THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE OGDEN MUSEUM AT O WHAT A NIGHT!


The 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 the founder of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, William S. Arnett, and American artist Lonnie Holley, with Opus Awards on October 19, 2019. Patrons will have the chance to preview the auction at the Patron Party on October 17 at the home of Roger H. Ogden and Ken Barnes. Chairmen Mathilde & Richard Currence and Michelle & Lamar Villere 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, featuring a live auction led by Sotheby’s auctioneer Christy Williams Coombs, along with a silent auction. Your contribution to the O What a Night! Gala 2019 will provide critical funds for our award-winning educational programs, our Ogden After Hours music series and our dynamic exhibitions of Southern painting, photography, sculpture and much more.


ABOUT THE OPUS AWARD RECIPIENTS

William S. Arnett, Founder of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Pioneering scholar, collector and philanthropist, William S. Arnett, is credited with initiating the movement to recognize the achievements of African American artists from the South and their influence on the history of American culture. Arnett’s discoveries and publications have led to revelatory exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the de Young Museum, the High Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, among many others, and now influence the acquisition philosophies of museums nationwide.

 

Lonnie Holley, American Artist
Lonnie Holley has devoted his adult life to the practice of improvisational creativity across many media, from visual art, to music and—most recently—film. His film, “I Snuck Off the Slave Ship,” premiered at 2019 Sundance Film Festival. His 2018 album, “MITH,” was critically acclaimed, making lists of the top ten records of the year in the New Yorker and NewsweekPaste magazine has named Holley (along with cultural icons such as Yoko OnoDavid ByrneJean-Michel Basquiat and Laurie Anderson) as one of the ten most important artists who cross over between the visual arts and music. Holley’s work has been acquired by, among many other museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the High Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Phillips Collection and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.


UNDERWRITERS

La Petite Grocery & Justine

Roger H. Ogden & Ken Barnes


SPONSORS

Coleman E. Adler
Coquette
ELEMENT RENTAL
Goldring Family Foundation

The New Orleans Advocate
Neal Auction Company
Sazerac, Inc.
Charles Urstadt & David Bernard


BENEFACTORS

Adler’s Jewelry
Matt Arnett
Paul Arnett
William S. Arnett
Arthur Roger Gallery
Aron Belka
Paul Bongé
Callan Contemporary
Kate and Sandy Christenberry

Mathilde & Richard Currence
Michael Deas
George Dunbar
Skylar Fein
Simon Gunning
Daynese & Randy Haynie
The Helis Foundation
Gregory Holt & Lucy Burnett
Horton Humble

IBERIABANK
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
Kevin Kelly
Catherine Makk
Matthew Moreland & Patrick Welsh
Henry & Pat Shane
Sotheby’s
Christopher Villere
Michelle & Lamar Villere


Patron Hosts

Susan & Ralph Brennan
Catalyst Event Solutions
Claire Elizabeth Gallery
Dawn Dedeaux
Dr. Jerry & Carolyn Fortino
Paul J. Leaman, Jr. & Marilyn W. Dittmann

Stephen Perry
Mignon Faget, LTD.
New Orleans Magazine
Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Thibodeaux’s Floral Studio


Patrons

Suzie & Ted Bloch
Diane & Wayne Ducote
Amy & Stephen Farnsworth
Sarah & Richard Freeman
Monica Ann Frois & Eve Masinter
Glorianne Gargano & John A. Powell
Alexa Georges & Jerry Armatis
Dathel & John Georges
Susan & James Gundlach
Hancock Whitney

Hirabayashi Studios
Stuart Hurt
Rupa & Tarun Jolly
Linda & Gordon Kolb
Jay & Sally Lapeyre
Gregory Morey & Scott James
Martha Murphy & Jack Leahy
Debbie Mallik
Betsy Nalty & Dick Simmons
Judith Y. Oudt
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
Tia & Jimmy Roddy

Eric Santana
Lori & Bobby Savoie
Troy Scroggins
Laura & Sonny Shields
Holly & Geoffrey Snodgrass
Karen Solomon
Stone Pigman Walther
Wittmann L.L.C.
Stacy & Jay Underwood
Michael Wilkinson


