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The Oxbow School Presents the Anti-Event



Please DON’T Join us for our Annual Gala!

Instead, join us in celebration of Oxbow Student-Artists from your comfortable couch as this is a "No Show" event.


You Don’t have to think about traffic, parking, an outfit, or asking your friends to sit at your sponsored table.
Enjoy an evening at home, knowing that you have made a difference in the lives of young artists by supporting
The Oxbow School Scholarship fund.

Cost: A donation in the amount of what you would have spent had this been an actual event.
100% of all donations are tax deductible.

Be a “No Show

"Tickets" and "Sponsorships" available now at:

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Join us for Napa Makes on June 8!


Date: Saturday, June 8 10am—4pm
Location: The Oxbow Studios, 530 Third Street, Napa, CA

Napa Makes is honored to be back at Oxbow School for their 2nd annual event. Napa Makes is an opportunity to connect with local artisans and shop their handmade creations right here at Oxbow School. Napa Makes is expanding our array of food and wine vendors to showcase the diversity of our local small-production vintners and culinary masters.

For those of you who shop creative markets frequently, you know that the early birds catch the worms. We will be offering Early Bird tickets! For $20, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea, pastries by Andreya Nightingale of Mortar Pestle Cooking, and shop all the vendors at 9am for a full hour before the doors open to the public. Getting first dibs on your favorite artists, as well as more intimate time spent with makers and shoppers alike...what’s not to love?

Please head on over to or follow on Instagram @napamakes for more info!

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Online Wine & Special Experiences Auction & Raffle 2019


BIDDING NOW OPEN on Napa's finest wines and special experiences ~ all in support of student scholarships at the Oxbow School!
Starting TODAY and continuing through Friday, May 10 at Noon, we invite you to BID on amazing wine offerings and unique special experiences. Highest bidder wins!

Proceeds from this online fundraiser will support scholarships to deserving students to attend Oxbow. Over half of all Oxbow students receive financial aid, and many more qualified students apply whom we simply cannot fund. Please help us support talented students!

*Fine wines such as Robert Mondavi Winery, Continuum, Favia, La Jota, Dalla Valle, Darioush and more...
*Opus One Twilight Tasting + Dinner
*Stinson Beach House for 3 Nights
*Buy A Spot Day of Art
*Private Curated Tour of SFMOMA + Lunch
*and many more!

Happy shopping from all of us at Oxbow! And a HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful, generous donors!

*Winning bidders will be contacted after May 14 and arrangements will be made to pick up or ship their items. If you have any questions, please contact Julie de Polo at The Oxbow School,, phone: 707.255.6000.

Another Way to Play ~ Oxbow's Spring Raffle!

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Glam it up for an evening with the Hollywood stars!
Two VIP Tickets to the Napa Valley Film Festival Red Carpet Celebrity Tributes + Feature Film event on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Napa Valley Film Festival

Tickets include:
● VIP Red Carpet Entrance with Valet Parking at Lincoln Theater
● VIP Pre- Reception
● VIP Reserved seating ( With our Patrons) at Celebrity Tribute
● VIP Intermission with our Patrons
● VIP Seating at the feature film following the intermission

Raffle Ticket: $60 each
Retail Value: $1,000

The drawing will take place at our Festive Benefit Dinner at Hudson Ranch winery on May 11 - you need not be present to win! All proceeds benefit the Oxbow School. Please click here to purchase RAFFLE TICKETS

We have a few seats left for our Festive Benefit Dinner at Hudson Ranch winery ~ please join us! Saturday, May 11 at 5pm.
Click here to purchase Benefit tickets!


Please Join Us! Benefit Dinner at Hudson Ranch winery ~ Napa Valley May 11th!


Please join us for Oxbow's annual Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the beautiful Hudson Ranch winery in the Carneros region of Napa Valley.

