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WaterWorks Art Museum
The Myth of Beauty

WaterWorks Art Museum

85 Water Plant Rd

Miles City, MT 59301


Juried Exhibit Prospectus:

“The Myth of Beauty”

SHOW DATES: January 26 - February 29, 2024



Entries are accepted at:



Entries due: Sunday, December 17, 2023

(Notification emailed: By Friday, December 22, 2023)

Deliver work by: Thursday, January 18, 2024


Opening/Reception: Friday, January 26, 2024, 4-7 pm

Exhibit Closes: Thursday, February 29, 2024


Pick up artwork: Saturday, Tues, and Wed. March 2, 5, 6 (1-5 pm)


Fee: $35 (covers up to 3 entries)



WaterWorks Art Museum welcomes submissions to this year’s Annual Juried Exhibition, “The Myth of Beauty.”


When different notions of beauty collide, the results can surprise and amaze; A striking sunset can be broken by a passing lightning storm; A swarm of hummingbirds can disrupt a peaceful birdfeeder; A stunning model may strike an unexpected pose. This exhibition invites artists to challenge their ideas of traditional beauty. 


The Fee is $35 for up to 3 entries. Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. If you have an accepted piece that you choose not to show, you will not be eligible for submitting to WAM juried shows for three years. No substitutions may be made once work is juried into the show. Work presented should be considered for general viewing audiences of all ages.


JUROR:  Carolyn Zimmerman

Carolyn Zimmerman has practiced art since childhood, receiving a minor in art at Montana State University and having taken many workshops throughout her career.  She focuses her work on area shows and galleries and has been fortunate to win numerous awards.  Her work spans a variety of media, including some mural work.  




First Prize: $300

Second Prize: $200

Third Prize: $150


Director’s Choice: $100

People’s Choice: $100



Miles City, Montana’s WaterWorks Art Museum is located along the banks of the Yellowstone River. It was constructed in 1910 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. WAM’s art galleries are housed in the renovated former water basins that produced Miles City's drinking water for over 60 years. Open to the public since 1977, WaterWorks Art Museum is a Non-Profit organization and open to the public.



Entries must be original works of art, entirely the entrant’s work, and executed within the last two years. All media Art produced in workshops or under supervision is not eligible.

This exhibit is open to all artists 18 or older, nationwide.



Entries will be selected for the exhibition from digital images only. Digital images are not to include matting or frame. Artwork must be a minimum of 12” on one side, height or width. Artwork should not exceed 60” in any direction. For best results, make sure your image is 1920 (min 800) pixels @ 72dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, RGB color, and under 4 mb. If you have trouble with your submissions, contact or 888-666-1351.

2D work does not have to be framed but must be ready to hang in the gallery. Work does not have to be for sale.



A committee will select approximately 25 pieces for a representative smaller exhibition that will travel to galleries/art centers in eastern Montana for the remainder of 2024. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for the traveling show when completing your entry. You will be asked before checking out. There is a size limitation on this collection.



•  If artwork is sold, the Art Center will retain a 35% commission.

•  All items sold included in the traveling collection must remain as part of the exhibition until its conclusion.

•  All works will be available for purchase onsite and online.

•  All artwork that is for sale must have realistic prices.



By submitting artwork, the artist understands and agrees that the the WaterWorks Art Museum is not liable for loss or any damage to artwork. All artwork will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Artwork is insured while at the WaterWorks Museum. Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the artist. While at the WAM, the art is insured.



All 2D and 3D work must be ready to hang by gallery standards, if applicable. Frames must be in good condition and undamaged. Matting is optional. 3D work that hangs must have the appropriate device for installation.



All entries are submitted through Click Enter This Show above and log in. Digital images of work submitted are to be included in the entry process. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Be sure your pictures are right side up. Please to your safe senders’ list.



Accepted Works may be shipped or hand-delivered to: USPS / FEDEX / UPS


The artist will be responsible for all shipping costs and arrangements to and from the WAM. Shipped entries must be sent in reusable containers, as WAM will send each piece back in the original packing when available.

Artists are responsible for arranging return shipping to the origin’s address through their local USPS/FedEx/UPS or another shipping office. Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the artist. The WAM is not responsible for works lost, stolen, or damaged once picked up by the shipper. Check with your local shipper for prepaid return labels; call tag systems and printable shipping labels. Artists not interested in the Traveling Collection are encouraged to include the return label with the shipment or provide the WAM with a prepaid label before the exhibitions close.


If you indicate that you would like your piece to be considered for the Traveling Collection, please note that some prepaid shipping labels expire


Please email or call (406) 234-0635.

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