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You’re Invited to our Portland Stories of Change Fundraiser

Posted on: October 9th, 2013


Click the image above to purchase tables, tickets, donate and to preview our auction items! We’re looking forward to seeing you on November 14th.

2014 Artists in Residence Announced

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

Caldera is pleased to announce the artists chosen for its 2014 Artists in Residence (AiR) program. After a highly competitive panel process, 14 artists have been granted one-month stays at Caldera’s beautiful Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon.

Artists attending as residents in 2014 include: Katie Rose Pipkin, multi-media artist, Austin, Texas; Carolyn Hopkins, sculptor, Portland, Oregon; Christi Denton, musician, Portland, Oregon;  Maxim Lustokoff, fiction writer, Missoula, Montana; Emily Squires, multi-media, Portland, Oregon; Eugenie Frerichs, photographer, Portland, Oregon; Julie Keefe, photographer, Portland, Oregon; Tonya Jones, playwright; Nick Norman, painter, Portland, Oregon; Jim Leisy, photographer, Portland, Oregon; Tahni Holt, dance, Portland, Oregon; Alain LeTourneau, media artist. Portland; Grace Lee, fiction writer, New York, New York; Jennifer Foerster, poet, San Francisco, California; and Andrew McDonald, fiction writer, Australia.

January through March, Caldera Artists in Residence are immersed in their artistic projects. Along with spending time developing individual works, AiR offer workshops and presentations to Caldera middle and high school students. They also present their work to the public in a free Open Studios series held the last Saturday of January, February, and March.

Applications for the 2015 AiR session will be open in early January. For more information, please see the Artist in Residence section of Caldera’s website and/or contact AiR Manager, Elizabeth Quinn, via email at Elizabeth.Quinn@calderaarts.org with additional questions.


You’re Invited to Our Central Oregon Stories of Change Fundraiser

Posted on: July 9th, 2013


Tours & reception 4:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:00 p.m. / Program 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited.

$1,000 table sponsor (table of 10) / $100 individual tickets.

To RSVP and purchase tickets, please contact Karena Bennett at 503-937-3071 or karena.bennett@calderaarts.org by September 1st.


This is Caldera’s annual fundraising event that is held on both sides of the Cascade Mountains. If you’re unable to attend the Central Oregon evening, you’re also invited to join us on November 14, 2013 for our Portland event.

We would love to have your support as we share stories of how things change after Caldera. 

If you would like to donate to Caldera, please click here.


Recap: Caldera Artist and Rodeo Weekends

Posted on: June 26th, 2013

At our Stories of Change fundraisers last year, Caldera presented two fantastic auction packages: a Sisters Rodeo Weekend and an Artists Retreat Weekend that gave participants an opportunity to spend time at our Arts Center on Blue Lake. Read more about the culmination of these two unique experiences below.

Rodeo Weekend 2013

Saturday morning, guests were shuttled into Sisters for the Rodeo parade and pre-rodeo shopping. There was perfect weather and everyone had great seats for the 73rd Annual Sister’s Rodeo. Guests were then driven to the Davis Miracle Farm in Tumalo for cocktails and appetizers followed by a delicious barbecue serenaded by country music. After dinner, there was line dancing and mechanical bull riding at Mavericks Country Bar in Bend.

We would like to thank Duncan and Cindy Campbell for hosting a terrific pre-rodeo party and Gail Hayes-Davis and Mike Davis for hosting a fabulous post-rodeo party! See photos on our facebook page.

Artists Weekend 2013

Caldera’s first ever Artists Weekend captured and shared the magic of our community. As one participant said, “Caldera is a place where I discovered so many new things and at the same time felt strangely at home. The moment you enter Caldera, there is a sense of

Held the first weekend of June, participants enjoyed two 3-hour long workshops, lovely meals served in the Grand Room of Caldera’s Arts Center on Blue Lake, and special readings and presentations both Friday and Saturday nights.

Award winning writer, Ellen Waterston, and, photographer and Portland’s Creative Laureate, Julie Keefe, presented their work Friday night and then taught workshops on Saturday. Workshop participants read and presented what they created in workshops Saturday night after dinner. Throughout the sunny weekend, participants and their guests explored the landscape of Caldera and their own artistic potential. See photos here.

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Caldera Featured on Oregon Art Beat

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

On May 30, 2013, Caldera was featured on Oregon Art Beat. Oregon Art Beat is an Emmy award winning weekly television series produced by OPB. It profiles artists, musicians, and artisans, and suggests upcoming events in the Oregon community.

