An Artful Way to Give
We are very grateful for the support and dedication of the New Orleans community to Poydras Home’s annual fundraiser. We hope you will also choose to make Poydras a priority in your charitable giving. Consider a corporate or individual patron sponsorship of the Celebratory Bicentennial Gala and Juried Art Competition & Sale. Our Gala was held on Thursday evening October 26th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. showcasing Poydras Home Art Show “winners” from the past 10 years including 12 select craft artists.
This year, the Bicentennial Gala was chaired by Marion Van Horn Eagan. The 2017 Artist Chairs were Dolores Hall, Delia Hardie, Margie Scheuermann and Terry Salassi. The judge for this year’s juried exhibition was Ruthie Winston, principal owner and senior appraiser of Winston & Associates appraisals and consultants of fine art and antiques. The show selections consisted of oils on canvas, watercolors, acrylic, mixed media paintings or original photography along with magnificent glass art, hand-built ceramic pieces by known local artists and more!
The gala featured musical entertainment by Deacon John. Fabulous food offerings planned for the evening included an outdoor raw oyster bar presented by Two Girls One Shuck traveling oyster bar as well as restaurant representation by Galatoire’s, Vincent’s, the Pelican Club and Creole Creamery. A specialty Poydras Home Bicentennial Birthday Cocktail created by “The Cocktail Chicks” Ti Martin and Lally Brennan was one not to be missed! “The Bird of Paradise” featured lavender and lemongrass infused vodka, fresh lemon and hibiscus topped with sparkling wine. Gala ticket prices were $100 each with a young adult ticket option for party-goers aged 21 to 35 for $65 each.
Gala proceeds benefit the residents of Poydras Home. In addition to the donations of participating artists who donate a percentage of their sales to Poydras Home, sponsorships and Gala ticket sales are critical in helping to meet the funding goals of specific identified needs of our residents each year. This year in honor of the 200th Birthday Poydras Home is giving our residents a scenic Park, Koi Pond, Patio, Gardens and Gazebo. Proceeds from the Bicentennial Gala are dedicated to the 200th Birthday Gift.
We welcome your participation and your support is needed. For more information about corporate or patron level sponsorships of the Celebratory Bicentennial Gala, call the Development Dept. at 504-897-0535 or email Vice-President of Development Charlotte Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.