September Exhibitions

September is a big month for me. I’m having a solo show, a series of talks and yarn wrapping sessions at Art House Productions in Jersey City. And McCarty and me are soft launching Sky Garden Gallery…. Come on out and see what Ive been up to since moving my residence, studio and gallery into 150Bay…

Theda Sandiford: Big Mouth

LOCATION: Art House Productions; 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ

As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well-meaning friends or co-workers say or do something insensitive.

With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is, and most importantly, what isn’t being said. 

Exhibition Run Dates: September 6th- 29th

JC Friday Preview; Friday, September 6th, 5pm – 8pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 5pm – 8pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Sunday, September 15th, 1pm-3pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Saturday, September 21st, 1pm-3p

“Neon Auto Tune” Theda Sandiford Digital Collage on Metallic Photo Paper, AP 14″x11″m 20″x16″ framed

I Am My Hair: JC Friday

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery, 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City, NJ

I Am My Hair is an interactive art installation that explores identity through our relationship to hair. With each participant, the yardage grows, bit by bit. The rope, imbued the essence of each participant, becomes a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR. Join me and see what we can create.

JC Friday After Hours: September 6th, 8pm-10pm

Pow(h)er

LOCATION: Hudson County Community College Dineen Hull Gallery
71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor Jersey City, NJ 

A contemporary exhibition honoring the women’s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement.
“Pow(h)er.” Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis & Michelle Vitale.

JC Friday; September 6th, 11am – 5pm
Closing Reception: September 24th, 4-7 pm

Kiss of Life Size: 14 x 11 in Framed Size: 18 x 14 in Limited edition 1/5 Digital Prints on Metallic Photo Paper May 2018

InterWoven

BSB Gallery: 143 East State St. Suite 4, Trenton NJ 08608

InterWoven features regional fiber artists, highlighting the various skills and versatility of the fiber community. From functional craft, to fine art, InterWoven features fiber and textile works in exciting and unexpected ways!

The exhibition runs until September 21st.

Theda Sandiford “Ultra-Violet” Mixed Media Fiber 100′ x 1/2″ 2019

Theda Sandiford: Big Mouth

Exhibition Run Dates: September 6- 29th

LOCATION: Art House Productions; 62 17th St, Jersey City, NJ

JC Friday Preview: Friday, September 6, 5:00-8:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5:00-8:00pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Sunday, September 15, 1:00-3:00pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Saturday, September 21, 1:00-3:00pm

Big Mouth is a collection of one-sided conversations. As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well-meaning friends or co-workers say or do something insensitive.

As a child, my father would say to me, “Better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt”. So in keeping my mouth shut, I learned, to be seen, and selectively heard.

With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is, and most importantly, what isn’t being said. 

Thanks to Big Mouth… look who has the last word now.

“Neon Auto Tune” Theda Sandiford Digital Collage on Metallic Photo Paper, AP 14″x11″m 20″x16″ framed

Sky Garden Gallery

We are moving on up…

Garden Level Gallery has moved to 150 Bay Street, PH9 Jersey City, NJ and has a new name…

Introducing Sky Garden Gallery

Artful living at the intersection of visual and culinary arts: Sky Garden Gallery curates visual art exhibitions and a Salon Series. For the lifestyle enthusiast we offer exclusive dinners, wine & spirits tastings within the walls of the gallery and garden. We bring color to your life.

Join Us

Visit our new website http://www.skygardengallery.com

Follow our Instagram profile https://www.instagram.com/skygardengallery/

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GardenLevelGallery/

Upcoming Exhibitions: August

HCCC Pow(h)er

Exhibition Run Dates: August 1- September 24, 2019

Opening Reception: August 1, 2019 from 4:00-7:00pm

LOCATION: Hudson County Community College, 70 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA

If You’re Not Invited to the Party, Throw Your Own Size: 12 x 12 x 1 in Medium: Acrylic paint, Xerox image transfers, stencil printed deli, paper, paper punched recycled envelops, tissue paper, buttons, glitter appliqués, glitter, Diamond Dust on canvas. July 2018

InterWoven

Exhibition Run Dates: August 2- September 21,2019

Opening Reception: August 2, 2019 @ 4:00pm

LOCATION: BSB Gallery143 East State St. Suite 4, Trenton, New Jersey 08608

Theda Sandiford “Ultra-Violet” Mixed Media Fiber 100′ x 1/2″ 2019

Pow(h)er

August 1st: Opening Reception, 4-7 pm

Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis & Michelle Vitale
Hudson County Community College
Dineen Hull Gallery
71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ  07306

A contemporary exhibition honoring the women’s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement.
“Pow(h)er” features the work of 13 fierce females of New Jersey.

Featuring art by Ekaterina AbramovaCaroline K BurtonPam CooperJodie FinkJan HulingBlond JennyZoë Sua KayDonna KessingerTrix RosenLucy RovettoTheda SandifordLeslie Sheryll, and Judy Wukitsch.

Join us on the following dates:

August 1st:  Opening reception with music provided by DOCAS’s house deejay, DJ Vaselli. Light refreshments served.
September 6th:  JC Fridays, 11 am – 5 pm
September 24th:Closing Reception, 4-7 pm

If You’re Not Invited to the Party, Throw Your Own Size: 12 x 12 x 1 in Medium: Acrylic paint, Xerox image transfers, stencil printed deli, paper, paper punched recycled envelops, tissue paper, buttons, glitter appliqués, glitter, Diamond Dust on canvas. July 2018

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.