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Welcoming Our New AiR Manager!

Welcoming Our New AiR Manager!
January 18, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Caldera’s new Artist in Residence Manager, Elizabeth Quinn.

Elizabeth’s life is centered on the arts and landscape. Elizabeth is the founding editor of High Desert Journal, a publication that strives for a deeper understanding of the interior West through arts and literature. For seven years, she has had the good fortune of publishing some of the best established and emerging artists and authors in the West.

From the beginning of 2009 to the fall of 2011, Elizabeth assisted the founders of Playa, a center for the arts and sciences, in developing organizational structure and programming including the formation of residencies for artists, writers and scientists. Before starting High Desert Journal, Elizabeth worked as a freelance writer for The Old Mill District, St. Charles Hospital and Northwest Crossings in Bend, Oregon. Her work with Northwest Crossings helped earn a gold medal at the Drake Awards given by the Advertising Federation of Central Oregon. She also wrote art reviews and artist profiles for The Source in Bend. Previous to freelance writing, she coordinated three consecutive annual Earth Fairs, an event of celebration including entertainment, vendors and a parade that attracted 5,000 people annually to downtown Bend. Elizabeth lived in The Dalles, Oregon forseven years where she was the director of The Dalles Art Association for three years and worked as a teacher’s assistant at an alternative middle school. Elizabeth spent two years at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s of Science.

Outside of her professional life, Elizabeth spends time with her family and creating her own paintings, sculptures, poems and prose along with roaming the deserts of the West. She grew up in Central Oregon, where she lives today.

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