The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts will provide $45,000 in college scholarships and awards to students whose artwork best represents Louisiana's unique musical style and heritage
2014 THEME: LOUISIANA'S MUSIC
Louisiana has generated multiple seminal musical styles and contributed the development of many others, influencing popular music beyond its borders. New Orleans unique blend of cultures provided fertile ground for the creation of Jazz. The southwestern part of the state is home to Cajun music and Zydeco while northern Louisiana has played an important role in the histories of country music, rockabilly, and the blues.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation celebrates and preserves this rich musical legacy. In addition to Jazz Fest presented by Shell, the Foundation produces free festivals throughout the year reflecting different strands of our inter-twined culture.
We invite this year's applicants to explore Louisiana's rich musical heritage. The artistic approach can be historical, contemporary, or imaginary in its conception, with interpretations ranging from a traditional portrait of an important Louisiana musician to an abstract exploration of sounds.
The winning artist will have the opportunity to collaborate with the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts team to design a special poster to be sold at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free festivals including the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, the Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival, Congo Square Rhythms Festival, and Fiesta Latina. Sales from these posters will benefit the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR ART TEACHERS!
The school that submits the most entries will receive a year's worth of art suppiies through our George's Art Closet program. Art supply kits are valued at $2,000 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.
The deadline for entries is February 12, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans. Presented by COX.
Senior Category Scholarship Awards
Junior Category Cash Awards
Art Supply Awards
15 winners receive gift cards valued at $250 each towards art supplies.
The Other Side of the Painting by Wendy Rodrigue
An illuminating, lively memoir recounting a husband and wife's devotion to the arts.
Proceeds benefit George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Programs.