Art on Fire Sponsorship

Art on Fire Celebration and Auction


Art on Fire Sponsorship

Art on Fire is PGC’s most important fundraiser and Pittsburgh’s only contemporary glass art auction. It attracts community leaders and art appreciators, generating over 10% of our annual operating funds in ONE evening. 

JOIN US ONLINE this year and at PGC as a sponsor of one of the hottest celebrations in town and showcase your company’s support of Pittsburgh Glass Center. 

Online Auction: September 1 - 25, 2020
Online Celebration: September 25, 7-8pm
Co-Chairs: Ellen and Jack Kessler
Honorary Artist: Sharif Bey

Considering the current environment, we made the difficult yet exciting decision to make Art on Fire an online experience with a few additional in-person opportunities. 

The Art on Fire Online Celebration on September 25 will Include:

  • An interview with honorary artist Sharif Bey
  • Artist studio tours
  • Live demonstrations from the PGC Hot Shop
  • Surprise guests and entertainment
  • Sponsor spotlights
  • And more

Online Live & Silent Auction

September 1 - 25, 2020
Over 100 glass artworks will be included in the silent auction and an exclusive curated collection of 5 items will be in the live auction. Anyone can participate in the auction online using a tablet, computer or mobile phone. All auction items will be viewable online and in the Hodge Gallery at Pittsburgh Glass Center beginning on September 1. 


As a sponsor you receive these special benefits:

  • Private one-on-one tour of the Art on Fire auction items in the Hodge Gallery with Executive Director Heather McElwee

  • Intimate preview party and glass demonstration at PGC with Honorary Artist Sharif Bey
  • First access to the glass pumpkin sale
  • Special surprise delivered to you just before the auction that includes a handmade glass cheese plate and wine stopper, plus charcuterie and a beverage

Please contact Rachel Niederberger, Development Director, to learn more or click the button below to become a sponsor today.


2020 sponsors

Art on Fire 2020 Sponsors



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

*PGC Board Member