Responsibilities: Curriculum development, lecturing and instruction
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This workshop seeks to promote transparency and provide real-world solutions and skills that support artists in exploring and entering the professional work space.
The workshop instructs participants in how successfully use tools and resources available online to create portfolios and documents needed in the fine arts professions. They will learn about current systems within the contemporary fine arts and ways to interact in the art world. The workshop seeks to assist artists in developing perspectives and defining agendas in the art world.
2016 - present
Responsibilities: Director and co-founder, fellow relations, mentoring, production.
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TheRiver Fellowship Program is for underrepresented Los Angeles-based artists. It was founded as a unique initiative conceived to support the evolving LA art community.
The RiverFellowship Programwill provide one artist with support as they develop and present their first solo exhibition at a commercial gallery in Los Angeles. The River Fellowwill 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 RiverFellowship 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 Program continues the gallery’s overall mission of artist advocacy.
2016 Fellow Maja Ruznic in conversation with director Carl E. Smith