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Summer 2020 Community Residencies

Posted on: June 19th, 2020

Summer 2020 Community Residencies

The application for our 2020 Summer Community Residencies is open now! Caldera is excited to announce two summer residencies in July and August to support Black alumni of our Youth and Residency Programs. We look forward to welcoming our alumni back to the community and warmth that is Caldera to work on personal projects and enjoy the outdoors. Details on the residency and application are available here.


Artists in Residence Application Workshops

Posted on: April 8th, 2020

Artists in Residence Application Workshops

The application for our 2021 Artists in Residence Program is open now! If you have questions about the program or the process, please join us for an online workshop. During these sessions we will review our Artists in Residence Program, the application, and the selection process. We’ll offer tips on how to prepare a strong application for Caldera, and other residency programs, as well as provide time for a Q&A session.


Workshop Dates + Registry Information:
Monday, April 20 at 3:00 – 4:00 pm pacific time. Register here.
Wednesday, May 6 at 10:00 – 11:00 am pacific time. Register here.

Both workshops will be held via Zoom and recordings will be available.


Caldera Announces 2020 Artists in Residence

Posted on: January 17th, 2020

Caldera announces 28 artists who have been selected for residencies in winter 2020.


Through our residency program, Caldera supports artists, creatives, and cultural workers to build skills, relationships, and projects that inspire growth, combat oppression, and activate change. Residents draw inspiration from the residency community and the natural world surrounding the Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Caldera offers 2 and 3.5 week residencies January through March. Residencies are open to US-based and international artists, creatives and cultural workers in any discipline. Artists at any stage of their careers who are not current students are eligible. Residencies are open to parent artists who would like to bring their children.


In 2020, residents will create new works in ceramics, comics/illustration, dance, poetry, painting, music, and many other genres. While in residence, these artists will also offer workshops to students in Caldera’s Youth Program as well as to the public.


Please join Caldera for three afternoons of art and conversation with our 2020 Artists in Residence at Open Studios. This year, our first Open Studios on February 1 will be held at the Downtown Bend Library. For our next two events on February 29 and March 28, we invite you to our Arts Center near Sisters. Open Studios is an exciting opportunity to connect with dynamic and diverse artists from around the country as they share their work alongside young people from Caldera’s Youth Program. Artists in Residence, as well as Caldera students, will share their work with the public through presentations and performances. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.


Applications for 2021 residencies will be open February 1, 2020.


2020 Caldera Artists in Residence

Click here to learn more about our 2020 AiR. 



Intisar Abioto, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Timme Zhiyun Lu, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Tristan Irving, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Theresia Munywoki, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Emma Rust, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Unit Souzou, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)



Maura García, Performing Arts (Lawrence, KS)

Daniel Granias, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Sabina Haque, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Shin Yeon Jeon, Visual Arts (Bend, OR)

Dan Lau, Literary Arts (Queens, NY)

Nitin Mukul, Visual Arts (New York, NY)

Saba Waheed, Literary Arts (Los Angeles, CA)



D’DAT, Performing Arts (Farmington, NM)

Sadé DuBoise, Visual Arts (Scappoose, OR)

Stephanie Littlebird Fogel, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

INFANT, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Aviva McClure, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Shaheen Qureshi, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

Pamela K. Santos, Visual and Literary Arts (Portland, OR)


Caldera’s Artists in Residence program is supported by The Ford Family Foundation and many generous individual donors. 


Central Oregon Student Showcase – May 14

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015


Portland Stories of Change Auction Item Preview

Posted on: October 28th, 2014


Preview our Portland Stories of Change auction packages below. Click on each item for a full detailed description!


Small Bull Run

Tableside Cocktails & Distilling Tour

Treat your table to a unique cocktail specially prepared tableside with spirits from Bull Run Distilling Company while at Stories of Change. Additionally, Bull Run Distilling invites 10 people to a tour and tasting of their distillery.




Blue Lake Dinner

Over The River and Through The Woods Blue Lake House Dinner

To the Wiedens’ Blue Lake house at Caldera we go­-for dinner prepared by chefs Priscilla and Dan. The conversation is sure to be sparkling as you and nine guests enjoy an intimate dinner amid the rejuvenating mountain environment. After the meal, relax in Caldera’s Tamarack Hall, explore the surrounding wilderness and tour Camp Caldera. Includes dinner with the Wiedens, one-night’s accommodation at Caldera’s Tamarack Hall and continental breakfast.


Neskowin Studio SelectOregon Beach Getaway

Relax at one of Oregon’s best-kept beach hideaways. This beautifully furnished house is located just steps from the beach at Neskowin and features views of both the ocean and the dunes. This is the perfect getaway location for beachcombing during the summer or watching storms roll in during the winter. Package includes seven nights of lodging for up to eight guests.  



Private Dinner Party in the Hills

Enjoy a night of dinner, art and music in the hills at one of Portland’s iconic homes. The Portland Hilltop House was designed by award-winning architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Dinner for 12 will be prepared by award-winning chef Gabriel Rucker of Portland’s Le Pigeon (including specially paired wine). The fabulous views, fantastic personal art collection of owners Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau of TWIST, and a phenomenal private musical performance from Pink Martini lead-singer, China Forbes, ensures an unforgettable evening.


