Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6×6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by international & local artists, designers, celebrities, youth, amateurs, and art lovers. This unique exhibition is RoCo’s annual fundraiser and this year it comes back in its 12th iteration as one of Rochester’s favorite traditions.
Every year artists from all over the world participate with artworks that can be produced in any medium the only stipulation is that the artworks are six inches square. Photography has always had a huge presence in this show that helps fund thoughtful contemporary art exhibitions in Rochester, New York. Just last year, RoCo received over 6500 artworks from all around the world and about 2000 of those entries were photographs. From portraits, landscapes, documentary, and street photography, all kinds of genres come in as donations from amateurs to professional artists.
Although artworks are anonymous during the course of the exhibition, once artworks have been sold the names of the artists are revealed on RoCo’s 6×6 website. In previous years, well know photographers from Carl Chiarenza and Richard Margolis to international figures such as Nathan Lyons and Hasselblad Award recipient Graciela Iturbide have exhibited in one or more editions of 6×6.
To give you a sample of just a few of some of the amazing artworks that were on display last year, here’s a selection of some of our favorites. Do you want to learn more about how to participate in this exhibition? It’s very easy! Entries are accepted now through April 14 (postmarked April 13). Check out www.roco6x6.org for more information and be part of the International Small Art Phenomenon!