Theda’s April Art Schedule

Women of Wonder

I only move forwards, never backwards, darling.

Grace Jones

Exhibition: On display through April 7th.

LOCATION: One River; 292 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ

I Only Move Forwards, Never Backwards, Darling Size: 12 x 12 x 1 in Medium: Acrylic paint, Xerox image transfers, stencil printed deli, paper, paper punched recycled envelops, tissue paper, buttons, glitter appliqués, glitter, Diamond Dust on canvas. July 2018

Give Me Body!: Femme Re-Divined

Give Me Body!: Femme Re-Divined Seeks to unravel how far society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form — mind, body, and soul.

Exhibition Dates: Show is on display through April 12th. Don’t miss it.

LOCATION: Museum of African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA) 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY

“Neon Auto Tune” Theda Sandiford Digital Collage on Metallic Photo Paper, AP 14″x11″m 20″x16″ framed

Studio Montclair’s: Love And Fear

Exhibition Dates: April 2 – April 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7th, 3:00-5:45pm with a Panel Discussion 4:00-5:00pm

LOCATION: Montclair Public Library located at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair NJ.

Spring Art Supply Swap

Marie Condo your art supplies… Bring a bag of supplies you are not using and swap it for something else. Craft paper, paint, colored pencils, frames, yarn, fabric… you get the idea. Anything goes.

Save the Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 12:00-3:00pm. Please RSVP

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

Yarn Wrapping Circle

Imagine, hair. The elusive, coveted “good” hair. On some days and for some people, that is my hair. Or was. Or can be. But you should know by now – Don’t. Touch. My. Hair. That is unless you come help me make hair made from rope and yarn in this Yarn Wrapping Circle. No experience necessary, I will teach you the knots. Come for the fellowship or to try something new.

Save the Date: Sunday, April 14th 2019, 1:00-4:00, Please RSVP

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

Viewpoints 2019

Exhibition Dates: May 2- June 15, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

LOCATION: Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair NJ

Wonder Woman Selfie Mixed Media 48″x36″x1″

Femme Re-divined” Opening Party, March 8

Inspired by the Queen Latifah lyric from “Come into my House”, MoCADA seeks to unravel how far society has come in its understanding, recognion, and celebration of the femme form –mind, body, and soul– to deliver anew vision for the future.

Curated by Amy Andrieux and Sophia Rose

Opening party: March 8, 2019 @ 7pm-9pm (w/ performance artists)
On View: March 8 – April 16, 2019

Location: MoCADA, Central Exterior Gallery @ 80 Hanson Place Brooklyn NY

To find out more about the exhibit, click here.
“Neon Auto Tune” Theda Sandiford Digital Collage on Metallic Photo Paper, AP 14″x11″m 20″x16″ framed

MoCADA’s Give Me Body! Conversation at Brooklyn Museum

On Saturday (3/2), I will be participating in a conversation about gender, woman, femme, and feminism today at the Brooklyn Museum.. Please join me.

Social norms have long dictated gender, from their public facing meanings to their private impact. Mother. Shorty. Wifey. Bitch. Woman. Trans. Feminist — and other various descriptors for the female sex gradient, also come diabolically attached to a long antiquated idea of femininity, whose trappings and boundaries suffocate rather than uplift. This is especially true for women of color, whether cis or non-binary, who most often face the corrosive extremes of these imposed values at either end of the spectrum.
Through MoCADA’s next exhibit, Give Me Body! Femme Re-divined, MoCADA seeks to unravel how far society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form –mind, body, and soul– as a spiritual rite. Our greatest wish is to further unpack and expand this necessary conversation to deliver a new vision for the future. 


Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238


Theda’s Exhibition Schedule

Expressive Creative Soul:  on display now through mid March

LOCATION: Bridge Art Gallery; 199 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002, USA

Seven works from my Woman of Wonder collage series. A pure celebration of expression, music, femininity, and belief in oneself.  A confirmation of life repeated as a cannon of ‘I am who I am.’ We often travel to the corners of the planet looking for safe places to BE. When what is actually necessary is a declaration: “We are our own selves!” 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 Cardi’s, Beyonce’s and even Nikki’s of this world. We all fit and there is plenty of room for us. When we make room for ourselves.– 

Cat Woman Forever Size: 36 x 24 x 2 in Acrylic paint, Xerox image transfers, stencil printed deli, paper, paper punched recycled envelops, tissue paper, buttons, glitter appliqués, glitter, embroidered collar on canvas. February 2018

Boot Launch Party @ Space Cowboy February 28th

I’m launching a Wearable Art collaboration with Planet Cowboy based on my painting Future Past. The piece is reimagined as boots—handcrafted in Mexico, embroidered heel to toe.

February 28th 7:00-9:00pm @ Space Cowboy Boots

LOCATION: 234 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

Pours by Brooklyn’s  Dukes Liquor Box  

#cowboots #wearableart #wherewillyourbootstakeyou 

Open Studio Party @ Garden Level Gallery on March 1st

Join me for a tour of Garden Level Gallery and celebrate my birthday too. Come see my new rope works in progress and maybe try your hand at wrapping some rope. I’lll be demoing rope wrapping at 7:00pm. All are welcome. Step down to #GardenLevelGallery

This is what we will be making

Pro Arts “Identity”… March 5- March 30th

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery: 315 3rd Street Jersey City, NJ. Between Cole and Monmouth Streets. From Manhattan take the PATH to Groove Street and walk up Newark Avenue.

Wonder Woman Selfie is having herself a moment… She will be on display as part of Pro Arts “Identity” show in Rahway NJ, March 5- 30th. Join me for the Opening Reception on March 10th.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 10, 1-4pm

LOCATION: The Gallery Space; 1670 Irving St.Rahway, NJ

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

Devine Femme @ MoCADA…….March 8 – April 12

It is amazing what can happen when, I get out of my own way and share my art work. I shared an art post on LinkedIn and invited to participate in Divine Femme at MoCADA museum in Brooklyn, NYC. Jut like that. Social graph = Serendipity…

Over the last 20 years The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) has used the visual and performing arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture. Some notables who have been featured at MoCADA include Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness), Wangechi Mutu, Jamel Shabazz, Ava DuVernay, Saul Williams and now me.

Neon Autotune, below was chosen as the main promotional image for the show that is representative of how far (or NOT) society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form –mind, body, and soul– as a spiritual rite.

LOCATION: 80 Hanson PlaceBrooklyn, NY 11217

EXHIBITION DATES: March 8 – April 12

“Neon Auto Tune” Theda Sandiford Digital Collage on Metallic Photo Paper, AP 14″x11″m 20″x16″ framed