Today is JC Friday

There is opportunity to shift structural language when a person plays with unexpected materials without any expectations. My Emotional Baggage Carts are designed to draw you in and spark your curiosity. Not only to discover what materials are used to create these sculptures, but to look within, recognize and release the emotional baggage you may be carrying. 

You are invited to work with me on an Emotional Baggage Cart in progress at Art 150, 150 Bay Street, Studio #231 on Friday September 9th from 6-9pm.

Enter Art150 at 1st Street and Provost St and ride the elevator to the second floor. Sudio #231.

Feel free to bring any recycled fibers or textiles to weave onto the cart. No experience necessary.

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

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

Chutes and Ladders Installation

Despite a growing commitment to racial equity, the day-to-day experiences of women of color are not improving. Women of color face similar types and frequencies of disrespectful and “othering” behavior as they did two years ago before the Black Lives Matter movement galvanized worldwide.

Most days, I feel like I am scrambling to the top of Chutes and Ladders’, board game. For each step forward, take two steps back. Land on good deeds of allyship to climb ladders, but watch out for the haters, their passive aggressive chutes are a doozy and will send you tumbling down the ladder, to start the climb all over, again.

On view at Art150 studio #231, 2nd floor 150 Bay Street. Enter at 1st Street and Provost and ride the elevator up to the 2nd floor. My studio is on the Bay Street side of the building.

Chutes and Ladders is on display though the end of June and is a featured event for JCFridays Friday June 3rd from 6:00-9:00pm.

Chutes and Ladders

Vintage Gi Joe action figures, black metallic yarn, handmade eyelash yarn, black and brown cotton/rayon poly blend fabric, African printed fabric, vintage African fabric wrapped on recycled polyurethane spliced jungle gym rope netting.

 79 x 24 x 72 in

2022

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.

My JC Friday 3/4/22

Art Supply Swap

Do you have left over materials from an art project? Have WAY too much Cadmium White when you need Pastels? Do you have skeins of yarn you are not using? Or supplies from an art practice you no longer use?

Come with your items and trade them for something else.

March 4, 2022, 5pm – 8pm

Location: Theda Sandiford Art Studio #231, 150 Bay Street, 2nd Floor Jersey City.

Enter at 1st Street and Provost Street and ride the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Signature

Around the corner from my studio in the main gallery, the Art 150 Member show of Signature pieces will be up for its final weekend.

Visit Art 150, come see me, the show, swap some supplies and walk around to see what studios are open.

Enter at 1st Street and Provost Street, downtown Jersey City. Ride the elevator to the 2nd floor.

JC Fridays

The next JC Fridays is March 5, 2021.

Virtual JC Fridays will take place on Zoom! There will be one online event showcasing all that Jersey City has to offer, hosted by Art House Productions. I’ll be showing my baggage carts.

Free, advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register HERE

February Exhibitions & Talks

Color, Cuts and Contour Delineations

Take a break from the dank and drink in the color, whimsical line play and personal stories at 5 Points Art Gallery + Studios in Milwaukee, WI at “Color, Cuts, and Contour Delineations” Exhibition.

The exhibition runs from February 5, 2021 until March 28, 2021.

The Empowering

The Empowering: A social justice show was curated by Danielle Scott featuring sculpture, video, painting, drawing, fiber art, and photography.

The gallery will be open by appointment only every weekend Sat. and Sun. 1-4pm.

Appointments can be made on Eventbrite via this LINK. 

The exhibition runs from February 6 – March 21, 2021

Pieces of Me: Artist Talk

Join me, Blond Jenny and Preksha Kapadia for our closing talk with Kristin DeAngelis about the works in Pieces of Me.

The Artist Talk will be hosted on Zoom – Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00pm. Register for Zoom link HERE

Virtual Artist Talk

Join me as I share images of recent work while discussing my process and how the double pandemic has influenced my recent work.

Tuesday, February 16 at 3:00pm. Register for Zoom link HERE

THE BRIDGE/ 3RD Annual CELEBRATION of African American Artists

Exhibition Dates: February 14, 2021 – March 12, 2021

Reception: Sunday February 14, 2021 from 1:00-4:00PM

Location: The Gallery Space Rahway, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 

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 runs through February 27, 2021.

See the virtual show on the The Center for Contemporary Art website HERE.

Fiber Art Now’s Excellence In Fibers VI.

Virtual online exhibition on view on New Bedford Art Museum’s website HERE through March 2021. I am in the Sculptural artist group.

JC Fridays

The next JC Fridays is March 5, 2021.

Virtual JC Fridays will take place on Zoom! There will be one online event showcasing all that Jersey City has to offer, hosted by Art House Productions. I’ll be showing my baggage carts.

Free, advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register HERE

Virtual JC Friday: Holiday Card Making

On Friday, December 4 from 6:58-7:10pm I am hosting a Virtual Holiday Card Making Party.

A handmade holiday card is a magical way to show someone you care about them.

Spread your craft supplies out on a table. We are going to make holiday cards together on Zoom. I will provide instruction and take your questions during this live demonstration.

Suggested Supply List:

  • Plain paper or blank card and envelopes
  • Markers, crayons, paint pens and other decorating supplies
  • Wrapping paper, tissue paper, old holiday cards, photographs, newspaper and magazine cuttings.
  • Ink and stamps
  • Paper punches and scissors or cutting blade
  • Glue sticks or Matte Medium
  • Old credit card or hotel card key

free audience registration is now open → https://bit.ly/VirtualJCFridays

Virtual JC Friday runs from 6pm to 10pm on December 4th.

My fiber and mix media print work is represented during these other JC Fridays exhibitions. My Zoom tune in times below…

6:30pm-6:38pm – ‘The Very Affordable Art Show” Art House Gallery

6:38pm-6:50pm – “Do You Haiku” Pro Arts Jersey City

6:58pm-7:10pm –  Live Virtual Holiday Card Making Party

9:26pm-9:34pm – “Pieces of Me” at SILVERMAN / Majestic Theatre Condos