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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Call for Entries - 2017 Scholarship Art Contest

We are happy to announce our Call for Entries to our 2017 Art Contest in partnership with City of New Orleans! Please encourage any Louisiana high school junior or senior that you know to submit an entry!

$45,000 in Scholarship Awards

Theme: New Orleans Tricentennial

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The theme for the 2017 Art Contest, in partnership with the City of New Orleans, is "New Orleans Tricentennial." As we approach 2018, we honor New Orleans' history and place in the world while celebrating the on-going contributions made by generations of dedicated New Orleanians. This 300th anniversary not only marks New Orleans' historical journey, but also sets the course for its continued future as an important American city.

We invite all Louisiana high school juniors and seniors to explore the richness of New Orleans' 300-year history by submitting an original two-dimensional work of art.

All juniors and seniors in Louisiana are eligible for entry in the GRFA Art Contest. No test score, grade point average or college major requirement is necessary to enter. The contest is open to all juniors and seniors attending public and private schools, home schooled students, and GED students.

Online application and photo of art submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017. Visit our website to learn more about the Terms and Conditions.

Grand Prize Winner

The Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Art Contest will work with the Rodrigue Foundation and the City of New Orleans to transform their design into the official New Orleans Tricentennial Poster, to be sold at 300th Anniversary events across the city.

Selecting Finalists

A blind, two-part judging process focuses on three categories:

1. Concept/design
2. Technical skill
3. Creativity

GRFA requires that submissions be between 11 x 14 and 18 x 24 inches. Winners will be announced at the 8th Annual Art Contest Awards Luncheon presented by Cox on March 25, 2017, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.


The school that submits the most entries will recieve a year's worth of art suppies through our George's Art Closet program. Art supply kits are valued at $1,000 and they can give students the tools needed in order to have a first-class art education! Please encourage all of your students to enter.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Photos from Sold Out Kenner Aioli Dinner

The Aioli Dinner Supper Club would like to thank our Jefferson Parish friends for making the September 21st Aioli Dinner such a memorable night supporting Louisiana A+ Schools.

Click here to view a photo album for the Kenner Aioli Dinner Supper Club event.

It was a beautiful night in Kenner at the home of Henry and Pat Shane with special guest Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken.

Aioli Dinner guests enjoyed cuisine by Chef Andrea Apuzzo of Andrea's Restaurant. The multi-course meals served at Aioli Dinner Supper Club events are inspired by the rustic cuisine of the historic Creole Gourmet Societies of Southern Louisiana.

With the expansion of the Louisiana A+ Schools program to 18 schools, the Aioli Dinner Supper Club is playing a crucial role in the number of teachers and students impacted by arts integration in the classroom. Thank you to our friends and sponsors who made this dinner a success!

Upcoming Aioli Dinners

Lake Charles, LA
Hosted by Dr. John and Shannon Condos
October 19, 2016

Cuisine by Chef Andrew Green of 
1910 Restaurant and Wine Bar.

Broussard, LA
Hosted by Dr. Bradley and Mary Chastant
October 26, 2016
                                                                      Special Guest:

The Honorable Billy Nungesser
Lt. Governor, State of Louisiana

Cuisine by Chef Ryan Trahan of Dark Roux.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Raise funds for your charity with a George Rodrigue silkscreen print!

Raise funds for your charity with a George Rodrigue silkscreen print!

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) advocates for youth development through the arts, encourages the use of art within all curriculums, and supports a variety of art educational programs.

Our Print Donation Program is designed specifically to help other non-profits raise funds at their events through the use of George Rodrigue Estate Stamped silkscreen prints.

GRFA allows the purchase of a George Rodrigue silkscreen print of your choice from the Rodrigue Estate for $500. As part of this unique program, if the print does not provide the organization with funds exceeding the original $500 investment, then GRFA will accept the print's return and refund the $500. These prints have raised thousands of dollars at fundraising events.

Pictured above is We Will Rise Again, a print created after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, which raised funds to support relief efforts. This print now has a renewed meaning and significance following the historic flooding that devastated southern Louisiana.

Click HERE to learn more about the GRFA Print Donation Program and view available prints.

Kenner Aioli Dinner Almost Sold Out

Tickets are going fast for the Aioli Dinner Supper Club's Kenner event! Purchase yours now and don't miss out on this delicious culinary experience to support arts in education across Louisiana.

Kenner, LA
Hosted by Henry & Pat Shane
September 21, 2016

Special Guest:
The Honorable Jennifer Van Vrancken 
Jefferson Parish Councilwoman, District 5

Cuisine by Chef Andrea Apuzzo of Andrea's Restaurant.

Other Upcoming Aioli Dinners:

Lake Charles, LA
Hosted by Dr. John & Shannon Condos
October 19, 2016

Cuisine by Chef Andrew Green of 1910 Restaurant and Wine Bar. 

Broussard, LA
Hosted by Dr. Bradley & Mary Chastant
October 26, 2016

Special Guest:
The Honorable Billy Nungesser, 
Lt. Governor, State of Louisiana

Cuisine by Chef Ryan Trahan of Dark Roux.