Tenuous Threads

I’m pleased to share that one of my new Hair Rope pieces will be included in this show of contemporary work incorporating textiles, fibers, threads and mixed media.

The show description really resonated with me… All of life is connected through networks, systems, fibers, and webs. Communication (visual, verbal, electrical, chemical, and kinetic) enables an exchange of information amongst all life forms. Tenuous Threads alludes to the delicate lines that bring us together and sets us apart; that joins us yet repels us. 

The opening reception is Thursday January 26th, 5:30- 8:00pm. I hope to see you there.


Exhibition Dates: January 24th- February 11, 2023

Location:  Atlantic Gallery, 548 W 28th St #540, New York, NY 

Blue Ribbon Sunset In St. Croix, Aqua dyed cotton rope, acrylic yarn, chanelle, cotton printed fabric, jersey fabric and ribbon, 40 x 10 x 8 in, 2021

2023 Exhibition Calendar… so far

I have quite a bit lined up for 2023 , including three solo shows, a return to Governors Island, Fiber Art’s Excellence in Fibers and the group show Dark Matter in LES. There is so much to look forward to in 2023.

Forecast//Recast

Surface Design Association’s juried members’ exhibition

Exhibition Dates: December 6- January 27th, 2023

January 4, 2023: Online panel discussion held as part of Textile Talks

Location: Chehalem Cultural Center; 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR

The Soul of African American Art

Exhibition Dates: January 22-March 5

Location: Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street in Morristown NJ

Dark Matter

Exhibition Dates: January 13- February 11, 2023

Location: Kates- Ferri Projects, 561 Grand St, New York, NY 

Each One Teach One: Preserving the Legacy in Perpetuity 

Exhibition Dates: March 3 – July 30, 2023

Location: The Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ

Theda Sandiford: Triggered, Truth & Transformation

Exhibition Dates: March 25-May 28, 2023

Location: Schweinfurth Art Center; 205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence.  Artist Talk

Artist Talk: March 22, 12:00-1:00pm

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

MAFA Virtual Artist Talk

Date: March 28, 2023

Location: Registration for Virtual Zoom details forthcoming

Theda Sandiford: Triggered, Truth & Transformation @ Wa Na Wari

Exhibition Dates: April 22,  2023- July 17, 2023

Location: Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle WA 

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence

Exhibition On View: June 18, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am to 4:45 pm; Closed Mondays & all State Holidays

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

Lady Whistledown

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

Exhibition Dates: April 23,2022- May 21, 2023

Location: 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield MO 65802.

Free Your Mind@ MAFA 2023 Conference

Exhibition Dates: June 22- June 25, 2023

Location: Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Theda Sandiford: Triggered, Truth & Transformation @ The Lab

Exhibition Dates: July 1, 2023- September 17, 2023   

Location: The Lab at Krasl Art Center.  707 Lake Blvd, St Joseph, MI

Excellence In Fibers

Exhibition Dates:August 23, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

Location: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textile; 520 S First St, San Jose, CA 95113

Flux Treasure Island

Date: October 21-23, Friday & Weekends 10:00 am – 5 pm
Location: Flux Factory on Governors Island, Colonels Row 404A
 

Flux Treasure Island is an island-wide scavenger hunt, taking place over Friday October 21 through Sunday October 23. Artworks will be hidden all across Governors Island in secret unexpected locations. 

Strange nooks, wooded groves, long-disused forts: anywhere.

Cryptic clues on a treasure map will guide visitors to their destinations. Works will include site-specific sculpture, performance, video, AR, and more. They might respond to the local area and its history, or maybe they will play with viewer’s perceptions. Some pieces will only be visible at certain times, so everyone’s experience will be different.

Come to Flux HQ at 404a Colonels Row and pick up a treasure map. From there, the island is yours to explore. Come find my work on the map

Curated by Georgia Muenster

RSVP on Facebook for this event

Inside And Out

The Gallery at Hillside Square and the Hillside Square Sculpture Garden is open this fall with a dual show featuring two and three-dimensional works from Peter Allen, Kate Dodd, Jerry Gant, Wendy Letven, myself, and Charlie Spademan.

