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Photography Apprentices Show

Posted on: December 21st, 2011

Photography Apprentices Show

Caldera’s photography apprentices have a show happening right now at Blue Sky Gallery. The show will be up for the rest of December, so make sure to check it out.

Blue Sky Gallery is located at 122 NW 8th Avenue. They are open Tuesday through Sunday 12-5 pm and closed on Mondays.

Education: The Power of Art

Posted on: December 14th, 2011

 

By Turiya Autry

Caldera uses the power of the arts every day helping Oregon middle school students in both Portland and Central Oregon. Administrators, counselors and teachers at our partner schools help us identify struggling students with limited access to the arts. Once we start working with a student, we commit to working with him or her through high school graduation and beyond.

The energy behind this dynamic program comes from our middle school mentors, Amy Burtelow and Jon Larsen. Serving Middle School students in Portland and Central Oregon, the mentors work in schools during school hours. Caldera serves five Portland schools including HB Lee Middle School, Jason Lee Middle School, SEI Academy, Open Meadow Middle School and Peninsula Middle School. In Central Oregon, we serve students at Obsidian Middle School, Pilot Butte Middle School, Terrabonne Middle School, Redmond Middle School, and Madras Middle School.

Holding down the fort in Central Oregon is Amy Burtelow. Amy has worked with youth in many settings, including the wilderness, public schools, and youth employment programs. She believes that having fun is essential to learning, and she loves to both teach and learn through experiential, hands-on activities. Amy also has a professional background in environmental science and ecology, and she enjoys being outdoors & learning about nature as a way to explore and connect to a sense of place. Amy will be holding weekly classes in our Central Oregon Arts Partner schools and providing fun weekend outings for our Central Oregon High School students!

Jon Larsen has worked with youth in many settings in the last 14 years, including the wilderness, public schools, and International service work organizations. He believes every student deserves the opportunity to express themselves. Jon loves traveling to other countries, reading, and rock climbing. His favorite art medium is ceramics. His mother is his most inspirational person. If he could travel anywhere he would go to the Amazon Jungle to take pictures. Favorite Quote from Richard Bach: “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
Stay tuned for our feature on the High School and Apprentice Mentors, Julie Keefe and Billy Miller in next month’s newsletter!

 

Artists in Residence: 2012 Open Studios Announced

Posted on: December 14th, 2011

By Katie Weinstein

Three Saturdays a year Caldera, Artist in Residence participants open their studios for the community to come peek inside and experience the artistic process. These Open Studios give the public an intimate look at the artistic process of 15 exceptional professional artists including poets, filmmakers, and dancers from across the country. The Caldera Open Studios are free and open to the public January 28, February 25, and March 24 from 1-3 PM.

Upcoming Open Studios for 2012 are January 28, February 25, and March 24, from 1-3 P.M. Open Studios take place in Caldera’s beautiful Arts Center at Blue Lake, just west of the town of Sisters, Oregon.

Open Studios showcase the works-in-progress of artists who have been awarded four-week stays at Blue Lake through Caldera’s Artist in Residence program. The artists, who have been selected through an application and jurying process, stay in a private cottage during their residency and work in a studio or work space at Caldera’s Arts Center.

Featured January artists are poet J. Hope Stein, visual artist Ann Lovett, writer Ben Moorad, visual Artist, and dancer collaboration Suniti Dernovsek/ David Stein, and visual artist Jerry Monteith. February artists include poet Harvey Hix, visual artist Erin Beaver, writer Leanne Hall, performer Kate Sanderson Holly, and visual artist Erik Peterson. March presents poet Ahimsa Bodhran, composer and musician Sean Frenette, writer Kristin Steel, fiber artist Jerry Flom, and photographer/installation artist/filmmaker Vanessa Renwick.

On January 28, February 25, and March 24 studios will be open for self-guided tours as well as scheduled talks with the artists at 1:20 P.M. Enjoy refreshments and a warm fire in Caldera’s Hearth Arts Center as part of the Open Studio tradition. These events are informal, friendly, and often surprising. Each month will be a different experience!

In addition to the Open Studio events, some artists in Caldera’s Residency Program contribute to Caldera’s Youth Program by visiting students in classrooms throughout Central Oregon. In addition, some of the artists in the program create workshops and presentations for the Central Oregon community.

To learn more about the 2012 roster of artists, click here.

Caldera is currently hiring an Artist in Residence Program Manager.

Posted on: December 9th, 2011

Caldera is currently hiring an Artist in Residence Program Manager.

The Artist in Residence Program Manager oversees all activities related to Caldera’s Artist in Residence Program, including special outreach activities, curated residencies, and development of a new alumnae program.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a professional teaching/working artist with strong administrative experience.  This position requires a person who is a flexible, detail-oriented, self-motivated problem-solver. Applicant must have minimum 2 years experience working with diverse groups in the education and arts worlds and possess deep knowledge and experience of careers in creative fields.

Caldera does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, disability, sex, religion, marital status or national origin. Send resume and cover letter to caldera@calderaarts.org. NO CALLS PLEASE. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The job description is located on our jobs page.

Caldera is currently hiring an Executive Assistant / Office Administrator.

Posted on: December 9th, 2011

Caldera is currently hiring an Executive Assistant / Office Administrator.

The Executive Assistant / Office Administrator oversees all office and administration functions related to Caldera’s office in Portland.  This position will support the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a person who enjoys the variety of tasks related to keeping an office functioning smoothly, has experience supporting executive positions, and is a flexible, detail-oriented, self-motivated problem-solver.

Caldera does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, disability, sex, religion, marital status or national origin. Send resume and cover letter to caldera@calderaarts.org. NO CALLS PLEASE. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The job description is located on our jobs page.