Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Rochester Contemporary Art Center RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.
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Update as of 3/11/2020 - RoCo is temporarily closed to the public to ensure the safety of our of our visitors, staff, and supporters. Keep an eye on the upper left corner of our website for updates on our open hours. Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

The good news about the 6x6 Virtual Opening: all the artworks are at eye level!Admission is still available for next wee...
05/28/2020

The good news about the 6x6 Virtual Opening: all the artworks are at eye level!

Admission is still available for next weekend's 6x6x2020 Virtual Opening Reception and Artwork Sale! In addition to unlocking the ability to purchase artworks starting at 4pm on June 6, you will also be invited to an EXCLUSIVE Virtual 6x6 Experience on Zoom! Listen to 6x6 fans discuss why their favorite 2020 artworks matter to them!

Admission is available for $12, $8 for Members (Members please call 585-461-2222 to purchase admission). After purchasing admission, we will send you a unique code before the Opening to unlock purchasing on roco6x6.org at 4pm on June 6. You will also be sent a Zoom password to join in on the virtual fun!

Buy admission here: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/product/6x6-opening-admission/

Photo credit: Mayu Balta

#RoCo6x6 #RoCo137 #SmallArtPhenomenon #VirtualOpeningReception #Celebrate6x6FromHome #ArtworkSale #SmallArt #ArtCollection

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the members who have renewed or joined during this crazy time! We couldn'...
05/27/2020

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the members who have renewed or joined during this crazy time! We couldn't do what we do, without you

05/26/2020

Buyers, get your wish lists ready! On June 9 at 10am, the 6x6x2020 Global Online Purchasing will go live! Make sure to go to roco6x6.org to find your favorite artworks ahead of time.

Can't wait until June 9? We're still auctioning off early buyer positions until June 1! These six lucky buyers will have the website to themselves to purchase artworks for two hours on June 4 and June 5. Bid here: https://bit.ly/2YMoyT9

Admission for the Virtual Opening Reception, including an EXCLUSIVE Virtual 6x6 Experience on Zoom can be purchased at rochestercontemporary.org/shop

#RoCo6x6 #RoCo137 #GlobalOnlinePurchasing #Celebrate6x6FromHome #SmallArtPhenomenon #ArtworkSale #SmallArt #ArtCollection

Please welcome Curtis Bergesen aka Collage The World for his #RoCo6x6Pics! Bergesen says, 'this is my third year partici...
05/25/2020

Please welcome Curtis Bergesen aka Collage The World for his #RoCo6x6Pics! Bergesen says, 'this is my third year participating in 6x6. I looked through every piece in the online exhibition and decided to focus on the theme of Roots / Mother Nature. There is a deep interconnection between humanity and earth; we must take better care of our planet. Feeling inspired and excited to create art for 6x6x2021!'

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Curtis Bergesen was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He is a vegetarian, only child, eagle scout, and nature lover. Curtis has spent much of his adult life working in the music business. After over a decade of marketing, publicity, and social media ghost writing, Curtis decided to unplug and search for more creatively fulfilling opportunities. Collage The World was born in March 2017 after an inspiring trip to Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. Curtis aka Collage The World creates handmade collage that frequently incorporates images of nature and wildlife. In the fall of 2018 Curtis relocated to Mexico City for 7 months. He now lives in Denver, Colorado.

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#RoCo6x6 #RoCo137 #ItsAlmostSummer #6x6MeansSummer #Auction #OnlineExhibition #LocalArtists #InternationalArtists #RochesterArtists #ArtForAll #SmallArt #OneOfAKindArt #MotherEarth #Collage #Wildlife

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Artwork numbers: 877, 1820, 1862

05/23/2020
6x6 Global Online Purchasing, starts Tuesday, June 9th, 2020!

6x6 Global Online Purchasing, starts Tuesday, June 9th, 2020!

This means anyone and everyone who didn't already attended the opening reception, can buy a 6x6 on June 9th at 10am. Check out RoCo6x6.org to explore all of the works.

p.s. If you just can't wait until June 9th, join us for the virtual opening on June 6th. Tickets are available on RoCo6x6.org!

#roco137 #roco6x6 #smallart #rochesterny #rocart #findyourfavorite #fundraiser #nonprofit #addtocart

There won't be any reaching for the high ones this year...but there will be early buyer positions! Are you in love with ...
05/22/2020

There won't be any reaching for the high ones this year...but there will be early buyer positions! Are you in love with a special, one-of-a-kind #RoCo6x6 artwork? Are you a long time 6x6 collector and only see one small work you really want? Are you highly competitive and love to support RoCo - head over to https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/63799/auctions/80067?t=all and bid on one (or many) of the special early buyer positions available for this year's 100% online 6x6!

