2016-05-27 / Community

Wet paint auction will be July 1

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust announced that the 2016 Paint for Preservation 2016, its ninth annual Wet Paint Auction to benefit supporting local land preservation efforts, will be held Sunday, July 10.

Throughout the weekend preceding the event, participating artists may be observed painting en plein air at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. That evening, the newly created, unframed artwork will be auctioned live at a cocktail reception hosted by Mary Lou and Phineas Sprague at Spurwink Farm, a private Cape Elizabeth setting overlooking Spurwink Marsh and Higgins Beach.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative to permanently preserve local strategic conservation lands. Tickets to the event are limited and the event has sold out in past years. Paint for Preservation 2016 reservations are available at the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, 330 Ocean House Road, via email to katye@capelandtrust.org, online at www.capelandtrust.org/paint, or by calling 767-6054.

In announcing plans for the event, Cindy Krum, executive director of Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, highlighted the importance of the event’s new and returning corporate sponsors.

“We are very grateful to have the support of so many business partners who help us promote the wet paint auction. It is a signature event that celebrates the importance of conservation lands in the Cape,” she said.

Maine Home + Design is the event media sponsor. Auctioneering services will be provided by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Preservation sponsors include Ethos, Key Bank, and RM Davis. Conservation sponsors include Atlantic Parking Solutions, Inn by the Sea, Nappi Distributors, Town & Shore and Wright-Ryan Construction. Stewardship sponsors include Casco Bay Frames & Gallery, Eyecare Medical Group, Maine Limousine Service, Ocean House Gallery and Frames, ReVision Energy and Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth. Artist entries were juried by Elizabeth Moss, owner and director of Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth.

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