Hot Glass Exhibition & Gala Auction

November 8, 2019
300 Madison Lobby
300 Madison, Downtown Toledo

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hot Glass Exhibition and Gala Auction 2019


Hot Glass 2019 brings together artists and arts patrons to celebrate Toledo’s heritage as the Glass City and the birthplace of the studio glass movement. The event gathers original creations of leading glass artists from around the world for auction and raises funds to benefit The Arts Commission’s activities and programs. The 2019 Hot Glass Gallery Exhibition will feature more than 100 original works in glass which will be displayed October 7 - November 7 and culminate in an auction on November 8.

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Event Summary:
Hot Glass 2019 brings together artists and arts patrons to celebrate Toledo’s heritage as the Glass City and the birthplace of the studio glass movement.

Event Benefits:
Proceeds from Hot Glass 2019 will benefit the programs and activities of The Arts Commission.

300 Madison Lobby
300 Madison, in Downtown Toledo.

Gala Auction:
The concluding auction event will be held on November 8, 5:30-8:30PM. The evening will feature a silent and live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by The Chop House, desserts, and a cash bar. All artwork will be auctioned, as well as several glass experience and tour packages. Tickets are $95/person. Young professionals, ages 40 and under, may purchase discounted tickets at $45. For more information about tickets to the November 8 auction, please call The Arts Commission, 419-254-2787.

$95 General Admission | $45 Young professionals (Ages 40 & Under)

From October 7 - November 7, The Arts Commission will accept bids via phone call, 419-254-2787 Ext. 0. Proxy bidders can be appointed if interested purchasers are unable to attend the event. Shipping is available at-cost to the purchaser.

The Hot Glass 2019 Exhibition is free and open to the public, October 7 - November 7. Information will be available for self-guided tours.

Art Loop:
The exhibition will be open for the public to view during the Art Loop , October 17, 5:30-9:00PM. There will be a wine tasting provided and a pop up retail section where attendees can purchase small glass items from Firenation and t-shirts from Jupmode. Tickets to the Gala will be available for sale on site.

Participating Artists:
Mark Abildgaard, Chris Ahalt, Leon Applebaum, Brianna Barron, Brian Becher, Jen Blazina, Mathilde (Tilda) Brown Swanson, Jennifer Caldwell, Jonathan Capps, Jason Chakravarty, Jason Christian, Guy Corrie, Steve Cothern, Eloise Cotton, Amber Cowan, Jennifer Crescuillo, Rob Dauel, Nirit Dekel, Rachel Denny, Dick Ditore, Lauren Eastman Fowler, Shane Fero, Doug Frates, Adam Goldberg and Mike Stevens, Gathered Glass Studio, Emily Gomez, Grant Garmezy, Slate Grove, Jennifer Halvorson, Tess Healy, Alli Hoag, Alan Iwamura, Eric Keller, Janet Kelman, Eamon King, Pavlina Krivy, Patrick LePage, Jeff Mack, Joanna Manousis. Leonard Marty, Tom McGlauchlin, Shawn Messenger, Ken Miller, J David Norton, Kelly O'Dell, Joel O'Dorisio, Matthew Paskiet, Steven Ramsey, Matthew P Richards, Katrina Ruby, Kari Russell-Pool, Mindy Sand, Ian Schmidt, Jack Schmidt, Robin Schultes, Ethan Stern sponsored by Hawk Galleries, Austin Stern, Timothy Stover, Laurie Thal, Ryan Thompson, Toledo Museum of Art Glass Studio, Veruska Vagen, Eleonora Valeri, Bertil Valien sponsored by Habatat Galleries, James van Deursen, Adam Waimon, Zac Weinberg, Danny White, James Wilbat, Andrew Wu, Homer James Yarrito, Ian Zapico, Michael Zelenka

Public Tours:
Free guided tours will be scheduled. Tours will be approximately 30-45 minutes in length, and will be conducted by a member of the Hot Glass 2019 Acquisitions Committee. Contact The Arts Commission to arrange a private, guided tour for 10 people or more.

Parking for the gala auction on November 8 will be available on a first-come, first served basis at no charge in the 300 Madison parking garage. The parking facility is accessible via the Summit Street entrance and will accommodate vehicles up to 6’6” in height. Parking for tours will be available on St. Clair Street or in public parking garages.

Event Chairs:
Diane Phillips, Gail Zimmerman and Robert Zollweg

Julie Beckert, Jim Moore, Milt and Lee Hakel, Suzanne Lind, Adam Jackson, Alex Marsh, Sarah Bokesch, Charity Hogrefe, Kevin Jansen, Tara Chlewbowski, Austin Snook, Lynn Lippman, Allyson Rump

The Arts Commission Contact:
Kelly Rose Hirsh,, 419-254-2787 ext. 1025

Hot Glass Sponsors:
Kingston Healthcare, Rudolph Libbe Group, The Toledo Blade, ProMedica, Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts

Hot Glass In-kind Donors:
300 Madison, LLC, Brent Lohmann/b|creative, 2-SCALE, The Chop House

The Arts Commission thanks the following philanthropic partners for their support.

Lucas County Jobs and Family Services
Toledo LISC
Bowling Green State University
Owens Corning
University of Toledo
HCR ManorCare
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Lucas County Commissioners
Buckeye Broadband
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Levine
Huntington Bank
Toledo Community Foundation
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Welltower Inc.
Erie Construction
Toledo Museum of Art
Mager Designs
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
Hylant Group
Toledo Lucas County Port Authority
Toledo Community Foundation
Bartz Viviano
Northwest Ohio Community Shares
Fifth Third Bank
Imagination Station
Pilkington North America
Art Iron Foundation
Yark Automotive Group
La-Z-Boy, Inc.
First Hospitality Group/Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
First Solar
Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Ottawa Hills Travel
Dr. and Mrs. Allan Kirsner
Mr. Michael Cioffi
Julie Beckert
Ardenia Jones Terry
Aly Sterling
Adams Street Publishing
Directions Credit Union
Suzanne Liewald
Amanda and Frank Viviano
Laibe Electric Company
The Beirut
Donetta Carter
Taylor Automotive Family
Arthur J. Decio
Jeannie Hylant
The Andersons
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Delman
Adam Jackson
First Federal Bank
Metroparks Toledo
Mr. and Mrs. George M. Jones III
Patricia Levey


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