2000 - 2012
The Great Glass Auction
The auction was initiated as a key component of BAGI’s metamorphosis into a vibrant and critical part of the arts community. BAGI’s role of a catalyst, mixing together artists, students, patrons and the general public.
The Auction has been an essential part of our outreach and fundraising effort for ten years. The event contributed one-quarter of our operating budget and allows us to continue many of our outreach programs, bringing outstanding artists to the facility to teach local artists and meet patrons. It also supports a student scholarship to attend each of BAGI's Visiting Artist master classes.
Each year world-renowned glass collectors Dorothy and George Saxe offered a fellowship to the artist whose work was deemed most outstanding by jury.
Auction pieces from over the years