ODYSSEY BALL

Saturday, 9pm-1am
  • 12
  • November
  • 2011

This November 12th the New Orleans Museum of Art will celebrate its 100th anniversary with the Centennial Odyssey Ball, "2011...A NOMA Odyssey."

In our first century NOMA built a world collection, and expansive facility, and gained recognition as the finest art museum in the mid-South. This year's Odyssey Ball will mark the opening of NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century. It will be an exhibition of extraordinary additions to our permanent collection, given in celebration of our first century and the commencement of our second.

Deacon John will take center stage at the Ball and will provide the best musical sounds around! Extraordinary international cuisine, a Live and Silent Auction, valet parking, in addition to the opening of the new exhibition given by NOMA friends and family, will collectively create a giant leap into our next 100 years!

Ticket Prices

VIP Sponsors $1,000
Single Sponsor $500
Patrons $500
Single Patron $250
Ball 9 pm – 1 am

  • One NOMA member ticket to the ball $150
  • One Non-member ticket to the ball $200
  • Two NOMA Member tickets to the ball $300
  • Two Non-member tickets to the ball $ 400

Young Fellow Ball Tickets 9:30 pm – 1:00 am
(35 years old and younger, limited to 200 reservations)
  • One Young Fellows ball ticket $95
  • Two Young Fellows ball ticket $190

This year’s Auction Items:

LIVE AUCTION 9:00 P.M. in the Great Hall
L1 Walton Ford lithograph Walton Ford lithograph
donor: Walton Ford and Paul Kasmin gallery, New York, NY Value: $15,000

L2 Big Weekend in the Big Apple Two weekend nights in a one bedroom suite at the lowell hotel in New York on east 63rd street. restrictions apply; expires 12.12.12 Behind the scenes viewing of the 4th hour with Kathie lee and hoda in the Today show studios for two people on an agreed upon day Intimate, inside tour for two of sotheby's, the world's most preeminent auction house donors: Ashish Verma, g.m., The lowell hotel, NY, sotheby's, Today Value: Priceless

L3 NOMA rooftop Party Throw a party for 20 with a spectacular view of New orleans and City Park as background. We'll provide the cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; stimulating conversation is up to you! Catering provided by FlavorBox Catering. donor: New orleans Museum of Art Value: Priceless

L4 A Night to "drive da' Blues Away…" an evening with george and Wendy rodrigue Join george and Wendy rodrigue for this one of kind tour of their new gallery. Four lucky indivduals will enjoy champagne and hors d'oeuvres at the george rodrigue gallery on royal street in the heart of the Vieux Carre. Following the appetizer course you will then stroll two blocks to legendary Chef Paul Prudhomme's, K-Paul's louisiana Kitchen, on Chartres street where a four course dinner with wine pairings personally prepared and selected by executive Chef Paul Miller awaits. This special night will certainly help to "drive da' blues away" from any and all lucky enough to attend this incredible evening, which will conclude with the masterful architect of the meal, executive Chef Paul Miller's cooking demonstration as the evening's grand finale. subject to availability of the rodrigues, K-Paul's louisiana Kitchen and Chef Paul Miller donor: george and Wendy rodrigue, K-Paul's louisiana Kitchen Value: Priceless

