Caldera host its annual free and open to the public series of Saturday Open Studio events beginning February 23. Open Studios presents the work of individuals from around the country chosen by jury and awarded four-week stays 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. Along with being immersed in developing new works, Artists in Residence also teach workshops and do presentations to Caldera students during their month-long stays.
Upcoming Open Studio dates are Saturdays February 23, and March 23 from 1-3 pm. Open Studios take place at Caldera’s beautiful Arts Center at Blue Lake, 16 miles west of the town of Sisters, Oregon. Scheduled talks and presentations by the Artists in Residence will begin at 1:20pm followed by self-guided studio tours. 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.
Caldera is The Ford Family Foundation’s “Golden Spot” Awardee. The award is a three-year $40,000 grant, half of which directly supports mid-career Oregon-based artists. This years Golden Spot Awardees are Crystal Schenk (January), Shelby Davis (January), Roger Peet (February), Jeff Leake (March), and Craig Goodworth (March).
Featured January artists were: writer Jimmy Newborg, Brooklyn, New York: visual artists and collaborators, Crystal Shenk and Shelby Davis, Portland, Oregon; writer Beth Loffreda, Laramie, Wyoming; visual artist Jessica Kruetter, Denver, Colorado; musician John Berendzen, Portland, Oregon and film and mixed media artist Lani Asuncion, Hamden, Connecticut.
February artist include writers and collaborators Jason Baker and Elsbeth Pancrazi, Brooklyn, New York; musician Laura Gibson, Portland, Oregon; filmmaker Joanna Priestly, Portland, Oregon: visual artist Roger Peet, Portland, Oregon; visual artist Helen Dennis, Brooklyn, New York.
March presents: writer Lydia Conklin, East Sandwich, Maine; visual artist Jeff Leake, Portland, Oregon; actress Karen Yates, Chicago, Illinois; visual artist Craig Goodworth, Newberg, Oregon; and visual artist Hayley Barker, Portland, Oregon.