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Rio Gallery

Located in the grand lobby of the old Rio Grande Depot, the Rio Gallery was established as a service to Utah artists, providing a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue.

Coming to the Rio Gallery:

A Call to Place: The First Five Years of the Frontier Fellowship

March 18 – May 13, 2016

An artist reception will be held on Friday, March 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. for
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

The town of Green River lies within the lunar landscape of eastern Utah: rock cliffs reveal striations of sediment with boulders clustered below fracturing buttes. Green River is a place where the land is plentiful and the red dust, burnt cliffs, and lonely sky lie just beyond the end of its roads. Prismatic sunsets give way to stars that shine bold and close. If you’ve never seen monolithic terraces under an oceanic sky, Green River is the seeing place.

The only town of consequence for many miles, Green River has been a welcomed sight to travelers for well over a century. Uranium mining, the construction of a missile base, and other economic booms led to times of prosperity that proved short-lived. As jobs disappeared and the newly built Interstate 70 routed travelers around, rather than through the town, businesses closed shop, buildings fell into disrepair, and the town’s population dwindled to its current size of 952. During the recent recession, Epicenter, an interdisciplinary nonprofit organization, began partnering with the city and residents to reverse Green River’s economic misfortunes and strengthen the community.

Epicenter’s visiting artists, Frontier Fellows, prove an integral part of this revitalization by discerning and celebrating Green River’s rural pride and pioneering spirit. A Call to Place features the first five years of Frontier Fellows- 50 visiting artists and collaboratives who have each spent up to a month in residence generating place-based work in Green River alongside the community.

Featured artists and collaboratives:
Gina Abelkop
Dylan Adams
Sarah Baugh
Michelle Benoit
Colin Bliss & Lucia Carroll
Zach Bulick
Pete Collard & Alice Masters
Shawn Creeden
Erica Ruth Dixon
Grayson Earle
Eliza Fernand
Justin Flood
Kristina Fong
Ryan Troy Ford
Molly Goldberg & Mary Rothlisberger
Raphael Griswold
Andrew Hamblin
Catherine Harris
James Herman
High Desert Test Sites
Celia Hollander
Geoffrey Holstad
Emily Howe
Emily Howe, Jordan Gulasky, & Phil Dagostino
Russell Kerr
Aidan Koch
Spencer Kroll
Laurelin Kruse
Corbin LaMont
Nicole Lavelle
Sarah Lillegard
Rob Loucks
Miles Mattison
Zoe Minikes
Ali Osborn
Jordan Topiel Paul
Zorth Pilonieta
Richard Saxton
Sincerely Interested
Cyrus W. Smith
D. Strauss
Charlotte X.C. Sullivan
Lisa Ward
Bennett Williamson
Nick Zdon


The Painted Veil– Curated by Jorge Rojas
May 20-July 8, 2016
Opening Reception: May 20, 6 -9  pm

Location & Hours

Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street (455 West), Salt Lake City; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Thr Rio Grande Depot will be open every other Saturday from 10-2pm for Winter Market beginning November 7, 2015 – April, 16 2016

Click HERE for information about the Art-o-mat.

Proposals for Rio Gallery Exhibitions

Proposals for exhibitions in Jan-Jul 2017 will be accepted August 1-September 1, 2016 Be sure to download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.


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Contact the Rio Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

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