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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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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