The Ogden Museum of Southern Art returned with their annual O What a Night! Gala honoring internationally recognized photographer and author Sally Mann, with the OPUS Award.
In appreciation of Mann’s photography, this year’s theme and colorscape featured gray and black hues. The tent had black turf and a white dance floor, and the stage featured a plethora of string lights illuminating lush green ferns at the front. Gray shimmer tablecloths and floral centerpieces decorated the tables.
More than 300 patrons enjoyed catering selections from Beth Biundo Sweets, Sylvain, McHardy’s Chicken, The Elysian Bar and champagne provided by Total Wine & More, Dale A. Mott and Kenneth P. Hyle. A photo booth that created gif images was on-site for attendees to snap and share photos.
Live entertainment included performances by The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, One Shot Brass Band, Jeremy Davenport and Dplay Band.
A silent auction presented by Neal Auction Company featured more than 100 works of art by regional artists. The live auction featured 16 lots, led by Nicholas “Nicho” Lowry from Antique Roadshow and Swann Auction Galleries.
Prior to the event, on January 13, Jason Waguespack and Jeffery Morgan hosted the Patron Party at their Uptown home. The Delachaise provided cuisine, including their famous duck fat French fries. Cocktails crafted by one of Saba’s mixologists were served in glassware provided by Baccarat. Champagne was provided by Total Wine & More, Dale A. Mott and Kenneth P. Hyle. Patrons enjoyed previewing the Live Auction artwork while mingling with the artists and auctioneer.
Major sponsors included Sazerac Rye, The Advocate and NOLA.com, Element, Dale A. Mott & Kenneth P. Hyle Jr., Total Wine & More, Beverly Dale, Goldring Family Foundation, Neal Auction Company, Sylvain, Baccarat, The Delachaise and Beth Biundo Sweets.
Event At A Glance
What: O What a Night! Gala benefiting Ogden Museum of Southern Art
When: January 15, 2022
Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art