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Hole In One

Sold out since mid-September of 2014, the 2015 U.S. Open Golf Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma, Washington, will be a leisure-time hole in one. Package includes four four-day tickets for June 18-21, 2015. You’ll leave the weekend ready to hit the links at your favorite course with a set of newly released NIKE Vapor clubs.



Greenway House SmallEvening at Greenway House

Original “Wiedenisms” will be yours to savor, along with dinner, as you and nine guests are treated to a delightful evening of food and conversation with chefs Priscilla and Dan, who will prepare a special meal for your party at their Greenway house in Southwest Portland.




Roman Holiday

Experience the romance and history of Italy when you stay in this gorgeous 1,600-square-foot apartment located within a 14th-century Roman palazzo. This exquisite residence is within walking distance of significant landmarks such as the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. This vacation includes airfare for two with accommodations suited for up to four guests.


IMG_2206 AUCTION TempDinner Party on the W+K Rooftop

Host a private party for 20 of your closest friends on the private sixth-floor rooftop deck at Wieden+Kennedy. Enjoy some of Portland’s best views and dine on famed Portland cuisine from Andina while being treated to a private concert by the famous Von Trapp Family Singers.



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Scottish Highlands Retreat

Live like royalty for a week at Kilmartin Hall, an historic manor house located near the town of Drumnadrochit. Situated in the Scottish Highlands near Loch Ness, you will have access to the finest golf courses, castle tours and traditional bagpipe entertainment. You might even catch a glimpse of Nessie herself! The trip includes all meals and beverages served by William & Margaret, your personal world-class butler and chef, car rental and airport transfer, entertainment and sightseeing for one week for up to 12 people.


One-Of-A-Kind Caldera Fire Opal Pendant and Earrings

A Yowah matrix opal is at the center of this signature Caldera pendant designed by Trios’ Studio in Lake Oswego. Accented by Mexican fire opals and surrounded by 14k, 18k and 22k elements, this oxidized sterling silver piece is inspired by the red-and-orange fire that breaks through the earth’s crust. Matching earrings with 22k gold and Mexican fire opals is the perfect complement.


Ultimate Sports Fanatic Package

Are you the ultimate sports fanatic? Show your team colors by attending some of the best games the Northwest can provide. The winner of this package will receive four 100-level tickets for the Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets game on March 11, 2015 (along with parking and a $120 Club Level food credit); four KeyClub section tickets to see the Timbers during a 2015 season game; and four tickets to see the Thorns during a 2015 season game. 


Winemakers’ Tour, Tasting, and Dinner

Experience Oregon wine country at its best. Your day starts with limousine valet service from your doorstep to award-winning Ponzi Vineyards, where you’ll be treated to a private tour and tasting. Following your time at Ponzi, you’ll enjoy a seasonally inspired dinner at the nearby Dundee Bistro, then transported back to your home.



Central Oregon Getaway

You can get away from it all for a long weekend of hiking and rock climbing 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 relaxing getaway.  Spend an evening out in Sisters dining at The Source Weekly’s “Restaurant of the Year” for Central Oregon with a $100 gift certificate. 


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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. Highlights include 2007 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage, 2009 Gérard Raphet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, 1999 Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and so many more! Six months of wine storage from Portland’s Willamette Wine Storage also included. 





Summer Camp 2012

Posted on: July 12th, 2012

Summer camp is here!  We’re looking forward to another wonderful summer out at Blue Lake.  Below is more information on our three sessions this year. Please let the main office know if you have questions – 503-937-7594.


Immersion 1: (10 days)    Staff arrive: July 13th      Camp Session: July 14th-23rd    Staff Depart: July 24th

Intense exploration of the arts and emotional/social development while focusing deeply on one specific art form. This 10 day session consists of students going into 11th and 12th grades who have been with the program for several years, and some may also be apprentice students who’ve focused in their discipline weekly throughout the school year. Immersion students will have daily sessions with artists and evening studio time. The daily class sessions with the artist (8 total) are approximately 3 hours long. Studio time is approximately an hour and a half and happens several evenings.


Immersion 2:  (10 days)   Staff arrive: July 26th     Camp Session: July 27th-Aug. 5th  Staff Depart: Aug 6th 

Exploration and development of skills in two art forms, with special attention given to the emotional/social development issues relevant to the transition from middle school to high school. This 10 day session consists of students going into 9th and 10th grades some have been with the program for several years, and some may be newer to the program. Immersion 2 students will meet with artists every other day and participating in evening studio time. The daily class sessions with the artist (4 total for each group) are approximately 3 hours long. Studio time is approximately an hour and a half and happens several evenings. Artists will teach a session every day but see group A one day and group B the next.


Discovery:  (8 days)         Staff arrive: Aug 8th       Camp Session: Aug. 9th – 16th    Staff Depart: Aug 17th      

Developing appreciation and experience in multiple art forms and covering components of social   and emotional development related to middle school aged youth. Students meet with each of the 4 artists 3 times. Class sessions are approximately one and a half hours each totaling 4.5 hours per art form for the campers.  Artists teach 2 sessions a day and will see all students over 2 days of rotations.