When I applied for the 14C Art Fair, I did not think my application would be accepted. You don’t get if you don’t try, so I applied anyway, to both the Juried Show and for my own room to exhibit and host a fiber workshop. And by some miracle, here I am with an acceptance to both.
My work will be on display in exhibition room 843 at the Hyatt Regency, Exchange Place in Jersey City NJ from February 21st – 23rd.
I will be hosting a Yarn Wrapping Workshop in my exhibition room through out the art fair. Watch this space for more detail on the times for the workshop and to sign up.
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!
Drawing Rooms: 926 Newark Ave, #T107, Jersey City, NJ
Saturday 6/22/19 from 3:00-5:00pm
3:45-4:15p Kimberly Becoat
3-3:30p Ibou Ndoye
4:30 – 5p Shoshanna Weinberger
Sunday 6/23/19 from 3:00-5:30pm
3 – 3:30p Adebunmi Gbadebo
3:45 – 4:15p Theda Sandiford
As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. These works are from a collection of one-sided conversations. The things I wish I said or could say, the things I say under my breath or the affirmations I use to remind myself that my voice is relevant even when I think no one is listening.
Sunday 6/23/19 from 4:30 – 5:30p
4:30 – 5:30 Theda Sandiford
Join me for a hair-raising yarn wrapping workshop to wrap and hitch knot yarn, recycled sari thread and ribbon on 100″ of cotton rope. Impart your essence and become a part of this community art making project.
Luis Alves: 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. Website
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 Sheryl: 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 Website
Brad Terhune: 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. Website