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What’s Going On A juried exhibition inspired by Marvin Gaye’s historic anthem January 6–29, 2023 Piano Craft Art Gallery, 793 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118 Juried by Hakim Raquib (Boston) and Ellen Jacob (New York)

Violence Transformed invites visual artists to participate in “What’s Going On,” a juried, 2023 multimedia arts exhibit of works responding to Marvin Gaye’s 1971 song of consciousness raising and protest. The exhibit will focus on the art and activism of socially engaged artists both in and beyond Boston. The beauty of Marvin Gaye's song is its gentle, lyrical celebration of the power of personal, internal change; its embrace of love and understanding: “...War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate,” he sings. “Come on talk to me, so you can see what's going on.” Think of this invitation in the broadest terms possible as a call for imagery that reflects on, responds to, generates, celebrates a spiritual awakening that will displace violence and heal our communities. CALL TO VISUAL ARTISTS 2023 Submission deadline: October 27, 2022 Call to Visual Artists 2023, page 2 We hope to attract artists from diverse communities throughout the country and from Boston neighborhoods including Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester. Violence Transformed’s overall desire is to document and celebrate the transformative power of art and the ways in which art, artists and art-making can foster resistance, resilience, healing and recovery.
Violence Transformed’s “What’s Going On” seeks 2D and 3D entries in any medium for exhibition and/or digital projection at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, MA. Submissions can include videos of proposed performances for showing during the exhibit. Please note: The audience for Violence Transformed exhibits include children, adolescents and adults of diverse backgrounds and communities. We are less interested, therefore, in graphic depictions of violence than in works that encourage reflection, awareness and community-wide engagement with the arts.

DEADLINE: Submissions to be received no later than November 1, 2022

NOTIFICATION: Selections to be confirmed December 1, 2022

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Work to be received and hung by January 6, 2023 or earlier Submission

Guidelines: 1. Up to six (6) images in JPEG (.jpg) format.The file name for each image must be in the following format: Last name_title.jpg (example: Warhol_campbellssoup.jpg). Image size should not exceed 2MB. Physical dimensions are limited to 72” tall for 2D work and 36” wide for 3D work.

2. A list of images designating for each: Title, Medium, Dimensions and a brief narrative (optional) indicating the work’s relationship to themes of “What’s Going On”. Artist narratives will be exhibited with selected works.

3. Artist’s Statement (optional) with bio and contact information. Please keep to one page.

4. A Violence Transformed Artist Submission & Release Form:  How to Submit: Submit by email to:

a. Enter your last name and VT 2023 “What’s Going On” artist submission” in subject line
b. Attach items #1-4 above
c. Pay submission fee online by clicking to complete online payment of $20 (students exempt)


Hakim Raquib is an award winning visual artist/ photographer, curator, and educator. Currently, Raquib is an artist in residence at Northeastern University’s (AAMAARP) African American Master Artists in Residence Program, where he continues to mentor and share his experiences and skills with young aspiring artists. Raquib has exhibited his work nationally and internationally.Raquib’s work is in collections at The Museum of the National Center for African American Artists, the Museum of Fine Art, De Cordova Museum, LEF Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Polaroid Foundation. Cyberarts Inc. and Partners Health Care. Raquib has received several citations from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for his work with youths and for his artistic achievements. In 2017, he received the Brother Thomas Fellowship Award for outstanding artistic excellence.

Ellen Jacob is an award-winning artist/photographer, curator and educator whose practice is rooted in social justice. She is a recipient of a Ford Foundation grant and Creative Engagement Grant. She is the founder of Art Justice Cohort, an exhibiting group of diverse artists. Her work has been exhibited globally, including the 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints at the University of Richmond Museums; the 5th Biennial of Fine Art Photography, Barcelona; FIF-International Photography Festival, Brazil; and the 2020 Picturing Justice Exhibition, Atlanta. She is a Josephine Herrick teaching artist and also taught at San Francisco Art Institute. She is a member of Soho Photo Gallery, New York City and holds a BFA with honors from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

ABOUT VIOLENCE TRANSFORMED Violence Transformed is an annual series of visual and performing arts events that celebrate the power of art, artists and art-making to confront, challenge and mediate violence. Violence Transformed events include visual arts exhibits and music, dance and theatrical performances hosted by multiple venues in Boston and beyond. Violence Transformed’s events include provider and artist led workshops for individual families and communities impacted by violence. During the course of this exhibit, the Transformative Action Project (TAP) of Violence Transformed will offer free of charge creative engagement workshops.


Interested in showing your work in a solo or group exhibition? We're currently accepting proposals for the 2024 calendar year.

Our shows run on a monthly basis and opening receptions are typically held on the first Friday or Saturday of the month. We offer a range of professional services as optional add-ons. At this time, exhibiting artists are responsible for gallery sitting Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm.  We also have the capacity to host weekend pop-up exhibitions at a discounted rate throughout the year.

Exhibitions are selected from our pool of submissions to ensure educational, socioeconomic, cultural, and racial diversity.

Exhibition rates for the entire month (which includes a 4 week exhibition and social media promotion) are as follows and may be subject to a waived fee depending on the PCG securing grant funding:

  • Solo Artist: $325
  • Group or Association: $425

The following optional services can be added to your exhibition (prices available upon request):

  • Jurying
  • Curating
  • Installation
  • Curating/Installation Package
  • Full Service Receptions
  • Graphic Design (posters, show cards, logo, business cards, etc)

For questions or to submit, send an email to with the following information in a single document, with the email subject line "Exhibition Proposal":

  • Name, email, and phone number.
  • Bio or brief description of the artist or group of artist.
  • Resume/CV or a brief description of art-making and exhibition experiences.
  • 5-10 images ideally with corresponding image list of art that you would like to have in the exhibition. Please include the name of each work of art, its dimensions, medium, date of creation, and pricing.
  • Please indicate the desired month of exhibition.

We look forward to hearing from you.