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Oxbow Fall Portfolio Day 2023 - RSVP HERE!


The Oxbow School
Fall Portfolio Day 2023

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, some of the nation's top art and design schools will be reviewing student artwork and answering questions about their individual programs on Oxbow's campus in Napa, CA. This event is open to Fall 2023 students, Oxbow alumni, and high school/gap year students from the local Bay Area. Please find a partial list of participating schools below, additional programs will register in the coming months.

In order to participate, please RSVP HERE. We hope you can join us for this event!

California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

Carnegie Mellon School of Art

Cornish College of the Arts

Laguna College of Art + Design

Lesley Art + Design

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Montserrat College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pratt Institute

Ringling College of Art and Design

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University


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News + Notes

Oxbow Summer Art Institute 2023 Final Show!


The Oxbow School is pleased to invite you to the 2023 Summer Art Institute (OSAI02) Final Show on Saturday, July 29th. Please find details below. We look forward to seeing you there!

The doors open for the Final Show at 10:45 am on Saturday, July 29th. Formal student introductions in front of the studios begin at 11:00 am, followed by oral presentations. Insider tip: The best shows are those with an active and participatory audience. Please ask questions of the student presenters; offer insights as you listen to the presentations and absorb the artwork. This is often the first time that students are acknowledged as artists with complex ideas. Your very presence and participation validates their hard work and creative vision.


Saturday, July 29, 2023
10:45 AM - Campus opens
11:00 AM - Presentations begin in the studios
1:00PM - Campus closed to the public

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Oxbow Admissions Office at or by call/text at 707.363.0449.

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The Oxbow School: Weekly Summer Virtual Admissions Open Office Hours!


We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Admissions Open Office Hours this summer each Wednesday for prospective students and families to share details about Oxbow's programs and the application process. We would love for you to join us! These weekly info sessions are designed to acquaint you with a semester or summer away at Oxbow and provide an excellent chance for you to meet our Admissions Team. You can find the dates and respective links below:

Wednesday, June 21st: 5 - 6PM PST
Wednesday, June 28th: 5 - 6PM PST
Wednesday, July 5th: 5 - 6PM PST
Wednesday, July 12th: 5 - 6PM PST
Wednesday, July 19th: 5 - 6PM PST
Wednesday, July 26th: 5 - 6PM PST
Wednesday, August 9th: 5 - 6PM PST
News + Notes

OS48 Final Show / Open House, May 13th


You are invited to the Spring 2023 Final Show, Oxbow's graduation exercise and exhibition of student's artwork. Visitors on Saturday will have an opportunity to meet our Spring 2023 students and discuss their Final Projects, major artworks based on research that explores topics of their own interest.

We look forward to seeing you from 1-3pm on May 13! Please direct any questions to our Admissions Office at

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Annual Report 2022


We are truly grateful for the generous support of our many donors from across the globe and the significant impact their contributions make on the lives of Oxbow students. Our commitment to creating opportunities for all students to create, grow, and thrive would not be possible without them.

Please view the full 2022 Annual Report here.

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