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Call to Artists: Sunken Treasures Juried Art Show at Tahoe Maritime Museum

Posted on March 11, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Art Scene

ShanghaiThe Tahoe Maritime Museum is proud to partner with Placer Arts and NCArts to host the juried art exhibit, Sunken Treasures, to showcase work by local artists that explores the unseen world at the bottom of Lake Tahoe.  Entries are due March 14, 2014.

The art exhibit will coincide with the museum’s history exhibit, Ghost Ships, opening on Memorial Weekend 2014 and running until April 19, 2015.

The photo here is of the Shanghai, a 25-foot 1890s Steam Launch, being recovered from the bottom of Lake Tahoe – just one of our Sunken Treasures.

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 Lake Tahoe and its surrounding communities.

Entries are due March 14, 2014.

For more details about art submissions, click here.

Ghost Ships, the Museum’s 2014-5 exhibit will focus on boats that sank in Lake Tahoe and around the US. It will feature boats ranging from a salvaged Washoe canoe to the internationally famous race boat Teaser. We will use oral histories, underwater footage, and additional artifacts to cover a broad spectrum of Lake Tahoe’s history and culture. The main points of the exhibit will focus on:

The histories surrounding select boats that sank either in Lake Tahoe or in other US waters

Social and legal issues pertaining to salvaging vessels

Preservation techniques

Public interaction with underwater historic sites

Highlighting nationally important wrecks, such as the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, alongside Lake Tahoe’s own sunken vessels will help us appeal to a wider audience, and establish connections between issues surrounding national and local underwater history and salvaging debates. In the end, this exhibit will increase awareness and understanding of underwater cultural heritage of the US in general and Lake Tahoe specifically.

Tahoe Maritime Museum
5205 West Lake Blvd.

For more information, please call 530.525.9253.

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