ELLSWORTH — The Frenchman Bay Conservancy will hold its first Annual Plein Air Art Event July 15 through July 31.
Artists will paint in a variety of preserve sites and the paintings will then be sold in a silent auction Aug. 2.
It is the goal of the conservancy for this event to broaden public awareness of the beauty of the lands that it holds in protection.
Application forms for up to 25 artists are available at the conservancy office at Tidal Falls in Hancock, Chapter Two in Corea, Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor, The Maine Grind and online at www.frenchmanbayconservancy.org.
The artist may paint in one day or return to the site on subsequent days as long as the work is done on location.
The preserve sites include Tidal Falls and Salt Pond in Hancock, Indian Point in Ellsworth and Baker Hill, Tucker Mountain and Little Tunk Pond, all in Sullivan.
The work must be finished and unframed for exhibition at the conservancy’s annual meeting at Tidal Falls Aug. 2.
For more information, go to www.frenchmanbayconservancy.org and look under “News,” or call 422-2328.