Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century.

My piece, “Purple Fiesta”” chosen by juror, Lilly Wei, is included in the upcoming exhibit. Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century.

The opening reception is Saturday, April 30, 5:00- 7:00pm.

If you want to join me for a road trip and then dash over for the last hour or so Snowball, please DM me.

Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century

Exhibition Dates : April 30 to June 9, 2022.

Location: Silvermine Gallery; 1037 Silvermine Road New Canaan, CT 

Purple Fiesta

March Exhibitions

Visions & Voices; Juried Show

Exhibition Dates: February 4, 2022 – May 21, 2022

Location: The Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St Dover DE 19901

Please Vote for me in the Public Art Award

Exquisite Corpse 2022 

Exhibition Dates: March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Location: Nimbus Arts Center: 329 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ

2022 JC Friday: Art Supply Swap  

Date: Friday Mar 4, 2022 from 5:00-8:00pm

Location: Art 150 Studio #231, 150 Bay Street, enter at 1st Street and Provost St and ride the elevator up to 2nd floor.

Bring a bag of art supplies and swap it for something else.

NJSCA Fellowship Exhibition

Exhibition Dates March 22 – May 21, 2022

Opening Reception: March 26, 2022 / 6-8pm

Location: Artworks Trenton; 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 

Craft Nouveau!

Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2022 – May 28th, 2022
Opening Reception: April 16, 2022 4-8pm
Closing Reception: May 21, 2022 4-8pm

Location: Blue Lines Art; 405 Vernon Street Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95678

Emotional Baggage Carts @ Expo Chicago

The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art

Exhibition Dates: APRIL 7-10  2022

Location: Navy Pier Chicago, Booth 377

Theda Sandiford: Joyful Resistance

Exhibition Dates April 22, 2022 – June 4th, 2022

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art; 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster NJ

Sculpture Walk Springfield 2022-2023

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

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

ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS: A New Arte Povera

Exhibition Dates: April 24, 2022 -May 20, 2022  

Opening Reception: Sunday April 24, 2022   1:00-4:00 PM

Location: THE GALLERY SPACE/ RAHWAY 1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065

Caution Baggage Cart

International Sculpture Day

Exhibition Date: April 30, 2022 -12-3pm

Location: Sky Garden Gallery 150 Bay Street, PH9, 10th Floor

Join me for an interactive photoshoot with Emotional Baggage Carts parked on the roof of Sky Garden Gallery

Summit Public Art: The Baggage We Carry

Public Art Installation on view through – May 2022

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

Three Emotional Baggage Carts are on display through May 2022.

November Exhibition Schedule

American Contemporary Craft: National Juried Exhibition

Exhibition dates: October 2 – November 28, 2020
Location: LHUCA; 511 Ave K, Lubbock, Texas

Opening receptions: October 2 and November 26, 2020
during the First Friday Art Trail 6 – 9 pm

I answered a call for artists utilizing traditional and innovative craft techniques while maintaining contemporary relevance and broadening the interest of craft as a modern medium.

Neue was selected for the show and won Honorable Mention.

New Directions 2020: 36th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Barrett Art Center: 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Exhibition Dates:  Oct 10 – Nov 14 , 2020

I’m thinking of taking a road trip up to Poughkeepsie to see the show and explore the local sights for the weekend.

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Viewpoints 2020

Studio Montclair: 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

Exhibition Dates: 10/28/20- 11/27/20

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 1-4pm.

ZOOM reception and Cash Awards: Friday, October 30 from 7-8:30pm

Let Me Tell You A Story

Artist Reception: Thursday 5/23/19 6:00-9:00pm

LOCATION: Drawing Rooms; 926 Newark Ave # T107 JC, NJ

Artists Talks:
6/22/19 Sat: Kimberly Becoat, Ibou Ndoye and Shoshanna Weinberger
6/23/19 Sun: Adebunmi Gbadebo and Theda Sandiford

Artists Workshops:
6/23/19 Sun: Theda Sandiford

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri, 5-8p, Sat/Sun, 1-6p​

“Let Me Tell You a Story”, 5/23/19 – 6/23/19, presents five artists: Adebunmi Gbadebo, Ibou Ndoye, Kimberly Becoat, Shoshanna Weinberger and Theda Sandiford, whose works celebrate Black culture. Drawing from their rich and varied experiences, these artists explore historic and contemporary issues of race, gender and identity that African-American, Caribbean-American and mixed race cultures deal with. In these artists’ materials, scale, imagery and message, they proclaim their lives while exposing topics important to the lives of the communities with which they identify. Curated by Anne Trauben.


