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New opportunities for participation: online… across the country… and around the world!

As many of you may know, our little collective of curators has been blessed to have many of our members called up into positions in galleries and museums well beyond our humble beginnings in Fullerton, California. Through these national and international connections we now invite you to participate in two current projects that span the globe: 1) an online project connected to current exhibitions in Syracuse, NY; and 2) an open call to sculpture artists for a juried exhibition in Florence, Italy!

First up: THE TO GO BOX


The To Go Box is an interactive and collaborative website running in conjunction with Light Work’s exhibition of Jackie Nickerson’s Terrain and 601 Tully’s group exhibition Nourish: An Exploration of Consumption. Both exhibitions are currently on view in Syracuse, New York (and Nourish… was curated by Sixpack’s Jillian Nakornthap), but The To Go Box offers weekly art assignments, discussions, and interviews that allow you to participate in the discussion from wherever you are! This week’s assignment comes from artist Tattfoo Tan, who invites you to “create your own modern day still life by using weekly supermarket advertisements found in your local circulars, mail or newspaper” (more info here)… and be sure to check in every week from now through December 8th for new projects and other ways to participate!

Next up: YOU-I-WE @ The Borghese Palace Art Hotel



The Borghese Palace Art Hotel in Florence, Italy, invites sculpture artists from around the world to submit works for consideration in the first edition of the Firenze Futur’Arte Prize. This year’s theme is You-I-We. Selected works will be exhibited in the galleries at The Borghese Palace Art Hotel in 2014 and included in a catalog of the exhibition. A cash prize will also be awarded for first prize as selected by the jury (Sixpack’s Lilia Lamas is among the jurors). Submissions are being accepted through December 20th, 2013 – click here for more information (…or here if you want to practice your Italian).

FLUID: Transformations in Glass opens October 30 3-5 pm at CSUF’s Mihaylo Hall


OCTOBER 21, 2013 – JANUARY 6, 2014


FLUID highlights various glassmaking processes by Cal State Fullerton art students and faculty including: stained glass, blown glass and cast glassmaking. Although glassmaking is a centuries old process, only in the last 50 years has contemporary glass been recognized as an art form as well as a craft, and CSUF is one of only a handful of schools in the state to offer courses in glass and has an on site hot glass foundry located behind the visual arts complex.

FLUID is organized by Alyssa Cordova and Heather Richards-Siddons of Sixpack Projects, CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and CSUF Art Department faculty member Aimee Sones.

Long Beach Art Trucks

You may have heard about Banksy‘s recent adventures in New York, including this installation in the back of a box truck

Well… There must have been something in the air, because the Arts Council for Long Beach has also been cooking up a mobile art-trucks event in celebration of Long Beach Arts Month!

The Long Beach Art Trucks will be hitting the streets for THIS WEEKEND ONLY (October 19th and 20th), and will feature installations from local artists selected by Long Beach curators Betsy Lohrer Hall, Hilary Norcliffe, and Jeff Rau (of Sixpack Projects). Featured artists include: McLean Fahnestock, Frau Fiber, Vav Vavrek, and P. Williams.

Saturday, October 19th the Art Trucks will be parked on Gladys Ave (just north of Anaheim St) in support of the open studio event at the Gladys Ave Artists Co-op from 4-7pm.

Sunday, October 20th the Art Trucks will travel to the corner of Atlantic and Artesia in support of North A LOT performances, and the concurrent Taste of North Town Long Beach food festival from 12-4pm!

Don’t miss this opportunity to check out these unique mobile exhibitions!

The Violent Bear It Away…
The Catalog…

If you missed the exhibition “The Violent Bear It Away: 12 Artists Respond to Violence” at Biola University last March… SHAME ON YOU!

But at least now we have the electronic catalog available to be viewed online!

Check it out!

Sixpackers back in Orange County with Form, Figure Frame Exhibition at CSUF

Form Figure Frame Exhibition

Sixpackers have returned to their alma mater for their latest curating adventure.  Alyssa Cordova and Heather Richards Siddons recently organized Form, Figure Frame: Works on Paper from the CSUF Art Collection May 16-October 4, 2013 at Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo Hall- College of Business and EconomicsThe works selected for Form, Figure Frame highlight the impressive, diverse range of mediums that are often used for works on paper: Colored pencil, lithograph, woodblock printing, silkscreen and more!  Alyssa and Heather selected a survey of pieces from the collection in which the artists chose to explore the human figure as a cultural touchstone and vehicle for human expression. Admission is free and open to the public for viewing M-F 9-4, 3rd Floor, Deans Suite Mihaylo Hall.