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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the junior and senior winners!

On March 23, 2013, GRFA awarded over $45,000 in college scholarships and art supplies to ten high school seniors and five juniors at an awards luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel New Orleans.

High school juniors and seniors were asked to create a unique piece of work based on our theme "Louisiana's Culinary Heritage" in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association's Education Foundation (LRAEF) .

Winning entries will be used in a new Louisiana Cookbook.  The Fall 2013 cookbook will showcase 100 recipes from Louisiana's greatest chefs, with proceeds benefiting GRFA and LRAEF programs.

These 15 finalists were chosen from over 600 entries and over 120 cities from across Louisiana!  Thank you to everyone that entered!

Click here to see all of the winning artwork!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rodrigue Visits California School and Featured on CBS Los Angeles

On March 12, 2013, George and Wendy Rodrigue visited nearly 1,000 students at North Park Elementary outside of Los Angeles, California.  

Students painted their own Blue Dogs combined with other masters, such as Liechtenstein and Modigliani.

News outlets like CBS Los Angeles and SCVNEWS covered the events of the day!

Thank you to all of the students and teachers who made this visit possible!

Monday, March 11, 2013

St. John Art Making Event a Success!

As part of our Art for Healing Program, GRFA with the support of St. John United Way, United Way of SE Louisiana and the Brees Dream Foundation hosted a community art making workshop.

Click here to view more photos and learn about the event.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2013 Art Contest Finalists Announced!

We are pleased to announce the finalists to our 2013 Scholarship Art Contest!

These fifteen (15) finalists were selected by our first round of judges from nearly 600 entries from across the state.  These high school juniors and seniors will share in $45,000 in college scholarships and be featured in a new Louisiana Culinary Heritage cookbook in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association.

Awards will be given out at our awards luncheon on March 23, 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel New Orleans.  For the first time, tickets to the event will be open to the public.  Ticket information will be posted soon!

Thank you to everyone who entered and for all those that made this year's contest our biggest yet!