Form & Fire
March 1, 2024 to March 22, 2024
Vero Beach, FL
Application Dates
Aug 15 '23 to Jan 15 '24
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Jan 30, 2024



A Juried Contemporary Clay Exhibit
hosted by Indian River Clay
Vero Beach, FL

March 1, 2024 to March 22 ,2024


This exhibit will highlight contemporary ceramic artwork and the artists working in this diversified medium throughout Florida. The show is open to functional, sculptural, decorative and experimental pieces that feature clay as the primary material. The inaugural 2022 Form & Fire Exhibit created much excitement with more than 100 applicants and a packed house. We invite you to be a part of this high-quality art exhibition for our Second Form & Fire Exhibit.

Vero Beach is an elegant coastal city located along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Known as a culturally rich town, it is home to a professional theater, a world class art museum, luxury resorts
and Indian River Clay (IRC).


Indian River Clay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit studio founded in 2018 with 60 working potters and a similar-sized waiting list. Through our outreach programs and classes, we have been fostering interest in, and curiosity about ceramic art in our community. In turn, the community has responded with resounding support.

JUROR: Mark Walnock

Mark Walnock graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with honors, in ceramics. He has worked as an instructor and studio manager for various arts organizations including Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Thompson Park Craft Center, Burlington County Community College, and the non-profit center Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in N.J. Mark has been an artist in residence at the Long Beach Island Foundation as well as the Vermont Studio Center. He has exhibited his work nationwide and at invitational shows in London and Japan. Mark lives and works in West Palm Beach Florida where he is the Director of Ceramics & Sculpture Department at the Armory Art Center

EXHIBIT LOCATION: Raw Space Gallery ♦ 1795 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach, Florida

This privately owned gallery provides an ongoing platform of exhibits, Artist-in-Residence programs, workshops and events that have made a strong impact in the community, strengthening the dialogue between artists and audiences. Founder Silvia Medina and her team believe in the power of art to inspire and transform lives.


  • Artist participation requires a non-refundable fee of $45 which covers up to 3 pieces.
  • Application deadline is January 15, 2024.
  • Applications must be made on-line only. 




There are no size restrictions. However, if your piece needs installation or special handling, please contact us directly at


Applicant artists must reside in the state of Florida. Artists who live in Florida for half the year (snow birds) and students attending college level schools within the state are also eligible and considered residents by Indian River Clay.


  • All submitted pieces must meet the requirements outlined in this prospectus. Any accepted works that deviate from these parameters will be rejected and returned to the artist at the artist’s expense.
  • Each piece must be the work of the individual artist making the submission.
  • While IRC will treat each piece with care and respect, it is the responsibility of the artist to insure his/her work. By submitting work, the Artist holds IRC, Raw Space, their employees and volunteers harmless for any such loss or damage.
  • The jurying process will employ digital images provided by the artist. Such images must comply with the guidelines noted herein.
  • Upon acceptance into the exhibit, artists will receive instructions for shipping/delivering art to Indian River Clay.
  • Delivered art must coincide with the submitted digital images and must be in pristine condition,ready to install with an appropriate base if necessary. IRC will provide display pedestals.


  • Submit two digital images for each work, one full and one second view
  • Image format JPEG or PNG
  • Image dimensions should be no smaller that 750 px on the shortest side
  • Image size under 50 MB

Special Note: Indian River Clay encourages you to send the best quality image files you can. The images you send are the only representations of your work the juror will see when considering your entry. These files are also the ones used in advertising and printed materials. Photos should be in sharp focus, showing all edges, well-lit with correct color and no distortions. Again, the delivered work must match the digital files submitted or the work will not be accepted.


  • All work must be for sale. The artist must price every accepted piece.
  • IRC collects and pays sales tax, retains 35% commission from all sales and will pay the net proceeds due the artist by April 30, 2024. All such payments will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with their requirements.


Artists are responsible for the shipping and insuring of accepted work, both to and from the exhibit at their own cost. Details for shipping will be provided once the jurying process is completed. All packages must be shipped “Signature Required”. All art must remain on display through the duration of the exhibit.


By submitting artwork to this exhibition, Artists agree to loan their artwork to Indian River Clay for the time period described in this event prospectus and agree to permit Indian River Clay and Raw Space Gallery to use the images of their work as well as their artist statements in media, including print and online, without limitation.


•Call To Artists – August 15, 2023
•Application deadline – January 15, 2024
•Notification of Acceptance – January 31, 2024
•Artwork delivered to Indian River Clay –

  • Hand delivered: February 26 from 3 to 7 PM 
  • Shipped: February 19 through February 25, 2024

•Exhibit Opens/Artist’s Reception – March 1, 2024 from 5 to 8 PM
•Exhibit Closes – March 22, 2024
•Unsold work picked up on March 23, 2024 between 10 AM and 2 PM at Raw Space, 1795 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach, Florida
•Unsold shipped works packed and shipped by March 30, 2024


Indian River Clay
1239 16 th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960


Artist in consideration for being allowed to exhibit and display for sale work(s) of art owned by the undersigned at an exhibition sponsored by Indian River Clay at Raw Space Gallery hold harmless their respective officers, officials, directors, employees, agents and representatives of and from any and all loss and damage to and liability for the undersigned's work(s) of art (listed below) arising or resulting from any accidents or events occurring while such items are in the care of either Indian River Clay studio or Raw Space Gallery. The undersigned shall bear all risk of loss or damage to the below described work(s) of art.

Artist also agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the same parties named and identified in the preceding paragraph of and from any and all claims resulting from the loss or damage of any kind resulting to the undersigned's work(s) of art while such items are in the possession or control of any of the same said parties, and the undersigned will pay and/or reimburse any and all legal fees and/or expenses incurred by each and all of the said parties in defense of such claims.


Indian River Clay and Raw Space Gallery will exercise the same care with respect to the property exhibited as it does in safeguarding its own property but does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any work during the exhibit and related activities.

Each participating artist hereby agrees to release and hold Indian River Clay and its agents (including staff and volunteers) harmless from loss or damage to the artist or the artist’s work arising in any way from the exhibit or related activities. For purposes hereof, the phrase “loss or damage” includes, but is not limited to, theft, mistaken labeling, damage by a guest, Indian River Clay and Raw Space Gallery or their agents or damage due to environmental conditions including shipping and receiving.

Applicant artists must reside in the state of Florida. Artists who live in Florida for half the year (snow birds) and students attending college level schools within the state are also eligible and considered residents by Indian River Clay.