Public Television Station Hosts On-Air Art Auction


KTEH (San Francisco Bay Area, California) welcomes viewers to bid on more than 700 pieces of art during the Seventh Annual KTEH On-Air Art Auction from Wednesday, November 5 through Sunday, November 9, 1997. The high-energy, aesthetically uplifting event broadens its audience nationally on Friday, November 7 from 8 p.m. to 11 p·m· (West Coast time), when KTEH invites public TV viewers in Los Angeles and Denver, via a live simulcast, to participate in one night of glorious auction.

"The caliber of artwork submitted this year is unprecedented in quality," said Rick Lore, KTEH's director of special events. "Thanks to the generosity of the local, regional and national artist community, over 700 works in six media - painting and drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, photography and crafts, will be offered for bid."

Individuals may start bidding now at, where KTEH provides people an opportunity to pre-bid online. The highest pre-bid will be the starting place for the live, televised auction. Those who bid online need to individually follow up, watching KTEH to bid on their favorite item when it comes up on the air.

The KTEH On-Air Art Auction features an exciting new component this year. Twenty select artists from around the country have been invited to offer works for bid for a live simulcast at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose on Friday, November 7 in an event titled 'The Emerging City."

Led by renowned artist Clyde Aspevig, who serves as guest curator for the event, many of the artists will be in attendance. A "live" audience will be bidding from the Fairmont and public TV viewers of KTEH in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, KOCE in Los Angeles and KBDI in Denver will be encouraged to call in bids as well. "With a potential audience of almost 20 million, we recommend you call in quickly if a work strikes your fancy," said Lore.

KTEH would like to extend a big round of applause and gracious thanks to Art Auction Chair Paul Bingham for his invaluable assistance, guidance and support. Since 1991, over 3,000 works of art in all media have been donated by Bay Area and national artists, raising almost $750,000. The KTEH On-Air Art Auction is underwritten this year by a generous grant from Altera.


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers really make the auction happen. KTEH anticipates more than 300 individuals will volunteer time and energy to assist in all aspects of the KTEH On-Air Art Auction. Interested volunteers are encouraged to call Kimberly Blisard in KTEH special events, (408) 795-5402, to sign up.


Winners from the Juried Exhibition

KTEH invited some of the best area curators to judge pieces submitted for consideration for the general auction by the August 1997 deadline. The results of the juried competition were slated to be on display at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara from Oct. 9 to 19, 1997. Below is a list of the winners:



Kim Froshin, San Francisco



Michael Lambert, Soquel, Ist place

Anita Dryer, Scotts Valley, 2nd place

Ida Cutler, Los Gates, 3rd place



Darien Payne, Santa Cruz, Ist place

Therese May, San Jose, 2nd place

Florine Carpenter, San Francisco, 3rd place



Donna McGinnis, San Rafael, Ist place

I.B. Somerville, 2nd place

Myra Dorn, Santa Cruz, 3rd place



Charles Schmalz, Photography, San Francisco, Ist place

Jeff Cathrow, Moraga, 2nd place

Jaleel Fattah, San Jose, 3rd place



Roy Ward Ragle, San Francisco, Ist place

Marsha Miller, Palo Alto, 2nd place

Toru Sugita, San Francisco, 3rd place



Zoe Adorno, Cupertino, Ist place

Judy Miller, Soquel, 2nd place

Brian Coleman, 3rd place

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