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Monday, April 4, 2016

Celebrities Judge Art Contest

For the past two weeks, local celebrities and community leaders have been visiting the GRFA office to serve as final round judges for the 2016 Scholarship Art Contest. This year's contest theme, in partnership with the Krewe of Orpheus, is "Louisiana Celebrates Carnival."

We are so grateful to these individuals sharing their time, expertise, and enthusiasm -- and for supporting our mission to advocate for youth through arts in education!

Final Round Judges Include:

Laura Ashley, Jones Walker Law Firm
Chef John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group
Sonny Borey, Krewe of Orpheus
Susan Brennan, Second Line Stages
Nadine Blake, Nadine Blake New Orleans
Simon Blake, Nadine Blake New Orleans
Michelle M. Carolla, New Orleans Auction Galleries
Martine Chaisson, Martine Chassion Gallery
Marilyn Dittman, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Clancy Dubos, Gambit Weekly
Margo Dubos, Gambit Weekly
Tricia Dubroc, Louisiana Public Facilities Authority
Derek Franklin, Krewe of Orpheus
Dathel Georges, The Advocate
David Harouni, Harouni Gallery
Jessie Haynes, The Helis Foundation
Jane Scott Hodges, Leontine Linens
Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Jelena James, New Orleans Auction Galleries
Ashley Longshore, Ashley Longshore Gallery
Paul Leaman, New Orleans Silversmiths
Irvin Mayfield, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Renee Maxwell, Krewe of Orpheus, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
James Michalopoulos, Michalopoulos Gallery
Barbara Motley, Louisiana State Arts Council
Biff Motley, Motley & Associates, Inc.
Terrance Osborne, Terrance Osborne Art
Alexa Pulitzer, Alexa Pulitzer LLC
Miranda Restovic, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Robyn Dunn Schwarz, Matthew Clayton Brown
Michael Smith, Ashley Longshore Gallery
Gary Solomon, Jr., The Solomon Group

Artist Terrance Osborne scores original pieces made by Louisiana high school juniors.

Chef John Besh stopped by to participate as a final round judge.

Members of the Krewe of Orpheus look at pieces made by high school seniors.

Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band judges the 2016 Art Contest at GRFA's office.

Winners of the contest will be announced on April 16th at the Scholarship Awards Luncheon in New Orleans! The sixteen student finalists will share $45,000 in college scholarships.

Tickets to the luncheon are now available to the public.

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