Scholarship Art Contest Exhibit

Each year, the winning artwork for the Scholarship Art Contest travels the state as a special exhibition featured at museums and cultural institutions. The Art Contest brings together finalists from across Louisiana, and this touring exhibit is an opportunity for us to celebrate our student artists within their own communities. Visit our Calendar to view the exhibition schedule.

GRFA is especially grateful to the following partner institutions for displaying the Art Contest exhibit:

  • Alexandria Museum of Art
    Alexandria, LA
  • R.W. Norton Art Gallery
    Shreveport, LA
  • Imperial Calcasieu Museum
    Lake Charles, LA
  • Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    Lafayette, LA
  • Shaw Center for the Arts
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Old Post Office Museum
    Winnsboro, LA
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art
    New Orleans, LA

Hunter Sloan: Good Night NYC

On August 4, 2018, GRFA opened Hunter Sloan: Good Night NYC, a special solo exhibition featuring the photography of a finalist from our 2014 Scholarship Art Contest. Sloan began the Good Night NYC series to playfully capture New York commuters who fell asleep on the subway, yet seemed to always wake up before their stop. As this series progressed, Sloan turned his camera to another segment of subway riders: the many homeless individuals who depended upon the subway to escape the brutal winter. What began as a tongue-in-cheek documentary series became a visual exploration of human vulnerability and fortitude.  On view at GRFA for August 3 - 20, 2018.

Cayla Zeek: Ever-Changing Sentiment

On August 5, 2017, GRFA presented Cayla Zeek: Ever-Changing Sentiment, a special solo exhibition featuring a finalist from our 2010 Scholarship Art Contest. Since then, Zeek has embarked on a career as a professional artist and illustrator. This exhibition of original paintings and mixed media works explores the themes of grief, transformation, liberation, and self-acceptance. On view through September 15, 2017.

Imaginary Worlds: Concept Art by Sean Hicks

GRFA presented Imaginary Worlds: Concept Art by Sean Hicks, a solo exhibition featuring the first winner of our Annual Scholarship Art Contest in 2010. As a visual development artist, Sean Hicks explores the art of storytelling in his digital works by bringing together tone, character, and environment.  Hicks’ colorful pieces include themes of fairy tale, fantasy, and the hero’s adventure. This exhibition was on view at GRFA for January 11 - February 10, 2017.