Silent Auction
BOARD 1 CLOSES 9:45 P.M.
101 Linda Bickel Necklace sterling silver and gold Phoenix necklace donor: linda Bickel Value: $1,200
102 Joachim Cassell, "4th of July Fireworks" " 4th of July Fireworks", original framed pastel signed by Joachin Cassell, 28"x 24.5" donor: Cassell gallery Value: $1,195
103 David Tompkins Photography gift Certificate for one 24" x 30" paramount wall portraiture and one portrait session, exp. 4/12/12 donor: david Tompkins Photography Value: $1,000
104 Haley gaberlavage "Myrtle," MotherTurtle"&"louAnn", Three oils on board donor: haley gaberlavage Value: $3,000
105 Defy Your Age rejuvenation package by dr. ruth owens donor: Face & Body Institute Value: $1,000 *106 Sally Heller unique giclee, untitled abstraction, framed 12" x 12" donor: sally heller Value: $1,000
107 19th Century signed engraving 19th Century signed engraving of French lady (london tag on back of frame) donor: William hill Value: $1,000
108 Boyd Cruise, "Coca-Cola" “Coca-Cola,” ink on paper drawing, c. 1930, 7“x13” donor: Jean Bragg gallery Value: $1,000
109 Framed Ancestral scroll Framed oriental ancestral scroll, 60” x 36” donor: liz and dave Merrit Value: $2,500
110 Seven Jazz Fest Cachets seven Jazz Fest Cachets: Pete Fountain, doc Cheatham, sidney Bechet (2), harry Connick, Jr., Irma Thomas, “Jelly roll” Morton donor: The New orleans, lA Jazz & heritage Foundation Value: $1,170
111 Anne Pappas, " White house uptown" “White house uptown,” oil painting depicting a typical New orleans garden district home backlit by morning sun, 22” x 30” donor: Anne Pappas Value: $1,000
112 Landscape Consultation & design gift Certificate for one landscape consultation and design donor: The Plant gallery Value: $1,250
113 Karoline schleh Paintings Karoline schleh, two 9" x 12" paintings, one image based on the poems of NY poet, Marcella durand donor: Karoline schleh Value: $1,800
114 Two-night stay at the Windsor Court and dinner for two in the grill room
enjoy a two-night stay at the Windsor Court hotel and dinner for two in the grill room, restrictions apply
donor: Windsor Court hotel Value: $1,200
115 Robert Warrens, "Water Flowers #5 from the Pond series"
" Water Flowers #5 from the Pond series," 2010, acrylic on paper, 23” x 21” donor: sylvia schmidt Fine Arts Value: $1,000
116 Custom Millinery Pair of hand-sewn custom hats by Fleur de Paris custom millinery, no returns or exchanges donor: Fleur de Paris Value: $1,030
117 Stacey howell, “Birthday girl" original painting by stacey howell donor: stacey howell Value: $1,200 *118 * Nell Tilton, “off shore # 3 and #4” Nell Tilton original acrylic diptych on canvas donor: Nell Tilton Value: $1,000
119 Tony Nozero, "Cover Me" "Cover Me" acrylic on canvas on wood panel, 54" x 38" donor: Tony Nozero Value: $2,500 *120 * Hurwtiz-Mintz globe Aged black globe on a stand
donor: hurwitz-Mintz Furniture Company Value: $1,199
121 Richard Thomas, " Black and Blue louis" " Black and Blue louis" giclee on canvas, framed donor: richard Thomas Value: $1,500
122 Strand of Pearls Pearls
donor: Jack sutton Fine Jewelry Value: $1,000
123 Brett Bauman Black and White Photographs Four New orleans black and white cityscapes, 11” x 14” photographs framed in 16” x 20” frames. donor: Brett Bauman Value: $1,000
124 Ivan sundlin “harbor” Ivan sundlin “harbor”, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, sweden, c. 1940 donor: guy lyman Fine Art on Magazine Value: $1,400
125 Gene Koss, " ridge-road Climb" “ridge-road Climb,” solid glass sculpture with etched drawings donor: gene Koss Value: $1,000
126 Mike Kilgore, " Wild West landscape #3" Mike Kilgore " Wild West landscape #3," mixed media, 24" x 24" donor: Mike Kilgore
Value: $1,000
127 Leo Posillico, "uncontrollable seasons" original serigraph signed and numbered by leo Posillico donor: Margarita Bergen
Value: $1,300

