Brush with Nature Returns in Summer 2022

Brush with Nature: Plein Air Event and Art Auction 2022

Maine Audubon is pleased to announce the return of Brush with Nature: Plein Air Event and Art Auction. We are inviting plein air painters to be inspired by nature at our sanctuaries and create art outdoors to engage visitors in the artistic process. The paintings will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting Maine Audubon’s education, conservation, and advocacy programs.  The juror for 2022 will be Christian Adame, Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Community Collaboration at the Portland Museum of Art.Applications will open Tuesday, March 8 and must be submitted by Monday, April 25.

Juried artists will paint at one of the eight Maine Audubon sanctuaries from Saturday, August 20 through Tuesday, September 6, 2022. We require artists to be present on either Saturday, August 27 or  Sunday, August 28 when the public is invited to watch participating artists work, visit the sanctuaries, and be inspired to create on their own. To learn about these sanctuaries, visit:

The auction is scheduled to take place in person on September 29, 2022. Online and in-person previews will be available in the week prior at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth.

Read about Brush with Nature 2021 here.