Click here to watch our segment on the Oregon Art Beat website.


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2013 Friends of Caldera

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

Become a Friend of Caldera and support the power of creativity. Make your gift today!

Caldera received generous grants from the Campbell Foundation and the Lucinda M. Roberts Charitable Remainder Trust that matched dollar for dollar EVERY donation up to $50,000 made through June 30th. Thanks to your generous donations, we met our goal and now, we’d love to surpass it!

Donate online here (or by clicking the photo below) or contact our main office for more details – 503-937-7594.

Thank you for your support!


Recap: East Meets West: A Curated Residency

Posted on: May 20th, 2013

The 2013 Artist in Residence season at Caldera wrapped up with the departure of East Meets West artists (a special curated residency of Oregon visual artists) at the end of April.

Empowered by the Golden Spot Award from The Ford Family Foundation, Caldera’s East meets West was a special two-week residency that brought together artists from the east and west sides of the state: Terry Gloeckler, Bend; Ryan LaBar, Joseph; Dana Lynn Louis, Portland; Andy Myers, Corvallis (born & raised in LaGrande); and Whitney Nye, Portland. With a belief in an aesthetic influence of place, artists working near each other and interacting the last two weeks were a conduit for exchange of knowledge and creative intuition. For more information on each of the artists, visit our Current Roster page.

Collaborations were the theme of the two-week residency. With artists creating work together and with Caldera students in the Progressive Platter Project where extraordinary works of art were created by the East meets West residents and Caldera High School students. The platters will be on display during special student showcases and during First Thursday in September at Caldera’s Portland office. They will be auctioned off at the Stories of Change events coming this fall. To see photos from and learn more about the Progressive Platter Project, visit our student blog – calderastudentblog.tumblr.com.

The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Its mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities’ in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a scholarship office in Eugene.

Below: AiR with Central Oregon students beginning the Progressive Platter Project.

2013 East Meets West Artists with Students for Platter Project

Caldera Awarded $100,000 Grant From The NEA

Posted on: April 26th, 2013

We are proud and excited to announce that Caldera has been awarded a $100,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). NEA Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.  

This is the seventh time Caldera has received NEA funding (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013) and it is our largest award to date.

Throughout 2013 – 2014, the grant will fund our year-round transmedia project: The Geography of We. This project will focus on storytelling techniques that range from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media.  Students will create both web-based and physical maps that link students’ art to a sense of place.

The NEA plans to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. The 817 recommended NEA grants are spread over 13 artistic disciplines and fields. Caldera is one of 15 organizations in Oregon to receive funding. Congratulations to our Oregon partners and all the grantees across the country!

See the complete list of awards here.

Click here to read the full press release from the NEA.

The National Endowment for the Arts was established in Congress in 1965 an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.



AiR Winter Workshops with Caldera Students Recap

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

January through March, Caldera’s Artists in Residence (AiR) lead creative workshops for our Central Oregon High School students. From whittling to improv theater, from stop animation to plein air painting, students and AiR alike were inspired. Workshops occurred on Saturdays in various locations including Caldera, Edwin Brown School in Redmond and Smith Rock State Park. 


“It is exciting to see our students inspired by new artistic techniques through workshops by Caldera’s Artists in Residence.” said AiR Manager, Elizabeth Quinn. “At the same time, it is fulfilling to see each artist who worked with our students equally inspired and honored to work with out youth.”


Applications for 2014 Artists in Residence are due June 15th.  

To read a full recap of AiR winter workshops go to: calderastudentblog.tumblr.com.


Caldera Awarded Grant from the Roundhouse Foundation

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

Caldera is pleased and excited to announce the receipt of a $15,000 grant from the Roundhouse Foundation. Noting the importance of Caldera as a strong partner in the region and an impressive statewide model, the Roundhouse Foundation awarded Caldera the grant to support expanded teacher training activities in Central Oregon and Portland.

In this collaborative project with the Roundhouse Foundation, Caldera will offer teachers at its partner schools access to Caldera arts curriculum training, more integration into Caldera’s programming, and direct support from Caldera’s Education Director and Education team. “This generous grant allows Caldera to contribute to arts training for Oregon teachers, strengthen relationships with its partner schools, and formalize its own professional development activities,” said Caldera’s Executive Director, Tricia Snell.

The Roundhouse Foundation was established in Sisters, Oregon in October 2002 to encourage community enrichment and economic development through the arts in central Oregon. The Roundhouse Foundation focuses its funding on collaborative, community projects that celebrate the arts and heighten community awareness and appreciation for the arts in its many aspects.