Call to Artists: Art & Soul Exhibition


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

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.


 Submit Art 



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.