Camouflage Pink

One hundred feet of rope, impeccably wrapped, woven, tied and embellished with beaded garland, ribbon, and silk flower bobbles lure you into a hue-imbued, installation symbolizing natural hair. This bold whimsical sculpture gingerly invites the audience into off the-wall conversations about implicit bias and black women’s hair..

Camouflage Pink Detail

Free Your Mind from Microaggressions with Me this Saturday

“Free Your Mind” is a cascade of story ribbons tied to fishing nets draped upon the wall like a blanket. Visitors are invited to share written statements about experienced microaggression on a “story” ribbon which I will weave into the “Free Your Mind” blanket. Infusing the essence and yarn of each participant into the social fabric of a protective blanket.

Free Your Mind Public Art Installation

Exhibition Dates: On view for the public Thursday  through Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00PM until the end of August

Location: ArtCrawl Harlem @ Governors Island, 406b Colonels Row

Theda In Residence: June 25, July 2, July 16, from 11a – 3pm.

Tell Me More About Yourself (Self-Portraits and other Autobiographical Endeavors)”

The exhibition casts a wide net and captures an impressive variety of interpretations on the ever-present artistic motif, offering the audience a rare treasure trove of old and new takes on the creative confessional that is the self-portrait.

Curated by Juno Zago
Exhibition Dates: June 25th – August 5th, 2022
Opening Reception – June 25th, 6-9pm
Gallery Aferro Main Gallery, 73 Market St, Newark, NJ 

June Exhibitions

Chutes and Ladders Installation

JC Friday June 3, 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Art 150, window of studio #231. 150 Bay Street.

Enter at Provost and First Street and ride the elevator to the 2nd floor. Studio # 231

Free Your Mind: Public Art Installation @ Art Crawl Harlem/ Governors Island

Exhibition Dates: through August 2022

Live Art: June 11, June 25, July 2, July 16 from 11a – 2pm.

Location: Governors Island, Art Crawl Harlem 406b Colonels Row

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence exhibition.

Exhibition Preview Reception: Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Exhibition On View: June 18, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am to 4:45pm; Closed Mondays & all State Holidays

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

Tell Me More About Yourself (Self-Portraits and other Autobiographical Endeavors)

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 6:00-9:00pm

Exhibition Dates: June 25, 2022 – August 5, 2022

Location: Gallery Aferro, 73 Market St, Newark, NJ

Public Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

Exhibition Dates: Now through May 21, 2023

Location: 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield MO

Closing this Month

Theda Sandiford’s: Joyful Resistance closes June 4, 2022 atThe Center for Contemporary Art; 2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster, NJ.

Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century closes June 9 at Silvermine Gallery: 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT.  Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Save The Date: New Jersey Arts Annual 

The opening reception for the 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence will be Thursday, June 23rd, 6 – 8 PM.

The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, June 25th and run through May 2023.

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street, Trenton NJ

You can take the NJ Transist or road trip with me. Please message me if you want to be my guest at the opening.

Lady Whistledown

Welcome to Governors Island

ArtCrawl Harlem 2022

ArtCrawl Harlem along with other local arts and culture programs returns to Governors Island to offer programs and residencies within the historical homes on Nolan Park and Colonels Row as well as welcome the public in for art exhibits, open studios, art talks and more.

This Summer, I am presenting “Free Your Mind” and “Personal Baggage” two Interactive Art Installations as part of ArtCrawl Harlem’s House at 406B Colonels Row, Governors Island, NYC. On view for the public Friday through Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00PM.

You are invited to work with me on an Emotional Baggage Cart in progress on Governors Island on these dates June 11, June 25, July 2, July 16, August 6 and August 20 from 11:00am – 2:00pm on each day.

Please DM me if you plan to come.

Craft Nouveau

To all my California people, the last chance to see my works “Thunderdome” and ” in Roseville CA is coming up.

The Closing Reception is May 21, 4:00 – 8:00pm

Exhibition Dates: April 1 – May 28, 2022

Location: Blue Lines Arts: 405 Vernon Street Suite 100, Roseville, CA

Craft Nouveau is Blue Line Arts‘ biennial juried fine craft competition, open to artists internationally. The exhibition seeks to spark dialogue on traditional delineations between fine craft and art, and highlight mediums and processes typically associated with craft.

Mixed Media

An Online Exhibition

Juried by Anastacia Bloch

Exhibiting Artists:
Janelle Abbott, Lexi Arrietta, Stacy Bogdonoff, Emily Budd, Rebekah Burgess, Malina Busch, Matt Cohen, Cathy Cooper, Rhonda Donovan, Rosalyn Driscoll, Vincent Frimpong, Kim Garcia, Gina Herrera, Eric Hines, Yasmine Iskander, Bonam Kim, Catherine Mellinger, Clara Nulty, Mari Renwick, Morgane Richer La Fleche, Sarah Rieser, Olga Rudenko, Theda Sandiford, Lauren Dana Smith, Maria Vasconcelos