The River Fellowship


The River Fellowship program is for underrepresented Los Angeles-based artists. It was cofounded by Carl E. Smith and Meghan Gordon as a unique initiative conceived to support the evolving LA art community. The fellowship will provide one artist with support as they develop and present their first solo exhibition at a commercial gallery in Los Angeles. The River Fellow will receive guidance and support through the exhibition-making process and a production stipend. Support will include but not limited to: studio visits, statement preparation, press and collector outreach, public events, a published interview, exhibition design, installation support and finally, a solo exhibition at the gallery.

The goals of the River Fellowship program are: to support the Los Angeles art community by helping emerging artists; to provide a platform for an underrepresented artist through the public presentation of their work; to give the Fellows hands-on exhibition experience and insight into the artist-gallery working dynamic; and to provide a transparent mode of education that breaks down the boundaries of the commercial art world. The River Fellowship continues the gallery’s overall mission of artist advocacy.