2013-07-26 / Community

Trust celebrates success of Paint for Preservation

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust announced the results of its sixth annual Paint for Preservation event, which included a wet paint auction and raffle. Chris Franklin, the trust’s executive director, said the event raised nearly $60,000 in net income to support the organization’s mission. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative.

Thirty-one selected artists participated in this year’s wet paint auction juried by Jean Maginnis and Wes LaFountain, founders of the Maine Center for Creativity, who selected the group of artists from a competitive field. During the day, the public was welcome to view the artists painting at both public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. That evening, guests participated in a seaside cocktail reception hosted by Philip and Julie Gordon at Ram Island Farm.

This year’s raffle item, courtesy of June LaCombe, was an original granite and bronze sculpture, “Shore Bird,” by Maine artist, Lise Becu.

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