OCCUPY: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Saturday, December 17th, 2011-Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Jason Lee Gimbel, OCCUPY My Portrait



Jeff Owens, OWS Bull (2011)


…a benefit exhibit in support of Occupy Wall Street

Works for $99, $9.99 & .99¢


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Ryan Ford


Organizer: Tatiana Veneruso  • Exhibition Concepts: Lizzie Zucker Saltz


Organizer’s Statement:

We are the 99%. This is our collective voice. We have something to show you. This is what democracy looks like…

Inspired by Occupy Wall Street movement, we are coming together to share our stories and raise awareness of a collective dissatisfaction with the socioeconomic state of our country and its increasingly imbalanced distribution of wealth.* Alarmingly, our democracy is rapidly losing the capacity to be “for the people, by the people.”

We are harnessing the power of artistic expression as a means of peaceful protest.

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Jasey Jones, Jubilee (2011), ceramic
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The Sartoris, OWS Atlanta (2011), poster
Sam Barton, Untitled (2011), watercolor

The artists in this exhibit come from many different walks of life and work in all media: 2D, 3D, video, installation and performance.

The majority of the proceeds* will benefit Occupy Wall Street protest organizations, providing support for food, supplies and legal fees.

Transparency – Sustainability Statement:

*Some of the proceeds will be shared with any artists who opt for a 60-40 split as well as 10% to recoup ATHICA’s costs, the hosting non-profit art organization.


Participating Artists

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Pig (2011) Jeremy Hughes

AnonymousJeremy Ayres • Samantha Barton • Taylor Bareford • EdBurmilaMelissa Ann Clark • Tobiah Cole • Kim Deakins • Savvy Dee • Laurel Denham • Gretchen Elsner • John English • Will EskridgeRyan FordLuke Fields Jason Lee Gimbel • Brock Gordon • BrianHitselbergerJeremy Hughes • Jasey Jones • Missy Kulik & Raoul Cruz • Liz Ladd • Jeff OwensWilliam Palmer Sandy Parsons •Havivah Z. Saltz • The Sartoris • Noah Saunders • Michael Scoggins • Jul & Justin Sexton • Jessica Smith • Patrick Spague • Erica Strout • Pete Talbot • Emmanuel

Taati • William UrmsonZuzska VaclavikTatiana Veneruso • Showyn Walton • Mike White • Lauren Williamson • Judi Wright 

& contributors to the 99¢ wall.


We recommend you get your information from the source:

OCCUPY Wall Street

OCCUPY Attendees World Map

OCCUPY Atlanta

OCCUPY Together

Common Dreams: OCCUPY Overview by Jurist:

The Future of the Occupy Movement