The fifth 6x6 exhibit is around the corner! Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) gathers thousands of original artworks, made by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, and little ol' you. These works are then showcased in an amazing exhibition to benefit RoCo. This year's runs from the beginning of June to the middle of July. Read on to find out how to submit and for more information about the event!
In 2011 around 5,000 artworks from 50 US states and 36 countries were submitted to the 6×6 exhibit. Over 7,000 people attended the event and over 1,700 artworks were sold! The title of the event 6×6 is in reference to the size of the works – 6″ × 6″, and for 3D installations – 6″ × 6″ × 6″. Check out some of last year’s entries below!
This year RoCo aims to be just as big, in terms of submissions, and already have the donated art rolling in. Among the first artists and celebrities to have joined the exhibit are: The Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, renowned artist Robert Marx, drummer Steve Gadd, film director Lorenzo Fonda and dog lover and photographer Danny Wegman.
What’s great about the way this extensive collection is displayed is that they are exhibited anonymously, with artist’s signatures hidden on the back. As all artworks are for sale to the public, for 20 USD each, the artist’s names are only revealed to the buyer upon purchase. Also, what’s cool is that all works of art remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibit, even if purchased during the event, in order to allow spectators to enjoy a full gallery without too many blank spaces.
All works can be purchased in person or through the online gallery which truly makes it an international art phenomenon, from the international range of contributing artists to the art collectors. And, as stated in RoCo’s FAQ: “Rochester Contemporary Art Center reserves the right to reject any artwork. However, after four years of 6×6 exhibitions we haven’t once rejected a work”. So, all the more reason to participate! Submit your entries by May 6 and keep posted, their global online preview begins on May 25.
Below is a video from the 2010 6×6 event.
For more information and the entry form, visit the event page on RoCo’s website.