Call For Art: Art & Soul Exhibition

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The Mosesian Center for the Arts seeks two- and three-dimensional art in all mediums for our upcoming exhibition “Art & Soul” which explores the relationships we have with musicians and bands. Artwork will span all decades and genres from Mozart, Sam Cooke, Elvis, The Beatles and Madonna to Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z. The exhibition will feature professional and emerging contemporary art, as well as fan art, that is inspired by, pays tribute to or otherwise celebrates musicians, bands and music culture. This exhibition is timed to coincide with our Annual Mosesian Awards Gala that will honor Rock ‘n Roll historian, acclaimed author and prolific storyteller Peter Guralnick. The opening reception will feature a DJ spinning hits from the musicians and bands that inspired artwork featured in the show, free munchies and a 21+ cash bar.

Please note: All mediums of original art (or high quality prints) are acceptable. Please price work accordingly.


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: February 26, 2018
Jury Selection Notification: March 2, 2018
Art Drop Off: March 17, 2018
Show Opens: March 22, 2018
Public Opening Reception: March 23, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00pm
Art & Soul Gala with Peter Guralnick: April 12, 2018, 6:00pm
Show Closes: May 18, 2018
Art Pick Up: May 19, 2018

Please note that the Mosesian Center for the Arts reserves the right to make minor adjustments to the exhibition timeline. Artists will be notified of final dates in their acceptance letters.


Artists regardless of location are welcome to apply, including international artists. Local artists will be provided drop off time and date details upon acceptance. Non-local selected artists work must be received at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 c/o Exhibitions by March 19, 2018. Non-local artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from the MCA and are responsible for insuring their work while in transit. If shipping work, each artist must provide a pre-paid, UPS or FedEx return shipping label including insurance. Please pack your work in sturdy reusable packaging. The Mosesian Center for the Arts carries appropriate insurance to cover all artwork in the show for the duration of the exhibition, including the time frame of drop-off, installation, de-installation and pick-up.

Submission Fee:

$10 per submission. Limit 10 submissions per artist. Artwork must be submitted online here

Commission Structure:

Artists receive 60% commission and the Mosesian Center for the Arts receives 40% for art sold during the exhibition. The Artist reserves all copyrights and reproduction rights on the artwork in the exhibition. Mosesian Center for the Arts may duplicate and reproduce images of work for purposes of public relations and exhibition announcements directly related to the exhibition.

About the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

Located in just six miles from Downtown Boston, The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community arts venue located in Watertown, Massachusetts. This 30,000 sq. ft. former US Army arsenal is home to the 380-seat Main Stage Theater, a 100-seat Black Box theater, Exhibition Galleries, two Rehearsal Halls, Education Classrooms, and Resident Artist Studios. Offerings include visual and performing arts productions, classes, and workshops for all ages, literary/art discussions, and world-class theatrical and musical performances. The Center is home to the award-winning WCT - Watertown Children’s Theatre as well as New Repertory Theatre, Professional Theatre Company in residence. The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.