Upcoming Artist Talks

Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7-8pm     The Center for Contemporary Art virtual studio visit. Register here.

Friday, March 5, 2021 6-9pm                 Weave Weird Baggagecarts JC Friday. Register here.

Please save these dates. Registration links forthcoming.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 7-9pm            Microaggressions MoCADA Artist Talk

Saturday, June 12, 2021 3-5pm             Microaggressions MoCADA Workshop

Virtual Studio Visit 3/4

I am the third prize & solo exhibition winner in the International Juried Exhibition, Victor Davson, juror.

Join me for a virtual studio visit to see what Ive been up to this past year on Thursday March 4th @ 7:00pm ET.

Registration fee is free for members of The Center for Contemporary Art and $15 for non-members.

http://ow.ly/75Sn50DKTlO

Caribbean Friendship Bracelet

February Exhibitions & Talks

Color, Cuts and Contour Delineations

Take a break from the dank and drink in the color, whimsical line play and personal stories at 5 Points Art Gallery + Studios in Milwaukee, WI at “Color, Cuts, and Contour Delineations” Exhibition.

The exhibition runs from February 5, 2021 until March 28, 2021.

The Empowering

The Empowering: A social justice show was curated by Danielle Scott featuring sculpture, video, painting, drawing, fiber art, and photography.

The gallery will be open by appointment only every weekend Sat. and Sun. 1-4pm.

Appointments can be made on Eventbrite via this LINK. 

The exhibition runs from February 6 – March 21, 2021

Pieces of Me: Artist Talk

Join me, Blond Jenny and Preksha Kapadia for our closing talk with Kristin DeAngelis about the works in Pieces of Me.

The Artist Talk will be hosted on Zoom – Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00pm. Register for Zoom link HERE

Virtual Artist Talk

Join me as I share images of recent work while discussing my process and how the double pandemic has influenced my recent work.

Tuesday, February 16 at 3:00pm. Register for Zoom link HERE

THE BRIDGE/ 3RD Annual CELEBRATION of African American Artists

Exhibition Dates: February 14, 2021 – March 12, 2021

Reception: Sunday February 14, 2021 from 1:00-4:00PM

Location: The Gallery Space Rahway, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 

2021 International Juried Exhibition

I have two works of the 51 pieces in the show, selected from more than 740 entries from 259 artists by juror Victor Davson.

The exhibition runs through February 27, 2021.

See the virtual show on the The Center for Contemporary Art website HERE.

Fiber Art Now’s Excellence In Fibers VI.

Virtual online exhibition on view on New Bedford Art Museum’s website HERE through March 2021. I am in the Sculptural artist group.

JC Fridays

The next JC Fridays is March 5, 2021.

Virtual JC Fridays will take place on Zoom! There will be one online event showcasing all that Jersey City has to offer, hosted by Art House Productions. I’ll be showing my baggage carts.

Free, advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register HERE

Inspiration by Jacob Hashimoto

I was first taken with Jacob Hashimoto images on Pinterest and found myself collecting his works for my inspiration board over and over again.

So imagine how tickled I was to learn TSGNY was hosting a virtual artist talk with him this Fall.

I had many questions about how he assembles his kites, the materials he uses and how he transports his large installation works. He answered all this and more.

It was an illuminating and inspiring talk. See for yourself…

New Directions 2020 Artist Talk Tonight

You are invited to my Zoom Artist Talk Tonight. I’ll be talking about my fiber work, Trench Town.

When: Oct 28, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TVdKMSinR_mBSHnk7La2xw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. See you tonight

“Trench Town” 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

Women of Wonder: Artist Talk March 12

Join me at One River this Tuesday March 12th @ 6:30pm for a talk about my Women of Wonder series, 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.’

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm

LOCATION: One River; 292 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041

We often travel to the corners of the planet looking for safe places to BE. When what is actually necessary is a declaration: “We are our own selves!” 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. We all fit and there is plenty of room for us. When we make room for ourselves.

I Only Move Forwards, Never Backwards, Darling 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

MoCADA’s Give Me Body! Conversation at Brooklyn Museum

On Saturday (3/2), I will be participating in a conversation about gender, woman, femme, and feminism today at the Brooklyn Museum.. Please join me.

Social norms have long dictated gender, from their public facing meanings to their private impact. Mother. Shorty. Wifey. Bitch. Woman. Trans. Feminist — and other various descriptors for the female sex gradient, also come diabolically attached to a long antiquated idea of femininity, whose trappings and boundaries suffocate rather than uplift. This is especially true for women of color, whether cis or non-binary, who most often face the corrosive extremes of these imposed values at either end of the spectrum.
Through MoCADA’s next exhibit, Give Me Body! Femme Re-divined, MoCADA seeks to unravel how far society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form –mind, body, and soul– as a spiritual rite. Our greatest wish is to further unpack and expand this necessary conversation to deliver a new vision for the future. 


Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238


Coming Up In January…

Yarn Wrapping: Sewing Circle
There is something cathartic about wrapping yarn and rope. The yarn in my hand. The dexterity of my fingers. My failing eyesight…

If you join one of my upcoming sewing circle sessions, we will wrap rope and embellish the rope with pony beads, garland and pink army men. No experience necessary.

Saturday Jan 12th 12-3pm RSVP here
Saturday Jan 26th 12-3pm RSVP Here
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery 315 3rd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

 

Fall Exhibitions Last Look and Artist Talk
On Sunday, January 27, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold a “last look” reception and informal artist talk for the closing of their three fall exhibitions Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue, Messages from the Interior, and me Stair-gazing: Theda Sandiford. Sampson, Sandiford, and Fred Scruton will be in attendance and each will discuss their work, process, and answer questions from the audience. Join us from 3–5 PM.

January 27th, 3:00-5:00pm
RSVP Here
LOCATION: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St, Summit, New Jersey 07901

Wonder Women Stair Gazing

Later on
I’ll be showing at 14C Art Fair with Calabar Gallery.

March 15-17
Friday 4–9 (VIP only)
Saturday 12–8
Sunday 12–7
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Exchange Place Jersey City, NJ 07302