Astronauts Moon Landing Earth

Spring Exhibitions

Grand Opening: Somewhere We Landed

Opening Reception: Friday May 3th, 7:30-9:00pm

LOCATION: Drawing Rooms: Topps Building; 26 Newark Ave #T107, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Artists were asked to create works that relate to new beginnings, new adventure, new body of work, outer space, atmosphere, place, transportation, land, nature, or utopia. Hundreds of works are on sale during the course of the show, 5/3/19 – 5/11/19, for $200 each.

I made a series of collages from my airplane ticket stubs and a lino print i carved in flight from LA to Newark.

Gallery Hours:
5/5/19 Sunday, 1-6p
5/9/19 Thurs & 5/10/19 Fri, 5-8p
5/11/19 Saturday, 12-6p

Exhibit runs through 5/11/19.

View Points 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 4 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

LOCATION: Studio Montclair Gallery located at 127 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, NJ.

This exhibit will be on display from May 2 to June 15, 2019.

Wonder Woman Selfie’ is a collage for the ages. Colorful, warm and strong – it reflects the best of what a person can see in themselves.

48″x36″x2″ Mixed Media 2017 I LOVE Wonder Woman. I grew up watching the Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman and wanted to be a bad ass too. After seeing Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman in Theaters, I knew I had to pattern my next Super Selfie after Wonder Woman ‘

No Boundaries Benefit

BENEFIT: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 8:00-11:00pm

LOCATION: The Woodland; 60 Woodland Road Maplewood, NJ

You can bid on the piece I made for this show. … herehttps://www.accelevents.com/e/NoBoundariesBenefit/A/TSA

Open Orange 2019

Opening Reception: May 9th, 6:000-9:00pm

LOCATION‘: Community Gallery at ValleyArts: 400 S. Jefferson St., Orange, NJ

Mark your calendar for the Artist Talk and Closing Celebration on June 8, 3-5pm to see this piece and learn more about my Wonder Women series.

“Most performers take themselves too seriously. They forget there is a difference between the characters they play on the screen or stage and themselves, but the public doesn’t forget there is a difference. They see how silly it is if you try to be the same person all the time.”

Grace Jones
“Grace Jones is my Muse” 36″x24″x2″ Mixed Media; Acrylic paint, Xerox image transfers, stencil printed deli, paper, paper punched recycled envelops, tissue paper, buttons, glitter appliqués, glitter, embroidered collar on canvas, 2018

Portraits and Narratives- Artist Talk

SAVE THE DATE: Friday May 10, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm

LOCATION: Akwaaba Gallery, 509 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ

Come Meet and speak to me and artists Kortez and Jimmy James Greene about our work in the “Portraits and Narratives” Exhibition.

World Collage Day Pop Up Exhibition

Pop Up Collage Show : Saturday May 11, 2019, 1:00-5:00pm

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery: 315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ

Celebrate World Collage Day with me, as we honor our local community of artists and the art of collage!

Get inspiration from our World Collage Day Pop Up Exhibition and then spend an afternoon making artwork with the participating artists.
#worldcollageday

Participating Artists:
Luis Alves Collage: Luis Alves’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.

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 Sheryll: Leslie Sheryll’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

BradTerhune: 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.

Let’s show the world what it looks like when people come together as a community. #worldcollageday

Bring paper, magazines, found materials and your preferred substrate. I have paint, scissors and various glues…
$5 suggested donation to cover material costs.

Welcome to Fight Club Digital Print On Metallic Photo Paper 20 x 20 in Framed Size: 22 x 22 x 1 in 2017 Being a black woman in corporate America is like Fight Club. I must mold my personality to be palatable as a peach and keep my opinions to myself. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.  The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!  Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, your career is over.

