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The 2017-2018 Judges

We are proud to introduce our judges for the 2017-2018 RFA Scholarship Competition!

Each year, the RFA selects prominent members of the Greater New Orleans’ community to judge the finalist entries in our Scholarship Competition. We are excited to have assembled such a wonderful and diverse group, and we are grateful for the time they volunteer to aid us in our mission of advancing arts education in our community.

Meet the Judges / Times-Picayune

RFA in the News

Fisher art student’s ‘dream’ reaps $7,500 scholarship

Lexi Despaux, with a desk full of art supplies at her fingertips, was told to “Dare to Dream.” That was the theme of the 2016-17 Rau for Art contest. Despaux, a Fisher High School student, did just that and channeled a childhood dream…Read the rest of the story.

BIZ New Orleans

RFA in the News

The Rau for Art Foundation grants thousands of dollars in college scholarships to local high school artists in this Biz New Orleans Daily Biz Minute.

Biz Minute 4-3-17

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Jefferson Parish Public Schools

RFA in the News

Rau for Art Foundation awards grant to three JPPSS high schools

June 1, 2016

Art students at three Jefferson Parish Public School System high schools will have more means to express their creativity next school year. Haynes Academy for Advanced StudiesJohn Ehret High, and Thomas Jefferson High are three of seven area schools receiving Teacher’s Assistance Fund grants from the Rau for Art FoundationRead the rest of the story. / Times Picayune

RFA in the News

Seven West Bank students make Rau Art Contest finals, five are from Fisher High School

Eric Peterson

In Hollywood, the term ‘sweeps’ applies to one film or show winning in several different categories of one award, like the musical ‘La La Land’ has won seven Golden Globe awards. Well, Fisher High art students have positioned themselves for a similar sweep in this year’s Rau for Art contest. Five of the 10 finalist spots are held by Fisher students. In addition, two Thomas Jefferson High School students made the elite list as well, giving the West Bank seven of the 10 finalist slots… Read the rest of the story.

RFA will be at Culture Collision 9

Learn more about the Rau For Art Foundation at Culture Collision 9!

Kick off the 2017-2018 New Orleans cultural season at Culture Collision 9.  Speak with RFA team members about our non-profit’s Scholarship Competition, Teacher Assistance Fund and learn how you can get your school involved.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
WHERE: Contemporary Arts Center located at 900 Camp Street
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

It is FREE to the public and features performances and a HUGE free drawing.  Hope to see you there!

For more information, visit the Culture Collision site

Visit RFA at Culture Collision 8

CC8Want to know more about the RFA?  Then visit our booth at Culture Collision 8 this Wednesday, August 31. 

Mark the start of New Orleans’ cultural season with us this Wednesday, August 31 at Culture Collision, held at The National World War II Museum’s U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.  Festivities last from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and include various live performances and a huge raffle to win dozens of prizes.

So, if you want to speak to our incredible RFA team in person, please stop by.  We can’t wait to see you!

For more information, visit the Culture Collision 8 website, or contact us to speak to an RFA Team Member.


Two-Time RFA Finalist in the News

RFA Finalist Abby Hunter of Thomas Jefferson High School was recently featured in The Times-Picayune!  Read Abby’s story here.

Be sure to catch up on all RFA press coverage here on our News and Updates page.

"Curious" by Abby Hunter

“Curious” is Abby Hunter’s entry into this year’s RFA Scholarship Competition.