Plein air Quick Draw, Paint-out, auctions
Camden — Camden Falls Gallery will host “Camden Plein Air,” the second annual plein air Paint-out and Wet Paint Auction to benefit the Camden Windjammer Festival, Camden Public Library and Penobscot Marine Museum. From Monday, Aug. 26, through Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day), more than 20 artists will gather to paint in and around the beautiful town of Camden.
This year’s participating artists include Camden Falls Gallery artists Bill Barton, Todd Bonita, Lee Boynton, Ian Bruce, Daniel Corey, Stephan Giannini, Aline Ordman, Judith Schuppien and Diane Scott. Joining them will be Tania Amazeen-Jones, Paul Bonneau, Allen Bunker, Beaman Cole, Alison Dibble, F. Michael Dorsey, Carol Douglas, Kathleen Galligan, Eric Glass, Alison Hill, Renee Lammers, Kirk McBride, Janet Sutherland and Michael Vermette.
On Saturday, Aug. 31, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a Quick Draw paint-out featuring several of the artists painting on the public landing and around the wharf. Paintings created during this time will be auctioned live on the public landing at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the Quick Draw will benefit the Camden Windjammer Festival.
After the week-long Paint-out, finished paintings will be available for viewing at Camden Falls Gallery and its website, camdenfallsgallery.com. Each piece will have a Buy It Now price for immediate sale. To purchase a painting prior to the auction at the Buy It Now price, contact the gallery at 470-7027 or email@example.com.
The live Wet Paint Auction will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Camden Amphitheatre, located off Atlantic Avenue behind the library. The public is invited for a preview reception there prior to the auction, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Local auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will conduct live bidding.
Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the gallery also will accept absentee bids via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Absentee bids must include the following information: name, address, home and cell phone numbers; email address’ name of artist, title of painting; maximum bid (does not include tax or shipping); and a valid credit card number. Absentee bidding will close at noon Friday, Sept. 6. Bids that exceed artists’ reserve minimum bids will be bid competitively at the live auction Sept. 7, and absentee bidders will be notified of the results by Sunday, Sept. 8.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or email@example.com.