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2017 Art Contest Winners




"Vintage Orleans" by Justin Kimes

  Justin Kimes at the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon



Featuring original artwork by Justin Kimes, winner of the 2017 Art Contest. His piece was selected as the official student poster by the New Orleans Tricentennial Commission. 

18 x 24 inches, Edition of 200

$40 plus shipping








Congratulations to the winning students! Over 500 high school students from across Louisiana entered the 2017 Scholarship Art Contest by submitting original works of art for the theme "New Orleans Tricentennial." GRFA awarded $46,500 in college scholarships to 11 seniors and 5 juniors!





1st Place Senior


"Vintage Orleans"

Justin Kimes

Caddo Career & Technical Center

Shreveport, LA




2nd Place Senior


"Our NOLA"

Stephanie Sullivan

Thomas Jefferson High School

for Advanced Studies

Gretna, LA



3rd Place Senior


"Colorful Roots"

Nathan Vogel

Riverdale High School

Jefferson, LA

4th Place Senior
"Behind the Masks"
Caroline Toups
St. Thomas More High School
Lafayette, LA
5th Place Senior
"Dreams of the Crescent City"
Isabella Biondini
Covington High School
Covington, LA




 6th Place Senior


"Sounds of the Port"

Ashleigh Rains

Zachary High School

Zachary, LA

 7th Place Senior
"Medaille a' Travers Le Temps
(Medley Through Time)"
Hope Gann
Riverdale High School
Jefferson, LA
8th Place Senior
"The Big Easy"
Abby Hunter
Thomas Jefferson High School 
for Advanced Studies
Gretna, LA
9th Place Senior
"Southern Hospitality"
Kristen Ronquille
Fisher Middle/High School
Lafitte, LA
 10th Place Senior
"Unchanging City"
Morgaine Trahan
Vandebilt Catholic High School
Houma, LA
11th Place Senior
"Rooted in Faith"
Carolyn Nguyen
Academy of Our Lady
Marrero, LA
1st Place Junior
"La Ville Fait Signe"
Alexandra Hinkle
St. Joseph's Academy
Baton Rouge, LA

 2nd Place Junior


"Fleur De Legacy"

Andrew Butler

Brother Martin High School

New Orleans, LA


 3rd Place Junior


"Cajun Contemplation"

Maxwell Crochet"

South Terrebonne High School

Bourg, LA


4th Place Junior
"Where the Past Meets the Present"
Annabel Strange
Sterlington High School
Monroe, LA
5th Place Junior
Joei Jacob
St. Thomas More High School
Lafayette, LA

The Story of the Blue Dog
As a boy, Rodrigue knew of a legend of the "loup-garou" or werewolf that lurked in sugar cane fields, threatening to haunt bad children. The legend said nothing about the loup-garou's color, but Rodrigue thought the night sky would cast a blue-grey shade on its fur when he painted it in 1984 for Bayou (Inkwell), a book of forty ghost stories by Chris Segura.