FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Pittsburgh’s hottest party + only glass art auction
LIVE AUCTION + PARTY
Honorary Artist: Mel Douglas
Chairs: Deb and Bryan Garlock
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 Mel Douglas
Mel Douglas has worked as an independent studio artist since graduating from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University in 2000. In 2020 Douglas was awarded a PhD for her practice-lead research investigating how studio glass can be understood through the aesthetics of drawing. In addition to winning the 2020 and 2014 Tom Malone Prize, a prestigious award through which a work is acquired each year into the collection of the National Gallery of Western Australia, Douglas has received several major awards including the Ranamok Glass Prize in 2002, the International Young Glass Award in 2007 from Ebeltolft.
In 2019 her work was the inaugural acquisition for the NGA’s Robert and Eugenie Bell Decorative Arts and Design Fund. Douglas’ work is held in the private collections and public institutions internationally, including the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; the Ebeltoft Museum of Glass, Denmark, and National Gallery of Australia, Australia.
Pittsburgh's Only Glass Auction
Browse and bid on the auction items online or in person in the Hodge Gallery now.
Art on Fire is a great opportunity to buy handmade glass art while supporting artists and Pittsburgh Glass Center. Over 150 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. A curated collection of artwork will be available in the live auction. Anyone can participate in the silent auction online using a tablet, computer, or mobile phone—register to bid now.
Submit absentee bids by 5pm on September 21 by contacting Heather McElwee.
Thanks to our 2023 Art on Fire Sponsors
Bill and Vivian Benter | Randi Dauler | John and Kim* Dingess
EPIC Brokers | Deborah R. Erbstein* | Eventioneers | Deb* and Bryan Garlock
General Wire Spring Co. | The Albert M. Higley Co., Construction Management
Indovina Associates Architects | J.P. Morgan Private Bank | Paula Jernigan* and Andrew Laman
Bill and Tricia Kassling | Elizabeth Lawrence | Wendy and Peter Mars
Papernick & Gefsky LLC | Adam* and Amy Polcyn | Porter Loves Creative|
Primanti Bros. | Brooke and Elizabeth* Scott | Simpson | McCrady
Mary Tabasko* | Natalie* and Chris Taylor | UPMC Health Plan | Susanne Wilkinson
Gavin Benjamin | Dr. Peter and Judy Berkowitz | Grace and Jerry Brand
Corcom, Inc.| Ectobox | Lynn and Steve Forman | Gwendolyn and Jeffrey Hilger
Annabelle Javier* and Jason Wilburn | Ellen and Jack Kessler | John Koutrouba
Dr. Larry Leahy* and John Van de Grift | Maher Duessel
Mathew Gordon Monroe | Alison and Paul Oehler | Pak Mail Pittsburgh Crate & Ship
Palo Alto Partners | Steve* and Jessi Payne | Will and Natalie Ross | Pat and Alan Siger
Wepfer and Associates, LLC | Brian Wongchaowart | Cass Zielinski* and Tom Byers
Deb* & Bryan Garlock, Chairs
Roy & Diana Arnold | Jennifer Baron | Sean Beauford | Dotti & John Bechtol | Gavin Benjamin | Bill & Vivian Benter | Debbie & Sam Berkovitz | Dr. Peter & Judy Berkowitz | Suzanne Booth | Rose Brailsford & Jane Black | Grace & Jerry Brand | Mark Caldone & Dr. Paul Lebovitz | Brian & Shannon Capellupo | Chris & Joy Carroll | Nick & Tracy* Certo | Yu-San Cheng | Carol & Alan Colucci | Lloyd Corder | Senator Jay Costa | Randi Dauler | Brian & Laura Davidson | Jessica Stoeckein DeFelice | Margot & Terence Dermody | John & Kim* Dingess | Ana Duran & Michael MacDonald | Dr. Martin & Lisa Earle | Beverlynn & Steven Elliott | Deborah R. Erbstein* | Fran* & Emily Escalante | Marie & Tom Fallon | Cathy Ferguson & John Kasprowicz | Jim Ferry | Lynne Figgins | Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzberald | Lynn & Steve Forman | Mary Louise & Doug Fowkes | Noreen Fredrick | Robert & Ann Fronduti | Rebecca Gazda & Bruce Jenkins | Paul Gitnik & Gene Svrcek | Merriann & Mac* Grant | Kathleen Guinn | Tom* & Hannah Hardy | Nathaniel Hazelton | Dan & Barb Henderson | Gwendolyn & Jeffrey Hilger | Maureen Mahoney Hill & Chris Hill | Gunnar Hirthe | Susan Holmes | Ryan Indovina & Luna Fruensgaard | Robert & Linda Indovina | Annabelle Javier* & Jason Wilburn | Paula Jernigan* & Andrew Laman | Kevin Jones | Charlotte Ka & Errol “Mobutu” Reynolds | Bill & Tricia Kassling | Barrie & Tod Kaufman | Ellen & Jack Kessler | Karey Kluesner & Pietro Bajona | John Koutrouba | Betsy Krisher | Sam Laffey & Nathan Shaulis | John & Peg Lagnese | Elizabeth Lawrence | Dr. Larry Leahy* & John Van de Grift | Arthur Levine & Linda Melada | Zach & Meghan Lucas | Donald & Mary Lucidi | Ricardo & Maria Maiz | Kevin Marpoe* & Gabriel Zenarosa | Wendy & Peter Mars | Philip & Maria McCalister | Rick & Nona McCown | Margie & Sam McMahon | James McNeel & Shannon Musgrave | George Meyer & Greg Vogel | Robin Reid Mickey | John Miclot & Cathy Rinchetti | Mathew Gordon Monroe | Amy Morgan | Laurie Moser & Stewart Barmen | Kathleen Mulcahy | Gregory Murman & Douglas Evans | Mary Navarro | Alison & Paul Oehler | Jim & Kathe Patrinos | Steve* & Jessi Payne | Michael Pisarcik | Adam* & Amy Polcyn | Scott & Susan Portnoy | Steve & Debbie Pusateri | Cathy Raphael | Dr. Kendra Ross | Will & Natalie Ross | Marcia & Jerry Rubenstein | Maria Rubio | Paul & Debbie Rudoy | Karl Salatka | Steve & Sandy Schmerin | Phillip Schuller | Brooke & Liz* Scott | Brian & Susan Sesack | Emma Shoucair & Jason Henry | Pat & Alan Siger | Lee & Myrna Silverman | Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds | Mary Tabasko* | Natalie* & Chris Taylor | Marcia Taylor | Skylar Van Soest | Monica & John Watt | Ruth & Robert Wepfer | Susanne Wilkinson | Brian Wongchaowart | Elizabeth Ann Yoder | Susan Zelicoff | Cass Zielinski* & Tom Byers