SIXTH ANNUAL “SMALL WORKS FOR BIG CHANGE” BENEFIT FOR THE SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT AUCTION INCLUDES WORKS BY ARTISTS DAPHNE FITZPATRICK, ZOE LEONARD, IVAN MONFORTE, EMILY ROYSDON, KIKI SMITH, AND GINGER BROOKS TAKAHASHI
Small Works for Big Change, the annual benefit event supporting the Sylvia Rivera Law Project
(SRLP), will be held on February 12, 2010, at Jack Studios in New York. Now in its sixth year, this vibrant annual
celebration reflects the progressive spirit of SRLP, as well as the experimental energy of some of New York’s
most innovative established and emerging contemporary artists. 100% of the event’s proceeds will benefit SRLP’s
advocacy work for transgender individuals.
The event is free to the public, and will include a silent auction with affordable price points beginning at $10,
featuring photography, painting, drawing, and textile pieces. With works by over 65 artists, highlights from this
year’s event will include:
● Daphne Fitzpatrick’s Cool Hand Luke (2010)
● Ivan Monforte’s Saul (2010)
● Emily Roysdon’s If I Don’t Move Can You hear Me? (2010)
● Two pieces by Kiki Smith: Butterfly and Fingerprint (2010), and Blue Bird (2010)
● Ginger Brooks Takahashi’s Army of Lovers (tanktop) (2004)
“Small Works for Big Change is more than a fundraiser,” said Emily Nepon, Director of Grassroots Fundraising
for SRLP. “This event celebrates our community’s radical creativity, diversity, and courage. Every year, SRLP is
energized and inspired by an amazing group of artists and friends who make this event possible.”
Last year’s auction raised over $22,000 for SRLP and continues to be the organization’s largest fundraising event. In
the past 5 years, over 35 organizing host committee members and 200 progressive, transgressive, and cutting-edge
artists have generously donated over 250 works of art.
SRLP is a leading national force for legal and social advocacy on behalf of transgender communities. The
organization provides free legal services for low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex,
or gender non-conforming. Since its inception in 2002, SRLP has served more than 1,500 clients who are otherwise
unable to access basic services such as shelter, health care and education due to gender discrimination.
Small Works for Big Change Art Event
to Benefit the Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Thursday, February 12, 2010, 6 – 9 PM
Bidding ends at 8pm
Jack Studios — 601 W 26th St, NYC, NYC
For more information about the event or to make a donation, please visit http://www.srlp.org/bigchange
SRLP thanks our generous In-Kind Donors: All the contributing artists, ARTFORUM, Asahi Breweries, Browning Frames, em 16 tattoos, Izze Sparkling Juice, Ilana Lobet Framing, Jack Studios, Smokey Belles Catskills and many more.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a
collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with
racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income
people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access
to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create
meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from
Jack Studios is a full service rental photography studio located in the heart of the Chelsea Gallery District. 7 daylight
studios provide full blackout capabilities and feature ten private bathrooms, showers, and kitchens.