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Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Poster Now Available

New Poster: "Little Boy Blues"

"Little Boy Blues" by Skyla Blady
1st Place Junior in 2015 Art Contest
24 x 36 inches
Signed, edition of 250

Skyla Blady, now a senior at Riverdale High School in Jefferson, LA, was shocked when her original artwork, "Little Boy Blues," was selected as a finalist in our 2015 Scholarship Art Contest in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

When her name was announced as the 1st Place Junior at the awards ceremony in April, she was even more surprised. She had invested hours in the painting and was very proud of the result, but had no idea it would become the poster selected for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's four free music festivals.

Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue with student artist Skyla Blady at a recent Aioli Dinner Supper Club event in Metairie, LA.

Her vibrant poster debuted at the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival in October and will also be for sale at the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, and Treme Creole Gumbo Festival.

Can't make it to the festivals? You can purchase your signed poster on our website. Proceeds from "Little Boy Blues" will directly support GRFA's arts-in-education programs, with a portion going back to Blady, who is currently a senior preparing for college. 

Call for Entries - 2016 Art Contest

We are now accepting entries for the 2016 Scholarship Art Contest in partnership with the Krewe of Orpheus! Louisiana high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to submit an original
2-dimensional work of art for the theme "Louisiana Celebrates Carnival." Fifteen finalists will share $45,000 in college scholarships, and the overall winner will work with GRFA to turn their art into the official 2017 poster for the Krewe of Orpheus!

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