FIBER 2020

McCarty Just dropped off my piece, Caribbean Friendship Bracelet in Connecticut for the FIBER 2020 show. This exhibition will showcase the best of contemporary fiber art and will reflect a breadth of functional and non-functional works that use natural fiber and/ or high tech materials in traditional or innovative ways.

The opening has been postponed due to Corona Virus. Watch this space for more detail on a virtual way to see the show.

EXHIBITION DATES: April 4- May 15, 2020

LOCATION: 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2020

Please come out to see my work at SPRING/BREAK Art Show! @apc.ny (625 Madison Ave.) March 3 – 9 Featured in “Loss of consciousness in Five Acts” curated by Imlay Gallery.

SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW 2020 

625 MADISON AVENUE, NYC

VIP OPENING
Tuesday, March 3rd
11am – 8:30pm

EXHIBITION ON VIEW
March 4 – 9, 2020
11am – 8pm daily

Ultra Violet explores the notion of overwhelm by questioning ideas of permission, protection, aesthetics, trauma and identity as a black woman living in a world encoded with “Universal truths” determined by whiteness.

Join Me for Greenville Art Walk March 1st

The Greenville Section of Jersey City celebrates Women’s History Month with a March Greenville Art Walk that focuses on women-owned businesses and showcases mostly female artists. This monthly neighborhood stroll – where artists, venues, businesses, residents and visitors come together in one of the oldest urban neighborhoods in New Jersey –

Greenville Art Walk: Women’s History Month

Sunday March 1, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

“Big Mouth” will be posted up at BRICK STREET REALTY at 520 Ocean Avenue in Jersey City, NJ. I will be there hosting “I Am My Hair” Yarn Wrapping Workshop.


Register here to participate 
Https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenville-art-walk-womens-history-month-tickets-91086988635

“Wakanda Forever” Theda Sandiford Golden High Flow acrylic, Golden Soft Gel Gloss acrylic skin, Tulip dimensional fabric paint, gesso, Montana Gold spray paint, recycled envelops, fabric squares from a quilt, tissue paper, felt from post consumer recycled fibers, glitter stars on canvas. 20″x20″x1″

Theda’s February Exhibitions

Expressive Creative Soul

LOCATION: Bridge Art Gallery – 199 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002.

The Opening Reception is on Saturday, February 8th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

#ECSoul2020

14C Art Fair

My work will be on display in exhibition room 843 and in the Juried Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency, Exchange Place in Jersey City NJ from February 21st – 23rd.

Join me for a Yarn Wrapping Workshop in room, 843

Saturday, February 22nd 1:00-3:00pm

Sunday, February 23rd 1:00-3:00pm

I have a 75% off promo code for tickets for my guests. Promo code is
JURIEDSHOW75

Here is the direct link with the discount already applied:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-fair-14c-tickets-86837935603?discount=JURIEDSHOW75

14C Art Fair 2020

When I applied for the 14C Art Fair, I did not think my application would be accepted. You don’t get if you don’t try, so I applied anyway, to both the Juried Show and for my own room to exhibit and host a fiber workshop. And by some miracle, here I am with an acceptance to both.

My work will be on display in exhibition room 843 at the Hyatt Regency, Exchange Place in Jersey City NJ from February 21st – 23rd.

I will be hosting a Yarn Wrapping Workshop in my exhibition room through out the art fair. Watch this space for more detail on the times for the workshop and to sign up.

Looking Forward To…

Ive been invited to participate in an as yet unnamed group exhibit at BSB Gallery in Trenton NJ this May 2020. The exhibit was inspired by my conversation with the curator about the experiences women of color in the corporate world.  My work will be featured alongside several other black women’s that hold a commanding presence both in their artwork and in their daily lives. I am really looking forward to meeting the other artists.

If Wonder Woman Selfie tapestry has not found a new home by May, I think her largess will fit nicely at BSB Gallery, in their soaring double height space. I hope they think so also…

“Welcome to Fight Club” Digital Print On Metallic Photo Paper
Framed Size: 22 x 22 x 1 inches, 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.

