Art for the Ages

18th annual “Poydras Home Art Show” raises $103,000 for a new wellness and therapy center.

Peggy Scott Laborde and Nancy Scott Degan

Jeffery Johnston Photographs

More than 2,500 original works of art dotted the landscape of the 18th annual “Poydras Home Art Show” on November 3 and 4 at the Poydras Home. The gorgeous retirement home facilities hosted an indoor juried art exhibition, while the art show and sale were on display outdoors. The event raised a total of $103,000 for the retirement community.

Louisiana and regional artists contributed their work to make the art show and sale locally based, with pieces displaying a variety of mediums, including traditional and contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture, metalwork, pottery, jewelry and fine crafts.

John Bullard, former director and CEO of New Orleans Museum of Art, served as Show Judge for the art competition. The first place purse of $1,000 went to “I Cry for My City Today,” a painting by the New Orleans-based artist Michele Lambert. Formerly a business and property owner, Lambert was driven to paint after Hurricane Katrina. Her acclaimed contest-winning painting depicts Katrina victims in various states of unrest; a jarring red X slashes through the center of the canvas in reference to tags on houses during the storm.
Proceeds from the event will go towards constructing a new wellness and therapy center for Poydras Home. The building is scheduled for completion in 2013.


Event at a Glance

WHAT

18th annual “Poydras Home Art Show”

WHEN

Saturday, November 3 through Sunday, November 4

WHERE

Poydras Home

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