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Visiting Artist Lectures

Anneli Henriksson (OS19)


Please join us for a lecture with Oxbow alumni artist Anneli Henriksson (OS19).

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Using a sardonic approach to exploring existentialism, Anneli Sanaye Henriksson's work engages with countercultural production of the recent past in order to examine an aesthetic manifestation of melancholia. She creates spaces that reflect ritualistic or symbolic attempts to resist the power of bourgeois hegemony. Through self-publishing, drawings, comics, garments and textiles, she challenges perceived boundaries between object, action, and place. By positioning the viewer in a space of global environmental, political, and social angst, the work invites the viewer to ask themself: Ever look at a flower and hate it? Henriksson was born in 1991 in Palo Alto, CA. She attended the Oxbow School in 2009 and received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Henriksson currently lives and works at the feminist art collective the Dirt Palace in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Bessma Khalaf


Please join us for a lecture with artist Bessma Khalaf.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Born in Iraq, Bessma Khalaf emigrated to San Diego, California in 1990 just two years after the end of the Iraq/Iran war and just before the first Gulf War - those years of her childhood are not lost in the work.

Balancing mischievousness and malice, Khalaf’s processes of degradation (burning, smashing, consuming, etc.) explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. Khalaf proposes that beyond the nihilism of destruction, voids and absences possess generative possibilities, either in nature or in her practice. Figuratively and pictorially, voids carve an ambiguous space in the representation of landscape and the documentation of performance. Entrenched in process, Khalaf mixes mysticism, futility, and endurance when pitting herself against the overwhelming vastness of her surroundings, and the largeness of the romantic landscape.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Kamrooz Aram


Please join us for a lecture with artist Kamrooz Aram.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Kamrooz Aram (b. 1978, Shiraz, Iran) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Aram’s diverse practice often engages the complicated relationship between Modernism and the so-called decorative arts. Through a variety of forms including painting, collage, drawing and installation, Aram has found the potential for image-making to function critically in its use as a tool for a certain renegotiation of history.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Robin Hill


Please join us for a lecture with artist Robin Hill.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Robin Hill is an artist whose work focuses on the intersection between drawing, photography, and sculpture. Her recent work takes on a collaborative sensibility, where objects and materials which have been rejected by others have served as starting points for acts of transformation.

The underlying conceptual thread that moves throughout her work is her interest in collection, extraction, re-presentation, and in transforming seemingly inconsequential matter and into meaningful statements about matter itself, which ultimately becomes a mediation on time. She strives to give shape to nuance and to relocate familiar things in an unfamiliar order. While handmade might best describe her early work, hand-altered is a more apt description for the work she is doing today.

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Open House

Summer Camp Final Show and Open House


Join us on Sunday, July 28th for the Summer Camp Final show and Oxbow School Open House from 3:30pm to 5:00pm!

The event is free and open to the public. This Open House is an excellent opportunity to see artwork, mingle with fellow art students and parents, and meet Oxbow staff and faculty. Campus tours will be available.

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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.
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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!

Open House

Spring 2019 Final Student Show & Open House


Saturday, May 11, 1:00 - 3:00pm + Sunday, May 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Oxbow Studios, 530 Third Street, Napa

Tours will be offered and information will be available about the Semester and Summer programs at Oxbow!

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