e-Playa May 1, 2014 news
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On the edge.
“Playa is an amazing gift to the people of Oregon, an artistic and architectural wonder, and an inspiration to creativity and our sense of wonder."
–--Jon Erlandson (2012)
                                                                                                          May 1, 2014

Dear <<First Name>>

Springtime in the high desert of the Great Basin is keeping us on our toes with 75 degree highs, a little blizzard here and there....and now back to 80 degrees. This unpredictable season is a time that taking things for granted could set us up for disappointment. That the weather will be warm each day (especially as we plant the garden), that the Sandhills will still be outside your door tomorrow morning....that this residency session will not come to an end. Change is one of the many things we embrace here at Playa.

As our last residents left and our new residents arrived, we embrace the change of 5 week residencies going by the wayside and 2, 4, 6, and 8 week options now available.

Our new residents have arrived and are deep into their works! Welcome to Elizabeth Bennett (CA), Lynn Cazabon, (MD), Daniel Getzoff, (CA), Cameron Scott, (CO), Amanda Taylor, (CA), Elizabeth Uhlig, (OR), Catherine Woodard, (NY), and Thomas Cummins, (TX). Please think about attending the upcoming PLAYA Presents and see for yourselves what great things our residents are doing.

 Playa Presents 

May 10, 2014 
4:00-6:00 pm*

*Please note the time change.

Join us for open studios, readings and artist presentations
Refreshments will be served.
Always free and the public is always invited!

1:1 Matching Donation 
We are making progress towards our fundraising goals and growing our donor base. But we still need your help. This match made possible by an anonymous donor is a wonderful opportunity to make your gift go even further. Please join us in supporting our writers, visual artists and others in giving the gift of time. If you would like to make a contribution to support the arts and sciences, please considering making it now as all donations will be matched dollar for dollar. Click the Donate Now button below to contribute online with PayPal or your credit card on our FRIENDS of PLAYA page.

Thank YOU

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the following people who have already made donations to PLAYA during 2014:
Michael Roach & Shauna Thomas
Julie Bryant & William Roach

Carol Salvin
Dawn Jensen-Nobile
Jack & Laura Doyle
Jean & Dennis Roach

Chin Sun Lee
Jan Colman
Lawrence Kleinman
Steve Dieffenbacher
Diane & Stanley

Winter Rim

Jesse Elliot
Victoria Parker
Elaine Farrar
Heather Heppner
David Licata
Jose Campion McCarthy
Carolyn Law
Stacie Smith
Judy Ness
Gary Tepfer
Dale & Connie Mueller
Madonna Moss
G.C. Waldrep
Dawn Chandler
Sarah M. Newton
Margaret Paris & Sheldon Rubin
Richard Bergeman
Minso Kim
Julie Winter
Rita Fiedler
Shawn Demarest

Summer Lake
Karen McPherson
Kiera Stewart
Joann Dickson
Sarah Rabkin
NIR Pearlson Architect, INC

In Kind
Laura Winter
Richard Wilhelm
Daniel Mayer
Melanie Bishop

We couldn't do this without YOU.

Donate Today

Playa FRIENDS, Alumni and neighbors... Tell us about PLAYA's impact

Help us celebrate PLAYA's impact in your life, the community or beyond! Maybe you've received a residency and want to share what this has meant for you and your work? Or maybe you attended a PLAYA Presents and learned how to do something new or heard an inspirational piece of fiction. We invite you to take a photo of yourself, or your work and post it on our Facebook page with a caption explaining why you support PLAYA's mission and how PLAYA made a difference in your life...

For more information, email:
or call Playa at 541-943-3983

Next Application Deadline: September 1, 2014
Take this opportunity to apply today...or pass this email on to there that you know would benefit from a residency at PLAYA.

To apply for Spring 2015, please read our guidelines, then go to and follow the instructions.

We still have a few PLAYA Shirts remaining.

Cozy 100% cotton long sleeved t-shirts with our Playa logo on sleeve or chest.$25 (plus shipping and handling). Call or email to order.

PLAYA's Mission
On the edge of the Great Basin, Playa offers creative individuals the space, the solitude and the community to reflect and to engage their work.

PLAYA is a nonprofit organization supporting innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences and other fields of creative inquiry. PLAYA is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization and all contributions are tax-deductible
to the full extent allowed by law. 

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