News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Compass, August 21, 2014
Auction to benefit Deer Isle Artists Association

The public is invited to place silent bids for a painting by David Kofton, who has donated this work for the benefit of the Artists Helping Artists fund of the Deer Isle Artists Association. The DIAA, a nonprofit organization of professional, emerging and student artists, recognizes that artists in the Deer Isle and Blue Hill peninsula areas may experience difficult times during which financial support can be beneficial, according to a news release.

The painting, “Crow’s Stormy Dawn,” is oil on Masonite. The image is 16 inches high by 34 inches wide and is framed. The work can be seen at and bids can be placed at the DIAA Gallery at 15 Main Street in Deer Isle village. Bids will be accepted until October 5. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until September 18. Starting September 19, the hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bidders need not be here; the painting can be shipped to the highest bidder.

Kofton is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Art in Boston. He has exhibited widely and his work is in many collections. He is opening a new studio at his home on North Deer Isle Road in Deer Isle.

Bids for the painting can be placed over the phone. Call the gallery at 348-2330 to bid or to verify hours.