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Teacher’s Fund Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Rau for Art Teacher’s Art Fund!

For Immediate Release


(New Orleans, LA) May 28, 2013–Following in the success of the second annual Rau for Art contest earlier this year, M.S. Rau Antiques announced today the four art teachers in New Orleans-area high schools who will receive grants from its newly created Teacher’s Art Fund, also in its second year.  The four art teachers will receive a total of $4,085 in grants which will be used by each teacher at that particular school to purchase much-needed art supplies for art teachers in classrooms to better instruct their students.

The art teachers who will receive grants from the 2013 RFA Teacher’s Art Fund are:
• O. Perry Walker, Orleans Parish:  $655
• John Ehret High School, Jefferson Parish:  $692
• Ben Franklin, Orleans Parish:  $890
• New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics, Orleans Parish:  $1,848

The goal of the Rau for Art Teacher’s Art Fund is to assist high school art educators in the New Orleans area to have more available art supplies to creatively enrich their students. Individual grant proposals were submitted for review to the foundation’s website for a chance to win up to $2,500 for each school. Proposals received this year covered a broad range of needs, from art supplies and instruction materials and class field trips.

“We had such a great experience our first year,” says M.S. Rau Antiques founder Bill Rau, who also oversees the Rau for Art program, “that we expanded our mission to reach beyond just the students to the teachers who are responsible for incubating this creative talent.  Meeting all of the art educators in our area has been enlightening. These teachers work incredibly hard, and knowing that we’re assisting them and all the talented young artists they impact makes all of us feel both honored and humbled.”

The Rau for Art Foundation was founded by Bill Rau in commemoration of M.S. Rau Antiques’ 2012 Centennial. This is the inaugural year for the RFA Teacher’s Art Fund. This program, along with the foundation’s yearly student Scholarship Competition, allows the RFA to have a greater impact on arts education in Greater New Orleans, benefiting both students and their schools. Employees of M.S. Rau Antiques comprise the RFA, contributing their time and professional skills to help these students reach their dreams.

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