- Q. How does the auctioning of the early buyer positions work?
A: This year we are offering 6 early buyer positions for auction through an online platform. These 6 buyer positions are split between two days, June 4 and June 5. Each winner will receive a unique code to access the 6x6 website. You can bid here.
- Q. What is the benefit of bidding on the early buyer positions?
A: Each of the six winners will have a full two hours as the only person on the website to purchase their chosen artworks! The winner of the first position on June 4 will have the first choice of all 6x6x2020 artworks starting at 10am, the winner of the second buyer position on June 4 will be able to buy their chosen artworks starting at 12pm and so on.
- Q: Do I have to pay admission for the Virtual 6x6x2020 Online Opening?
A: Yes, admission can be purchased on our website; $12 / $8 for RoCo members. RoCo members please call us at 585-461-2222.
- Q: When will I receive my access code?
A: All codes will be emailed before the day they are available to be used. Those purchasing admission for the June 6 opening will receive their special access code before June 6.
- Q: Can I only purchase artworks from 4-10pm on June 6 for the Virtual Opening?
A: No, unique access codes will continue to work until Global Online Purchasing opens for all!
- Q: How long will an artwork stay in my online shopping cart?
A: Our website is designed to prevent double purchases of the same artwork, however with so many people shopping online on Opening Weekend we suggest you add to your cart and checkout quickly.
- Q: I don’t know if my membership is current. How can I find out?
A: Please call us at 585-461-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can tell you about your membership. To participate in Early Purchasing for Members on June 7, your membership must be current through 6/30/2020. You can join or renew here.
- Q: Help! I have not received my special access code!
A: Please be sure you are receiving RoCo’s emails to your inbox. We suggest you also check your spam folder. If you are unable to locate your access code please call us as soon as possible at 585-461-2222.
- Q: How can I figure out the medium of an artwork?
A: You can filter artworks by their medium with the filter button located on the top right of the 2020 gallery next to the list of participating artist names.
- Q: Will I be able to pick-up my artworks in person or must I choose to have them shipped?
A: As of right now, in-person pick up is still an option, however we recomment selecting "Please ship to me".
- Q: When will I receive the artwork(s) I purchased?
A: Purchased artworks can be picked up, in person, July 12-15, 12-6pm. Artworks from 2020 will be shipped via USPS and will arrive by July 31, 2020 at the latest!
- Q: Will you be selling 6x6 frames this year?
A: Yes! 6x6 frames are available for purchase online here.
- Q. How do I enter my artwork?
A. Complete both left and right side of the entry form for each individual artwork: http://roco6x6.org/6x6x2020_entryform.pdf
There is no fee to enter.
Mail or deliver your artwork before April 11, 2020 (or Postmarked by April 10) to:
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
- Q. Do I need an art background to enter?
A. No. We want everyone of all ages and skill level to participate.
- Q. Can I enter more than one piece?
A. Of course. The goal is to gather many pieces of original 6-by-6 works of art. Each person may enter up to 3 artworks.
Q. Can my piece be 3D (three dimensional)?
A. Yes. 6 by 6 by 6 inches. Please keep in mind that in order to install this exhibition our highly skilled staff will only be using push pins and the occasional small nail. If your piece is smaller than 6 inches, please mount it to a 6 by 6 inch board or support.
Q. Can I enter a metal piece?
A. Please keep in mind that it will be hanging by push pins. If your artwork (or support board) is thicker than 1/4 inch please drill holes into it to accommodate pins/nails.
- Q. I want to frame my pieces. if I supply the hanging materials, can I enter these works?
A. Please don't. Because we have thousands of artworks to install, works will be tacked to the wall. Some may be pierced, most will not be.
- Q. How do I host a 6x6 Make Art Day party?
A. It is so easy! Here are the basics:
1. Call or email us! You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
2. INVITE, your friends, coworkers, family members, or your favorite drinking buddies.
3. HOST YOUR PARTY on March 6 (6x6 Make Art Day) or another time and make 6x6 magic together! Share your 6x6 party experience using #RoCo6x6 #6x6MAD and @RoCo137.
4. DROP-OFF your artworks before the entry deadline (they will be installed together). Each artwork needs a complete entry form.
- Q. What are the goals of 6x6?
