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Would you like to wrap up your 2012 summer by purchasing some beautiful, original artwork by a talented plein air painter, while benefitting a non-profit community event at the same time? Then Camden Falls Gallery invites you to join us on Sunday, September 2 at 1:30pm for a Plein Air Wet Paint Auction to benefit the Camden Windjammer Festival.

Taking place on Labor Day Weekend 2012, our First Annual Plein Air Wet Paint Auction coincides with the Camden Windjammer Festival, which draws thousands of visitors each year. During the festival, the fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners lined the waterfront. Events include a parade of sail, boat-building and nautical exhibitions, live music, dancing, and fireworks – any or all of which may serve as inspiration for the dozens of artists who will gather to paint in and around the harbor on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1.

Throughout the weekend, the participating artists will be bringing their finished work to the gallery, where it will be made available for viewing. By 11am on Sunday, all of the final artwork will be on display at Camden Falls Gallery on the Public Landing. The auction will take place on Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm at the gallery. Local auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will conduct live bidding, and sealed bids will also be accepted. Each painting will also have a “take-it-now” price determined by the individual artist, and a portion of each sale will be donated to the Camden Windjammer Festival.

Internationally-acclaimed marine painter Paul Garnett will be painting in Camden en plein air on Friday and Saturday, and has generously offered to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of his painting to the Camden Windjammer Festival. This is provided that the buyer allows him to retain the painting until it’s completely dry and can be fully documented and copyrighted by the artist.

Guy Corriero, who has been teaching and painting en plein air on Monhegan Island every summer for nearly 40 years, will not be able to attend the event this year but has generously donated an original 18” x 24” matted watercolor painting, Swim Beach, Monhegan Island (valued at $800), with 100% of the selling price also being donated to the Camden Windjammer Festival.

Other participating artists from Camden Falls Gallery will include: Todd Bonita, Daniel Corey, Monique Lazard, Janis Sanders, and Judith Schuppien.

The following artists will also be joining us for this eventTania Amazeen-Jones, Lauren Andreach, Paul Bonneau, Lee Boynton, Ian Bruce, Beaman Cole, Jan Dearborn, Alison Dibble, Kathleen Galligan, Stephan Giannini, Eric Glass, Roberta Goschke, Meridith Hicks, Alison Hill, Scott Moore, Colin Page, Stefan Pastuhov, Laurie Proctor, Tony vanHasselt, Cali Veilleux, and Michael Vermette.

Camden Falls Gallery invites you to join us as we celebrate Maine’s rich maritime and artistic heritage this Labor Day Weekend with these talented artists. Please come and support the Camden Windjammer Festival by bidding on one or more of your favorites in Sunday’s auction – and take home one of their latest masterpieces as a unique memento of the event!

View Available Paintings Here