VIP Package

Art on Fire


VIP Package $250

Join us, artists and art appreciators all over the world for this fun, first time online auction event in support of Pittsburgh Glass Center! Art on Fire is PGC’s most important fundraiser and Pittsburgh’s only contemporary glass art auction. It attracts community leaders and art appreciators, generating over 10% of our annual operating funds in ONE evening. 

Online Celebration: September 25 at 7pm
Artwork On View: NOW
Online Auction: September 11 - 25, 2020

Co-Chairs: Ellen and Jack Kessler
Honorary Artist: Sharif Bey


Art on Fire 2020 VIP Gift

To get the best experience we encourage you to purchase a VIP Package. Everyone will have access to the online auction; however the VIP Package gives you additional exclusive access to:

  • GLASS MENAGERIE OF GIFTS including a handmade glass cheese plate and wine stopper, plus charcuterie and a bottle of wine.
  • PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE TOUR of the Art on Fire auction items in the Hodge Gallery with Executive Director Heather McElwee

  • INTIMATE PREVIEW GATHERINGS and glass demonstrations at PGC with Honorary Artist Sharif Bey (limited to 20 guests)


2020 sponsors

Art on Fire 2020 Sponsors



Gavin Benjamin* | Rose Brailsford and Jane Black | Janet and John Brendel | Mark J. Caldone and Dr. Paul J. Lebovitz | Tracy* and Nickolas Certo | Tom and Maria Clarke | Richard and Nancy Cohen | Lloyd Corder | Randi Dauler and Donn Neal | Anthony and Margaret DeArdo | Kim* and John Dingess | Terry Donaldson | Joe and Cathy Dowd | Fran* and Emily Escalante | Dawn and Chris Fleischner | Steven and Lynn Forman | Mary Louise and Doug Fowkes | Merriann* and Mac Grant | Bill and Ellen Hamilton | Tom* and Hannah Hardy | Dan and Barb Henderson | Andy and Jill Hicks | Gwendolyn Hilger | Maureen Mahoney Hill and Chris Hill | Paula Jernigan | Angela and Jon Kamin | Ellen and Jack Kessler | Betsy and Jim Krisher | John and Peg Lagnese | Elizabeth Lawrence | Larry Leahy* and John Van De Grift | Kevin Marpoe* and Gabriel Zenarosa | Wendy and Peter Mars | Philip and Maria McCalister | Nona and Rick McCown | Margie and Sam McMahon | Robin Reid Mickey | Dennis Morgret | Kathleen Mulcahy | Kathleen* and S. Kumar Nandan | Mary Navarro | Alison* and Paul Oehler | Nancy and Woody Ostrow | Charles Porter and Hilary Tyson | Scott and Susan Portnoy | Steve and Debbie Pusateri | William and Nancy Rackoff | Stacey* V. and Andrew B. Rhodes | Marcia and Gerald Rubenstein | Karl and Jennifer Salatka | Elizabeth and Brooke Scott | Pat and Alan Siger | Lee and Myrna Silverman | Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds | Nancy Simpronio and Chuck Culbertson | Ann* and Peter Steenkiste | Marcia Taylor* | Ruth Wepfer | Susanne Wilkinson | John Wojtyna and Lorelli Moser | Brian Wongchaowart | Susan Zelicoff | Cass Zielinski*  | David Zubrow and Laura Hansen


*PGC Board Member