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Mosesian Center for the Arts

Visual Arts

Big Print/Little Print

Big Print/Little Print:
A Show of Epic Proportions

March 9 – April 14, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday, March 23, 5:30-8:00pm


A diverse look at all forms of hand printing – from BIG to small, esoteric to accessible – featuring mono print, letterpress, woodcut, linocut, etching and more.


Featured image: Nancy Crasco, Worm Snail Shell Cluster


Exhibiting Artists Include:

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Sandra Cardillo, Nancy Crasco, Leo P. Donahue, Carlyn Ekstrom, David English, William Evertson, Ann Forbush, Stacy Friedman, Catherine  Garnett, Lynda Goldberg, Jane Goldman, Betsy Gould, Maria Green, Gail Hansen, Tim Hansen, Lisa Houck, Catherine Kernan, Amanda Lachapelle, Jay LaCouture, Amy McGregor-Radin, Ann Miller, Carolyn Muskat, Debra Olin, Carolyn Ryan, Andrew  Stearns, Dolphin Studio, Ellen Stutman, Caron Tabb, Julia Talcott, Dave Tree, Patricia White, Sharon Whitham, Harry Yu


A Screen Print T-Shirt Show & Pop-up Shop

March 9 – April 14, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday, March 23, 5:30-8:00pm


Uniform explores the rise of the t-shirt as a modern day uniform for young and old alike. T-shirts will be on display in the gallery and will be available for purchase in our pop-up t-shirt shop.


Exhibiting Artists Include:



Jay Lacoutu (Featured Image)


Howling Bird Studio

Bob Barton

Penelope Hart

Sandra Lewis

Cynthia Moor


Little Owl Arts

Brittan Davis


Sweetree Ink

Dave Tree


Trifecta Editions

Greg Lamarche AKA

Marissa Malik

Call to Artists

Call to Artists: Reclaimed

The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites artists to submit two- and three-dimensional art created from reclaimed materials (collage, assemblage, sculpture and more…). This juried exhibition promotes recycling and resource conservation by encouraging the reuse of a variety of materials in new, different, and creative forms. It aims to educate the viewer about delaying and preventing the accumulation of solid waste through upcycling waste into art. Entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials. Use of non-recyclable fasteners such as glue, tape, nails, and screws as well as framing materials (when applicable) are permitted.


Juror: Molly Scannell

Molly Scannell is a creative veteran with 20 years experience as a designer, creative director and artist. She is a prolific collage artist with a dedicated social following who has shown her work from Boston to New York to Japan. She received her BFA in illustration from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.
Learn more: | See her work:


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 3/30/2017
Jury Selection Notification: 4/04/2017
Show Opens: 4/20/2017
Public Opening Reception: 4/27/2017 6:00 to 8:00pm
Show Closes: 7/7/2017


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 April 17, 2017. 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 5 submissions per artist. Artwork must be submitted online at:



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.


Please contact Director of Exhibitions, Kimberly Thompson Panay with questions.

Call to Artists: Grow Gallery

Grow Gallery – a Large-scale Temporary Art Installation


The Mosesian Center for the Arts seeks submissions from artists for a project designed to enhance the impact of visual arts on the Arsenal on the Charles campus. This unique exhibition opportunity requires large-scale images of a diverse range of styles to be printed on vinyl and displayed along fencing located on Arsenal Street and within the Arsenal on the Charles campus, home of athenahealth, located in Watertown, MA. No original artwork will be used for this installation – reproduction prints of original artwork will be produced and installed by the Mosesian Center for the Arts at no cost to the artist. Selected artists will be credited by name. This is an excellent high visibility opportunity for selected artists. Artwork will be displayed for a 3-month period and will become property of the artist after the exhibition. A stipend will be provided to all selected artists for display of their work.


