Donate Art



donate to the art on fire auction

Share Your Passion for Glass
It’s important to cultivate, nurture and support diverse, passionate and creative glass artists and expand opportunities for glass artists of all abilities. Art on Fire helps us raise money to support important programs for artists such as:

  • Residencies
  • Exhibitions
  • Classes
  • Scholarships
  • State-of-the-art studios

When you donate your artwork, you help keep the doors open every day and make world-class glass art and artists, excellent education and state-of-the-art resources available to all! 


EARN 25% + Free shipping

This is a challenging year for all of us. We appreciate your support and know how difficult it might be. This year we will offer anyone who donates to the auction 25% of the sale of the artwork, plus we'll pay the cost of shipping the work to PGC.


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, travel expenses and housing. Four 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
  • Jewelry – 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. Second place receives $700 and 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 the previous years winners). The deadline is August 15, 2020. 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 August 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.