Posts From January 2007

January 14, 2007

Oxbow School Spring 2007 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

School Spring 2007 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Tom Holland, Nina Katchadourian , Sandra Percival, Philip Ross and Inez Storer

Copia Auditorium, 500 First Street Napa, CA, 7 – 8:30 PM

Free Admission
For information call 707-255-6000
Presented in partnership with Copia: The American Center for Food, Wine and the

Generously supported by a grant from:

The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation

Nina Katchadourian- Monday, February 26

Nina Katchadourian was born in Stanford, California and grew up spending every
summer on a small island in the Finnish archipelago. Her work exists in a wide
variety of media including photography, sculpture, video and sound. She is represented by Sara Meltzer gallery in New York and Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco.
Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at places such as
PS1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, New Langton Arts, Artists Space and Sculpture
Center. In January 2006 the Turku Art Museum in Turku, Finland featured a solo
show of works made in Finland, and in June 2006 the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs opened a 10-year survey of her work with a forthcoming monograph.

Tom Holland- Monday, March 12

Tom Holland lives and works in the Bay Area and has been painting for 45 years.
After having attended UC Berkeley, Tom went to Chile on a Fulbright Grant. He
then returned to Berkeley to begin teaching at the San Francisco Art Institute.
He has also been on the faculty at UCLA and Cal. He has received both an NEA
Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He now works full time in his studio in downtown Berkeley.

Inez Storer- Monday, March 19

Inez Storer was born in 1933 in Santa Monica, California. She studied at the
Art Center in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of
California at Berkeley, and the San Francisco College for Women, ultimately receiving her B.A. from Dominican University in San Rafael, California (1970). She received her M.A. from San Francisco State University (1971). Storer's work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions consistently thorough the United States at institutions such as the Reno Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Monterey Museum of
Art, the Fresno Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Missoula Museum
of Art, Montana, and The National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia. Her
work has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the country.
Storer has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute (1981 - 1999), Sonoma State
University (1976 - 1988), San Francisco State University (1970 - 1973), and the
College of Marin (1968 - 1979). She has received numerous grants and awards,
including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1999, and has worked twice as
a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome (1997, 1996). Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, the Lannan Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. Storer lives in Inverness, California and maintains a studio in Point Reyes Station, California.
Inez Storer is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.

Sandra Percival- Monday, March 26

Sandra Percival is the Executive Director at New Langton Arts in San Francisco.
Prior to her appointment in 2005, Sandra was the Director or the non-profit Public
Art Development Trust in London, England (PADT).

New Langon Arts is a 30-year-old non-profit multidisciplinary contemporary arts
producer and presenter. Founded in 1975 by a group of artists, performers and
collectors, Langton cultivates experimental and innovative works in visual media
and media arts, performace, and interdisciplinary projects while encouraging
broad public appreciation and access to the art of our times.
In her long and distinguished career as an arts director and curator, Percival
has worked across generations with emerging artists such as: Zarina Bhimji, Angela Bulloch, Tracey Emin, Anya Gallaccio, Julio Cezar Morales and Vong Phaophaint, as well as mid-career artists Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Julian Opie and Pae White.

Philip Ross - Monday, April 16

Philip Ross is a Bay Area artist who makes sculptural artifacts using living
organic materials, including fungus, shellfish, plants and compost. Through the
design and creation of highly controlled environments Mr. Ross manipulates, nurtures and transforms a variety of living species. The artworks that are made from this process are at once highly crafted and naturally formed, skillfully manipulated
and sloppily organic.


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January 6, 2007


Petite Sirah

2002 Quixote Panza Stags' Leap Ranch Napa Valley ($40)

Visit Quixote Winery!

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January 3, 2007


Esca Syrah
The power of color at work, as evidenced if you've ever spotted this label on a shelf. Critters, yes, but ... a bee? The bright Tuscan orange and yellow design -- winemaker Mario Monticelli worked at Antinori -- from this tiny Napa winery's Syrah, Cabernet and Zinfandel evokes an old-fashioned fruit crate. The name means "bait" in Italian, and the bee drawn to a hibiscus flower is a sly allusion to what Mario and his wife, Anna Monticelli, want to achieve. Esca, incidentally, is their side project. Mario is winemaker for Napa's Quixote Winery; Anna is assistant winemaker at Bryant Family Vineyard.

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