Fiber 2020: Virtual Gallery

I looking forward to a road trip to Connecticut to see the nationally juried show Fiber 2020 at the Silvermine Art Center.

The gallery is now co-vid closed as we all remain sheltered at home. The good news is that the entire show is online so you can get a peak at all of the terrific pieces selected by juror Beth Mclaughlin, Chief Curator at the Fuller Craft Museum.

Here is the link to view the Fiber 2020 show https://www.silvermineart.org/online-exhibition/fiber-2020/ 

My work Caribbean Friendship Bracelet is on the show link and below.

BWAC Wide Open 11: Postponed

Twilight Off The Bow was accepted in the WIDE OPEN 11 art exhibition by juror Paulina Pobocha, Associate Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York! 

Only thing is, due to covid-19 the show has been postponed until later this summer. I’ll let you know when Opening Day is rescheduled. There will be a reception and juror’s award winners will be announced at the Opening whenever that is. 

BWAC Gallery: WIDE OPEN 11 Show
481 Van Brunt Street
Door 7 (Canal side, through the Pier gate)
Brooklyn, NY  11231

EXHIBITION DATES: ?????

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