An Evening with the Arts: Virtual Gala
Please join the Oxford Arts Alliance and our local artistic community for an evening of the arts...from your home on Friday, October 23rd, 6-9 pm! We’ve created a beautiful 3D version of our galleries at 38 S Third Street and worked alongside artists Dave Eldreth and Tyler Allen to create a stunning exhibition for your enjoyment. We at the Oxford Arts Alliance want everyone to feel at home in supporting the arts. That’s why, for 2020, we’ve decided that this event is “Pay What You Want.” Any donation made to us through here will give the donor access to the event. Find more information about An Evening with the Arts here!
Call for Artists!
We are looking for artisans to apply for our Artisan Gift Shop which takes place in November through December leading up to Christmas! Apply now!
Our friend and local artist Vicki Vinton, who created the movement #StandWithPresence, informed us that her powerful Presence sculpture has been chosen to be included in Sculpture in the Glen in September with InLiquid!
InLiquid is a great nonprofit organization that creates opportunities and exposure for artists in the Greater Philadelphia area through exhibitions and a free online hub to promote the artists' work! For more information, visit https://inliquid.org/about/
You can view videos and read more about Sculpture in the Glen here: https://inliquid.org/from-inliquid/sculpture-in-the-glen-mini-documentary/#menu
Follow Presence on Instagram to see where she goes next through the hashtag #StandWithPresence and her handle @standwithpresence
In times of uncertainty, ART is a powerful force for building communities and inspiring inner strength. To show our community's spirit, The Oxford Art Alliance and artist Vicki Vinton invite you to join us in an Art Challenge! Our goal is to gather 1,000 photos! We will combine them into a gigantic 6-foot-tall mosaic of Presence, and when we can safely gather again, we will display it for you, your family, and friends to see! Visit this page for more information on how YOU can participate!
AVAILABLE NOW: Virtual Art Exhibitions
Due to social distancing and our "new normal" the Oxford Arts Alliance is bringing art exhibitions to you on our website through a virtual flipbook! We will have in-person exhibitions starting in August along with a virtual exhibition for each in-person exhibition.
View Shahana Poddar's solo exhibition "Summer Camp Odyssey" here!
View our National Juried Exhibition for Climate Change: What Will You Do To Help? here!
View our Mt. Gretna School of Art Virtual Exhibition here!
AVAILABLE NOW: Virtual Art Camp
Back to school? Teaching from home? Try our Virtual Art Camp by breaking up the educational art lessons into one class per week for 10 total weeks of art class. Use the virtual art gallery walk through as a "field trip"! Tack on 5 additional weeks by using our artist of the day infographics as art history lessons! Interested in custom lesson plans? We can even do similar lesson plans with music! Just email Caitlin Daugherty, art coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org! The Oxford Arts Alliance is bringing an art camp to you through the comfort of your home. The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all a little stir crazy, so sit back and relax while your kids engage in educational, hands-on art activities to keep them busy for days. Don’t let social distancing deprive your kids of experiencing exciting art enrichment through our online camp program! Our curriculum is designed for 6-10 years old, but campers of any age are welcome to join in on the fun. Purchase our Virtual Art Camp online: Click here! Art Kits are unavailable for purchase due to a fire; instead we will be donating 5% of each Virtual Art Camp purchase to Kennett Copy & More!
Our COVID-19 Reopening Plan at the Oxford Arts Alliance
The Oxford Arts Alliance will be opening our doors again on July 1st, 2020. While we welcome our visitors back to the building, we want to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone in the gallery or in the academies. Please review the following information so you can be prepared for your next visit to The Oxford Arts Alliance.
What rules will be enforced by the OxAA?
● All visitors MUST wear masks at all times.
● Maintain social distancing (staying six feet away from others).
● If symptomatic, stay home.
What is available to see at the OxAA this Summer?
Our academies of art and music will be reopening in a phased manner for July 2020. Our next art show will be the annual Member Show in August 2020. All artwork for the Emerging Artist Gallery can be found in the virtual art exhibition section of the website.
How will the OxAA be cleaning our building?
The Oxford Arts Alliance will be following the Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting Tool from the CDC. Additionally, we will be using ONLY EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19 while cleaning our building. Our guidance on HOW to clean our building will come from the CDC’s website on Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities. Additional guidance for the use of disinfectants will be executed via guidance from the EPAs Disinfectant Onepager.
How is the OxAA protecting its staff and faculty?
Staff will be provided with appropriate PPE for use when inside the OxAA. Additionally, equipment such as gloves, masks, and other protections will be provided to cleaning staff when cleaning or disinfecting inside the building.
Where is the OxAA getting its guidance for reopening its facility?
We are following the CDCs Reopening America Guidance packet for guidance and strategies in making the reopening of our facility as safe as possible.
What procedures will the OxAA take to ensure the building is safe before reopening?
The OxAA will be following the CDCs Guidance for Reopening Buildings after Shutdown to ensure a safe water system and more during our reopening process.
Self Check Protocol for The Oxford Arts Alliance
To better help ensure a safe visit to our galleries or academies this Summer, please see the following checklist.
Before visiting the gallery...
1. Take your temperature.
Q:What is considered a fever?
