Quarantine Check In From Sky Garden Gallery

If I’ve learned anything during this time of uncertainty, things happen when they happen. And for a reason… If I just allow, there is less stress and anxiety in the not knowing of things.

… for real.

If you want to social distance watch a sunset with me from Sky Garden’s roof deck in Jersey City, please let me know. Open sky and air… and this view…

Ping me your avails.

Sky Garden Gallery @ Virtual Access JC Fridays

On June 5, 2020, McCarty and I participated in @ Virtual Access JC Fridays to show fibre works from I Am My Hair while I demonstrated the Larks Head Knot .

Watch our segment.

Or to experience the self guided I Am My Hair Workshop slide show please visit this – link

JC Fridays is a seasonal arts festival in Jersey City, New Jersey presented by Art House Productions. 

CoVid19 Fall Out

It has taken me a moment to adjust to the new normal of being stuck in the apartment 24/7, worrying about my elderly parents, a non stop parade of 10-6p video ZOOM calls for work and figuring out how to get comfortable with not know when this will all end.

I thrive on making artwork in community and I can’t do that right now. Its been an adjustment being solo in the studio again. It is not the same for me

With all galleries and museums temporarily shuttered, several of my shows have either been postponed or are now virtual. And who knows when I will receive back art from arts institutions that are currently shutdown. My Now Friends Residency in Nairobi Kenya scheduled for July is now up in the air too. There is so much uncertainty right now.

Here is what I do know..

Annual Art Supply Swap Postponed

We shifted Sky Garden Gallery’s annual Spring Art Supply Swap to September 5, 2020. And will close Oshun after we shoot a virtual tour of the show this week. Thi

Wonder Women @ Bridge Art Gallery

Wonder Women was installed at Bridge Art Gallery days before NJ shut down all non-essential businesses. You can visit via the virtual tour below. Contact Bridge Art Gallery if you are interested in seeing any of these works in person, a private viewing may be possible.

ViewPoints 2020 @ Studio Montclair

You will have to wait to see Caribbean Friendship Bracelet in person at ViewPoints 2020. The exhibition has been pushed from May to October of this year.

Exhibit Dates: 10/28 – 11/27

Opening reception: Friday, October 30

Caribbean Friendship Bracelet, Mixed media fibre, cotton rope, yarn, chenille and recycled sari silk, 77 x 10 x 11 in, 2019

JC Friday @ Sky Garden Gallery

JCFriday Holiday Trunk Show

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City NJ

Get a little something for yourself and the people on your gift list. Come sip and shop with us.

Jewelry, Small Prints and Culinary Arts from artisans: Andrea Morin, Javiera Rodriquez, Nadine Nelson, Leslie Sheryl and Theda Sandiford.

On Display: Figurative works from Theda & Mike’s personal art collection plus A Perfect Spread featuring small bites and champagne cocktail.

Holiday Card Making with Theda Sandiford

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City NJ

Join me for a handmade holiday card making workshop using upcycled materials, stamps, stencils and notions from my studio stash.

$25 per person. Art supplies for 5 cards provided. Snacks provided

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Theda’s JCAST 2019 Exhibitions

I Am My Hair: Yarn Wrapping

Join me in my studio to wrap yarn onto cotton rope. Imbue your essence and becoming a part of the rope, as we discussed the trials and tribulations of our daily lives. Finding a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.

JCAST DATES: Oct 5 and 6th, 12:00-3:00pm both days

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery, 150 Bay Street, PH9, 10th Floor Jersey City

Shadows and Reflections

A collection of works that evoke the theme Shadows and Reflections, either separately or combined in one composition.

JCAST DATES: Oct. 4, 5, and 6th.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday October 4th

LOCATION: Six Columns Gallery: 672 Bergen Ave (bsmt) Jersey City

No Stopping Us Now
City Series

MASQUERADE 

What is it about masks that intrigues us, delights us, terrifies us? What compels us to obscure our own visage and put on a new identity?

