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Wildfire Ceramic Studio invites you to apply to My Next-Door Neighbor! We are excited to have Gabs Conway jury this exhibit that showcases the simplicity of living. Conway encourages artists to explore characters and creatures that encapsulate a playful sense of community. This show is open to ceramic sculptures, vessels, wall-mounted work, prints, and paintings.



  • Entry deadline:                  Aug.1 (by midnight)

  • Delivery of artwork due:    Aug. 21-25th     

  • Opening Reception:          Sept 8              




  • Each artist may submit up to 3 artworks. $15 non-refundable entry fee. 

  • Each submission must:

  1. No greater than 24" in any dimension

  2. 2D or 3D (No digital media this time)

  3. Be for sale

  4. Priced less than $1500

  5. Ready-to-hang/display

  • The gallery retains 50% commission on work that is sold

  • The artist is responsible for the cost of return shipping for unsold items.

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

  • We are currently only accepting work shipped within the USA.

  • If accepted, the exact piece(s) submitted must be sent. 


Read this whole page! Then, click on the "Apply" button, fill out all of the information for each piece and attach an image of each piece.


Digital images must be:

  1. In .jpeg format

  2. 300dpi and longest length of 5 inches.

  3. In file name format: jdoe_title_1, jdoe_title_2, jdoe_title_ 3 etc.

All entries with images that do not follow this format OR appear to have been enhanced will be disqualified. No videos will be accepted.



Check your email for confirmation that your entry was received. Please email if you do not receive a confirmation email within 24hrs. 

Entry does not guarantee acceptance, but we will email jurying results to all artists. Be sure to also check your spam folder for our emails.


If your work is selected, follow the instructions below and in your email:

  1. Read and fill-out the Guest Artist Contract (link will be in the acceptance email)

  2. Print the Inventory Tracking Slip (also in email) and include it in your box with your work.

  3. Label each piece with its corresponding Wildfire SKU (see the Inventory Tracking Slip)

  4. Insure your work (optional but highly recommended). WCS does not hold any liability for work stolen or broken during shipping.

  5. If shipping, include a return label or blank check for return shipping. Work without one of these will be charged a $5 processing fee. 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. 

  6. Ship it to our PO Box (below) in time to arrive by the deadline above. See our note below about shipping!


We highly recommend that you insure your work if shipping. The artist is responsible for safe delivery and shipping costs. Pack your pieces well, always double box. Damaged artworks will not be included in the exhibition.

All work must be shipped via USPS to

Wildfire Ceramic Studio

PO Box 16182

Missoula, MT, 59808


If you have to ship via FedEx or UPS please ship to

3150 Great Northern, #16182,

Missoula, MT 59808. 


*Do not ship to Wildfire Ceramic Studio’s Physical Address*



Wildfire Long-term Resident Artist 


"My work stems from the curiosity of existence. I’ve grown ever fond of the human experience as it relates to the mundane. However, most of all I’m interested in softness. In this I explore the vulnerability of humanity down its very core: meeting new people, helping a sibling, protecting a friend. I am interested in these moments of life that let you reconnect with living. It is in these moments of my own existence I reflect upon while looking apathetically at the “reality” that we have built.

I attune my forms to relate to our physicality. We are so prone to injury as we slowly evolve to lose specific organs, while growing more susceptible to disease. I am creating forms for the reflection of human experience; asking the viewer to consider their appreciation of life, and to humble the adornment of our physicality. I question the audience what it means to exist together in an ever changing world."

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