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That's a Wrap!

05/13/19

The Oxbow Benefit Dinner at Hudson Ranch winery on Saturday, May 11 was an enormous success - we raised over $100,000 for student scholarships! We'd like to extend a giant THANK YOU to all of you who volunteered, attended, and donated -- such huge efforts to make this evening so special. The vibe was fun, intimate and elegant...we couldn't have hoped for better (the beaming sunshine in Carneros was an additional gift!) Our benefit event could not have happened without the generous support of Lee & Cristina Hudson of Hudson Ranch winery, Curtis diFede of Miminashi restaurant, Liam & Diana Callahan of Bellwether Farms, Trustee Robert Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Llisa Demetrios of Eames Office, local neon artist Meryl Pataky, and all of our wonderful sponsors. In addition, we have many individuals and wineries who donated for our online and silent auctions, for which we are grateful. We are truly humbled to have such loyal support for our school - all of you made our weekend absolutely delightful. And lastly, to Jordan Felling and her Pollinate Brand team, for an amazing job of event production. Oxbow thanks you all!

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Oxbow Students Rally for Climate Change

04/19/19

Napa students rallied for climate change action on March 15. The event was featured in the Napa Register article Climate Matters: Youth Speak out on Climate Change by reporter Chris Benz in the April 7, 2019 issue.

"Shira Sadeh, 17, and Bailey Thompson, 18, both students at the Oxbow School, were the principal organizers of Napa’s student rally. They learned about climate change through Oxbow’s Environmental Science class taught by Alex Keilty.

“We were interested in participating in the Youth Strike, but there was no local event. We’re both interested in social change so we decided to hold a rally in Napa.” Read full article

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Caroline Woolard, OS4 Alum and Oxbow Trustee selected for Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship

03/28/19

Caroline Woolard was selected by Moore College of Art & Design as the first recipient of the Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship. The prestigious annual fellowship underscores Moore’s ongoing commitment to social engagement by offering opportunities to thoughtful artists who bring their vision for the future of cultural production to the Moore community and the larger artistic community of Philadelphia.

"As the Walentas Endowed Distinguished Fellow, Woolard will create sculptural objects for worker-owned businesses and self-organized groups, including a clock that relies upon water to mark intervals of time. Her project asks the questions: "Can an object interrupt the unavoidable antagonisms of working together? How do workers without bosses (i.e. worker-owners in cooperative businesses) transform workplace conflict?" Woolard will make, with the support of Moore studio technicians, sculptural objects that are meant to act as tools to facilitate difficult conversations about structural and interpersonal inequity. These objects will migrate throughout Moore and become a central part of the Free Library’s new Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement, where they can be checked out to support the work of other community organizations around the city, including the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives." Read full press release.

Caroline has served on The Oxbow School Board of Trustees since July 2018.
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Call for Alumni Art!

03/13/17

Remember how much the community enjoyed seeing the results of your semester at your Final Show? This year we would like to showcase ALUMNI ART during our final show weekend as well!

This spring, for the first time ever, Oxbow is hosting its annual fundraiser the evening of OS36's Final Show on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. What could be better than checking out student art by day, and then venturing over to The CIA at Copia nearby for Oxbow's Benefit Concert where we will display and sell ALUMNI ART!

If you are interested in participating, here are the details:

1) This will be a curated show. We are limited to how many pieces we can display. Ideally, you would be able to attend and talk about your work on display, though if you cannot attend we will still consider your piece(s). This will be a fantastic, well-attended event, and will include an exclusive live performance by the legendary Boz Scaggs. If your art is selected as part of the exhibition, we will take care of your concert ticket.

2) Please submit your work (any medium) by emailing .jpeg files to jason@oxbowschool.org with the following information:

- FULL NAME
- OS__
- TITLE
- MEDIUM
- SIZE
- PRICE

Name the price you'd like to sell your art for! We simply ask that 20% of the sale price be donated to The Oxbow School scholarship fund. Please feel free to submit multiple pieces. We will continue accepting work through April 10th. After April 10th, submissions will be closed and we will email to notify you if we've selected your work.

3) Oxbow will cover shipping for pieces up to 11"x14"x2" framed. If you plan to submit something larger, you will need to arrange for your own shipping.

Questions can be sent to jason@oxbowschool.org

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Pattiann Koury - US and International Film Festivals

11/05/15

Pattiann Koury had two pieces screened in recent film festivals. The video Nothing to Celebrate was screened at the 2015 Strange Beauty Film Festival in Durham, NC in late October. The short film, Speed was screened at the 2015 Athens International Film Festival in Athens, OH in April. This is the second film she has had screened in this festival, the first was Ms. Irmie's Curse in 2014. In December, Speed will also be screened in Porto, Portugal at part of the Family Film Project Film Festival.

Pattiann is Oxbow's New Media Faculty. See more of Pattiann's work.

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Jason Tucker joins Oxbow's Admissions Team

10/02/15

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I'm incredibly excited to rejoin my peers at Oxbow since my time in OS20. After leaving Napa, I attended the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC and graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Fine Art Photography. Throughout school I worked part-time at Morton Fine Art as a graphic designer and sales associate. Somewhat simultaneously, I was hired at Duhon Photography as a studio manager and photographer, and worked directly with the owner and lead photographer for 6 years.

In 2010, as a response to the emotionally and politically charged censorship of David Wojnarowicz' work during the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, I co-founded the artist collective Boys Be Good. This collective was comprised of 12 artists from all backgrounds and areas of the country working in a variety of mediums and disciplines. I curated 3 large exhibitions, produced several publications and engaged the local community through panel discussions and performance art events. My time at Oxbow helped me to formalize my skills, both artistic and academic, and I am ecstatic to be able to facilitate that same opportunity for future generations at The Oxbow School. View Jason's work.

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Susan Lynn Smith featured at the Berkeley Art Center

10/01/15

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Untitled (Mitchell Lumber) by Susan Lynn Smith

Oxbow's Summer Camp Director Susan Lynn Smith is a featured artist in the exhibit New Photography inspired by the Paul Sack Collection at Berkeley Art Center (BAC). The opening reception is on Friday, October 9th from 6-8pm and runs through November 22, 2015.

"BAC is proud to be entering into this partnership with Paul Sack and to give opportunity for entirely new audiences to experience the rich photography community in the Bay Area. Jurors, Janet Delaney, Aimee Le Duc and Kira Lyons, selected six photographers: Filza Ahmad, Ingeborg Gerdes, Toby Kahn, Nick Lawrence, Maggie Preston and Susan Lynn Smith. These exhibiting artists represent a range of subject matter, approaches to practice and relationships to the built environment."

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