Faculty from both SAIC and schools around the globe are encouraged to submit course proposals to teach at Ox-Bow for the summer and winter.

We accept course proposals on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting proposals for the January 2018 Winter Interim Session and for the 2018 Summer Session. All proposals are due by May 1st. You will hear back from us about your course no later than October 2017.

WINTER INTERIM SESSION, January 2018, 2 weeks

Proposals for the Winter Interim Session should be for 2 week/3 credit courses only. During the winter session, courses that are most successful engage the landscape and the winter weather. Ox-Bow has limited studio facilities available. Studios available for use are:

  • the Lutz, a group studio house available with 4 individual studio spaces
  • the Haas Painting studio, which can accommodate up to 18 students (and can be used for courses other than painting)
  • the Krehbiel Ceramics studio, which can accommodate up 12 students
  • the Print studio, with Screenprinting, Etching, Lithography capacity, accommodates 12
  • New Media Space, accommodates 12

SUMMER SESSION, June - August, 2018

Proposals for the 2018 Summer Session can be for either 1 week/1 credit courses or 2 week/3 credit courses. Ox-Bow has 6 main studio areas-- painting and drawing, ceramics, papermaking, printmaking, metals, and glass, but will consider proposals in a variety of disciplines, including sound, fiber, performance, sculpture, art history, photo, film, new media, writing, visual and critical studies, and interdisciplinary areas.

To propose a course you will need the following information:

  • Faculty Name, email, phone number, website if available
  • CV, or Resume
  • Course Name
  • Session for which you are proposing
  • Length of course
  • Course Description (approximately 100 words, for examples, please see examples)
  • Budget/Space/Equipment Information Ox-Bow has limited technological resources; please submit a list of equipment needed for your course (if outside of standard equipment) and plans on how you might address those needs.
  • Not required but recommended—documentation of faculty and student work, may be in the following formats: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, jpg, gif, mp3, mp4, tiff, png, mov. If this is included, please note that the program will automatically alphabetize your files so please name them accordingly. Please provide a documentation list which indicates the artist (Self or Student), title if known, media, etc.
Ends on May 1, 2017
Fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. Each fall between 25 and 30 artists participate in the residency creating a community of engaged peers. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists in Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. Three studios are dedicated specifically to writers. The fall is also an ideal time to propose group or collaborative work. Please complete the application below. If you have any questions, contact us at 1.800.318.3019.  

Please note, the fall residency is open to all artists not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
Ends on May 1, 2017

Fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. Each fall between 25 and 30 artists participate in the residency creating a community of engaged peers. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists in Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. Three studios are dedicated specifically to writers. The fall is also an ideal time to propose group or collaborative work. Please complete the application below. If you have any questions, contact us at 1.800.318.3019.  

Please note, the fall residency is open to all artists not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Ends on June 1, 2017

Please submit the following information to apply for a scholarship to attend the Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing course at Ox-Bow this summer, July 2-8, with E.W. Ross & Olivia Petrides.

1-2 page essay addressing the following:
- Briefly describe your art practice.
- Why do you want to be at Ox-Bow this summer?

A letter of recommendation from a teacher (may be emailed directly to oxbow@saic.edu)

At least one or more of the following, based on what best represents your work:
- 5-10 digital images (no powerpoints or pdfs)
- 5-10 minutes total video work(s) or video documentation of work.
- 5-10 minutes total audio work(s).
- Up to 30 pages of writing(s) samples.

Image list or work inventory. Please list each image/file, title of the work, media, dimensions and any other necessary information