Theda’s October Art Shows

It is shaping up to to a busy Fall art season for me and you are invited to join in on the fun. Here is the run down of my upcoming shows. I’d love to see you and have a glass of wine.

See the final tapestry created during the Sewing Circle series from July. She is a massive 10’x 8′ sight to behold. The work of artists Kevin Blythe Sampson, Fred Scruton, and me, Theda Sandiford is spotlighted in the Art Center’s fall exhibitions. The shows will open with a reception on Friday, September 28, from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018
TIME: 6:30-8:30PM
LOCATION: Visual Arts Center of NJ; 68 Elm St, Summit, New Jersey 07901

Wonder Women Stair Gazing

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.’ 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.

Women of Wonder Closing Party
DATE: Sunday,September 30, 2018
TIME: 5:00-8:00pm
LOCATION: LITM 140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ. From Manhattan take the Path to Groove Street.

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

This is the first show of Jerry Saltz’s work in New York, containing paintings, photographs, historical items, and of course, his literary quotes. Take a visual trip through the lifetime and art of someone who believes da Vinci probably didn’t paint Salvator Mundi, that copyright is dead, and that the best coffee comes in a double gulp cup from a gas station.
On View: Daily October 1st through October 7th, Noon to 6pm or by appointment
Opening Reception: October 1st, 6-9pm

Jerry Saltz: An Introspective Opening Reception
DATE: Monday October 1, 2018
TIME: 6:00-9:00PM
LOCATION: Lazy Susan Gallery:191 Henry Street, New York, NY
If you plan on coming please RSVP to get on the list.

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Nice/Nasty and Everything In-Between, featuring contemporary, and postmodern women artists and performers, Curated by Armisey Smith as part of Newark Arts Festival on October 4th – October 7th. Stop on by the opening reception October 4th, 6-10 PM OR the closing party on 10/7 from 4-7pm. I have another JCAST opening on the 4th so I hope to see you at the closing!

Nice/Nasty and Everything In-Between at the Newark Arts Festival 
OPENING: Thursday, October 4th, 6:00-10:00pm
CLOSING: Sunday, October 7th, 4:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: The Historic Hahne & Co. Building 52 Halsey St, Newark, NJ

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Diversity is synonymous with Jersey City and it’s artists are no exception.
This exhibit is an example of artists who live here, work here, who explore, create and enrich this complex but wonderful city.
It’s where artists thrive and are encouraged to be who they are.
A part of The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour!!
Gallery hours for the tour are Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th
12:00pm to 6:00pm. The show runs until November 11th.

ChromoZones: The Diverse Artistry of Jersey City
Opening Reception
DATE Friday, October 5th
TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
LOCATION: Art House Productions; 262 17th Street , Jersey City, NJ

Welcome to Fight Club
Welcome to Fight Club
Size: 20 x 20 in
Framed Size: 22 x 22 x 1 in
Medium: Digital Print On Metallic Photo Paper
Subject Matter: Corporate America
Creation Date: August 2017

This year the ProArts Members Show during JCAST will focus on work presenting artists’ identification of themselves as part of something greater. Interpretation of this theme is wide: It may be political or personal but concentrated on a sense of group and/or “individual identification.” THE SHOW RUNS October 5th through October 7th.

Who Are We? Who Am I? – PRO ARTS Member Exhibit
DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
LOCATION: Grace Church Van Vorst 39 ERIE ST, Jersey City, NJ

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Please join me while I open my studio/gallery for the annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) on both Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th from Noon to 5pm. I will be at the studio all day on Saturday working and demoing my collage and printing process. On display will be small abstract landscapes works from my trip to St. Croix earlier this year, along with a new series of self portrait print collages I’ve been working on this Summer.

Two Views @ JCAST
DATES: Saturday, October 6 and Sunday October 7th
TIMES: 12:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery; 315 3rd Street Jersey City. Between Cole and Monmouth Streets.
From Manhattan take the Path to Groove Street and walk up Newark Avenue.

Ocean Front View, #2
“Ocean Front View, #2” This was the view from the beach front condo in Christiansted St. Croix. Can you see the palms, people, beach and surf?

IMMIGRATION or BIRTHRIGHT? curated by Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery
Constructing Identities is an exhibition by a group of artists weaving real life and imagined stories of Immigrants from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean with stories of perceived and real birthright of the “original” people.

