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AiR Alumni Exchange & Celebration – July 21

Posted on: June 1st, 2015


Public Camp Tours – July 18 & August 1

Posted on: June 1st, 2015

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Portland Student Showcase – June 4

Posted on: April 28th, 2015


Check out our facebook event page here and invite your friends and family!  


Teacher Training Symposium

Posted on: March 24th, 2015


Caldera is offering a unique professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers in Central Oregon and Portland on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. Our Teacher Training Symposium brings Arts Integration Specialists and Instructors to Caldera  to teach workshops on arts instruction along with techniques for teaching and integrating the arts with science, history, English, technology, and math.


Workshop classes in photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking, and animation will be taught by Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) and Hollywood Theatre faculty on Saturday. On Sunday, Arts Integration Specialists, Perrin Boyd and Kit Stafford, will facilitate arts integration sessions. Continuing education credits are available through OSU – Cascade Campus and OCAC is offering participants 25% off their classes. 


Meals, workshops, and overnight accommodations are available free of charge. (Preference for overnight accommodations are given to teachers from Warm Springs and Portland.) Space is limited so reserve early. There is a non-refundable $35 reservation fee. If four teachers from the same school register,  the 5th teacher reservation fee is free. To register, please contact Alisha Orefice at 503-937-3062 or by email at Alisha.Orefice@CalderaArts.org


Instructor Bios

Dylan Beck – Ceramics Department Head, OCAC
Dylan Beck is a ceramic artist, sculptor, and educator. He studied sculpture and ceramics at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Upon receiving his BFA in Ceramics, he was awarded a Post Baccalaureate Fellowship at Illinois State University. In 2006, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend Tyler School of Art, Temple University for graduate school where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. Beck’s research focuses on the built environment, including concepts dealing with urban development, the information infrastructure, and the economic, social, and psychological effects of living in a super-modern world.


Emily Nachison – Fibers Department Head, OCAC
Emily Nachison is a multi-media artist. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010. Nachison has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in multiple group shows across the country. In 2013 she received an Artistic Focus Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon.


Michelle Ross – Drawing and Painting Department Head, OCAC
Michelle Ross received her MFA in painting and drawing from Washington State University, Pullman, in 1994, and her BFA in painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, in 1987. Her work is concerned with the placement and effect of fragments. Interested in a physical response to form, color and space she operates with the premise that certain arrangements of these simple elements can evoke clearly felt and understood experiences beyond language. Distance, proximity, isolation and repetitive structures of order are utilized as both comforting and alienating. She is convinced that these experiences can be socially powerful and that painting can be a sign, a reminder of this.

Her work has been exhibited and curated in print around the United States and in Europe, including by Jennifer Blessing at the Guggenheim, New York; Lowery Sims, of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Jessica Morgan at the Tate, London, the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon; Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; Rome International University, Italy; and Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York. She has been an artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome, Italy; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; and Vermont Studio Center, among others. Ross has received numerous grants and honors, including an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship; a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant; an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant; and a Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Juror’s Award. She is a professor at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland. Ross is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.


Mark Rupert
 – Photography Department Head, OCAC
Mark Rupert holds a BFA from Ohio University and an MFA from the University of Oregon. Mark was awarded an OCAC faculty artist residency for the summer of 2005 to continue his examination of contemporary human interaction with the landscape through the use of historic photographic equipment and processes.


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. 


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. 


Perrin Boyd – Arts Integration Specialist with focus in theatre arts
Perrin Boyd 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 and artist, writer, dancer, and teacher of creative arts (all disciplines) 
Kit Stafford 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.


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



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