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.
Location: Studio Montclair; 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ
Repurposed: 4th Annual Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: July 5- July 27, 2019
Location: Arthaus Projects; 140 W. 4th St. Williamsport, PA
“Repurposed” is a juried exhibition focused on the adaptive reuse of materials to create new art. Participating artists were asked to create an original piece of artwork that utilizes some sort of found object, or unusual recycled medium as the base for the piece. I used bottle caps.
Combined Talents 2019 Juried Competition
Exhibition Dates: August 19 – September 29, 2019
Location: Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts; 530 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FloridaÂ
There will be an opening reception on Friday, August 30th, from 6:00-8:00pm.
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.
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.”
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 Alvesâ€™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 Sheryllâ€™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.
Letâ€™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.
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.
LOCATION: One River; 292 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ
Give Me Body!: Femme Re-Divined
Give Me Body!: Femme Re-DivinedÂ Seeks to unravel how far society has come in our understanding, recognition, and celebration of the femme form â€” 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
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 â€œgood” hair. On some days and for some people, that is my hair. Or was. Or can be. But you should know by now – Donâ€™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
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
Side Eye will be displayed on banners installed prominently in Montclair’s business and arts districts this Fall.
The Limited Edition, 3/5 aluminum print will be displayed in one of SMI’s gallery spaces during the fall of 2018 (more info to come). DM me if you are interested in this piece. There are two left in this edition.
A huge thank you to juror, Nette Forne Thomas for selecting my work. I am humbled.
The day after I get back from St. Croix, June 2, it’s art partying time. Let me know if you are down to play.
I have two openings on Saturday June 2. The first in Montclair and the second in Asbury Park. Im trying to hit both. Do you want to come with? ill drive.
Opening Reception: June 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Studio Montclair, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ
This is the second time, i’ve earned entry into Viewpoints. The show was juried by Gary Garrido Schneider, the Executive Director of Grounds for Sculpture.
Hoboken Art in Asbury Park
Opening Reception: June 2, 7:00-10:00 pm
LOCATION: Palette Gallery, 716 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
The opening reception of my lobby installation at A Condo is
Friday June 8th 7:00 – 9:00pm.
LOCATION: 389 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ
I am draping a huge 20’x20′ printed fabric and showing 6 new digital collages, 4 early mixed media works and a selection affordable small works on paper. Please come see and have a glass of wine on me. The wine will be flowing. Let me know if you can make it. Its a short Path train stop to Newport Pavonia or Grove Street and walk over.
Later this summer…
AHAC Window Display Aug./Sept. at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council
54 1st Avenue Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
I have a window installation idea brewing, worthy of Anthropologie display. I need large plastic laundry and Orange Juice bottle caps. Please let me know if you can save these for me.
Yeah, it has finally stopped snowing and the flowers have popped out. I’ll be living on Zyrtec, a scratchy throat and watery eyes for the next month but, i’m not really complaining. Nice weather means, long walks and serendipitous art supply finds and a host of art happenings in NY and NJ. I hope to see you at one of my shows soon.
I’lll be in LA for work, but its your last chance to see “Song Sung Blue” at
Show me Your Heritage Work on display from April 13- May 11th.
LOCATION: Hola Doctor353 Central AvenueÂ Jersey City Heights, NJ.
Last year I sold “Selfie Joy” at BWAC Recycle 2017. This year my Wonder Woman Selfie is making her debut at BWAC Recycle 2018.
Please come meet me for lunch at 12:30pm at Brooklyn Crab in Red Hook before the show.Â RSVP for head count and to hold your seat.
There will be a reception and jurorâ€™s awards will be announced at the Opening atÂ 3PM.
BWAC Recycle 2018
OPENING DAY Saturday, May 12, 1pm – 6 pm
Work will be on display May 12 – Jun17th
LOCATION:Â 481 Van Brunt StÂ Brooklyn, NY, DOOR 7
Twin will be up for auction at
Cool Culture at The UnGala
A night of art, community, inspiration and creativity #artforall
May 31st from 7:00pm-10:0pm
The Cool Culture UnGala is a yearly fundraiser, celebrating and honoring individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to social justice, inclusion, and arts access. For tickets and more information click here.
The opening reception isÂ Saturday, June 2 from 6-9pm.
This exhibit will be on display fromÂ June 2 – August 16, 2018
LOCATION: Studio Montclair Gallery located at 127 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, NJ.
Work isÂ on display through August 24th
LOCATION: 14 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ.
“Blind Faith” is on display through August 24th, at 14 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ.
If you happen to be in Lake Como, Italy please swing myÂ Lido di Cernobbio. TheÂ restaurantÂ just installed floor to ceiling light-boxes ofÂ my works, Never Hide, Selfie Joy and Wonder Woman Selfie.
Show Me Your Heritage!
Bene Gesserit and Coffee Table Jazz, my passion for Dune and Jazz respectively will be on display from April 13- May 11th. TheÂ opening receptionÂ will beÂ Â Friday, April 13, 2018Â 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Hola Doctor353 Central AvenueÂ Jersey City Heights, NJ.
BWAC Recycle 2018
“Wonder Woman Selfie” makes her debut May 12 – June 16th atÂ 481 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY. The opening reception is May 12, 12:00pm-6:00pm. I’ll be getting lunch at Hometown BBQ if you want to meet there first. I plan to be at the reception by 2:00pm. Let me know.
“Psyhke” was selected for Studio Montclair’s juried competition Viewpoints 2018. The show runs June 2 – August 16. Visit Studio Montclair at 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
By The Seat of My Pants has been selected forÂ ‘State of the Art 2018’ exhibit on display fromÂ February 2 – April 27, 2018Â at the Academy Square Galleries located at 33 Plymouth Street in Montclair, NJ.
The opening reception isÂ Friday, February 2 from 7:00-9:00pm.Â I’ll be there. Please come.