News + Notes

OS42 Quaranzine


Projects showing OS42's creativity, grace and grit have been compiled into the Quaranzine magazine by Oxbow's Dean of The Arts, Chris Thorson. Please enjoy this magazine with student works that include selections from OS42's distance learning art projects, materials lists, and "Who are you?" projects.

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News + Notes



Dear Friends and Visitors of The Oxbow School,

The health and safety of the community is our utmost priority. Due to the spread of COVID-19, The Oxbow School has suspended on-campus programming and transitioned to distance learning until it is safe to travel. We believe suspending on-campus programming is the best way to protect the welfare of our Oxbow community and neighbors in Napa as we are committed to help “flatten the curve”—that is, to contribute to the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 to ensure broad access to healthcare for our most at-risk populations.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We are committed to doing our best to navigate this new reality with everyone. The Oxbow faculty are working diligently to create and implement a dynamic and meaningful experience for our current students. Check out our Instagram for lively updates and stay at home art projects and recommendations.

While we are all living in uncertain times, we encourage you to take this time to embrace the present moment by fostering virtual relationships with your loved ones for support, compassion, and connectedness.

For prospective students and families, please know that your interest in The Oxbow School is important to us. We take tremendous pride in being the preeminent thought leader in arts education for young people. We look forward to welcoming you to campus once we reopen.

Unfortunately Oxbow has had to postpone many of our annual fundraising events which directly support student scholarships. Please considering "joining us" for the Oxbow Anti Event to benefit student scholarships and support the arts!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Jordan

Head of School


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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Faculty and Staff

Megan Broughton's etching selected for Richmond Art Center's spring juried exhibition "Over and Under"


Megan Broughton's etching, "Svalbard, 79.75° North: Pack Ice I" was selected for Richmond Art Center's spring juried exhibition, "Over and Under," curated by Kevin B. Chen. The show will be up March 17 – May 29 with the opening reception on Saturday, March 28, 5-7pm.

Her related print, "Svalbard, 79.75° North: Pack Ice II, State I" is in the 33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, juried by Eleanor Heartney, art critic and contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress. The show will be up March 26 - May 8. The same print is also in the upcoming Northern California Women's Caucus for Art's Regional Juried Exhibition, "The Ground Upon Which We Stand," at Abrams Claghorn Gallery in Albany, CA April 2-30.

Megan is Oxbow's Academic Dean, Printmaking instructor and an OS15 alum.


Admissions - It's Time to Apply!


We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Semesters. This year's priority application date will be Monday, February 17th. Students who complete their Oxbow applications by our priority date have the best chance of being accepted and of receiving scholarships and financial aid. APPLY NOW

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Artists In Residence

Eric Veit (OS10)


Artist Eric Veit (OS10) will be joining our faculty for Spring 2020 to work with students on projects.

Artist Biography

Eric Veit’s work deals with abstract principles such as the organization of information, relationships between human nature and non-human nature, cognition and categorization, fiction as opposed to truth, and the passage of time.

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Around the Bend

Around the Bend - November 2019


Dear Oxbow community,

As we spend this week expressing gratitude for friends and family, I would like to extend my gratitude to you for being part of the larger Oxbow story. It is our personal connection and shared commitment to an equitable arts education that enables us to invite young scholars and artists from across the country. When students participate in a semester at Oxbow, they are welcomed into a community of like-minded artists and undergo a life altering transformation that sets them on the path to be proactive citizens in the world. It is truly inspiring to be witness to the work our students do and, more important, to participate in a story that is bigger than me. You are also an important voice in this narrative.

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A School Like No Other