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Early buyer position winners will gain exclusive access to the 6x6 website before the Virtual Opening June 6. We know you have good taste 😉 don't let your beloved artwork slip through your fingers! Auction closes June 1.

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#RoCo6x6 #OnlineOnly #ArtForAll #ItsHappening #OnlineShopping #Auction #Fundraiser #NonProfit #HelpUsSurvive #ArtForSale #SmallArtBigHeart

#6x6Pics is returning to your inbox! We can't wait to share this year's amazing array of artworks with you! Keep an eye ...
05/21/2020

#6x6Pics is returning to your inbox! We can't wait to share this year's amazing array of artworks with you! Keep an eye on our social media for newest round up of 6x6s curated by local business owners, organizations, cultural groups, community leaders and much more! To kick things off check out a few of our staff favorites!

Don't forget - you can bid on special, 6x6 early buyer positions, buy opening night admission and view all this year's 6x6x2020 artworks on our website, roco6x6.org!

Sometimes it feels like summer will never get here... Luckily, a surefire way to know that it's summertime is the 6x6 ex...
05/21/2020

Sometimes it feels like summer will never get here... Luckily, a surefire way to know that it's summertime is the 6x6 exhibition! Check out this (very accurate) artwork from this year's exhibition. Artwork number 1853.

There's still a couple weeks left to bid on one of our six coveted early buyer positions! The winning bidders will get to purchase 6x6 artworks on June 4 and 5. Auction closes on June 1! Bid here: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/63799/auctions/80067?t=all

Tickets are also available for the Virtual Opening Reception & Artwork Sale on Saturday, June 6! Make sure to get your tickets early. Purchase tickets here: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/product/6x6-opening-admission/

Plus, don't forget that RoCo Members will be able to purchase artworks on June 7, before the site opens up to the rest of the world. As if you needed another reason to become a Member! Join today: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/support/

Global Online Purchasing begins on June 9 at 10am. Don't miss it!

#RoCo6x6 #RoCo137 #ItsAlmostSummer #6x6MeansSummer #Auction #OnlineExhibition #LocalArtists #InternationalArtists #RochesterArtists

This year is a kooky year. Not just for us but for everyone; for our families, our friends, our community and its many u...
05/20/2020

This year is a kooky year. Not just for us but for everyone; for our families, our friends, our community and its many unique small businesses and small non-profits. Like so many others in our community, RoCo is feeling the significant impacts of the covid-19 health crisis. As many of you know, 6x6 is RoCo’s main fundraiser. Each and every artwork sold for $20 ensures our next year of diverse, contemporary art programming.

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Now, more than ever before, we need your support. If you are in a position to, there are thousands of one-of-a-kind artworks waiting for you at roco6x6.org - there is no greater way, or more fun way, to help ensure that our diverse programming will evolve and continue.

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Images from past 6x6 opening receptions! We miss all of you who we usually see during this time

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#RoCo6x6 #OnlineOnly #ArtForAll #ItsHappening #OnlineShopping #Auction #Fundraiser #NonProfit #HelpUsSurvive #ArtForSale #SmallArtBigHeart

Did you know Life in the Finger Lakes magazine has a regular column featuring artists from around the area and beyond? T...
05/19/2020

Did you know Life in the Finger Lakes magazine has a regular column featuring artists from around the area and beyond? The upcoming July/August issue features #ROC's own Justin Suarez interviewed by Nancy E. McCarthy! Subscribe via the link to have it conveniently mailed to you!

https://fwpi.maghub.com/webform/?form=subscription_by_pub&id=9&pub_id=4

Ever wondered what it would be like if you had our 6x6 exhibition all to yourself? Wonder no more! For the first time EV...
05/19/2020

Ever wondered what it would be like if you had our 6x6 exhibition all to yourself? Wonder no more! For the first time EVER, we're offering early, private 6x6 shopping to six buyers! You can bid for one of the five remaining early buyer positions at https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/63799/auctions/80067

These early buyer positions fall on June 4 and 5, giving you the opportunity to browse and snag your favorite artworks before the Virtual Opening Party & Artwork Sale on June 6! The auction closes on June 1, so don't delay!

