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O What a Night! Gala 2022

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$600 – $25000

October 15, 2022 |

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, dedicated to broadening the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South, will hold its annual O What a Night! Gala honoring iconic local artist George Dunbar on October 15, 2022, with a Patron Party and auction preview on October 13 at the home of Walton and Jeffrey Goldring. Co-Chairs Penny Francis and Jason Waguespack invite you to join them at the O What a Night! Gala, which sells out every year and plays host to affluent and influential patrons from New Orleans and across the country. This evening is not only an experiential celebration of the very best in Southern art, music and food, but is also the Museum’s top fundraising event. Your contribution to the O What a Night! Gala 2022 will provide critical funds for our award-winning educational programs and our dynamic exhibitions of Southern painting, photography, sculpture and much more.

What makes this event so special? The people and the art! People from all over the country will be able to bid on works of art in the silent auction, presented by Neal Auction Company, and live auction. We are excited to bring back Nicholas Lowry of Swann Auction Galleries as this year’s live auction auctioneer. Year after year, art collectors look forward to viewing all of the beautiful works of art created by artists of the South. More details to be announced! 

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 2022 O WHAT A NIGHT! GALA

TICKET OPPORTUNITIES

Underwriter table – $25,000
• Name recognition as Underwriter on all print and digital materials including 2,000 printed invitations, and 400 event programs and catalogs
• Name recognition as Underwriter on Gala webpage
• 8 tickets to the O What a Night! Gala Patron Party
• 1 table at the O What a Night! Gala with first row placement (8 seats)

Sponsor table – $15,000
• Name recognition as Sponsor on all print and digital materials including 2,000 printed invitations and 400 event programs and catalogs
• Name recognition as Sponsor on Gala webpage
• 8 tickets to the O What a Night! Gala Patron Party
• 1 table at the O What a Night! Gala with premium placement (8 seats)

Benefactor Table – $10,000
• Name recognition as Benefactor on all print and digital materials including 2,000 printed invitations and 400 event programs and catalogs
• Name recognition as Benefactor on Gala webpage
• 8 tickets to the O What a Night! Gala Patron Party
• 1 table at the O What a Night! Gala with preferred placement (8 seats)

Patron Host – $5,000

• Name recognition as Patron Host on all print and digital materials including 2,000 printed invitations and 400 event programs and catalogs

• Name recognition as Patron Host on Gala webpage
• 4 tickets to the O What a Night! Gala Patron Party
• Half table at the O What a Night! Gala with preferred placement (4 seats)

Patron – $1,200
• Name recognition as Patron on all print materials including 2,000 printed invitations and 400 event programs and catalogs
• 1 ticket to the O What a Night! Gala Patron Party
• 1 ticket to the O What a Night! Gala

Supporter – $600
• 1 ticket to the O What a Night! Gala

LIVE AUCTION ARTISTS

Katrina Andry
Aron Belka
Michael J. Deas
George Dunbar
William Dunlap

Simon Gunning
Gina Phillips
Ashley Pridmore
Gregory B. Saunders
John Isiah Walton
Mitchell Wright

SILENT AUCTION ARTISTS, PRESENTED BY NEAL AUCTION COMPANY

Scott Andresen
Renee Allie
Musa Alves
David Armentor
Luke Alex Atkinson
Anthony Baab
Christine Bagneris
Peter Barnitz
Erik Barthels
Thom Bennett
Mark Bercier
Tiffany Bergeron
Christa Blackwood
Dr. Bob
Sesthasak Boonchai
H. Grace Boyle
Wendo Brunoir
Linda Burgess
Katie Clark Case
Aaron Collier
Michael Roque Collins
James Constantine
Seth Cook
Jenny Day
Tony Dagradi
William DePauw
Lisa Di Stefano
Earl Dismuke
William Dunlap
James Flynn
Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans
Sarah Freeman
Josiah Gagosian
Rachel E. Gardner
Erica Larkin Gaudet
Mitchell Gaudet

Sophia Germer
Charles Gudaitis
Dirk Guidry
Rosemary Goodell
Cheryl Anne Grace
Joan Griswold
William Guion
Jonathan R Hodge
Marcia Holmes
Susan Ireland
Susan Jamison
j’dot
Jeremiah Johnson
Kenneth H. Jordan II
Saheli Khastagir
Frahn Koerner
Audra Kohout
Sharon Kopriva
Kristina Larson
Rozalyn LeCompte
Camille Farrah Lenain
Megan Lightell
Christy Lorio
Emily Lovejoy
Charles Muir Lovell
Kaori Maeyama
Sarah Martzolf
Richard McCabe
Rebecca McGirney
Selina McKane
Michael Meads
Kristin Meyers
Greg Miles
Leroy Miranda, Jr.
Jacob Mitchell
Lara Morgan

