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Call to Artists: Form & Fire A Juried Contemporary Clay Exhibit

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Call to Artists: Form & Fire A Juried Contemporary Clay Exhibit


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.

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, art museum, world-class resorts and the Indian River Clay.

Indian River Clay is a 501C3 non-profit studio 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. Bringing a high-quality clay art exhibition to the area has created much excitement and anticipation, and we invite you to be a part of it.

The exhibit is open to artists residing in the state of Florida.
Janeen Mason, Juror

Janeen Mason is a noted artist, curator, author, illustrator, speaker and arts advocate based on Florida’s Treasure Coast, where she has curated 50 exhibits since joining The Lighthouse Art Center in 2016 and ten for the State of Florida’s official galleries in Tallahassee. As an avid champion for the arts, Janeen has served in appointed positions under three governors, advising on matters regarding arts and culture as a board member for Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Citizens for Florida Arts and as a member of the Florida Department of State’s Strategic Panning Task Force under the Division of Cultural Affairs.

Janeen’s fine art has been featured in solo exhibits at galleries and museums throughout Florida and is part of the permanent collections at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida. Private collectors include S. Kent Rockwell, the late Burt Reynolds and Reba McIntire. Janeen has published sixteen children’s books that have garnered ten industry awards and won the affection and favor of booksellers, libraries, schools and families nationwide. Her latest book, Counting the Days, was published in June, 2019.

About Raw Space Gallery:
1795 Old Dixie Hwy
Vero Beach, Florida

Located in Vero Beach, Florida, the 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 American audiences. Founder Silvia Medina and her team believe in the power of art to inspire and transform lives.

Application Fee:
– $30 for one piece. $10 each per 2 additional pieces for a total of 3 pieces.
– $30 for Indian River Clay members for up to 3 pieces total.
*Application fees are non-refundable*

Size Restrictions:
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

-All submitted pieces must meet the requirements outlined in the prospectus. Any accepted works that deviate from these parameters will be rejected and returned to the artist at the artist’s expense. While IRC will treat each piece with care and respect, IRC will be held blameless for any damage to the art. It is the responsibility to the artist to insure his/her work.
– The included labels must be securely attached to each piece of art.
– Delivered art must coincide with the submitted digital files and must be in pristine condition, ready to install with an appropriate base if necessary. IRC will provide display pedestals.
-The jurying process will employ digital files provided by the artist.

Digital Format Guidelines:
-Submit two digital images for each work, one frontal and one detail
-File format JPEG or PDF
-File dimensions 1200 pixels or greater on longest side
– File size under 5 MB
-Upon acceptance into the exhibit, artists will receive instructions for shipping/delivering art to Indian River Clay

Sales and Commissions:
-All work must be for sale. IRC will collect and file sales tax for all sold pieces.
-The artist will receive 65% for each sale. IRC and Raw Space will retain 35% .
Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of all unsold art. Artists are responsible for shipping and insuring of accepted work, both to and from the exhibit. Details for shipping will be provided once the jurying process is completed. All packages must be shipped “Signature Required”.
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.
By submitting your artwork to this exhibition, you agree to loan your artwork to Indian River Clay for the time period described in the event prospectus. You understand that the cost of insuring and shipping this artwork to IRC in Vero Beach, FL, as well as the cost to insure and ship it back to you at the end of the exhibition are your responsibility. You further agree to permit the images and/or detail images of your work as well as your artist statement to be used in media, including print and online to advertise the exhibition.

Please note: Indian River Clay collects and pays sales tax. Artists will receive 65% on the sale of their work and Indian River Clay/Raw Space receives 35% commission.

All art must remain on display through the duration of the exhibit.

​Indian River Clay
1239 16th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960

•Call To Artists: November 1, 2022
•Applications due: January 31, 2023
•Notification of Acceptance: February 12, 2023
•Artwork delivered to Indian River Clay: February 27, 2023 through March 1, 2023
•Exhibit Opens/Artist’s Reception: March 3, 2023
•Exhibition Closes: March 31, 2023
•Hand Delivered Pick Up Date: April 1, 2023- 10am to 2pm at Raw Space, 1795 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach
•Unsold works packed and shipped by April 7, 2023

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