Special guest Chef Curtis diFede of Miminashi fame will be creating an artful Napa-inspired spring menu + Napa Valley wines from Robert Sinskey Vineyards. Come meet our special guest Emcee Llisa Demetrios of The Eames Office, the granddaughter of Ray & Charles Eames, who will be speaking about her family's creative design process. Oxbow Alums Caroline Woolard, OS4 and Colby Case, OS39 will also be sharing their unique perspectives of their time at Oxbow.

Proceeds of the event support student scholarships at the school, since over half of our talented young artist-scholars receive some form of financial aid. For sponsorship and tickets, please visit

*A HUGE THANK YOU to Lee & Cristina Hudson and Miminashi for helping to underwrite our annual fundraising event!


Another Way to Play ~ Oxbow Spring Raffle!


This year's Raffle offers two exciting packages:

* A VIP BottleRock weekend extravaganza! This awesome package includes two 3-day VIP admission passes and on-campus accommodations at Oxbow (right across the street from the concert venue). One parking spot included!

*Two tickets to the San Francisco Opera plus $100 to Hog Island Oyster Co. Enjoy the 2018-2019 San Francisco Opera performance of your choice, and a visit to Hog Island Oysters any time!

The drawing will take place at the Benefit on May 12 - you need not be present to win! All proceeds benefit the Oxbow School. Please click this link to purchase tickets!


Oxbow's Fabulous Online Wine Auction and Art Sale Now Open!!


We had a wonderful Art Opening Reception at the Robert Mondavi Winery on Friday, April 27. Thank you to all of you who came out and purchased art. Lots of the stunning pieces sold, but there are still some amazing offerings available.

Recently added: a private, curated tour of SFMOMA plus lunch at In Situ for 4-6 guests with art advisor/collector extraordinaire Sabrina Buell.

Have you seen some of the other Special Experiences being offered?
* Chez Panisse dinner for 10
* Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey's Private Client Director tasting of Vintage French Champagne
* Stinson Beach, Inverness and Jackson Hole vacation homes
* And many more!

Continuing through Friday, May 11 at 5 PM, we invite you to BID on these amazing wine offerings, unique experiences and art books; and to Peruse and Purchase Art from past Oxbow School Visiting Artists that is currently on exhibit at the Robert Mondavi Winery through May 8. To be clear, the art is being SOLD, not auctioned (ie. no bidding) - the artists set their own prices. All other items, wine, experiences and art books, are being auctioned, ie. yes, bid away! Highest bidder wins.

Happy shopping in support of The Oxbow School and the Stephen Thomas Scholarship Fund!

*Winning bidders and art purchasers will be contacted after May 14 and arrangements will be made to pick up or ship their items.

Artwork at top Left: Modernist Folksong by Kota Ezawa Right: Ingot 2 by Amy Kaufman

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Oxbow Hosts Pollinate Brand Event: Napa Makes


Date: Saturday, April 7 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: Oxbow School Campus, 530 Third Street, Napa, CA

Oxbow will be hosting Napa Makes, a curated craft event highlighting talented artisans in our local creative community. This event will be produced by Napa-based event studio, The Pollinate Brand (founded by Oxbow Alumna Jordan Felling, OS5). Daytime event is free and open to the public. When day turns to night, Napa Makes will offer a special fundraising dinner to benefit The Stephen Thomas Scholarship Fund. We are thrilled to welcome guest Chef Melissa Fernandez and an impressive line-up of Vintners. Limited seating! Dinner ticket link.

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Opening Reception for Works on Paper: Fine Art Exhibit by Oxbow School Visiting Artists 1999–2017


Opening Reception on Friday, April 27 at 6pm at Robert Mondavi Winery in the Vineyard Room. PLEASE RSVP HERE!

Exhibited art will be for sale through May 8 to benefit the Stephen Thomas Scholarship Fund.

In the school's 19+ year history, over 140 professional Visiting Artists have graced our program, and so far over 70 have generously donated a piece to the Works on Paper Exhibit at Mondavi in support of the Stephen Thomas Scholarship Fund. We are delighted by their generosity—we hope you can come! PLEASE RSVP HERE!

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