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2014 Annual Glass Art SalePosted on March 21, 2014
Each year the UTA glass area holds a glass art sale open to the university and public communities. This event raises the money used to fund the operation of the Glass Studio and degree program. Raw glass, tools, machinery, kilns, etc. are all purchased using money raised from this sale. Additionally, this money is used to fund visiting artists to the glass area and student scholarships to summer glass study programs.
Raising money through this sale is essential to the operation of the studio and program in glass at UTA. Glass students of all levels, faculty, and visiting artists all create glass work for the sale. The objects range from five-dollar paperweights to major collector pieces selling for several thousand dollars. Half of the sale price is returned to the student/artist, the other half is deposited in the glass area operational budget account of the University. Most pieces have prices set by the maker, with a selected group of major pieces put in a silent auction held during the sale. Glass students prepare the facility and objects for the sale, and work during the event as cashiers, packers, assistants, etc. It is a fun and exciting event not to be missed. This year the One Day Only Sale will be held on Friday April 4th, from 8am
8pm (or until we sell out). We will have live glass blowing demonstrations, raffles, live/silent auctions, and more. Your continued support has solidified the University of Texas at Arlington's Glass program as a leader in the field and maintained its status of having one of the best University facilities in the World. We look forward to seeing you again, continuing this incredible tradition, and creating a legacy!!