Ox-Bow is a school of art and artists’ residency located in Saugatuck, Michigan. It was founded in 1910 by artists from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago who wanted to create a school and residency within a naturally beautiful environment that fostered an artist-run culture where the exchange of new ideas, the creation of new work, and camaraderie could thrive. Today, Ox-Bow continues to offer this unique combination of a pristine natural landscape with an artists-run spirit and approach producing a singular experience for their residents.
The artists that participate in this residency often remark on how productive their time was at Ox-Bow, both in terms of the amount of work they made there, but also in terms of how the atmosphere at Ox-Bow recharges them with fresh energy, ideas, and connections to bring back to the studio after they’ve left.
Residencies at Ox-Bow run anywhere from 2-5 weeks (depending on the season), but the impact of the experience influences the work that residents make long after.
For more information on the residency programs and upcoming deadlines, visit their website .