2014 Art Contest
George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts will provide $45,000 in college scholarships and awards to students whose artwork best represents Louisiana's natural beauty!
2014 THEME: LOUISIANA'S NATURAL BEAUTY
Louisiana's landscape is a natural wonder defined by waterways, animals and plant life. Throughout the state, oaks, cypress, magnolias and other varieties shade country roads, swampland and neighborhoods. Azaleas, irises, and water lilies add bursts of color in parks and alongside bayous, home to alligators, snakes, and hundreds of species of fish, frogs, mammals and insects.
Audubon Nature Institute celebrates all of these wonders of Louisiana's natural beauty. Named for the great wildlife artist and naturalist, John James Audubon (1785-1851), for nearly 100 years Audubon Nature Institute has been a leader for preservation in Louisiana through its Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and most recently, the Olmsted Renewed Campaign, which works to preserve live oak trees in Audubon Park.
WINNER TO ILLUSTRATE A NEW POSTER SOLD AT AUDUBON PROPERTIES
Either the first place senior or the first place junior will have the opportunity to collaborate with internationally-renowned artist George Rodrigue to transform their design into a special poster to be sold at all Audubon Nature Institute properties. Sales from these posters will benefit the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and Audubon.
Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Wilderness Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation.
SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR ART TEACHERS!
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 $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.
SPECIAL GIFT FOR ALL ENTRANTS
Each student that enters the contest will receive a complimentary admission certificate that can be used at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium or Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
Online application and photo of art submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Consider choosing one scene, image, plant, tree, or animal that best captures Louisiana's natural beauty to you.
HOW TO REGISTER
AWARDS LUNCHEON PRESENTED BY CHEVRON
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.