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Blues Project Paintings For Sale

Posted on: December 14th, 2012

Last year, students worked with local artist, Joe McMurrian, to learn about blues legends and create illustrated portraits of them during the Spring Intensive Weekends in Portland and Bend. There are still a few of these paintings that are framed and available for purchase.

The originals are being sold for $200/each (19″ x26″) and we also have prints for $10/each (8.5″ x 11″).  Please contact our main office at 503-937-7594 or email caldera@calderaarts.org, if you’re interested in purchasing.  50% of the proceeds goes to the individual youth and the other 50% goes to Caldera so that we can continue to provide opportunities like this for our kids.

Additionally, these beautiful paintings were featured as large format posters on display at the Portland Blues Festival from July 4th – 8th, 2012 at Waterfront Park.


Mississippi McDowellBuddy GuyT-Bone WalkerJohn Lee HookerSister Rosetta TharpeHowlin’ WolfWillie MctellMississippi John HurtsLightning HopkinsLead BellyCharlie PattonBukka WhiteBillie HolidayBB KingFurry Lewis
BB KingMemphis Minnie  Skip James Muddy Waters Bessie Smith Billie Holiday



House On Metolius + Caldera Artist in Residence Dinner and Overnight Package

Posted on: December 13th, 2012

Join Caldera Artists in Residence and House on Metolius for a special offer during our Open Studios Saturday, February 23rd and Saturday, March 23rd.

At 1pm enjoy a stimulating afternoon at Caldera’s Open Studios where literary, visual and performing artists will share their studios and works-in-progress from their month-long stays at Caldera. Afterwards, learn more about Caldera artists processes and creative lives during a reception with light hors d’oeuvre and a glass of wine, followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings at House on Metolius. Join House on Metolius at 5pm for a reception followed by dinner at 6pm. Dinner is $45 per person. Add a Main Lodge room and continental breakfast for $119 (double occupancy).

To reserve your spot for this unique, special evening call 541.595.6620.

Only a few miles north of Caldera, the House on the Metolius has served as a private estate and retreat for over a hundred years. This beautiful two hundred acre estate sits astride the Metolius River, with magnificent views of Mt. Jefferson and Three Finger Jack.  For more information about the House on the Metolius go to www.metolius.com. For more information about Caldera’s January residents visit www.calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/current-roster/.



Mayor Adams appoints Julie Keefe as Portland’s first Creative Laureate

Posted on: December 11th, 2012
One of Caldera’s first teaching artists and longest supporters, Julie Keefe, was just appointed Portland’s first Creative Laureate by Mayor Sam Adams.  We are so proud of Julie and grateful for all of the incredible work she’s done for Caldera and beyond.


For more information on the “Hello Neighbor” Project that Julie developed, feel free to contact our office.


From the Mayor’s Office:


“Julie is a professional photographer with twenty-five years experience working predominantly in the photojournalism, documentary, and community-based art fields.   She was one of the first teaching artists at Caldera, the award-winning arts program for underserved youth, and for the last 14 years has worked intensively with underserved youth and communities, introducing them to the fine arts of photography and writing in a variety of community settings.


She created the “Hello Neighbor” Project in 2007-2008, which used interviews and photographs to introduce children to their neighbors and ultimately neighbors to each other by displaying large-scale photographic portraits with text in six cities throughout Oregon – creating the state’s largest collaborative public art project. Julie was named a finalist in the President’s Council on Arts and Humanity Coming Up Taller Awards, and is currently working with the Right Brain Initiative in area classrooms and the Portland Art Museum in its Object Stories program.


“It is my hope that the position of Creative Laureate for the City of Portland will afford me the opportunity to continue advocating for the ideas I so strongly believe in – that art creates conversation, conversation creates community and everyone loves poetry written by first graders reflecting on their first photographs!” says Ms. Keefe.


Mayor Adams created the new Creative Laureate program, administered by the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), to create additional opportunities for creative industry leadership and arts advocacy in the community. The Laureate will use the office of the Mayor and the Laureate role as a platform from which to advocate for the arts, creative industries and practice, and the overall cultural health of our city. The Laureate will engage citizens in a broad conversation about what role the arts should play in Portland and work to increase arts education and access to creative culture across the City of Portland.


“I think Julie Keefe is a fantastic example of the kind of artist that makes Portland a national hub for culture and creativity” stated Mayor Adams. “Julie’s work in community building through “Hello Neighbor” and her teaching through the Right Brain initiative and at the Portland Art Museum highlight her commitment to the City of Portland.
The Creative Laureate is appointed by the Mayor to serve a one-year term starting January 1, 2013.


W+K Studio Goodness T-Shirt Sales Support Caldera

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

Looking for some unique holiday gift ideas?  From now until December 31st, the kind folks at W+K Studio will be donating $2 from every t-shirt sale to Caldera.  (This includes sale shirts!) No special code necessary.  They’ll just count up the sales at the end of this time period and send the donation over to us.

Look at all the fantastic options here: wkstudio.bigcartel.com/t-shirts.

Caldera’s 2013 Artists in Residence Announced

Posted on: November 26th, 2012

We’re excited to welcome our 2013 Artists in Residence to Caldera beginning in January.  For the full list of our new residents,  click here.

