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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Walking Gallery: Year 7

This is the seventh year of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare.  We now number 437 members walking around the world with patient story paintings on our backs.  We are attending medical conferences where often there isn’t a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience. We are providing a patient voice, and by doing so, are changing the conversation.

An artist or artists interviews medical professionals and lay individuals to form a patient centric narrative. The artist then creates representational imagery and paint that picture story upon the business jacket of the provider of the narrative account. The provider of the patient story aka “Walker” wears the jacket to medical conferences and events in order to disseminate the patient story to a large group of policy minded attendees and to represent the individual patient voice in venues where they are underrepresented. Further, both artist and walker will support the spread of the story and image via social media.

As of July 2017, 437 unique Walkers have joined the Gallery wearing 481 jackets.  The Gallery has representatives on six continents, but the majority of Walkers reside in the US. One artist creates the majority of the art, but new artists are frequently joining the movement.  The Gallery is promoted heavily on twitter, facebook and personal blogs.   Its widening appeal within the health conference community is creating a new space for patients at such events.


If you are interested in joining the Walking Gallery here is the info:


If you would like to help fund the movement: https://www.gofundme.com/h2dsdwe4 


Here is a short film about the movement: http://vimeo.com/80009527

The names of the Artists of The Walking Gallery followed by the quantity of jackets they have painted:  
1. Regina Holliday, 417 jackets
2. Isaac Holliday, 1 jacket
3. Becca Price, 1 jacket
4. Miriam Cutelis, 1 jacket
5. Ess Lipczenko, 1 jacket
6. Ben Merrion, 1 jacket
7. Courtney Mazza, 8 jackets
8. Michele Banks, 1 jacket
9. Megan Mitchell,1 jacket
10. Robert J. Filley, 3 jackets
11. Anita Samarth, 1 jacket
12. Mary Welch Higgins, 2 jackets
13. Richard Sachs, 2 jackets
14. Jonah Daniel,  1 jacket
15. Fred Trotter, 1 jacket
16. Leela, 1 jacket
17. Gayle Schrier Smith, 1 jacket
18. Moira Simms, 1 jacket
19. Joan Holliday, 1 jacket
20. Adalyn, 1 jacket
21. Chris Chan, 1 jacket
22. Amy O'Hanlon, 1 jacket
23. Vera Rulon, 1 jacket
24. Jessica Nicula, 2 jackets
25. Nikai, 1 jacket
26. Deonm, 1 jacket
27. Daquane, 1 jacket
28. Olivia Dias, 1 jacket
29. Donnell Bonaparte, 1 jacket
30. Hazel F., 1 jacket
31. Rachel Fields, 1 jacket
32. Zoe Carr, 1 jacket
33. Thomas Richardson, 1 jacket
34. Tamela Mack, 1 jacket
35. Julia Anderson, 1 jacket
36. DJ Hamilton, 1 jacket
37. Jenn Toby, 1 jacket
38. Camala Walling, 1 jacket
39. Jordan Lanham, 1 jacket
40. Josh Miller, 1 jacket
41.  Te'j Matthews, 1 jacket
42.  Tony Zieger, 1 jacket
43.   Shannon Shine, 2 jackets
44.   Melody Smith Jones. 3 jacket
45.  Kay Seurat, 1 jacket
46.  Danny McGinnest Jr., 5 jackets

For more information about joining the movement or to see all 400 plus jackets, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

The Walking Gallery members who had jackets painted in Year Seven:

481. "12 Steps" a jacket for Ashley Elliott



480. "There is Always Hope" a jacket for Panha Chheng




479. ¿QuĂ© tienes?" a jacket for Ignacio Edlm





478. "Love everlasting for all of Eternity" a jacket for Soojin Jun


477."The Ocean of Need" a jacket for Felicia Schrock


476."The Patterns That Surround Us." a jacket for Aaron Seib




475. "Are you for change?" a jacket for Jason Grattini



474. "The Futurist" a jacket for Bertalan Mesko


473. "Condensing a Life" a jacket for Pat Rioux
  





Read: http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2011/04/walking-gallery.html to understand the origin of the Walking Gallery. 

http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2011/06/walkers-oath.html to understand the sacred nature of this path

To view the jackets in year one 1-162

To view the jackets of year two 163-251
To view jackets of year three 252-328

To view jackets of year four 329-393

To view jackets of year five 394-430