, local artists are selected by the jury each year along with artists from all across Maine and several other states.

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

Members of the community flock to watch the artists at work throughout the weekend. The land trust will provide a map of the locations where artists will be painting so those interested can pick up a map, tour the locations and watch the pieces take shape. The free map will be available at locations around Cape Elizabeth and surrounding communities.

For tickets or more information, visit or call 767-6054.

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