01/04/2013 03:44 pm ET

Gallery Empowers Disabled Artists From New Jersey To Miami

Jersey City’s got an art scene of movers and shakers but few can say they’ve done what David McCauley has in the past two years.

McCauley (seen at right), the head of Rise Up Gallery, has about ten artists contributing work to his traveling initiative and has shown their work at multiple places, most recently in October at the Tenmarc Building, the main Jersey City Artists Studio Tour venue. He’s also established an offshoot branch and physical gallery in Miami and won the New Jersey Hero award for his work through the gallery’s parent organization, Rise Up to Cure Paralysis, which was founded in 2010.