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Happy Holidays and December Newsletter

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015

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As 2015 comes to a close, we extend heartfelt gratitude to the Caldera community for all your support, enthusiasm, and dedication to our youth and mission this year. We couldn’t do this work without you, and as we embark on our 20th anniversary year in 2016, we look forward to celebrating with you all. Happy holidays and may your new year be full of creativity!


Click here for our December newsletter. We announce 2016 Artists in Residence, celebrate a successful Portland Stories of Change, update you on our Youth Program, and encourage end-of-year donations through the Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and the Oregon Cultural Trust. 



2016 Artists in Residence

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015

We’re excited to announce our 2016 Artists in Residence (AiR). Beginning in January, we welcome visual, literary, and performing artists from around the world for one-month stays at our Arts Center on Blue Lake in Central Oregon. While at Caldera, literary, visual, and performing artists immerse in their work to create new books, plays, music, films, poems, installations, paintings, and sculptures.


Along with spending time developing individual projects, 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 each month of residencies. 2016 Open Studios dates are: January 30, February 27, and March 26.


2016 Artists in Residence:

Literary Artists

Turiya Autry, Portland, Oregon

Sash Bischoff, New York, New York

Kim Calder, Los Angeles, California

Kristina Marie Darling, Ballwin, Michigan

Camas Davis, Portland, Oregon

Chaney Kwak, San Francisco, California

Sara Mumolo, Oakland, California

Emily Weinstein, Berkeley, California


Visual Artists

Anne Greenwood, Portland, Oregon

Alex Hirsch, Portland, Oregon

Donna Copper Hurt, Charleston, South Carolina

Kylie Lockwood, Detroit, Michigan

Christine Olejiniczak, Marfa, Texas

Ryan Pierce, Portland, Oregon

Brittany Reeber, Austin, Texas

Annie Varnot, Brooklyn, New York

Marjorie Vecchio, Reno, Nevada


Performing Artists

Alela Diane, Portland, Oregon

Adriana Rojas Pretel, Bogota, Colombia

Jason Randolph, Baltimore, Maryland

Lucy Yim, Portland, Oregon


For more information about each Caldera’s 2016 Artists in Residence, please see Caldera’s current roster.


Applications for 2017 Artists in Residence will be open mid-January, 2016. For more details about Caldera’s AiR, please see the Artists in Residence section of Caldera’s website and/or contact Creative Director, Elizabeth Quinn, via email at Elizabeth.Quinn@CalderaArts.org. 


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Donate to Caldera through Willamette Week’s Give!Guide

Posted on: December 15th, 2015

Caldera is honored to be one of the ‘most impactful’ Portland nonprofits featured in this year’s Willamette Week Give!Guide. The Give!Guide (giveguide.org) is an annual campaign to engage Portlanders in annual year end and lifelong giving. By supporting Caldera and other Portland nonprofits, you are actively engaging in your community and making Portland a better place to live for everyone.


From now until December 31st, those who donate through the Give!Guide to Caldera (or any of the incredible nonprofits in the Give!Guide) will receive free and discounted products from both the Willamette Week’s business partners and partners of the individual organizations. Chinook Book discounts and free items will arrive in your email inbox immediately following your gift, along with your donation receipt.


As a special incentive for Caldera supporters, donations of $20 or more any day from now through December 31, will enter you to win a prize package from Daddies Board Shop! The prize includes a Rayne Vendetta Gosha Longboard, a Triple Eight Brainsaver helmet, and long boarding lessons with Marisa Nuñez (one of the fastest female long boarders in the world).


Learn more and donate today at give guide.org for your chance to win big while giving back this holiday season!

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Annual Alumni Party

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015

Have you been a part of Caldera? Participated in our workshops, middle school classes, or camp? Have you been a teaching artist, mentor, or camp staff? Are you a current Caldera junior or senior student? We’d love to see you all! Please join us for our Annual Alumni Party! RSVP today. Meet old friends, make new ones, and share your memories of Caldera with us.  


October Newsletter

Posted on: November 2nd, 2015

Click here for our October newsletter. We have updates on Stories of Change events, Fallen Fruit of Portland, and OneBeat. As well as Youth Program highlights, Caldera accolades, and new staff members and interns to celebrate.



Caldera Recognized as a Top 50 Finalist for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015

For the fourth time, Caldera has been named one of the top 50 finalists for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award. This award is given by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and its partner agencies, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


This year there were 285 nominees from 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our selection as one of the top 50 finalists distinguishes Caldera as one of the top arts- and humanities-based programs in the country. The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities will announce the 12 award recipients on November 17, 2015. Stay tuned to see if Caldera is selected! The winning organizations have the opportunity to accept the award personally from the First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Read more about the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award and the other finalists here


Portland Stories of Change – November 18

Posted on: October 15th, 2015


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Fallen Fruit of Portland Urban Fruit Trail

Posted on: October 14th, 2015


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Live Stream of NAHYP Award Ceremony at the White House

Posted on: October 14th, 2015

Watch Caldera receive a 2015 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award live! You can stream the ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C. here from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m PST. Watch Caldera’s Youth Representative, Alena Nore (also known as Narhwal), and our Executive Director, Tricia Snell (Flute), accept the award from the First Lady Michelle Obama.  



First Thursday Student Art Exhibition

Posted on: October 13th, 2015

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