SACRAMENTO, CA, April 5, 2013 — KVIE Public Television announces the 32nd Annual KVIE Art Auction, and is calling for emerging and established artists to enter their work in the KVIE juried art competition.


Entry categories include: California’s Gold, Photography and Prints, Contemporary Classics, Representational, and Sculpture. Artists get the chance to win cash prizes, which include $500 for the Best of Show and $100 for the First Place in each art category. A juror’s award will be given to two artists as recognition for excellence in selected categories. The jurors, who represent some of the finest artists in our region, are Fred Gordon, Kim Squaglia, Martin Christian, Kim Scott, Pat Mahoney, and David Post.


Art can be entered in person on May 18 and 19 at the station (2030 W. El Camino Ave., Sacramento), or online from April 15 through June 14. A complete list of rules and an entry form can be found atwww.kvie.org/artauction. Only one piece per artist will be accepted. If an entry submitted online is not accepted, the artist may submit another piece. The televised auction will be held September 20 through 22, 2013.


All artists whose works are selected will receive two tickets to the Art Auction Preview Gala (a $100 value), on Monday, September 16, from 5:30 to 8:30PM and a complimentary one-year membership to KVIE. Accepted artists will also have access to web banners and materials to promote the auction and their participation. All accepted art will be juried into the televised auction and will be displayed at the Preview Gala.


The 32nd Annual KVIE Art Auction is locally underwritten by The Niello CompanyThe Sacramento Bee,Warren G. Bender Co., and Mansour’s Oriental Rug Gallery.




About KVIE Public Television: 
Broadcasting from California’s capital, KVIE Public Television helps everyone explore the world through television experiences in history, current events, drama, nature, and science. And for the natural-born explorer, KVIE serves as a trusted guide for children with the best educational programming. Established in 1959, KVIE serves more than 1.4 million households in the nation’s 20th largest television market. With one of the largest geographic signals in the country, KVIE can be viewed in 28 of California’s 58 counties. KVIE is one of the leading producers of public television programming in the country with series like America’s Heartland and ViewFinder. For more information, visit KVIE’s website at www.kvie.org.

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