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A quick update… and new exhibition!

Sixpack Projects may have been officially silent for most of 2012, but this is not to say that we’ve been resting on our laurels. Quite the contrary!

At its core, Sixpack Projects began (and remains) a collective of six emerging contemporary artists and curators, often working independently, each with different specialties and interests. As we have been consistently excited and inspired by each other’s work, we banded together as friends and colleagues to help build a name together.

This past year has brought about some significant professional growth among the individuals in our group! From our humble beginnings in Orange County, we are now curating exhibitions on both coasts and in Europe! In a few short years, Sixpack members have been part of the curatorial/exhibitions staff at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana; University Art Museum at CSULB, Long Beach; Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield; and the Florence Biennale, Italy. Now presently, three of our members hold senior curator positions at UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA; Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY; and LINEA Contemporary Art Space, Florence, Italy.

Of course, along with such professional responsibility to other institutions, we do not often have the freedom to brand our work with the independent name of Sixpack Projects. But, this is not to say that our independent work is done!

We may not maintain the consistent calendar of programming we established in 2010-2011, but we remain committed to providing innovative art exhibitions that bring together both emerging and mid-career artists to impel dialog on a variety of contemporary issues. As we continue to develop new relationships with artists and independent art spaces, expect to see future Sixpack Projects exhibitions pop up on both coasts and perhaps even across the globe!

Plus… a new exhibition is coming to Long Beach, for Long Beach Arts Month. More info coming soon.

Sixpack Projects update

As many of you know by now, we have had to move out of the gallery space at 170 N Promenade in Long Beach.

We have enjoyed the opportunity to organize exhibitions in this beautiful space, but unfortunately trickle down effects from California’s budget crisis has led to an end of the Phantom Galleries program here in Long Beach (with the general end to redevelopment spending statewide). We are very thankful to Phantom Galleries LA and the City of Long Beach for supporting our exhibition programming these past 8 months and delighted that we’ve had the chance to meet and work with so many wonderful artists and art-lovers in recent months.

While this marks the end of one chapter, it does not mean that we are slowing down. We have several projects happening all over Southern California in the coming months including exhibitions in Santa Ana, Fullerton, even Bakersfield! (More info on these exhibitions will be coming very soon.)

Thank you to all who have supported us in this time and we are very excited to see what the future will bring!

We’re just getting started…

Watch out for more to come from Sixpack Projects!