2019 Gala Committee

Coleman E. Adler II
Chris Alfieri
Matt Arnett
Paul Arnett
Troi & Ron Bechet
Suzie & Ted Bloch
Meaghan & Joe Bonavita
Tristan Bultman
Tracy Copeland
Lauren & Bryan Fitzpatrick
Dr. Jerry & Carolyn Fortino
Sarah & Richard Freeman
Monica Ann Frois & Eve Masinter
Walton & Jeffrey Goldring

William Goldring
Ariel & Kasimu Harris
Jessie Schott Haynes & Beau Haynes
Daynese & Randy Haynie
Kevin Kelly
Allison Kendrick
Rita Benson LeBlanc
Catherine Makk
Mathew Moreland & Patrick Welsh
Gregory Morey & Scott James
Martha Murphy & Jack Leahy
Betsy Nalty & Dick Simmons
Michelle & Field Ogden
Roger Ogden & Ken Barnes

Judith Oudt
Tia & Jimmy Roddy
Christa & Matt Schwartz
Troy Scroggins
Laura & Sonny Shields
Holly & Geoffrey Snodgrass
Karen Solomon
Stacy & Jay Underwood
Christopher Villere
Shirelle & Joel Vilmenay
Thomas P. Westervelt
Dawn Wheelahan
Michael Wilkinson
Amanda & Teddy Winstead


LIVE AUCTION

Adler’s Jewelry
Aron Belka
Dawn DeDeaux
Dusti Bongé

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William Christenberry
Michael Deas
Thornton Dial
George Dunbar
Lin Emery

Skylar Fein
Simon Gunning
Horton Humble
RJ Raizk


SILENT AUCTION SPONSORED BY Neal Auction Company

Sarah Allen
Scott Andresen
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Mac Ball
Ron Bechet
Mark Bercier
Christa Blackwood
Andrew M. Blanchard
Carmelo Blandino
Rayne Housey Bories
Bradley Bowers
Langdon Clay
Maude Schuyler Clay
Teresa Cole
Ashleigh Coleman
Michael Roque Collins
Tony Dagradi
Sarrah Danziger
Rachel David
Stephen Paul Day
Thomas Deaton
Lisa Di Stefano
William Dunlap
Kat Flyn
Sophia Germer
Doyle Gertjejansen
Jennifer Gibbs
Emery Gluck
Cybèle Gontar

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Michael Guidry
Shawn Hall
L. Kasimu Harris
Sally Heller
Ana Hernandez
Miro Hoffmann
Marcia B Holmes
Allan Innman
David Knox
Sharon Kopriva
David Lambert
Erica Larkin Gaudet
Kristina Larson
Emily Lovejoy
Justin Lundgren
Ellen Macomber
George Marks
Julian Martin
Shirley Rabe Masinter
Bonnie Maygarden
Rose McBurney
Richard McCabe
Molly McCall
Selina McKane
Michael Meads
Kristin Meyers
Lara Morgan
David Rae Morris
Amy Newell

Paul Ninas
Jack Niven
Tom O’Brien
Nonney Oddlokken
Ruth Owens
Sherry Owens
Perry Pfister
Gina Phillips
Lindsey J. Porter
Rontherin Ratliff
Stephanie Reed
Emilie Rhys
Nikki Rosato
Dan Rule
Rhenda Saporito
Richard Sexton
Rick Stevens
Allison Stewart
Jill Stoll
Jessica Strahan
Leona Strassberg Steiner
Dan Tague
Jerry Therio
Nell C. Tilton
John Isiah Walton
Vincente Weber
B’Beth Weldon
Carl Joe Williams
Caroline Youngblood


Tickets + Sponsorship 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)

 

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)

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)

 


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

 

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)

 

 


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Commitments must be received by August 16 for inclusion in the printed invitation.

Interested in learning more about other sponsorship opportunities to support the Museum’s O What A Night! Gala? Please email development@ogdenmuseum.org