Art on Fire

Art on Fire Celebration and Auction

A hot party & Pittsburgh’s only glass art auction

Join us and over 400 community leaders and art appreciators for a fun and unforgettable evening in support of Pittsburgh Glass Center!

Friday, September 25 • 6:00–11:00pm • Nova Place, North Side (Get Directions)

Ellen and Jack Kessler, Chairs
Sharif Bey, Honorary Artist

The Art on Fire Auction is a hot party 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. 


Art on Fire is a great opportunity to buy handmade glass art at a great value while supporting artists and Pittsburgh Glass Center. The silent and live auctions feature nearly 200 pieces of one-of-a-kind glass art by internationally renowned glass artists and local glass artists.

View all auction items online and at Pittsburgh Glass Center soon.

Bid live or submit absentee bids for live auction items by contacting Heather McElwee at 412-365-2145 or


Art on Fire Celebration and Auction
Sharif bey


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 this exhibition in the Hodge Gallery.