Artist Opportunities

Applying for a Gallery Show at the Museum

Would you like to exhibit your artwork at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center?
The museum schedules Main Gallery shows one year in advance. Shows run for approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

Please see our gallery guides before filling out your application:

Preparing for a Gallery Exhibition

Gallery Application

Gallery Diagram

Community Gallery Concept

Applications for the Main Gallery and the Community Gallery are reviewed on a rolling basis. The Main Gallery is booked 1-2 years in advance. The Community Gallery is booked 3-6 months in advance.

Photography Contest: Mid-Century Modern in Moses Lake

Date: Entries due by June 2, 2023. Photographs on display June 16 through August 25, 2023.
Location: Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE!

Moses Lake boomed in the mid-1900’s. Our population went from 326 in 1940 to 11,299 in 1960! Mid-century modern architecture is all over our community. Known for clean lines, minimal decoration, and connection with nature, mid-century modern architecture is an American classic that kicked off after World War II. Mid-century modern buildings are characterized by very wide, low footprints with large, open spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an emphasis on bringing the outdoors in. Mid-century signage is characterized by curvilinear, geometric shapes, and bold use of glass, steel and neon. Signs from this era were also characterized by Space Age designs symbolic of motion, such as boomerangs, flying saucers, diagrammatic atoms and parabolas, and free-form designs such as "soft" parallelograms and an artist's palette motif. Take a look around town and you will see lots of inspiration! Please enter an original photograph of mid-century architecture, signs, or other built environment features constructed in Moses Lake between 1945 – 1969. 

Contest Rules:

- Limit 3 photographs per person; the Museum reserves the right to omit entries from display.

- Must be an original photograph, created by the submitter.

- Email your photographs (choose the highest resolution) to The Museum will print all photos on 8x10 paper. Portrait or landscape is acceptable. We reserve the right to crop if we deem necessary. 

- If email is a hardship, please call us at 509-764-3830 and we will make other arrangements.

- Include with your entry: Name, Photograph Title (get creative!), Phone Number.

- Prizes in various categories will include gift cards from local businesses. 

- After the display dates are over, the print is yours to keep. Pick up by September 8, 2023 or photograph will be disposed of. 


Do you like to do art, science, or crafting? Want to teach children or adults? We are always looking to add instructors and new classes to our lineup! Please contact Museum Superintendent Dollie Boyd for more information. 

Museum Store Consignment

various items in museum store

Calling all artists, woodworkers, sculptors, glass-makers, jewelers, crafters and artisans!

The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center invites you to promote your artwork for sale in our storefront. We believe in our mission of promoting the best art experiences to our community by featuring both local and international talent.

Please email images of your artwork with accompanying pricing to the Museum front desk for a chance to be featured in our Museum Store. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center collects a 30% commission on the sale of artwork sold.

Thank you, look forward to viewing your work. For more information, contact us at 509-764-3830.