Growing The Walking Gallery

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Raised by 135 people in 18 months
The Walking Gallery

My name is Regina Holliday.   I paint to help improve health policy.  I started my work by painting large murals in Washington, DC inspired by the hospitalization of my late husband Fred Holliday. 

Next I started painting at medical conferences.  I would attend as a keynote speaker and then stay all day and paint the words of the other speakers and give the conference organizers my painting as a gift. 

Then I began painting the patient story on the backs of business suit jackets; this art movement is called The Walking Gallery.  There are now over 450 people in the Walking Gallery wearing over 500 jackets.  We have members in 16 countries and we continue to grow.  I have painted 430 jackets and the remaining jackets were painted by the 48 other artists in the gallery movement. 

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. Each jacket usually takes 8 hours to complete. If you would like to offer a donation for this worthy endeavor it would be greatly appreciated.  

If you would like to join the Walking Gallery please read this post:  http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2016/03/how-do-you-join-walking-gallery.html 

Thank you for your help! ~Regina Holliday
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Dear Friends and Members of the Walking Gallery,

I am currently working on jackets for folks who plan to attend HIMSS19. I hope a great many of you are able to go and spread the word about the power of stories to affect health policy.

If any of you want to send donations to help pay for paint and shipping that would be more than welcome.

Sadly, I will most likely not be at HIMSS for the first time in many years. The vender companies that were interested in having me paint onsite decided against it this year. So I will be painting from home and thinking of all of you fondly.

Your friend, Regina
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In Memory of Richard Payne,

It is my sad duty to inform you that we lost another member of the Walking Gallery. Richard Payne, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Divinity, Duke University passed away very recently and a mutual friend alerted me to the loss. Richard lent his jacket to a great many friends so his story could be spread far and wide. We will cherish his memory. ~Sincerely, Regina Holliday
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Dear Supporters and members of the Walking Gallery, 2018 is almost over. I thank everyone of you who has helped in the past year. We have had several gatherings, many new members, and we have been able to host people in need at our Studio and continue to do so. If any of you are able to give again or spread the word of our movement, that would help a lot. Paint supplies are getting low at this point and the heating bill at the studio has gone up considerably. Any help is very appreciated. Your friend, Regina Holliday
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Dear Friends and Members of the Walking Gallery,

2019 rapidly approaches and with it the 10th anniversary of my medical advocacy through art. The Walking Gallery is now in its eighth year. We have 49 artists in the movement and we continue to grow.

We are also expanding at Salt and Pepper Studios: Home of the Walking Gallery. We are installing a wheel chair accessible bathroom and bedroom on the first floor. The bedroom will be named in honor of my late husband Fred Holliday. This December 26th would have been our 25th wedding anniversary, so it is a fitting tribute. We are also installing a performance stage in the basement. My son Isaac is very excited that he has learned to snap so he will be able to applaud appropriately at our poetry jams.

Please remember our movement in your holiday giving. We continue to paint jackets, share your stories, and to host patient artists. We hope some of you will be able to visit us this year.

Your Friend and Fellow Walker, Regina Holliday
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