For 5 years now, Spitzer Art Center has hosted the annual 6x6x30 show: a thirty day challenge where each artist must create a piece of art for each day. For the last 4 years of this show, the VMRC has graciously allowed us to use the space of their Park Gables gallery to display the art; it is a treat for residents to look at during the month, and the space is ideal for showcasing the amount of art included in this show. Each year, the turnout for the opening is fantastic, artists sell great numbers of their work, and general excitement and support spreads throughout our community; this years opening was no exception. Artists of many different mediums and disciplines participated, 29 to be exact, resulting in 870 individual works of art!
This year, we invited Rob Mertens, Assistant Professor at JMU, and Nan Covert, Associate Professor of Art at Bridgewater college, to jury our show and hand out our top 3 prizes. Our 1st place prize went to Barbara Gaucher, 2nd place to Nathan Horst, and 3rd place to Rachel Herr.
Although the jurors could only choose three for the top awards, there were amazing things to see in every individual artists' series throughout the show! Check out some more images below, and make sure you stop by the Park Gables building throughout the month of March to buy some art, vote for the audience choice award, or just to check out the show!
Photos taken by Gayle Driver