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Get Yourself to an Artist Residency!

Posted on: July 18th, 2018

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Monday, August 13

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library (601 NW Wall St, Bend)

Appetizers and drinks provided.

This is a free event. No RSVP necessary.

 

Do you need time away from distractions to finish a project? Or maybe space to rest and reflect about your creative practice? Have you wanted to apply to a residency but haven’t found the time or resources to do it? What prevents you and other artists and other creatives of color from getting into residencies?

 

For people of color, the ability to navigate the world as an artist or creative can be even more challenging due to institutional barriers and lack of visibility, resources, or recognition of the work as valuable. If you ever wanted to get into a residency and needed support in doing so, here is a chance to learn from other artists of color about Caldera’s Artists in Residence (AiR) program and more!

 

This event, organized by artists, cultural organizers, and previous Caldera residents, Luann Algoso and Patricia Vazquez, will explore what it means for people of color to take up space at artist residencies. We will hear from a panel of previous Caldera residents about their experiences going through the application process, how they spent their time during residency, and what the benefits and downsides were to attending residency. After the panel discussion, we will lead a brief workshop to share tips and suggestions to best prepare your application to Caldera and other artist residencies.

 

Panelists include:

Luann Algoso, writer and cultural worker
Jason Graham/MOWO, visual and performing artist
Sharita Towne, mixed media artist
Patricia Vazquez, mixed-media artist

 

Artists, activists, performers, musicians, designers, writers, culinary artists, and all creatives are welcome!

If you have questions about this event, please contact Maesie Speer at Maesie.Speer@CalderaArts.org.

 

This event is supported by a Community Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation.

 

Central Oregon Stories of Change

Posted on: June 11th, 2018

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Get Yourself to Caldera! Taking up space in residencies

Posted on: June 7th, 2018

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Thursday, June 28

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Milepost 5 (8155 NE Oregon St, Portland)

Appetizers and drinks provided.

This is a free event. No RSVP necessary.

 

Have you been needing time away from distractions to finish a project? Or maybe space to rest and reflect about your creative practice? Have you been wanting to apply to a residency and haven’t found the time or resources to do it? What prevents you and other artists and other creatives of color from getting into residencies?

 

For people of color, the ability to navigate the world as an artist or creative can be even more challenging due to institutional barriers and lack of visibility, resources, or recognition of the work as valuable. If you ever wanted to get into a residency and needed support in doing so, here is a chance to learn from other artists of color about Caldera’s Artists in Residence (AiR) program and more!

 

This event, organized by artists, cultural organizers, and previous Caldera residents, Luann Algoso and Patricia Vazquez, will explore what it means for people of color to take up space at artist residencies. We will hear from a panel of previous Caldera residents about their experiences going through the application process, how they spent their time during residency, and what the benefits and downsides were to attending residency. After the panel discussion, we will lead a brief workshop to share tips and suggestions to best prepare your application to Caldera and other artist residencies. Artists, musicians, writers, scientists, activists and all creatives are welcome!

 

Panelists include:

Sharita Towne, mixed-media artist
Mic Crenshaw, hip hop artist
Michelle Fujii, performing artist
Demian DinéYazhi’, mixed-media artist
Daniela del Mar, letterpress printer and bookbinder

 

Appetizers and drinks provided. Before the panel and workshop, we’ll have a mixer with music provided by LaPaushi.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Luann Algoso at writtenbyluann@gmail.com or Patricia Vazquez at patricia.vazqg@gmail.com.

 

This event is supported by a Community Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation.

 

March Open Studios

Posted on: January 3rd, 2018

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Caldera’s Artists in Residence — Open Studios March 2018

 

Saturday, March 24

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Coffee and snacks will be served. Program begins at 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

 

Join Caldera for an afternoon of art and conversation with our January 2018 Artists in Residence. Experience the power of creativity in the warmth of our Arts Center while dynamic and diverse artists, as well as our students, share their work.

 

Featuring:

Amna Ahmad, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

Nika Blasser, Visual Arts (Pendleton, OR)

Tamar Ettun, Performing Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

Leora Fridman, Literary Arts (Berkeley, CA)

Jason Graham, Visual/Performing Arts (Bend, OR)

Sarah María Medina, Literary Arts (Seattle, WA)

Heather Sparks, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Please see our 2018 Roster for information about the artists.

 

Caldera Arts Center

31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97759

To reach our Arts Center, take Hwy. 20 to the Suttle Lake turnoff (16 miles west of Sisters). Follow the road two miles to the Caldera gate and continue through to the Hearth Building.

Public Writing Workshop with AiR Leora Fridman

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018

Devotional Writing with Leora Fridman

Saturday, March 17, 12 p.m.–2 p.m.

Sisters Library, 110 N. Cedar St.

