I started calling this cart Wide Load before I was even conscious of how much of my emotional baggage is tied to the food I eat. Don’t even think of visiting my Mom without her feeding you and taking a plate home. I can still smell , vivid memories of Father punishing me for not finishing my dinner plate and reminding of the starving children in Africa at the same time. A double whammy of eat your food and feel guilty about eating your food. I could go on and on…
The Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts offers financial support and mentorship for young women of color pursuing an education, training, and/or career in the visual arts (sculpture, 2-dimensional work, drawing, painting, textiles, film, installations, murals, etc).
Awards are based on artistic merit, evidence of commitment to a career in the arts, and financial need.
Applications for the Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts will be accepted until March 24.
LOCATION: Drawing Rooms: Topps Building; 26 Newark Ave #T107, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Artists were asked to create works that relate to new beginnings, new adventure, new body of work, outer space, atmosphere, place, transportation, land, nature, or utopia. Hundreds of works are on sale during the course of the show, 5/3/19 – 5/11/19, for $200 each.
I made a series of collages from my airplane ticket stubs and a lino print i carved in flight from LA to Newark.
LOCATION‘: Community Gallery at ValleyArts: 400 S. Jefferson St., Orange, NJ
Mark your calendar for the Artist Talk and Closing Celebration on June 8, 3-5pm to see this piece and learn more about my Wonder Women series.
“Most performers take themselves too seriously. They forget there is a difference between the characters they play on the screen or stage and themselves, but the public doesn’t forget there is a difference. They see how silly it is if you try to be the same person all the time.”
Portraits and Narratives- Artist Talk
SAVE THE DATE: Friday May 10, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: Akwaaba Gallery, 509 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ
Come Meet and speak to me and artists Kortez and Jimmy James Greene about our work in the “Portraits and Narratives” Exhibition.
World Collage Day Pop Up Exhibition
Pop Up Collage Show : Saturday May 11, 2019, 1:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery: 315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ
Celebrate World Collage Day with me, as we honor our local community of artists and the art of collage!
Get inspiration from our World Collage Day Pop Up Exhibition and then spend an afternoon making artwork with the participating artists. #worldcollageday
Participating Artists: Luis Alves Collage: Luis Alvesâ€™s photo collages utilizes appropriated imagery from magazines, to incite dialogue on the role the media plays in the shaping of our lives. Each collage is hand-manipulated with the goal of transformation as a way of commenting on, satirizing or criticizing the source material.
Theda Sandiford: Theda Sandiford: Using internal conflict and diverse recycled materials as a starting point she constructs a mixed media mask to protect herself from fear. What may start off as an ugly statement about herself, is in the end transformed into something beautiful. Theda photographs her process and then digitally manipulate these images to extend the narrative.
Leslie Sheryll: Leslie Sheryllâ€™s photo based collages start with appropriated 19th century tintypes which she scans and digitally manipulates. Sheryll then incorporate historical facts, imagery, personal experience and an infusion of fantasy to create a new narrative about women
BradTerhune: Brad Terhune is forever seeking out new materials to work with leads to changes in style and subject. Terhune looks to create a weird, surreal world, and have been influenced by early twentieth century art movements that embraced and explored collage, while continuing to explore this vibrant medium in the contemporary arena.
Letâ€™s show the world what it looks like when people come together as a community. #worldcollageday
Bring paper, magazines, found materials and your preferred substrate. I have paint, scissors and various glues… $5 suggested donation to cover material costs.
2019 Cathedral Arts Festival
CHAMPAGNE GALA: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00pm.
LOCATION: Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City NJ
Exhibition on view through June 7th,
I’m always down for a champagne gala. Join me. Tickets may be purchased for $50 by cash or check at drop-off or online at www.cathedralartslive.org.Tickets will cost $60 at the door.
I made these abstract figurative self portraits over the course of 5 weekends using the fine print from my MS infusion drug, Tysbari, paper scraps and mono-printed deli paper. Take a close look at the fine print to see the multitude of symptoms i’m dealing with this hidden illness. Each drawing is representative of a MS treatment, I get infusions every 6 weeks to suppress my immune system and slow the progression of the disease.
My status as â€œotherâ€ does not always grant the luxury to say what is truly there for me, to correct a slight or present an alternative point of view. I have to be vigilantly self aware, and know the right time to speak up or how to frame my words so that they can be received in the best possible light. Sharing my uncensored opinion can quickly get me labeled as being â€œtoo big in a roomâ€ or worse an â€œAngry Black Womanâ€. When that happens, full stop. My opinion is dismissed outright. Somewhere along the way, Iâ€™ve even stopped correcting people who mispronounce my name. Itâ€™s Thee-duh if you are interested.
Out of nine hundred entries from over three hundred artists from across the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Japan, Korea and Singapore, Side Eye won one of 40 spots in 2018 International Juried Exhibition curated by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto at The Center for Contemporary Art this November.
The exhibition dates are November 8th-December 22nd. Please join me for the opening reception.
OPENING RECEPTION: November 8th, 6:00-8:00PM
LOCATION:Â The Center for Contemporary Art;Â Â 2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921