O What A Night! GALA 2015

An unforgettable evening of art, music and cuisine with Southern flair!
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All photos by Cheryl Gerber and Brei Olivier, all rights reserved, October 2014


For more photos from O what a Night 2014, click here.

O What A Night! Gala

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 6pm – 11pm
Patrick F. Taylor Library, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and adjacent venues



The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will be holding its unparalleled celebration of Southern art, culture and cuisine, the “O What a Night!” Gala on Saturday, October 24, 2015. It will be a memorable evening highlighting the important mission of the Ogden Museum. Please mark your calendar and make your reservation now!

This year’s gala co-chairs, Karen Solomon and Tracy Copeland, are designing an evening filled with the very best in Southern art, cuisine and music.

OPUS AWARD

The Opus Award this year will be presented to David A. Kerstein, President, The Helis Foundation.

TICKETS

BUY OWAN TICKETS HERE

Businesses interested in corporate sponsorship of the O What a Night! Gala may view our sponsorship brochure here. Contact development@ogdenmuseum.org for more information.

CUISINE

The Patron party and Silent Auction events will feature Chef Justin Devillier from La Petite Grocery, while the Gala dinner itself will feature a meticulously crafted menu from Chef Donald Link and Chef Ryan Prewitt of Peche.

ART



Our highly anticipated live and silent auctions will showcase the works of both established and emerging talents from across the South, as well as one-of-a-kind experiences. Years past works have included John Alexander, George Rodridgue, Simon Gunning, Lin Emery, James Michalopoulos, Jack Niven, and more.

The live auction will feature Auctioneer C K Swett, who the NY Times says “has managed to shake up the staid world of auctioneering.” Swett joins the Ogden Museum for his third year as auctioneer at the O What a Night! Gala.

PATRONS



On Thursday, October 22, the Patron Party will be hosted by Karen and George Solomon at their beautiful New Orleans home. Highlights from the live auction will be on view, and the event will provide an early opportunity to sample exceptional Southern fare and begin the celebration of the O What a Night! Gala weekend.

MUSIC



With an aggressive music mission, the Ogden Museum has featured more than 100 New Orleans musicians at each O What A Night! Gala. Celebrating 10 years of music programming, the O What A Night! 2015 will continue this strong tradition.

ATTIRE

Black Tie - Evening Attire



O What a Night! attracts more than 500 art enthusiasts from across the country and is one of the most highly anticipated social events of the year in New Orleans. We invite you to purchase your table now for this unforgettable evening of superlative Southern culture at the “O.” Each Year, the event is sold out! Don’t wait to reserve your spot! We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information about O What a Night! 2015, please contact: Development, 504.539.9616 or by email at owan@ogdenmuseum.org

O SO MANY THANKS!

Underwriters

IBERIABANK

Link Restaurant Group

Sponsors

The Helis Foundation

Geneva & David Kerstein

La Petite Grocery & Balise

The New Orleans Advocate

New Orleans Auction Galleries

Sazerac, Inc.

Karen & George Solomon

Benefactors

Coleman E. Adler II

The Berger & Tiller Families

Dathel & Tommy Coleman

Mathilde & Richard Currence

Stephanie & Robin Durant

Alexa Georges & Jerry Armatis

Dathel & John Georges

Anna Beth & John Goodman

Gregory Holt & Lucy Burnett

Stephanie & James Huger

Amanda & Gladstone Jones

Danielle & Roger Kavanaugh

Kevin Kelly

Allison Kendrick

Roger H. Ogden and Kenneth Barnes

Premium Parking

Renaissance Publishing

Tia & Jimmy Roddy

Pat & Henry Shane

Martha & Gary Solomon

Fran & George Villere

Dawn Wheelahan

Patron Hosts

Stephanie & Joseph Bruno

Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Entergy

First NBC Bank

Martha Anne Foster & Andrew Sammataro

Jones Walker LLP

Paul J. Leaman, Jr. and Marilyn V. Dittmann

Louisiana CAT

Patrons

Dr. & Mrs. Ted Bloch

Elizabeth Boh

Meaghan & Joe Bonavita

John Chrestia

Carol & Robert Cudd

Diane & Wayne Ducote

Mignon Faget

Lauren & Bryan Fitzpatrick

Sarah & Richard Freeman

B. Benjamin Lowry & Shelly Gallender

Lynn & Stewart Gammill

Alison Hartman & Katie Lauricella

Daynese & Randy Haynie

Lillian & James Maurin

Gregory Morey & Scott James

Sally & Jay Lapeyre

Martha Murphy & Jack Leahy

Betsy Nalty & Dick Simmons

National WWII Museum

Judith Young Oudt

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation

Renée & Stewart Peck

Alma & Robert Pettit

Peter Rogers

Virginia Roddy

Troy Scroggins

Laura & Sonny Shields

Pamela & Robert Steeg

Stacy & Jay Underwood

Margaret & Pierre Villere

Whitney Bank

Amanda & Teddy Winstead

2015 Gala Committee

Coleman E. Adler II

Tiffany Adler

Louellen & Darryl Berger

Meaghan & Joe Bonavita

John Chrestia

Tracy Copeland

Mathilde & Richard Currence

Stephanie & Robin Durant

Lauren & Bryan Fitzpatrick

Carolyn & Jerry Fortino

Sarah & Richard Freeman

Alexa Georges & Jerry Armatis

Dathel & John Georges

William Goldring

Anna Beth & John Goodman

Jessie Schott Haynes

Daynese & Randy Haynie

Janet & Scott Howard

Robin & Allan Kanner

Kevin Kelly

Allison Kendrick

Megan Kendrick

Richard Keith Langham

Paul J. Leaman, Jr. & Marilyn V. Dittmann

B. Benjamin Lowry & Shelly Gallender

Greg Morey & Scott James

Bitsie & Grover Mouton

Martha Murphy & Jack Leahy

Michelle & Field Ogden

Roger H. Ogden & Kenneth Barnes

Virginia Roddy

Laura & Sonny Shields

Julie & David Silvers

Karen & George Solomon

Allison & Ben Tiller

Lynne & Hugh Uhalt

Stacy & Jay Underwood

Fran & George Villere

Tommy Westervelt

Amanda & Teddy Winstead

Dawn Wheelahan