A: The CDC defines a fever as having a measured temperature of 100.4 °F [38 °C]
2. Take a Self-Check of your symptoms
Q: How do I know if my symptoms keep me from coming to visit?
A: Use an online tool like https://covid19healthbot.cdc.gov or
3. Check for all of the necessary PPE that you’ll need (face mask, etc)
When entering the gallery...
1. Be sure your mask is on and maintain social distancing from others at all times.
In times of uncertainty, ART is a powerful force for building communities and inspiring inner strength. To show our community's spirit, The Oxford Art Alliance and artist Vicki Vinton invite you to join us in an ART Challenge! Our goal is to gather 1,000 photos! We will combine them into a gigantic 6-foot-tall mosaic of Presence, and when we can safely gather again, we will display it for you, your family, and friends to see! Visit our page for more information. Visit Stand with Presence for more information about Presence!
In the shadow of COVID-19, a growing number of our academy students and their families are finding themselves in a difficult financial situation due to so many workers being furloughed or out of work. Through the study of art and music, we can create healthy, thought-provoking, and expressive avenues in our diversifying community. Unfortunately, access to musical education in Oxford, PA is difficult to afford for many families. As the arts and culture leader in Oxford, we want to provide students with the opportunity to further their artistic or musical education regardless of their ability to pay. Donate today: Emerge Scholarship Fund
Virtual Art Camp
Back to school? Teaching from home? Try our Virtual Art Camp by breaking up the educational art lessons into one class per week for 10 total weeks of art class. Use the virtual art gallery walk through as a "field trip"! Tack on 5 additional weeks by using our artist of the day infographics as art history lessons! Interested in custom lesson plans? We can even do similar lesson plans with music! Just email Caitlin Daugherty, art coordinator, at email@example.com! Purchase our Virtual Art Camp online: Click here! Art Kits are unavailable for purchase due to a fire; instead we will be donating 5% of each Virtual Art Camp purchase to Kennett Copy & More!
Join our team of innovative, creative minds by becoming an Oxford Arts Alliance member! Qualify for exhibition opportunities, reduced rate on art classes, art and music lessons, competitions and call for entries, promote yourself as an artist and musician member, and more!
The Oxford Arts Alliance offers music lessons to student members. All lessons are private, half hour lessons taught by professional instructors. We offer group music classes and jam sessions throughout the year. We team up with Cecil College for our recitals and The Lighthouse for lessons!
To learn more about our music program, click here.
Creativity is key here at the Oxford Arts Alliance! We've expanded our offerings for private art lessons to categorize student interest! Please check out our new listings! We offer many art clubs and classes, workshops, and summer camps to kids of all ages! We partner with Octoraro Art Association to provide Clay Camp during the summer! Ready to sign up for some art classes or lessons?
Enjoy our adult art programs, including figure drawing, oil painting, watercolor, and more! Everyone needs to get a little creative sometime! Gather your friends for weekly class to learn watercolor techniques, or join us for one night for a figure drawing workshop - we love exploring new mediums and if you're interested in teaching an adult workshop, contact us! Learn more about our adult classes.
We're always looking for middle to high school students to volunteer with us during the summer for summer camps and we're accepting applications now! If you're an ambitious teen looking to earn community hours for school, please visit this page and sign up to volunteer with us for a week of camp, building props, or helping with our agenda leading up to the Connective Arts and Music Festival!
help us help you
Join the Oxford Arts Alliance in the effort to cultivate art and music in the greater Oxford area. Volunteer with us, show your art with us, stop in and simply chat with us! We all want Oxford to thrive with our local businesses and bring the community together through arts and culture. At OxAA, our mission is simple: to encourage and facilitate presentations of art exhibitions, lectures, lessons, workshops, classes and other events to benefit the public and foster a sense of community.
See how you can make a difference.
Don't just take our word for it!
"My wish would be that every town should have places that open the mind to new experiences, views, thoughts and hosts community events. In Oxford we are very lucky to have the Oxford Art Alliance which has one large vision including art classes, art exhibitions, music classes, music events, movies for discussion, social events, education, and just plain good fellowship. So much under one small roof, I hope everyone in the area can find something to enjoy in what they offer to the community and in turn join the Art Alliance and help support them in their efforts."
Wendy Williams, Member since 2008
"This organization has been nothing but an asset to my family and myself. Not only do I, as a Graphic Designer and Photographer, work closely and are a member (and my family), I also have had my kids participate in classes that the Art Alliance offers. My son has taken Guitar lessons with Hakaan, and my daughter has taken painting classes, and attended the art camp for kids in the summers. The shows are fantastic, and pricing is within budget as compared to other art sponsored shows. The Art Alliance offers a lot of EVERYTHING, for EVERYONE. If you haven't visited the gallery, it is open to the public, and VERY friendly. Go visit, and do yourself and the community a great service...join today!"
Jen Zduniak, Member since 2012
"The OxAA has been a godsend to my family. Through their lessons, my children have a higher knowledge of music via the exceptional teachers of the music academy but also a deeper appreciation for the arts as a whole. The summer camps have helped nurture and develop the soul of artistry in both of my children, which I am eternally grateful. The teachers of the music academy are without a doubt the definition of dedication and love of music. My children would not be in better hands, than in the Oxford Arts Alliance."
Thank you to our 2020 partner of the arts and SPonsors
& John Allen