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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Art Contest Winners Share $46,500

On Saturday, March 25th, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts awarded $46,500 in college scholarships to 16 talented Louisiana students. Finalists in the 2017 Art Contest represent cities across the state including Bourg, Houma, New Orleans, Lafayette, Monroe, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Zachary, Lafitte, Gretna, Jefferson, Covington, and Marrero, Louisiana.

At the Awards Luncheon in New Orleans, these talented juniors and seniors accepted their scholarships, had their original artwork on display, and were treated to special presentations by author Wendy Rodrigue and artist Sean Hicks, winner the 2010 Art Contest.

Congratulations to our 2017 Art Contest winners!

Junior and senior scholarship winners with Jacques Rodrigue at the Art Contest Luncheon in New Orleans.

(Pictured from left to right) Scott Hutcheson, Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy; Justin Kimes, 1st Place Senior; Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director.

Alexandra Hinkle placed first for the juniors.

Click here to see the complete list of the scholarship winners in the 2017 Art Contest.

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