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WaterWorks Art Museum
Unbridled Happiness


Juried Art Exhibit “UNBRIDLED HAPPINESSJanuary 29 - March 4, 2021 

Waterworks Art Museum (WAM) 

Miles City, MT 

Exhibit Name: “Unbridled Happiness” 


Entries are accepted at:

Entries due: Sunday, December 27, 2020

Notification emailed/mailed: Thursday, December 31, 2020

Delivery work: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Opening/Reception: Friday, January 29, 2021 4-7 pm

Exhibit Closes: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Start of Artwork Pick up: Saturday, March 6

Fee: $35 – covers up to 3 entries



Let your creativity go wild as you find your happy place. 2D and 3D artwork may be entered and each may enter 3 works of art. Any medium that follows the theme will be accepted. 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. 


Karan is a self-taught artist who has worked in oils, charcoal, and pastels, but she has focused primarily on painting with watercolors in recent years. She enjoys using this medium to explore the effects of light and color in scenes depicting landscapes with old buildings, wildlife, flowers, and dramatic sunrises, sunsets, and cloud formations. Karan is a member of the Montana Watercolor Society and has participated in numerous Juried Art Exhibits. She regularly donates and sells original artworks at fundraising events. Charles attends classes to learn about and explore everything art has to offer. 


The juror will award cash awards totaling $1000. There will also be a director and people’s choice award presented by the Executive Director. 


This exhibit is open to all artists 18 or older. 

Entries must be original works of art, entirely the entrant’s work, and executed within the last two years. Hand-pulled prints from intaglio, woodblock, or serigraph are acceptable. Art produced in workshops or under supervision is not eligible. 


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 pixels @ 72dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, RGB color. 

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 2021. If you wish to be considered for the traveling show, please indicate on your entry form in the description box. 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. 


WAM employees take the utmost care when handling artwork; however, neither the WAM nor their agents will be held liable for work that is shipped damaged or is lost. 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 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 to ensure notifications is received. 


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

WaterWorks Art Museum 

85 Water Plant Rd 

Miles City, MT 59301 


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 exhibition’s close. 

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

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