Important Dates for 2023

  • April 1 – May 31    Call for Artists (now closed)
  • June 9    Accepted artists notified of their submission status (by this date)
  • August 1    Accepted artist list announced
  • August 25   Jury Awards & Best of Show announced
  • September 1    Artwork Collection announced
  • September 1 – 27    Artwork on Display at PBS KVIE (and online) - Bidding open
  • September 20    Artist Reception (private)
  • September 29    People's Choice Award announced (7PM, during live auction)
  • September 29 – October 1    Live auction broadcast/streaming event (Phone bidding only)


Accepted Artist Benefits

  • Showcase your artwork during the annual TV/streaming event
  • Receive a 1-year complimentary membership to your PBS station, KVIE
  • Expose more buyers to your artwork and gain commission opportunities
  • Receive 2 complimentary tickets to the annual Art Auction reception at PBS KVIE
  • Exhibit your artwork at PBS KVIE throughout September for hundreds of visitors
  • Exhibit your artwork in the virtual gallery throughout September
  • Be eligible to win a coveted Juror Award, Curator Award, or Best of Show
  • Have your name and website linked to the participating artists webpage
  • Receive ready-made social media toolkits to share among your networks and collectors


About the PBS KVIE Art Auction

For over 40 years, professional artists throughout the region have donated their artwork to the annual art auction, which serves as PBS KVIE's largest single fundraising event. PBS KVIE receives additional support from regional framing businesses, distinguished art experts and arts educators, and over 100 volunteers that assist with artwork moving, exhibit installation, broadcast presentation, event support, and taking live bids on the phone. The art auction is an exciting, community-supported event taking place over three days every fall, and all proceeds benefit the programs and services of your PBS station, KVIE.