Please come see my my woven textile work Inside and my emotional baggage cart in the sculpture garden outside. I will be at the Opening Reception, Saturday, October 8, 5:30-7:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Exhibition Dates: October 8- December 16

Location: The Gallery at Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Avenue, Montclair NJ

The Gallery at Hillside Square is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

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 www.thejcast.com 

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

September Exhibitions

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Preview Night; Thursday, September 1, 4:00 – 7:00pm

Friday, September 2, 11:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday, September 3, 11:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday, September 4, 11:00am – 6:00pm

Location: The Stutz, 1060 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN

Joyful Resistance (solo show)

Exhibition Dates: September 8 – October 7

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 4:00-6:00pm

Tasting Reception: Friday, September 14, 4:00-6:00pm

Artist Talk : Friday, September 23, 6:00-8:00pm

Community/School Event: Wednesday, September 28, 3:00-6:00pm

Closing Reception: Friday, October 7, 3:00-5:00pm

Location: Ivy Brown Gallery; 675 Hudson St, #4N New York, NY

212-925-1111 by appointment

Emotional Baggage Cart in Progress @ JC Friday

Friday September 9, 5:00-9:00pm

Location: Art 150, 150 Bay Street, Jersey City.  

Enter at Provost and First Street and ride the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Wonderland

Exhibition Dates: September 15 – October 20, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 5:00-7:00pm

Location: Trolley Barn Gallery; 489 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Sensing Woman

Exhibition Dates September 27- October 1

Location: C24 Gallery, 560 W 24th St, New York, NY 

Art150 JCAST 2022 Opening Party

My studio will be open for Art150’s JCAST Party.

Friday, September 30, 5:00-9:00pm

Location: Art 150, Studie #231, 150 Bay Street, Jersey City.

Enter at Provost and First Street and ride the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Free Your Mind Public Art and Emotional Baggage Cart Installation @ Governors Island

On display through the end of October.

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 15, 1:00pm

Location: Harlem Art Crawl, 406b Colonels Row, Governors Island

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence.

Exhibition On View: June 18, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am to 4:45pm; Closed Mondays & all State Holidays

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

Exhibition Dates: Now through May 21, 2023

Location: 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield MO

July Exhibitions

Chutes and Ladders

Window Installation on display through July 30th

Location: Art 150, studio #231. 150 Bay Street.

Enter at Provost and First Street and ride the elevator to the 2nd floor. Studio # 231

Free Your Mind Public Art Installation @ Art Crawl Harlem

Live Art Demos: July 9, July 16, August 6 and August 20 from 11a – 3pm.

The installation runs through the end of August 2022

Location: Governors Island, 406b Colonels Row

Tell Me More About Yourself (Self-Portraits and other Autobiographical Endeavors)

Exhibition Dates: June 25, 2022 – August 5, 2022

Location: Gallery Aferro, 73 Market St, Newark, NJ

Public Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm

Camouflage Pink Detail

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence.

Exhibition On View: June 18, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am to 4:45pm; Closed Mondays and all State Holidays

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

Lady Whistledown

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

Exhibition Dates: Now through May 21, 2023

Location: 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield MO

Dorchester Road Rage

Tell Me More About Yourself (Self-Portraits and other Autobiographical Endeavors)”

The exhibition casts a wide net and captures an impressive variety of interpretations on the ever-present artistic motif, offering the audience a rare treasure trove of old and new takes on the creative confessional that is the self-portrait.

Curated by Juno Zago
Exhibition Dates: June 25th – August 5th, 2022
Opening Reception – June 25th, 6-9pm
Location:
Gallery Aferro Main Gallery, 73 Market St, Newark, NJ 

June Exhibitions

Chutes and Ladders Installation

JC Friday June 3, 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Art 150, window of studio #231. 150 Bay Street.

Enter at Provost and First Street and ride the elevator to the 2nd floor. Studio # 231

Free Your Mind: Public Art Installation @ Art Crawl Harlem/ Governors Island

Exhibition Dates: through August 2022

Live Art: June 11, June 25, July 2, July 16 from 11a – 2pm.

Location: Governors Island, Art Crawl Harlem 406b Colonels Row

2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence exhibition.

Exhibition Preview Reception: Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Exhibition On View: June 18, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am to 4:45pm; Closed Mondays & all State Holidays

Location: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street Trenton NJ

Tell Me More About Yourself (Self-Portraits and other Autobiographical Endeavors)

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 6:00-9:00pm

Exhibition Dates: June 25, 2022 – August 5, 2022

Location: Gallery Aferro, 73 Market St, Newark, NJ

Public Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

Exhibition Dates: Now through May 21, 2023

Location: 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield MO

Closing this Month

Theda Sandiford’s: Joyful Resistance closes June 4, 2022 atThe Center for Contemporary Art; 2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster, NJ.

Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century closes June 9 at Silvermine Gallery: 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT.  Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm