I am so grateful to have my bottlecap pony bead braids included in Surface Design Association Spring 2023 online exhibition. Take a look at all the fantastic work included in the show.
Afterlives, our Spring 2023 Selections Online Exhibition, features artists who consider an artwork’s lifespan before and beyond the moment of creation. Whether material or conceptual, their artistic transformations foreground lived experiences including migration, childhood, disability, and climate anxiety. These artists pull us in close and invite us to connect through shared identities or empathize with those outside our own.
Learn how I developed my artistic self-expression as a means of art therapy. Get inspired to embrace your creativity and your art, in whatever form feels right to you while enjoy an intimate tour of my art studio and current works in progress. See you on Sunday, January 10, 2021, for a journey into personal creativity.
Please mark your calendar on Friday, January 15, 2021 for my curator talk about with Studio Montclair. I’ll be talking about the works selected for the show and how art can encourage dialog about implicit bias and stereotypes.
The Exhibit Dates are January 15 – February 19, 2021
I will share the link to the Zoom Registration link and virtual gallery link as soon as I get the links
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 Dates are January 15, 2021 – February 28, 2021
The exhibition opening reception will take place virtually via Zoom on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 6pm. Registration Link to follow
The Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ.
Fiber Art Now’s Excellence In Fibers VI.
My work Caribbean Friendship Bracelet was selected for Fiber Art Now’s Excellence In Fibers VI.
View the virtual online exhibition on New Bedford Art Museum’s website HERE through March 2021. I am in the Sculptural artist group.
Pieces of Me
Featuring the Works of: Preksha Kapadia, Blond Jenny, and Theda Sandiford
Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis
On view at The Majestic located at 222 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, New Jersey through end of February 2021.
Microaggressions are defined as subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — everyday interactions or behaviors that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial messages or assumptions toward historically marginalized groups.
“You are so articulate.” Presumes that black people are not usually capable of competent intellectual conversation. “Who are you? Do you live here?” Asking someone to identify themself in their own garage, home, or car and prove they ‘belong’ sends a message they are not welcome. “Can I touch your hair?” Or worse touching without even asking. Curiosity is ok but invading someone’s personal space is not. This can make someone feel like they are an animal on display.
The difference between microaggressions and overt discrimination, is that people who commit microaggressions are often unaware they are doing these things — and if you point it out to them, they say, “That wasn’t my intention, you are being too sensitive.” Which is yet another microaggression. The weight of these daily interactions underpins very real consequences in marginalized groups… stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt, and ultimately feelings of powerlessness and invisibility. We are looking for artwork that encourages dialog about implicit bias and stereotypes. Our hope is to make the invisible, visible as a path towards a more inclusive culture.
Exhibit Dates: January 15 – February 19, 2021
Entry Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2020 Notification Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020Opening Reception: TBD Delivery of Artwork by Hand: January 7 – 9, 2021 Delivery of Artwork by Shipping: Accepting work from January 5 – 9, 2021 Pickup of Unsold Artwork: February 20 -23, 2021