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Courtney Cook


Courtney Cook studied art + design, and creative writing + literature at the University of Michigan focusing on finding ways to best combine visuals and words. She is an MFA candidate at the University of California, Riverside, studying creative nonfiction. Her first book titled The Way She Feels, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in the summer of 2021. The Way She Feels is a mixture of essays, graphic narratives, and illustrations all surrounding the topic of mental illness.


Karen Achar


Slade West, Two Hours, 2016

Karen Achar attends University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is the curator and contributing artist in the group exhibition"Primordial Delight" in the Sculpture Gallery at UCLA's Broad Art Center.

The exhibit includes the work of Oxbow alumni and UCLA student OS30 Brem Finnie, OS29 Slade West-she's been on a gap year and starts at Bennington College in the Fall, and Benjamin Briggance.

The opening is Friday, February 12, 6-8pm and the exhibit is on view through the weekend. The image is by Slade West, Two Hours, 2016, charcoal and pencil on paper.


Sam Wadsworth


Sam Wadsworth received a prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Annual Art Award at his graduation from The Packer Collegiate Institute. The award was established in 1984 and each year, a select number of secondary schools with noteworthy programs in the visual arts are invited by RISD's President to nominate an accomplished artist from the senior class to receive this distinction. Sam also had an unprecedented five films that were finalists in the Packer Collegiate School 2015 Film Festival and won the award for Best Experimental Film.

A School Like No Other