Upcoming Exhibitions

2019 State of Art

Exhibition Dates: June 28 – August 9, 2019

Location: Studio Montclair; 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 

Kitt And Kabodoodle Size: 14 x 11 in Framed Size: 18 x 14 in Limited edition 1/5 Digital Prints on Metallic Photo Paper May 2018

Repurposed: 4th Annual Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: July 5- July 27, 2019

Location: Arthaus Projects; 140 W. 4th St. Williamsport, PA

“Repurposed” is a juried exhibition focused on the adaptive reuse of materials to create new art. Participating artists were asked to create an original piece of artwork that utilizes some sort of found object, or unusual recycled medium as the base for the piece. I used bottle caps.

Mixed Media
36″x36″x2″ mixed media assemblage on cradled birch. Matte medium, self leveling gel, acrylics, gel ink, tissue paper, newspaper, handmade paper, die cuts, recycled bottle caps, beads, glitter, rhinestones, wood beads

Combined Talents 2019 Juried Competition

Exhibition Dates: August 19 – September 29, 2019

Location: Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts; 530 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 

There will be an opening reception on Friday, August 30th, from 6:00-8:00pm.

48″x36″x2″ Mixed Media 2017 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

Let Me Tell You A Story: Artist Talks & Workshops:

Drawing Rooms: 926 Newark Ave, #T107, Jersey City, NJ

Saturday 6/22/19 from 3:00-5:00pm 

Artist Talk

3:45-4:15p Kimberly Becoat

3-3:30p Ibou Ndoye

4:30 – 5p Shoshanna Weinberger

Artist Talk

Sunday 6/23/19 from 3:00-5:30pm

3 – 3:30p Adebunmi Gbadebo

3:45 – 4:15p Theda Sandiford

As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. These works are from a collection of one-sided conversations. The things I wish I said or could say, the things I say under my breath or the affirmations I use to remind myself that my voice is relevant even when I think no one is listening.


Workshop Sun

Sunday 6/23/19 from 4:30 – 5:30p

4:30 – 5:30 Theda Sandiford

Join me for a hair-raising yarn wrapping workshop to wrap and hitch knot yarn, recycled sari thread and ribbon on 100’ of cotton rope.  Impart your essence and become a part of this community art making project.

Let Me Tell You A Story

Artist Reception: Thursday 5/23/19 6:00-9:00pm

LOCATION: Drawing Rooms; 926 Newark Ave # T107 JC, NJ

Artists Talks:
6/22/19 Sat: Kimberly Becoat, Ibou Ndoye and Shoshanna Weinberger
6/23/19 Sun: Adebunmi Gbadebo and Theda Sandiford

Artists Workshops:
6/23/19 Sun: Theda Sandiford

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri, 5-8p, Sat/Sun, 1-6p​

“Let Me Tell You a Story”, 5/23/19 – 6/23/19, presents five artists: Adebunmi Gbadebo, Ibou Ndoye, Kimberly Becoat, Shoshanna Weinberger and Theda Sandiford, whose works celebrate Black culture. Drawing from their rich and varied experiences, these artists explore historic and contemporary issues of race, gender and identity that African-American, Caribbean-American and mixed race cultures deal with. In these artists’ materials, scale, imagery and message, they proclaim their lives while exposing topics important to the lives of the communities with which they identify. Curated by Anne Trauben.


Astronauts Moon Landing Earth

World Collage Day & Pop Up Show

Celebrate World Collage Day with Garden Level Gallery as we honor our local community of artists and the art of collage!

World Collage Day Pop Up Exhibition

Saturday, May 11th, 1-5:00PM
Garden Level Gallery
315 Third Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Get inspiration from our Collage Pop Up Exhibition and spend an afternoon making artwork with our participating artists.

Make art with us.

Let’s show the world what it looks like when people come together as a community. #worldcollageday

Saturday, May 11th, 1-5:00PM
Garden Level Gallery
315 Third Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

RSVP

Participating Artists:

Luis Alves: Luis Alves’s photo collages utilizes appropriated imagery from magazines, to incite dialogue on the role the media plays in the shaping of our lives. Each collage is hand-manipulated with the goal of transformation as a way of commenting on, satirizing or criticizing the source material. Website

Theda Sandiford: Theda Sandiford: Using internal conflict and diverse recycled materials as a starting point she constructs a mixed media mask to protect herself from fear. What may start off as an ugly statement about herself, is in the end transformed into something beautiful. Theda photographs her process and then digitally manipulate these images to extend the narrative.

Leslie Sheryl: Leslie Sheryll’s photo based collages start with appropriated 19th century tintypes which she scans and digitally manipulates. Sheryll then incorporate historical facts, imagery, personal experience and an infusion of fantasy to create a new narrative about women Website

Brad Terhune: Brad Terhune is forever seeking out new materials to work with leads to changes in style and subject. Terhune looks to create a weird, surreal world, and have been influenced by early twentieth century art movements that embraced and explored collage, while continuing to explore this vibrant medium in the contemporary arena. Website

Psykhe Size: 20 x 20 in Medium: Fine Art Print
Psyche was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros god of love.

Spring Exhibitions

Grand Opening: Somewhere We Landed

Opening Reception: Friday May 3th, 7:30-9:00pm

LOCATION: Drawing Rooms: Topps Building; 26 Newark Ave #T107, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Artists were asked to create works that relate to new beginnings, new adventure, new body of work, outer space, atmosphere, place, transportation, land, nature, or utopia. Hundreds of works are on sale during the course of the show, 5/3/19 – 5/11/19, for $200 each.

I made a series of collages from my airplane ticket stubs and a lino print i carved in flight from LA to Newark.

Gallery Hours:
5/5/19 Sunday, 1-6p
5/9/19 Thurs & 5/10/19 Fri, 5-8p
5/11/19 Saturday, 12-6p

Exhibit runs through 5/11/19.

View Points 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 4 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

LOCATION: Studio Montclair Gallery located at 127 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, NJ.

This exhibit will be on display from May 2 to June 15, 2019.

Wonder Woman Selfie’ is a collage for the ages. Colorful, warm and strong – it reflects the best of what a person can see in themselves.

48″x36″x2″ Mixed Media 2017 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 ‘

No Boundaries Benefit

BENEFIT: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 8:00-11:00pm

LOCATION: The Woodland; 60 Woodland Road Maplewood, NJ

You can bid on the piece I made for this show. … herehttps://www.accelevents.com/e/NoBoundariesBenefit/A/TSA

Open Orange 2019

Opening Reception: May 9th, 6:000-9:00pm

LOCATION‘: Community Gallery at ValleyArts: 400 S. Jefferson St., Orange, NJ

Mark your calendar for the Artist Talk and Closing Celebration on June 8, 3-5pm to see this piece and learn more about my Wonder Women series.

“Most performers take themselves too seriously. They forget there is a difference between the characters they play on the screen or stage and themselves, but the public doesn’t forget there is a difference. They see how silly it is if you try to be the same person all the time.”

Grace Jones
“Grace Jones is my Muse” 36″x24″x2″ Mixed Media; Acrylic paint, Xerox image transfers, stencil printed deli, paper, paper punched recycled envelops, tissue paper, buttons, glitter appliqués, glitter, embroidered collar on canvas, 2018

Portraits and Narratives- Artist Talk

SAVE THE DATE: Friday May 10, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm

LOCATION: Akwaaba Gallery, 509 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ

Come Meet and speak to me and artists Kortez and Jimmy James Greene about our work in the “Portraits and Narratives” Exhibition.

World Collage Day Pop Up Exhibition

Pop Up Collage Show : Saturday May 11, 2019, 1:00-5:00pm

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery: 315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ

Celebrate World Collage Day with me, as we honor our local community of artists and the art of collage!

Get inspiration from our World Collage Day Pop Up Exhibition and then spend an afternoon making artwork with the participating artists.
#worldcollageday

Participating Artists:
Luis Alves Collage: Luis Alves’s photo collages utilizes appropriated imagery from magazines, to incite dialogue on the role the media plays in the shaping of our lives. Each collage is hand-manipulated with the goal of transformation as a way of commenting on, satirizing or criticizing the source material.

