Artist: Chuck Bowden, artist
Confronting Bodies: Redwood Art Association; Paul Bareis, business owner
Date of Action: December, 2003
Specific Location: Eureka, California
Description of Artwork: Bowden's drawing depicts Bush standing in the foreground on top of a grave with blood dripping from his hands. In the background, bodies are depicted falling from the World Trade Center.
Description of Incident: After Bowden won second place in the Redwood Art Association's fall exhibit, Paul Bareis withdrew the $300 gift certificate he submitted for the winner. Bareis stated that the drawing was a form of hate speech. The Redwood Art Association did not display Bowden's drawing claiming that it was because of insurance problems. They stated that Bowden priced his drawing at $35,000 while the other 193 works totalled $142,485.
Results of Incident: An anonymous person donated $300 to replace the gift certificate.
Submitted By: Danielle Biber