In a time of competing crises and political chaos, it can be hard to know where to focus our attentions, how to steer our ship in a way that feels directed and clear. Our minds are so often fragmented, distracted, full of anxiety. In this evening with writer, artist, and educator Leora Fridman, we’ll talk about Devotion — a word that has fallen out of fashion but that has a lot to teach us in this time. We’ll look specifically at devotion in writing, turning to examples of contemporary experimental writers including Laynie Browne and Rachel Zucker for writing exercises that give us examples of what it means to devote ourselves, and through writing, develop practices that help us devote ourselves more broadly, as opposed to tuning out and detaching.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Register via www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar
Presented in partnership with Deschutes Public Library.

 

Leora Fridman is a writer and educator, author of My Fault (Cleveland State University Press, 2016) in addition to five chapbooks, and is currently at work on an essay collection. A 2017 Writer in Residence at Alley Cat Books, her poems, prose and translations appear or are forthcoming in the Rumpus, Tricycle Magazine, Temporary Art Review, Open Space, Denver Quarterly, jubilat and jacket2. Leora holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers and from Brown University, and has taught in universities, homes and community organizations across the country.

You can also hear from Leora and the other March AiR at our public Open Studios event on March 17. Click here for more info. 

February Open Studios

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018

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Caldera’s Artists in Residence — Open Studios February 2018

 

Saturday, February 24

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Coffee and snacks will be served. Program begins at 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

 

Join Caldera for an afternoon of art and conversation with our January 2018 Artists in Residence. Experience the power of creativity in the warmth of our Arts Center while dynamic and diverse artists, as well as our students, share their work.

 

Featuring:

Eroyn Franklin, Literary Arts (Seattle, WA)

Michelle Fujii, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)

Tessa Hulls, Visual Arts (Port Townsend, WA)

Bill Cravis, Visual Arts (Bend, OR)

Ryan Sullivan, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Nina Vichayapai, Visual Arts (San Bruno, CA)

Jessica Yen, Literary Arts (Portland, OR)

 

Please see our 2018 Roster for information about the artists.

We hope you will also join us for the final 2018 Open Studios on Saturday, March 24.

 

Caldera Arts Center

31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97759

To reach our Arts Center, take Hwy. 20 to the Suttle Lake turnoff (16 miles west of Sisters). Follow the road two miles to the Caldera gate and continue through to the Hearth Building.

Public Writing Workshop with Eroyn Franklin

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018

Healthcare Comics: Educate, heal and connect through comics with Eroyn Franklin

Saturday, February 17, 12 p.m.–2 p.m.

East Bend Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd.

In this workshop, you will make your own one-page comic that highlights a medical experience that affected you as a patient, caregiver, or medical professional. This workshop will help you tell your story, which can be a path towards personal healing, helping others understand a condition, or showing a new perspective on a healthcare experience. This class is accessible to all skill levels since we will use simple shapes to create drawings and tell stories in our own voices. The first two hours will be workshop, and the last hour will be optional studio time for participants to continue working on their projects with support from Eroyn.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Register via www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar
Presented in partnership with Deschutes Public Library.

 

Eroyn Franklin has been making comics for the last decade and has written many short works and two graphic novels, Detained and Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory. She sees stories and images, not as two separate parts, but elements that are intrinsically tied and act as one language. She learned this language from her sister, Tory Franklin, who is also a visual storyteller and a vital influence. They grew up blending their personal and creative worlds–so homes became art venues, friendships turned into collectives, and arts organizing led Eroyn to co-found Short Run Seattle, an arts nonprofit. That fundamental belief in intertwining community and art drove her to seek collaborations with her partner, sister, and many friends. Whether making things alone or in tandem, she moves fluidly between mediums and sizes ranging from miniature books to public art.

You can also hear from Eroyn and the other February AiR at our public Open Studios event on February 24. Click here for more info. 

January Open Studios

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018

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Public Writing Workshop with Leland Cheuk

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018

Defying Expectations: Bringing the Funny to Fiction with Leland Cheuk.

Saturday, January 20, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St.

Now more than ever, readers need a laugh. At its core, comedy is an art of defying expectations, and all writers, whether you’re interested in writing comedy or not, benefit from defying expectations. This course will deconstruct funny scenes and passages in recent fiction and use these examples as guides to help you bring the funny to your work and defy the expectations of your readers. 

This workshop is free and open to the public. Register via www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar
Presented in partnership with Deschutes Public Library.

 

Leland Cheuk, a MacDowell Colony fellow, authored The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong (CCLaP, 2015), a novel, and Letters from Dinosaurs (Thought Catalog, 2016), stories. His work has been covered in VICE, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and appears or is forthcoming in Salon, Catapult, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Leland teaching fiction workshops at  the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute and the New York Writers Coalition. He lives in Brooklyn.

You can also hear from Leland and the other January AiR at our public Open Studios event on January 27. Click here for more info. 

Annual Portland Alumni Party

Posted on: December 6th, 2017

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