Luis Alves: Luis Alvesâ€™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 Sheryllâ€™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
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 â€œgood” hair. On some days and for some people, that is my hair. Or was. Or can be. But you should know by now – Donâ€™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
Yarn Wrapping: Sewing Circle
There is something cathartic about wrapping yarn and rope. The yarn in my hand. The dexterity of my fingers. My failing eyesight…
If you join one of my upcoming sewing circle sessions, we will wrap rope and embellish the rope with pony beads, garland and pink army men. No experience necessary.
Saturday Jan 12th 12-3pm RSVP here
Saturday Jan 26th 12-3pm RSVP Here
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery 315 3rd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Fall Exhibitions Last Look and Artist Talk
On Sunday, January 27, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold a â€œlast lookâ€ reception and informal artist talk for the closing of their three fall exhibitions Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue, Messages from the Interior, and me Stair-gazing: Theda Sandiford. Sampson, Sandiford, and Fred Scruton will be in attendance and each will discuss their work, process, and answer questions from the audience. Join us from 3â€“5 PM.
January 27th, 3:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St, Summit, New Jersey 07901
I’ll be showing at 14C Art Fair with Calabar Gallery.
Friday 4â€“9 (VIP only)
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Exchange Place Jersey City, NJ 07302
It is shaping up to to a busy Fall art season for me and you are invited to join in on the fun. Here is the run down of my upcoming shows. I’d love to see you and have a glass of wine.
See the final tapestry created during the Sewing Circle series from July. She is a massive 10’x 8′ sight to behold.Â The work of artists Kevin Blythe Sampson, Fred Scruton, and me, Theda Sandiford is spotlighted in the Art Center’s fall exhibitions. The shows will open with a reception on Friday, September 28, from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018
LOCATION: Visual Arts Center of NJ;Â 68 Elm St, Summit, New Jersey 07901
A pure celebration of expression, music, femininity, and belief in oneself. A confirmation of life repeated as a cannon of â€˜I am who I am.â€™ There is a place for all of our being; the sexy, the demure, the loud and the reticent. On our own terms of being in our own skin when and how we need to be: Ella, Eartha, Grace, Diahann, Billie, and Nina (YES! Nina) taught us and made way for the Cardiâ€™s, Beyonceâ€™s and Nikkiâ€™s of this world.
Women of Wonder Closing Party
DATE: Sunday,September 30, 2018
LOCATION: LITM 140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ. From Manhattan take the Path to Groove Street.
This is the first show of Jerry Saltz’s work in New York, containing paintings, photographs, historical items, and of course, his literary quotes. Take a visual trip through the lifetime and art of someone who believes da Vinci probably didn’t paint Salvator Mundi, that copyright is dead, and that the best coffee comes in a double gulp cup from a gas station.
On View: Daily October 1st through October 7th, Noon to 6pm or by appointment
Opening Reception: October 1st, 6-9pm
Jerry Saltz: An Introspective Opening Reception
DATE: Monday October 1, 2018
LOCATION: Lazy Susan Gallery:191 Henry Street, New York, NY
If you plan on coming please RSVP to get on the list.
Nice/Nasty and Everything In-Between, featuring contemporary, and postmodern women artists and performers, Curated by Armisey Smith as part of Newark Arts Festival on October 4th – October 7th. Stop on by the opening reception October 4th, 6-10 PM OR the closing party on 10/7 from 4-7pm. I have another JCAST opening on the 4th so I hope to see you at the closing!
Nice/Nasty and Everything In-Betweenat the Newark Arts FestivalÂ
OPENING: Thursday, October 4th, 6:00-10:00pm
CLOSING: Sunday, October 7th, 4:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: The Historic Hahne & Co. Building 52 Halsey St, Newark, NJ
Diversity is synonymous with Jersey City and itâ€™s artists are no exception.
This exhibit is an example of artists who live here, work here, who explore, create and enrich this complex but wonderful city.
It’s where artists thrive and are encouraged to be who they are.
A part of The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour!!
Gallery hours for the tour are Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th
12:00pm to 6:00pm. The show runs until November 11th.
ChromoZones: The Diverse Artistry of Jersey City
DATE Friday, October 5th
TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
LOCATION: Art House Productions; 262 17th Street , Jersey City, NJ
This year the ProArts Members Show during JCAST will focus on work presenting artistsâ€™ identification of themselves as part of something greater. Interpretation of this theme is wide: It may be political or personal but concentrated on a sense of group and/or “individual identification.” THE SHOW RUNS October 5th through October 7th.
Who Are We? Who Am I? – PRO ARTS Member Exhibit
DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
LOCATION: Grace Church Van Vorst 39 ERIE ST, Jersey City, NJ
Please join me while I open my studio/gallery for the annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) on both Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th from Noon to 5pm. I will be at the studio all day on Saturday working and demoing my collage and printing process. On display will be small abstract landscapes works from my trip to St. Croix earlier this year, along with a new series of self portrait print collages I’ve been working on this Summer.
Two Views @ JCAST
DATES: Saturday, October 6 and Sunday October 7th
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery; 315 3rd Street Jersey City. Between Cole and Monmouth Streets.
From Manhattan take the Path to Groove Street and walk up Newark Avenue.
IMMIGRATION or BIRTHRIGHT? curated by Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery
Constructing Identities is an exhibition by a group of artists weaving real life and imagined stories of Immigrants from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean with stories of perceived and real birthright of the â€œoriginalâ€ people.
IMMIGRATION or BIRTHRIGHT?
DATE: Friday October 5, Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7th
TIME: 11:30AM- 6:00PM
LOCATION: 242 10th Street, Suite 6 Jersey City, NJ 07302
“Body Anomaly: Arts Unbound” includes six woman artists who each have a physical disability, a body glitch. Each reveals a complex relationship to their physical anomaly through their art; living with physical limitations, physical and emotional pain, body shape and image differences, and discrimination. Each artist examines how to work with, adapt to, and negotiate their unique physical anomaly, visible or â€“ as for four of the artists â€“ invisible, informs their art making.
Please join me for theÂ OpeningÂ reception October 18 from 6-8pm. The show runs through March 16, 2019.
“Body Anomaly: Arts Unbound”
DATE: Thursday, October 18, 2018
LOCATION: Window Gallery atÂ Paul Robeson Galleries, TheÂ Hahnes Building 54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102