The Walking Gallery Year 6

Today, the gallery has 300 members walking around the world with patient story paintings on our backs.

This is the sixth year of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare.  We now number over 300 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 2016, 396 unique Walkers have joined the Gallery wearing 434 jackets.  The Gallery has representatives on five 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.

The names of the Artists of The Walking Gallery followed by the quantity of jackets they have painted:  

1. Regina Holliday, 376 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. 2 jacket

45.  Kay Seurat, 1 jacket 


For more information about joining the movement or to see all 400 plus jackets, please scroll to the bottom of this post. The Walking members who joined in Year Six:


434. "Growth" a jacket for Corinna West


433. "The Anointed Ones" a jacket for Benjamin Berlin


  432. "Boston Heart Mom"  a jacket for Tami Rich


431. "At the End of my Rope" a jacket for Abby Bott


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

If you would like to help fund the movement 

Here is a short film about the movement:

Read:  to understand the origin of the idea.


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