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Call for Alumni Art!


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 with the following information:

- OS__

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

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Pattiann Koury - US and International Film Festivals


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



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


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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Sonia's Chickens by Camp Alum Phoebe Wahl



Phoebe Wahl has written and illustrated Sonia's Chickens a children's book published by Tundra in August.

"There's an old-fashioned feel to this simple story and its timeless illustrations, created with watercolor, collage, and colored pencil and reminiscent of Goodnight Moon in mood, design, and palette. Inside, Sonya's house is cozy and dark. In contrast, the world outside shine white, as background to text, with vignettes or a frame or portion of the opposite image spilling across the gutter." - Kirkus Reviews

An Alum of Oxbow's Summer Camp program, Phoebe attended Rhode Island School of Design graduating in 2013. Phoebe is a working artist - read her blog and visit her website.

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Amanda Hughen & Jennifer Starkweather


Former Visiting Artists Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather are featured in First Look at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The show opens on Friday September 4th.  For their piece Re:depiction, Hughen/Starkweather interviewed staff from the Asian Art Museum and asked them to describe an artwork from the museum collection from memory. Without having seen the described artworks, the artists created abstract works on paper based only on the interview recordings. There will be a walk-through of their project Re:depiction on September 10th.

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