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Tahoe Maritime Museum seeks sunken treasure

The Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) is proud to partner with PlacerArts and Nevada County Arts to host the exciting, juried art exhibit, Sunken Treasures, from Memorial Day weekend through April 19, 2015.

The goal of the exhibit is to showcase work from local artists that explores the unseen world at the bottom of Lake Tahoe, and will coincide with TMM’s 2014-15 history exhibit, Ghost Ships. Entries are due March 14.

Works submitted for Sunken Treasure need to include at least one sunken vessel, but the vessel does not need to be the focus of the piece. This exhibit is open to all artists from Lake Tahoe and its surrounding communities.

Founded in 1987, TMM has grown from a one-room garage to a professionally staffed museum. It is their goal to be the leader in recording and preserving Lake Tahoe’s maritime history and culture. As a community focal point, TMM provides engaging exhibits, programs, and events for all ages.


The audience for Sunken Treasures is the general public of all ages. Designs should be appropriate for public display.

Designs 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 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.


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.

Email packet requests and completed applications (simply follow the guidelines) to Christine@tahoemaritime.org or mail to Tahoe Maritime Museum, ATTN: Sunken Treasures Exhibit, PO Box 627 Homewood, CA 96141

Do not send originals. Application materials will not be returned.

Administrative support for this exhibit is provided by Carla Beebe, co-owner of Tom Beebe Fine Working & Craft School in Truckee, executive director of the Art-Health Alliance, and Board Member on Nevada County Arts Board of Directors.

Fore more information, visit http://www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org, http://www.placerarts.org and http://nevadacountyarts.org.

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