04 April 2009
NoLA Rising Wants You!
NoLA Rising needs you! NoLA Rising Wants You!
NoLA Rising is now a Louisiana non-profit. We rose up from the streets to become an organization of artists whose goal is to encourage people in all neighborhoods of Greater New Orleans to publicly display works of art for the purpose of rebuilding and restoring the human spirit in our city.
NoLA Rising will be announcing a major murals program in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans and will expand to other areas of the city.
In order to do all of this, we need to hit the ground running. As in the past, NoLA Rising has survived because artists have heeded the call to realize a goal larger than their own self-interest and given their time, their talent and their artwork in pursuit of our noble ideals.
NoLA Rising is putting up a fundraiser / show at the U.S. Mint in New Orleans and we’re currently calling for artists to donate a piece of artwork. The hope is that we can raise money to cover the costs needed for starting a major murals program. The event will be held the first weekend of Jazzfest (April 24th-26th) and will be well covered by media (mainstream and not so mainstream).
And what do you get besides a warm, fuzzy feeling inside for doing something good? You get my undying love and gratitude. You get to help be part of the NoLA Rising Movement to beautify a city that government forgot. You get recognition for helping us out and you get to be in an awesome show with some pretty bad-ass artists. Most importantly, you help out the people of New Orleans.
If you are interested, please contact me. On behalf of the NoLA Rising team, we really appreciate anything you can do. Deadline for us to receive artwork or photography will be April 17th.
Paint the change you wish to see!
ARTISTS WHO HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL:
BANKSY / Shepard Fairey / Michael DeFeo / STARHEAD / Ray Noland / El Celso / Amy Martin / Tony Nozero / Christopher Poche West / Rex Dingler / Joe Russo / Cherie Langford / Allison Termine / anthony turducken / Nick Hasslock / CONO / SoTx / Melissa Levine / ARTCAR by Kelly Israel / Ken Kenan / Blaine Capone / Len Cowgill / Joan Davis / Sarah Rosedahl / Brandon Dauphin / Stephanie Stallmer / Ussama Hanna / Crista Rock / Amy Loewy / Scott Mosely / Lance “Varg” Vargas / 32 Brandongirl / Bruce Dagrepont Jr. / Claudia Gehrke / GRAILIVES / Sharky of Black Sails Photography / Donn Davis / Kyle Chase / Beverly Cook / B-Kay / Emily Macafore / Bryan Barnes / Anthony Posey / Karen Miller / Christian Silva /
ARTISTS WHO HAVE SAID THEY WOULD ANSWER THE CALL:
Peter Lundberg / Robert Guthrie / MAGS / Val Webb / Dave Warnke / Arthur McLean / Sean Geatreaux / Michelle Brecher / O...Phuck / KelleyGirl / INSPIRE / Peaceswirl / SL!C / Will Frank / Leonard Lopp / TARD / Michelle Augusto / Julie A. Miller / Rick Simpson / NEMO / Tammy Vitale / Dave Watkins / FOKUSED / GAIA / Lady Ma Dia / Rachel Hoover / Robin DeAlva-Graziano / Dion Nunez / Jenna Colby / Shera Simon / Natalie Maloney / Real Abstract / Pauline Patterson / Dori Ashton / Gracie! / Stevie Collins