Visual Arts Center of NJ Opening: You Are Invited

Wonder Women tapestry will make her debut at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey on Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm.

If you participated in the sewing circle that brought this project to life, this is your opening reception too. I hope you can make it. The show will be up until January 27th, 2019.

DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018

TIME: 6:30-8:30pm.

LOCATION: 68 Elm Street, Summit NJ 07901

Visual Arts Center Show

Where to See Theda’s Art in September

Studio Tour Preview Exhibition: JCAST

SHOW DATES: September 3rd- 30th

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

Be Bop
Be Bop 20″x16″ Limited Edition 1/5 Aluminum Print 2016

Women of Wonder: Theda @ LITM.

Please join me for the opening reception Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm-10:00pm.

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DATE: Tuesday, September 4th

TIME: 7:00pm- 10:00pm

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

DIRECTIONS:  From Manhattan take the Path train to Grove Street. Walk to Newark Ave pedestrian mall. LITM will be on your right.

Cat Woman Forever
Cat Woman Forever
Size: 36 x 24 x 2 in
Acrylic paint, Xerox image transfers, stencil printed deli, paper, paper punched recycled envelops, tissue paper, buttons, glitter appliqués, glitter, embroidered collar on canvas.
February 2018

Salons: Opening Reception

DATE: September 9th, 2018
TIME: 1:00pm-4:00pm
LOCATION: Watchung Arts Center 18 Stirling Rd, Watchung, NJ

The show runs September 3rd through September 28th. Drawing from a series of Salons coordinated by Pro Arts Jersey City, Salon 2018 presents the culmination of a series of meetings by groups of artists over a nine-month period. Seeking to inspire community, encourage cross-disciplinary learning and deliver an opportunity for professional artistic development, Pro Arts gave each group the freedom to present their collective vision for this show. With 27 participating artists divided into 4 salon groups (determined by zip code rather than medium), groups worked collaboratively, consulting with a Curatorial Advisor twice throughout the collaboration period to engage in conversations about development of their work.

Art The Binds Opening Reception

DATE: September 8th, 2018
TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm
LOCATION: Atlantic Highlands Arts Council 54 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

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Song Sung Blue
Song Sung Blue 24″x20″ Limited Edition 2/5 Aluminum Print 2016

Women of Wonder: Theda at LITM

I have been working on this series exploring the women I admired as a tween/teen for the past year. Im so excited it is finally ready for you to enjoy it too.

Please join me at the opening reception for my solo show, Women of Wonder at LITM on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm.

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DATE: Tuesday, September 4th

TIME: 7:00pm- 10:00pm

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

DIRECTIONS:  From Manhattan take the Path train to Grove Street. Walk to Newark Ave pedestrian mall. LITM will be on your right.

Cat Woman Forever
Cat Woman Forever Size: 36 x 24 x 2 in Acrylic paint, Xerox image transfers, stencil printed deli, paper, paper punched recycled envelops, tissue paper, buttons, glitter appliqués, glitter, embroidered collar on canvas. February 2018

 

Last Chance to see Tag 1 Installation

I’m am deinstalling Tag 1 on August 19th at A Condos

If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. I’m really proud of the result and plan to explore more work of this ilk.

Please go see it in person. The fabric plays a trick on the eye.

Walk into the lobby anytime at 389 Washington Avenue, Jersey CityYou can’t miss it covering the entire wall.

Window Display in Atlantic Highlands

Thank you Atlantic Highlands Arts Council website write-up.
https://aharts.org/in-the-window
and visit…
Big Mouth, Corp America and Inner Beauty on the back wall
Big Mouth, Song Sung Blue, Inner Beauty and Corp America…
My linocut Walk with Jedi cards front and center in the window

Window Display, Down The Shore

Ever been advised to keep your “big mouth shut” and remain silent? Or to be mindful how “big In The Room” you are?
Well, I say to hell with that. Say what needs to be said. Do you…

 

“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.