THANK YOU to Artists Who Donated to the Cirque de Shreve Art Auction

The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art in Shreveport would like to thank the following artists for their amazing and incredibly generous contributions of art for our fundraiser, "Cirque de Shreve"

Your Art Was the Heart of the Cirque!!! 

Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College in Shreveport LA Cirque de Shreve Art Auction November 2014

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: "See America" Juried Poster Competition

Submit your design now for this historical and juried poster exhibit. More information here. Deadline to submit: Dec. 20, 2014.

Coming soon to the Meadows Museum of Art
"See America": Advertising Our National Treasures through Graphic Design
February 28 - May 2, 2015

Opening reception: Feb. 28, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm

Curated by Centenary’s Communication-New Media students, the Creative Action Network (San Francisco), the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, this exhibition includes works from the See America advertising campaign from the 1930s to present. President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) created the first See America poster series, featuring our country’s most stunning locations to increase tourism and stimulate the economy after the Great Depression. San Francisco’s Creative Action Network (CAN) recently revitalized this series with an international design campaign aimed to support our National Parks. Centenary’s Design Communication students will select the WPA and CAN "See America" posters to be displayed in our galleries. Additionally, the Meadows will exhibit the best professional and student designs submitted from our region, which the Creative Action Network will also host on their website. See

For complete instructions and to submit, click here.

"CIRQUE DE SHREVE" BENEFIT - Buy Your Tickets or Become a Sponsor Now

"Cirque de Shreve"

The Mighty Meadows Renaissance

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
6:30 - 10 p.m.
Pinewold Manor
2745 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA
Costume, Festive, or Casual Attire
Forecast: 44°F

Shreveport’s legendary Mighty Haag Circus is returning to its original wintering grounds at Pinewold Manor.  Join us as we celebrate the legend of the Mighty Haag Circus and embrace the magical aura of vintage circus entertainment, live music, and gourmet fare. Proceeds from the event and art auction will benefit the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art, whose mission is to support and encourage the advancement of art in Shreveport-Bossier and in the surrounding regions by establishing the Algur Meadows Museum as a center of art and culture in the South.

Cash, check, and credit card will be accepted for the art auction - payment by check is recommended.

Members* of the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art can buy tickets for $75 each, while non-members can buy tickets for $100 each. Tickets purchased with a credit card include a processing fee. You can also feel the magic up close by becoming a sponsor as a "Ringmaster", "Strongman", or "Magician". Read our sponsor letter and see below to make your donation. Please note that reservations close on Wednesday, October 29. Find this event on Facebook and share the invitation with your friends.

"Greatest Show in Town"

as heard on
Red River Radio
"Red River Radio Spotlight: 'Cirque de Shreveport'" by Bill Beckett & Robert Trudeau, Oct. 29

"Cirque de Shreve benefit honors Shreveport's circus ties" by Kate Archer Kent, Oct. 23

as seen on
KSLA News 12
"Cirque de Shreve coming to Shreveport on Nov. 1", Oct. 24

"Cirque de Shreve", Oct. 28

as seen in
The Shreveport Times 
"Cirque de Shreve is coming to town" by Maggie Martin, Sept. 10 
"Meadows benefit to auction more than 120 works of art", by Michele Marcotte, Oct. 23
"Museum benefit aims to bring awareness to circus history", by Michele Marcotte, Oct. 30

The Forum News
"Manor of Fact", by Derick Jones, Oct. 13

Member Ticket 
($75 + $1.75 processing fee each)

Non-Member Ticket
($100 + $2.50 processing fee each)

Ringmaster Sponsor

- Four Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership 
for 2014-2015
- Marquee recognition
- A special invitation to a cocktail party honoring famed photographer Keith Carter on November 7th (ahead of the opening at the Meadows Museum on November 8)
- The Circus Book, 1870s - 1950s, an exquisite hardcover art book by Taschen

Strongman Sponsor

- Two Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership
for 2014-2015

- Marquee recognition
- A special invitation to a cocktail party honoring famed photographer Keith Carter on November 7th (ahead of the opening at the Meadows Museum on November 8)

Magician Sponsor

- Two Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership
for 2014-2015
- Marquee recognition

Ticket requests and checks can also be mailed to:
Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art
Cirque de Shreve
P.O. Box 4386
Shreveport, LA 71134

(Make check payable to Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum; please note ticket or sponsor level in memo line. Pick up tickets at event.)

The Mighty Haag Shows - "Cirque de Shreve" Benefit November 1

The Mighty Haag Circus was owned by Ernest Haag and was one of the best known and loved southern circuses.  The show started in the 1890’s in Shreveport, Louisiana, as a wagon show.  A two-mile street pageant of elaborate, hand-carved tableau wagons, chariots, elegant band wagons, steam calliopes, elephants, bears, tigers, camels, giraffes, clowns, fine horses, and circus artists paraded down Texas street every year to their wintering quarters between Fairfield and Line Ave. The spectacle was free for all Shreveport viewers. 

The Mighty Haag Parade - "Cirque de Shreve" Benefit November 1


"CIRQUE DE SHREVE" Art Auction Preview

And now... The moment you've been waiting for...

"Cirque de Shreve"

The Mighty Meadows Renaissance

Saturday, November 1, 2014
6:30 - 10 p.m.
Pinewold Manor
2745 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana

The Cirque de Shreve will include a fantastic silent art auction. Here's a preview of some of the beautiful pieces that will be available. Measure your wall space, start choosing your favorites and come ready to bid! Cash, check, and credit card will be accepted - payment by check is recommended.