A. 6x6x2020 will be the 13th year of 6x6 exhibitions. Each year 6x6 includes thousands of artworks from around the world and every US State! This year we hope to reach deeper into the global art community, especially yours. This includes obtaining artwork from more national and international artists and celebrities. We would also like to have significant participation from all 12 of Rochester's sister cities. Every year, 6x6 has grown and the consistently high caliber of artworks each year has been astounding. Help us make 6x6 an amazing international expression of support for artists, arts institutions, creativity, and participation!
A. 6x6 is RoCo's only fundraiser. Our fundraising goal is to sell 2,500 Artworks. Please visit the Online Gallery, find your favorites, click "Add to Cart" and support our thoughtful contemporary art programming!
- Q. Which artworks are already sold? Is there a way that I can shop online for only the available artworks?
A. Artworks that are sold are marked with a colored dot, both in-house and online. The 6x6 site has two buttons in the top left corner that allow you to switch between "All" view and "For Sale" view.
- Q. I am a school teacher and I would like to have my elementary or high school class enter artworks.
A. We love having student participation in 6x6! Have all your students make 6-by-6 artworks, then choose three artworks from each class (based on your own criteria) to be entered in 6x6.
- Q. Does 6 x 6 inches include a border or mat? Can my piece be smaller than 6 inches square?
A. The external dimensions of the piece should be exactly 6 inches square including border and mat. Smaller pieces may be mounted to 6" x 6" paper or board. Installation is based on a grid, artworks larger than 6" x 6" affect the efficiency of this method.
- Q. Can I enter a series?
A. Of course. We cannot guarantee that the complete series will be installed together or in order, but we will try to install them in a horizontal row. We cannot accomodate vertical sequencing. Each person may enter up to three artworks. If you want them in a certain order, please number the works left to right.
- Q. How will the work be installed?
A. The work will be installed in the order in which it is received.
Q. Can I enter a canvas?
A. Of course. 6-by-6 canvases are accepted as long as they are pre-wired.
- Q. If my piece does not sell during the exhibition will I get it back?
A. No. Any works not sold by the end of the exhibition will remain for sale online. We reserve the right to sell works for less than $20.
- Q. I entered artworks in past year(s) that did not sell. Will you exhibit those again this year?
A. No. This year's installation will consist entirely of new artworks. Unsold artworks from 2009-19 are available for viewing and purchase online, but they will not be exhibited in 2020. Artworks from 2008 are also available upon request.
- Q. Will all artworks be displayed?
- Q. Are any artworks rejected?
A. Rochester Contemporary Art Center reserves the right to reject any artwork. However, after many years of 6x6 exhibitions we haven't once rejected a work.
- Q. What other restrictions are there for the artworks?
A. Please do not enter any works containing glitter. We have found each year that it spreads to other works. Any art being entered with unfixed charcoal or pastel must have a temporary cover sheet for both its protection and that of the surrounding works. Please label the cover sheet as such as it will be removed upon installation.
- Q. Where does the money from the "sale" of an artwork go?
A. All proceeds benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center. This is a fun initiative that brings together a diverse group of people. It is also an important fundraiser that enables thoughtful contemporary art programming.
- Q. Will the artists find out who purchased their artwork?
A. Not from Rochester Contemporary Art Center. The buyer receives a Buyer Receipt (right half of the entry form) with the artist's name and contact information. The buyer may then contact the artist if they would like to. When entering artworks, be sure to put some form of contact information (ex. a business card) if you wish to be contacted by the buyer of your artwork. Due to the scale of this exhibition we are not able to provide the buyer's information to each artist.
- Q: If my artwork sells, do I still retain copyright?
A: Yes, the copyright belongs to the artist upon creation and remains as such regardless of the buyer. It is important to include contact information with your piece so that the buyer can contact you.
- Q. When can I begin purchasing works from 6x6x2020?
A. The gallery exhibition will open for preview June 1-5. Sales will begin June 6 at 7:30pm starting with the buyer's choice raffle. Buying will then be open to all once the raffle ends. The 6x6x2020 online gallery will be available for previewing May 15 and global online purchasing will begin June 9 at 10am.
- Q. How Does Starting an Open Tab for the Opening Reception Work?
