March 24, 2018
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Raffle to support the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

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"Shore Bird" sculpture by Lise Becu.

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT), in conjunction with its sixth annual Paint for Preservation Wet Paint event on July 14, has begun selling raffle tickets for an original granite and bronze sculpture, courtesy of June LaCombe SCULPTURE. “Shore Bird” by Lise Becu is a sculpted beach stone measuring 19 inches high by 17 inches long by  8 inches wide and is valued at $4,500.

The sculpture is available for viewing at the CELT office, 330 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, or online at, where complete raffle rules are posted. Tickets for the raffle are $25 each or five for $100 and also are available at the CELT office or online. A maximum of 400 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held July 14, and the winner need not be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will support the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative to preserve local strategic conservation lands.

Lise Becu is a sculptor who lives in Tenant’s Harbor, and works with beach stones that she feels are quiet, still and grounding, discovering the image inside. Lise studied at the Ecole de Sculpture in Quebec with sculptor Pier Bourgeault. Lise was studio assistant for Sydney Simon at the Art Students League in New York and worked at the Atelier Sculpt in Montreal, Quebec.

She has participated in cultural exchanges for artists in Finland and France and was a featured artist at the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium in 2011. Lise has exhibited from 1989-2013 at June Lacombe SCULPTURE.

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust permanently conserves and provides stewardship for lands cherished by the community-from shore lands to marshes, from farmlands to woodlands-for the education, use and enjoyment of these and future generations.

Founded in 1985, the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has permanently protected 660 acres spanning 27 properties. CELT is a member of the Maine Farmland Trust, the Maine Land Trust Network, and the Land Trust Alliance. For more information, please visit or call (207) 767-6054.


Press contact:

Chris Franklin

Executive Director

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust