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Development & Events Manager

Posted on: January 31st, 2019

At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year round art and environmental programs. Our Youth Program provides students from Portland and Central Oregon with long-term mentoring that nurtures individual creativity, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. Caldera weaves the arts, nature, and personal expression into powerful work that ignites self-expression and allows young people to be creative changes agents in their lives and communities.

Position Title: Development & Events Manager
Supervisor: Interim Director of Advancement (to be filled)
Full time (37.5 hrs/week) 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday–Friday
Portland office, 1227 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209
Anticipated Start-date: February 18, 2019
Compensation: $47,000–$52,000 annually, exempt. Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement matching, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.

Equity & Inclusion
We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression. We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Description
The Development & Events Manager is responsible for the execution and management of Caldera’s individual giving programs, including donor cultivation events/fundraisers, bi-annual fundraising appeals, event-specific corporate sponsorships, and in-kind gifts. Reporting to the Interim Director of Advancement, this position will support Caldera’s individual donor fundraising efforts – including overall donor stewardship and recognition; event committee coordination and facilitation; prospect research and tracking; donor correspondence and record-keeping; database supervision and donor data analysis; and direct mail initiatives. Other duties include playing a key role in the development of fundraising strategy, developing donor-facing communications materials with the support of the Development & Communications Associate; preparing funding materials and requests; and completing applications and reports for event-specific sponsorships.

As as a collaborative and critical member of the Advancement team, this position manages the specific database responsibilities of the Development & Communications Associate, as well as additional database contractors, and provides overall fundraising support for the Interim Director of Advancement and Executive Director, as needed.

Specific Responsibilities

Individual Giving – Solicitation, Communications, and Stewardship (45%)

  • Execute donor cultivation strategy and master calendar of individual giving initiatives and fundraising events
  • Implement strategies to recruit new donors, retain/engage current donors, cultivate lapsed donors, and increase overall giving to meet and exceed annual fundraising goals
  • Manage donor-facing communication projects, including strategizing design direction and generating copy/assets for annual reports, brochures, event invitations, fundraising specific newsletter content, and other print and digital communications pieces to support individual giving efforts; work with Development & xCommunications Associate on dissemination plan and communications timeline, as needed
  • Manage relevant mailings for fundraising, donor stewardship, and cultivation and oversee Development & Communications Associate in support of these efforts
  • Assist the Director of Advancement/Executive Director with identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and tracking of prospects; strategize and work with the Director of Advancement and Executive Director to implement cultivation techniques to inspire prospective supporters to become donors
  • Attend select donor meetings and play active role in donor stewardship at all Caldera meetings and events

Special Events Management and Related Sponsorships (45%)

  • Organize Caldera’s annual fundraising galas, including liaising with event producer, vendors, and sponsors; organizing and facilitating event committee meetings; managing the creation and design direction of event-specific communications pieces
  • Manage corporate sponsorship solicitation and reporting; generate, submit, and track corporate sponsorship applications and reports; update and maintain sponsorship benefits packet; solicit and track in-kind contributions
  • Work with Development & Communications Associate to create event-specific direct mail and email lists from the donor database (Raiser’s Edge); coordinate and track event attendance
  • Create donor follow-up lists for thank you calls and emails; work with Advancement Director and Executive Director to create implementation plan; conduct outreach/follow-up via phone and email to donors

Donor Database (10%)

  • Oversee Development & Communications Associate and/or any additional database contractors in database entry, gift processing systems, report generation, queries, and overall maintenance strategy
  • Manage relationships with related database vendors and event partners (Greater Giving, Streamline Support, etc.)
  • Conduct analysis of database reports describing overall donor trends for the organization
  • Manage progress toward fundraising goals with the use of fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge)

Other Duties as Apparent or Assigned
Work with the Director of Advancement on other projects as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a nonprofit organization
  • Passion for Caldera’s mission, social and environmental change, and racial equity
  • Interest and enthusiasm for nonprofit fundraising
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage a project from inception to completion within strict timelines
  • Able to demonstrate leadership as well as work collaboratively on teams
  • High level of capability and comfort engaging with donors, board members, and the general public

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong proficiency in Raiser’s Edge (or comparable donor software program)
  • Strong proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications; experience using Google Drive
  • Experience managing fundraising, event and/or advisory committees

Position Details
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To Apply
Please submit your resume or C.V.; a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and highlighting experience and competencies that meet the role’s requirements; and two relevant writing samples. Materials should be sent to Jobs@CalderaArts.org by Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 5:00pm. No phone calls, please.

