Monday, February 17, 2020

the blue bottles

Mother, doula, artist & educator, gardener, tea room mistress... my life is full of passions which surround me in nature and beauty. The organic, sustainable, cruelty free, and carbon neutral elements of the Neal's Yard Remedies company and their products make this a better world. Which makes me feel pretty darn good stocking NYR at the Sugar Tree Cottage and my other places on Olive Street; and now I am offering their products for sale as an Independent Consultant.

Shopping through the personalized link they provided me will also help to support the On Olive Street project. Which I appreciate! Just click  here

(And oh those beautiful blue bottles! Be sure to look for lots of them around holding wildflowers and the like!)

Monday, February 10, 2020

how to apply for an artist residency

After looking around at how others do it, adapting a few things to better suit our situation, we have arrivived at an outline for applying for a residency on Olive Street!

Acceptance into a two-week residency will be determined through a jury process and will require a written letter of intent* (what work do you propose to do while an artist-in-residence, and how it will contribute to the Olive Street and/or Lakewood Theater community), along with a few digital images of recent work or professional website address.  The deadline for submission of an application will be February 10th prior to the spring you wish to attend (waived for this year due to my lateness in getting this out there), March 10th prior to the summer, or July 10th for autumn attendance.  Notification of your acceptance into a residency session will be made within 30 days of receipt of your application.

Following notification of your acceptance into a residency, you will receive a commitment form which will need to be signed and returned within 14 days along with a deposit check for $350.  This deposit is to hold your reservation as artist-in-residence and will be deducted from the cost of your residency.  It will also serve as a commitment on your behalf to attend, and therefore is not refundable.

The total cost to attend a two-week program (which includes lodging, studio space, and meals**) will be $1500 for summer residencies, $1000 for spring or autumn residencies.  Payment in full must be received no less than 15 days prior to your scheduled begin date.  Travel costs & arrangements, as well as the cost of art supplies will be the responsibility of the artist.

The summer season follows that of the theater, being mid-May to mid-September. Spring is mid-April to mid-May, and autumn is mid-September to mid-October. Full season residencies may be available. Please contact us for more information including pricing. 

*Please send your letter of intent to: The Olive Street Project c/o Dawnella Sutton PO Box 51 Edgecomb, Maine 04556

**Continental style breakfast delivered to your accomodations, lunch & dinner in community kitchen at the Tower House (4 Olive Street)