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Get Your Rodeo On

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

Get ready to spend the weekend in Sisters, Oregon for a real western adventure!  At our September 27th Portland Stories of Change fundraiser, we’ll auction off the opportunity for twenty lucky couples to spend two nights, Friday and Saturday, June 7-9, 2013 at the Caldera Arts Center enjoying nature at it’s best with hosts Priscilla and Dan Wieden.

Upon arrival at Caldera on Blue Lake, guests will settle into their rooms, followed by a welcome party with local wines and appetizers served in the Hearth Center’s Great Hall. Guests will be then be shuttled to a nearby restaurant for dinner.  The day wraps up with s’mores around the campfire at Caldera under the stars before bed.

Saturday morning, following breakfast, guests will be shuttled a short distance to Sisters, Oregon to enjoy the Sisters Rodeo Parade and take in shopping before the rodeo. Guests will then be taken to the rodeo for an afternoon of bucking horses, bull riding, barrel racing, and real cowboys and cowgirls! It’s an afternoon like no other as you will have premium seats to witness all the action. Following the rodeo, you will be transported to the Davis Miracle Farm in Tumalo. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the patio overlooking the mountains, play bocci ball and tour the art collection in the main house. Guests will then be escorted to dinner in the Miracle Barn for a down home country barbecue, fine local wines, and country music. Throughout the evening, you will be able to enjoy learning some new moves on the dance floor with line dance lessons being given throughout the evening. With the sun setting, if the moon is visible, guests can stroll over to the observatory to focus in on the moon and maybe some planets. Everyone will be then be shuttled back to Caldera for a well deserved sleep!

Sunday morning after continental breakfast, guests are welcome to tour the Caldera Arts Center and learn more about our amazing arts and environmental educational immersion for youth.

The value of this weekend? Priceless!!

Arist in Residence Program Hard at Work

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

Each year Caldera’s Artist in Residence (AiR) program collaborates with top national and international artists. And while the residency itself takes place during the winter months (including the Open Studios in January, February, and March), Summer means our AiR team is busy finding the best and brightest to take part. Currently, 15 panelists are at work reviewing almost 100 applications submitted for our upcoming residency positions. In mid-September, panelists will meet and make their final selections. Shortly thereafter, AiR will announce the 15 artists who will participate as 2013 Caldera residents.

This year AiR is doing more than just finding the right applicants. AiR has recently launched outreach projects to alumni. This outreach will create a program that not only can better promote the amazing work of its alumni but also give those alumni opportunities to work more closely with Caldera youth. Part of this outreach includes the circulation of the first-ever Caldera AiR Alumni Newsletter that features opportunities to get involved with Caldera and keeps them up to date on Caldera and one another’s activities. AiR has also created a new page on the Caldera website called Alumni Connect where alumni events, awards, exhibits, performances, etc. will be posted and linked to social media. Another piece to the program is the development of an email list-serv for alumni to network with one another.  If you are a Caldera residency alum and have not connected, please email our AiR Manager, Elizabeth Quinn.

Caldera looks forward to years of sharing and working together with its alumni.