Pamela

Central Oregon at-risk youth with limited opportunities have greatly benefited from Caldera’s long-time mission to be a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth. Founded in 1996 by Dan Wieden (co-founder of the Portland, Oregon-based international advertising agency, Wieden+Kennedy) and his family, the innovative, year-round art and environmental camp continues to nurture creativity and by…

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“Art is a fundamental ingredient of any thriving and vibrant community. Art sparks connections between people, movements and new ideas. To put it simply, art makes life better. I am thrilled to celebrate Oregon’s best artists and art supporters through the Governor’s Arts Awards.” ~ Oregon Governor Kate Brown I am really pleased to see…

Violins by Lynn Woodward & Cayuse Warrior by Edward Cutis

We need people who think with the creative side of their brains—people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.” –Annette Byrd, GlaxoSmithKline   Recently Dawn…

Pamala Muse

“Over the past few years, our programs have doubled in size. We reach thousands locally and globally through our programming, events, travel, and grants. We believe this work is more important than ever, and we believe this year’s Muse Conference is more necessary than ever. We will be featuring more male voices on the stage…

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Not without controversy, just like the approval of artworks for the roundabouts, the Bend City Council has agreed to allow murals in the Makers District close to downtown Bend. Commissioner Doug Knight was the lone vote against the resolution citing concerns about content. Through a cohesive collaboration led by the Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission…

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Creativity, Culture & Innovation in Central Oregon Visit Bend has designated October as Tenth Month – a creative ideas month – highlighting innovative and entrepreneurial programming in Bend. Tenth Month Bend is a month-long celebration of brave ideas and innovation in art, film, marketing, technology and design. The Oregon Cultural Trust is launching October with Days…

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I received a press release recently from The Ford Family Foundation announcing the selection of Oregon visual artists — five of Portland and one of Eugene — as the 2016 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts. This is the seventh year of the $25,000 unrestricted awards to support Oregon visual artists and their exploration,…