Over 100 Sacramento Artists Chosen to Show in KVIE Art Auction 

KVIE to Broadcast Award-Winning Art 9/20-9/22 

Celebrating KVIE Public Television’s thirty-two years of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians, the 2013 KVIE Art Auction will showcase over 250 works of art by emerging, well-known, and world-renown Northern California artists. KVIE’s art curator, D Neath, today announced that over 100 Sacramento artists who submitted their art to the annual juried competition were chosen to be included in KVIE’s Art Auction collection.

The pieces submitted by Sacramento artists that received award recognition are: Mariellen Layne’s “Fire and Water” (juror award winner, sculpture category; airs 9/22 approx. 7:30pm); John Titus  Krempel’s “Windows on the Night” (juror award, contemporary classics category; airs 9/22 approx. 8pm); Anthony  Montanino’s “Spring Shadows” (juror award, California’s Gold category; airs 9/21 approx. 7:30pm); Jon Espegren’s “To the Stars” (juror award, figurative category; airs 9/21 approx. 12:30pm); Julie Diane’s “Watercolor Grapefruit Bowl” (curator award, which category; airs 9/21 approx. 1pm); Bob  Androvich’s “GirlsGirlsGirls” (juror award, contemporary classics category; airs 9/20, approx. 9:30pm); Tim Collom’s “A Day at the Beach,” (juror award, contemporary classics; airs 9/22 approx. 8pm).

In addition to the juried art, the auction will also include works by master artists Eric Dahlin, Gary Pruner, Gregory Kondos, Kurt Fishback, Larry Welden, Mel Ramos, Sandy Delehanty, and Victoria Brooks.

Each artist’s work will be showcased in a live 3-day auction broadcast on KVIE (ch. 6, check local listings) that starts Friday, September 20 from 8pm to 11pm and continues Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 from noon to 10pm.

“This year’s winning artworks were chosen through an extensive, in-person jury process from almost 600 total entries,” said Neath. “The jurors did a beautiful job narrowing the collection and selecting the final award-winning works of art. When viewers tune-in, they will agree the art is an outstanding reflection of the talent in our region.”

A complete list of artists juried into the collection is online at kvie.org/artauction. Images and information on every piece of art up-for-bid (including air dates and times) will launch in September.

This year’s auction is sponsored by Wells Fargo, The Niello Company, Mansour’s Oriental Rug Gallery,  The Sacramento Bee, and  Warren G. Bender Co. Proceeds from the event and auction help support KVIE local productions and community outreach services.

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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