Arts Integration Symposium Inspires Creativity

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

DSC_0017On May 21 & 22, middle- and high-school teachers from around the state (and many from Caldera Arts Partner middle schools) joined top-rate arts and environmental instructors and arts integration specialists for our annual Arts Integration Symposium. “I have been to several arts integration trainings,” commented one participant on the Symposium, “This was the best one I have been to because you didn’t tell us what the definition of arts integration. Instead, we lived arts integration over the weekend.”


The focus of the Symposium was on how instructors can create thriving classrooms full of student expression, analytical thinking, and diverse conversations. The group also explored how lessons can meet students’ unique needs and boost academic achievement. One teacher said, “Being taken care of in the learning process reminds me that I can better take care of my students as they move in their learning.”


In addition to full group activities, teachers chose two workshops to immerse in over the course of the weekend. Workshop options included: Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles, Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe, and The Transformative Power of Poetry by Mic Crenshaw.


The goals for the Symposium were for attendees to leave feeling inspired by the arts, learn new ways to use the arts and the environment in their classrooms, meet other instructors from around the state, and celebrate the unique skills that each teacher brings to their students. Caldera provides this unique training free of charge through support from the Roundhouse Foundation. See photos of this year’s Arts Integration Symposium on our Facebook page here





Caldera Welcomes New Board Members

Posted on: May 24th, 2017

This quarter, Caldera’s Board of Directors welcomed two new members: Joy Fowler and Scott Howard. We’re excited to have them as part of our team!


Joy Fowler Website Joy Fowler, Board Member (2017)
Joy Fowler is the VP and Diversity Program Manager for Umpqua Bank. Both her banking career and undergraduate studies began in her home town of New York City. Upon graduation, Joy moved to Portland where she continued her banking career and completed a Masters of Business Administration at Portland State University with a focus in Human Resources. Joy is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and volunteers with Portland Workforce Alliance, Portland Youth Builders and the Nativity School in Portland. She also serves on the Portland Leadership Council of the United Negro College Fund. In her personal time, she is dedicated to spending time with her 3 grandsons, traveling, and serving as President and co-founder of A MIRacle Foundation, Inc., a foundation that supports children with special needs along with the families/caregivers and organizations that care for them.


Scott-Howard-website Scott Howard, Board Member (2017)
Scott Howard is the co-founder of Kivel & Howard LLP, a Portland-based law firm. He works primarily in the areas of business planning and transactions, succession planning, estate planning, and charitable planning. Scott’s community involvement includes supporting Oregon non-profit organizations as an advisor and board member; he has supported many non-profits. Scott counts among his most meaningful successes the establishment of Park Academy, a school serving dyslexic children and as Chair of the directors of Concordia University.


Read more about Caldera’s full Board of Directors here.



Donate to Caldera During Our Spring Appeal

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

May 20 & 21: 2017 Arts Integration Symposium

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

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Caldera is once again offering a professional development opportunity for Oregon high-school and middle-school teachers in a beautiful setting with top-rate arts instructors and arts integration specialists. Teachers are eligible for 15 PDUs and one credit of continuing education through Oregon State University – Cascades Campus (teachers must register with OSU separately).

Caldera’s Arts Integration Symposium is a special opportunity to:

– Be inspired by the arts

– Learn new ways to use the arts in your classroom

– Celebrate all that you bring to students

– Meet teachers from around the state

Teachers will participate in two workshops over the weekend. Workshop options include: Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles, Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe, and The Transformative Power of Poetry by David Ciminello. Workshops will also be lead by arts integration specialists Kit Stafford and Perrin Boyd.


The Caldera Arts Center is located in Central Oregon on the shores of Blue Lake, 16 miles west of Sisters. Meals, workshops, overnight, and accommodations are provided free of charge. Preference for overnight accommodations are given to teachers from Warm Springs and Portland. There is a non-refundable $35 reservation fee and participants are required to attend both days. If five teachers from the same school register, the fifth teacher reservation fee is free. If you have previously attended or are an art teacher, we require that you attend with a teacher in another discipline from your school. To register and/or inquire about earning credit for attendance at the Symposium, please contact Alisha Orefice, Education Operations Manager, at 503-937-3062 or email her at Alisha.Orefice@CalderaArts.org 

Additional Information

Symposium Schedule


3 p.m. / Arrival for overnight guests

6 p.m. / Dinner for overnight guests


8 a.m. / Breakfast

9–11 a.m. / Welcome, intros, and arts integration activity lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. / Arts workshops (8-12 participants in each)

1–2 p.m. / Lunch and studio time

2 – 3:30pm / Return to arts workshops

4 p.m. / Sharing and integration discussion

6 p.m. / Dinner for overnight guests


9 a.m. / Breakfast

10–11:30 a.m. / Arts workshops (8-12 participants in each)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. / Lunch and studio time

12:30–2 p.m. / Return to arts workshops

2 p.m. / Closing circle

3:30 p.m. / Departure



Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and PNCA

Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles

Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe

The Transformative Power of Poetry by David Ciminello


Instructor & Facilitators’ Bios

ANNE ARMSTRONG – Outdoor Educator (OMSI)

As a child who regularly attended summer camp, a natural first job for Anne Armstrong was camp counselor. Following that were years of seasonal work at camps across the country, a degree in Parks and Recreation Management and many hours of teaching and supervising environmental education programing. Anne joined OMSI Outdoors in 2008 and when, in 2016, OMSI built a new outdoor science education facility in Newport, Oregon, she shifted there to be the facility and program manager. Anne’s goals for The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray are based around the concept that science is a lifelong skill; the resources of Oregon Coast giving context to why we, as citizens in neighborhood, city, state and global communities, all need to be science literate.


CATÓN LYLES – Musician, Educator, and Camp Caldera Manager

Catón is an accomplished Pacific Northwest artist who has been featured on national and international television, in commercials, documentaries, and episodic programming. Catón has also been adjunct faculty with several youth organizations and colleges, including PSU, Impacting Kids First in Vancouver, WA; Grace Institute Art Camp and the Student Alliance Project. Catón was on the advisory committee for the award winning Vancouver School of Arts and Academics where he was a staff member for a dozen years. During that time, he also delivered hands-on West African based programming for Vancouver School District’s elementary schools. At present, Catón is a paraeducator working with special education behavior students for Portland Public Schools and a faculty member of Young Musicians and Artists, Caldera, and Friends of the Children. As a founding member of Kukatonon African Dance Troupe, that began 30 years ago at Woodlawn Elementary School, he continues to be a staff participant.


JULIE KEEFE – Photographer, Educator, and Caldera Teaching Artist 

For over twenty years, Julie has worked as a professional documentary photographer in Portland, combining writing and photography. Eighteen years ago, she became interested in working with children and began developing curriculum to teach how to share students’ individual and collective voices using photography and writing. Julie has been a teaching artist with Caldera for 20 years and was Portland’s first Creative Laureate.


DAVID CIMINELLO – Writer and Educator

David’s fiction has appeared in the Lambda Literary Award winning anthology “Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City”, “The Frozen Moment: Contemporary Writers on the Choices That Change Our Lives”, the literary journal “Lumina”, the online anthology “Underwater New York” and on Broadcastr. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Northwest. He is a 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction and a proud recipient of a 2013 annual Table 4 Writers Foundation grant. His original screenplay Bruno appears on DVD as The Dress Code. As an actor he has guest starred on Seinfeld, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, and Kojak. As a screenwriter he has written for HBO, 20th Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions. David holds a BFA Degree in Acting from The Catholic University of America and an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College.


PERRIN BOYD – Arts Integration Specialist & Teaching Artist, Theatre Arts

Perrin utilizes her Masters of Arts in Teaching and her experience as a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to provide quality educational experiences. Perrin excels at curriculum collaborations, new projects that allow teachers, student,s and her to grow. Her passion is enabling children to realize their creative potential in an environment rich with diverse learning opportunities.


KIT STAFFORD – Arts Integration Specialist, Teaching Artist, Writer and Dancer

Kit hosts a vast variety of collaborative projects that bring community together. ARTS Discovery is a program she offers for underserved middle school youth. Her students experience many forms of art through hands-on workshops where they are directed toward becoming leaders in their own very challenging lives. Kit also directs Camp Sunrise, a hospice camp for grieving children. She is deeply involved in work with the Sisters Folk Festival, including its educational outreach and community celebrations.


New Geography of We Workbook & Webpages Released

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016


We’re excited to announce the release of our third Geography of We workbook and webpages! 


Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geography of We tells the story of our youth’s journey through creative adventures focused on a year-long environmental theme. This year, during The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant, youth focused on storytelling techniques that ranged from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media. Professional artists in film, animation, photography, writing, music, painting, sculpture, and design guided students through the exploration of their creativity while focusing on a central theme of the sun.  


Click here to explore the newest layer of our Geography of We webpages. These pages showcase various projects and artwork created last year. We hope these pages will inspire you to create your own masterpieces with assistance from our newest Geography of We booklet. This booklet walks you through projects the youth participated in last year with writing prompts and ideas for making your own art. Click here for our Year 3 (July 2015 through June 2016): SUN–The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant booklet. 


The Geography of We is Caldera’s ongoing multilayered, interdisciplinary project focused on deepening learning and offering variety over the seven-year period that Caldera works with youth in middle and high school. Each year, The Geography of We is focused on one of seven environmental themes.


You can view our past Geography of We workbooks here:


Caldera’s 2016 Arts Integration Symposium: Saturday, May 21–Sunday, May 22 

Posted on: February 29th, 2016


Are you a high school or middle school teacher in Oregon? Are you interested in learning more about how to integrate the arts into your classes? Caldera invites you to join us on Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 for our annual Arts Integration Symposium.


This unique professional development weekend will be held at our Arts Center (16 miles west of Sisters, Oregon) and led by accomplished arts instructors and arts integration specialists. In addition to arts integration activities, participants will choose two of the following four workshops to complete over the course of the symposium, as well as participating in various arts integration activities lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd:

The Practice of Creativity with Karl Burkheimer (OCAC)
Pursue strategies to find and leverage the unexpected, the unrealistic, and the impractical. Creativity is a practiced skill rather than learned act. How are ideas actualized in a way that fuels a search exceeding one’s imagination? 

Book Arts with Barb Tetenbaum (OCAC)
Explore design and creation of unique books using elegant content tools and a simple approach.

Photography Techniques with Phil Harris (OCAC)
Learn several different low-cost optical (non-digital) ways of working with light and materials that support drawing, silhouette making, and the development of close observation.

Stop Motion Animation with Taylor Neitzke & Ryan Woodring (Hollywood Theatre)
Have fun with iPads and accessible software while learning affordable, easy ways to create stop motion animation. 



Space is limited so reserve early! Participants are required to participate both days of the symposium. Preference is given to teachers from our Arts Partner Middle Schools. Registration for teachers from other schools opens on March 14. There is a non-refundable $35 reservation fee, but meals, workshops, and overnight accommodations are available free of charge. Preference for overnight accommodations given to teachers from Warm Springs and Portland. 


If four teachers from the same school register, the fifth teacher reservation fee is free.  If you have attended before and want to attend again, you must register with another teacher from your school who is attending for the first time. One continuing education credit hour will be available through Oregon State University–Cascades Campus.


To register and/or inquire about earning credit for attendance at the Symposium, please contact Alisha Orefice at 503-937-3062 or Alisha.Orefice@CalderaArts.org.  


