Arts Quarterly, A publication of the New Orleans Museum of Art, January 2008.

2/5/08 Casa Sugar “Artist of the Day: George Rodrigue”

Before Cajun was cool
George Rodrigue talks about his upcoming NOMA retrospective, by Jan Risher, The Times of Acadiana, February 20, 2008.

The New Orleans Museum of Art Presents George Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina
Work of Louisiana’s most famous contemporary artist to be featured in retrospective ,
Magic 101.9, February 22.

Nonfiction Reviews– Publishers Weekly, 2/25/2008

George Rodrigue Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1970–2007 George Rodrigue, foreword by E. John Bullard. Abrams, $50 (256p) ISBN 978-0-8109-9517-8

Brush with Greatness
With a 40-year retrospective opening Saturday at NOMA, Cajun artist George Rodrigue is finally getting his props in Louisiana. By Clancy DuBos, The Gambit Weekly, February 25.

George Rodrigue Gets Ready for Exhibit in New Orleans, by Louis David, KATC News, February 27.

Artist George Rodrigue has his day at NOMA
Not everyone gets George Rodrigue and his existential blue canine, but there is no denying the man’s or the animal’s appeal. By Doug MacCash, Arts writer, The Times-Picayune, Friday February 29.

Blue Period: The New Orleans Museum of Art Puts on the Blue Dog, By Doug Brantleyhea, WHERE MAGAZINE, March issue.

In the (Blue) Dog House
At home with artist George Rodrigue and wife, Wendy, By Karen Taylor Gist, The New Orleans Times Picayune, March 1. online

Coloring the Cajun culture
N.O. Museum of Art shows more than 40 years of George Rodrigue’s artwork, by Herman Fuselier, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, March 2.

Artist George Rodrigue & Chef Paul Prudhomme Cook (video)
WDSU, February 29. online

NOMA’s George Rodrigue show a home run
Posted by The Times-Picayune March 07, 2008 4:00AM. online

Artworks Artist Update, Artworks Magazine, p. 124, Spring 2008.

Louisiana Homes & Gardens Magazine, Feature story, March 2008.

Blue Dogs abound for exhibit at NOMA, The Times Picayune, Sunday, March 23, 2008, by Ann Nungesser. online

Blue Dog exhibition in New Orleans, The Dallas Morning News, 12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, March 23, 2008.

Student work showing at Exeter Town Hall, By Vandy Duffy, Portsmouth Herald News, NH, March 24, 2008 11:00 AM.

NOMA, Jesuit galas are picture-perfect, by Nell Nolan, The Times Picayune, Monday, March 31, 2008. online

Rodrigue is top dog at Coral Springs show, By Candice Russell | Special Correspondent, Sun-Sentinel Newspaper, April 3, 2008.

More to Rodrigue than one (blue) note, By DOUG MACCASH, Newhouse News Service, April 4, 2008, 1:56PM.

Louisiana native spotlighted at the New Orleans Museum of Art, by Mike Vinning, From the Daily Comet, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Published Friday, April 4, 2008. online

Canton show a tail-wagging tribute in art, Published on Saturday, Apr 05, 2008.

Art, politics, blue dogs, Tiger Weekly – Baton Rouge, LA, USA, By Rachael Lundy, April 17.

Blue Dog attends summit, Posted by Doug MacCash, Art critic, The Times-Picayune April 24, 2008. online

George Rodrigue: The Artist Who Became Top Dog Because of a Blue Dog, By Suzanne Pfefferle, Where Y’at, May 2008. online

Meet The Blue Dog
Artist George Rodrigue’s Cyan Canine Is Cajun To The Core, CBS News, May 4, 2008. online

Datebook, By HILARY HOWARD, The New York Times, Published: May 11, 2008

George Rodrigue and The Blue Dog, By Candice Russel, Art Critic, Interview/Review for Coral Springs Museum of Art, May 2008.

Artful blue, by Margo LaGattuta, Suburban Lifestyles, May 16. online

Rodrigue exhibit goes beyond the Blue Dog, By ROBIN MILLER, Arts writer, The Advocate, Published: Jun 1, 2008.

