502 South Cooper St. #335
Arlington, TX 76019
GLASS PROGRAM ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY SALES AND FUNDRAISERS
Assistant Professor Justin Ginsberg, Art and Art History Department glass area coordinator recently announced the launching of three holiday fundraisers for the program. Over the past 20 years, the glass area has relied on its hugely popular annual public sales to generate funds to purchase raw materials, repair and maintain state-of-the-art equipment, as well as offer funding opportunities to the incredibly dedicated glass students. Since the COVID-necessitated cancellation of last spring’s glass sale and upcoming on-campus holiday sales, the program has had to seek out and implement creative new ways to generate support.
SPARK Campaign: Open from now until December 31, 2020
In partnership with the University, the glass program is initiating a SPARK campaign which creates an online fundraising platform for generous supporters to give tax-deductible donations to ensure the continued success of the program. A donation, in any amount, will go a long way.
Online Art Auction: Open from November 24 – December 6, 2020
For the first time in the glass program’s history, an online art auction featuring glass artworks created by students, staff, faculty, and visiting artists will be held. 50% of each sale will go to the artist who created the work, and 50% of the sale will go back into the Glass program’s budget. The hand-selected works can be viewed and bid upon through the website, airauctioneer.com beginning on Tuesday November 24 at 8 a.m. and run until midnight on December 6. Registration is easy, and you can receive notifications when bids have increased on an item you are interested in. On November 24, please visit the site and see what exciting artworks are up for auction.
In Person Glass and Craft Sale at The Lullaby Set: November 28 & 29, and December 5 & 6 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. *You must register prior to going*
Finally, the area is working hard to produce works which are perfect for holiday gifts. Ornaments, pumpkins, vases, and other design/homeware will be available for purchase at a local gallery collaborating with the program. This in-person sale will follow all CDC, state, and city health guidelines. Registration is required in order to attend, only 8 individuals will be allowed in the space every 30 minutes, and every attendee will be required to wear a mask and sanitize hands before entering. Shoppers can sign up to attend the event by going online and selecting a time that best fits their schedule. Once registered, the physical location of the sale adjacent to the UTA campus is 1037 W. Abram Rd, Arlington, TX 76013.
Assistant Professor Ginsberg expressed his appreciation for the community’s ongoing patronage of the glass art program, saying, “Thank you again for all of your continued support. From all of our community here at UTAG, we wish you a safe, healthy, and happy holidays. We look forward to seeing and connecting with each and every one of you!”
Please direct any questions to Justin Ginsberg at: firstname.lastname@example.org