January 2020 Exhibitions

Finding Your Voice in America Today

Ill be participating in Finding Your Voice in America Today exhibition, a dialogue between disparate voices sharing a new perspective on today’s political climate at Kelwood Contemporary Art in Baton Rouge, LA. 

EXHIBITION DATES: January 10, 2020- March 8, 2020

LOCATION: Kelwood Contemporary Art, 8202 Kelwood Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 

“Never Hide” 20″x20″x1 Mixed Media Canvas Acrylic skin, painted cardboard, tissue paper, recycled envelops, glitter, beads, bottle caps 2017

Snow Ball Gala Auction

My Work “Don’t Blink” will be available for auction at Art House’s Snow Ball Gala in Jersey City on January 25th, 2020.  This annual creative black tie gala raises funds for an ambitious season of arts and educational programming at Art House. This year’s theme is The Wizard of Oz!! 

Art House’s Snow Ball Gala: January 25th, 2020.

LOCATION: Art House Productions, 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Tickets are still available. Be sure to say hello to McCarty, he will be representing for me at Snow Ball, ill be away for the Grammy’s in LA.

Don’t Blink is a digital rework of cut and paste collage printed on aluminum. #analog2digital

Monmouth Museum’s 41st Annual Juried Exhibition

I didn’t get in last year, but this year I have been accepted into Monmouth Museum’s 41st Annual Juried Exhibition with one of my recent mixed media fiber works.

“Camouflage Pink” a 100’x1/2″ wrapped cotton rope embellished with floral beaded garland be presented in the Main Gallery from January 18, 2020 – March, 14, 2020.

EXHIBITION DATES: January 18, 2020– March 14, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 5pm – 7pm

LOCATION: Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738.

Theda Sandiford “Camouflage Pink” Mixed Media Fiber 100’x 1/2″ 2019

I got Little Wonders @ LITM

I showed for the very first time in Jersey City during Little Wonders at LITM way back in the early 2000s. It was the first time I showed my cut and paste collages. Curator Andrea Morin encouraged me to do more, I have been showing during Little Wonders ever since.

I have two mixed media portraits and 3 Big Mouth Prints in the show. Everything is priced under $200. So if you have been waiting to buy something for yourself, tad dah.

EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Sunday, January 5 2020

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 7 PM

LOCATION: LITM; 140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Hidden Figure #4
Medium: Acrylic paint, Sharpie, colored pencils, pastels, Distress Stain, mica spray, Tysabri newsprint, hand printed deli paper, construction paper, recycled Tazo tea box, tulle, glitter stars, glitter glue and rhinestones on Canson paper.
Framed Size (h w d): 12 x 9 x 0.05 in
Hidden Figure #12
Medium: Acrylic paint, Sharpie, colored pencils, pastels, Distress Stain, mica spray, Tysabri newsprint, hand printed deli paper, construction paper, recycled Tazo tea box, tulle, glitter stars, glitter glue and rhinestones on Canson paper.
Framed Size (h w d): 12 x 9 x 0.05 in

Exhibition Schedule

Pro Arts Cooks

Pro Arts Cooks! is a collection of artwork, memories, travel notes, and delicious recipes to try.

EXHIBITION DATES: December 4 –  December 31, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: JC Friday December 6, 6:30–9 pm  

LOCATION: Jersey City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 280 Grove St., Jersey City  

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM-10PM; Saturday, Sunday 10AM-4PM

Curators: Dorie Dahlberg, Maryann Ficker
Book Designer: Pablo Chavarria 
Participating Artists: Bithika Adhikary, Christine Barney, Alberte Bernier, Susan Carolonza Chanin, Lisa Collorodo, Leila Contreras Larenas, Gannon Crutcher, Dorie Dahlberg, Stephanie Daniels, Paul Dennison, Edward Fausty (book only), Maryann Ficker, Jim Fischer, Cheryl Gross, E. Jan Kounitz, Debra F. Livingston, Alpana Mittal, Theda Sandiford, Nicoletta Siccone, Brad Terhune, Mollie Thonneson, Jingyi Wang
The Perfect Spread
Photograph, 14”x18” framed

I start my studio practice with a lovely brunch; frittata, fruit, cheese, charcuterie, chutney, olives, pickles, banquette and croissant.  Add a double expresso and mango mimosa and then I’m ready to create.

