World of Threads Festival

Ive applied to World of Threads Festival a few times in the past and was not accepted. This year is different, I finally was accepted.

I am please to share that part of my microagressions installation, Blackity Black Blanket Ladders will be on display along with hundreds of other international fiber artists.

Bottom line… try and if you don’t succeed, try again. Eventually, you will hit your mark.

Ive already booked my flight to attend the opening reception in Oakville Canada.

World of Threads Festival

Exhibition Dates: October 10 – December 17, 2023

Opening Reception: October 14, 2023, 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre; 2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 3L5, Canada

Blackity Black Blanket, ladders and emotional baggage cart installation

Theda in NJ for Cross Cultural Perspectives: NAF 2023

I will be in town for the Newark Art’s Festival at the Newark Museum of Art in the Cross Cultural Perspectives exhibit!

I hope you can join me at the Opening Reception on September 27th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm.

Please direct message me if you want to link while I am in town for the festival.

My installation Politics of Hair is included in the show.

St. Georges Botanical Garden Fiber Workshops

I’m a fiber artist who processes repurposed materials. Now that I am on St Croix, I am itching to explore the abundance of natural fibers just outside my door, palms, coconut, vines, bamboo, to name a few. Last month, St. Georges Botanical Garden hosted three natural fiber workshops using materials sources from their garden. Naturally, I showed up ready to learn and experiment.

This is how it went

Rope making using invasive snake plants.

Same twist away and bring forward process I use to make rope with upcycled textiles.

Paper making is sparking new ideas.

The potential for “painting” paper made from natural fibers has me giddy with joy.

And I spent a morning palm weaving…

I will definitely do this as an activity with friends visiting from the States. You have been forewarned.

Ive been thinking incorporating these experiments into my practice and new ideas are percolating. Meanwhile, I am building a tool kit of garden sheers, gloves, buckets, and bins to process natural fibers at Sky Garden Retreat in St. Croix.

Meet me in St. Croix USVI

For several years, St Croix has been my island escape from life in NY/NJ. St Croix USVI is my real life. We relocated full time in August 2023 and now call St. Croix home.

Sky Garden Gallery’s instagram account will chronicle the possibility of artful living while rediscovering ourselves and rehabbing our off the grid compound in St. Croix USVI.

Upcoming projects, finish installing outdoor kitchen, replace car port with a 20 foot shipping container garage for McCarty’s tools.

If you want to see what we are up to, give us a follow on @skygardengallery

In the meantime, enjoy the view..

September & Beyond

Despite the Spoils

Exhibition Dates: September 13, 2023 -October 26, 2024.

Location: Paul Robeson Galleries, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ

Excellence In Fibers

Exhibition Dates: September 15, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

Location: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textile; 520 S First St, San Jose, CA 

Cross Cultural Perspectives: Newark Arts Festival 2023

Exhibition Dates: September 27- October 29, 2023

Location: Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ


Theda Sandiford: Triggered, Truth & Transformation @ The Lab 

Exhibition Dates: July 1, 2023- September 17, 2023   

Location: The Lab at Krasl Art Center.  707 Lake Blvd, St Joseph, MI 

For Venus & Serena @ Governors Island

Exhibition Dates: May 5- October 2023

Location: Art Crawl Harlem, 406B Colonels Row, Governors Island, New York NY


quiet as it’s kept 

Exhibition Dates: October 6, November 10, 2023

Location: The Trolley Barn Gallery, 489 Main St. Poughkeepsie, NY

World of Threads Festival 2023

Exhibition Dates: October 10, 2023 – January ? 2024

Location:  Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre; 2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 3L5, Canada

Fall in New York Artmobidia

Exhibition Dates: November 1-  30, 2023

Location: 38 Gansevoort Plaza, New York NY

Process and Delight: The New P & D

Exhibition Dates: November 9 – December 2

Location: Equity Gallery, 245 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

Uncontained: Reimagining Basketry

Exhibition Dates: May 19, 2024 – September 2, 2024

Location: Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center St, Clinton, NJ