Annual 406 Cup show



Wildfire Ceramic Studio is excited to announce its 1st annual 406 Cup Show, 406 being the Montana area Code! The 406 Cup Show aims to celebrate and explore the tradition and innovative techniques artists are using to create ceramic cups today. For this exhibition artists should have 5-10 cups to show. The 406 Cup Show will be represented on our website in an online gallery format as well as an in-person show at our brick-and-mortar location in Missoula, MT, and a part of the Missoula First Friday Art Stroll. 


September 10th                 Entry deadline

September 14th                 Applicants will be notified of acceptance

September 20th-24th        Delivery of artwork (Artwork should not be delivered before or after.)

October 1st                        First Friday opening

October 27th                      Last day 406 Cup Show is open to the public.

General Rules

Each artist may submit 10 artworks. One image per artwork. $10 entry fee. Entry does not guarantee acceptance. Accepted work will be featured on WCS’s website and artists must provide professional quality documentation of art. Sorry, no videos will be accepted. All works must be original and completed within the last three years. If accepted, the exact piece submitted must be sent. We will send jurying results to all artists.

  • Small pedestals will be provided for 3D pieces. 

  • Artists must provide any other special equipment to display work.

  • All work must be for sale; the gallery retains 40% commission on work that is sold.

  • Artist is responsible for following all guild lines for shipping work, as well as the cost of shipping to and from the gallery.

  • Artist is responsible for insuring artwork, WCS does not hold any liability for work stolen or broken during shipping and/or while in the possession of WCS


Please fully read the following instructions. Applications that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.


Applications must be emailed to, titled jdoe_application in .doc or .pdf format typed, not written, with the $10 non-refundable entry fee. Follow the payment link to pay with a credit card or PayPal account. Ensure that the name on your application matches the name on your entry fee payment.

If work is accepted all corresponding documents must be submitted with jdoe_title_contract in .doc or .pdf. 



Digital images must be in .jpeg format and must be 300dpi and longest length of 1000 pixels. File name format: jdoe_title_1, jdoe_title_2, jdoe_title_ 3. Unless the work is installation-based, work MUST be documented on a white background for the online representation (Some exclusions may apply). Images that appear to have been enhanced will not be accepted.

All images that do not follow this format will be disregarded and not juried and the application fee will not be refunded.  



All accepted artworks must be for sale. There will be a 40% commission on artworks sold during the exhibition, the artist keeps 60%. Artworks that do not sell during the exhibition will be returned to the artist; the artist is responsible for the cost of return shipping.



We highly recommend that you insure your work through shipping. The artist is responsible for safe delivery and shipping costs. Artist must include a return shipping label, check, or be prepared to pay an electronic invoice for return shipping costs (NO STAMPS). Securely attach an inventory form to each accepted work. Inventory forms will be sent out along with acceptance notifications. Pack your pieces well, always double box. Damaged artworks will not be included in the exhibition. Any unsold artwork that does not have a payment for return shipping will become the property of WCS 90 days after the end of the exhibition. 


Ship accepted artworks to:

Wildfire Ceramic Studio

ATTN : "Stephanie Dishno"

Address: 430 West Franklin St.

Missoula, MT. 59801




We will do all we can to maintain the safety of the submitted artworks. However, due to the fragile nature of these artworks, WCS will not be held responsible for any damage that may occur.