Please download a pdf of the supply list for all classes for PBI 2013 here: PBI participant supply 2013.
Please plan to arrive at Ox-Bow no later than 5 p.m., Sunday, May 12. Plan your departure for the morning of Thursday, May 23.
Please fill in this online form to inform the PBI organizers of your exact travel plans. Be prepared to provide exact arrival and departure times.
Please download travel.oxbow.info2013 for detailed information about how to get to Ox-Bow, as well as some details of what to bring. A list of specific materials required for your class will be posted on the PBI website after April 1.
PBI Shuttle Service
A PBI shuttle van can pick you up during designated times from the airport in Grand Rapids or the bus/train station in Holland. This shuttle costs $40 and provides for round-trip travel (arrival and departure). Please note that the shuttle service will operate between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 12, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 23. There may be a wait time at the airport, so please be prepared.
If your arrival or departure is before or after those times, you should arrange for your own transportation. Taxi service is available, call at least one day in advance.
Saugatuck/Douglas Taxi at firstname.lastname@example.org 269–543-3355.
Cyni’s Moonlight Taxi, contact through Facebook.
Participants should plan to arrive before 5 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, May 12, and depart on the morning of Thursday, May 23.
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 17 is a break day, for participants to decompress, walk on the beach, or explore the Saugutuk area. The second session of classes will meet full days for four days, from May 18 to 21. The banquet and auction are scheduled for May 22.
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.
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.