Thursday, July 17, 2014

Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala September 27, 2014

Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala

The International School of Louisiana Presents:


September 27, 2014 at Generations Hall

310 Andrew Higgins Dr. New Orleans, LA 70130

6 p.m. Patron Party and 7-10 p.m. Gala

For more information email or call (504)229-4375

Sponsorship opportunities available

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors

The International School of Louisiana would like to thank Fowler Rodriguez Law Firm and Fidelity Homestead for their sponsorship of our 2014 Refrigerator Art Auction & Gala and their support of our mission to provide a challenging education emphasizing language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility.

2014 Art Patron Sponsors


Sponsor our Gala

Dear Supporter,

The International School of Louisiana cordially invites you to participate as a sponsor for our 11th annual Refrigerator Art Auction and GalaPhantom Masquerade, to benefit our Enrichment programs. Our gala, named after a child’s first canvas, the refrigerator, brings together local artists, musicians, and more than 300 guests for an evening of local cuisine, libations, eclectic auction items and special musical performances.(Below please find the 2013 Gala Report and photos from our event).

The International School of Louisiana is a tuition free, public, language immersion school and serves more than 1,200 students at three campuses located In Jefferson, Uptown, and the West Bank.

Your contribution as a gala donor will support ISL’s mission and will make an investment in the many families it serves. Thank you for supporting the transformation of public schools in our community. Your consideration of this request is greatly appreciated. Kindly respond by July 19, 2014 to be included in our gala marketing material. 

Click here for complete Sponsor Level and Benefits information.

Friday, June 13, 2014


Patron Party Chair, Madame Lucia Hammer,
would like to invite our Patrons to a very special party:
2014 Refrigerator Art Auction & Gala   
6pm - 7pm

SÉANCE: Leroux, 1911

Let us thank you for your generous patronage with a Patron Party experience like no other.

Look into the mirror and step through into the world of 1911 Paris. Sip a Champagne Chandelier cocktail, listen to songs from the Belle Époque, buy tickets for a chance to win the luxury Broadway Package available only to patrons, enjoy oysters on the half-shell… all hosted by our emcee, the ghost of Phantom author, Gaston Leroux!

Come and “let your darker side give in to the power of the music of the night.”

For more information click here
or email Lucia Hammer at


Special Thanks to our Sponsors 
for making this Patron Party so special
Thank you to Chef Sharon Honoré (Chef/Owner- The Wooden Spoon Dinner & Catering)
for sponsoring our Fabulous Oyster Shucker so our patrons 
can enjoy oysters on the half-shell, compliments of Gaston Leroux!

Bid on this item at our Gala: September 27th

To Donate a Silent Auction item to the 2014 Refrigerator Art Auction & Gala, click here

Meet our 2014 Fridge Door Artists

We would like to introduce you to our 5 Fridge Door Artists for the 2014 Refrigerator Art Auction & Gala
  1. Vaeda Baty
  2. Karen Guillo
  3. Felix Malespin
  4. Javier Rodriguez
  5. Rhonda Stephens
These artists will transform ordinary refrigerator doors into works of Art to present at our 2014 Refrigerator Art Auction & Gala on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Generations Hall. On this night, our attendees will have the opportunity to bid on the Fridge door and the winning bidder will bring home a beautiful work of Art and conversation piece that will adorn their space. 
Proceeds from this event underwrite our enrichment programs at the International School of Louisiana, programs that allow our 1200 students to receive over 5.5 hours of Enrichment instruction per week. 
At ISL, our Our Enrichment Programs include:
  • Circus Arts
  • Library
  • Martial Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

Meet the Artists
Vaeda Baty  Vaeda Baty is the creative spirit behind Ghostwritten Fine Art and is a Jackson Square artist in the French Quarter (Vieux Carre) in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a multi-media artist for over fifteen years, Vaeda works to create engaging artwork full of unique character and style. Vaeda's artwork has been featured in publications by Vanderbilt University, Food and Wine Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Her artwork has also appeared on Design*Sponge, COLOURlovers, and NOLANOW, among others. Her pieces have been exhibited in galleries around the country and are held in private collections throughout the world. Originals and prints are available for purchase in the fine art section of the website.

Karen Guillot
(Bio and link coming soon)

Felix Malespin
(Bio and link coming soon)

Javier Rodriguez  Painter and graphic designer born in 1971 in Choluteca, Honduras, CA. In 1989 he moves to study to Tegucigalpa's school 'La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes.'  Three months after starting his studies in 1989 he qualifies to participate in the biennial arts with recognized national artists such as Delmer Mejía, Jesús Zelaya and others...  Before finishing the school he participated in important expositions such as 'Encuentro Centroamericano' sponsored by the United Nations Organization (UNO) and in “Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana (IHCI) where one of the exposed paintings was bought by the United States Emhbassy. 

After he got his degree in Graphic Arts, he participated for several years in “La Antología de las Artes Plásticas” which was every end of the year. In the pursuit of his own style he started collective expositions in Choluteca and Tegucigalpa. In 2004 traveled to Roma, Italia to learn new techniques where he met one of the most recognized artists in Honduras the italian-honduran Efrain Portillo. 

During this pursuit he experimented several techniques until he found the originality of his master piece placing images of a subjective and fantastic world with traditional native elements from Central America, where his work was accepted and he became part of 'Asociación Hondureña de Artistas Visuales,' (AHAVI). 
  Keeping his passion for paintings he also remembers his interest in graphic arts, that’s when he founded his first company called “RG PUBLICIDAD,” dedicated to advertising campaigns for well known honduran companies thus achieving an specialization in creating super heroes stories and characters for consumer products; then his second company dedicated to POP image for national and international companies is founded.
Later on without forgetting his passion for painting he kept working on the acrylic technique on fabric cloth adding elements of his own style he had the opportunity to make a collective exposition in December 2010 with international recognized artists which had an important coverage from the local written media and internet where his piece was selected for the front page coverage.  Currently he lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. U.S.A. 

Rhonda Stephens  is a cum laude graduate of Loyola University New Orleans. While attending school Stephens founded the Southern Art Society Fine Art Studio in Meraux La. in 1997. In 2000, Stephens opened a second location of the studio in the art district of New Orleans. Stephens has been teaching art to children and adults or over 13 years. Stephens continues to run one of the most successful art instruction studios in the city.

“I have always had a fond appreciation for the distinct character that resides in this city. I like to incorporate all of these details into my art. From architecture to indigenous plant life.” Each tile is hand pressed and hand glazed. The tiles can be incorporated into a kitchen back-splash or bathroom as accent tiles. They can also be used as a home accent. Stephens has recently began producing ceramic tile murals for installations.
In 2005 Stephens’ studios were damaged n the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Stephens has recently moved back to New Orleans full time. Her uptown studio has been re-established and is continuing to thrive with a student body of over 60 students.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shout out to 2013 Fridge Door Artists

At ISL, we are so grateful to all those generous donors that become a part of our mission through our events. We wanted to highlight two of our Fridge Art Door Artists for their amazing work and contribution last year!

Fridge Art Door by: 

Fridge Art Door by: 

Interested in being a 2014 featured Fridge Art Door artist? 
Email or call 504.229.4375