Camden Falls Gallery invites everyone to “Camden Plein Air,” its second annual plein air paint-out and wet paint auction to benefit the Camden Windjammer Festival, Camden Public Library, and Penobscot Marine Museum.

The live Wet Paint Auction will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Camden Amphitheatre on Atlantic Avenue, located behind Camden Public Library. There will be 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.

The gallery also is accepting absentee bids via email at Absentee bidding will close at noon Friday, Sept. 6. Bids that exceed artists’ reserve minimum bids will be bid competitively at the live auction Saturday; and absentee bidders will be notified of the results by Sunday, Sept. 8.

Thirty-five finished paintings of Camden, the harbor and surrounding area are available for viewing at Camden Falls Gallery and online at Each work has 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

Twenty-four artists took part in the paint-out, which ran from Aug. 26 through Labor Day. Participating artists include Camden Falls Gallery artists Bill Barton, Todd Bonita, Lee Boynton, Ian Bruce, Daniel Corey, Aline Ordman, Judith Schuppien, Mark Shasha, and Diane Scott, as well as guest painters Tania Amazeen-Jones, Allen Bunker, Beaman Cole, Teddi-Jann Covell, Alison Dibble, F. Michael Dorsey, Carol Douglas, Kathleen Galligan, Eric Glass, Judith Greulich, Alison Hill, Renee Lammers, Kirk McBride, Janet Sutherland, Michael Vermette, Diane Scott and Lee Boyton.

Camden Falls Gallery is located at 5 Public Landing and is open daily.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or