Support a growing community of artists who embody the creative spirit that Ron and Kathleen have fostered here.


There are many factors that contribute to an artist’s success, but one that we can all agree on is ACCESS.

No matter how much natural talent you possess, access to resources and opportunities is critical in order to take creative risks, think outside the box, and fully engage your curiosity.

Pittsburgh Glass Center has been crucial in supporting me as a place of research and inspiration, In order for my work with plasma neon to progress, I need time and space to build and develop a foundation for this medium. This residency at PGC through the Ron Desmett Memorial Award enables me to push the scale of my work and explore ideas testing the limits of what is possible, said Percy Echols II, 2018–19 Ron Desmett Memorial Award for Imagination in Glass Artist-in-Residence.

Please consider making a donation today so that we can continue to provide access to resources and opportunities to artists like Percy. 

Your gift of $125 will provide artists with access to the opportunities and resources they need in order to take risks, practice curiosity, and think outside the box.

There are three ways to give to Pittsburgh Glass Center:

  1. Donate securely online.
  2. Call us at 412-365-2145 x212.
  3. Mail a donation to Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


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