Today, Sept. 4, is the last day to submit a bid for the evocative painting above by Carolyn Caldwell.
Or for this one:
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Island Heritage Trust, which conserves Deer Isle’s scenic open space.
The paintings are part of Carolyn’s ‘Lobsterville’ series, and they’re the last two available of several dozen variations that celebrate the essence of a Downeast Maine fishing harbor.
You’ve probably noticed them while walking by The Island Agency on Main Street in Stonington.
Carolyn explained why she’s donating the proceeds from the Lobsterville paintings to the Island Heritage Trust:
“While I lived on the island year round for nearly 16 years, the places that Island Heritage Trust helps preserve were the places I walked, kayaked, and painted: Holt Mill Pond, Mariners Memorial Park, Scott’s Landing, Barred Island. They were for me a refuge, grounding me and feeding my soul (and sometimes my body with the wild berries I found). I have moved back to Montana but these paintings need to stay in Maine. I want Island Heritage Trust to benefit from their sales so that IHT can keep preserving beautiful places we can all enjoy. 50% of the sales prices will be donated to Island Heritage Trust.”
To place a bid, please call 207-348-2455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can visit the Island Heritage Trust’s booth at the Stonington Farmers Market on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon.
(See more of Carolyn Caldwell’s paintings here.