The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2010, the organization’s third annual juried wet paint auction to be held Sunday, July 18.

On the day of the event, juried artists will paint on site at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. That evening, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned at a cocktail reception at Breakwater Farm in Cape Elizabeth. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative.

Interested artists are invited to submit two samples (slides or digital images on CD) of original paintings in any medium for juried consideration. They should be sent to CELT Paint for Preservation 2010 at Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, P.O. Box 265 ccb, Cape Elizabeth, ME  04107. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 9.

CELT’s Wet Paint Auction is open to all mediums. Artists working in watercolors and pastels may provide a mat; no frames are permitted. The minimum size of the artwork is 10 inches by 10 inches; maximum is 48-by-48.

For a full prospectus, send a self addressed stamped envelope or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to