B0ARD 2 CLOSES AT 10:00 P.M.
201 Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra Two pair Full Classics series, section B subscriptions as well as two tickets to the “Pan- American life Fiesta sinfonica: Marchiachi Vargas” donor: louisiana Philharmonic orchestra Value: $1,000
202 Patti Adams, " The Calligraphy of Trees" “The Calligraphy of Trees,” graphite on paper framed, 30” x 22” donor: Patti Adams
Value: $2,700 *203 * Elizabeth locke earrings Venetian glass intaglio earrings handmade in 19k hammered gold with round faceted stones in pillow spokes donor: elizabeth locke Jewels Value: $4,450
204 Rolland golden, "evening at dusk" “evening to dusk,” 4/7 mixed media variation. river scene at sunset (red) and dark trees from golden’s series “river & reverie”, which has been touring museums: Mississippi Museum of Art, Alexandria Museum of Art, and Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, 7/28-10/19/11 donor: rolland golden Value: $1,000
205 Jefferson door Company gift Certificate $1,000 gift certificate
donor: Jefferson door Company Value: $1,000
206 Kalle, "sister and Me" “sister and Me,” original Acrylic on 100-year old pine, 9” x 33” donor: Kalle Value: $1,400
207 Lee Morais, giclee giclee with colored pastel drawing with sculptured frame and mat, 34” x 44” donor: lee Morais Value: $1,600
208 Restoration gift Certificate gift certificate for $1000 toward restoration of a painting or a frame, valid for new customers only
donor: New orleans Conservation guild, Inc. Value: $1,000
209 Phil sandusky, "second Zion Baptist Church" “second Zion Baptist Church”, 19.75” x 25.75” framed, oil on canvas donor: Phil sandusky
Value: $3,200
210 Eight hours of residential Interior design services
8 hours of residential interior design services by John M. stephens Interior design, llC, does not include out-of-pocket expenses; expires 11/11/2012
donor: John M. stephens Interior design, llC Value: $1,000
211 Julie silvers, Ceramic Vessel large ceramic vessel
donor: Julie silvers Value: $1,500
212 3 Nights at the soniat house hotel 3-night stay in a Junior suite at the soniat house hotel, 1133 Chartres st., restrictions apply. donor: soniat house hotel Value: $1,275
213 Joan Zaslow, "seated Nude" Fired, patinated clay sculpture by Joan Zaslow donor: dr. lawrence and Joan Zaslow Value: $1,600
214 Annie Richardson, "labeled IV" Annie richardson, "labeled IV" , 18"x18" donor: Annie richardson Value: $1,000
215 Mandarin oriental hyde Park, London remaining true to its elegant Victorian architectural heritage but introducing a fresh, contemporary style, the Mandarin is the place to stay in london.
Two-nights' accommodations, restrictions apply, includes breakfast donor: Mandarin oriental hotel hyde Park, london
Value: $2,000
216 John humphries Bracelet Bolt bracelet, sterling silver
donor: Mignon Faget , ltd. Value: $1,150
217 Amanda Sibley Photograph Amanda sibley 35 mm negative composed of four negatives, 16" x 20" donor: Amanda sibley Value: $1,500
218 Tim Trapolin, " l' Amour, l' Merrier" "l' Amour, l' Merrier, sepia ink with sepia wash highlighted with lead pencil donor: Tim Trapolin
Value: $3,600
219 Private dining experience in the Marlene dietrich room at the National WWII Museum The National World War II Museum and Chef John Besh have premiered two spectacular new private dining rooms in a beautifully restored 19th century residence adjacent to The American sector restaurant. You will enjoy dinner for eight in the Marlene dietrich room, which pays tribute to this glamorous international star who went on to become a tireless volunteer and entertainer for Allied troops during WWII. Your festive dinner includes four delightful courses, complimentary wine, tax and gratuity. To be scheduled on a space available basis. donor: The National WWII Museum Value: $1,000
220 George Schmidt, "Paddock New orleans, lA"
"Paddock New orleans, lA," framed pastel on paper donor: george schmidt gallery Value: $2,500
221 George Bass gift Certificate george Bass gift certificate
donor: george Bass, Inc. Value: $1,000
222 Cast Cabbage leaf Tea set by Mary Kelly Cast cabbage leaf tea set by artist, Mary Kelly donor: raine Bedsole Value: $1,200
223 Orlando resort getaway Plus one week in orlando, Florida at luxury Marriott condominium, two bedrooms, two bath with a full kitchen, plus a 3-day/2-night stay in New orleans, lA at hotel de “eau Vive" in a two bedroom suite. donor: Tom Bowes Value: $4,000
224 Terrance Osborne, "From Nothing" "From Nothing," framed giclee
donor: Terrance Osborne Value: $2,000
225 Beth lambert, "geT A BW and…," “geT A BW and…,” acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36” donor: Beth lambert
Value: $1,200
226 Richard Thomas, "Fishers of Men" "Fishers of Men" giclee on archival paper donor: richard Thomas Value: $1,500
227 Nall Hollis, "Blue Iris" "Blue Iris", giclee print and mixed media, 37" x 31" donor: Nall hollis and octavia gallery Value: $2,900

