Upcoming Exhibitions

2019 State of Art

Exhibition Dates: June 28 – August 9, 2019

Location: Studio Montclair; 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 

Kitt And Kabodoodle Size: 14 x 11 in Framed Size: 18 x 14 in Limited edition 1/5 Digital Prints on Metallic Photo Paper May 2018

Repurposed: 4th Annual Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: July 5- July 27, 2019

Location: Arthaus Projects; 140 W. 4th St. Williamsport, PA

“Repurposed” is a juried exhibition focused on the adaptive reuse of materials to create new art. Participating artists were asked to create an original piece of artwork that utilizes some sort of found object, or unusual recycled medium as the base for the piece. I used bottle caps.

Mixed Media
36″x36″x2″ mixed media assemblage on cradled birch. Matte medium, self leveling gel, acrylics, gel ink, tissue paper, newspaper, handmade paper, die cuts, recycled bottle caps, beads, glitter, rhinestones, wood beads

Combined Talents 2019 Juried Competition

Exhibition Dates: August 19 – September 29, 2019

Location: Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts; 530 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 

There will be an opening reception on Friday, August 30th, from 6:00-8:00pm.

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

Let Me Tell You A Story: Artist Talks & Workshops:

Drawing Rooms: 926 Newark Ave, #T107, Jersey City, NJ

Saturday 6/22/19 from 3:00-5:00pm 

Artist Talk

3:45-4:15p Kimberly Becoat

3-3:30p Ibou Ndoye

4:30 – 5p Shoshanna Weinberger

Artist Talk

Sunday 6/23/19 from 3:00-5:30pm

3 – 3:30p Adebunmi Gbadebo

3:45 – 4:15p Theda Sandiford

As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. These works are from a collection of one-sided conversations. The things I wish I said or could say, the things I say under my breath or the affirmations I use to remind myself that my voice is relevant even when I think no one is listening.


Workshop Sun

Sunday 6/23/19 from 4:30 – 5:30p

4:30 – 5:30 Theda Sandiford

Join me for a hair-raising yarn wrapping workshop to wrap and hitch knot yarn, recycled sari thread and ribbon on 100’ of cotton rope.  Impart your essence and become a part of this community art making project.

Let Me Tell You A Story

Artist Reception: Thursday 5/23/19 6:00-9:00pm

LOCATION: Drawing Rooms; 926 Newark Ave # T107 JC, NJ

Artists Talks:
6/22/19 Sat: Kimberly Becoat, Ibou Ndoye and Shoshanna Weinberger
6/23/19 Sun: Adebunmi Gbadebo and Theda Sandiford

Artists Workshops:
6/23/19 Sun: Theda Sandiford

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri, 5-8p, Sat/Sun, 1-6p​

“Let Me Tell You a Story”, 5/23/19 – 6/23/19, presents five artists: Adebunmi Gbadebo, Ibou Ndoye, Kimberly Becoat, Shoshanna Weinberger and Theda Sandiford, whose works celebrate Black culture. Drawing from their rich and varied experiences, these artists explore historic and contemporary issues of race, gender and identity that African-American, Caribbean-American and mixed race cultures deal with. In these artists’ materials, scale, imagery and message, they proclaim their lives while exposing topics important to the lives of the communities with which they identify. Curated by Anne Trauben.


Astronauts Moon Landing Earth

Love and Fear Exhibition

Please join me for an exhibition visually depicting love or fear on a personal, social, or cultural level.

Love: warmth, tenderness, kindness, compassion, devotion, affection

Fear: anxiety, terror, hatred, malevolence, jealousy, anger. We all experience these emotions. I channel my emotions into my artwork so I can feel FREE from constraints.

Exhibition Dates: April 2- 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7, 2009, 3-5:45pm

Panel Discussion from 4-5pm.

LOCATION: Montclair Public Library Gallery located a 50 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, NJ.

Theda’s April Art Schedule

Women of Wonder

I only move forwards, never backwards, darling.

Grace Jones

Exhibition: On display through April 7th.

LOCATION: One River; 292 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ

I Only Move Forwards, Never Backwards, Darling 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

Give Me Body!: Femme Re-Divined

Give Me Body!: Femme Re-Divined Seeks to unravel how far society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form — mind, body, and soul.

Exhibition Dates: Show is on display through April 12th. Don’t miss it.

LOCATION: Museum of African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA) 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY

“Neon Auto Tune” Theda Sandiford Digital Collage on Metallic Photo Paper, AP 14″x11″m 20″x16″ framed

Studio Montclair’s: Love And Fear

Exhibition Dates: April 2 – April 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7th, 3:00-5:45pm with a Panel Discussion 4:00-5:00pm

LOCATION: Montclair Public Library located at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair NJ.

