In 2008, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center launched the first-ever version of its "6x6" art show. Thousands of small works, each six by six inches per the exhibition's requirement and submitted by artists from Western New York and beyond, lined the walls.
Over the next two years, the exhibition grew into what gallery director Bleu Cease dubbed an "international phenomen," drawing many thousands of submissions from across the United States and, last year, 22 countries. The work varies widely in style and medium, from photography to watercolor, and the sight of so many miniature artworks arrayed across nearly every inch of gallery space is quite impressive.
Cease is seeking entries for the 2011 edition of the exhibition, expected to be the largest and most far-reaching yet. The show is scheduled to open June 4 and run through July 10. Entries are due by May 1, and should be sumbitted by using this form.
Here's a cool video of gallery workers installing last year's version of the exhibition: