How does the Art Auction Work?
Step 1 Register to bid
If you've bid on artwork within the past five years, you do not need to register again. Always use your primary phone number as your personal Bidder ID. This makes it easier for our volunteers to place your bid! You will be registered upon placing your first bid during the live auction.
Step 2 Choose your favorite works of art
Throw a viewing party! Explore the collection online at kvie.org/artauction. Note the date & time your favorite pieces are scheduled to air, and be ready to call in to bid.
Step 3 How to Bid
Bidding is conducted by telephone only. When the auctioneer announces your item, call 1-844-KVIE-ART and tell the volunteer your primary phone number. The auction moves quickly. Most items are sold within 5-8 minutes.
Step 4 Confirmation and Payment
If you are the winning bidder, KVIE's accounting staff will confirm your bid and process payment immediately after the item closes. KVIE accepts all major credit cards, and we are required by law to collect sales tax.
Step 5 Art Pickup
Confirmed winners may pickup purchases at KVIE Studios during posted hours.
Due to cost and safety concerns, three-dimensional works (sculpture) are only available for pickup. You will receive a tax receipt upon item pickup. Art buyers receive a tax deduction on any amount paid above retail (KVIE refers to these events on-air as a "Bell Ringer").