Thursday, June 6, 2019

Art Festival

6 x 6
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
an annual art feast as a fund-raiser
Rochester, New York

When you open the door to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center now, you are greeted at the desk and then you can explore a festival of visual art known as 6 x 6.  This show has become an annual fund-raiser and it has helped keep the gallery afloat through the participation of hundreds of artists who have donated their time and creativity and found community support when buyers come to select beautiful new art for a purchase.  It is a Win-Win for everyone involved... the artists get to show their work, and support the gallery and patrons  have a terrific show to look at and select art for their collections!

Jazzy card announces the show at RoCo
137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

There is literally something for everyone here no matter what age you are - there is a work to suit your taste from serious portraits of far-away places to caricatures of your favorite stars.  As a little test, I went around to try to identify artists whose work I have seen before, and I can identify their work by the content or style.  Many of the artists whose artwork I could identify have already had their 6 x 6 inch creations snapped up, and then there were so many more to choose from!

Abundant art arranged for your enjoyment!

People like me, come back each year to build their collections.  For others, they could start and build an art collection at  a very reasonable price of $20 for each work they select.  This show builds a spirit of involvement for the arts in Rochester and attracts people from all over.  I saw on Facebook that a friend of mine had sold her art right away and posted on the social media.

6 x 6 artwork by Pamela Benham

Whether you buy the artwork online, or go to the gallery there are so many works to choose from!  I saw many little bird portraits and even a cute bird house ( or two ).    One little image of a swan had real feathers attached...

Could be yours today!  At  6 x 6

Thank you to all of the artists who participated in this years show!

I couldn't help but take a chance and add to my art collection.  I have a good feeling of supporting my community!  There are still a few thousand works up on the wall - take a look for yourself and find some inspiration!

AT 6 x 6 --after a terrific opening the show goes on , and on!

Later next week I travel down through the Southern Tier and into Pennsylvania for the opening reception at a show I have co-curated with my brother, Paul Singer.  Our exhibition features artwork made by our father, Arthur Singer who he had a long, illustrious career  as a wildlife artist - but that is not the only thing he did.  His  life and work  are featured in this new show at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, PA, right across the river from Harrisburg, PA.

If you are in the neighborhood, our reception is from 3 - 6 pm on Saturday, June 15th, and we would love to see you there.  We will be signing copies of our new book about Arthur Singer, The Wildlife Art of an American Master - and we will be having a talk about his art that is up on the walls of the Ned Smith Center.  Below is the postcard for our exhibition which is on thru August 26th, 2019.

Postcard for the new exhibition of wildlife art by Arthur Singer
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
Millersburg, PA