Natural Plastic Environment: Doggie Poop Foliage

Do you walk a sidewalk where your neighbors may or may not clean up after their dog? I do. And when you are fortunate your more considerate neighbors leave little green doggie poop bags piled up, in and around the garbage can. A lovely cesspool.  My work, Natural Plastic Environment- Doggie Poop Foliage, reimagines doggie poop bags as a cascade of whimsical tropical flowering vines. The foliage is made with Reflective Hollow Braided polypropylene cord, knotted plastic doggie poop bags, and yellow duct tape.

September Exhibitions: Next

FIF 2021: Future Is Female

On View: September 1, 2021 – September 30th, 2021

On Location: 175 Pearl St, 5th Fl Brooklyn NY

The 3rd annual Future is Female exhibit, curated by sk.Artspace, aims to shed light on black women visual artists who persevered and became activists through their personal choices. The exhibition will highlight women, like me who unapologetically live their lives through action, women who had no intention of being a person of influence, yet raised the bar to lead, even when no one was looking – the “Unsung Shereos.”

JC Friday : I Am My Hair

September 10, 2021 6:00pm – 9:00pm

On Location: Art 150; 150 Bay Street, 2nd floor Jersey City NJ

Of Friday, September 10, I’m hosting my first open studio session in 18 months. Audience participation encouraged. Wrap and hitch knot yarn onto rope to become a part of a hair installation and find a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.

Inspired by an Object

Exhibit On View: September 10, 2021 – October 15, 2021.

In-Person Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12, 11:00am-5:00pm

On Location: Studio Montclair Gallery. 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair NJ

Threads That Bind: When The Fabric of Social Culture Unravels

Exhibit On View: September 12, 2021 – October 17, 2021.

In-Person Opening Reception:: Sunday, September 12, 12:00pm-6:00pm

On Location: 481 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY  11231

Recycle 2021

Exhibit On View: September 12, 2021 – October 17, 2021.

In-Person Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12, 12-6

On Location: 481 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY  11231

The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig

Exhibit On View: June 4, 2021 – October 24, 2021

On Location: Morris Museum,  6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ

Death by 10,000 Paper Cuts

Death by 10,000 Paper Cuts uses recovered commercial fishing net, 10,000 zip ties and silk sari yarn to illuminate the impact of microaggressions.

The term, Death by a thousand cuts is derived from a form of Chinese torture known as lingchi, where a person is subjected to hundreds of small cuts until death occurs.

If you get one papercut, it is uncomfortable, but the wound eventually heals. Imagine getting multiple paper cuts on a daily basis.

Small cuts upon cuts upon cuts. This is what microaggressions feels like. You will not die from one paper cut, but the experience of multiple insults, both verbal, nonverbal, and/ visual underpins very real consequences for me… stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt and ultimately feelings of invisibility and powerlessness. 

Viewpoints 2021

Exhibit Dates: April 23 – May 28, 2021

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 25, 2-4:30pm

Location: Studio Montclair Gallery; 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

January Exhibitions

Finding Your Inner Artist

Learn how I developed my artistic self-expression as a means of art therapy.
Get inspired to embrace your creativity and your art, in whatever form feels right to you while enjoy an intimate tour of my art studio and current works in progress.
See you on Sunday, January 10, 2021, for a journey into personal creativity.

Sunday January 10, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register for this Zoom Here

Privilege, Power and Everyday Life

Please mark your calendar on Friday, January 15, 2021 for my curator talk about with Studio Montclair. I’ll be talking about the works selected for the show and how art can encourage dialog about implicit bias and stereotypes.

The Exhibit Dates are January 15 – February 19, 2021

I will share the link to the Zoom Registration link and virtual gallery link as soon as I get the links

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 Dates are January 15, 2021 –  February 28, 2021 

The exhibition opening reception will take place virtually via Zoom on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 6pm. Registration Link to follow

The Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ.

Fiber Art Now’s Excellence In Fibers VI.

My work Caribbean Friendship Bracelet was selected for Fiber Art Now’s Excellence In Fibers VI.

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

Pieces of Me

Featuring the Works of:
Preksha Kapadia, Blond Jenny, and Theda Sandiford 

Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis

On view at The Majestic located at 222 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, New Jersey through end of February 2021.

To schedule a viewing, please contact curator, Kristin J. DeAngelis: (201) 280-4821 or

Jersey City Arts Awards

Rewatch the Jersey City Arts Awards on YouTube 

Call for Entries: Privilege, Power and Everyday Life

Studio Montclair is looking for artwork that encourages dialog about implicit bias and stereotypes and I am curating the show.

Submit your Entry here.

Microaggressions are defined as subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — everyday interactions or behaviors that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial messages or assumptions toward historically marginalized groups.

“You are so articulate.” Presumes that black people are not usually capable of competent intellectual conversation.
“Who are you? Do you live here?” Asking someone to identify themself in their own garage, home, or car and prove they ‘belong’ sends a message they are not welcome.
“Can I touch your hair?” Or worse touching without even asking. Curiosity is ok but invading someone’s personal space is not. This can make someone feel like they are an animal on display.

The difference between microaggressions and overt discrimination, is that people who commit microaggressions are often unaware they are doing these things — and if you point it out to them, they say, “That wasn’t my intention, you are being too sensitive.” Which is yet another microaggression.
The weight of these daily interactions underpins very real consequences in marginalized groups… stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt, and ultimately feelings of powerlessness and invisibility.
We are looking for artwork that encourages dialog about implicit bias and stereotypes. Our hope is to make the invisible, visible as a path towards a more inclusive culture.


Exhibit Dates: January 15 – February 19, 2021

Entry Deadline:  Monday, December 21, 2020
Notification Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020Opening Reception: TBD
Delivery of Artwork by Hand: January 7 – 9, 2021
Delivery of Artwork by Shipping: Accepting work from January 5 – 9, 2021
Pickup of Unsold Artwork: February 20 -23, 2021


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

ViewPoints 2020 Zoom Reception

Please join me at for the ZOOM reception for ViewPoints 2020 on Friday, October 30 at 7:00pm ET,

The gallery is following strict COVID guidelines – masks are required and the number of people is limited. The gallery is open by appointment only until further notice.

There will be an online tour of the exhibit with audio from the artists for viewing alog with a Zoom Reception with juror, Virginia Fabbri Butera, PhD, who will talk about the exhibit and the work she chose. Awards will be presented. 

Register for the ZOOM reception here.

The in-person reception will be Sunday, November 1 from 1-4pm. I’ll be there on the early side.

Studio Montclair is located 127 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042

The exhibition run dates are October 30th – November 27th, 2020.

October Exhibitions

JCAST 2020 Live

The 30th anniversary Jersey City Art & Studio Tour features nearly 70 virtual events,  held entirely on Zoom from Oct 1st – Oct 4th. Audiences will be able to take a look inside the studios and galleries of the diverse artists that call Jersey City home.

My segment is live on Zoom Saturday October 3rd at 5:10pm ET

Register HERE for ZOOM link.

Exhibition Dates: 10/3/20-10/5/20 

I’ll b Love Saturday October 3rd @ 5:10pm


7th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 14 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Exhibition Dates: 10/6/20 – 10/31/20

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“Ultra Violet” Mixed Media Fiber 100’x 1/2″ 2020

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

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“Trench Town” Mixed Media Fiber 100’x 1/2″ 2019

Viewpoints 2020

Studio Montclair: 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

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

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