The 2019 Summer Benefit will be held on July 6, 2019.


It wasn’t long ago that we were together on a beautiful summer night at a place we all love. Over 480 guests joined us on the Warnock Meadow to ensure Ox-Bow has the resources it needs to sustain its vital role in supporting the next generation of artists. Thank you for your role in honoring E.W. Ross, founder of our Pre-College Program, and making this the most successful Summer Benefit to date. Your contribution goes directly to maintaining the 34 historic and contemporary structures on campus, keeping our studios well-equipped, and providing access to marginalized members of our community through scholarships. You, our donors, had the opportunity to see the impact of your generosity when Ross and Gershon spoke about his experience in the Pre-College Program. Many of you responded by pledging money towards the E.W. Ross Scholarship in support of that program, which we’re looking to expand in 2019.

The Summer Benefit was a success across all of the metrics we set to improve, including the total amount raised: $240,526.87. This was a record-setting year, surpassing the total raised in 2017. To our sponsors, thank you! Our 58 sponsorships accounted for 44% of the funds raised.

We could not have done it without the generosity of the artists, galleries, patrons, and businesses who donated art and experiences to Ox-Bow. Additional thanks to not only the winning bidders but the guests who bid up the prices through spirited competition in support of Ox-Bow’s mission. An event of this size would not be possible without the effort of dozens of volunteers, including the Board and Stewardship Committee members and Fellows who donated their time and energy. A special shout out for Steve Zick of Christie's for graciously serving as both our MC and auctioneer.

While we’d like to take credit for the weather, we’ll chuck that up to the spirit of this land and place.

We’re at 52% of our $25,000 goal of endowing the E.W. Ross Scholarship in support of the Pre-College Program. If you’d like to make a donation and have not already done so, please click on this link:

Thank you for your ongoing support and generosity, 

2018 Event Photos

Enjoy a 15% discount at the official Ox-Bow lodging sponsors. Book using code: OxBow. 


2018 Sponsors


Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation / Marlo and
Tom Byrne 

Sandy Point Beach House / Peter and Susan Krupp

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Summit Executive Center / Louise Silberman and Chris Galle

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Dave and Judy Geerts 
Angela and Bob Knauss
Todd Warnock
David Warnock and Michele Speaks


David Balas and Jim Sellman
Sam and Janene Cummings
Marc Schwartz and Emily Camiener
Phillip Cooley and Kate Bordine Cooley
Mike and Debbie Goloback
Steven and Bobbi Meier
John Williams & Martin Fluhrer

Amazwi Contemporary Art/
Wally Petersen and Mike Tischleder

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James Brandess Studio & Gallery / James Brandess

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Laura Durham of Mill Pond Realty

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O2 Creative Solutions /
Brian and Lindsay Hords



Dr. Steve Debbink and Greg Plowe
Blue Star Motel and Starlite Resort  
Vander Meulen Builders
Tower Marine
Matrix Construction
Schippers Construction
Varnum, LLP
Roger Arbury in memory of Victor Kenyon & Sue Joostberns
John April and Mike Clawson
John Cannarsa and Tim Straker
James Dolenc and Tom Riker
Phillip Morici and Joe Nieradka
Durenda and Michael Rippey
Rose and Larry Staat


Beebe and Associates
Lighthouse Insurance Group
Katherine Eckert Foundation
Vander Leek Builders
Bob and Vicki Amberg
Bob and Judy Batts
Claudia and John Berry
Patricia Ann Dewey
Brian Di Bartolomeo and Matthew Saleski
Larry Gammons and Carl Jennings
Maryjo and Tim Lemanski
Kathleen Markland
Max Matteson and Bud Baty
Brian May and Kirk Moore
Martia and Colin Metcalf
Dave Hulst & Joe Michaels
Bill Padnos and Margy Kaye
Sandra and Travis Randolph
L Howard Rochte and Russ Lamesfield
Brandi and Doug Sandner
Jason Kalajainen and Josh Shames
Dawn and George Schumann
Janet and Fred Schmidt

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