An unframed giclée print of “Dead at 91” from artist Ronald Frontin is up for bid in the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Auction. The print of Frontin’s tribute to Andrew Wyeth has been donated through the generosity of the Midcoast artist and agent Bob Bird.

The print is open for both online bidding, open through Monday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m.; and bidding at the live auction Friday, Oct. 14 at the Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin St. The print image is 27and 3/8-inches high by 20 and 1/8 inch wide.

Frontin is a contemporary Maine painter who continues the American realist tradition of Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins with his fastidiously rendered figural images set on the coast and in the countryside. His subjects include the hardworking fisherman and farmers of Maine and his family and friends. Frontin was born in Camden in 1962 and currently resides in South Thomaston. He only lived out of his home state briefly, while attending the Philadelphia College of Art and while apprenticing in Andalusia, Pa., with the noted realist painter Nelson Shanks. He has recently been working on new body of work that will be seen soon in an upcoming show titled “Fun and Games.”

At the live event, there will be auction items, cash raffle prizes, a 50/50 cash raffle, raffle items, cash bar and a concession stand. Bruce and Becky Gamage will be the auctioneer team. There also will be a $500 Elimination Drawing. The featured item this year at the auction is a FISHER HT Series snowplow from Fisher Engineering.

The auction website is The live auction items are clearly identified on the website and absentee bidding will be available for those that cannot attend the live event. Items up for bid include business services, artwork, unique experiences, travel, lodging packages, dining, recreational activities, gift baskets, train rides, boat trips, festival tickets, landscaping supplies and more.

Money raised by the auction will go towards supporting the many community and business initiatives of the chamber in making the area a great place to live and do business.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to