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Nerd Alert!
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Entry Deadline: 7/12/21
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Entry Fee (Nerd Alert!): $20.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Washington
Event Dates: 8/20/21 - 9/23/21

Nerd Alert!

Do you have a curious mind? There are all kinds of nerds – math nerds, sci-fi nerds, computer nerds, book nerds, history nerds, space nerds, science nerds, tech nerds, comic nerds, etc. and we love them all!  Whatever your passion, The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center invites you to submit your interpretations and illustrations of the NERD theme.  

“Nerd” has morphed from the stereotypical construct of the introverted and socially awkward intellectual to a label that incites pride and celebration.  In this exhibit we want to celebrate the eccentric, irregular, odd, strange, alternative, and unusual in all its glory.  So, whether you are into quantum mechanics or cartoons let’s show the public what self-proclaimed nerds are all about!

Submission Requirements: All media welcome. All artwork must be original, completed within the last 3 years.  Artwork not to exceed 60 inches in any direction and weight capacity maximum of 25lbs.  All artwork must be have professional hardware including hanging wire for 2-D works (no sawtooth hangars or cleats). 


No works previously shown at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center will be considered.

Open to any media including, but not limited to acrylic, ceramic, drawing, fiber, glass, metal, mixed media, non-traditional materials, oil, photography, print, watercolor, wood etc. Accepted media will be at the discretion of the museum. 

Must be 18 years or older to apply. 

Submission Fee
$20, or $18 for current Museum Members (with coupon code). 
Payment is accepted online via credit/debit (VISA, MC), or PayPal.

Conditions Summary
1) The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center/Moses Lake Parks & Recreation Department & the City of Moses Lake reserve the right to photograph exhibited artwork for publicity purposes.
2) All works must remain on display for the duration of the show.
3) A 30% commission will be charged on all gallery sales.
4) The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center reserves the right to refuse artwork that is too fragile, oversized, is not
ready to hang, does not match the submission materials, or exceeds realistic insurance value.
5) The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage during shipment. Insurance coverage is provided during the exhibition dates. Insurance value is 70% of the listed retail price. For works NFS the artist must provide a value.

6) Two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers or clip-on frames are permitted.
7) All accepted shipped works require a pre-paid return shipping label.
8) The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center (City of Moses Lake) reserves the right to reject any or all applications, proposals, applicants, or projects, and to modify or terminate the application process or the selection process for any reason and without prior notice.

Creation and Title: The Artist warrants that the Artist created and possesses unencumbered title to the works of art listed and described on the attached List of Art Works and has the right to loan and/or sell these works.

Duration and Manner of Exhibition: The Artist agrees to loan the works accepted for display for an uninterrupted period from the delivery date on, Saturday, August 7, 2021 and the pickup date on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

Delivery, Condition, and Care.
The Artist shall be responsible for arranging to have accepted artworks shipped or delivered to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. All works must be delivered on or by the delivery deadline: Saturday, August 7, 2021 between 10am-4pm. Costs of delivery (including transportation and insurance) shall be paid by the Artist. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center agrees to return the works in the same condition as received. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center shall release artwork at the conclusion of the loan period)

Loss or Damage and Insurance. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center shall be responsible for the loss of or damage to artwork that is in the possession of the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center from August 7 - September 25, 2021.

Copyright and Reproduction. The Artist reserves all reproduction rights on artwork submitted for display. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center may reproduce and distribute images of artwork for the purposes of promotion of the exhibition and future promotion of the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center and its programming.

Sales and Commissions. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center collects a 30% commission on the sale of artwork sold. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center will process a check for the remaining 70% of the sale within 30 days of purchase or the close of the exhibit. The Artist will receive 70% of the sales price. Artwork will remain in the possession of the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center until final payment is made. 

Return Shipment
Artists must pick up or arrange to ship artwork on the pickup deadline: Saturday, Sept 25, 2021. The Artist shall pay for the costs of delivery (including transportation and insurance) of the works back to the Artist. For all artworks shipped, the artist must include a prepaid return shipping label. The artist must assume the cost of shipping and handling fees prior to shipment. All return shipments are handled by UPS or FedEx. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to artwork in shipping/transit, or that has not been retrieved by the day following the exhibition closing date.

Pickup and Abandoned Artwork
Please arrange in advance to pick up artwork by Saturday, September 25, 2021. No artwork will be held. The lender understands that objects submitted for display at the museum are deemed donated to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center if no claim is made or action filed to recover the objects after expiration of the display period if Moses Lake Museum & Art Center has given one written and two public notices pursuant to RCW 63.26.010 and no assertation of title has been filed within 90 days of the second published notice. By delivering artwork for display, the lender acknowledges receipt of written notice of the provision s of RCW 63.26 and agrees to notify the Moses Lake Museum in writing of any change of address or ownership. Items acquired under RCW 63.26 shall be solely the property of the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center and may be sold, traded or deaccessioned according to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center's guidelines.

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