Where’s Theda: JC Friday 9/6/19


Theda Sandiford: Big Mouth

Please come check out my solo show at Art House Productions…

JC Friday Show Preview; Friday, September 6th, 5pm – 8pm

LOCATION: Art House Productions; 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ

As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well-meaning friends or co-workers say or do something insensitive.

With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is, and most importantly, what isn’t being said. 

Exhibition Run Dates: September 6th- 29th

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Sunday, September 15th, 1pm-3pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 5pm – 8pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Saturday, September 21st, 1pm-3p

I Am My Hair: JC Friday

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery, 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City, NJ

JC Friday After Hours: September 6th, 8pm-10pm

I Am My Hair is an interactive art installation that explores identity through our relationship to hair. With each participant, the yardage grows, bit by bit. The rope, imbued the essence of each participant, becomes a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.

Pow(h)er

JC Friday; September 6th, 11am – 5pm
Closing Reception: September 24th, 4-7 pm

LOCATION: Hudson County Community College, Dineen Hull Gallery
71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor Jersey City, NJ 

A contemporary exhibition honoring the women’s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement.
“Pow(h)er.” Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis & Michelle Vitale.

If You’re Not Invited to the Party, Throw Your Own 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

September Exhibitions

September is a big month for me. I’m having a solo show, a series of talks and yarn wrapping sessions at Art House Productions in Jersey City. And McCarty and me are soft launching Sky Garden Gallery…. Come on out and see what Ive been up to since moving my residence, studio and gallery into 150Bay…

Theda Sandiford: Big Mouth

LOCATION: Art House Productions; 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ

As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well-meaning friends or co-workers say or do something insensitive.

With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is, and most importantly, what isn’t being said. 

Exhibition Run Dates: September 6th- 29th

JC Friday Preview; Friday, September 6th, 5pm – 8pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 5pm – 8pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Sunday, September 15th, 1pm-3pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Saturday, September 21st, 1pm-3p

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

I Am My Hair: JC Friday

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery, 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City, NJ

I Am My Hair is an interactive art installation that explores identity through our relationship to hair. With each participant, the yardage grows, bit by bit. The rope, imbued the essence of each participant, becomes a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR. Join me and see what we can create.

JC Friday After Hours: September 6th, 8pm-10pm

Pow(h)er

LOCATION: Hudson County Community College Dineen Hull Gallery
71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor Jersey City, NJ 

A contemporary exhibition honoring the women’s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement.
“Pow(h)er.” Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis & Michelle Vitale.

JC Friday; September 6th, 11am – 5pm
Closing Reception: September 24th, 4-7 pm

Kiss of Life Size: 14 x 11 in Framed Size: 18 x 14 in Limited edition 1/5 Digital Prints on Metallic Photo Paper May 2018

InterWoven

BSB Gallery: 143 East State St. Suite 4, Trenton NJ 08608

InterWoven features regional fiber artists, highlighting the various skills and versatility of the fiber community. From functional craft, to fine art, InterWoven features fiber and textile works in exciting and unexpected ways!

The exhibition runs until September 21st.

Theda Sandiford “Ultra-Violet” Mixed Media Fiber 100′ x 1/2″ 2019

Theda Sandiford: Big Mouth

Exhibition Run Dates: September 6- 29th

LOCATION: Art House Productions; 62 17th St, Jersey City, NJ

JC Friday Preview: Friday, September 6, 5:00-8:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5:00-8:00pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Sunday, September 15, 1:00-3:00pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Saturday, September 21, 1:00-3:00pm

Big Mouth is a collection of one-sided conversations. As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well-meaning friends or co-workers say or do something insensitive.

As a child, my father would say to me, “Better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt”. So in keeping my mouth shut, I learned, to be seen, and selectively heard.

With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is, and most importantly, what isn’t being said. 

Thanks to Big Mouth… look who has the last word now.

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

Theda’s November Art Calendar

Ever wonder what a beautiful migraine looks like? See Headache at Body Glitch in the Window Gallery at Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark NJ. October 4th through March 16, 2019.

OPENING RECEPTION: October 18th, 6:00-8:00pm

LOCATION: 54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor | Newark, NJ 07102

GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Wednesday, 12pm-5pm, Thursday, 12pm-8pm, Saturday, 12pm-5pm

Headache
I get horrible describable migraines. I decided to make this piece to show what my headaches feel like.Digital collage of mixed media collage #Selfie

 

If you didn’t make it to Art House Gallery during JCAST this is your last chance to see Welcome to Fight Club during ChromoZones at Art House Productions!

CLOSING RECEPTION: November 3rd, 6:00-8:00PM

LOCATION: Art House Gallery; 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Welcome to Fight Club
Welcome to Fight Club Digital Print On Metallic Photo Paper 20 x 20 in Framed Size: 22 x 22 x 1 in 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.

Look for Side Eye in 2018 International Juried Exhibition curated by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto at The Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition dates are November 8th-December 22nd. Please join me for the opening reception.

OPENING RECEPTION: November 8th, 6:00-8:00PM

LOCATION: The Center for Contemporary Art;  2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921

Side Eye
For a perfect side-eye you have to keep your head steady and straight ahead and do it all with your eyes. Side Eye Limited Edition (3/5) Aluminum Print 24 x 20 x 1 in 2015

 

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