Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition

Sculpture Exhibition
Rosemary Beach, Florida

UPDATE! The sculpture unveiling was a great success! Thank you to all who made it possible! Here is a wonderful video from the event:

George Rodrigue 2009 Begneaud Manufacturing Lafayette


Opening Events May 25 – May 28, 2017

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and the artist’s family are pleased to participate in the inaugural Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition with an original three-dimensional artwork by George Rodrigue.

Learn the history behind this important and unique contemporary sculpture in a short, illuminating audio from Wendy Rodrigue, linked here.

George Rodrigue with his unfinished sculpture at Begneaud Manufacturing in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Schedule of Events

wendyThursday, May 25, 2017

The Art of George Rodrigue Presentation and Book Signing with Wendy Rodrigue

Rosemary Beach Town Hall
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Presentation begins at 6:00 PM
Cash Bar 5:30 – 6:15
Free  and Open to the Public

Wendy Rodrigue, George Rodrigue’s wife of twenty years, gives a lively, heartfelt and educational presentation, sharing artwork from her personal collection, and  her love for the art and life of George Rodrigue.

Praise for Wendy Rodrigue:

“We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and your captivating delivery.  By any measure, you are a very effective speaker and a passionate advocate for the priceless artistic legacy of George.  You touched us all with your enthusiasm, wit and obvious love for him and his work.  You made the evening a wonderful experience for all in attendance.”– Gary Robertson, Executive Director of the Adult Literacy Advocates

Friday, May 26, 2017

Opening Event
Wine and Sculpture Unveiling

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Courtyard
4:00 PM/Unveiling – 5:00 PM East Long Green

Open to the Public
Tickets are $8.00/person at the door, or purchase in advance.

theothersideofthepaintinghomeSaturday, May 27, 2017

Book Signing with Wendy Rodrigue

The Hidden Lantern Bookstore
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
84 N. Barrett Sq. |  Rosemary Beach
Free and Open to the Public

In her book  The Other Side of the Painting, Wendy Rodrigue addresses in detail the early history of Rodrigue’s Blue Dog, along with analyses and quotes from the artist describing some of his most famous Cajun and Blue Dog works. The book weaves Rodrigue’s New Iberia, Louisiana, childhood with Wendy’s in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, revealing both as rooted in the arts, yet products of 1950s and 1970s parents and society.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 

The Coasters Concert
7 – 9 PM
Rosemary Beach Pavilion (St. Augustine Green)
Free and Open to the Public
Bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs

We would like to give thanks to these generous sponsors:


Victoria Lee | Lawrence Pugh
Family Trust

Dr. Christopher and Cindy Cenac, Sr.
Ned and Nancy Diefenthal

Cuvee 30A
Sugar Beach Interiors
Wakefield and Associates, Inc.

The Rosemary Beach Property Owner’s Association