"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”.