Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for the 6th year! Thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and Rochester Artisans. Each artwork is 6″ x 6″ or mounted to a 6×6 board, and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All entries are accepted, exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo, June 1 – July 14, 2013. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 14, 2013.
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In 2012 we had 7 Rochester Artisans donating small works of art to RoCo’s largest fundraiser of the year. A handful of us got together for lunch at Spot Coffee, then walked across the street to the gallery to explore the exhibit and many made purchases. It was fun to locate the works we knew were created by fellow Rochester Artisans.
Following in that same tradition, plans have been made to gather at Spot Coffee on June 15 for lunch, then visit the exhibition. And so, we proudly show you what we’ve created for 6x6x2013. (Rochester Artisans – kindly email me your 6×6 pieces if you’d like me to include them on our annual 6×6 page.
I’m proud to say I was volunteer at RoCo for almost a year, but my busy schedule prompted me to resign recently. I donated two hand stitched 6×6 pieces last year and intended to donate again this year. As my schedule became more complex, I found myself on the fence about creating something for the exhibition. For so long the deadline of April 21 seemed so far off in the distance. All of a sudden it was right in front of me! As this past week wore on, I decided to let it go and not donate this year after all. Last night, I decided I really didn’t want to NOT participate so first thing this morning I finished up a piece I had started for 6×6, so many months ago. I delivered my 6×6 to RoCo, 3 hours before the deadline! (The place was packed with others delivering their pieces at the 11th hour too!)
I can’t encourage you enough to visit the 6x6x2013 exhibition. It’s really something to see. And support local art by purchasing a piece or two!