The first Open Studio of the year is slated for Saturday, January 31 from 1–3pm. Open Studios are free and open to the public. Presented is the work of individuals from around the country chosen by jury and awarded four-week stays at Caldera’s Arts Center at Blue Lake through its renowned Artist in Residence program. Open Studios is a special opportunity to experience the creative process of exceptional artists and to learn more about their residency experience at Caldera.
Open Studios takes place at Caldera’s beautiful Arts Center at Blue Lake, 16 miles west of the town of Sisters, Oregon. Refreshments and a warm fire in Caldera’s Hearth Arts Center are a tradition for these informal, friendly and often surprising events. Each month, a new group of artists presents their work.
This month features the following residents: writer, Amy Bonnafons, Brooklyn, New York; writer, Glendaliz Comacho, New York, NY; fiber artist, Sonja Dahl, Oakland, California; painter, Jeff Leake, Portland, Oregon; painter, Kaila Farrell Smith, Portland, Oregon and video and animation artist, John Whitten, Portland, Oregon.
Full bios can be found on the Caldera website, http://www.calderaarts.org
The dates for the next Open Studios are: Saturday, February 28, and Saturday, March 28.
Applications for 2016 Artists in Residence are open January 15. To learn more about applying to Caldera, go to: http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/application/
Over 300 artists have been awarded residencies at Caldera since 2000. Established in 1996 by Dan Wieden, co-founder of the Portland, Oregon-based international ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, Caldera is a nonprofit arts organization that supports children with limited opportunities through long-term mentoring and arts learning, as well as provides fully subsidized residencies to professional artists. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative year-round art and environmental programs.