Tentative Symposium Schedule

3 p.m.    Arrival for overnight guests
6 p.m.    Dinner for overnight guests

8 a.m.    Breakfast
9 a.m.–11 a.m.    Welcome, Intros and Arts Integration Activity lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.    Arts Workshops (8-12 participants in each)
1 p.m.– 2 p.m.    Lunch/Studio time
2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.    Return to Arts Workshops
4 p.m.    Studios time
6 p.m.    Dinner for overnight guests

9 a.m.    Breakfast
10a.m.–11:30 a.m.    Arts Workshops (8-12 participants in each)
11:30a.m.–12:30 p.m.    Lunch/Studio time
12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.    Return to Arts Workshops
2 p.m.    Arts Integration Activities lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd
3:30 p.m.    Departure


Instructor & Facilitators’ Bios

Karl Burkheimer–Chair/Professor: Master of Fine
 Arts in Craft, OCAC
Karl received his MFA from the Department of Crafts and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. His work has been exhibited nationally, including recent exhibitions in Seattle, Washington, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. His critical writing has been published in Ceramic Monthly, and he has received several awards of recognition as well as institutional funding, including a 2012 individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, a 2014 Opportunity Grant from the Ford Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission, a finalist for the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards at the Portland Art Museum, and a 2013 U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship.


Phil Harris–Chair/Professor: General Studies Department, OCAC
Phil Harris received his MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. After working as a photographer for over 30 years and exhibiting widely in the United States and Europe, he has recently begun to work with other two- and three-dimensional materials to address perceptual and philosophical concerns. He has work in collections at Arquivo Fotográfico da Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University; and New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.


Barb Tetenbaum–Head/Professor: Book and Print Department, OCAC
MFA in Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BS of Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. BARB is an artist working in printed books and installation. In 1979, she founded her imprint, Triangular Press. This work can be found in many private and public collections in the US and abroad. Some of her awards include: 2014 Exhibition and Purchase Awards; Print/Publish/Produce; Marriott Library, Univ. of UT, Salt Lake City; 2013 Finalist, MCBA Book Arts Prize, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN; and Fulbright Lectureship; Faculty of Applied Art and Design, J.E. Purkyne Univ., Usti n. Labem, Czech Republic.


Ryan Woodring–Hollywood Theatre
Ryan Woodring is a visual effects artist who packed his life into a car in 2013 to move from Pittsburgh to Portland in order to work on Laika’s “The Boxtrolls.” His own artwork, which he shows in galleries both locally and nationally, is inspired by his career in the film and animation industry.  Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Ryan attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he graduated with Time-Based Art and French Studies degrees in 2010. 


Taylor Neitzke–Hollywood Theatre
Taylor Neitzke is a multimedia educator and visual artist. As an educator her mission is to offer the artistic process as a tool for young people to connect to themselves, one another and their community. Her passion for amplifying youth voices led her to the Hollywood Theatre, where she manages educational programming and develops art integration curricula and resources. She co-created the Stories in Movement program which received national recognition in the New York Times. She has taught at various schools and institutions in the Portland area including the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home, Catlin Gable School and Open Meadow Schools. An alumnus of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Neitzke holds a BFA with a focus in Intermedia. Her experimental films have screened in numerous Portland locations including BoomBap and the Clinton Street Theatre. 


Perrin Boyd–Arts Integration Specialist & Teaching Artist – Theatre Arts
Perrin utilizes her Masters of Arts in Teaching and her experience as a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to provide quality educational experiences. Perrin excels at curriculum collaborations, new projects that allow the teachers, the students and her to grow. Her passion is enabling children to realize their creative potential in an environment rich with diverse learning opportunities.


Kit Stafford–Arts Integration Specialist & Teaching Artist – Writer and Dancer
Kit hosts a vast variety of collaborative projects that bring community together. At Sisters Middle School she teaches Americana classes which are a rich combination of studies, from guitar playing and songwriting to quilting, pottery, painting, baking and exploring folk arts of early American times. ARTS Discovery is a program she offers for underserved middle school youth. Her students experience many forms of art through hands-on workshops where they are directed toward becoming leaders in their own very challenging lives. Kit also directs Camp Sunrise, a Hospice camp for grieving children. She is deeply involved in work with the Sisters Folk Festival, including its educational outreach and community celebrations.



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