BOARD 3 CLOSES AT 10:15 P.M.
301 Secretary of state Madeleine Albright Pin Jose Maria Barrera Pin from Madame secretary' s personal collection in addition to an autographed copy of exhibition catalog,
read My Pins donor: secretary of state Madeleine Albright Value: Priceless
302 Wayne Amedee Collage Framed collage of digital imagery, glass shards and acrylic paint on paper, 34” x 44” donor: Wayne Amedee Value: $3,200
303 Raine Bedsole sculpture Free standing steel/collage sculpture, 15” donor: raine Bedsole Value: $1,000
304 Dinner Party at Commander’s Private dinner for 8 in Commander’s award winning Wine room donor: Commander’s Palace Value: $2,000
305 JoAnn Flom greenberg, Ceramic Pot large ceramic pot with nudes and flowers donor: JoAnn Flom greenberg Value: $1,000
306 William hemmerling, "Yazoo City" “Yazoo City,” 1/100 sold out limited edition giclee donor: hemmerling gallery Value: $1,500
307 Foundation room-house of Blues gold Membership
Access to every house of Blues Foundation room. Foundation room concierge services, exclusive ticketing privileges and advance notification of hoB and live Nation shows, special events expressly designed for members and house of Blues venue benefits that may include preferred parking, preferred seating in the house of Blues restaurants, limited complimentary world famous sunday gospel Brunch tickets, The Company store discounts and other membership perks Plus membership to ClubCorp’s signature gold unlimited Membership Program which includes access to more than 200 of the world’s finest country clubs, golf courses, private dining and health clubs
donor: house of Blues, New orleans, lA Value: $3,700
308 2-Night Presidential suite & dinner Party at JW Marriott
Feel “Presidential.” enjoy a 2-night stay in the Presidential suite of the JW Marriott New orleans, lA, with dinner for 6, personally prepared in your suite by JW Marriott’s Chef. Also includes breakfast for two. (Based on availability.)
donor: JW Marriott New orleans, lA Value: $4,000
309 Mignon Faget, hIVe Necklace and dangles hIVe necklace, sterling, color change garnet, pyrite and hIVe dangles, sterling with honey crystal
donor: Mignon Faget Value: $1,165
310 Edith Moseley Acrylic Acrylic on canvas, 20"x 24"
donor: edith Moseley Value: $1,500
311 Stay at the roosevelt 2-night stay for two people in a suite at the roosevelt, restrictions apply. donor: The roosevelt New orleans, lA Value: $1,000
312 Saks Fifth Avenue gift Card deluxe Beauty Basket
$1,000 saks Fifth Avenue gift card and deluxe beauty basket donor: saks Fifth Avenue Value: $1,750
313 Sharon Weilbaecher, "Cock of the Walk" “Cock of the Walk”, original framed watercolor and gouache depicts a rooster against dark background with eggs and floating feather, approx. 30” x 26” donor: sharon Weilbaecher Value: $3,400
