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For thirty-one years, KVIE Public Television has created an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians throught its annual art auction as well as original KVIE documentaries and national programs on the arts. Today, the station is pleased to announce its call for emerging and established artists to enter their work into the 2012 KVIE Art Auction juried art competition. Artists get the chance to win a cash award for their artwork, which includes $500 for the Best of Show or $100 for a First Place award in each category. A Juror’s Award will be given to two artists as recognition for excellence in selected categories. The entry categories are: California's Gold, Photography and Prints, Contemporary Classics, Representational, and Sculpture. The jurors, who represent some of the finest artists in our region, are Matt Bult, Gregory Kondos, Liv Moe, Annie Murphy-Robinson, Avery Palmer, Gary Pruner, and Russ Solomon. And, there is no entry fee.
Online Submission: Artists may submit their art online at kvie.org/artauction, through June 16, 2012. Artists using online submission will be notified via email within two weeks if their works are accepted. Accepted works become the property of KVIE and will not be returned.
In-Person Submission: Artists who prefer to submit their work in person may do so on June 15 or 16, 2012 from Noon to 5pm at KVIE Studios (2030 W. El Camino Ave., Sacramento). In-person submissions will be accepted or declined for jurying on the spot. Artists may bring a second item in the event the first submission is declined.
All accepted art will be juried into either the live, televised auction broadcast on channel 6 September 28, 29, 30, 2012 or its companion online auction running September 24 - 30, 2012. All accepted art will be displayed at the public Preview Gala held on Monday, September 24.
Art donations and auction proceeds help KVIE in its mission to bring new ideas and adventures to everyone in our region while showcasing works of great local artists.
The Preview Gala is presented in partnership with the Amador Vintners Association. The 2012 KVIE Art Auction is sponsored by The Niello Company and Mansour’s Oriental Rug Gallery.