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.
VIP SPONSOR PACKAGE
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 HOST COMMITTEE
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