314 18th Century Cherry louis XV style buffet c. 1780
18th century cherry louis XV style buffet c. 1780, no returns or exchanges donor: Wirthmore Antiques Value: $6,500
315 Elaine gleason Wand Metal and wrought iron sculpture, gilt leafed, hand painted, and hand adorned with crystals donor: elaine gleason Value: $1,500
316 Simon gunning “seated Nude, Backview” “seated Nude, Backview”; Conti chalk on paper approx. 20” x 30” donor: simon gunning
Value: $2,500
317 George dunbar original "deityV," 2008.redclayoverrags. 7.5" x 9.5" donor: george dunbar Value: $3,500
318 Julie Neill Custom sconces Julie Neill will once again wow the event with a pair of custom sconces designed specifically for the odyssey Ball donor: Julie Neill designs Value: $3,500
319 Antique Wedgwood Pin Antique Wedgwood pin, set in 18kt gold with enamel, c. 1850 donor: Keil'sAntiques Value: $1,750
320 American school Watercolor st. louis Cathedral, Jackson square American school, 19th century watercolor on paper, titled and localized with insert card. 1 Year catalog subscription donor: Neal Auction Company Value: $1,000
321 Warrington Colescott Watercolor “Mardi gras”, original watercolor on paper donor: Warrington Colescott Value: $2,500
322 Destin, Florida getaway seven days at emerald grande, destin, Fl in a luxury three bedroom three bath condo, sleeps seven, restrictions apply: not available on labor day, Memorial day, Fourth of July. Available on a mutually agreed upon dates. donor: Vincent Marcello Value: $3,300
323 Alex Harvie, Acrylic Acrylic on canvas
donor: Alex Harvie Value: $1,600
324 Yvette lie, " Wish u Knew" Mixed media featuring several species of
Butterfly wings on 19th century engraving by emile Buland in a late 19th century gilded frame, 27"x 33" donor: Yvette lie Value: $2,000
325 Be a Tourist in Your own Town I loews New orleans hotel – one night stay and $50 gift Certificate at Café Adelaide royal sonesta hotel -Two night stay Four VIP Passes to your choice of one of 12 "Wednesday at the square" concerts, March 14 – May 30, 2012 Blue Man group Box seats, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Crystal hot sauce lsu gift Basket donors: loews New orleans hotel
royal sonesta hotel Young leadership Council Jude swenson and Joan Zaslow Mr. and Mrs. Alvin A. Baumer, Jr.
Value: $1,500
326 Stefan Daiberl, "Night Flight" " Night Flight", stefan daiberl, silver leaf, butterflies, crystals and wood branches on panel donor: sibley gallery & stefan daiberl Value: $1,500
327 Carriere Artwork "Kaleidescopic odyssey" by Anthony Carriere, two-piece mixed media and collage on board, 48" x 48" donor: sibley gallery Value: $8,000
328 18 Kt. White gold and diamond earrings Pair of 18kt., white gold diamond earrings donor: Adler's Value: $3,000

