Just playing around, collaging photos on my phone while walking around Sky Garden Retreat in St. Croix, USVI.
Celebrate World Collage Day with Garden Level Gallery as we honor our local community of artists and the art of collage!
World Collage Day Pop Up Exhibition
Saturday, May 11th, 1-5:00PM
Garden Level Gallery
315 Third Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Get inspiration from our Collage Pop Up Exhibition and spend an afternoon making artwork with our participating artists.
Make art with us.
Letâ€™s show the world what it looks like when people come together as a community. #worldcollageday
Saturday, May 11th, 1-5:00PM
Garden Level Gallery
315 Third Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Luis Alves: 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. Website
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 Sheryl: 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 Website
Brad Terhune: 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. Website
What if i let my mind wander and see where my hands lead me…
These abstract figurative self portraits where made over the course of 5 weekends using the fine print from my MS medication, Tysbari and other recycled paper scrapes Ive been hoarding all year.
Acrylic paint, Sharpie, colored pencils, pastels, Distress Stain, mica spray, Tysabri newsprint, hand printed deli paper, construction paper, recycled Tazo tea box, tulle, glitter stars, glitter glue and rhinestones on 12″x9″Canson paper.
Late Summer I started working on an edition of linocut mixed media self portrait collaged prints on paper. I used the fine print from my Tysabri infusion and boarding passes from my travels this year to mark the passage of time.
All works are 7″x5″ in a 10″x8″ mat ready to be framed.Â These works are priced to move on my Shopify store at $75 each. A steal for an original piece of art, if you ask me. So if you have been meaning to get little something for yourself click here.
Hamilco white card stock, Speedball block printing ink, Golden fluid acrylic, Sharpie, paper boarding passes, Mulberry paper, construction paper flower, glitter glue, glitter and sparkle.
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.Â 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
LOCATION: Visual Arts Center of NJ;Â 68 Elm St, Summit, New Jersey 07901
A pure celebration of expression, music, femininity, and belief in oneself. A confirmation of life repeated as a cannon of â€˜I am who I am.â€™ 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 Cardiâ€™s, Beyonceâ€™s and Nikkiâ€™s of this world.
Women of Wonder Closing Party
DATE: Sunday,September 30, 2018
LOCATION: LITM 140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ. From Manhattan take the Path to Groove Street.
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
LOCATION: Lazy Susan Gallery:191 Henry Street, New York, NY
If you plan on coming please RSVP to get on the list.
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 FestivalÂ
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
Diversity is synonymous with Jersey City and itâ€™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
DATE Friday, October 5th
TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
LOCATION: Art House Productions; 262 17th Street , Jersey City, NJ
This year the ProArts Members Show during JCAST will focus on work presenting artistsâ€™ 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
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
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.
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 â€œoriginalâ€ 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
“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 â€“ as for four of the artists â€“ invisible, informs their art making.
Please join me for theÂ OpeningÂ reception October 18 from 6-8pm. The show runs through March 16, 2019.
“Body Anomaly: Arts Unbound”
DATE: Thursday, October 18, 2018
LOCATION: Window Gallery atÂ Paul Robeson Galleries, TheÂ Hahnes Building 54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
I have been working on this series exploring the women I admired as a tween/teen for the past year. Im so excited it is finally ready for you to enjoy it too.
Please join me at the opening reception for my solo show, Women of Wonder at LITM on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm.
DATE: Tuesday, September 4th
TIME: 7:00pm- 10:00pm
LOCATION: LITM, 140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ
DIRECTIONS:Â From Manhattan take the Path train to Grove Street. Walk to Newark Ave pedestrian mall. LITM will be on your right.
and you are invited… DM me to RSVP.
I printed my Woman Woman Selfie onto heavy fabric for a 10’x 8′ tapestry.
Im on deadline for a show and need help sewing bottle caps, buttons and beads onto the fabric for the hair.
If you canâ€™t sew, donâ€™t worry, we are really just tying knots. Check the 3 short You Tube videos below and you will be ready to hand sew. EASY
Come for 30 mins or come for the duration. Bring a friend or just yourself.
Mimosas, ice tea, fruit and continental breakfast/brunch fare will be served.
Plus you will have my gratitude.
Date: Saturday July 14th
Location: Garden Level, 315 3rd Street Jersey City NJ.
For Locals: 3rd Street between Cole & Monmouth Streets.
From Manhattan: Take the Path Train to Grove Street exitÂ and walk up Newark Avenue. Turn right on Cole Street and right on 3rd Street.
Step down to the Garden Level, the door will be unlocked.