Pittsburgh’s hottest party + only glass art auction
LIVE AUCTION + PARTY: Friday, September 16, 2022, 6-11pm
@ THE MAVERICK (formerly ACE HOTEL in EAST LIBERTY)
HONORARY ARTIST: Janusz Poźniak
CHAIRS: Cass Zielinski and Tom Byers
The Art on Fire Auction is a hot party and Pittsburgh's ONLY glass art auction. The event is Pittsburgh Glass Center's most important fundraiser that generates over 10% of the annual operating funds in ONE night! Proceeds support free public programs and glass education for anyone who wants to learn and create. It's also a great opportunity to buy handmade, one-of-a-kind glass art for a good value while also supporting artists and Pittsburgh Glass Center.
HONORARY ARTIST Janusz Poźniak
2022 Art on Fire Honorary Artist Janusz Poźniak grew up in the U.K. and started working with glass when he was 19 years old.
Driven by his passion for pursuing a creative career, Janusz moved to the U.S.A in 1991 to work alongside Dale Chihuly. This opportunity allowed him to expand his knowledge, talent, and skill for blowing glass. Throughout his career Janusz has been privileged to work with some of the most prominent glass artists in the world including Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, Sonja Blomdahl, Josiah McElheny, Dick Marquis and Preston Singletary. In addition, he has traveled all over the globe to teach and mentor others, providing students with the skills, inspiration and encouragement to fulfill their own artistic visions. Janusz's work is aesthetically described as pushing the boundaries beyond form and function to abstractly reflect his own personal experiences and distill human emotion. After nearly 30 years as an artist, Janusz is still discovering new ways of experimenting and evolving his work to elevate and communicate the unique beauty of glass as an artistic medium.
PITTSBURGH'S ONLY GLASS AUCTION
Art on Fire is a great opportunity to buy handmade glass art at a great value while supporting artists and Pittsburgh Glass Center. Over 100 pieces of one-of-a-kind glass art by internationally renowned glass artists and local glass artists will be included in the silent and live auctions. Anyone can participate in the silent auction online using a tablet, computer, or mobile phone.
A curated collection of artwork will be available in the live auction. To bid you must be present or submit a proxy bid to Heather McElwee by 5pm on September 15.
Submit absentee bids by contacting Heather McElwee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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