One day only UTA exhibition and sale. April 4th 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Department of Art + Art History’s Annual Glass Art Sale was initiated on a loading dock behind the art building in the mid 1990’s by founder David Keens, in order to raise money to buy raw materials, equipment, tools, and for scholarships. Over the past 25 years, the annual event has grown into a world-class showcase of glass created by students, faculty, and visiting artists. Nearly two thousand works will be available for purchase, ranging from $5 paperweights to multi-thousand-dollar collector artworks. There will be a raffle, live glassblowing demonstrations, and a silent auction, which will go LIVE at 2 pm. We will remain open until 3 pm or until we sell out! Come early to find the best deals!
Thanks to the extraordinary support of the glass sale by members of the civic and university communities, the facility and program has expanded into one of the premier academic glass art programs in the country. The studio facility continues to operate on a modest yearly academic budget, supplemented by the funds raised during this important one-day-a -year sale. Sale proceeds are divided equally between the contributing student and the glass studio. The studio’s half is still used for all of our major equipment purchases, as well as for buying raw materials with which we continue to repair and build our own equipment. It also provides scholarships and research support to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We look forward to seeing you at this year's sale.