Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Five Calaveras Artists Chosen to Show in KVIE Art Auction

Sacramento, CA, Sept. 3, 2014 – Celebrating KVIE Public Television’s thirty-three years of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians, the 2014 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, has announced that five Calaveras County artists who submitted their art to the annual juried competition were chosen to be included in KVIE’s Art Auction collection. One piece, submitted by Angels Camp artist MaryJean St Claire, received a juror award.

The five pieces accepted into the auction are: Dorothy Babinsky’s “Petunias” (Angels Camp); Ruth Morrow’s “Classy Dills” (Arnold); Susie Hoffman’s “Old World” (Copperopolis); Judy Cain’s “Winter Bright” (Murphys); and MaryJean St Claire’s “Reflections of Half Dome” (juror award, California’s Gold category; Angels Camp). All five pieces will air Saturday, Sept. 20, at approximately 4pm.

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 19 from 7pm to 10pm and continues Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, from noon to 10pm.

“The 2014 KVIE Art Auction promises to be an exciting 3 dayswith additions of ‘The Investment Hour’ as well as new art experts to help the collector navigate through more than 250 pieces of original art,” said Neath. “Viewers will have the opportunity to add to an art collection and to discover and learn about this area’s best-known and up-and-coming artists and galleries.”

A complete list of artists juried into the collection is online at Images and information on every piece of art up-for-bid (including air dates and times) will launch in September. An Awards Ceremony to announce the Best of Show and first place in each category will be held during the Preview Gala on Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 to 8pm. Tickets may be purchased at

This year’s auction is sponsored by The Niello Company, Ten22 Restaurant, and Warren G. Bender Co. Proceeds from the event and auction help support KVIE local productions and community outreach services.

[Images of artwork available upon request]

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 nearly 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