If you have questions, please join us tomorrow night for our second Happy Hour Q&A on Wednesday, May 20 at 6pm on Zoom!
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85243202981
Meeting ID: 852 4320 2981

You can also call us with any questions (585-461-2222) and learn more about this 100% online 6x6 exhibition here: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/exhibitions/6x6x2020/

#RoCo6x6 #OnlineOnly #EarlyBuyerPositions #RochesterArtists #LocalArtists #InternationalArtists #Auction

Hey members! We miss you so much! Thank you for your support and love during this trying time and the past 45 years! Bec...
05/18/2020

Hey members! We miss you so much! Thank you for your support and love during this trying time and the past 45 years! Because you mean the world to us, for 6x6x2020 all current RoCo members will receive an access code for exclusive, early buying on the 6x6 website, June 7. You can join or renew your membership at http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/support/.
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Memberships must be current through 6/30/2020 to take advantage of this perk! If you don't know when your membership expires, please call us at 585-461-2222 or email [email protected] and we can tell you about your membership.
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#RoCo6x6 #OnlineOnly #ArtForAll #ItsHappening #OnlineShopping #Auction #Fundraiser #NonProfit #HelpUsSurvive #ArtForSale #SmallArtBigHeart #Art #ROC #RochesterNY #BuyItNow #MembersOnly #MemberPerk #WeLoveOurMembers

One of our exclusive, 6x6 early access buyer positions has sold! ..This year we are auctioning off early buyer positions...
05/17/2020

One of our exclusive, 6x6 early access buyer positions has sold!

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This year we are auctioning off early buyer positions and one of them has sold through the 'Buy It Now' option! These lucky 6 will have early choice of 6x6x2020 artworks before the virtual opening June 6! Want to place a bid for the 5 remaining positions? Head over to https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/63799/auctions/80067?t=all

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#RoCo6x6 #OnlineOnly #ArtForAll #ItsHappening #OnlineShopping #Auction #Fundraiser #NonProfit #HelpUsSurvive #ArtForSale #SmallArtBigHeart #Art #ROC #RochesterNY #BuyItNow

05/16/2020

Explore our virtual 6x6 at RoCo6x6.org. You can see artwork from 2012 through 2020, use the green header bar to filter by media type or view a random piece.

If you find a piece from 2020 you love, take down the artwork number and come back when buying opens!

P.S. If you want to get your favorite 6x6 before anyone else, check out the early buying options on the website!

#roco6x6 #explore #findyournewfave #roco137 #nonprofit #fundraiser #communityart #rocart #rocartist

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's cover photo
05/15/2020

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's cover photo

05/15/2020
6x6x2020 Global Online Preview Now Live!

Take a break from life and look at THOUSANDS of beautiful artworks from all over the world! 6x6x2020 Global Online Preview is now live at roco6x6.org and waiting for you. Don't forget to start making a list of your favorites! Opening June 6 with a few new features to help you increase your chances of getting your favorite artwork!
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#RoCo6x6 #OnlineOnly #ArtForAll #ItsHappening #OnlineShopping #Auction #Fundraiser #NonProfit #HelpUsSurvive #ArtForSale #SmallArtBigHeart #LookButDontTouch #MakingAList #InternationalArt #LoveAtFirstSight

Surprise! The 6x6 Global Online Preview is LIVE! Visit roco6x6.org to study thousands of donated artworks from across th...
05/14/2020

Surprise! The 6x6 Global Online Preview is LIVE! Visit roco6x6.org to study thousands of donated artworks from across the globe. It is time to pick out your favorites and bid on the early buyer positions!

#RoCo6x6 #RoCo137 #GlobalOnlinePreview #SmallArtPhenomenon #FirstLook #CanYouFindYourArtwork #RochesterArt #RochesterArtists

6x6 will be 100% online this year! We've built in a few new features to help you increase your chances of getting your f...
05/13/2020

6x6 will be 100% online this year! We've built in a few new features to help you increase your chances of getting your favorite artworks...all from the comfort and safety of your home.

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Visit roco6x6.org for more detailed information about each of these events!

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Please don’t hesitate to call us at (585) 461-2222 or email [email protected] with any and all questions - this is new and we are here to help 💚

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#RoCo6x6 #OnlineOnly #ArtForAll #ItsHappening #OnlineShopping #Auction #Fundraiser #NonProfit #HelpUsSurvive #ArtForSale #SmallArtBigHeart

05/12/2020

There are only 25 days left until the 6x6x2020 online Artwork Sale begins! Mark your calendar for June 1 and get ready to buy your favorite artworks digitally starting at 4pm! Tickets for the Virtual Opening Reception are available here: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/exhibitions/6x6x2020/

Can't wait for the Opening? You can also bid on early buyer positions here: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/63799/auctions/80067

The RoCo staff will also be doing a Happy Hour Q&A at 6pm tonight! Join us on Zoom while we explain the new 100% Online 6x6 exhibition and answer your questions! Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87685555037

#RoCo6x6 #RoCo137 #SmallArtPhenomenon #ArtworkSale #SmallArt #ArtCollection #Celebrate6x6FromHome

05/10/2020

6x6 will be 100% online this year! We know this is new, so we're here to help! Please call us with any questions (585-461-2222), or tune in for 'What's new for 6x6 this year? A Happy Hour Q&A with RoCo Staff' on **Tuesday, May 12 at 6pm**, where we will answer all your 6x6x2020 questions!

Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87685555037 or watch on FB Live!

Rrrrrr you ready kids?!? 6x6 Global On-line Preview begins next Friday, May 15th at 10am! Start looking through 6x6 art ...
05/09/2020

Rrrrrr you ready kids?!? 6x6 Global On-line Preview begins next Friday, May 15th at 10am!

Start looking through 6x6 art from around the world. This is your chance to window shop and pick your favorites before purchasing opens. We can't wait for you to find your next favorite piece!

www.RoCo6x6.org

#RoCo6x6 #RoCo137 #GlobalPreview #findyourfaves #globalartphenom #nonprofitarts #fundraiser

ReVisit and ReRead==========In the Spring of 2019, local recording label Carbon Records, run by Joe Tunis, filled our LA...
05/08/2020

ReVisit and ReRead

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In the Spring of 2019, local recording label Carbon Records, run by Joe Tunis, filled our LAB Space with over 25 years of cover art. This exhibition showcased the record label's remarkable commitment to visual art and design since it started releasing records in 1994. Read Chad Oliveiri’s reflections on the exhibition as he explores the label's commitment to surprising, far-flung and often bespoke music packaging of Rochester's underground scene.

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To read the essay at http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/carbon-25-turn-the-sound-down-by-chad-oliveiri/

6x6 will be 100% online this year! We know this is new, so we're here to help! Please call us with any questions (585-46...
05/07/2020

6x6 will be 100% online this year! We know this is new, so we're here to help! Please call us with any questions (585-461-2222), or tune in to our Zoom meeting "What's new for 6x6 this year? A Happy Hour Q&A with RoCo Staff" on Tuesday, May 12 at 6pm, where we will answer all your 6x6x2020 questions!

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87685555037
Meeting ID: 876-8555-5037

Are you ready to get your hands on some new artwork? 6x6x2020 Global Online Purchasing goes LIVE at 10am on June 9! You can view all of the 2020 artworks and make your wishlist starting May 15 at roco6x6.org.

Want a chance to grab your favorite artworks early? Bid on one of our early buyer positions at https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/63799/auctions/80067?t=all

#RoCo6x6 #RoCo137 #InternationalSmallArtPhenomenon #GetYourShoppingCartsReady #AnonymousArtists #ArtworkSale #ArtCollecting #OnlineArtworkSale #OnlineOnly

Hey! We’re excited to announce online bidding for the special, 6x6 early buyer positions is now live. 6x6 will be 100% o...
05/06/2020

Hey! We’re excited to announce online bidding for the special, 6x6 early buyer positions is now live. 6x6 will be 100% online this year (stupid COVID).

Without the normal competitive raffle, this auction is your chance to beat the ‘virtual’ crowds and purchase your favorite, one-of-a-kind artwork(s) first! All proceeds support RoCo and our upcoming year of contemporary art programming.

Read and learn about this new aspect of the 6x6 Opening Party at http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/exhibitions/6x6x2020/

Bid on the special, early buyer positions at https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/63799/auctions/80067?t=all

If you have any questions at all please, PLEASE call us at (585) 461-2222 or email at [email protected]. We’d love to provide additional context and helpful information!�

�#RoCo6x6 #ROC #nonprofit #OnlineOnlyExhibition #WinnersGetFirstChoice #Auction #Artist #Fundraiser #ArtForAll #SmallArt #6x6MeansSummer #FindYourFavorite #SupportTheArts #SupportYourLocalArtCenter

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Sad news, but well delivered. All digital sale this year. 😕
Someone keeps marring my mailers!
The new Life in the Finger Lakes magazine!
I can't find my pieces from 2017.. wish I wrote down the numbers..it's a lot of art to go thru..but it takes up some of this time stuck in the house..😉
the gaiiery at 321 east ave feb 1 fri 6 till 9 pm live music and art thanks for supporting the arts
Hope to c u!
When is your next 6x6 show and sale?
Bleu’s in the news!
Welcome to your new home.
Is there any way I can search for a particular artist's works in the 6x6 show online?