Around the Bend

Around the Bend - June 2019


Dear Oxbow Friends,

Following the remarkable leadership provided by Stephen Thomas for twenty years, it is my humble pleasure to bring another academic year to a successful close. Stephen has been a close friend and mentor for me throughout my tenure at Oxbow and I am indebted to him and the founders, the Mondavis and Ann Hatch, for bringing the vision for an arts-centric community into reality for motivated adolescents across the country. In honor of Stephen’s dedication to Oxbow, the “Stephen Thomas Scholarship Fund” was launched last year to support future students who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. I am proud to announce that this scholarship fund is thriving today with record numbers of students receiving scholarship money.

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Summer Camp

Summer Art Camp - welcomes back Oxbow Alum!


Joining the Oxbow Summer Art Camp are Counselors Taran Wilkens-Plumley (OS25), Ellie LaCourt (OS26), Logan Larson (OS31), new Head Counselor Terra Brazier (OS32) and returning Counselor Charlotte O'Dair (OS26).

On the faculty side returning are Maya Shengold (OS26) is the Painting Instructor (former Counselor/Head Counselor), Larissa Gilbert (OS27) is returning as the New Media Instructor (former Counselor), Mikhaila Quezada-Freda (OS27) is the Sculpture Faculty (former Counselor and Teaching Assistant).

Visit the Summer Camp page on our website to meet all the Summer Staff.

News + Notes

That's a Wrap!


The Oxbow Benefit Dinner at Hudson Ranch winery on Saturday, May 11 was an enormous success - we raised over $100,000 for student scholarships! We'd like to extend a giant THANK YOU to all of you who volunteered, attended, and donated -- such huge efforts to make this evening so special. The vibe was fun, intimate and elegant...we couldn't have hoped for better (the beaming sunshine in Carneros was an additional gift!) Our benefit event could not have happened without the generous support of Lee & Cristina Hudson of Hudson Ranch winery, Curtis diFede of Miminashi restaurant, Liam & Diana Callahan of Bellwether Farms, Trustee Robert Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Llisa Demetrios of Eames Office, local neon artist Meryl Pataky, and all of our wonderful sponsors. In addition, we have many individuals and wineries who donated for our online and silent auctions, for which we are grateful. We are truly humbled to have such loyal support for our school - all of you made our weekend absolutely delightful. And lastly, to Jordan Felling and her Pollinate Brand team, for an amazing job of event production. Oxbow thanks you all!

News + Notes

Caroline Woolard, OS4 Alum and Oxbow Trustee selected for Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship


Caroline Woolard was selected by Moore College of Art & Design as the first recipient of the Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship. The prestigious annual fellowship underscores Moore’s ongoing commitment to social engagement by offering opportunities to thoughtful artists who bring their vision for the future of cultural production to the Moore community and the larger artistic community of Philadelphia.

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There are no open Semester Program or Summer Art Camp positions at this time.

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