DOAS 2019 Online Auction

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is hosting an online auction as a fundraiser to help support maintenance work at the DOAS Sanctuary & Hawkwatch on Franklin Mountain. We will be working on much-needed visitor welcome signage at the site this Spring.

The artwork featured below has been generously donated by member and long-time Board Director, Dr. Bob Donnelly.

Please note that if our reserve price is not met by the conclusion of the online auction at Noon (12pm) on Sunday, June 2, 2019, we will close the auction without a winner until a later date. (Our reserve price is not published, but is an amount set by our Board of Directors.)

You can place your bid without registration or payment information, but you must include your email address. You will be notified by email if you have been outbid on the item so that you have the opportunity to increase your bid amount. Opening bid begins at $200 with new bid amounts in minimum $20 increments.

If you do not feel comfortable bidding online, you can designate a proxy to bid on your behalf. This can be a person of your choosing or you can send a signed letter to DOAS with your instructions and maximum bid amount and one of our board members will bid on your behalf in the required increments with the total not to exceed your maximum bid.

For the winning bidder – payments can be made by Check or Money Order, or by Credit Card (via PayPal) . We will send details on those options to the winning bidder at the end of the auction.

Additional images can be found below.

You can contact us at:

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
PO Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815 •

Magnolia Warblers on Spruce - Original Watercolor by Dave Kiehm

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This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, original watercolor painting of Magnolia Warblers on a Spruce Tree, by award-winning Cooperstown area artist, Dave Kiehm.

The dimensions are roughly 17.5” x 11” and it has a double layer of white matting, with a cherry wood frame.  Dimensions with the frame are are 25 3/8” x 19 1/2”. The watercolor painting depicts a pair of Magnolia Warblers on a branch of a spruce tree.  

(Click on image above for larger view - additional photos are pending.)

About the Artist

Dave’s realistic painting style comes from a lifetime of observing nature first hand. His love of all things wild translate into evocative images meticulously rendered to capture the intricacies of the animals and their world.

Dave has been honored with awards nationally and internationally including the prestigious award: “BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year”.  The Judges said about the painting, ‘Foundation Wall’: “This painting stood out in a competitive category because of its lovely composition, exquisite detail and excellent depiction of light.”

Dave has traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe to observe wildlife and wild places for subjects for his paintings. These paintings have been shown at Marwell International  Wildlife Society, UK, Roger Tory Peterson Institute Museum,  The Houston Museum of Natural History, The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, and The Nature in Art Gallery and Museum, UK, to name a few.

Dave lives and works in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York with his family, including his golden retriever, Maggie.

Find more of his work at his website at

Going for $520.00

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  • Ending Date - 02nd Jun 2019 14:35:03
  • Ships to - Continental United States
  • Location - Oneonta, New York

Auction closed

Current bids
  1. Julia Gregory bid $520.00 on 2019-05-17 22:15:37
  2. Kathryn Davino bid $500.00 on 2019-05-09 11:53:58 [auto]
  3. Kathryn Davino bid $500.00 on 2019-05-09 11:53:58
  4. Kathryn Davino bid $240.00 on 2019-05-09 11:52:26
  5. Susan O'Handley bid $200.00 on 2019-04-03 09:52:39
Payment Details

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Cheque or postal order Address will be provided to the auction winner.