KCOS, El Paso’s public television station is excited to announce Art Auction 2016 on April 16 & 17. This live television event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and one of our longest traditions going on for nearly three decades.
The KCOS Art Auction hosts a juried art show awarding prizes in following four categories and a Best in Show.
· Local Flavor- a celebration of the best of the Paso del Norte region in all mediums.
· Figurative- a celebration of human form and representations of animals
· Still Life and Landscapes- still life and non-regional landscapes in all mediums.
· Contemporary & Mixed media- abstract, non-objective works, three dimensional works in all media, including photography and functional art.
This year’s show was judged by renowned local artists Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets. Winners and images of their artwork are in the email below.
Special collections (non-juried) also include original works and fine art prints from many early El Paso artists including Tom Lea, Jose Cisneros, Manuel Acosta, Rudy Montoya, Frederick Carter, R.C. Gorman, Bill Rakocy and many more.
The KCOS Art Auction gives local artists the opportunity to display their best work all while giving our viewers the chance to win and bid on their favorite piece(s). The event supports the arts and local artists while remaining an engaging experience for viewers and supporters who are able to participate in the broadcast from home. Over 120 pieces are available for bidding. We encourage interested bidders to bid live via phone, but if you are unable to watch live and still want to bid you can contact KCOS to set up proxy bidding on your behalf.
This event is helps support El Paso’s PBS station and public television in our community. For over 37 years KCOS has been inspiring, informing and educating our viewers in the Paso del Norte region thanks to the generous support of our community.
KCOS Art Auction 2016 Broadcast Dates:
Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
See the full schedule and preview all art online at www.artauction.kcostv.org