Walking Gallery/Salt&Pepper Studios
We dedicated the building to the mission of The Walking Gallery on May 19, 2016. We hope to open in the fall of 2016. We want to host artists in residence to paint additional jackets and offer a place of respite for recovering cancer patients. The building is still being completed and we do need additional funds to complete repairs.
I do not charge for the painting I do for The Walking Gallery. It is a mission and a labor of love, but paint costs money and so does shipping. If you would like to offer a donation for this worthy endeavor please do so here.
We thank everyone who supports this movement and especially those who donate in Jess Jacobs memory. We thank those who spread the word on social media. We thank those who donate funds that defray the costs of this project. Most of all, we thank those brave walkers and artists who join us and help spread these stories all over the world.
A few months ago Karen Reckner, from the Garrett County Arts Council, shared a call for artist participation in "Behavioral Health Awareness Art Show: Destigmatizing Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder," First Lady Art Reception 5pm, April 24, 2017 at Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
I submitted several jacket images from The Walking Gallery of Healthcare that focused specifically on behavioral health, but explained that the Walking Gallery focuses on whole person health and that physical illness impacts the mind and the inverse is also true. The judges really liked our movement and we have been invited to attend the reception and be recognized from the podium. The art show organizers ask members to simply mix and mingle through the 5-6pm reception time frame. At one point during the presentation (6-7pm), the organizers will acknowledge The Walking Gallery, and invite those present with jackets to stand and be seen and recognized. I hope many of our members are able to come to the event!
Since the HIMSS conference, I am getting a lot of jacket requests. If any of you can donate toward shipping costs or shipping supplies that would really help. My goal is to have no jackets left in my to do pile by May 19th.
Your friend, Regina
I just got back from HIMSS17 and had a wonderful time seeing so many of you!
I painted a lot of jackets before the event so if any of you could chip in for more paint that would be great!
Also in order to meet fire code we need to replace three doors in Salt and Pepper studios. If you know any person or business that would like to donate toward that please let me know.
Your friend, Regina
I wanted to let all of you know a few things.
1. I painted my 400th jacket yesterday! We have 45 other artists who have painted jackets also, so we now have 462 jackets worn by 422 members in the movement.
2. If you are a member of the Walking Gallery and are attending HIMSS17 in Orlando or you happen to be in Orlando on February 22, we have been invited to attend a reception and gathering by Conduent Health. If you can be there please email me so I can share your contact information with our host.
3. #Cinderblocks4 will be held in Grantsville, MD on May 18-20th. Please save the date. The evening of May 19th we will gather. This day is usually our largest gathering of the year.
I hope to see all of you very soon!
Dear Teresa, My first business cards I printed on my home computer. Then I found out how affordable it was to print with Vistaprint and I ordered mine from there ever since...
Regina, Last night I attended a Focus Group held at and for my Medical Facility. I wore my Walking Gallery Jacket, which no one knew anything about, yet everybody was impressed by. My Community interaction is totally voluntary. I have no medically related ititials or title. At this time in space, I an ONLY a Patient. Perhaps there can be a card I may carry and pass out which legitimizes me. I do not yet have the voice others really hear. One on one takes forever. Gregg does plan to make some videos, they can and will help. Ideas anyone? Hugs Terrie
Thank you to everyone who has given thus far!