DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 31 – Call for Artists – The Face of Justice: Amplifying Women Artists of West Harlem


Deadline for submissions: Monday, July 31 2023, 5 pm

The Face of Justice: Amplifying Women Artists of West Harlem

The Kota Alliance (Kota) is hosting a month-long visual art exhibit centered on women’s identity and social justice, and showcasing West Harlem-based women artists. The exhibition will affirm the diverse experiences of the women of West Harlem. As Harlem has grown, distinct identities have emerged along geographic lines. West Harlem celebrates a rich cultural diversity of both longtime residents and immigrants from Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Our goal is to provide a platform for focused discussions on the intersection of racial justice and gender equity in an effort to heighten awareness and bring about healing.

We invite artists whose work corresponds to the theme of the exhibition to submit an application on Google Forms, which can be found  in the link below. Up to 10 artists will be selected to participate in the exhibition based on the quality of their individual work, as well as on its interaction with the artwork of the other artists in the show. All artists chosen to exhibit will receive a $250 stipend.



Eligibility: Self-identified women artists working or residing in West Harlem, within the area of W. 110th St. (in the south), 155th St. (in the north), St. Nicholas Ave. (in the east) and the Hudson River (in the west). All visual art media will be considered for the exhibit.

All submissions must consist of:

  1. Submission form (see link below)
  2. Bio (up to 500 words)
  3. Artist’s statement (up to 500 words) commenting on the themes of your work as they relate to this exhibit, the process used or other relevant descriptive material.
  4. 3-7 digital images of available work (and corresponding title, date completed, medium, and dimensions).

Important dates:

Deadline: Monday, July 31, 5 pm

Notification: by Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Delivery of accepted work: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Exhibition: Monday, October 2, 2023 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Opening reception: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Artist talk: Thursday, October 12, 2023

Please pick-up work: November 2, 2023

Submit your work below

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


About the Kota Alliance: Founded in 2015, Kota is a global center for gender equity. Its West Harlem headquarters in New York City serves as a hub and incubator for individuals, non-profits, and entrepreneurs working for the empowerment of women and girls, both locally and globally. Kota partners with sister organizations that seek to improve and empower women’s lives through impactful collaboration. By sharing ideas and working together, it seeks to pave the way for the advancement of all people in our communities.


Listing expiration: July 31, 2023.