Open Call For “Space Uptown 2023” Art Exhibit With The West Harlem Art Fund

February 4, 2023

“Space Uptown” is back for this season!

For the first time in 2022, AHL Foundation hosted an exhibition titled “Space Uptown”, curated by Amy Khang, featuring works of Harlem/NYC-based artists, Devin Osorio, Dianne Smith, Buhm Hong, and Gyun Hur.

They are pleased to announce a continuation of the “Space Uptown” exhibition guest curated by Savona Bailey-McClain, from the West Harlem Art Fund, this year!

This special exhibition is going to highlight two selected artists (one Korean artist and one African American artist) through an Open-Call process.

Selected artists will receive $300 and have an opportunity to showcase their work at AHL Foundation’s gallery in March 2023.


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Please apply now. The application’s deadline is February 18, 2024, 11:59 pm (ET) *No Submission Fee

Submission Form for OPEN CALL

AHL Foundation is pleased to announce our SPACE UPTOWN 2023 Open Call! Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our group exhibition put together by our Guest Curator, Savona Bailey-McClain (West Harlem Art Fund).

Selected artists will receive an award of $300 and will have the opportunity to showcase their works at AHL Foundation’s gallery, located at 2605 Frederick Douglass Blvd, on March 18, 2023- April 28, 2023.

Eligibility & Terms

One Korean artist and one African American (Harlem artists especially welcomed) based artist will be selected.”

  • Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping.”
  • All artwork submitted must be ready to install.”
  • Artists may submit up to 5 works.

Deadline: February 18, 2023, 11:59 pm EST

About Exhibition

  • The theme of the show will come from the work selected.
  • Selected artists will be notified by February 22, 2023
  • All artwork must arrive at AHL Foundation by March 15, 2023
  • Exhibition opens March 18, 2023, and closes April 28, 2023

How to Apply

  • Upload your Artist Statement, CV, and up to 5 images of work.

For Questions please contact info@ahlfoundation.org or westharlemartfund12@gmail.com.

The link for the Open Call is up now at: 

Photo credit: 1-2) ahlfoundation.

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