A NEW DECADE

The West Harlem Art Fund will turn 22 years old on January 1, 2020. A double digit year like 2020. Number 4 resonates with the vibrations and energies of practicality, organization and exactitude, service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work.  Number […]

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PALMER C. HAYDEN

Palmer Hayden, Harlem Renaissance artist and beyond Palmer Hayden’s birth was on November 9th 1890. He was an African American painter whose work became known during the Harlem Renaissance. Born Peyton Cole Hedgeman in Wide Water, Virginia, he was a prolific artist of his era. He depicted African American life, painting in both oils and […]

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REAL COLLABORATION

The West Harlem Art and Pratt Digital Media Arts have formed an important partnership that will create original digital works with Northern Manhattan artists and teams of Pratt students and professors. Learn about this great department and institution. PRATT DEPARTMENT OF DIGITAL ARTS (DDA) Enjoying a history of artistic accomplishment since its founding as the […]

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ART MATTERS

  The West Harlem Art Fund has been presenting artists of color for the last seventeen years. The organization has also spotlighted artists from European and Asian backgrounds as well. We feel its important to show that all ART MATTERS. Want to eradicate divide, then we have to share our humanity in the face of […]

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We broke new ground in Harlem

  Michael Abbatiello/Gabriel Barcia-Colombo/D. Carlton Bright/Dante Brown/Alon Chitayat/Eileen Cohen/Theresa Elwell/Victoria Estok/Lady K-Fever/Linda Griggs/Henry Gwiazda/Dennis Hlynsky/Dylan Kario/Nolan Lem/Jess Malcolm/Rupert Nesbitt/Jonas Nilsson/Eva Olsson/Jeff Ong/Steve Pavlovsky/Douglas Repetto/Pete Rogina/Cynthia Beth Rudin/Autumn Scoggan/Chafin Seymour/Dianne Smith/Kiki Williams Under the Viaduct is a public art initiative spearheaded by the West Harlem Art Fund for the communities of West Harlem, Washington Heights and […]

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FUSION NY 2014 VIDEO

This mixed media installation premiered at FUSION NY 2014. An outdoor installation with sculpture by artist Dianne Smith is being planned with the City of New York for 2015. Some of the sculptures will incorporate black and white photographs and sound. Imitiation of Life is curated by Savona Bailey-McClain

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FLYING HIGH INSTALLATION AT BARTOW-PELL MANSION

Flying High was a site specific installation at Bartow-Pell Mansion during Armory Arts Week 2013 in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. It was constructed out of brown butcher paper which was hung between two trees. The paper was crunched, crumpled, rolled, twisted, interlocked, woven and manipulated. Its formations created contrasting patterns […]

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Play(LABS) Artist Talk

Play (LABS) Public Art Installation: Artist Talk Venue Name: Harlem Garage Schedule Thursday, November 7th 7pm Join the West Harlem Art Fund, New York Restoration Project and the artists that created the Play(LABS) exhibition for an evening of fun and discussion. The talk will be held at Harlem Garage, the 1st co-working space uptown located […]

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