Susan Havens-Morris
David Rae Morris
Randall D. Mosman, Jr.
Kelly Mueller
Amy Newell
Duyen Nguyen
Jon Osborne
Sherry Owens
Marcy Palmer
Angel Perdomo
Antoine Prince
RJ Raizk
Dorthy Ray
Stephanie Reed
Emilie Rhys
Brittan Rosendahl
Dan Rule
Rhenda C. Saporito
Cynthia Scott
Starr Sariego
Sadie Sheldon
Aimée Farnet Siegel
Mark Spiers
Leona Strassberg Steiner
Trinity Thomas
Nell C. Tilton
Brandon Juan Surtain
Paige Valente
Bianca Walker
Alexis Walter
Thomas Walton
Irvin Washington
Caroline Youngblood
Antonia Zennaro
Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans
Windsor Court Hotel

ENTERTAINMENT

Jeremy Davenport

CUISINE SPONSORS

Desserts by Beth Biundo Sweets
The Delachaise
Saba

SPONSORS

BENEFACTORS

Coleman E. Adler II
Callan Contemporary
Ibis Art Gallery
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
LeMieux Galleries

Roger H. Ogden & Ken Barnes
Premium Parking
Charles D. Urstadt & David Bernard
Fern & Kevin Watters
Jason Waguespack & Jeffery Morgan

PATRON HOSTS

Adler’s Jewelry
Susan & Ralph Brennan
Children’s Hospital New Orleans
Claire Elizabeth Gallery
Beverly Dale
Eclectic Home
Catherine & Chad Edmonson
Dr. Jerry & Carolyn Fortino

Hancock Whitney Bank
Evan Hayes
Haynie Family Foundation
Gregory Holt & Lucy Burnett
HUB International
Jones Walker LLP
Lisson Gallery
Catherine Makk

McEnery Residential and The McEnery Company
Dale A. Mott & Kenneth P. Hyle
New Orleans & Company
Octavia Art Gallery
Preservation Hall & Jaffe Family
Spillman | Blackwell Fine Art
St Charles Avenue
Wink Design & Events

PATRONS

Mary E. Becnel, Mathilde & Richard Currence, Ericksen Krentel LLP, First Horizon, Debra J. Fischman, Monica Ann Frois & Eve Masinter, Monique & Warren Gardner, Alexa Georges & Jerry Armatis, Stuart B. Hurt, Beth & Hugh Lambert, Lee Ledbetter and Douglas Meffert, Betsy Nalty & Richard Simmons, Judith Oudt, Fran & Mark Scofield, Dr. Troy Scroggins, Laura & Sonny Shields, Holly & Geoffrey P. Snodgrass, Dawn Adams Wheelahan, Michael Wilkinson

EVENT COMMITTEE

Susan & Ralph Brennan, Catherine & Chad Edmonson, Beverly Dale, Catherine & Chad Edmonson, Monica A. Frois & Eve B. Masinter, Jessie & Beau Haynes, Daynese & Randy Haynie, Shannon Moon, Dale Mott & Kenneth P. Hyle, Betsy Nalty & Dick Simmons, Michelle & Field Ogden, Roger Ogden & Ken Barnes, Judith Oudt, Fran & Mark Scofield, Nathalie Simon, Holly & Geoffrey Snodgrass, Tracy Copeland, Dawn Adams Wheelahan, Suzi & Ted Bloch III M.D.

ABOUT GEORGE DUNBAR

Photo by Cameron Wood

George Dunbar was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1927. He studied at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and later received a BFA in painting from the Grande Chaumiere in Paris in 1953.

Since his first solo exhibition in Philadelphia in 1953, Dunbar’s artwork has been displayed in museums, galleries and exhibits around the world, including a one man show on his works in gold leaf, Elements of Chance, displayed at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and George Dunbar: Southern Masters Series displayed at Ogden Museum of Southern Art. His public works can be viewed at such esteemed Museums as the British Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Dunbar received the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 for his contributions to art and culture in Louisiana. He was also awarded the Delgado Society’s Distinguished Art Award by the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2001. He has taught at 331 Art School in New Orleans, Isidore Newman School and Tulane University.

Dunbar currently works and resides on Bayou Bonfouca in Slidell, Louisiana, and is represented by Callan Contemporary in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bio courtesy of Callan Contemporary

/// George Dunbar, Coin du Lestin, 1999, Gold leaf over black and red clay, Collection of the artist

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost:
$600 – $25000
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Website:
https://ogdenmuseum.org/owhatanight/

Venue

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Phone:
504.539.9650
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