Vinyl reproductions will be formatted at a dimension of 60” high by 144” wide (5 feet by 12 feet). To submit to this opportunity, artists are asked to provide up to 10 images of their work that, if selected, the artist has the ability to reproduce as a high-resolution image. Artwork used for reproduction printing will need to be at least 300dpi and fit the 5’ x 12’ dimensions (portrait orientation). Submissions are not required to be pre-formatted to meet these specifications, however artists are welcome to submit their images already formatted specifically if desired. Submissions may be single or in series. Please note, files for the jury process will be submitted at 72dpi (minimum length on the longest side is 960px and maximum length on the longest side is 4600px). Selected artists will be required to submit final high-resolution artwork via Hightail, Dropbox or another file sharing service.


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 4/10/17

Jury Selection Notification: 4/21/17

Show Opens: 5/19/17


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. Selected artists will have the opportunity to pick up their vinyl panel(s) at the end of the exhibition. Non-local artists who would like their panels(s) shipped, are responsible for shipping costs.


Submission Fee:

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



Please contact Director of Exhibitions, Kimberly Thompson Panay with questions.


This exhibition is generously supported by athenahealth.

Call to Artists: Site-Specific Installation

visual-shiroito-stairs-installation195x293The Arsenal Center for the Arts is seeking proposals from installation artists and sculptors in the Greater Boston area for a site-specific installation on our main staircase to be exhibited in the 2016-2017 Exhibition Season.

We require all applicants to come in and view the space before submitting any proposal materials if they have never been to the center before.  Images and dimensions of the space are available upon request. All proposals must include images of past work/installations (images no larger than 300 dpi), as well as a written proposal of how you would configure your work to the space.

If you are interested in submitting an installation proposal please send all application materials via email to: Kimberly Thompson Panay,



Resident Studio Artists

Cat Bennett is an artist, writer and teacher. She has exhibited her art in various venues in Montreal, Boston, New York and Tokyo. In 2003, she turned her focus to independent projects and teaching drawing as a way to grow the creative self. Her book, The Confident Creative (Findhorn Press 2010), inspired by her Saturday Morning Drawing Club at the Arsenal Center, was a gold medal winner of the Nautilus Book Awards 2011. In her own words, “I try to make the improbable appear possible. My art sometimes appears funny or fantastical (can wearing a Mahatma Gandhi hat really create peace?), yet I ask us to consider new ways of thinking and being. I believe if we want to see peace in the world, we must first find it in ourselves.” Her blog, Cat Bennett art+writing is at

Cat grew up in Canada. After graduating from McGill University, she worked at The National Film Board of Canada in Montreal for five years making animated films. After moving to Boston, she worked as a freelance animation filmmaker, illustrator, and designer for more than twenty-five years. Her film clients include: CBC-Sesame Street; Nickelodeon; WGBH-TV (Nova); WHDH-TV. Her illustration clients include: Time Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlantic, The Montreal Star, Premiere Magazine; Polaroid, John Hancock, Bloomberg, Harcourt Brace, Houghton Mifflin, Scholastic, Sundance, Prentice Hall, among others. Her design clients include: Ginn and Company, Houghton Mifflin, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Nick Portnoy Builders, and Findhorn Press.

Dawn Evans Scaltreto
 is a professional illustrator, designer and muralist whose clients include Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Museum of Science, and Illuminations, Inc. She has been a resident of Watertown for 24 years and is active in many local arts organizations, having also served as a board member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts. A past President of the Watertown Art Association, Dawn teaches watercolor, acrylic and oil painting at the Watertown, Waltham and Brighton Senior Centers, and many adult, youth and intergenerational arts programs and courses. Her recent projects include creating 5 cows for Boston Cows on Parade to benefit the Jimmy Fund and new installation artwork at the Boston Children’s Hospital Waltham facility.

Catherine Garnett
 lives in Newburyport and Arlington, Massachusetts. For as long as she can remember she has wanted to paint. She studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the DeCordova Museum School. Cathy received a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts and is a registered Landscape Architect. Her recent awards include: The Newburyport Area Industrial Development Foundation Award for Watercolor, NAA Members Winter Juried Show, 2006. First Place in Watercolor, River Art at the Forbes Museum, Milton, MA 2003 and 2004. She is inspired by the abstract aspect of landscapes, claiming “nature and landscape has been a constant source of inspiration for the many forms of art work I create- whether design for the land of for a painting. I try to capture nature’s everyday beauty with color, light and a sense of the place.”