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Artist Call – Sunken Treasures Juried Art Show

For Northern CA artists

Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) is proud to partner with Placer Arts and NCArts to host the juried art exhibit, Sunken Treasures. The goal of the exhibit is to showcase works that explores the unseen world at the bottom of Lake Tahoe. The art exhibit will coincide with TMM’s history exhibit, Ghost Ships opening on May 24, 2014 and running until April 19, 2015. There will be $300 in prize money awarded to artists in various categories. Works submitted for Sunken Treasures need to imply or connote a sunken vessel or artifact, but this does not need to be the main focus of the piece. This exhibit is open to all artists from Northern California and Northern Nevada.


-The audience for Sunken Treasures is the general public of all ages. Designs should be appropriate for public display.
-Art work must be made for indoor display.
-Pieces should be designed with durability and public safety in mind.
-Artist is responsible for any transportation that is required of his/her piece including pick-up and delivery.
-Artists may submit more than one design, but each submission should be on a separate application form. The application form may be reproduced.
-All art pieces must remain at TMM for the entire length of the exhibit.
-Accepted works must arrive ready for hanging/display.
-All mediums accepted
-All work must be original
-The dimensions of hanging art is at the discretion of the judges.
-Sculptural/3D pieces may have a depth up to 13″, a height up to 19″ height, and a weight of no more than 20 lbs.


Carla Beebe
Roy E. Dryer, III
Larry Ortiz


All entries must include the following:

-Cover letter with contact information (Name, address, phone and email) and artwork information (artist name, title, medium, dimensions, and year completed).
-Up to five digital images of the piece: Images may be emailed or sent in on a DVD/CD; Images should be presented in JPEG format with image size set to 300 dpi resolution.
-Artist biography including educational background and exhibition record.

Deadline: 05-14-2014
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Homewood, CA

Contact: Christine Shook
Phone: 530.525.9253 (104)

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