George Rodrigue (American/Louisiana, b. 1944), "My Yellow Oak", oil on canvas, 2002, signed lower left, signed, titled and dated verso canvas, 36" x 48". Framed. New Orleans Auction Galleries and The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts are pleased to offer this painting for the benefit of the Foundation's ongoing mission of enriching art education in Louisiana's schools. The purpose of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) is the advocacy of the visual arts in the development and education of local youth. In addition to providing financial assistance in the arts and other areas, the GRFA creates, develops, and implements a series of unique educational programs such as Art Contest and George's Art Closet. These programs are designed to enhance and expand art curriculums, even in the face of continuing state and federal cutbacks. The proceeds from the sale of "My Yellow Oak" will be used to provide art supplies for Louisiana schools.