A few years ago four professional plein-air painters from the Boothbay region were at an opening. (Corinne McIntyre, Roger Milinowski and Ron and Monique Parry). Ron said, "Since we all usually paint by ourselves why don't we go out every Wednesday and paint together". And so the "Plein Air Painters of Maine" was born. What started out with just four of us now has ten Chapters with over 600 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 20 people painting. In the winter there may only be two or three hearty folk. But the interest has never subsided. The comraderie, exchange of ideas and just plain fellowship with other painters is so rewarding.

The Boothbay Region, in fact, all of Maine, has a wealth of subject matter to paint. The sea, the coastal rocks, endless skies, seabirds, lobster boats, docks, fish houses...etc. It is so beautiful. A painters paradise.

Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact either Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.


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Sunday, February 10, 2019



A Call for Artists press release was recently issued by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust in support of its 12th Annual Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction on June 30, 2019. 

"We are seeking plein air artists working in all mediums and from all areas to participate in this premier event."

Artist entries will be juried by Anne Zill, director emerita of the University of New England Art Gallery and an independent art curator.

This year, artists will have the opportunity to paint on location in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, over a three-day period from Friday June 28 through Sunday June 30, preceding the wet paint auction.  On Sunday, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned live at a festive cocktail reception held at a stunning seaside home in Cape Elizabeth. The auction regularly attracts 400 or more guests.

We hope that you will share this information with any plein air artists you work with, and list it in any advertising vehicles you may use. You may visit CELT’s website for further details and entry instructions.  www.capelandtrust.org  

Note that submissions are due by midnight on Friday, March 22, 2019. 

We look forward to receiving entries from a wide array of artists.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Claudia Dricot

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