Theda Sandiford: Theda Sandiford: Using internal conflict and diverse recycled materials as a starting point she constructs a mixed media mask to protect herself from fear. What may start off as an ugly statement about herself, is in the end transformed into something beautiful. Theda photographs her process and then digitally manipulate these images to extend the narrative.

Leslie Sheryll: Leslie Sheryll’s photo based collages start with appropriated 19th century tintypes which she scans and digitally manipulates. Sheryll then incorporate historical facts, imagery, personal experience and an infusion of fantasy to create a new narrative about women

BradTerhune: Brad Terhune is forever seeking out new materials to work with leads to changes in style and subject. Terhune looks to create a weird, surreal world, and have been influenced by early twentieth century art movements that embraced and explored collage, while continuing to explore this vibrant medium in the contemporary arena.

Let’s show the world what it looks like when people come together as a community. #worldcollageday

Bring paper, magazines, found materials and your preferred substrate. I have paint, scissors and various glues…
$5 suggested donation to cover material costs.

Welcome to Fight Club Digital Print On Metallic Photo Paper 20 x 20 in Framed Size: 22 x 22 x 1 in 2017 Being a black woman in corporate America is like Fight Club. I must mold my personality to be palatable as a peach and keep my opinions to myself. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.  The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!  Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, your career is over.

 2019 Cathedral Arts Festival

CHAMPAGNE GALA: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00pm.

LOCATION: Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City NJ

Exhibition on view through June 7th,

I’m always down for a champagne gala. Join me. Tickets may be purchased for $50 by cash or check at drop-off or online at www.cathedralartslive.org.Tickets will cost $60 at the door.

I made these abstract figurative self portraits over the course of 5 weekends using the fine print from my MS infusion drug, Tysbari, paper scraps and mono-printed deli paper. Take a close look at the fine print to see the multitude of symptoms i’m dealing with this hidden illness. Each drawing is representative of a MS treatment, I get infusions every 6 weeks to suppress my immune system and slow the progression of the disease.

World Collage Day is 5/11

Join me for World Collage Day on Saturday, May 11, to honor this community of artists and to remind the world what a spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and creativity can look like when people come together as a community.

SAVE THE DATE: 5/11 @ 1-5pm

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery 315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ

RSVP

#WorldCollageDay

Bring paper, magazines, found materials and your preferred substrate. I have paint, scissors and various glues…
$5 suggested donation to cover material costs.

Open Studio Events This Weekend

Please join me this weekend for two open studio events at my studio Garden Level Gallery

Art Supply Swap: 4/13

Marie Condo your art supplies. Bring a bag of art supplies you are not using and swap it for something else. Craft paper, paint, colored pencils, frames, yarn, fabric… you get the idea.

If you are saving recycled bottle caps for me this is the perfect time to visit my studio and see what i’m doing with your gifts

Save the Date: Saturday, April 13, 12:00-3:00pm, RSVP here

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery, 315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ

Yarn Wrapping Circle: 4/14

Imagine, hair. The elusive, coveted “good” hair. On some days and for some people, that is my hair. Or was. Or can be. But you should know by now – Don’t. Touch. My. Hair. That is unless you come help me make hair made from rope and yarn in this Yarn Wrapping Circle. No experience necessary, I will teach you the knots. Come for the fellowship or to try something new.

Date: April 14th 2019, 1:00-4:00pm

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery, 315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ

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Love and Fear Exhibition

Please join me for an exhibition visually depicting love or fear on a personal, social, or cultural level.

Love: warmth, tenderness, kindness, compassion, devotion, affection

Fear: anxiety, terror, hatred, malevolence, jealousy, anger. We all experience these emotions. I channel my emotions into my artwork so I can feel FREE from constraints.

Exhibition Dates: April 2- 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7, 2009, 3-5:45pm

Panel Discussion from 4-5pm.

LOCATION: Montclair Public Library Gallery located a 50 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, NJ.