In the winter of 2003 I was accepted for an artist residence at Caldera. I spent a few weeks there working on an early draft of my eBay performance. While I discovered I'm not a residency person (too much alone time), I fell in love with the place. It was my first visit to Central Oregon and I've been back many times.

I also learned Caldera is much more than just an artist's residency. It started as a summer art camp bringing kids from the city together with kids from the country. Today it also offers year-round arts mentoring and learning to kids throughout the state.

I was thrilled to help write the relaunched website. We choose a voice that speaks to the kids, parents, artists, donors, volunteers, and staff that make up the amazing Caldera community.