NEW ORLEANS —The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts received proceeds from the sale of a George Rodrigue painting, “My Yellow Oak,” auctioned at New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Several works by famous Cajun artist George Rodrigue were up for bid in the New Orleans Auction Galleries’ February auction. Rodrigue’s painting “My Yellow Oak” sold for $98,400, with proceeds benefiting the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.

GRFA programs are open to all accredited schools in Louisiana. The organization works to spark creativity in students with varying interests, especially those who might not otherwise be exposed to art education. GRFA’s arts programs provide children with opportunities and skills that can be applied to any area of life, boosting personal self-confidence and life-long success.

GRFA programs include: George’s Art Closet, a program that donates art supplies to schools in need; an art contest for college scholarships; the Education Materials Program that gives teachers the ability to bring arts into their classrooms and the Print Donation Program for charities seeking to raise funds.

“We’re so pleased to be able to give back to the young arts community across the state of Louisiana,” said New Orleans Auction Galleries CEO and owner, Susan D. Krohn. “Visual and creative arts are such an important part of the history and culture of Louisiana. With tight budgets, Louisiana schools need all the help they can get and we’re happy to do our part to support a critical component of educating our students.”