BOARD 4 CLOSES AT 10:30 P.M.
401 Martin Welch, " on the go" "on the go", original painting of a crab, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 48" donor: Martin Welch Value: $1,800
402 Bevolo French Quarter lantern A natural gas, propane gas or electric French Quarter light on holland post donor: Bevolo gas and electric lights Value: $2,500
403 Antique African hand Carved Bowl Antique, very large African bowl from a single source of wood, and carved decoration, formerly from an Atlanta collection of African tribal art donor: daniel Bibb Value: $1,000
404 Ally Burguieres, " The dancers" “The dancers,” original oil and acrylic on canvas, 36” x 24” donor: gallery Burguieres Value: $14,000
405 Paul daigrepont, "romans 6:12" Acrylic on wood “romans 6:12," 78” x 30” donor: Paul daigrepont Value: $4,500
406 Fair grounds Private Party You and 24 friends will be our guests in the Fair grounds private suite. Includes: admission,
racing program, food and beverages and open bar for four hours, a race named in your honor, a trophy to present to the winning owner, and 8” x 10” photo of the presentation. All taxes and gratuities included.
donor: Fair grounds race Track and slots Value: $2,080
407 Bill Hemmerling, " I danced" “I danced,” giclee, 63” x 20” donor: Hemmerling Gallery
Value: $1,000
408 French Quarter loft for Jazz Fest Four night stay, 1st weekend of Jazz Fest, Thur-sun. donor: dagney Jochem Value: $2,000
409 Two, 50 Yard line saints Tickets & Field Passes Two, 50 yard line, 2011 N.o. saints tickets and field passes to the game of your choice, to be mutually agreed upon
donor: Mr. and Mrs. dennis P. lauscha Value: Priceless
410 Shirley Rabe Masinter, " February" “February," custom framed watercolor of still life by shirley rabe Masinter donor: Shirley Rabe Masinter and le Mieux galleries Value: $2,000
411 Michalopoulos embellished giclee embellished giclee on canvas, 16/128, 30” x 40” donor: Michalopoulos gallery Value: $3,000
412 Helicopter Tour and Champagne From wetlands to the skyline…New Orleans helicopter tour for up to 3 persons including a gourmet champagne gift basket by dorignac' s donor: Vonni and Kelvin Contreary Value: $1,000
413 Perlis gift Certificate $1000 gift certificate donor: Perlis Clothing Value: $1,000
414 Luis Colmenares sculpture Metal wall sculpture
donor: luis Colmenares Value: $5,000
415 Phillipe Chair in Bristol Chocolate Tufted, velvet, Bristol chocolate occasional chair with chrome nail heads donor: Villa Vici Value: $1,675
416 Gretchen Wheaton, " Maroc" “Maroc”, color, framed photograph donor: gretchen Wheaton Value: $1,000
417 “Man of the Year” sports Illustrated autographed by drew Brees
A drew Brees autographed copy of sports Illustrated Magazine cover with drew Brees “Man of the Year” donor: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin A. Baumer, Jr. Value: Priceless
418 Freshwater Pearl Necklace Four strands of creamy white freshwater pearls and green beryl beads comprise this elegant necklace, fastened with a toggle clasp donor: M.s. rau Antiques, llC Value: $1,250
419 Pamper Yourself with Aveda Beauty services and gift Basket
Aveda beauty services and gift basket donor: Paris Parker salons and spas Value: $1,000
420 Be a Tourist in Your own Town II Astor Crown Plaza hotel – Two night stay on the corner of Canal and Bourbon; royal orleans – Two night stay – restrictions Apply; Court of Two sisters – Brunch for four; dessert & Champagne for 6 at sucré; saints Crystal hot sauce Basket, hNoC book and passes. Please call in advance for arrangements. donor: Astor Crown Plaza hotel
omni royal orleans hotel Court of Two sisters Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Baumer, Jr. sucré
historic New orleans Collection Value: $1,500
421 Residential Interior design gift Certificate eight hours of residential interior design services donor: Juan Barona Interiors Value: $1,200
422 Mario Villa Jewelry sterling silver and baroque pearl necklace donor: Mario Villa Value: $2,500
423 Michael grosch, "electric guitar" “electric guitar,” hollow wood door with painting of guitar with glass beads for guitar strings, door trimmed in colorful bottle caps and other painted designs on edges, 80” x 24” donor: Michael grosch Value: $1,000
424 Halekulani resort stay enjoy two nights at the world-renowned, halekulani, on the beach at Waikiki in an ocean view room, based on availability, room and tax only donor: halekulani Corporation Value: $1,375
425 Amanda Talley, "Abstraction #5" "Abstraction #5", acrylic on panel, 24" x 24" donor: Amanda Talley Value: $1,800
426 Jim seitz Acrylic original acrylic and gold leaf painting on textured, gallery-wrapped canvas, 30” x 30” donor: Jim seitz Value: $4,100
427 Terrance osborne, "Jazz Bouquet"
"Jazz Bouquet," framed giclee donor: Terrance osborne Value: $2,000
428 Kamil Vojmar," White Angel" " White Angel" by Kamil Vojmar and a hard cover notebook, "dreaming" donor: Allison Kendrick Value: $2,200

For additional information, contact Kirsten Jochem at the NOMA Volunteer Office at 504-658-4121 or by email to kjochem@noma.org.

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