The Fellowship Program
Funded by the LeRoy Neiman Foundation
Each summer, Ox-Bow welcomes twelve fellowship students from competitive art schools all over the nation the opportunity to focus on their work, meet with renowned artists, and grow as a member of this unique community. These students live on campus for 13 weeks, from May 27th through August 25th, where they participate in campus life as both staff members and as artists. By working closely with the artists on staff, fellows develop relationships with others who have also made artmaking their lives.
Fellowship students are either selected by Ox-Bow’s jury or their departments at one of eight partnering schools based on the merit of their work and on their commitment to making inspired and innovative art. During their stay at Ox-Bow, fellowship students are able to reinforce their commitments to artmaking, and benefit from the intense focus and access to professional artists.
Fellowship Student Opportunities:
Receive a private studio space
Room and board
Access to visiting artists for critiques
Opportunity to exhibit their work
Opportunity to audit one two-week course or two one-week courses
Fellowship Student Responsibilities:
Participate in campus life as staff
Fellows work alongside staff for 20 hours per week. (Fellows will be assigned to one of the following jobs: housekeeping, maintenance, kitchen, or office. For further informations, please download this PDF).
Fellows will train and oversee the work- scholarship students.
Fellows are part of the summer staff and are expected to follow all codes of conduct and represent Ox-Bow in a positive manner.
Commitment to Artistic Practice
Fellows should spend no less than 20 hours a week in their studios.
Fellows should seek out as many one-on-one critiques as possible with the faculty, visiting artists, and peers.
Fellows are encouraged to share their work through slide lectures, open studios, and exhibitions.
Be an active community member
Fellows are encouraged to go to at least 15 slide lectures over the course of the summer.
Participate in fellowship group activities
Engage with students, faculty and artist-in residence
The fellowship program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for artists to be entirely focused on their artwork within the sanctuary of Ox-Bow. We encourage all students to take full advantage of the program.
are undergraduate upperclassmen in their junior/senior year or MFA students are eligible to apply
graduated December 2017 or later
are at least 21 years old at the start of the fellowship
can work in the United States or have a work visa
are eligible to spend 13 summer weeks (May 27 - August 25, 2018) at Ox-Bow.
2018 FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Stephen-Bernard Callender, The University of Texas at Austin
Dove Drury, Rhode Island School of Design
Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Rosemary Hall, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Morgan Hayden, Grand Valley State University
James Kerley, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Kasem Kydd, Carnegie Mellon University
Megan Lee, The Cooper Union
Issac Logsdon, Kansas City Art Institute
Isabella Mellado, Rhode Island School of Design
Kelly Runningen, Kansas City Art Institute
Zari Williams, Pratt Institute