Nevada County artists earn awards in KVIE Art Auction |

Nevada County artists earn awards in KVIE Art Auction

"Sensuous Corn Lily" by Tom Johnson.
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Nevada County resident artists Tom Johnson and Roseanne Burke have been recognized with juror awards for their art submissions to the 2015 KVIE Art Auction, showcasing more than 250 works of art by emerging, well-known and world-renown Northern California artists.

Recognized in the photography category, Johnson’s piece is titled “Sensuous Corn Lily.” Recognized in the still life and landscape category, Burke’s piece is titled “Long Lonesome Highway.” Both pieces will be featured along with the work of all other participating artists, in a live, televised, three-day auction. The 34th annual auction will be broadcast on KVIE channel 6, beginning Friday, Sept. 18 from 7-10 p.m. and continuing Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20, from noon to 10 p.m.

“This year’s Art Auction features more first-time participating artists — an exciting mix of masters and new talent — making it the largest auction in our history with 275 original pieces,” said KVIE’s art curator, D. Neath. “With an exciting line up of art experts, viewers have an opportunity to collect art and enjoy learning about the best Northern California artists and their 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. 14, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at

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

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