Two Centuries of Poydras Home


Elly Lane, Katherine Saer, Chair Marion Van Horn Eagen, Robbie Saer


Poydras Home’s “Bicentennial Gala Juried Art Show and Sale” fundraiser showcased the best of the best artworks of more than 33 award-winning artists of the past decade. The event featured a hanging juried art exhibition in the historic main building and more than 12 fine craft artists.

The gala was Chaired by Marion Van Horn Eagen. The 2017 Artist Chairs were Dolores Hall, Delia Hardie, Margie Scheuermann and Terry Salassi. Ruthie Winston, principal owner and senior appraiser of Winston & Associates appraisals and consultants of fine arts and antiques, served as Juried Art Judge.

Approximately 350 attendees enjoyed the Poydras Home Patron Party preceding the event.

First place winner was artist Kris Wenschuh for oil on panel painting, “A Lightness of Being.” Honorable Mention No. 1 was artist Glinda Schafer’s “Cocodrie Roost,” and Honorable Mention No. 2 was artist Mark J. Sindler’s “Home Altar, Vietnamese Community of Versailles, New Orleans East.”

The vibrant invitation art featured a collaborative piece created by the Poydras Home residents; a tribute to the commitment of a 200th birthday gift to residents, it depicted a scenic park, Koi fish pond, patio, gardens and gazebo. Following the fish theme of the invitation, centerpieces were created from large leaf cuttings immersed in fish bowls and were filled with live goldfish and playful accents.

Food and libations were donated by Commander’s Palace, Creole Creamery, Galatoire’s Restaurant, Langenstein’s, Olivia Guider’s Cookies, The Pelican Club Restaurant, Ralph’s on the Park, Two Girls One Shuck, Vincent’s Italian Cuisine and Poydras Home’s Executive Chef. Musical entertainment was provided by Deacon John and the Ivories.



Event at a Glance

What: “Poydras Home Bicentennial Gala Juried Art Show and Sale”
When: Thursday, October 26
Where: Poydras Home


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