IMMIGRATION or BIRTHRIGHT?
DATE: Friday October 5, Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7th
TIME: 11:30AM- 6:00PM
LOCATION: 242 10th Street, Suite 6 Jersey City, NJ 07302

Insider Outsider

“Body Anomaly: Arts Unbound” includes six woman artists who each have a physical disability, a body glitch. Each reveals a complex relationship to their physical anomaly through their art; living with physical limitations, physical and emotional pain, body shape and image differences, and discrimination. Each artist examines how to work with, adapt to, and negotiate their unique physical anomaly, visible or – as for four of the artists – invisible, informs their art making.

Please join me for the Opening reception October 18 from 6-8pm. The show runs through March 16, 2019.

“Body Anomaly: Arts Unbound”
DATE: Thursday, October 18, 2018
TIME: 6:00-8:00pm
LOCATION: Window Gallery at Paul Robeson Galleries, The Hahnes Building 54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Wednesday, 12pm-5pm
Thursday, 12pm-8pm
Saturday, 12pm-5pm

Headache
Digital collage of mixed media collage #Selfie

Wonder Women… realized

I can’t believe its done. All I need to do is find a wall big enough to hang it and photograph it.

Wonder Women is a riot of pony beads, buttons, bottle caps, crystals, mirrors, flowers, embroidery, and bling measuring a 10’x8’.

Over the course of four weekends, Garden Level hosted four Sewing Circles. More than twenty people headed the call. Each influencing the work in their own way.

A nine-year-old girl walked in off the street with her mom and learned to sew her very first button. Even, two men joined the fun and documented their work.

Photo by Khaled Elbanna

A massive thank you to everyone one who stepped in to sew and offer their helpful suggestions. Shout outs too…

my studio assistant, Victoria Rozario, and local artists, friends and collectors, Sonya Askew, Andrea Morin, Maria Ross, Deirdre Kennedy, Corrine Beth Bentley, Shilpa Gowan, Leslie Sheryll, Beverly McCutcheon, Donna Drew, Diana Tyson, Jasmine Malloy, Carolyn Logan, Colleen Mullen, William Jiggets, Khaled Elbanna, Cecilia Rozario and anyone else i inadvertently left off.

Many hands makes light work.

The tapestry will show at Visual Arts Center in Summit NJ this Fall. I hope everyone who helped make this piece come together will make it to the opening. Details to come.

 

Sewing Circle Part 3 this Sunday

I printed my Woman Woman Selfie onto heavy fabric for a 10’x8′ tapestry.

Im on deadline for a show and need help sewing bottle caps, buttons and beads onto the fabric for the hair. I need help sewing on bling.

I’ll be at Garden Level Gallery from 11:00am-4:00pm Sunday 7/29. Come for 30mins or come for the duration. Bring a friend or just yourself.

RSVP

Yes, I will have snacks and day drinking beverages on hand… 🙂

If you can’t sew, don’t worry, this You Tube video will teach you the basics.


Sewing Party This Saturday (7/14)

and you are invited… DM me to RSVP.

I printed my Woman Woman Selfie onto heavy fabric for a 10’x 8′ tapestry.

Im on deadline for a show and need help sewing bottle caps, buttons and beads onto the fabric for the hair.

If you can’t sew, don’t worry, we are really just tying knots. Check the 3 short You Tube videos below and you will be ready to hand sew. EASY

Come for 30 mins or come for the duration. Bring a friend or just yourself.

Mimosas, ice tea, fruit and continental breakfast/brunch fare will be served.

Plus you will have my gratitude.

Sewing Party

Date: Saturday July 14th

Time: 11:30am-3:00pm

Location: Garden Level, 315 3rd Street Jersey City NJ.

For Locals: 3rd Street between Cole & Monmouth Streets.

From Manhattan: Take the Path Train to Grove Street exit  and walk up Newark Avenue. Turn right on Cole Street and right on 3rd Street.

Step down to the Garden Level, the door will be unlocked.

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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

 

Garden Level Gallery Open For Studio Visits

I have been driving around Jersey City looking up old buildings on Zillow for 4 years reciting the words, “it would be nice to have a my own gallery for my work…”

Well that day has finally come. In January, I took over the lease at _gaia and have been hard at work decluttering the studio and overhauling the space to accommodate larger art shows. Like Garden Level Gallery on Facebook.

Our first show is Hoboken Arts’ “New Works” for JCFriday’s on March 2, 2018. The opening is 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please come.

Once Spring arrives, McCarty plans to get busy in the garden. given the Pinterest board action i’ve seen, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with. The garden oasis is going to be awesome.

DM if you would like to schedule a studio, playlist and wine pairing visit. I’d love to host you.

315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ, between Cole & Monmouth Streets.

From NYC: take Path Train to Grove St stop and walk up Newark Avenue, Rt on Cole Street, Lt on 3rd Street to 315 3rd Street.

Step down to the Garden Level.