Storyboard Drawing No. 1 (set of 6), William Joyce
Ink on paper, 23 x 28 in. framed

William Joyce has achieved world-wide recognition as an author, illustrator and pioneer in the digital and animation industry. In February 2012, he won an Academy Award for "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore", an animated short film about the curative powers of story. 

Storyboard drawing by William Joyce - Cirque de Shreve - Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art Benefit and Art Auction

'Carolyn's', Terry Hershey 

This oil painting entitled 'Carolyn's' was done by the late Shreveport artist, Terry Hershey.( 30 in.h x 40 in. w) Please come and support one of Shreveport's most lovely jewels, The Algur Meadows Museum of Art, as well as an extensive art collection of well known Shreveport, regional and national artists! 

Angkor Wat Stone Rubbing

This is a framed stone rubbing from Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It is done on heavy white paper and measures 16 in. x 20 in. It is one of our many amazing pieces of art to be sold during our silent auction at the 'Cirque de Shreve' Fundraiser for Meadows Museum of Shreveport!

'Tending The Dogs', Lori Vrba
2009, Toned silver gelatin print, 15x15 framed

Lori Vrba is a native Texan now residing in North Carolina. She is a self-taught, film-based artist committed to the traditional wet darkroom. Her photographs as well as her assemblage work have a feminine, narrative component often addressing themes of time, place, memory, loss and desire. She considers her exhibition installations as an important extension of the work itself with recent examples of such in New Orleans, Atlanta, Santa Barbara and Houston. She is represented by Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Texas and Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, California. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Lishui Photography Museum in China and The Museum of Fine Art.

Four Chinese Genre Paintings

These are exquisite, finely rendered Chinese Genre Paintings! They are done in gouache (opaque watercolor) on heavy, slightly textured paper. They each measure 14 x 16 in. matted.

Untitled, Clyde Connell

Please come to the 'Cirque de Shreve' to see and bid on this piece by the late internationally renowned Shreveport/ Lake Bistineau artist, Clyde Connell!

This work on paper by Clyde Connell is being donated by her artist granddaughter and Meadows Friend, Carol Shafton. It is ink wash, and ink on paper. It measures 12 x 16 in. framed.

'Bright Bouquet', Janet Barlow

Janet Barlow's beautiful paintings are filled with radiant color, often composed of lovely pinks, pastel purples, turquoise, and muted orange--especially her many almost-abstract paintings of the American Southwest and Colorado. This exquisite work, 'Bright Bouquet', reflects her love of color and natural things. It is acrylic on canvas, and measures 14 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. framed. Janet received a degree in art from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and worked there and in Shreveport as a commercial artist. For the last 30 years Janet has shown her art at most of Shreveport's major art venues. We are very fortunate to count her as both a wonderful artist as well as a devoted Board member of Meadows Museum of Art in Shreveport! We thank you, Janet, for all of your many contributions!

'Untitled', Flora DuVal

This untitled abstract oil painting was done by late Shreveporter, Flora DuVal.
Well-known Shreveport abstract artist Jerry Wray worked with 'Flo' and knew her well....."Flo used to go to the Arts Student League in New York City every summer and study," Wray said. "She worked as a Linotype operator at The Times to get money to study. If she ran out of money in New York, then she'd work Linotype there, too. "She was determined to make a breakthrough into non-objective art. That's not really abstract art. With non-objective, you start off with no intent to bring an object into the painting. It's all color, line, composition ... like music. In abstract, you start with a real object and abstract it. Flo was real intent on bringing the non-objective style to Shreveport."

It is an unframed oil on canvas and measures 25 in.w x 27 in.h. 

Tony Mose Framed Drawing on Paper
20 x 20 in framed, 2014

Tony Mose is a Louisiana artist who grew up in Avoyelles Parish.His paintings and drawings are partly figurative and abstract. This untitled drawing measures 20 x 20 in. framed.He currently owns his own gallery, the Esom Gallery, on Magazine Street in New Orleans.

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'boneyard beach ossabaw', S. Gayle Stevens

S. Gayle Stevens has worked in antiquarian photographic processes for over fifteen years. Her chosen medium is wet plate collodion for its fluidity and individuality. She exhibits extensively across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and China. 

Ms. Stevens received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She is an educator, speaker, juror, curator and an active member of the photographic community. Named one of the Critical Mass Top Fifty Photographers for 2010, she received second place in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards in 2011 and was named a finalist for the Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2012.

Her work has been featured in Fraction, Square, Shots, Diffusion, B + W Photography, South by Southeast and Fuzion magazines and in the recently published book Inventing Reality, New Orleans Visionary Photography. North Light Press published a book of Stevens’ work, Calligraphy, in their 11 + 1 Signature series. Christopher James will feature her work in the third edition of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. 

Stevens’ work is widely collected and is part of the permanent collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Rockford Museum of Art and the Center for Fine Art Photography and recently the University of New Mexico Art Museum, among others. A member of the Posse photo collective, she divides her time shooting in Pass Christian, Mississippi and Downers Grove, Illinois, where she resides. Stevens is represented by Tilt Gallery, Catherine Couturier Gallery, and Gallery Kayafas.

‘African Sunset’, Melissa McNerney
oil on canvas (4 squares), 13 x 13in. unframed, 2014

Prolific North Louisiana artist Melissa McNerney works in a wide variety of media, from acrylic, watercolor, and wax to fiber optics and fondant. Inspired by natural landscapes and everyday happenings, her joyful passion for life and art lights up each of her pieces. Her work is represented by Antiques and Art on Main in Minden, LA, including her jewelry line “Trash to Fash”.