call for artists: Salad Days Residency @ Watershed

Salad Days Artist Residency: 2022-23
Deadline: February 15, 2022 Fee (USD): $25.00
Every year, Watershed commissions an artist to create handmade earthenware plates or shallow bowls for our annual Salad Days fundraiser. The celebration draws nearly 500 people to Watershed’s campus, with the plates serving as the event’s primary feature. Salad Days also includes a pottery sale of work by artists from around the country, campus tours, artist demos, and much more.
The Salad Days Artist is selected by a panel of professional artists in consultation with Watershed’s staff. The Artist spends seven months from September to April at Watershed producing 450 plates or shallow bowls for the following summer’s Salad Days. They are also commissioned to create approximately 30 small functional or decorative pieces for Watershed’s sustained giving donors. Work is produced in terracotta and is fired in Watershed’s kilns.
During the residency, the Artist receives free housing, a meal allowance, a large studio, free materials and firings, and a stipend of $4000. Additionally, the Artist has the opportunity to showcase and sell work at Watershed events during their time in residence. Watershed also provides lodging for the Salad Days Artist when they return for the Salad Days event.
The 2022-23 Salad Days Artist residency runs from September 12, 2022 through April 15, 2023, with the Salad Days fundraiser scheduled for the second weekend in July, 2023. Due to the pandemic, Salad Days 2023 may include in-person and online components.
Full Details HERE.