Carmichael and Gold River Artists Earn Awards for KVIE Art Auction

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  By Sara Yeffa, PBS KVIE
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SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Celebrating PBS KVIE’s decades of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians, the 38th annual KVIE Art Auction will showcase more than 260 works of art by emerging, well-known and world-renown Northern California artists. KVIE’s art curator D Neath has announced that Carmichael artist Leslie McCarron and Gold River artist Lucille van Ommering have been recognized with awards after submitting their art to the annual juried competition.

McCarron’s oil on canvas “Big Bunch of Carpet Roses” won a juror award in the Still Life category, and van Ommering’s “Carousel Dreams” won a juror award in the Photography category. The pieces will be featured as part of this year’s auction, a live three-day event broadcast on KVIE Channel 6 that airs on Friday, October 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continues Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, from noon to 10 p.m. Images of artwork are available upon request.

“This year’s jurors did an amazing job of picking the best of the best. KVIE is proud of the 2019 collection,” said Neath.

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 on August 26. An awards ceremony to announce the Best of Show and first place in each category will be held during the Preview Gala on Thursday, September 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the PBS KVIE Studios. Tickets to the Preview Gala will be available at beginning August 26.

This year’s auction is sponsored by Bender Insurance Solutions and Krogh & Decker LLP. Proceeds from the event and auction help support KVIE local productions and community outreach services.