From now through Monday, Aug. 5, Museum of Glass will be holding the second annual Fuel Their Fire online auction in support of the museum’s Visiting Artist Program. Bidders have the unique opportunity to sponsor an artist for a five-day residency in the Hot Shop. Bidding takes place online at http://www.biddingforgood.com/museumofglasswa.
“Fuel Their Fire directly connects donors to a program which is pivotal to the artist’s creative exploration. With financial constrictions lifted and access to our world-renowned team of three glassblowers for five days, artists experience unparalleled freedom to experiment and explore,” notes Susan Warner, executive director of Museum of Glass.
This year bidders can select from the following artists: Rik Allen, James Carpenter, Dan Dailey, Tammy Garcia, John Grade, John Kiley, Donald Lipski, Sibylle Peretti, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, Richard Royal, Therman Statom and Akio Takamori.
Winning bidders will receive recognition on the Museum’s website and in the Hot Shop during the residency, a piece created during the residency and the option to attend a private lunch or reception with the artist. Bidding begins at $5,000 and continues in increments of $500.
Over the past 11 years, the Museum has hosted over 300 artists from 17 countries. Live stream of the Hot Shop annually reaches 93 countries and has over 55,000 viewers.