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Art on Fire is our most important fundraiser. It attracts nearly 500 community leaders and art appreciators and generates over 10% of our annual operating funds in ONE evening! Proceeds directly support free public programming and accessibility initiatives at PGC, which include free monthly open houses and demonstrations, three exhibitions a year in our public-access gallery, and scholarships for veterans and students of color.

Art on Fire is Pittsburgh's only glass art auction. The silent and live auctions feature over 200 pieces of one-of-a-kind glass art by internationally renowned glass artists and local glass artists such as Rik Allen, Nancy Callan, Joe Cariati, Shane Fero, Robert Mickelsen, Janusz Pozniak, Richard Royal, Davide Salvadore, Susan Taylor Glasgow.

All of the auction items can be viewed in the Hodge Gallery at PGC one month prior to the auction or online in August. Online bidding on silent auction items opens September 1.

We hope that you attend the event and bid in person. The live auction begins at 8pm. If you cannot attend Art on Fire, bids on live auction items will be accepted by telephone at 412-365-2145.


Honorary Artist Shelley Muzylowski Allen

Shelley Muzylowski Allen was born in Manitoba, Canada, and has a B.F.A. in Painting and Intaglio from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (Vancouver, B.C.). In 1998, Shelley worked with the William Morris sculpture team in Washington State as a glass-sculpting assistant through 2004.

In 2005, Shelley established a glass and sculpture studio with her husband, artist Rik Allen at their property in Skagit County, Washington. In addition to being an artists, Shelley and Rik and have taught internationally at the Toyama Institute of Glass in Japan, Nuutajarvii Lasikyla, Finland and the International Glass Festival in Stourbridge, England. They have also taught nationally, including the Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and at Pilchuck.

Shelley has been awarded Provincial and Canada Council grants, and her work is held nationally and internationally in public institutions and private collections. In 2008, Shelley had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington, titled Modern Menagerie. Other selected shows include The San Juan Museum of Art, Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe and Scottsdale; Habatat Galleries, Michigan; Traver Gallery, Seattle; and Schantz Galleries, Massachusetts. In 2012, Shelley was a guest artist at Studio Salvadore in Murano, Italy, where she collaborated with Davide Salvadore on a series of large-scale sculptures.


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Contributing Sponsor: Patrinos Painting

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Supporting Sponsors: Rugby Realty and UPMC Health Plan

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Kim and John Dingess
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Elizabeth Lawrence
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Pat and Alan Siger
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Jan and Dick Pagliari
Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds
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Lorelli Moser and John Wojtyna
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Carol and Dale Arnold | Gavin Benjamin* | Janet and John Brendel | Mark J. Caldone and Dr. Paul J. Lebovitz | Tracy* and Nickolas Certo | Anne Chen | Lloyd Corder | Jay and Lara Cosentino | Randi Dauler and Donn Neal | Kim* and John Dingess | Katherine Donaldson | Joe* and Cathy Dowd | Fran* and Emily Escalante | Rich Finoli | Dawn and Chris Fleischner | Merriann* and Mac Grant | Robert J. Grossman | Tom Hardy* | Laura Heberton-Shlomchik and Mark Shlomchik | Mara Hellman | Dan and Barb Henderson | Maureen Mahoney Hill and Chris Hill | Diana Jannetta | Les Lagnese and Bill Antonucci | Blaine Lamperski | Elizabeth Lawrence | Larry Leahy* and John Van de Grift | Zach Mendelson | Dennis Morgret | Lorelli Moser and John Wojtyna | Kathleen Mulcahy | Kathleen* and S. Kumar Nandan | Alison Brand Oehler* and Paul Oehler | Nancy and Woody Ostrow | Sloan and Alex Overstrom | Jan and Dick Pagliari | Jim* and Kathe Patrinos | Stacey* V. and Andrew B. Rhodes | Cliff and Diane Rowe | Karl and Jennifer Salatka | Larry Schwartz | Barbara and Danny Shapira | Pat and Alan Siger | Lee and Myrna Silverman | Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds | Nancy Simpronio and Chuck Culbertson | Bill and Gayle Simpson | Serge Smailbegovic* | Ann* and Peter Steenkiste | Marcia Taylor* | Jeff Vandergrift | Ruth Wepfer | Susanne Wilkinson | Susan Zelicoff | David Zubrow


*Pittsburgh Glass Center board member


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