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Milrdred Howard: Matter and Spirit


Perched, mixed-media assemblage, 2010

The exhibition Mildred Howard: Matter and Spirit opens at the Richmond Art Center Gallery in Richmond, California on March 22 and runs through May 24, 2015. The opening reception is on Saturday, March 21st from 4-6pm.

"Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter will showcase a selection of works that present some of the artist's most iconic sculptures as well as graphic works never before exhibited. Long admired for her direct and forthright reflections on society, Howard will be exhibiting work which incorporates her own image, popular images and anonymous photography. Whether taking found objects for use in assemblage or layering complex collaged works on paper, Howard imbues her artwork with the spirit of personal and community history as she reveals the matter at hand in the materiality of the of the object. Guest curated by Jan Wurm."

Howard was a Fall 2000 Visiting Artist Lecturer. You can see more of Howard's work at gallerypauleanglim.com.

Faculty and Staff

Mildred Howard awarded Lee Krasner Award


The house that can't be any color but it's own, 2011

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation awarded Mildred Howard with a Lee Krasner Award including a three-year grant. This award is based on the same criteria as the Pollock-Krasner grants, but are given in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement. This honor is a tribute to and recognition of artists with long and distinguished careers. The award is by nomination only.

Howard was a Fall 2000 Visiting Artist Lecturer.

Faculty and Staff

Rebecca Manson Exhibition: Hard and Soft


Some Kind of Shelter, 2013

Hard and Soft is an exhibition of selected ceramic sculptures by four women artists including Rebecca Manson, Lynda Benglis, Hilary Harnischfeger, and Arlene Shechet at the ACME gallery in Los Angeles, CA. They use ceramics in their work to explore and blur the distinctions between pliable and rigid, accidental and intentional, seductive and grotesque. The opening is Saturday, February 14 from 6-8pm and open through March 14, 2015.

"Rebecca Manson makes a series of marks and strokes with small bits of clay, in varying shades of off-white with hints of color. These small gestural marks Manson then combines into her large-scale sculptures and wall reliefs. Sometimes resembling an archaeological excavation, the resulting sculptures are simultaneously haunting and elegant."ACME Gallery

Manson was a Fall 2013 Visiting Artist Lecturer and is an Oxbow alum (OS14),

Faculty and Staff

Larry Sultan Retrospective at LACMA


Untitled, 1977, printed 2013, from the series Evidence

Larry Sultan: Here and Home is the first retrospective of California Photographer Larry Sultan (1946-2009). The exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan's conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970's to his solo works in the decades following. Sultan never stopped challenging the conventions of photographic documentation, exploring themes of family, home, and facade throughout his career."

Opens at the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art (LACMA) November 9 and continues through March 22, 2015.

Larry was Oxbow's Visiting Artist in Residence for OS4. larrysultan.com

Faculty and Staff

Darren Waterston Exhibition: Split the Lark


Split the Lark, 2014, oil on wood panel, 48 x 72 inches

Split the Lark is an exhibition of new paintings and architectural forms by Darren Waterston at the DC Moore Gallery in New York. The opening reception is November 6th from 6-8pm and the exhibition continues through December 20, 2014. A catalogue with an essay by Jacques Khalip accompanies the exhibition.

"The work on view looks to the improbable images and the charged warning of an Emily Dickinson poem to explore the mystery of interiority and the boundaries we violate to satisfy our desire to know."Click for full press release.

Darren was Oxbow's Visiting Artist in Residence for OS21. darrenwaterston.com.

Faculty and Staff

Mildred Howard Exhibition: Selective Memories



Mildred Howard's exhibition Selective Memories opened at the Fresno Art Museum on September 26 and runs through January 4, 2015.

"Howard's works are a constant interchange between formalism and content as she becomes more committed to the process of retrieval-selecting and working with repurposed materials to capture and peel back the layers that form her ideas and inform the embedded stories that she pushes forward, conscious of the layering of time and how time brings historical perspective to life."

Howard is the recipient of Fresno Art Museum's 2014 Distinguished Woman Artist award. Since 1988 the museum's Council of 100 has presented the award to internationally recognized women artists who have spent thirty or more years in the studio and have created a unique and prestigious body of work.

Mildred was OS3's Visiting Artist. See more of her work at gallerypauleanglim.com.

Faculty and Staff

Megan Broughton's Artist Residency in Spain



Megan Broughton, our Residential Life Advisor (and OS15 Alum) is in El Bruc, Spain as an artist in residence on a support stipend at Can Serrat for the month of October. Can Serrat offers two Writers and two Visual Arts full stipends annually. It is located in a rustic farmhouse 45 kilometers outside Barcelona within the confines of Montserrat Natural Park.


Megan draws inspiration from the breathtaking local geography, views of Catalunya's sacred mountain and artists from around the world. Exploring her artist practice, she's working on a series focusing on similar forms, characteristics, and vocabularies between human bodies and natural forms.

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Ox-bohemian Brew



Oxbow has it's own special blend coffee Ox-Bohemian Brew direct from Alta Organics Coffee and Tea Company located along the coast in Davenport. California. Alta Organics is dedicated to supporting the farmers, the processors, the importers / exporters and all those who bring them the beans to make us the best cup of coffee around.

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Holly McVeigh in Group Show - Reckless Behavior


Holly's installation
Rings & Bracelet

Eric Swangstu gathers paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, animation, jewelry and photography from some of his moto-enthusiast artist friends from L.A., Oakland, Kansas City and Seattle. As an avid rider, Swangstu celebrates the moto-lifestyle by playing with the stigma often attached with the sport of motorcycling.

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