“Photo/Series” Opening Reception Today

 

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“Photo /Series” 

Opening reception Tuesday July 10, 6:00pm -8:00pm

Rotunda Gallery; Jersey City Hall 280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Three images from my 2016 St. Vincent and the Grenadines sailing vacation are in this group exhibition featuring photographic work displayed in series.

Photo Series: This Is How I Do Vacation Photos

Three images from my 2016 St. Vincent and the Grenadines sailing vacation are in this group exhibition featuring photographic work displayed in series.

“Photo /Series” @ Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City Hall

LOCATION: Rotunda Gallery; 280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

“Photo / Series”  runs July 6-31, opening reception Tuesday July 10.

I was sleeping onboard an anchored sailboat in St. Vincent & The Grenadines when a gaggle of birds woke me into a funk. I came topside, to shoe away the birds and realized what the fuss was all about. This amazing sunrise. Thanks to the birds and my iPhone, this is how I do vacation photos.

Installation of Infinite Possibilities

Im redoing the art in the lobby of A Condo in downtown Jersey City for the month of June. 

The opening reception will be Friday, June 8th, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please come see…

LOCATION: 389 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The show, Infinite Possibilities is the personification of my artist statement, for real for real.

WE all wear masks. Masks to pretend, to hide, to celebrate or just to put our best face forward in a selfie.

I construct masks for protection. What may start off as an ugly statement, in the end, becomes something beautiful.

I transform drawings, photographs, along with found and meticulously collected materials into self-portraits.

I photograph my process and then digitally manipulate these images to extend the narrative as part of my personal mythology.

Fragmented identity juxtaposed with the existence of infinite possibilities is a recurring theme in my work.

The show consists of four early mixed media works 24″x12″ , two large aluminum prints 40″x30″, Headache and ZYX, one 30″x30″ mixed media portrait, three underworld goddesses 20″x20″ and three Gossip girl masks 20″x20″. Im also draping two 20’x10′ fabric panels of my print “Tag 8” from the ceiling to floor in the seating area.  

June Art Life Party Time

The day after I get back from St. Croix, June 2, it’s art partying time. Let me know if you are down to play.

I have two openings on Saturday June 2. The first in Montclair and the second in Asbury Park. Im trying to hit both. Do you want to come with? ill drive.

Viewpoints 2018
Opening Reception: June 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Studio Montclair, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ
This is the second time, i’ve earned entry into Viewpoints. The show was juried by Gary Garrido Schneider, the Executive Director of Grounds for Sculpture.

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.
She was once a mortal princess whose beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to a hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face. Her jealous sisters, however, tricked her into disobeying and the angry god forsook her. Psykhe searched the world for her lost love and eventually came into the service of Aphrodite. The goddess commanded her perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks which culminated in a journey to the Underworld. Psykhe was afterwards reunited with Eros and the couple were married in a ceremony attended by all the gods.

Hoboken Art in Asbury Park
Opening Reception: June 2, 7:00-10:00 pm
LOCATION: Palette Gallery, 716 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

The opening reception of my lobby installation at A Condo is
Friday June 8th 7:00 – 9:00pm.
LOCATION: 389 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ

I am draping a huge 20’x20′ printed fabric and showing 6 new digital collages, 4 early mixed media works and a selection affordable small works on paper. Please come see and have a glass of wine on me. The wine will be flowing. Let me know if you can make it. Its a short Path train stop to Newport Pavonia or Grove Street and walk over.

“Tag 1” Digital photo collage. Street Art Mash Up 2015 #ThedaSandiford #Graffiti

Later this summer…
AHAC Window Display Aug./Sept. at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council
54 1st Avenue Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
https://aharts.org/
I have a window installation idea brewing, worthy of Anthropologie display. I need large plastic laundry and Orange Juice bottle caps. Please let me know if you can save these for me.

Spring has Sprung. Time to see Art

Yeah, it has finally stopped snowing and the flowers have popped out. I’ll be living on Zyrtec, a scratchy throat and watery eyes for the next month but, i’m not really complaining. Nice weather means, long walks and serendipitous art supply finds and a host of art happenings in NY and NJ. I hope to see you at one of my shows soon.

I’lll be in LA for work, but its your last chance to see “Song Sung Blue” at

Through the Eyes of an Artist
CLOSING RECEPTION
Tuesday, May 1, 6 pm – 9pm
LOCATION:  70 Hudson Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Digital collage of mixed media collage #Selfie

I have two small works on display at

Show me Your Heritage
Work on display from April 13- May 11th.
LOCATION: Hola Doctor353 Central Avenue Jersey City Heights, NJ.

Last year I sold “Selfie Joy” at BWAC Recycle 2017. This year my Wonder Woman Selfie is making her debut at BWAC Recycle 2018.

Please come meet me for lunch at 12:30pm at Brooklyn Crab in Red Hook before the show.  RSVP for head count and to hold your seat.

There will be a reception and juror’s awards will be announced at the Opening at 3PM.

BWAC Recycle 2018
OPENING DAY
Saturday, May 12, 1pm – 6 pm
Work will be on display May 12 – Jun17th
LOCATION: 481 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY, DOOR 7

 

Twin will be up for auction at

Cool Culture at The UnGala

A night of art, community, inspiration and creativity #artforall
May 31st from 7:00pm-10:0pm
The Cool Culture UnGala is a yearly fundraiser, celebrating and honoring individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to social justice, inclusion, and arts access. For tickets and more information click here.

