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YOU'RE INVITED TO A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION
& PITTSBURGH'S ONLY GLASS ART AUCTION

Join us, community leaders, and art appreciators from around the globe for a fun event in support of Pittsburgh Glass Center!

Online Celebration: Friday, September 25  |  7:00pm EST
Online Auction On View and Open for Bids

View items online or in our gallery at Pittsburgh Glass Center; see COVID-19 visitor guidelines.

"Live" Auction items will close during the live program on Sep. 25 between 7-8pm EST
Premier Auction items close Sep. 25 at 9pm EST
Remaining Silent Auction items close Sep. 25 at 10pm EST

Ellen and Jack Kessler, Chairs  |  Sharif Bey, Honorary Artist

The Art on Fire Auction is a celebration and Pittsburgh's ONLY glass art auction. It's a great opportunity to buy handmade, one-of-a-kind glass art for a good value while also supporting artists and Pittsburgh Glass Center.


 

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HONORARY ARTIST SHARIF BEY

Artist Sharif Bey

Join us for a conversation with Sharif Bey at 6:30pm EST

Sharif Bey is an associate professor of art at Syracuse University. Bey earned a B.F.A. in ceramics from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, an M.F.A in studio art from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in art education from Penn State University. He is a teaching artist with extensive experience in ceramics/sculpture, art community programming and art teacher training. Bey continues to conduct workshops and facilitates collaborations in the visual arts for children and adults in schools, museums, arts centers, and universities throughout the United States and abroad.

His work is featured in public collections including: The Carnegie Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum (The Renwick Gallery), The Columbus Museum of Art, United States Embassies (Khartoum, Sudan/Kampala, Uganda/ Jakarta, Indonesia) The Hickory Museum of Art, The Juliet Art Museum and The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art. His ceramic and Mixed-media works reflect his interest in the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania, as well as contemporary African American culture.

Bey was an artist in residence at PGC in 2018 and presented an exhibition, Dialogues in Clay and Glass, in our Hodge Gallery March 2-May 6, 2018.

 

Artwork by Sharif Bey

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Pittsburgh Glass Center is a non-profit school, gallery and studio. Although we normally fund approximately 50% of our operations through earned revenue, due to cancellations and closures caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, we are facing losses of over $500,000 in earned income this year. That means donations are more important now than ever so that we can continue serving the community through exhibitions, classes and workshops, and state-of-the-art studios and equipment. We are grateful for your support!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Art on Fire 2020 Sponsors

INDIVIDUAL FRIEND SPONSORS

Randi Dauler & Donn Neal | John & Kim Dingess | Chris & Dawn Fleischner
Elizabeth Lawrence | Charles Porter & Hilary Tyson | Karl & Jennifer Salatka

 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST SPONSORS

Sam & Debbie Berkovitz | Georgia Berner | Grace & Jerry Brand | Mark Caldone & Dr. Paul Lebovitz
Anthony & Margeret DeArdo | Lynn & Steve Forman | Angela & Jon Kamin
Dr. Larry Leahy & John Van De Grift | Wendy & Peter Mars | Amy & Adam Polcyn
William & Nancy Rackoff | Lee & Myrna Silverman | Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds | Susanne Wilkinson
John Wojtyna & Lorelli Moser | Brian Wongchaowart | David Zubrow

HOST COMMITTEE

Cynthia and Richard Abrams | Gavin Benjamin* | Georgia Berner | Rose Brailsford and Jane Black | Grace and Jerry Brand | Janet and John Brendel | Mark Caldone and Dr. Paul Lebovitz | Tracy* and Nick Certo | Tom and Maria Clarke | Richard and Nancy Cohen | Lloyd Corder | Randi Dauler and Donn Neal | Brian and Laura Davidson | Anthony and Margaret DeArdo | John and Kim* Dingess | Terry Donaldson | Joe and Cathy Dowd | Fran* and Emily Escalante | Dan and Barb Henderson | Tom and Marie Fallon | Dawn and Chris Fleischner | Lynn and Steve Forman | Mary Louise and Doug Fowkes | Merriann* and Mac Grant | Bill and Ellen Hamilton | Tom* and Hannah Hardy | Andy and Jill Hicks | Gwendolyn Hilger | Paula Jernigan | Angela and Jon Kamin | Ellen and Jack Kessler | Betsy and Jim Krisher | Peg and John Lagnese | Elizabeth Lawrence | Larry Leahy* and John Van De Grift | Maureen Mahoney Hill and Chris Hill | Kevin Marpoe* | Wendy and Peter Mars | Philip and Maria McCalister | Nona and Rick McCown | Margie and Sam McMahon | Zach and Krista Mendelson | Robin Reid Mickey | Dennis Morgret | Kathleen Mulcahy | Kathleen Nandan* | Mike Natelson | Mary Navarro | Alison* and Paul Oehler | Nancy and Woody Ostrow | Jim* and Kathe Patrinos | Charles Porter and Hilary Tyson | Scott and Susan Portnoy | Debbie and Steve Pusateri | William and Nancy Rackoff | Stacey* and Andy Rhodes | Marcia and Jerry Rubenstein | Karl and Jennifer Salatka | Brooke and Elizabeth Scott | Pat and Alan Siger | Lee and Myrna Silverman | Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds | Nancy Simpronio and Chuck Culbertson | Bill and Gayle Simpson | Ann* and Peter Steenkiste | Marcia Taylor* | Sam Watts | Ruth Wepfer | Susanne Wilkinson | John Wojtyna and Lorelli Moser | Brian Wongchaowart | Susan Zelicoff | Cass Zielinski* | David Zubrow and Laura Hansen

*PGC Board Member

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