Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Create a 6x6 square for a good cause

I recently learned of the Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 project. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students, and youths are donated and shown in a yearly exhibit. Last year over 5,000 artworks from 43 US States and 22 Countries were entered in this astounding exhibition. This year's exhibit is June 4-10, 2011.

Here is how it works:

Anyone can donate a piece. Each artwork that is donated needs to be 6x6 square inches and signed only on the back, as it is exhibited anonymously. The deadline for submissions is May 1.

All artworks will be for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo). Artist names will be revealed to the buyer only upon purchase and all works will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Beginning July 1st, the names of artists whose work has completely sold out will be revealed online next to their artwork(s). The 6x6x2011 Online Gallery will be available ( for previewing on May 28th and global online purchasing will begin June 6 at 10am.

You can find out more on the Rochester Contemporary Art Center site, along with a prospectus and entry form.

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