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Call to Artists: Under the Sea and Over the Rainbow

Call to Artists: Under the Sea and Over the Rainbow

Call to Artists: Under the Sea and Over the Rainbow

Under the Sea and Over the Rainbow: Artwork for All Ages
Dates: July 12 – August 31, 2022

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is excited to invite artists, illustrators of children’s books, toymakers, game makers, designers, and animators to submit work for an exhibition that aims to bring colorful, engaging, and magical work for children of all ages, youth, and adults.  

Summer at the Mosesian Center for the Arts is a time of creativity, learning, and play for children from kindergarten to high school. Our summer classes, welcoming and supportive, are designed to foster creativity and connections between participants. In addition, we strive to inspire and engage. To celebrate this exciting time, the center is accepting artwork of all media that captures the hearts of children and adults alike. Is your artwork about dark forests, dragons, and fairies? Does it make science more accessible and fun? Do you like superheroes? Do you make animations or toys that will take audiences of all ages on magical adventures? Or do you have an installation idea that will inspire and delight children?  

The last two years have been challenging for all and especially for kids. With this exhibition, Mosesian Arts aims to create a playful and inspirational environment for children and adults alike.  

Important Dates:  
Submission Deadline: May 23, 2022
Announcing Selected Artists: June 3, 2022
Work Drop Off: June 30, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM, July 2, 10 AM – 12 noon
*Shipped work must be received by June 30
Exhibition Opens: July 12, 2022
Opening Reception: July 28, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Exhibition Closes: August 31, 2022
Artwork Pick Up: September 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, September 3, 10:00 AM – 12 noon

Eligibility: Artists regardless of location are welcome to apply, including international artists. Local artists will be provided with 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 June 30, 2022. Non-local artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from the MCA, unless other arrangements are made, 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 period of drop-off, installation, de-installation, and pick-up.

Submission Fee: $10 per submission. Limit 5 submissions per artist. Artwork must be submitted online at: https://mca-underthesea.artcall.org

Accessibility: MCA gallery spaces are fully accessible, and we strive to make the exhibition submission process accessible to all artists as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodation in order to enter, please email our Director of Visual Arts, Boriana Kantcheva at BorianaKantcheva@mosesianarts.org or call 617-932-0100

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. The 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.

April 11 - May 23, 2022
Thomas A. Pannesi Lobby (1st Floor)

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