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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Art Contest Deadline is Only 59 Days Away!

Monsters, Myths, and Legends

Deadline to Enter: January 19, 2018

Awards: 15 finalists will share $45,000 in Scholarships!

Monsters, myths, and legends have always inspired artists. Throughout his career, George Rodrigue breathed visual life into these stories, using his imagination to invent images and scenes associated with the tales, particularly those of the Cajun people. As a young boy in New Iberia, Louisiana, George's mother warned him, "If you're not good today, the Loup-garou will eat you tonight!" Years later, it was Rodrigue's artistic interpretation of the Loup-garou, or Cajun werewolf, that launched his iconic Blue Dog series.

Watchdog (1984), the first Blue Dog painting by George Rodrigue, is his interpretation of the Cajun loup-garou legend.

This year we invite Louisiana high school juniors and seniors to use their creativity to bring a monster, myth, or legend to life through an original work of art.

We encourage students to explore their own regional folklore like George Rodrigue did; however, we also welcome them to create their own unique monster, myth or legend through their art.

George Rodrigue with his painting Creature from the Black Lagoon (1960), which was created when the artist was 16 years old.

In 2013, George Rodrigue created a new version of Creature, a one-of-a-kind piece on chrome.

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