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Oxbow Summer Art Institute 2023 Final Show!


The Oxbow School is pleased to invite you to the 2023 Summer Art Institute (OSAI02) Final Show on Saturday, July 29th. Please find details below. We look forward to seeing you there!

The doors open for the Final Show at 10:45 am on Saturday, July 29th. Formal student introductions in front of the studios begin at 11:00 am, followed by oral presentations. Insider tip: The best shows are those with an active and participatory audience. Please ask questions of the student presenters; offer insights as you listen to the presentations and absorb the artwork. This is often the first time that students are acknowledged as artists with complex ideas. Your very presence and participation validates their hard work and creative vision.


Saturday, July 29, 2023
10:45 AM - Campus opens
11:00 AM - Presentations begin in the studios
1:00PM - Campus closed to the public

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Oxbow Admissions Office at or by call/text at 707.363.0449.

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OS48 Final Show / Open House, May 13th


You are invited to the Spring 2023 Final Show, Oxbow's graduation exercise and exhibition of student's artwork. Visitors on Saturday will have an opportunity to meet our Spring 2023 students and discuss their Final Projects, major artworks based on research that explores topics of their own interest.

We look forward to seeing you from 1-3pm on May 13! Please direct any questions to our Admissions Office at

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The Oxbow School Curriculum Guide


“Going far off from where you started in encouraged.”

Our new viewbook is out, attached below, made with our friends McFadden & Thorpe with a tie in to our new, original #oxbowjourney films made by Bay Area filmmaker Whitney Legge, @whitneylegge.

The Oxbow semester is an exploration of artistic inquiry combined with innovative academics. The experiential semester provides students a unique opportunity to take a semester away while also completing high school on time in preparation for college and a rewarding life. Through a wide range of projects and activities, Oxbow students learn that knowing how to learn is as important as what one learns, like Portia and Ethan, featured in #oxbowjourney on our IGTV channel and our YouTube channel.

Students leave Oxbow transformed. We support them in their journey towards gaining skills in independent living, taking ownership over their own learning, and developing meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.

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Reflections on Distance Learning and Quarantine in Spring 2020: The Oxbow School’s Pandemic Story


Not too long after students left mid-semester during the Spring of 2020, two Oxbow faculty members co-authored an article entitled, “Reflections on Distance Learning and Quarantine in Spring 2020: The Oxbow School’s Pandemic Story”. The article was published in this month’s edition of Art Education, the official journal of the National Art Education Association. A copy of the story can be found here. Teaching remotely brought new awareness to the importance of an arts education, especially during a time when the creative process was a much needed outlet for young people forced into quarantine for an unknown period of time. Not surprisingly, the Oxbow faculty and students rose to the occasion to produce meaningful work as featured in Art Education.

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