(207) 832-7761
P.O. Box 1246
Waldoboro, ME 04572-1246

Waldoboro Paint the Town Committee reviews the 2008 event brochure. (l to r) Charlotte Henderson, Admin. Asst. for Medomak Valley Land Trust, Mark Biscoe, Secretary of the Waldoboro Lions Club, John Blamey, President of the Medomak Valley Community Foundation, Charlotte Davenhill, owner of Tidemark Gallery, Liz Petruska, Exec. Director of the Medomak Valley Land Trust. Missing from the photo is Jacqueline Fawcett, Waldoboro Public Library.

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April 30, 2008
Tidemark Gallery
902 Main Street
P. O. box 374
Waldoboro, Maine 04572
Contact: John Blamey, Paint the Town Committee Chair
Tel. 832-7761 email: jblamey@roadrunner.com

Waldoboro, Maine - The Tidemark Gallery, in partnership with local non-profit groups, invites artists to Paint the Town in Waldoboro Maine, on Saturday, August 16, 2008. This event is a day of painting, scenic beauty, and a celebration of art in the beautiful Medomak River valley of midcoast Maine.

The 3rd Annual Paint the Town in Waldoboro Maine Celebration provides artists with an opportunity to paint from unique and private vistas around the town of Waldoboro and then sell their paintings at a live auction that evening. A 25% share of the auction proceeds benefit the Medomak Valley Community Foundation, the Medomak Valley Land Trust, the Waldoboro Library, and the Waldoboro Lions Club.

Located in mid-coast Maine, on U.S. Route 1, Waldoboro provides artists with great vistas of the Medomak River, along with rolling hills, and historic buildings and homes.

Tidemark Gallery owner, Charlotte Davenhill stated, "We continue to be excited about hosting this event. It gives artists the chance to visit and paint from locations rarely open to the public, while also meeting the challenge of completing a plein air painting in a day. This year, we have expanded the number of artists to 45. This growth is the result of our tremendous success in 2007, with 37 artists selling over $16,000.00 in art."

Davenhill continued, "For the community, this event gives us the opportunity to host artists and share in their creative process. It is also a rare chance for experienced collectors, as well as those who have never purchased original art, to own an especially significant piece of fine art."

Davenhill closed by saying, "We invite artists from throughout New England to visit Waldoboro and share in a true community art event."

For more information, visit the Medomak Valley Community Foundation's website, http://themvcf.org, for event details, application, local amenities, and photos of the community. Or, contact event chair, John Blamey, at (207) 832-7761, or jblamey@roadrunner.com for an event brochure and application. The deadline for applications is August 13, 2008.