Donate Art

donate to the art on fire auction

deadline: july 15

This is our last year for Art on Fire! I hope that you will donate your art to support Pittsburgh Glass Center.  

We are not going away. We’re growing up. Next year we hope to have our expansion complete and will be bringing back our traditional Meltdown thrown down.  

Will you help us keep the fire going by donating to our annual fundraiser Art on Fire? 

Art on Fire is critical this year for our continued success. Your donation will keep the momentum going and will fuel the excitement and enthusiasm for glass with our friends, patrons, and appreciators. 

Join us and honorary artist Mel Douglas on Friday, Sept. 22 for Art on Fire, but plan to get your donation here by JULY 15 (It's early this year)! 


Donate Art & Win Residency

In appreciation for your support, all donating artists are welcome to attend the event. In addition, artists who donate to Art on Fire have the opportunity to receive a 10-day residency at PGC. Residencies include studio time and housing. Three residencies will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Artwork valued at $1,000 and above – selected by a jury
  • Artwork valued under $1,000 – selected by a jury
  • People’s Choice Award – selected by the public via Facebook

Second and third-place awards will also be given in each category. The second place receives $700 and the third place receives $400 in credit at PGC to be used for classes or studio rental.

To be eligible, you must have not won the residency in the last three years.

All works of art that are at least 50% glass are invited. Jewelry, sculptures, functional vessels, and more are welcome. Twenty items will be selected for the live auction and the remainder will be featured in the silent auction. All auction donations are eligible to win a residency (except for residency winners from the previous 3 years). The deadline is July 15, 2022. Residency recipients will be notified in early September.

All auction items will be featured on the PGC website and open to online bidding two weeks prior to the event.

Please complete the donation form online and send or deliver your artwork by JULY 15 to:   

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Attn: Heather McElwee
5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

If you have any questions and would like to arrange shipping, please contact Heather McElwee via email.