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.


Courtney Cook


Courtney Cook's article 10 Semester Schools That High School Students Should Consider including mention of Oxbow was published in the March 1, 2015 issue of Make It Better an online Chicago community publication.

"Semester schools are a unique experience that can be enjoyed by students of all personality types and from all types of schooling environments. The one common theme among students that attend semester schools is that they are academically curious and willing to invest themselves in the experience they are embarking on."- Courtney Cook


Shannon Aguiar


Shannon Aguiar was signed to a San Francisco Modeling agency as a professional model shortly after leaving Oxbow and this fall will move to Los Angeles, CA to continue modeling and start college. She plans to study Psychology and Fine Arts and is competing in the Miss CA USA 2016 next January in Long Beach, CA. She continues to paint in her free time.


Madison Bloch


Lilly Pond III, 2013

Madison Bloch won ArtSlant Showcase awards for two pieces she created while at Oxbow. These pieces are now competing to show at Art Basel in Miami, FL in November 2014.

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