Top Menu

Small Works for Big Change 2017

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (iCal)

Sponsor | Contributing Artists | Volunteer

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is thrilled to celebrate our annual art benefit, Small Works for Big Change!

About Small Works for Big Change

Small Works for Big Change is an art benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Small Works provides an important space for trans and gender non-conforming artists, especially trans and gender-nonconforming low-income artists and artists of color, to showcase their work and increase their voice and visibility.

The event is free and open to the public. Bidding ends at 5:30 pm sharp. Registration is available at the door but we recommend pre-registration for a speedy check-in process. Cash and credit card only.

Due to space constraints, art payment and pickup will be available from 9-11 pm the night of the event. For convenience and ease of checkout, art pickup is also available the next day, Sunday, October 22nd, from 3 to 6 pm.

Pre-registration is closed. Please register at the door. Thank you!

Event Information

Small Works for Big Change will take place on October 21st from 3  to 6 pm at Participant Inc. Participant Inc is located at 253 E Houston St # 1, New York, NY 10002.

Venue is located on ground level. Nearby F train 2nd Avenue station.

An after party will be held from 5 to 10 pm at the nearby Bedlam Bar (6 minutes walk) with happy hour drinks starting at $3!

From Small Works for Big Change…

→ Head east on E Houston toward Suffolk St

→ Turn left onto Clinton St

→ Turn right onto E Houston St

→ Turn left onto Avenue C/Loisaida Ave

→ Bedlam is just after 3rd St, on the right

MCed by Sister Lotti Da of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Host Committee

Ariel Goldberg, Colin Self, Craig Willse, Dale Melchert, Emma Hedditch, Gabriel Lee, Gordon Hall, Jonah Groenboer, Juana Peralta, Krissy Mahan, Lacey Lynch, Macon Richardson, Martyn Thompson, Matthew Dicken, Maxwell Scales, Octavius Neveux, Sharmin Hossain, and Stamatina Gregory.


Volunteer shifts are available from Thursday 10/19 to Sunday 10/22. Sign up here for a volunteer shift and attend our volunteer training session on Wednesday, October 11th from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. If you cannot attend the volunteer training, please contact Ethan at






Leidy Churchman


Amy Sillman

In-kind Sponsors

Graphic design by Gabriel Lee of Gabriel Lee Design

Photography by Skyler Smith of Martyn Thompson Studio

Contributing Artists

Alyson Provax, Andrew Luck, Angel Favorite, Anna Betbeze, Anthony Iacono, Ariel Goldberg, Babirye Leilah, Baseera Khan, Brian Healey, Brian J. Soliwoda, Caitlin Rose Sweet, Carrie Yamaoka, Cecilia Wachter, Chance, Charlotte Prodger, Chris Domenick, Claw Money, Cristy Road, Dana Gibson, Derrick Schultz, Edie Fake, ektor garcia, Elisabeth Kley, Elise Gardella, Elizabeth Insogna, Elliot Kukla, Em Rooney, Emily North, Eva Contreraz, Gabriel Lee, General Sisters (Dana Bishop-Root And Ginger Brooks Takahashi), Hannah Hiaasen, Hayley Silverman, Healther C Lou, Heather Kapplow, Isabella Rose Adler, Jamee Hundley, Je’Jae Daniels, Johanna Breiding, John Arsenault, Jonah Groeneboer, Joy Episalla, Jules Gimbrone, Jules Rosskam, Julia Talen, Julieta Salgado, Karen Heagle, Krissy Mahan, Kubiat Nnamdie, Kyle Quinn, Lee Ely, Lee Relvas, Lenny Schnier, Liz Collins, Lj Roberts, Lucia Znamirowski, M Samolewicz, Maja Čule, Mario Sostre, Mark Benjamin Gelbart, Martyn Thompson, Matt Gagliardi, Matt Keegan, Maya Suess, Melanie Cervantes, Michale Gonzales, Miguel Medina, Nadia Awad, Nancy Brooks Brody, Nic Belott, Nickolaus Typaldos, Nicole Em, Olivia Huffman, Otherwild And Bullhorn Press, Patricia Silva, Patrick Sarmiento, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, quori, Richard Conway Jackson, Roberta Rivera, Roin Morigeau, Samantha Horning, Sarah Sills, Sasha Wortzel And Reina Gossett, Scarlett Giesbrecht , Shairi Turner, Shaylanna Luvme, Shelley Marlow, Shreya , Strauss Bourque-Lafrance, Sullivan Anlyan, Suzanne Coady, Talcott Broadhead, Tammy Remo, Tara Mateik, Theodore Kerr, Trina Rose, Ulrike Mueller, Viktorsha Uliyanova, Vincent Tiley, Xylor Jane , Yanina Goldstein, and Zac Slams.

Below is a glimpse of the artwork that will be available at Small Works for Big Change. Artists from our Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) are indicated in the slideshow. Learn more about SRLP’s Prisoner Advisory Committee and our Prisoner Justice Project.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


More Information

Small Works for Big Change is a chance to get to know SRLP, our work, our history, and our growing community. We’re excited that this year, Small Works will feature art and history from SRLP’s work in NYC.

You can support SRLP at Small Works for Big Change by bidding on artworks (with bids starting as low as $10); buying affordable fixed-price artwork, jewelry, and SRLP merchandise in our Small Works Pop-Up Shop; and registering for the event with a one-time or recurring donation. 100% of the proceeds from the event go directly toward supporting SRLP’s work.

We take cash and credit cards!

Since 2005, over 60 host committee members and more than 250 radical, transgressive, and cutting-edge artists have donated over 300 visionary works of art and countless hours of hard work to make this event a success for SRLP and our communities.

For more information, email

Small Works for Big Change is free and open to all.