Supporting Artists in LA
The River Fellowship is an annual program designed to support Los Angeles-based artists, established in 2016. The Fellowship program guides an artist through the exhibition-making process. Annually, one artist is awarded up to a year long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at River.
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 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 art advocacy.
The River Fellowship 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.