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Help Develop the Next Generation of Glass Artists by Donating to the Art on Fire Auction
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

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! 

Donate Art & Win Residency

In appreciation for your support, 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.

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 July 31, 2019. 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 31 to:   

Art on Fire, Attn: Heather McElwee

5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. 

If you have any questions, please contact Heather McElwee, Executive Director via email or call 412-365-2145 x 206.