Housing, travel & supply forms
Please download and read this pdf: info and transportation2014.
Then, fill in this online form to inform the PBI organizers of your exact travel plans and accommodation needs. We strive to make your experience at PBI a comfortable one!
Supply lists for individual classes will be available for download on this webpage during in early April 2014.
Please plan to arrive at Ox-Bow no later than 5 p.m., Sunday, May 11. Plan your departure for the morning of Thursday, May 22.
Book a flight into Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids or call Amtrak at 800.USA.RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com for train schedules and fares to Holland, MI. For bus schedules and fares you can call Indian Trails at 800.292.3831 or visit www.indiantrails.com.
We can arrange shuttle service to and from any of these transportation hubs during the following times: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 11th and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 22th. We will provide you with shuttle contact info for arrival/departure times outside of this window.
Or, drive! We can provide you with detailed directions.
Nested on the edge of Lake Michigan, Ox-Bow has been a place of retreat for artists for over a hundred years. It is also the birthplace of PBI. Housing is in rustic (and very charming) cabins and bunkhouses. Meals are provided by the Ox-Bow kitchen, and are served family style, with a focus on healthy, delicious, sustainable choices. All food restrictions can be accommodated. Please indicate any food restrictions or allergies on your housing and travel form.
Participants should plan to arrive before 5 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, May 11, and depart on the morning of Thursday, May 22, 2014.
PBI consists of two sessions. During the first four-day session, participants will take two classes – one meeting in the morning and the other in the afternoon. May 16 is a break day, for participants to decompress, walk on the beach, or explore the area. The second session of classes will meet full days for four days, from May 17 to 20. The banquet and auction are scheduled for May 21.
Daily life at PBI is a pleasant mix of intensive class time, group meals and independent work time in the studio. Guest lecturers, visiting artists and other events are scheduled some evenings during the session for entertainment and enrichment.