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Simon of New Orleans

Words to Live By

Wood and Paint

$100 starting bid

Simon is an iconic artist and folk art pioneer who embodies the spirit of New Orleans. He's honored to help support FestiGals and raise money for women with cancer. Simon has an incredible passion for life and expresses himself through the witty words and colorful displays seen all over the city-including the entire news set for WGNO "News with a Twist." For the FestiGals art auction, he created something to empower whoever wins it, Simon style. 

Connie Born

MisChief Ms. Bodacious FestiGal
Mixed Media: Italian Lambskin, Button and Metal Collage, Ostrich Feathers, Tulle, Glass & Metal Beads and Metal Accents
$300 starting bid

“FestiGals colors of orange and pink and we are all about cocktails and stilettos.” These simple instructions from my friend, Stephanie Oswald, were all I needed to hear for the inspiration to begin this piece. Going straight into my leather closet, I immediately found the perfect two pieces of Italian Lambskin, grabbed some orange & pink Ostrich feathers, made a visit to the FestiGals websites and this fabulous FestiGal was dancing in my head. She has been a pleasure to create for such a fabulous group and a great cause. I am Artist Connie Born and she is MisChief Ms. Bodacious Festigal 2017! She is sure to bring smiles!

John Hodge

Patron Saint of Cancer, St. Peregrine


$50 Starting Bid

John Hodge makes decorative pottery, Milagros and ex-votives in glazed and painted finishes. Every piece of pottery that he makes generates from clay or slip (liquid clay) that has been mixed in his studio. “I have begun to think of this clay and slip as a source of energy which I enhance with special additions, including holy water and fountain from our favorite churches and fountains in Rome”, says John. The cross symbol with the signature indicates that the holy water has been used in the creation of this special piece.

Molly Kimball and Kristin Malone


Porcelain | Gold Leaf | Gold Wire | Lamp

$200 Starting Bid

"We are always stronger than we imagine. Whatever challenges chisel away at our bodies mind and spirit, we are filled with a power, strength and wholeness that is beyond our comprehension.”

Joyce Laporte

FestiGals Stiletto Stroll

Acrylic on Canvas

$300 Starting Bid

Inspiration for the piece came from my admiration for this organization. I usually include my Creole Lady but this one I created strictly for FestiGals. I painted all shapes and forms so all ladies can identify with one of them.

Bonus art by Luis Colmenares was unveiled and a live event painting by Kristy Oustalet of Color Me Nola was auctioned off at the Bodacious Bras for a Cause Brunch, together raising even more for CAGNO and Breastoration!

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