June Art Life Party Time

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.

Viewpoints 2018
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.

Psykhe
Size: 20 x 20 in
Medium: Fine Art Print
Psyche was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros god of love.
She was once a mortal princess whose beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to a hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face. Her jealous sisters, however, tricked her into disobeying and the angry god forsook her. Psykhe searched the world for her lost love and eventually came into the service of Aphrodite. The goddess commanded her perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks which culminated in a journey to the Underworld. Psykhe was afterwards reunited with Eros and the couple were married in a ceremony attended by all the gods.

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.

“Tag 1” Digital photo collage. Street Art Mash Up 2015 #ThedaSandiford #Graffiti

Later this summer…
AHAC Window Display Aug./Sept. at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council
54 1st Avenue Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
https://aharts.org/
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.

Spring has Sprung. Time to see Art

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

Through the Eyes of an Artist
CLOSING RECEPTION
Tuesday, May 1, 6 pm – 9pm
LOCATION:  70 Hudson Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Digital collage of mixed media collage #Selfie

I have two small works on display at

Show me Your Heritage
Work on display from April 13- May 11th.
LOCATION: Hola Doctor353 Central Avenue 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.  RSVP for head count and to hold your seat.

There will be a reception and juror’s awards will be announced at the Opening at 3PM.

BWAC Recycle 2018
OPENING DAY
Saturday, May 12, 1pm – 6 pm
Work will be on display May 12 – Jun17th
LOCATION: 481 Van Brunt St 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.

“Twin”
30 x 24 x 1 in
Aluminum Print
Subject Matter: Self Portrait
2015

Viewpoints 2018
The opening reception is Saturday, June 2 from 6-9pm.
This exhibit will be on display from June 2 – August 16, 2018
LOCATION: Studio Montclair Gallery located at 127 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, NJ.

Psykhe
Size: 20 x 20 in
Medium: Fine Art Print
Psyche was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros god of love.
She was once a mortal princess whose beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to a hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face. Her jealous sisters, however, tricked her into disobeying and the angry god forsook her. Psykhe searched the world for her lost love and eventually came into the service of Aphrodite. The goddess commanded her perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks which culminated in a journey to the Underworld. Psykhe was afterwards reunited with Eros and the couple were married in a ceremony attended by all the gods.

approaching Vibrancy
Work is on display through August 24th
LOCATION: 14 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ.

Up Next For Theda…

 

Current Shows:

approaching Vibrancy

“Blind Faith” is on display through August 24th, at 14 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ.

“Blind Faith” 1/5 Limited edition aluminum print. 20″x 16″ 3/4 wall mount. 2015

If you happen to be in Lake Como, Italy please swing my Lido di Cernobbio. The restaurant just installed floor to ceiling light-boxes of  my works, Never Hide, Selfie Joy and Wonder Woman Selfie.

Upcoming Shows:

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. The opening reception will be  Friday, April 13, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Hola Doctor353 Central Avenue Jersey City Heights, NJ.

BWAC Recycle 2018

“Wonder Woman Selfie” makes her debut May 12 – June 16th at 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.

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

Viewpoints 2018

“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

Psykhe
Size: 20 x 20 in
Medium: Fine Art Print
Psyche was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros god of love.
She was once a mortal princess whose beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to a hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face. Her jealous sisters, however, tricked her into disobeying and the angry god forsook her. Psykhe searched the world for her lost love and eventually came into the service of Aphrodite. The goddess commanded her perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks which culminated in a journey to the Underworld. Psykhe was afterwards reunited with Eros and the couple were married in a ceremony attended by all the gods.

‘State of the Art 2018’ Opens at Academy Square Galleries

By The Seat of My Pants has been selected for ‘State of the Art 2018’ exhibit on display from February 2 – April 27, 2018 at the Academy Square Galleries located at 33 Plymouth Street in Montclair, NJ.

The opening reception is Friday, February 2 from 7:00-9:00pm. I’ll be there. Please come.

I define my own identity and relish the opportunity to occupy the position of both insider and outsider rather than insider or outsider.

By the Seat of my Pants
Theda Sandiford 20″x20″x1

Mixed Media Canvas

Handmade paper, recycled paper, tissue paper, newspaper, magazine cut out, acrylic skins, acrylic paint, recycled memory jewel.
2017

DM if interested.