Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2019, the organization’s 12th annual juried Wet Paint Auction. Artist entries will be juried by Anne Zill, director emerita of University of New England Art Gallery and an independent art curator.

The Wet Paint Auction will be held on Sunday, June 30. Over three days on the weekend of the event (Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30), selected artists will paint en plein air (outdoors) at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. On Sunday afternoon, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception at a seaside home in Cape Elizabeth. Proceeds from the auction are shared with participating artists and benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places.

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 via email. The artist submission form and further instructions regarding submission requirements may be obtained at The deadline for artists’ submissions is Friday, March 22.