NOMA’s George Rodrigue exhibit is closing with a 24-hour party, Posted by Molly Reid, Staff writer, The Times-Picayune June 05, 2008 12:00PM. online

Am I blue?
NOMA’s George Rodrigue exhibit is closing, but doing it in style — a 24-hour party starting Saturday
Friday, June 06, 2008, By Molly Reid. online

More than 52,000 visitors saw retrospective of famed Cajun artist, 6,127 in one night
Posted by The New Orleans Museum of Art June 09, 2008 4:36PM. online

Rodrigue exhibit sets record, By DOUGLAS BRITT, June 12, 2008, 6:21PM, Copyright Houston Chronicle 2008. online

Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine, Summer 2008 features George Rodrigue’s portrait of Huey Long on the cover and Michael Lewis’s text from THE ART OF GEORGE RODRIGUE.

Rodrigue’s Retrospective: Exhibition Opens at NOMA, Written by: Lisa LeBlanc-Berry, Louisiana Home & Garden Magazine, March 2008.

Art Voices — July/August 2008, A New Orleans Magazine for the Arts.

Why Is Blue Dog Blue? A Delightful Book to Share With Grandchildren, About.com Rating *****, By Susan Adcox, About.com. online

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association magazine, cover, Summer 2008.

The Gambit Weekly – Best and Worst of the Week, June 24, 2008.

Raw Authority, by Terrington Calas, The New Orleans Art Review, Spring/Summer 2008, cover, and p. 26-30.

Louisiana artist to display work in Patterson museum, Mike Vinnin, Published: Friday, August 1, 2008 at 3:00 p.m., “Daily Comet” Thibodaux, Louisiana. online

George Rodrigue WINS Best Local Artist in Gambit’s Reader’s Poll 2008, August 26, 2008.

Blue Dog Becomes Louisiana Laureate, By Taylor Bruce, Southern Living on-line, October 2, 2008.

Bay State to the Big Easy, teacher makes connections, By Sharon Santillo, Wicked Local Maynard, Thu Oct 02, 2008, 06:01 AM EDT. online

Cohn & Wolfe Celebrates Merger and Teams with Renowned Artist George Rodrigue to Design New Creative Symbol for Agency, Last update: 11:45 a.m. EDT Oct. 7, 2008, Market Watch.

‘Blue Dog’ artist speaks out, Suzanne Edwards, Daily Texan, Wednesday, October 8, 2008.

George Rodrigue Speaks about Blue Dog Speaks, Houston Press, Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 09:03:31 AM. online

The ABC’s of Contemporary Art
Palisades Elementary Offers Unique Art Cadre Program, October 09, 2008, Sue Pascoe, Palisadian-Post.

Blue Dog master George Rodrigue becomes Louisiana artist laureate
Posted by Doug MacCash, Art critic, The Times-Picayune October 09, 2008.

BLUE ON BLUE: Rodrigue publishes book of Blue Dog paintings
Local artist captures the moment in new book, by Judy Bastien, theadvertiser.com, October 21, 2008.

The Dog: 5000 Years of the Dog in Art, By Tamsin Pickeral, 2008, Merrell Publishers, London

Lucky Dog by Katherine Adams; Houston Magazine, December 2008, pp. 8, 48.

Broad Strokes by Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, Friday, December 05, 2008. online

The Blue Dog Gets His Voice
George Rodrigue’s iconic pup lets loose in a new book, Carmel Magazine, Holiday 2008.

Rodrigue Appointed Artist Laureate; Two Exhibits Planned for ‘09, by William Kalec, Acadiana Profile Magazine, Vol 28 No. 2 November/December 2008, p. 6.

C’est Jolie
Inspired by the Bayou State’s bounty, Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro opens its doors. By Mary Tutwiler , Wednesday, December 17, 2008. online

Blue Dog at School; Bringing New Orleans Culture Home, By Sharon Santillo, Maynard Public Schools, Malden, Massachusetts, See p. 11, National Arts Education Association December Publication.

The Art Department, by Noah Bonaparte Pais, bestofneworleans.com, December 29, 2008. online

Arts Alive: George Rodrigue’s “Reflections of New Orleans”, by APRYL on December 21st, 2008, SOUTHERN BYWAYS.