Flame Off 2017 | Feb. 3

Friday | February 3, 2017
633 W. 18th Street
7:00-11:00 p.m.
$20
Tickets available at the door @ 6:30
Presale tickets at www.sonoranglass.org/flameofftickets


Founded here in Tucson by Tom Philabaum, The Flame Off has grown into a highly anticipated flameworking event and highlight of the Tucson gem show. Renowned local and visiting glass artists compete against the clock in front of hundreds of spectators. Catch the competition live on stage and throughout the SGS campus via big HD screens showing multiple live camera feeds.

This year’s theme is “The textures and sparkle of Tucson’s Gem Show.” Food trucks, music, and beer on tap (with ID) will also be on hand.

This is an all ages event. Ticket proceeds support nonprofit Sonoran Glass School and its educational programs.

Artist registration for the 2017 Flame Off is open. Deadline is this Friday, January 20th.
A Samurai 3 Stage Torch from GTT is the first place prize.
Fill out the Artist Registration Form, save it, and email us.


HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS

You can buy tickets online or at the door. To pre-purchase your tickets online, and proceed straight to Will Call on the night of the event, visit www.sonoranglass.org/flameofftickets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

VIP Tickets include: preferred seating, access to the VIP area, and two drink tickets.

The Flame Off is a fundraiser for the 501 c(3) non-profit glass arts educational organization Sonoran Glass School and its programs.

 


COMPETITION FORMAT & THEME

2017 Confirmed Competitors: Jeff Rutherford, Floor Kaspers, Alex G Williamson, Jonathan Russell, Diane Sepanski, James Lynch, Chuck Burton, Raven Copeland, Jack Morris, Mitchell Harned, and more TBA.

Schedule TBA

There will be two competition sessions with hosts commentating on the action.

Session I: 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Session II: 9:00-10:30 p.m.

Theme: The Textures and Sparkle of Tucson’s Gem Show.”

Judges will decide the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. Artists who place in these categories will each receive prizes from our Flame Off Sponsors, including glass art tools, supplies, and gift certificates.


FOOD AND DRINK
The Flame Off is an official Tucson Food Truck Roundup this year. There will be wine and beer by Thunder Canyon Brewery served by licensed bartenders.

Haus of BratsGigi'sFire Engine Dogs

 

 

 


FINAL CREATIONS

The resulting glass art pieces are spontaneous creations which demonstrate the tremendous skill, under immense pressure, of the competing artists in the glass art medium. It really is like the “Iron Chef” of the torchworking world that offers attendees a chance to get an up-close and personal view of the action.

Final Flame Off pieces will be available for viewing at Sonoran Glass School from February 6th-February 10th.  Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 


BIDDING: LIVE AND ONLINE

BiddingAlbum_FlameOff2015If you wish to bid on any of the pieces during the event you can do so by getting the attention of one of our clipboard-carrying volunteers. Bidding will extend on our Facebook bidding album starting Saturday evening at 5 p.m.

Judges will decide the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. Artists who place in these categories will each receive prizes from our Flame Off Sponsors, including glass art tools, supplies, and gift certificates.

 

 


FLAME OFF 2016 PARTNERS & SPONSORS

DOUG HARROUN

World-of-Glass-ProductionsCommnuity Foundation for Southern Arizona