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Rainforest Art Foundation RAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to increase appreciation of nature through art. RAF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Rainforest Art Foundation is a group of artists who express their love of nature through different forms of art, in hopes of increasing awareness, appreciation and conservation of nature. We hope to include more painters, poets, dancers, building designers, museums and galleries, as well as sculptors, musicians, filmmakers, photographers to grow our programs into a global movement. The new locatio

n of the RAF in Shreveport, LA will be home to the Marlene Yu Museum, multiple exhibition halls, a sculpture garden, a rock climbing facility, an indoor pool, artist studio space, a museum store, and more. Stephanie Lusk is the daughter of Marlene Yu and is the Director of the Marlene Yu Museum and co-director of the RAF. Rainforest Art Foundation is excited to now have a new location in Zurich, Switzerland at the Galerie Wild.


South Dakota artist John Lopez creates some of the coolest, most mind blowing are around. Using old farm equipment and other small unique pieces of metal


Rainforest Art Foundation at Marlene Yu Museum still has market space available for local artists and makers in our Holiday Market!

During Downtown Shreveport's December Holiday Artwalk, Rainforest Art Foundation is hosting booths for local creatives who work within the Foundation's mission to increase appreciation of nature through art.

The deadline for booth applications has been extended until Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at noon. Interested vendors can find further details and apply at www.rainforestartfoundation.org/booths.

Rainforest Art Foundation at Marlene Yu Museum is seeking artists and makers for the Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Shreveport Downtown Artwalk. The December Artwalk will be a Holiday Marketplace.




Do you love taking photos of nature?

Calling all amateur, professional and hobbyist photographers for

Rainforest Art Foundation’s
7th Annual
Nature through the Lens
international photography exhibition in
New York City

No experience necessary.

For immediate curatorial review, please email to [email protected] by Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:00 p.m. the following:

1. Photos
3-4 images of nature (landscape, water, sky, flowers, plants, insects, animals in their natural habitats, etc.) Must NOT show humans nor man-made objects.

2. Artist Information
Name of artist, profile (face) photo of the artist, one paragraph artist bio, and artist’s statement to fit on one page in .doc format and .pdf format.

Printing, framing, and catalog for this exhibit has been paid for by generous sponsors. Exhibit may travel.

Application/entry fee: $0

February 22, 2019 – April 5, 2019Curated by Nancy GesimondoThe Rainforest Art Foundation is pleased to present Seas Tree...

February 22, 2019 – April 5, 2019

Curated by Nancy Gesimondo

The Rainforest Art Foundation is pleased to present Seas Trees Birds & Bees, an exhibition that displays the interconnected artistic vision in the age of the Anthropocene. Through a variety of different artistic practices these contemporary artists express a reverence for all things under the rocks and stars, the sky above and the earth beneath us. Each delicate flower is a gift to be cherished and preserved.

Featuring works by Elsie Apacible, Casey Concelmo, Lilian R. Engel, Hillary Waters Fayle, Karen Fitzgerald, Nancy Gesimondo, Karen Kettering Dimit, Hyobin Kwon, Dianne Martin, Brian Soliwoda, Helaine Soller, Day Schildkret, and Suzanne Stroebe.

Special closing event installation on Friday, April 5 at 6:30pm: Day Shildkret creates a Mandala of complex patterns of symmetry with elements he has collected in nature – a meditative ritual that is part of his Morning Altars series.


Live Installation by Day Schildkret
Seas Trees Birds & Bees Closing Reception
Curated by Nancy Gesimondo
Rainforest Art Foundation
Long Island City, NY
April 5, 2019

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – Robinson's Rescue and Rainforest Art Foundation are collaborating to host Art of the Dog, a mixe...

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – Robinson's Rescue and Rainforest Art Foundation are collaborating to host Art of the Dog, a mixed media visual arts show at the Marlene Yu Museum. The exhibit previews during Robinson's Rescue's 10th annual Best in Sheaux ticketed fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Rainforest Art Foundation will hold a public reception for Art of the Dog as an early Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Artists were given loose guidelines, such as, “It must be able to hang on the walls”, and “It must contain dogs”, which encouraged a variety of submissions from the Shreveport-Bossier area. The juried show now boasts dog-centric acrylic pieces, graphite drawings, digital paintings, photography, and other media. From loving tributes to commissioned work, every piece selected is bursting with personality as diverse as the dogs they portray.

“Our relationships with canine companions demonstrate the innate desire to connect with nature. We hope that the empathy and love that inspired Art of the Dog can be extended to all living things,” says Foundation Director Stephanie Lusk.

Art of the Dog will feature artworks from the following artists:

Dawn Ash, Maria Ashcraft, Baygent Baker, May Elizabeth Berry, Julie Burton, Christy Chavez, Cathy Cobb, Trudy Daniel, Adena Helm, Jim Huckabay, Jenny Lankford, Douglas Luedeman, Janet Maines, Nina Murray, Karen K. Pearce, Jeanne Marie Reed, Rhonda Rogers, Jessica H. Stevens, Robert Streeter, Wesley Touchstone, Jessica Trihn, and Debbie Unverzagt.

About Rainforest Art Foundation: RAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to increase appreciation of nature through art. RAF was founded in 2001 by artist Marlene Tseng Yu in New York City; RAF has expanded to Zurich, Brussels, Vienna, and Frankfurt, striving to bring together nature-inspired artists from all over the world. RAF’s headquarters are located at 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101. For more information, please visit www.rainforestartfoundation.org or call (318) 717-9111.

About Robinson's Rescue: Robinson's Rescue is a nonprofit organization located in Shreveport, Louisiana that provides high volume, high quality, low cost spay and neuter surgeries to dogs and cats in the northwest Louisiana region. The mission of Robinson’s Rescue is to reduce overpopulation and euthanasia of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats in North Louisiana by providing affordable spay/neuter services and education on the importance of spay/neuter.

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2019 Best In Sheaux Dog Show Contestants Name: Chief Adams Breed: Labrador Retriever Vote for Chief (Parents- Julie & John Adams): $5 per vote   Name: Bindi Anderson Breed: Shipoo (Shih-Tzu/Poodle mix) Vote for Bindi (Parent- Annie Anderson): $5 per vote   Name: Jett Baucum Breed: Great Dane Vote ...


Robinson's Rescue hosts Best in Sheaux fundraiser on March 9.


Canine lovers... be excited about these upcoming dog-gone good sheauxs. There's a new art exhibit all about dogs and the Best in Sheaux event.


Best in Sheaux is fast approaching, and as we gear up to our most exciting fundraiser yet, we want YOU to get involved. Even if you can't make it to the fundraiser, there are many ways to help us raise funds for Robinson's Rescue. One big way is to enter our amazing raffle! Tickets are only $10, and there are three incredible packages to choose from. We have a dining package with gift cards and certificates to local favorites like Monjunis on Louisiana Ave., Herby-K's, Chianti Restaurant, Twisted Root Burger Co. - Shreveport, PizzaRev, Bistro Byronz, Wine Country Bistro, Jacquelyn's Cafe, Parish Taceaux, El Compadre and more! A pampering package with deals at The Escape Studio, The Glow Spa, Chemistry Hair Salon and a therapeutic massage by Renee Smith Cheveallier. And finally, an Entertainment package with tickets and passes from Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Opera, Crooked Hollow Golf Club, Shreveport Little Theatre, Stage Center, Highland Jazz & Blues Festival and more! With that many amazing prizes to choose from, and tickets at only TEN DOLLARS, how can you say no??


Robinson's Rescue provides low cost and free spay and neuter for animals in North Louisiana.




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