EXHIBITION DATES: October 1- November 3, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday October, 1 @7pm

LOCATION: LITM, 140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

“Masquerade” Digital photo collage. Diva Muse Series 2015 #ThedaSandiford

Where’s Theda: JC Friday 9/6/19


Theda Sandiford: Big Mouth

Please come check out my solo show at Art House Productions…

JC Friday Show Preview; Friday, September 6th, 5pm – 8pm

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

As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well-meaning friends or co-workers say or do something insensitive.

With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is, and most importantly, what isn’t being said. 

Exhibition Run Dates: September 6th- 29th

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Sunday, September 15th, 1pm-3pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 5pm – 8pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Saturday, September 21st, 1pm-3p

I Am My Hair: JC Friday

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery, 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City, NJ

JC Friday After Hours: September 6th, 8pm-10pm

I Am My Hair is an interactive art installation that explores identity through our relationship to hair. With each participant, the yardage grows, bit by bit. The rope, imbued the essence of each participant, becomes a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.

Pow(h)er

JC Friday; September 6th, 11am – 5pm
Closing Reception: September 24th, 4-7 pm

LOCATION: Hudson County Community College, Dineen Hull Gallery
71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor Jersey City, NJ

A contemporary exhibition honoring the women’s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement.
“Pow(h)er.” Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis & Michelle Vitale.

If You’re Not Invited to the Party, Throw Your Own 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

September Exhibitions

September is a big month for me. I’m having a solo show, a series of talks and yarn wrapping sessions at Art House Productions in Jersey City. And McCarty and me are soft launching Sky Garden Gallery…. Come on out and see what Ive been up to since moving my residence, studio and gallery into 150Bay…

Theda Sandiford: Big Mouth

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

As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well-meaning friends or co-workers say or do something insensitive.

With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is, and most importantly, what isn’t being said. 

Exhibition Run Dates: September 6th- 29th

JC Friday Preview; Friday, September 6th, 5pm – 8pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 5pm – 8pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Sunday, September 15th, 1pm-3pm

Artist Talk & Yarn Wrapping: Saturday, September 21st, 1pm-3p

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

I Am My Hair: JC Friday

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery, 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City, NJ

I Am My Hair is an interactive art installation that explores identity through our relationship to hair. With each participant, the yardage grows, bit by bit. The rope, imbued the essence of each participant, becomes a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR. Join me and see what we can create.

JC Friday After Hours: September 6th, 8pm-10pm

Pow(h)er

LOCATION: Hudson County Community College Dineen Hull Gallery
71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor Jersey City, NJ 

A contemporary exhibition honoring the women’s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement.
“Pow(h)er.” Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis & Michelle Vitale.

JC Friday; September 6th, 11am – 5pm
Closing Reception: September 24th, 4-7 pm

Kiss of Life Size: 14 x 11 in Framed Size: 18 x 14 in Limited edition 1/5 Digital Prints on Metallic Photo Paper May 2018

InterWoven

BSB Gallery: 143 East State St. Suite 4, Trenton NJ 08608

InterWoven features regional fiber artists, highlighting the various skills and versatility of the fiber community. From functional craft, to fine art, InterWoven features fiber and textile works in exciting and unexpected ways!

The exhibition runs until September 21st.

Theda Sandiford “Ultra-Violet” Mixed Media Fiber 100′ x 1/2″ 2019

Sky Garden Gallery

We are moving on up…

Garden Level Gallery has moved to 150 Bay Street, PH9 Jersey City, NJ and has a new name…

Introducing Sky Garden Gallery

Artful living at the intersection of visual and culinary arts: Sky Garden Gallery curates visual art exhibitions and a Salon Series. For the lifestyle enthusiast we offer exclusive dinners, wine & spirits tastings within the walls of the gallery and garden. We bring color to your life.

Join Us

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