Here We Are explores race, gender, and identity through mixed media, collage, and portraiture. The artists featured focus on many facets that affect African American women, including the diaspora, family history, trauma, the need to hide, and the desire to be seen, and how this impacts their own individual identities.
Here We Are addresses the lines drawn between historically white spaces and black bodies and the necessity of code switching and identity masking. Artists touch on many issues, including, the conflicting forces of personal, familial and historical trauma; pride, fear, hope, and anger. Often forced into silencing their voices to succeed, black women are burdened with the notion they must find ways to make the white men and women around them more comfortable, at the expense of their own volition. Here We Are strides to address the dichotomy of forced silence, while highlighting a diverse group of artists with voices who cannot be ignored.
Ive been invited to participate in an as yet unnamed group exhibit at BSB Gallery in Trenton NJ this May 2020. The exhibit was inspired by my conversation with the curator about the experiences women of color in the corporate world. My work will be featured alongside several other black women’s that hold a commanding presence both in their artwork and in their daily lives. I am really looking forward to meeting the other artists.
If Wonder Woman Selfie tapestry has not found a new home by May, I think her largess will fit nicely at BSB Gallery, in their soaring double height space. I hope they think so also…
Ill be participating in Finding Your Voice in America Today exhibition, a dialogue between disparate voices sharing a new perspective on today’s political climate at Kelwood Contemporary Art in Baton Rouge, LA.
EXHIBITION DATES: January 10, 2020- March 8, 2020
LOCATION: Kelwood Contemporary Art, 8202 Kelwood Ave. Baton Rouge, LA
Snow Ball Gala Auction
My Work “Don’t Blink” will be available for auction at Art House’s Snow Ball Gala in Jersey City on January 25th, 2020. This annual creative black tie gala raises funds for an ambitious season of arts and educational programming at Art House. This year’s theme is The Wizard of Oz!!
Art House’s Snow Ball Gala: January 25th, 2020.
LOCATION: Art House Productions, 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310
Tickets are still available. Be sure to say hello to McCarty, he will be representing for me at Snow Ball, ill be away for the Grammy’s in LA.
Monmouth Museum’s 41st Annual Juried Exhibition
I didn’t get in last year, but this year I have been accepted into Monmouth Museum’s 41st Annual Juried Exhibition with one of my recent mixed media fiber works.
“Camouflage Pink” a 100’x1/2″ wrapped cotton rope embellished with floral beaded garland be presented in the Main Gallery from January 18, 2020 – March, 14, 2020.
EXHIBITION DATES: January 18, 2020 – March 14, 2020 OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 5pm – 7pm
Curators: Dorie Dahlberg, Maryann Ficker Book Designer: Pablo Chavarria Participating Artists: Bithika Adhikary, Christine Barney, Alberte Bernier, Susan Carolonza Chanin, Lisa Collorodo, Leila Contreras Larenas, Gannon Crutcher, Dorie Dahlberg, Stephanie Daniels, Paul Dennison, Edward Fausty (book only), Maryann Ficker, Jim Fischer, Cheryl Gross, E. Jan Kounitz, Debra F. Livingston, Alpana Mittal, Theda Sandiford, Nicoletta Siccone, Brad Terhune, Mollie Thonneson, Jingyi Wang
Every Ghetto Every City
EXHIBITION DATES: December 13th-January 4th, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, December 13th, 5-7pm
LOCATION: BSB Gallery 143 East State Street, Suite 4, Trenton, NJ
My fine art print “Merging At The Lincoln Tunnel” and large fabric installation “Tag 1” have been accepted to be displayed at BSB Gallery in Trenton NJ. The gallery is housed in a beautiful old bank with soaring ceilings and marble columns.
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 FridayPreview; 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
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 FridayAfter Hours: September 6th, 8pm-10pm
LOCATION: Hudson County Community College Dineen Hull Gallery 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor Jersey City, NJÂ
A contemporary exhibition honoring the womenâ€™s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement. “Pow(h)er.” Curated byÂ Kristin J. DeAngelisÂ &Â Michelle Vitale.
JC Friday; September 6th, 11am – 5pm Closing Reception: September 24th, 4-7 pm
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!