Last month the Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) raised almost $2,500 for KVIE public television in Sacramento. Six ASiF resident artists donated paintings and fine art prints for the station’s annual live art auction and fundraiser.
ASiF owner and director Amanda Paoletti appeared live on KVIE TV during bidding for her resident artists works, giving in-depth critiques and sharing insights and personal knowledge of the artists and their generous donations.
“The art auction and fundraiser for KVIE is such a great opportunity for artists to support public television. For many of us artists, due to our career choices, monetary donations are just not an option for most of the year,” said Paoletti with a chuckle. “So we look forward to contributing with the gifts we do have to share!”
The six artists and artworks donated were “Ladies, Don’t Lose Your Heads,” a 20-by-24-inch silk screen print by Rebecca Bleau, “Ten of Clubs,” an 18-by-24-inch acrylic painting by Eileen Blodgett, “The Brenta Canal,” a 22-by-22-inch oil painting by Roseanne Burke, “Dogwood,” a 28-by-28-inch acrylic painting by Heather deViveiros, “Yuba River - Tahoe National Forest,” a 16-by-20-inch oil painting by Denise Wey and “Babs and Bubbles,” a 15-by-30-inch oil painting by Kathryn Wronski.
ASiF is a 4,000-square-foot visual arts center and fully equipped studio arts facility featuring resident artists’ studios, a gallery to promote local artists and fine-art instruction for adults and children in a wide variety of media.
ASiF is located at 940 Idaho Maryland Road, in Grass Valley. For information visit www.asifstudios.com or call (530) 274-7000.