The Alley Fellowship is a two-month rotating exhibition and lecture fellowship open to emerging, young, progressive artists in Los Angeles. The Fellowship will be awarded to the six artists who best embody the spirit of transdisciplinary creative exploration which RCH and A+D aim to promote. The selected fellows will receive both logistic, curatorial and financial support to implement a design installation within the Alley Gallery at A+D. Each participant will then present their installation, their thoughts, process and creative viewpoints with a lecture at Rios Clementi Hale. The Fellows will be selected by a seven-member jury consisting of artists, designers, and architects from the A+D family and Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

The Alley Fellowship was established as a partnership between Rios Clementi Hale Studios and A+D Architecture and Design Museum. This partnership rose organically out of each organization’s desire to provide a platform from which to support emerging cross-disciplinary artists. The Alley Gallery, recently constructed within the museum,  provides a fresh space for emerging artists to contribute their voice to the narrative.

About Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Rios Clementi Hale Studios has earned an international reputation for its collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, establishing an award-winning tradition across an unprecedented range of design disciplines. The firm’s partners— Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA, Julie Smith-Clementi, IDSA, Frank Clementi, FAIA, AIGA, Bob Hale, FAIA, Mark Motonaga, and Jessamyn Davis — comprise a team involved in every aspect of design, from practice to education. Acknowledging the firm’s diverse body of work, the American Institute of Architects California Council gave Rios Clementi Hale Studios its 2007 Firm Award, the organization’s highest honor. For its varied landscape work—from civic parks to private gardens — the firm was named a finalist in the 2009 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards. Since 1985, the architects, landscape architects, planners, and urban, interior, exhibit, graphic, and product designers at Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been creating buildings, places, and products that are thoughtful, effective, and beautiful. In 2017, Rios Clementi Hale Studios released its first book entitled Not Neutral: For Every Place, Its Story, a robust visual collection of the firm’s multi-disciplinary work, published by AMMO Books.

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