Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2022, the organization’s 15th annual juried wet paint auction. Artist entries will be juried by Kelley Lehr and John Danos, owners of Greenhut Galleries and Cove Street Arts in Portland.

Cooper Dragonette paints Spurwink River during Paint for Preservation 2021. Bob Harrison courtesy photo

During a three-day on the weekend of July 15-17, selected artists will paint en plein air (outdoors) at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. On Sunday, July 17, the newly-painted artwork will be auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception in Cape Elizabeth. Should the need arise due to COVID restrictions, an online event may be scheduled for Sunday, July 31.

Participating artists share a portion of their proceeds to benefit the land trust’s conservation of the shore lands, marshes, farmlands and woodlands that provide recreational opportunities and important wildlife habitat in Cape Elizabeth.

Lyn Asselta paints Kettle Cove during last year’s Paint for Preservation. Bob Harrison courtesy photo

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. The artist submission form and further instructions regarding requirements may be obtained at

The deadline for artists’ submissions is Friday, March 18.

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