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Donate to the Art on Fire Auction

Deadline July 31, 2024

This is our big year. We’re back home and planning an unforgettable welcome back gala and auction to celebrate the reopening and relaunch of our expanded facility. We hope that you’ll join us for the party at Pittsburgh Glass Center on September 20 and donate to the auction.

This is important because we’ve been holding our most important fundraiser in different locations for the last 15 years, dreaming of the day we could bring it back home. Our dreams are now a reality!

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 on Friday, September 20 for Art on Fire 2024, but plan to get your donation here by JULY 31!

Donate Art & Win Residency

Anyone who donates to the auction will receive 2 tickets to the event and also have the opportunity to receive a 10-day residency at PGC in our new studios. 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 31, 2024. 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:

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Attn: Olivia Narciso
5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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

Download and print form.