Spring Art Supply Swap

Marie Condo your art supplies… Bring a bag of supplies you are not using and swap it for something else. Craft paper, paint, colored pencils, frames, yarn, fabric… you get the idea. Anything goes.

Save the Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 12:00-3:00pm. Please RSVP

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery, 315 3rd Street Jersey City NJ

Yarn Wrapping Circle

Imagine, hair. The elusive, coveted “good” hair. On some days and for some people, that is my hair. Or was. Or can be. But you should know by now – Don’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.

Save the Date: Sunday, April 14th 2019, 1:00-4:00, Please RSVP

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery, 315 3rd Street Jersey City NJ

Viewpoints 2019

Exhibition Dates: May 2- June 15, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

LOCATION: Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair NJ

Wonder Woman Selfie Mixed Media 48″x36″x1″

Meet Me at 14C Art Fair Room 860

I am exhibiting with Calabar Gallery at the inaugural edition of Art Fair 14C, happening March 15-17, 2019 on the Jersey City waterfront.

The Hyatt Regency is located at 2 Exchange Place, easily accessible by PATH from Manhattan. There are fifty exhibitors (galleries, art organizations and individual artists).

I will be in room 860.

Come see me and BEATRICE LEBRETON, IBOU NDOYE and JIMMY JAMES GREENE next weekend.

Here is the link to the fair to get your tickets. https://www.artfair14c.com

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Are you looking for African American, Caribbean and African Art? . Works shown is by THEDA SANDIFORD, see it at the fair and buy it. . CALABAR GALLERY will feature a series of Portraits and Mixed Media pieces from Jersey City and New York based artists: . BEATRICE LEBRETON, IBOU NDOYE, JIMMY JAMES GREENE AND THEDA SANDIFORD. Check us out! Come to Jersey City and see our four artists at the Hyatt in room 860 Register to attend here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-fair-14c-tickets-54937371156 Calabar Gallery showcases contemporary African Artists and African Diaspora artists globally curated by Atim Annette Oton, visit us at www.calabargallery.com #calabargallery #africanamericanart #africanamericanartist #artexhibition #senegal #americanartist #artgallery #artexhibition #thedasandiford #atimannetteoton #newyorkart #visualstoryteller #contemporaryart #galleryexhibition #newyorkart #senegaleseartist #buyart #artcollectors #artfair14c #artfair #jerseycity #hyattjc @artfair14c #whattodoinjc #downtownjc #jerseycitynj #jerseycityart #jerseycitylife #jerseycitylocal

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Women of Wonder: Artist Talk March 12

Join me at One River this Tuesday March 12th @ 6:30pm for a talk about my Women of Wonder series, a pure celebration of expression, music, femininity, and belief in oneself.  A confirmation of life repeated as a cannon of ‘I am who I am.’

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm

LOCATION: One River; 292 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041

We often travel to the corners of the planet looking for safe places to BE. When what is actually necessary is a declaration: “We are our own selves!” 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 Cardi’s, Beyonce’s and Nikki’s of this world. We all fit and there is plenty of room for us. When we make room for ourselves.

I Only Move Forwards, Never Backwards, Darling 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

Femme Re-divined” Opening Party, March 8

Inspired by the Queen Latifah lyric from “Come into my House”, MoCADA seeks to unravel how far society has come in its understanding, recognion, and celebration of the femme form –mind, body, and soul– to deliver anew vision for the future.

Curated by Amy Andrieux and Sophia Rose

Opening party: March 8, 2019 @ 7pm-9pm (w/ performance artists)
On View: March 8 – April 16, 2019

Location: MoCADA, Central Exterior Gallery @ 80 Hanson Place Brooklyn NY

To find out more about the exhibit, click here.
“Neon Auto Tune” Theda Sandiford Digital Collage on Metallic Photo Paper, AP 14″x11″m 20″x16″ framed

MoCADA’s Give Me Body! Conversation at Brooklyn Museum

On Saturday (3/2), I will be participating in a conversation about gender, woman, femme, and feminism today at the Brooklyn Museum.. Please join me.

Social norms have long dictated gender, from their public facing meanings to their private impact. Mother. Shorty. Wifey. Bitch. Woman. Trans. Feminist — and other various descriptors for the female sex gradient, also come diabolically attached to a long antiquated idea of femininity, whose trappings and boundaries suffocate rather than uplift. This is especially true for women of color, whether cis or non-binary, who most often face the corrosive extremes of these imposed values at either end of the spectrum.
Through MoCADA’s next exhibit, Give Me Body! Femme Re-divined, MoCADA seeks to unravel how far society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form –mind, body, and soul– as a spiritual rite. Our greatest wish is to further unpack and expand this necessary conversation to deliver a new vision for the future. 


Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238