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On The Rocks

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On the rocks 

Ceramics and spirits have been intertwined in ritual and everyday life throughout history as both a luxury and necessity. On the Rocks invites artists to share how they are using ceramics to enhance the experience of spirits and ritual. This show is open to flasks, drinking vessels, sets, or other objects used for enjoying spirits! Entries must include a recipe or brief description of beverages enjoyed with the work.

On the Rocks 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. 

April 15th           Entry deadline

April 18th           Applicants will be notified of acceptance

May 9-13th        Delivery of artwork (Artwork should not be delivered before or after.)

June 3                First Friday opening


​General Rules

Each artist may submit up to 3 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. No videos will be accepted. Work must be no larger 24 inches in any direction. 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. 

  • Work must be ready to install upon delivery.

  • All hardware necessary for installation must be included.

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

  • All work must be for sale; the gallery retains 50% commission on work that is sold.

  • Artist is responsible for following all guidelines 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. 

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. Current students do not need to pay an entry fee. If you are a student please submit an entry through student email.

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 the 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 50% commission on artworks sold during the exhibition, the artist keeps 50%. 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. Artists must include a return shipping label, check, or be prepared to pay an electronic invoice for return shipping costs (NO STAMPS). There will be a $5 fee if you do not include a form of return shipping, 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:

All work must be shipped to our PO Box, (PO Box 16182, Missoula, MT, 59801). All work must be shipped via USPS, if unable and you are shipping using FedEx or UPS please ship to (3150 Great Northern, #16182, Missoula, MT 59801). 

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

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