Every Ghetto Every City

EXHIBITION DATES: December 13th-January 4th, 2020

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, December 13th, 5-7pm

LOCATION: BSB Gallery 143 East State Street, Suite 4, Trenton, NJ

My fine art print “Merging At The Lincoln Tunnel” and large fabric installation “Tag 1” have been accepted to be displayed at BSB Gallery in Trenton NJ. The gallery is housed in a beautiful old bank with soaring ceilings and marble columns.

“Merging at the Lincoln Tunnel” Digital photo collage. City Series 2015 #ThedaSandiford
“Tag 1” Digital photo collage. Street Art Mash Up 2015 #ThedaSandiford #Graffiti

Theda @ Newark Arts Festival

Women’s Narratives: Brick City Blues

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10 | 7pm – 9pm

Hahne & Co, 46 Halsey Street Newark, NJ

Exhibition Dates: October 10 -13, 2019

Curated by: Atim Annette Oton 

Women’s Narratives: Brick City Blues is an ode to, a celebration, a challenge and a questioning of women’s narratives in the context of a racial, socioeconomic and political paradigm shift of the body. This exhibition pivots on the notion of the artist’s inner voice, socio-political stance and metamorphosis in conept, material and technique.

FEATURED ARTISTS :
Alvaro Franco, Jacqueline Hernandez, Kelley Prevard, Amrisa Niranjan, LAS COLLLITAS, Aminah Keith, Bithika Adhikary, Chase Walker, David James, Tiffany Williams, Simone Bailey Campbell, Kern Bruce, Sean Jamar, B. Curtis Grayson, III, Akil Roper, Anthony Gartmond, Cali Smith, Camila Crivelenti, Siona Benjamin, Elaine Shor, Danielle Richardson, Donchellee Fulwood, Kay Reese, Irene Christensen, Lawrence Ciarallo, Brynissa N. Francis, Ray Johnson, Redens Desrosiers, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Shoshana Weinberger, Steve Green, Theda Sandiford, Joshua Fennell, Heather Williams and Beverley McCutcheon.

I was Considered the Ugly Duckling 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

Spread Spectrum

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 | 6pm – 11pm

1 Theater Square, across the street from NJPAC

Friday, October 11th: Opening reception and dance party 6-11PM
Saturday, October 12th: Buyers Brunch 10AM – 12 PM.
Sunday, October 13th: Closing Reception: 3PM- 6PM 

Curated By: Armisey Smith

gravity[tional]

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12 | 1PM – 5PM

Walker House, 540 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Closing Reception: Saturday, October 26, 1PM-5PM

Curated by: Mary A. Valverde

Featured Artist(s): William Cordova, Esperanza Cortes, Oasa Duverney, Carol Pereira, Chloe Reison, Juan Sanchez, Sarah Tortora, and Ronny Quevedo.

A group exhibition of interdisciplinary artists’ projects that include a range of work including painting, sculpture, installations, site specific projects, and video projections. “gravity[tional]” is an exhibition that considers the OBJECT or noun definition, as well as the DESCRIPTIVE or adjective definition of the word GRAVITY or GRAVITATIONAL. Valverde makes use of the duality of the word to introduce select works of art made in response to the (adjective) severity or seriousness of a cause, political stance, protest, OR (noun) works of art made intently considering the physical qualities of materials and space, including weight, structure and innate or perceived forces of those materials. Through this exhibition and project space, Valverde brings together selected works by established and emerging artists that present the conceptual theme of “gravity[tional]”.

Theda Sandiford “Natural Twist” Mixed Media Fiber 100’x 5/8″ 2018