Theda’s JCAST 2022

The 32nd Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, will be held Sept 29 – Oct 2 and feature over 1000 artists in 140 locations across Jersey City.

Build a calendar of art outings here on 

AND make a plan to catch up with me and see my art at a couple venues within walking distance from one another downtown Jersey City.

My JCAST shows

Bridge Art Gallery presents the Garden Renaissance @ Nimbus Arts Center. 329 Warren Street, Jersey City

Timeless @ Art House Gallery. 180 Morgan Street (corner of Marin Blvd and Bay St)

Emotional Baggage Cart Installation @ Art 150, studio #231 and common area. 150 Bay Street. Enter at Provost and First Street and ride the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Come see me in person during JCAST

Friday 9/30 – Art150’s Opening reception 5-9pm, visit me in Studio#231. 150 Bay Street, Jersey City. Enter at Provost and First Street and ride the elevator to the 2nd floor.

On Saturday and Sunday come have fun and make art with me.

Drawing inspiration from various beading traditions, we will mix different bottle caps to make a string of colorful oversized beaded necklaces. Your creation will become a part of an upcoming installation celebrating personal adornment.

Saturday 10/1 – Clutch My Pearls 1-6pm, Nimbus Arts Center. 329 Warren Street, Jersey City

Sunday 10/2– Clutch My Pearls 1-6pm, Nimbus Arts Center. 329 Warren Street, Jersey City

July Exhibitions

The Baggage We Carry

Public Art Installation On View:  May 2021 – May 2022

On Location: Summit Village Green, 356 Broad Street Summit, NJ 

Three Emotional Baggage Carts are on display for the next year.  I want to draw people in and spark their curiosity. Not only to discover what materials are used to create these sculptures, but to look within and recognize the emotional baggage they are carrying. Each cart is affixed with a solar panel. When the sun sets, the carts light up and take on a new meaning and form, glowing from within.

Hiding In Plain Sight

Solo Exhibit on View: June 10–August 23, 2021

On Location: The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA)/ Nolan Park House 7A, Governors Island, NYC

Visit MoCADA’s Virtual Gallery here.

A dynamic presentation made up of a virtual exhibition and public art installation on Governors Island, Hidden in Plain Sight confronts the psychological impact of racial gaslighting as revealed in her everyday interactions.

The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig

Exhibit On View: June 4, 2021 – October 24, 2021

On Location: Morris Museum,  6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ

Curated by Gwendolyn Barrington Jackson, Nette Forné Thomas, Onnie Strother, and Wannetta Phillips (Art in the Atrium, Inc.), with Ronald T. Labaco (Morris Museum).

Featuring 50 works by over 27 artists, including Aminah Robinson, Beverly McCutcheon, Bisa Washington, Carole Robinson, Clara Nartey, Denise Toney, Ellaree Pray, Faith Ringgold, Gladys Barker Grauer, Glendora Simonson, Janet O. Green, Jeanine Bowen, Katie Commodore, Kianga Jinaki, Michael Cummings, Minnie Melvin, Sharela May Bonfield, Sherry Shine, Shervone Neckles, Stephen Towns, Theda Sandiford, Tina Williams Brewer, Toni Thomas, Viki Craig, Wannetta Phillips, and Maureen Kelleher and The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project.

NJ Arts Annual: Revision & Respond

Exhibit On View: June 17–August 22, 2021

Location: Newark Museum of Art,  49 Washington St, Newark, NJ

How did the pandemic, economic distress, and reckoning with racial injustice influence the artists? What emotions and perspectives do they express? How are they similar to or different from your personal experiences? We hope that these creative voices speak to you and offer a way to process the intense events of our current world.

Digital exhibition catalog here

Or make a reservation to see the show in person here

Be the Light 

Exhibit On View:  July 10, 2021 – August 22, 2021

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 10th 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

On Location: Bridge Art Gallery 199 Broadway, Bayonne NJ

Four structure, Vintage hat, shoes and bag, 3 ply cotton rope, pears, rhinestones, wrapped rope, yarn, trim, beading on steel structure

Fiber Arts X

On view: July 31 – September 12

Virtual Opening Reception or in person (To be confirmed): July 31, 1-3 pm 

On Location: SebArts 282 S. High St, Sebastopol, CA

CoVid19 Fall Out

It has taken me a moment to adjust to the new normal of being stuck in the apartment 24/7, worrying about my elderly parents, a non stop parade of 10-6p video ZOOM calls for work and figuring out how to get comfortable with not know when this will all end.

I thrive on making artwork in community and I can’t do that right now. Its been an adjustment being solo in the studio again. It is not the same for me

With all galleries and museums temporarily shuttered, several of my shows have either been postponed or are now virtual. And who knows when I will receive back art from arts institutions that are currently shutdown. My Now Friends Residency in Nairobi Kenya scheduled for July is now up in the air too. There is so much uncertainty right now.

Here is what I do know..

Annual Art Supply Swap Postponed

We shifted Sky Garden Gallery’s annual Spring Art Supply Swap to September 5, 2020. And will close Oshun after we shoot a virtual tour of the show this week. Thi

Wonder Women @ Bridge Art Gallery

Wonder Women was installed at Bridge Art Gallery days before NJ shut down all non-essential businesses. You can visit via the virtual tour below. Contact Bridge Art Gallery if you are interested in seeing any of these works in person, a private viewing may be possible.

ViewPoints 2020 @ Studio Montclair

You will have to wait to see Caribbean Friendship Bracelet in person at ViewPoints 2020. The exhibition has been pushed from May to October of this year.

Exhibit Dates: 10/28 – 11/27

Opening reception: Friday, October 30

Caribbean Friendship Bracelet, Mixed media fibre, cotton rope, yarn, chenille and recycled sari silk, 77 x 10 x 11 in, 2019

Virtual Tour of Wonder Women

Take of virtual tour of Wonder Women exhibition at Bridget Arts Gallery …

This is me and my series Wonder Women

Learn about my creative process…

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.


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

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