“Twin”
30 x 24 x 1 in
Aluminum Print
Subject Matter: Self Portrait
2015

Viewpoints 2018
The opening reception is Saturday, June 2 from 6-9pm.
This exhibit will be on display from June 2 – August 16, 2018
LOCATION: Studio Montclair Gallery located at 127 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, NJ.

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.
She was once a mortal princess whose beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to a hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face. Her jealous sisters, however, tricked her into disobeying and the angry god forsook her. Psykhe searched the world for her lost love and eventually came into the service of Aphrodite. The goddess commanded her perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks which culminated in a journey to the Underworld. Psykhe was afterwards reunited with Eros and the couple were married in a ceremony attended by all the gods.

approaching Vibrancy
Work is on display through August 24th
LOCATION: 14 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ.

Up Next For Theda…

 

Current Shows:

approaching Vibrancy

“Blind Faith” is on display through August 24th, at 14 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ.

“Blind Faith” 1/5 Limited edition aluminum print. 20″x 16″ 3/4 wall mount. 2015

If you happen to be in Lake Como, Italy please swing my Lido di Cernobbio. The restaurant just installed floor to ceiling light-boxes of  my works, Never Hide, Selfie Joy and Wonder Woman Selfie.

Upcoming Shows:

Show Me Your Heritage!

Bene Gesserit and Coffee Table Jazz, my passion for Dune and Jazz respectively will be on display from April 13- May 11th. The opening reception will be  Friday, April 13, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Hola Doctor353 Central Avenue Jersey City Heights, NJ.

BWAC Recycle 2018

“Wonder Woman Selfie” makes her debut May 12 – June 16th at 481 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY. The opening reception is May 12, 12:00pm-6:00pm. I’ll be getting lunch at Hometown BBQ if you want to meet there first. I plan to be at the reception by 2:00pm. Let me know.

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

Viewpoints 2018

“Psyhke” was selected for Studio Montclair’s juried competition Viewpoints 2018. The show runs June 2 – August 16. Visit Studio Montclair at 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA

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.
She was once a mortal princess whose beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to a hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face. Her jealous sisters, however, tricked her into disobeying and the angry god forsook her. Psykhe searched the world for her lost love and eventually came into the service of Aphrodite. The goddess commanded her perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks which culminated in a journey to the Underworld. Psykhe was afterwards reunited with Eros and the couple were married in a ceremony attended by all the gods.

Making as Thinking: Curator Talk

CURATOR TALK

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2-5pm

Talk starts at 2:30pm

Curator Todd Lambrix, “As an artist and a professor of fine arts, I am often at odds that art-making begins with the thought and ends with the work. My practice flows in the opposite direction and I am often drawn to works in which the concept grows from the making. As I sorted through the member registry I was continually drawn towards pieces that had this kind of physicality to them. They had a direct decisiveness that was at the same time searching for an answer. As I chose them I could almost see the process or feel the emotion propelling the making. This making seems to function as both the process and the thinking and the resulting works have a layered, open flexibility to them. For me, the notion of making as thinking suggests we are working through a problem rather than illustrating an idea. It suggests we are not sure of exactly where we stand.”

Participating artists:
Alaine Becker, Mona Brody, Kathy Cantwell, Nora Chavooshian, RitaMarie Cimini, Lorraine Deprospo, Alison Golder, Alyce Gottesman, Sheila Grabarsky, Beth Heit, Linda Brooks Hirshman, Michelle Kurlan, Wendy Letven, Susan Lisbin, Maria Lupo, Madalyn Marcus, Natalya Tali Margolin, Theda Sandiford, Katie Truk, Becky Yazdan.

“Tag 1” Digital photo collage. Street Art Mash Up 2015 #ThedaSandiford #Graffiti

approaching VIBRANCY

I am pretty excited to be one of thirty nine New Jersey women artists selected from over 1,000 submissions for approaching VIBRANCY.  The show is focused on presenting the diversity of women artists working in this region of Jerz.

The exhibit runs March 15, 2018 through August 24, 2018.

The opening reception March 15, 2018 from 6-8pm.

LOCATION: Gallery at 14 Maple, 14 Maple Avenue in Morristown, NJ. 3rd Floor

Please let me know if you plan to go

“Blind Faith” 1/5 Limited edition aluminum print. 20″x 16″ 3/4 wall mount. 2015

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. – St. Jerome

HobokenArts™ New Works 2018 Exhibit at Garden Level Gallery

HobokenArts™ Announces New Works 2018 Exhibit

OPENING RECEPTION:
March 2, 2018, 7 – 9PM as part of JC Fridays

Showing through April 8
at
Garden Level Gallery (formerly _gaia)
315 3rd St., Jersey City, NJ

HobokenArts™ Online Gallery is proud to announce its first fine art exhibition of the year—New Works 2018—to be held from March 2 – April 8, 2018 at the Garden Level Gallery (formerly _gaia), at the lower level of 315 3rd Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. The opening reception will be in conjunction with Art House Productions JC Fridays, a free arts festival across Jersey City, NJ, on Friday, March 2, 7 – 9pm. Residents/collectors/art enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments while viewing the latest works added to HobokenArts.com.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Jay Boucher
Theda Sandiford
Paul Leibow
Cheryl Gross
Joe Epstein
Alex Sobolta
Janina Williams
Gloria Pacis
Ed Tadiello
Bryant Small
Sebastian McLaughlin
Britt Ford
Santiago Cohen
Bob Leibow
Elizabeth Tokoly