 2019 Cathedral Arts Festival

CHAMPAGNE GALA: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00pm.

LOCATION: Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City NJ

Exhibition on view through June 7th,

I’m always down for a champagne gala. Join me. Tickets may be purchased for $50 by cash or check at drop-off or online at www.cathedralartslive.org.Tickets will cost $60 at the door.

I made these abstract figurative self portraits over the course of 5 weekends using the fine print from my MS infusion drug, Tysbari, paper scraps and mono-printed deli paper. Take a close look at the fine print to see the multitude of symptoms i’m dealing with this hidden illness. Each drawing is representative of a MS treatment, I get infusions every 6 weeks to suppress my immune system and slow the progression of the disease.

Love and Fear Exhibition

Please join me for an exhibition visually depicting love or fear on a personal, social, or cultural level.

Love: warmth, tenderness, kindness, compassion, devotion, affection

Fear: anxiety, terror, hatred, malevolence, jealousy, anger. We all experience these emotions. I channel my emotions into my artwork so I can feel FREE from constraints.

Exhibition Dates: April 2- 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7, 2009, 3-5:45pm

Panel Discussion from 4-5pm.

LOCATION: Montclair Public Library Gallery located a 50 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, NJ.

2018 International Juried Exhibition

Out of nine hundred entries from over three hundred artists from across the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Japan, Korea and Singapore, Side Eye won one of 40 spots in 2018 International Juried Exhibition curated by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto at The Center for Contemporary Art this November.

The exhibition dates are November 8th-December 22nd. Please join me for the opening reception.

OPENING RECEPTION: November 8th, 6:00-8:00PM

LOCATION: The Center for Contemporary Art;  2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921

Side Eye
For a perfect side-eye you have to keep your head steady and straight ahead and do it all with your eyes. Side Eye 24 x 20 x 1 in Aluminum Print Subject Matter: Identity 2015

Theda’s November Art Calendar

Ever wonder what a beautiful migraine looks like? See Headache at Body Glitch in the Window Gallery at Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark NJ. October 4th through March 16, 2019.

OPENING RECEPTION: October 18th, 6:00-8:00pm

LOCATION: 54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor | Newark, NJ 07102

GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Wednesday, 12pm-5pm, Thursday, 12pm-8pm, Saturday, 12pm-5pm

Headache
I get horrible describable migraines. I decided to make this piece to show what my headaches feel like.Digital collage of mixed media collage #Selfie

 

If you didn’t make it to Art House Gallery during JCAST this is your last chance to see Welcome to Fight Club during ChromoZones at Art House Productions!

CLOSING RECEPTION: November 3rd, 6:00-8:00PM

LOCATION: Art House Gallery; 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Welcome to Fight Club
Welcome to Fight Club Digital Print On Metallic Photo Paper 20 x 20 in Framed Size: 22 x 22 x 1 in 2017 Being a black woman in corporate America is like Fight Club. I must mold my personality to be palatable as a peach and keep my opinions to myself. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.  The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!  Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, your career is over.

Look for Side Eye in 2018 International Juried Exhibition curated by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto at The Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition dates are November 8th-December 22nd. Please join me for the opening reception.

OPENING RECEPTION: November 8th, 6:00-8:00PM

LOCATION: The Center for Contemporary Art;  2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921

Side Eye
For a perfect side-eye you have to keep your head steady and straight ahead and do it all with your eyes. Side Eye Limited Edition (3/5) Aluminum Print 24 x 20 x 1 in 2015

 

ChromoZones Closing Party 11/3

If you didn’t make it to Art House Gallery during JCAST this is your last chance to see Welcome to Fight Club during ChromoZones at Art House Productions!

Please let me know if I will see you there…

CLOSING RECEPTION: November 3rd, 6:00-8:00PM

LOCATION: Art House Gallery; 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Welcome to Fight Club
Welcome to Fight Club Digital Print On Metallic Photo Paper 20 x 20 in Framed Size: 22 x 22 x 1 in 2017 Being a black woman in corporate America is like Fight Club. I must mold my personality to be palatable as a peach and keep my opinions to myself. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.  The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!  Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, your career is over.