Join the Host Committee

Art on Fire


host committee

Be the first to get tickets to Art on Fire and support Pittsburgh Glass Center by joining the host Committee. Art on Fire is PGC’s most important fundraiser and Pittsburgh’s only contemporary glass art auction. It attracts over 500 community leaders and art appreciators, generating over 10% of our annual operating funds in ONE evening. 

September 25 at Nova Place
Co-Chairs: Ellen and Jack Kessler
Honorary Artist: Sharif Bey


Every host committee member is highlighted on the invitation and invited to a private preview party and demonstration with this year’s honorary glass artist Sharif Bey.

Three Ways to Join

Become a Friend Sponsor ($1,000)

You receive 6 tickets to Art on Fire and all of the exciting preview events and demonstrations. 

Support an Artist ($500)

You receive 2 tickets to Art on Fire and all of the exciting preview events and demonstrations and 2 tickets will be given to local artists to attend all of the events.

Buy Two Tickets ($125 per person)

You receive 2 tickets for Art on Fire and all of the exciting preview events and demonstrations. 


Please contact Rachel Niederberger, Development Manager, to join.


Gavin Benjamin* | Vivian and Bill Benter | Debbie and Sam Berkovitz | Rose Brailsford and Jane Black | Janet and John Brendel | Amy Brourman and Charles Snyder | Felicia Browell | Mark J. Caldone and Dr. Paul J. Lebovitz | Jim and Lynn Cauley | Tracy* and Nickolas Certo | Anne Chen | Lloyd Corder | Jay and Lara Cosentino | Kent and Merle Culley | Randi Dauler and Donn Neal | William S. Demchak | Kim* and John Dingess | Katherine Donaldson | Joe* and Cathy Dowd | Fran* and Emily Escalante | Brenda and Mark Falcione | Rich Finoli | Dawn and Chris Fleischner | Steven and Lynn Forman | Merriann* and Mac Grant | Robert J. Grossman | Amy Harakal | Tom* and Hannah Hardy | Laura Heberton-Shlomchik and Mark Shlomchik | Mara Hellman | Dan and Barb Henderson | Maureen Mahoney Hill and Chris Hill | Diana Jannetta | Charlotte Ka* | Tricia and Bill Kassling | Barrie Kaufman | Ellen and Jack Kessler | Betsy and Jim Krisher | Les Lagnese and Bill Antonucci | John and Peg Lagnese | Blaine Lamperski | Elizabeth Lawrence | Larry Leahy* and John Van de Grift | Dave & Julianne Lettrich | Kevin Marpoe* | Wendy and Peter Mars | Judy Mayfield and Dick Burge | Philip and Maria McCalister | Nona and Rick McCown | Zach Mendelson | Robin Reid Mickey | Mathew Gordon Monroe* | Amy Morgan | Dennis Morgret | Erin Morris* | Lorelli Moser and John Wojtyna | Kathleen Mulcahy | Gregory Murman and Doug Evans | Kathleen* and S. Kumar Nandan | Mary Navarro | Alison Brand Oehler* and Paul Oehler | Nancy and Woody Ostrow | Sloan and Alex Overstrom | Jan and Dick Pagliari | Richard Parsakian | Adam and Amy Polcyn | Jim* and Kathe Patrinos | Steve and Debbie Pusateri | Stacey* V. and Andrew B. Rhodes | Damon Rhodes and Carly Rusnak | Sue* and Jeff Roberts | Stephen and Teresa Robinson | Hans* and Molly Rottmann | Marcia and Gerald Rubenstein | Maria Rubio | Jim and Louisa Rudolph | Karl and Jennifer Salatka | Larry Schwartz | Elizabeth and Brooke Scott | Barbara and Danny Shapira | Pat and Alan Siger | Lee and Myrna Silverman | Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds | Nancy Simpronio and Chuck Culbertson | Bill and Gayle Simpson | Serge Smailbegovic* | Ann* and Peter Steenkiste | Marcia Taylor* | Jeff Vandergrift | Marla and Greg Vroegindewey | Sam Watts | Beth and Jim Webster | Jason* and Emily Weisser | Ruth Wepfer | Caroline West and Antonio Castracani | Susanne Wilkinson | Carol and Mark Williams | Susan Zelicoff  | David Zubrow


*PGC Board Member