Caldera Announces Artists in Residence & Open Studios

Caldera welcomes its 2014 Artists in Residence (AiR). January through March, Artists in Residence will stay for four-weeks at Caldera’s Arts Center on Blue Lake. Artists are selected through an application and jurying process and are granted a private cottage and studio or workspace.

Caldera was recently awarded a Golden Spot Award from The Ford Family Foundation to support the AiR program. The two-year, $40,000 award is divided equally between operations and artists stipends to Oregon visual artists. Additionally, due to a generous grant from Concordia Foundation, all 2014 Caldera residents will be receiving a $500 stipend. During their stays at Caldera, Artists in Residence contribute to Caldera and the local area community by teaching Saturday workshops to Caldera’s high school students and in Caldera’s middle school classes.

2014 Artists in Residence: January ¬– Christi Denton, musician, Portland; Jim Leisy, photographer, Portland; Maxim Loskutoff, writer, Montana; Katie Rose Pipkin, media artist, Texas; Alain LeTourneau, filmmaker, Portland. February – Eugenie Frerichs, photographer, Portland; Tonya Jones, playwright & actress, California; Julie Keefe, photographer, Portland; Andrew McDonald, writer, Australia; Emily Squires, visual artist, Portland. March – Jennifer Elise Foerster, writer, California; Tahni Holt, dance, Portland; Carolyn Hopkins, sculptor, Portland; Grace Lee, writer, New York; Nick Norman, painter, Portland.

The first one of the year is slated for Saturday, January 25 from 1–3pm. Open Studios is 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. 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 composer and sound artist Christi Denton, Portland, Oregon; photographer Jim Leisy, Sherwood, Oregon; literary artist Maxim Loskutoff, Missoula, Montana; media artist Katie Rose Pipkin, Austin, Texas; and filmmaker Alain LeTourneau, Portland. Full bios can be found on the Caldera website,

After January Open Studios there will be a special dinner at Caldera. It begins at 5pm with appetizers. In the time between Open Studios and the dinner will be a tour of Caldera and a film viewing. The dinner is $45 person. Space is limited, so reserve your space for this special evening by January by calling Artist in Residence Manager, Elizabeth Quinn at 541-419-9836.

The dates for the next Open Studios are: Saturday, February 22, and Saturday, March 29.

Applications for 2015 Artists in Residence are now open. To learn more about applying to Caldera, go to:

Nearly 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.

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