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A Day in Paradise Artist Projects

Posted on: October 8th, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 12 p.m.–10 p.m. (Various times for each project)
Locations: Throughout Portland

Fallen Fruit of Portland will curate eight Oregon-based artists’ projects for A Day in Paradise. Each of these projects speak to Fallen Fruit of Portland’s themes in work that varies in media and materials. Confirmed artists and their bios are below.


Natalie Ball, Chiloquin: “War Hoop Flash Mob”
2 p.m. at Portland Art Museum

Natalie will facilitate War Hooping as used in battle by Native Americans across the country. Also known as a battle cry, Lii-Lii is a vocal projection used for intimidation, celebration, and energy charge. Women use Lii-Lii which is a tongue/vocal projection that is LOUD! They still do them today. Natalie will bring people from her tribe to do Lii-Lii, but everyone in the attendance will be invited to participate with them.


Bruce Conkle:  “Paradise Lost.”
6 p.m.–8 p.m. RACC building (411 NW Park Avenue)

Bruce Conkle has created apple inspired drawings from history, mythology, and pop culture. He will electronically and astrally project these images outdoors on a large wall along the Park Blocks and invite audience members to make images for projection. 


Bill Cravis, Bend: “A Monument for Bicyclists”
Noon–4 p.m. at South Park Blocks by the equestrian statue of Theodore Roosevelt across from Portland Art Museum

Portland bicyclists become temporary “living statues” in the South Parks neighborhood, alongside the equestrian statue of Theodore Roosevelt. A small replica of the concrete plinth supporting the Roosevelt statue will be placed near to the original. Bicyclists will be invited to become temporary “living statues” atop the miniature plinth, which will be photographed. These urban bicyclists will be displayed as today’s heroes – contemporary mavericks who play an active role in reducing the threat of global climate change. Photos will be placed online so that participants can download them.


Tahni Holt, Portland: “apples & pomegranates”
1 p.m. & 3 p.m. at Portland Art Museum

Building on the mythological idea of Eve eating the apple in the Garden of Eden, this is a solo dance performance that walks the fault line between rejected female stereotypes and embodied expression, wrestling with first impressions, assumptions and associations, motherhood, sensationalism, emotionality, sexuality, an image/time-bound body, and the body in the present moment.


Aaron Lish, Bend: “Sweet Nothings and Other Stories.”
Noon–5 p.m. at the Willamette Riverfront trail on SW Ankeny (near sewer pump station)

To celebrate the Willamette River, the public is invited to share stories, poetry, songs, etc. with the River as receiver / audience. There will be an installation at the Riverwalk overlook just south of the Saturday Market that will conduct your voices down to the water. The site is right near the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain, which memorializes the names of those who helped make Portland what it is today. But the Willamette River is not on that list of names. “Sweet Nothings and Other Stories” has been created to celebrate the River in a new and different way, where your sharing is a form of gift to the River.


Jess Perlitz, Portland: “Rock moving rocks”
11 a.m.–4 p.m. along the Eastbank Esplanade, over Tillikum Crossing, and ending at Portland Art Museum

For a day, the artist will be a rock and will move other rocks, engaging with the surrounding world. Inspired by landscape and landscaping, landmarks and monuments, natural disaster and our never-ending attempts for control, this piece will be an action that unfolds over the course of 5 hours. The rock will have arms and legs available so that it may move other similar objects, rest, and engage with people as needed. The rock does not talk. But it does try to communicate through music, action, and presence.


DeAngelo Raines, Portland: “The Right Hand of Fellowship”
Noon–4 p.m. in the South Park Blocks near Lincoln Statue

With the belief that barriers to identification can be overcome, DeAngelo Raines proposes a performative social engagement installation to exhibit multiple handshakes from seven different archetypes of the adult African-American male.


Central Oregon Student Showcase – May 14

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015


52 Bottles Of Wine On The Wall

Posted on: January 30th, 2015


Start your own personal wine collection or add to your established cellar with the help of Friends of Caldera. An impressive variety of bottles will keep you happily swirling, sniffing and sipping all year long. To keep your wine at the perfect temperature, it will be stored in climate-controlled storage facilities at Willamette Wine Storage.


The collection includes 52 bottles of wine, with highlights such as:

– 1998–2003 Silver Oak, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Flight

– 1999 Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

– 2007 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage

– 2009 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

– 2009 Gérard Raphet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

– 2010 Domaine du Galet des Papes à Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Vieilles Vignes” Magnum

– Taittinger Prélude, Grand Cru Brut NV Champagne

– Six months of wine storage at Willamette Wine Storage


Courtesy of Caldera Board of Directors, Custom Wine Marketing, LLC, Myron Redford & Vikki Wetle, Willamette Wine Storage



Central Oregon Getaway

Posted on: January 30th, 2015


Get away from it all for a long weekend of hiking, rock climbing or just relaxing at this idyllic family ranch home set near Smith Rock, Oregon. The meandering Crooked River and views of the Cascade Range provide an idyllic backdrop to your getaway.  Spend an evening out in Sisters, dining at The Source Weekly’s Restaurant of the Year, Jen’s Garden, with a $100 gift certificate.


Package includes:

– $100 gift certificate to Jen’s Garden

– Long-weekend stay for up to 10

– One bedroom with double bed

– One bedroom with two twin beds

– Four beds in communal front room

– Two beds in outside bunkhouse (best during warm weather)


Based on mutually agreed-upon date. Not available during spring break in March.


Courtesy of Peter Schoonmaker & Megan Brooke, Jen’s Garden



Winemakers Tour, Tasting, and Dinner

Posted on: January 30th, 2015


Savor the panoramic views and award-winning wines from Ponzi’s stunning contemporary new winery and tasting room following a tour of their state-of-the-art production facility.  You and five guests will soak up the beauty, grace and history of one of Oregon’s oldest and most knowledgeable winemaking families, nestled in the rolling hills of Willamette Valley Wine country, just south of Portland.


