Meet the Team

KVIE and the Fundraising Events team are proud to present the 2018 KVIE Art Auction. Below you will meet a few of the people responsible for putting on this annual event, which represents some of the best art this region has to offer.

D. Oldham Neath – Art Curator
D. is responsible for selecting all the artwork that becomes part of the Art Auction collection each year. In addition to that, D. has the important job of selecting the Art Auction award jurors, selecting when pieces are shown on-air, and serves as an on-air art expert and co-host all 3 days of the auction. This is D.’s ninth year as Art Curator. Prior to being Curator, she was an on-air art expert for KVIE for twelve years!

Steve Sweeney – On-Air Fundraising Producer
Steve has been involved in all aspects of the Art Auction during his time with KVIE. For 2018, he serves as the Art Auction Producer. Steve is responsible for the on-air presentation of the live, televised event and the coordination of staff and volunteers to make the show run as smoothly as possible. This will be Steve’s fifth Art Auction.

Jessica Brown – Events Project Manager
Jessica’s primary Art Auction role is planning and executing the Art Auction Preview Gala. The Preview Gala is the annual party which takes place the Monday before the Art Auction. Artists and the community come together to view all the art in the collection while sipping on regional wine and eating tastes from local restaurants. During the Auction, Jessica works as a floor producer. This will be her sixth Art Auction.

Virginia Michel – Fundraising Events Assistant
D, Steve, and Jessica are excited to welcome Virginia to the Art Auction team this year! Virginia will be assisting in all facets of the auction including art intake, volunteer coordination, and auction planning. This will be Virginia’s second Art Auction, but first as a member of the Fundraising Events team.

To contact any member of the Art Auction team, please email or call (916) 641-3663.