A study of “Washed Up,” a framed original oil by Ronald Frontin, will be included in the silent art auction of the Jackson Memorial Library book fair Saturday, July 16.

Frontin was born in Camden and currently resides in South Thomaston. His works portray the hardy individuals who make their living from the fields, rivers, beaches and bays of Maine and convey respect for the grueling and absorbing tasks of outdoor life. They capture the particular light and mood of the Maine landscape.

Many other local artists have generously contributed outstanding pieces to this years’ art auction and art raffle. Included in both are paintings, sculpture, pottery, furniture, prints and fine photography. Those contributing this year include Robert Briggs, Ed Botkin, Charles DuBack, Kathleen Fox, Alicia Hammatt, Jan Lipson, George Pearlman, Charlene Vanderslice and James Zoller.

In addition to art, the silent auction will include service items such as catered dinners, landscaping consultations and a fly-fishing excursion on a 1940s Grand Lake Canoe. All art and silent auction items will be displayed at Jackson Memorial Library on Main Street/Route 131. The silent auction is underway and will continue until 2 p.m. July 16. Raffle tickets for art pieces and a wide variety of gift certificates are on sale now with the drawing beginning at noon on book fair day, which also will feature thousands of sorted books, home-baked goods, treasures and perennials.

For more information, call 372-8961 or visit JacksonMemorialLibrary.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.