A. Starting an open tab for opening night allows you to beat the crowds and skip the lines! RoCo securely keeps your credit card information on file allowing you to skip the lines for easy and fast purchasing during opening night. Call 585.461.2222 or stop by RoCo to sign-up now!
- Q. How does the Opening Reception Artwork Raffle work?
A. If you would like to win an early buyer position to improve your chances of getting your favorite artworks, you may enter the raffle for buyer positions #1-20. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase June 1-5 for $5 each. On June 6 at 7:30pm, buyer position #1 will be selected from the raffle bin and the winner will have one minute to mark their artwork purchases with unique stickers. After one minute has elapsed, buyer position #2 will be drawn and announced, and the winner will have one minute to mark their artwork purchases before buyer position #3 is announced, and so on. Buyer position #1 may continue to select artworks after buyer position #2 is called, and so on. One minute after buyer position #20 is announced, all other buyers will be allowed to make their selections. Stickers for selecting your chosen artworks should be purchased for $20 each before the raffle.
- Q. How does the Online Gallery work?
A. The 6x6x2020 Online Gallery will be available for previewing starting May 15, 2020 and global online purchasing will begin June 9 at 10am. Before then you may purchase from previous 6x6 exhibitions (2009-19).
- Q. I don't have a PayPal account. Can I still purchase online?
A. YES. When purchasing online, select "Pay with Debit or Credit Card". You do NOT need a PayPal account.
- Q. What is the process for purchasing online?
A. Use the colored navigation arrows on the left to view the artworks.
Select your favorite artworks and click "Add to Cart."
At check out you may choose to become a member (thank you for your support)
Choose shipping method: "I'll Pick Up" or "Please Ship to Me." ($9 US and $17 for International)
Checkout with your credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to do this.
After completing the checkout process and payment (major credit cards or PayPal) you will receive an email confirming your selection(s) and revealing the artist's name(s)!
Your artwork(s) from 2009-19 will be shipped 2-3 business days after purchase. Artworks from 2020 will be shipped via USPS and will arrive by July 31, 2020.
If you need further assistance with the online selection and check-out process, call 585-461-2222 during gallery hours.
- Q. How do I retrieve artwork(s) I purchase from 6x6x2020?
A. Artworks from 6x6x2020 will remain on display until July 12. Artwork Pick-Up days are: July 12-15, 12-6pm. If you are unable to pick up your purchased works on these days, please pay our flat shipping fee of $9 to have the work mailed to you AFTER the close of the exhibition. Artworks will be shipped via USPS and will arrive by July 31, 2020.
- Q. I can't make it to the Pick-Up days. How will I obtain the pieces that I purchased?
A. When you buy any piece for $20 you have the option of paying an extra $9 to have the work(s) mailed to you AFTER the close of the exhibition on July 12, 2020. If you can't make it to the pick-up days, you must have the work shipped to you.
- Q. I purchased artworks from the 2009-19 Online Galleries. When will they arrive?
A. When you buy any piece for $20 you have the option of paying an extra $9 to have the work mailed to you. This is the recommended pick-up/delivery method. Artworks will be shipped via USPS within two to three days. Please allow five to seven days for your artworks to arrive. For pick-up orders, please retrieve your pieces during normal gallery hours (Wed-Sun, 12-5pm, Fri 12-9pm).
- Q. When can I browse and purchase artworks from 2009-19?
A. NOW. You can browse and purchase works from both 2009-19 in the 6x6 online galleries. View "How does the Online Gallery work?" for more instructions.
- Q. How much is Admission?
A. Admission for the exhibition is $2 for non-members and free for members. General admission to the opening reception on June 6 is $12 for non-members and $8 for members. Day of admission is $15/10 for members.
- Q. Problems with the website?
A. The 6x6 Online Galleries work best with Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2+ and Safari 3+.
- Don't Hesitate!
Purchases completed at RoCo will be immediately synchronized with those completed through this website. Please keep in mind that someone may be shopping in the gallery for the artworks that you would like to select online. If someone at RoCo buys an artwork that is in your cart before you completely checkout, you will be unable to finish the online transaction and unable to claim the artwork. If you find artworks that you like, don't delay! Each artwork is an original! Supporting RoCo is a good cause!
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