Despite the global pandemic, art shows are still going on. They have moved into virtual galleries, online catalogs, Instagram Live and ZOOM. The ripple effects of digital media merging with the physical art world will be felt for years. I am here for it all.
Opening This Month
On Saturday, May 30th, BWAC virtually opened Wide Open 11.
Fiber 2020 has been extended to July 8th. Visit the online gallery here.
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.
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 FridayPreview; 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
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 FridayAfter Hours: September 6th, 8pm-10pm
LOCATION: Hudson County Community College Dineen Hull Gallery 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor Jersey City, NJÂ
A contemporary exhibition honoring the womenâ€™s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement. “Pow(h)er.” Curated byÂ Kristin J. DeAngelisÂ &Â Michelle Vitale.
JC Friday; September 6th, 11am – 5pm Closing Reception: September 24th, 4-7 pm
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!
I can’t believe its done. All I need to do is find a wall big enough to hang it and photograph it.
Wonder Women is a riot of pony beads, buttons, bottle caps, crystals, mirrors, flowers, embroidery, and bling measuring a 10â€™x8â€™.
Over the course of four weekends, Garden Level hosted four Sewing Circles. More than twenty people headed the call. Each influencing the work in their own way.
A nine-year-old girl walked in off the street with her mom and learned to sew her very first button. Even, two men joined the fun and documented their work.
A massive thank you to everyone one who stepped in to sew and offer their helpful suggestions. Shout outs too…
my studio assistant, Victoria Rozario, and local artists, friends and collectors, Sonya Askew, Andrea Morin, Maria Ross, Deirdre Kennedy, Corrine Beth Bentley, Shilpa Gowan, Leslie Sheryll, Beverly McCutcheon, Donna Drew, Diana Tyson, Jasmine Malloy, Carolyn Logan, Colleen Mullen, William Jiggets, Khaled Elbanna,Â Cecilia Rozario andÂ anyone else i inadvertently left off.
Many hands makes light work.
The tapestry will show at Visual Arts Center in Summit NJ this Fall. I hope everyone who helped make this piece come together will make it to the opening. Details to come.