14 June 2014

NoLA Rising - It's Yours, Take It #7

NoLA Rising is making a call for art for It’s Yours, Take It - NEW ORLEANS 7

NoLA Rising has a long history of distributing artwork at no cost to the New Orleans area. 

For the seventh installment of New Orleans’ It’s Yours, Take it, Rex would yet again like to continue the practice of a holiday art swap.

For the seventh event we are holding in December, artwork will be created and sent in for a toy for art swap to raise toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and similar programs in the New Orleans area. The premise is simple: Someone brings a brand new toy in a box to donate to children and they get to take a piece of art with them. The toys are then donated to programs for their annual holiday distribution. 

In 2012, we had a great presence and there were so many toys that we filled up a truck that the Marines took back to their distribution site.

This year, the work deadline will be Monday, November 24th, 2014.

UPDATE: Our Artists in Arms at SSOSVA ( The Secret Society of Super Villain Artists) are joining forces with NoLA Rising in support of this year's IYTI. The Secret Society of Super Villain Artists was founded in 1921 by Silent Bill. Everything else remains secret.

Artists planning to contribute, please send Rex your name as you'd like it to appear on the poster and include address if you'd like to receive one when they return from the printer.

If you're local to the New Orleans area, we will be available at Tracey's Bar every Friday of November from 4-7 where artists can drop off artwork and have a tasty beverage. Tracey's is located in the Irish Channel at 2604 Magazine Street. For more information on Tracey's, you can find it here: traceysnola.com/

For those who have scheduling conflicts with dropping off at Tracey’s, 45 Tchoup, located at 4529 Tchoupitoulas (across from Rouse’s) has offered to also be a receiving site for artwork.  They are open at 12 noon until late.  For more information on 45 Tchoup, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170671802466/

We are currently working to hold the event Sunday, December 7th at GASA GASA at 4920 Freret Street, from 12-6 pm. Finalized plans are pending as of this writing mid-June. Music for the evening will be determined by their booking office. For more information on GASA GASA here: www.gasagasa.com/

Organizations or businesses that would like to get involved, please let us know how we can work together to make a successful event.

Anyone interested, pls add your name and any questions you can email me at: 
[ nolarising504 @ gmail.com ] . 

The current mailing address is somewhere more reliable than my city address (location, location) and can send to the below address:

Rex Dingler / IYTI

39280 Traino Landing Road

Ponchatoula, LA 70454


NoLA Rising is a 501(c)3 and can issue a donation letter to artists who indicate a value to their donated pieces for tax purposes. Please ensure actual value - in writing detailing artist, mailing address, piece name and estimated value.

Again, huge thanks to everyone who’s helped make this an amazing event every year we've done it. Me and the folks at NoLA Rising appreciate all your hard work and effort and your continued support of the people of New Orleans!

Thanks again and remember: THE REVOLUTION IS YOU! 


For more Information on past events:

2012: www.flickr.com/photos/nolarisingproject/sets/721576319933...

News Coverage on previous IYTI in New Orleans

For more information on NoLA Rising: www.nolarising.org