If you are interested in donating a piece of artwork for Art Auction 2018, please contact Chief Development Officer Natalie Eckberg at 915-594-5332 or neckberg@kcostv.org. Thank you!

The 2018 KCOS Art Auction will be held on two weekends, April 21 & 22 and April 28 & 29, 2018 from 5 pm – 9 pm each evening.

We invite you to submit your artwork to the KCOS Art Auction!

The KCOS Art Auction now a juried competition. There are five juried categories for art submission including:

• 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.

• Photography- photographs, limited editions, lithographs, and etchings.

• Contemporary & Mixed media- abstract, non-objective works, three dimensional works in all media, including functional art.

The winner of each category will receive a $100 cash prize, and the best in show will receive a $500 cash prize. There will also be a non-juried Special Collections category including works from Early El Paso artists and other special donations.

Area artists of all mediums are invited to submit up to two entries each. Local galleries are also invited to submit work from the artists they represent.

Entry forms and the art auction handbook are enclosed and available online at the links below. All selected works will be presented on-air for bid during the KCOS Art Auction with a brief artist biography and will be highlighted for preview online.

Deadline to submit art is Wednesday, February 28th. This allows us time to select, promote, and schedule the art so we can share with you and our viewers a 30 minute timeframe in which your art will be televised for bidding.

All funds raised will go toward the top-notch and award-winning programming El Paso and Southern New Mexico has come to enjoy from KCOS, your local PBS station.

Not an artist, but have some art you’d like to donate?

Beyond the juried competition we also have a category called Special Collections. If you have a great piece of art (or several) that you’ve collected over the years that’s still in good condition, and you’d like to donate it to KCOS, please send us a photo and any information you have about the work to events@kcostv.org or call 915-594-5345. Artwork will be accepted based on KCOS’s discretion and may be used in the current art auction or a future fundraiser.