Making as Thinking: Curator Talk


Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2-5pm

Talk starts at 2:30pm

Curator Todd Lambrix, “As an artist and a professor of fine arts, I am often at odds that art-making begins with the thought and ends with the work. My practice flows in the opposite direction and I am often drawn to works in which the concept grows from the making. As I sorted through the member registry I was continually drawn towards pieces that had this kind of physicality to them. They had a direct decisiveness that was at the same time searching for an answer. As I chose them I could almost see the process or feel the emotion propelling the making. This making seems to function as both the process and the thinking and the resulting works have a layered, open flexibility to them. For me, the notion of making as thinking suggests we are working through a problem rather than illustrating an idea. It suggests we are not sure of exactly where we stand.”

Participating artists:
Alaine Becker, Mona Brody, Kathy Cantwell, Nora Chavooshian, RitaMarie Cimini, Lorraine Deprospo, Alison Golder, Alyce Gottesman, Sheila Grabarsky, Beth Heit, Linda Brooks Hirshman, Michelle Kurlan, Wendy Letven, Susan Lisbin, Maria Lupo, Madalyn Marcus, Natalya Tali Margolin, Theda Sandiford, Katie Truk, Becky Yazdan.

“Tag 1” Digital photo collage. Street Art Mash Up 2015 #ThedaSandiford #Graffiti

approaching VIBRANCY

I am pretty excited to be one of thirty nine New Jersey women artists selected from over 1,000 submissions for approaching VIBRANCY.  The show is focused on presenting the diversity of women artists working in this region of Jerz.

The exhibit runs March 15, 2018 through August 24, 2018.

The opening reception March 15, 2018 from 6-8pm.

LOCATION: Gallery at 14 Maple, 14 Maple Avenue in Morristown, NJ. 3rd Floor

Please let me know if you plan to go

“Blind Faith” 1/5 Limited edition aluminum print. 20″x 16″ 3/4 wall mount. 2015

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. – St. Jerome

Garden Level Gallery Open For Studio Visits

I have been driving around Jersey City looking up old buildings on Zillow for 4 years reciting the words, “it would be nice to have a my own gallery for my work…”

Well that day has finally come. In January, I took over the lease at _gaia and have been hard at work decluttering the studio and overhauling the space to accommodate larger art shows. Like Garden Level Gallery on Facebook.

Our first show is Hoboken Arts’ “New Works” for JCFriday’s on March 2, 2018. The opening is 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please come.

Once Spring arrives, McCarty plans to get busy in the garden. given the Pinterest board action i’ve seen, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with. The garden oasis is going to be awesome.

DM if you would like to schedule a studio, playlist and wine pairing visit. I’d love to host you.

315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ, between Cole & Monmouth Streets.

From NYC: take Path Train to Grove St stop and walk up Newark Avenue, Rt on Cole Street, Lt on 3rd Street to 315 3rd Street.

Step down to the Garden Level.

Wonder Woman Selfie is Here

I am making a limited run of 18″x24″  Wonder Woman Selfie prints for my store. If you want one, click here.

The original is 48″x36″x2″ on cradled Birch board.

She is made with recycled materials including bottle caps, punched paper, magazine tears, tissue paper, recycled utility bill envelops, beads, glitter, Pink Army men, rhinestones, metallic stars, shoe polish, acrylic medium.

See the Making of Video. DM if you want to make an appointment to see Wonder Woman Selfie in person.

Mixed Media
I LOVE Wonder Woman. I grew up watching the Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman and wanted to be a bad ass too. After seeing Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman in Theaters, I knew I had to pattern my next Super Selfie after Wonder Woman

HobokenArts™ New Works 2018 Exhibit at Garden Level Gallery

HobokenArts™ Announces New Works 2018 Exhibit

March 2, 2018, 7 – 9PM as part of JC Fridays

Showing through April 8
Garden Level Gallery (formerly _gaia)
315 3rd St., Jersey City, NJ

HobokenArts™ Online Gallery is proud to announce its first fine art exhibition of the year—New Works 2018—to be held from March 2 – April 8, 2018 at the Garden Level Gallery (formerly _gaia), at the lower level of 315 3rd Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. The opening reception will be in conjunction with Art House Productions JC Fridays, a free arts festival across Jersey City, NJ, on Friday, March 2, 7 – 9pm. Residents/collectors/art enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments while viewing the latest works added to


Jay Boucher
Theda Sandiford
Paul Leibow
Cheryl Gross
Joe Epstein
Alex Sobolta
Janina Williams
Gloria Pacis
Ed Tadiello
Bryant Small
Sebastian McLaughlin
Britt Ford
Santiago Cohen
Bob Leibow
Elizabeth Tokoly


Join me for Expressive Creative Soul Exhibit

Expressive Creative Soul
The Bridge Art Gallery 199 Broadway Bayonne, NJ 07002
Exhibition runs 2/3-2/24
Opening reception: Saturday February 3rd: 12:00pm – 7:00pm.

SMI Members Invitational Exhibit

Guess who was invited to SMI Members Invitational Exhibit, Making as Thinking at Studio Montclair in Montclair NJ. I made this piece on my phone while riding NJ Transit bus to Manhattan.

The exhibit runs from February 7 – March 29, the opening reception will be on February 7 from 7-9pm.

LOCATION: Studio Montclair, 27 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair NJ 

“Tag 1” Digital photo collage. Street Art Mash Up 2015 #ThedaSandiford #Graffiti

‘State of the Art 2018’ Opens at Academy Square Galleries

By The Seat of My Pants has been selected for ‘State of the Art 2018’ exhibit on display from February 2 – April 27, 2018 at the Academy Square Galleries located at 33 Plymouth Street in Montclair, NJ.

The opening reception is Friday, February 2 from 7:00-9:00pm. I’ll be there. Please come.

I define my own identity and relish the opportunity to occupy the position of both insider and outsider rather than insider or outsider.

By the Seat of my Pants
Theda Sandiford 20″x20″x1

Mixed Media Canvas

Handmade paper, recycled paper, tissue paper, newspaper, magazine cut out, acrylic skins, acrylic paint, recycled memory jewel.

DM if interested.