Magnolia Ball Silent Auction is Open! Bidding Available Until June 13 at 5 p.m.

Magnolia Ball is this Saturday, June 12! We are pleased to present 90+ regional artists and businesses in our Magnolia Ball Silent Auction, celebrating the exhibition, Outside In, Improvisations of Space: The Ceramic Work of MaPó Kinnord. Support the O and support Southern artists and businesses by bidding online now through June 13 at 5 p.m.! Here is a preview of items up for bid. 

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Lisa di Stefano, Nest of Color, #8, 2020, 13×13, Mixed Media on Paper, Courtesy of the artist

Lisa di Stefano’s work employs subtle details, respectful suggestions, and rousing palettes. A Baton Rouge native, she often chooses the nature of Louisiana as the subject of her paintings.  For her “Nest” series, Di Stefano uses bowerbirds as the inspiration for her abstract designs. Bowerbirds are a unique species of bird native to Australia in which the male builds elaborate “bowers” or “nests” out of colorful found objects such as dried flowers, fruit, shells and even blue bottle cap tops. Essentially, the most beautiful, colorful nest will help a male attract the most desirable female mate.

Kappa Horn, O, 2021, 21 x 3.75 x 3.75″, Ceramic, Courtesy of the artist

Kappa Horn believes that “Life is short so it’s time to do what you love – and I love making things in clay and curating wonderful things for other people”

Stuff & Co. by Grace Holden, Squiggle, 2021, 50×14, Yarn, Fabric, Wood, Courtesy of the artist

Stuff & Grace Holden is a collection of work by Grace Holden and is primarily focused in fiber arts. She creates quilted and tufted art both functional and decorative.  Holden’s work draws on traditional craft executed into playful modern art. Exploring texture with a detailed emphasis on color and shape, her work is fun and light-hearted with a sense of comfort.

Wendo, She Got Bigger Dreamz, 2019, 25×33, Mixed media, Courtesy of the artist

Wendo Brunoir was born in 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans and soon after his M.F.A. from UNO. Upon receiving his master’s degree in painting, he was picked to represent his school by doing an art exhibition in Austria. After participating in various gallery shows, he started painting murals in and around New Orleans. He has done commissions for several local businesses as well as private commissions. Soon after, he traveled to different parts of the country with two other members painting murals in Texas, Mississippi and Georgia. He has participated in group shows around New Orleans and has had a solo show at Boyd satellite gallery on Julia St. in the Arts District. In 2018, he was presented an opportunity to paint the first ever large scale mural in Labo, Camarines Norte in the Philippines. Wendo currently lives and works in New Orleans.

100 count humidor, antique cigar mold, torch lighter, cigar cutter, Cigar Factory New Orleans hat and t-shirt, cigar sampler, $50 gift certificate

Cigar Factory New Orleans is a small family business and has been hand rolling cigars in the city’s famous French Quarter since 1999. They have created five exclusive blends of premium tobaccos from around the world and are proud to be part of a true New Orleans tradition dating back the late 1800’s.

Sazerac cocktail kit and home bar set

Sazerac stands proudly in a historic building at the corner of Canal and Magazine. Just a short stroll from the original 1850s era Sazerac Coffeehouse, the Sazerac House is an immersive exploration of the spirited culture of New Orleans. Featuring three floors of interactive exhibits across 48,000 square feet, including private event venues, an on-site Sazerac Rye distillery, and Peychaud’s Bitters production facility, the Sazerac House welcomes visitors to experience New Orleans history through the stories of its cocktails. For more information on the Sazerac House, please visit

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This year, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests and allow for social distancing, we’ve implemented timed ticketing with 3 available entry times. Come support Ogden Museum’s educational mission and celebrate the exhibition, Outside In, Improvisations of Space: The Ceramic Work of MaPó Kinnord. The evening will feature art, live music, DJs, entertainers, an online silent auction, food vouchers from your favorite local restaurants, cocktails and more!

Bidding is NOW OPEN and available through June 13 at 5 p.m at Your silent auction purchase not only supports Ogden Museum, but also artists and businesses who receive a percentage of final sales.

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