Visiting Artist Lectures

Lydia Glenn-Murray

09/01/18

Please join jus for a lecture with Oxbow Alumni Artist Lydia Glenn-Murray (OS20).

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018  7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Lydia Glenn-Murray is an artist, educator and organizer. She attended Oxbow OS20 and had a transformative experience there that confirmed her commitment to art and interdisciplinary learning. She ran an experimental art space in Highland Park, Los Angeles called Chin's Push, an ephemeral project mostly captured through third party documentation including press in Art in America, Artforum, LA Times, LA Weekly, ArtReview, ParisLA, Artsy, and others. Most recently, she moved to her hometown of Berkeley, California to direct 2727 California Street, a non-profit art and education initiative and residency program in an old corner store in South Berkeley.

Visiting Artist Lectures

James Sansing

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist James Sansing.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

James Sansing’s films have shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Images Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New York Film Festival among others.

His work has also been shown at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Ampersand International Arts, Mark Wolfe Contemporary as well as other venues, nationally and internationally.

Awards, residencies, and fellowships include the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Pirkle Jones Fund, Headlands Center for the Arts, Kala Art Institute, Recology, Sustainable Arts Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation and others.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a graduate from the San Francisco Art Institute.

jamessansing.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Josh Faught

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Josh Faught.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Reveling in the suburban panic punctuated by a hysterical self-help culture, compulsion toward decoration, and docudramatic tragedy, Josh Faught's current work uses elements of textiles, collage, sculpture, and painting to triangulate between a space that negotiates the history of textiles, a social/political history, and personal history.

These mythologized reconfigurations respond to ongoing interests surrounding possibilities in narrative between object, ornamentation, sexual difference, desire, and the site of domestic dysfunction. The objects in Faught's work are often twins, explicit or sometimes tacit doppelgangers shadowing each other.

Performing or sublimating a “fabulous” sense of isolation or disconnectedness, these objects borrow an expressive vernacular from the art fabric movement; a moment where threads were not to be walked upon or worn but could, by contrast, ventriloquize a sense of political urgency and delineate the presence of our bodies and our neurosis.

Faught has exhibited his work in numerous venues internationally. Recent solo museum exhibitions include a site-specific installation at the Neptune Society Columbarium as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Art Award Exhibition; the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri (both 2013); and the Seattle Art Museum in conjunction with his Betty Bowen Award (2009). Solo exhibitions also include Kendal Koppe Gallery, Glasgow (2014), and Launch Pad, London (2014), Lisa Cooley, New York (2010 and 2012) and Western Bridge, Seattle (2010). His work appeared in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Emily Foundation for the Arts, New York, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (both 2014), Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, Oakville Galleries, Ontario (both 2013). Currently his work is in the group exhibition, Fiber: Sculpture 1960- Present at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, which will travel to the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio and Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art as well as the Rubell Family Collection. Faught is the recipient of the 2009 Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award, the 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant and the 2012 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award. 

His work has also appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview (UK), The Studio Reader, Crafts (UK), and the New Yorker

joshfaught.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Jesse Fleming

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Jesse Fleming.

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Fleming is an artist, filmmaker, educator, and co-founder of the artist collective Gatherall. He is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists innovating the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Fleming's motivation is to transmute, and at times lower our perceived boundary between self and other. To do this, he takes inspiration from contemplative maps where a practitioner is given systematic techniques to explore their world, perception, consciousness, and relation to other through direct experience. This is seen in Fleming’s artistic research and development — a hybrid output of his media art, installation, and filmmaking, lectures, and contemplative workshops.

jessefleming.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Rebecca Manson

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Rebecca Manson.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Rebecca Manson is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has received a Windgate Fellowship Award and a Windgate Project Grant. She has been a resident artist and Zentrum Fur Keramik and California State University Long Beach. Through her sculpture work and in the classroom, Rebecca is interested in clay as a metaphor for community and the body. The spherical form, a recurring theme in her work, celebrates the idea that small parts together amount to something impactful. Her work is frequently comprised of thousands of tiny, handmade porcelain parts which on their own may appear trivial, but in mass depict the power of togetherness. Through her upcoming interactive public outdoor sculpture, she challenges ideas about fragility.

rebexman.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Rebecca Manson

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Rebecca Manson.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Rebecca Manson is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has received a Windgate Fellowship Award and a Windgate Project Grant. She has been a resident artist and Zentrum Fur Keramik and California State University Long Beach. Through her sculpture work and in the classroom, Rebecca is interested in clay as a metaphor for community and the body. The spherical form, a recurring theme in her work, celebrates the idea that small parts together amount to something impactful. Her work is frequently comprised of thousands of tiny, handmade porcelain parts which on their own may appear trivial, but in mass depict the power of togetherness. Through her upcoming interactive public outdoor sculpture, she challenges ideas about fragility.

rebexman.com

Fundraising

Another Way to Play ~ Oxbow Spring Raffle!

05/02/18

This year's Raffle offers two exciting packages:

* A VIP BottleRock weekend extravaganza! This awesome package includes two 3-day VIP admission passes and on-campus accommodations at Oxbow (right across the street from the concert venue). One parking spot included!

*Two tickets to the San Francisco Opera plus $100 to Hog Island Oyster Co. Enjoy the 2018-2019 San Francisco Opera performance of your choice, and a visit to Hog Island Oysters any time!

The drawing will take place at the Benefit on May 12 - you need not be present to win! All proceeds benefit the Oxbow School. Please click this link to purchase tickets!

Fundraising

Oxbow's Fabulous Online Wine Auction and Art Sale Now Open!!

05/02/18

We had a wonderful Art Opening Reception at the Robert Mondavi Winery on Friday, April 27. Thank you to all of you who came out and purchased art. Lots of the stunning pieces sold, but there are still some amazing offerings available.

Recently added: a private, curated tour of SFMOMA plus lunch at In Situ for 4-6 guests with art advisor/collector extraordinaire Sabrina Buell.

Have you seen some of the other Special Experiences being offered?
Chez Panisse dinner for 10
* Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey's Private Client Director tasting of Vintage French Champagne
Stinson BeachInverness and Jackson Hole vacation homes
* And many more!

Continuing through Friday, May 11 at 5 PM, we invite you to BID on these amazing wine offerings, unique experiences and art books; and to Peruse and Purchase Art from past Oxbow School Visiting Artists that is currently on exhibit at the Robert Mondavi Winery through May 8. To be clear, the art is being SOLD, not auctioned (ie. no bidding) - the artists set their own prices. All other items, wine, experiences and art books, are being auctioned, ie. yes, bid away! Highest bidder wins. 

Happy shopping in support of The Oxbow School and the Stephen Thomas Scholarship Fund!

*Winning bidders and art purchasers will be contacted after May 14 and arrangements will be made to pick up or ship their items.

Artwork at top Left: Modernist Folksong by Kota Ezawa  Right: Ingot 2 by Amy Kaufman

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