Applications for the 2014 AiR session will be open in early January.  If you’d like more information, please see the Artist in Residence section of the website and contact AiR Manager, Elizabeth Quinn, via email at Elizabeth.Quinn@calderaarts.org with additional questions.

Also, please come see the amazing work that these artists create during their time at Caldera at one of our Open Studios – January 26th, Feburary 23rd, and March 23rd from 1pm – 3pm.

By Roger Peet – AiR Artist February 2013


Nike Design Pop-Up Shop Benefits Caldera

Posted on: November 8th, 2012

Nike Design has organized a secret pop-up shop on Saturday, November 10th from 10am – 4pm at Union/Pine (525 SE Pine Street, Portland, OR  97214).  The shop is featuring work from 30+ Nike designers and 10% of proceeds benefit Caldera. This is personal work, created by hand, ranging from screen prints and paintings to clothing and jewelry.

Come show your support, get started with your holiday shopping, and pick up some unique and exclusive designer goods!

Stories of Change 2012

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

We’re excited to present two beautiful films featuring two amazing Caldera students.  We showed these films at our fundraisers in Portland and Central Oregon this year and they brought much of the audience to tears.  Please take some time and watch the magic of our program at work. Thanks to filmmaker, Wes Coughlin, for his wonderful work on these.

Komodoconda’s Story of Change – Portland

Butterfly’s Story of Change – Central Oregon

Caldera Student Films on Channel 29 in PDX

Posted on: October 16th, 2012

Student films from last year will be featured on cable access. “Caldera: 2012 Portland Film Festival” will play on Channel 29 in Portland and surrounding areas on the following dates:

Tuesday, 10/16/2012, 9:00 PM

Thursday, 10/18/2012, 7:30 PM

Friday, 10/19/2012, 12:00 PM

Saturday, 10/20/2012, 4:00 PM

Sunday, 10/21/2012, 11:30 PM

They will also continue playing the program as filler when they have gaps in the schedule for at least a year.

Sisters Rodeo Weekend Experience

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

Pull on your cowboy boots for an authentic western adventure at the “biggest little show in the world” in Sisters June 7-9, 2013.  Bull riding, cattle roping and a rodeo parade all amount to more excitement than you can fit in your 10-gallon hat.

We’ve got four different package options to accommodate guests on both sides of the mountain.  Should you opt for the full package, Option A*, you and a guest will spend two nights at Caldera enjoying nature at its best. Guests will enjoy a welcome party with local wines and appetizers in Caldera’s Hearth Building followed by dinner and s’mores around a campfire under the stars.

Saturday morning, guests will be shuttled into Sisters for the rodeo parade, and pre-rodeo shopping. Then, on to the rodeo where you will have premium seats for an afternoon like no other! Following the rodeo, guests will be driven to the Davis Miracle Farm in Tumalo where cocktails and appetizers will be served on the patio overlooking the Cascade Mountains. Before dinner, play bocci and tour the art collection in the main house, and then enjoy a down home country barbecue served with local wines and country music playing in the Miracle Barn. Dinner will be followed by line dancing lessons and mechanical bull riding at Mavericks Country Bar in Bend.

Sunday morning, guests are welcome to tour the Caldera Arts Center before heading back to Sisters for the Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast.

Must be used June 7th – June 9th, 2013. *Only package Option A includes all of the above.


Option A – $1,000 package includes:

  • Lodging for two people (3days / 2 nights) at Caldera’s beautiful Tamarack Hall
  • Friday night welcome reception
  • “Two Sisters Rodeo tickets
  • Line dancing lessons and mechanical bull riding at Mavericks Country Bar in Bend
  • Transportation to all Saturday activities from Caldera and back
  • Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast Sunday morning for two


Option B – $500 Rodeo & Barn Party Only, includes:

  • Two Sisters Rodeo tickets
  • Country BBQ at the Davis Miracle Farm in Tumalo, OR for two
  • Line dancing lessons and mechanical bull riding at Mavericks Country Bar in Bend
  • Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast Sunday morning for two



Option C – Rodeo & Barn Party, $125 per person includes:

  • Sisters Rodeo ticket for 1 pm matinee performance
  • Cocktails and country BBQ dinner at the Davis Miracle Farm in Tumalo, OR
  • Line dancing lessons and mechanical bull riding at Mavericks Country Bar in Bend
  • Local wines and beer


Option D – Barn Party Only, $75 per person includes: 

  • Cocktails and country BBQ dinner at the Davis Miracle Farm in Tumalo, OR
  • Line dancing lessons and and mechanical bull riding at Mavericks Country Bar in Bend
  • Local wines and beer


Courtesy of: Mike & Gail Davis

Contact Karena Bennett – karena.bennett@calderaarts.org or 503-937-7594 to purchase this package.


Caldera Named One of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

Oregon Business named Caldera as one of the top 100 best nonprofits to work for in Oregon this year. We are honored to be part of this group of amazing organizations and grateful to all of our employees, board members, and supporters who make this an exceptional place to work.


Read more about Oregon Business and the 100 Best here.