14C Mood Board: Help Me Pick

I need help curating my mini show for 14C Art Fair Juried Show.

Which mood board gallery do you like best?

  • Camo
  • Feme Tough
  • Ribbon & Pearls

Purple Fiesta with Zipties

I added a zip tie blanket to Purple Fiesta and swooned. See before and after and tell me which one you like better.



With ziptie blanket

Newark Arts Festival 2021

The 20th year anniversary of the Newark Arts Festival 2021 is October 7 through 10, 2021.

My Middle Passage installation of 3 emotional baggage carts will be in the Newark Arts Headquarters at 609 Broadstreet, Newark NJ.

I plan to be at the Festival for the opening on Thursday October 7th and bopping around the festive that weekend. DM me if you want to link and gallery hop.


Thursday, October 7th6pm-9pm
Friday, October 8th12pm-8pm
Saturday, October 9th12pm-8pm
Sunday, October 10th12pm-8pm

Covid Protocols: To enter the Newark Arts Headquarters (609 Broad Street), all will be required to show a vaccination card or negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.

Come see me at JCAST HQ

  • Friday (10/1) 4-7pm 
  • Saturday (10/2) 12-6pm 
  • Sunday (10/3)  12-6pm 

Come see me during at Art 150’s JCAST HQ, enter on the corner of 1st Street and Provost. Ride the elevator up to the second floor. There is lots to see and do.

I have three emotional baggage carts in Pro Art’s Reversed Engineered in the main gallery. One emotional baggage cart in Art House Production’s Renaissance. In the common area lobby you are invited to make strings of beads of recycled bottle caps and interact with my hair sculpture, All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go.

I’ll be around the corner in Studio #231, working on Crossroads Jail Net.

There is plenty to see and collect including mini-baggage carts, affordable monoprints and ice dyed & printed tote bags.

Come see me.

JCAST: Theda Sandiford Art Open Studio: #231

Please plan to spend some of your JCAST with me. Im looking forward to seeing you.

Friday, October 1st 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Sunday, October 3rd 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

We all carry emotional baggage. This manifests differently for each of us. Some of us carry shopping carts of pain and bitterness while some of us sport a wee tote bag. How we choose to handle our baggage makes a difference. We have the choice, to let it define us or to let it go and move forward.

My Emotional Baggage Carts are vessels for racial trauma. My baggage carts serve to separate myself from these experiences. Each recovered shopping cart is woven with recycled rope, bottle caps, twine, paracord, fabric, LED lights, pony beads and zip tie blankets.

There is opportunity to shift structural language when a person is invited to play with unexpected materials without any expectations. Join me to discover what materials are used to create these sculptures, and look within, to recognize and release the emotional baggage you, yourself are carrying. Audience participation is encouraged

Throughout the weekend, you are invited to make strings of beads of recycled bottle caps in the 2nd floor common area of Art 150 and visit with me in my studio #231. Come play with me.

I will have a selection of prints, tote bags and mini baggage carts for sale.

NOTE: Theda Sandiford’s Art 150 Studio #231 on the second floor of 150 Bay Entrance lobby for the 2nd floor studios is separate from that for the residential units of 150 Bay and can be found at the NE corner of the building, at the corner of 1st St. and Provost St.