Following the tour and tasting, your group will be treated to a seasonally inspired dinner at nearby Dundee Bistro, where food and wine complement each other in a relaxed and artistic atmosphere.


Topping off the package are three bottles of Ponzi Vineyards wine, which you can enjoy in your home to whet your taste buds before the tour and tasting.


Package includes:

– Wine tour and tasting at Ponzi Vineyards for six individuals

– Seasonally inspired dinner at the Dundee Bistro

– Three bottles of Ponzi Vineyards wine

– Limousine transportation to/from vineyards


Based on mutually agreed-upon date. Limousine has service has a six-hour time limit.


Courtesy of the Ponzi Family and Lucky Limousine



Ultimate Sports Fanatic Package

Posted on: January 30th, 2015


Are you the ultimate sports fanatic? Show your team colors by attending some of the best games the Northwest can provide. Root for the Trail Blazers as they play the Houston Rockets from your 100-level section tickets at the Moda Center on March 11, 2015, complete with parking and a $120 Club Level food credit. You will also be front and center for all the soccer excitement when you and three of your friends watch a 2015 season Timbers and 2015 season Thorns game from center field at Providence Park.


Package includes:

– Four 100-level tickets for Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets home game: March 11, 2015. Tickets include parking and a $120 Club Level food credit

– Four KeyClub section tickets to see the Timbers during a 2015 season home game, mutually agreed-upon dates based on availability

– Four tickets to see the Thorns during a 2015 season home game, mutually agreed-upon dates based on availability


Courtesy of Brown & Brown Northwest, KeyBank, and Tim Chapman & Wells Fargo Bank



One-Of-A-Kind Caldera Fire Opal Pendant and Earrings

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

Elia_certificates_Page_10From the outback of Australia to Portland, Oregon, an exquisite boutique Yowah matrix opal is the centerpiece of a custom-made pendant designed and created by Trios’ Studio exclusively for Caldera. The pendant exudes bright fire, which is complemented by Mexican fire opal accent stones, surrounded by solid gold elements. “When I looked at this opal, it reminded me of a Caldera with the red-and-orange fire breaking through the crust,” says Deborah Spencer, co-owner of Trios’ Studio. The Yowah opal pendant is supported by an oxidized sterling silver chain, ready to enhance any neckline.


Complementing this necklace is a pair of earrings made of matching oxidized sterling silver with 22K gold and Mexican fire opals. They also have a special feature: they’re adjustable. They can be worn as a simple hoop, dressed up with the dangling opals at one inch, or if you are feeling really exotic, they can be lengthened to two inches. These earrings are the perfect complement to the fiery Caldera necklace.


Package includes:

– Fire opal pendant necklace

– Matching adjustable fire opal earrings


Courtesy of Deborah Spencer & Trios’ Studio





Scottish Highlands Retreat

Posted on: January 30th, 2015



“Picturesque and spectacular. . . experience of a lifetime!”

—Robert Stoll, former guest


Six couples will live like royalty for a week when staying at Kilmartin Hall, an historic manor house located only 15 minutes from the town of Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness. This family home was enlarged and improved in the design of a traditional Scottish Highlands shooting lodge in 1825, and it stands on 50 acres surrounded by lawns and bedded gardens. While at Kilmartin Hall, all meals and beverages are provided and served by the home’s world-class caretakers, William and Margaret. You will also have access to the finest golf courses, castle tours, and traditional bagpipe entertainment. At Loch Ness, you might even catch a glimpse of Nessie herself.


Package includes:

– One-week stay for up to six couples

– Your own private butler, William, and chef, Margaret, to take care of your every need

– Meals, wine and spirits

– Scottish entertainment and sightseeing

– Car rental/taxi and transportation to and from the nearest airport (Inverness)


No airfare provided. Mutually agreed-upon dates based on availability.


Courtesy of Bill & Jane Furman




Dinner Party on the W+K Rooftop

Posted on: January 30th, 2015



Host the dinner party of your dreams at Wieden+Kennedy. Designed by Allied Architecture and featured in Portlandia, the Wieden+Kennedy sixth-floor rooftop deck overlooks the city with exquisite views of Mt. Hood, downtown Portland and the surrounding hills. You and your guests will dine on culinary creations provided by the renowned Portland restaurant Andina, famous for its nuevo Peruvian cuisine. Enjoy your own private performance by The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, who are continuing the family musical tradition with flare.


Package includes:

– Dinner and fine wines for 20

– Catered by Andina

– Special performance by The von Trapps


Based on mutually agreed-upon date between September 1 – September 15, 2015.


Courtesy of the Platt Family, owners of Andina, The von Trapps and Wieden+Kennedy




Roman Holiday

Posted on: January 30th, 2015



“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

—Saint  Ambrose


Four people will enjoy Roman life for one week while residing in a 1,600-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment featured in a New York Times “Great Homes” article. This apartment, located in a 14th-century Roman palazzo, is furnished with oriental rugs over hardwood floors and features fine Italian antiques. During your stay, walk to famous Roman landmarks from the apartment such as: the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Vatican.


Package includes:

– Business class airfare for two from Portland to Rome on Delta Air Lines

– One week stay; up to four guests

– Air-conditioned apartment completely equipped with: telephone, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, Internet, TV, stereo and all kitchen and linen supplies


Subject to availability from August 1 to August 30, 2015, and January 4 to March 19, 2016. For best choices, schedule this vacation well in advance. The apartment is on the third floor above the street level; there is no elevator.


Courtesy of Barre & Robert Stoll, Delta Air Lines