Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
19 Brick Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553
Entry Fee (Salad Days Residency Application): $25.00
The Salad Days Artist-in-Residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts is commissioned to produce 550 plates from indigenous earthenware for the Center’s annual Salad Days fundraising event – a community festival featuring locally sourced foods that draws hundreds of guests every year.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts is a small art residency center
located in mid-coast Maine. During the summer and fall months, artists
from across the country and beyond attend residencies at the Center that
vary in length from 1 to 6 weeks. During this time, artists live and
work alongside one another, sharing a large open-concept studio,
enjoying communal meals, and living on campus in shared or private
housing. The Salad Days artist holds a unique position at the Center,
with a focus on creating plates for Watershed's largest fundraiser of
The artist is selected by a jury in late winter prior to their residency
and resides at Watershed for four to six months (typically between
mid-May and mid-September), producing plates for the following year’s
Salad Days. During the residency, the Salad Days artist receives housing
in a private room, all meals, a large studio, free materials and
firings, and a stipend of $500.
Watershed provides opportunities for the Salad Days artist to sell work
at events and to exhibit in group shows. Salad Days artist plates gain
broad exposure being featured both in Watershed print and online
publications, and in local and regional press and advertisements.
To apply, please answer the following questions and submit 10 images of
your work. Include at least one image of a plate you have made.