Monday, September 10, 2012


FYI: artHARLEM & HOAST sites have been hacked. We are trying to rectify and upload news of our demise.


a fond farewell from artHARLEM + Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour/HOAST

Hello everyone,

Seven years and six studio tours later we have decided, with heavy hearts, to dissolve artHARLEM and the production of the Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour(HOAST). As some of you already know from our hiatus in 2010, health emergencies surrounding our families have affected the time needed to produce artHARLEM gatherings and exhibitions. We are, and have always been, a volunteer arts organization and so, the demands on our schedule these past two years have greatly hampered our ability to connect with the artists, galleries and fellow arts organizations that we have come to know as artists and curators who also live and work in the Harlem neighborhood.

Now that we all know each other, attend our gallery openings and visit our respective studios, we look forward to a continued connection with you as the colleagues, neighbors and friends we have become.

We feel blessed to have worked and collaborated with so many incredible and inspiring people. Be well and we hope to carry on with the conversations we began and the friendships that blossomed during the many gallery openings, studio visits and artHARLEM Artist Get Togethers we attended across this vibrant and diverse footprint.

All the best,

Gina Fuentes Walker
Co-Founder/Executive Director
artHARLEM | Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour/HOAST

Reuben Sinha
artHARLEM | Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour/HOAST

Friday, May 13, 2011

Open Art Studios weekend at Floor4Art

Please join us for the Open Art Studios weekend at Floor4Art, May 14 & 15 from 12 pm – 6:30 pm both days.

2136 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (8 Av) 2nd Fl (bet. 115 St and 116 St) New York, NY 10026
Participating Artists:

Natalie Alarcón, Painting, Mixed media, Mary Bridgman, Painting/Oil on Canvas,
Susan Carlo, Painting/Oil on Canvas, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn, Painting/Work on Paper, Michael Fisher, Photography, Brian Patrick Kelly, Paintings & Prints, Norma Márquez Orozco, Drawing, mixed media, Karin Moggridge, Textile Art, Wall Hangings and Folding Screens, Anne Pomponio, Oil/mixed media, Anne Rodocanachi, Drawing/Charcoal on Paper, Robin Rule, Painting/Oil on Canvas, Mercer Tullis, Drawing, mixed media, Damian C. VanCamp, Photography, John VanCamp, Installation, mixed media, Pam White, Work on Paper/Gouache and Collage, Paula Wood, Painting/Oil, collage, mixed media, Cynthia Woodie, Sculpted jewelry, sculptor for the toy and giftware industry.

Visit for more information.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Join us for an artHARLEM social & HOAST* 2011 sign-up

• Get applications for the HOAST
• Submit your application for HOAST
• Meet up with other artists

Gathering to be held at Caffe Latte, 189 Lenox Ave
March 11th • 7PM

*HOAST (Harlem Open Artist Studio Tours) is artHARLEM's walking tour of Harlem artist, studios, galleries and exhibition spaces it's scheduled for October 15 + 16.

For more information check us out in the web: or contact:

Please feel free to forward this email to other interested artists and art related organizations.

Friday, October 2, 2009

HOAST Featured in the Buffalo Examiner!

As HOAST2009 approaches, we want to extend a warm welcome to all the new artists, galleries and exhibition spaces that will be participating in our 5th annual studio tour weekend. We are also pleased to welcome all returning artists, many of whom have participated in HOAST since the first studio tour in 2005. Artist James Horner wrote a wonderful piece for the Buffalo Examiner announcing HOAST2009. He highlights the work of artists, both old and new.

Here is a link to the article.

SERPENTINA : a flowing mosaic of works on paper

A group exhibition of small works on paper featuring HOAST2009 artists

On view September 21 - October 21

Casa Frela Gallery
47 west 119th Street (between Lenox and 5th aves.)
New York NY 10026

Opening reception: Friday, October 9th 8-10pm

Think Carnival and New Year's Eve. It is a brightly colored, curly strand of paper that is tossed in the air during celebrations and holidays. When hundreds of serpentinas unfurl at once, they cover everyone and everything in a woven mosaic of colors and textures.

SERPENTINA is a group exhibition of HOAST2009 artists living and working in the culturally and ethnically diverse mosaic of Harlem. The exhibition will feature postcard sized works on paper. The gallery will also serve as HOAST2009's Information Center. It will be open to the public on October 10th and 11th, from 12-6pm. Visitors to the exhibition will have a preview of what they will see at the artist studios, galleries and exhibition spaces all around Harlem. This year's participants include:

Dindga McCannon, The Laundromat Project, Paul Hunter, Daniel Baltzer, el_le project space, TAFA Studios, Gallery M, David Shrobe, The Harlem Girls Quilting Circle, Allicette Torres, Eric Alugas, Daina Shobrys, NoMa Photo Group, Eli Kince, Chashama Studios, Samir Amami, Shimoda Emanuel, Helen Dennis, Shani Peters and many others. For a complete list of HOAST2009 participating artists and exhibition spaces, please visit

The exhibition will be on view September 21 - October 21, 2009. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 9th from 8-10pm. The reception will also serve as a kick-off party for HOAST2009.

Gina Fuentes Walker
Co-Founder, Executive Director