New Honorary Member of Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity

I'm very proud to be one of the four new members of Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity, Inc. The initiation was conducted at the first National Convention of the fraternity on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at GlassRoots, Inc, in Newark, New Jersey, where I met with this years other initiates - emcee, producer, and engineer Ess Vee; visual artist and graphic designer Hue.Man; and artist manager, videographer, and web designer Add.


“Sister Thomas is legendary and we’re so lucky to have her,” said fraternity founder and newly-elected National President Malcolm Minor. “Not only is she a talented visual artist in her own right, but she uses her position in the community to curate and promote the work of other artists. However, it’s her work as an educator which is most meaningful to us, because she has literally inspired generations of Newark’s young artists.”

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Ironbound Unbound Studio Tour, Newark NJ

Exhibition : Open Doors Studio Tour 2013/Aunt Sarah,One Hundred Years Old and Still Smiling Ironbound Unbound
Dates of exhibition: Friday October 11, thru Saturday, October 26, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, October 11, 5:30 pm
Place: Prospect Street Firestation Gallery, Newark, NJ


Stories We Tell : Women's Caucus for Art 

September 4 - 28, 2013

Reception : Saturday, September 7, 2013, 5 - 7pm

Phoenix Gallery
210 Eleventh Avenue @25th Street, Suite 902
New York, New York 10001

Annual Juried Show for the Women's Caucus for Art.


The artwork, “Run Away Brides”, alludes to being immersed in the circumstances life has dealt; but not becoming submerged into concession. The concept is artistically delineated by the creation of lace-like textures using incising techniques on clay board. The figural designs, which compose this “bridal lace”, emphasize the duality of strength and delicacy, simplicity and complexity, intellectual order and emotional impact. Thereby, this engulfing gossamer material references the constraints imposed by societal norms.


Out of the Shadows and Into the Box, in Maplewood NJ

Come into my Parlour

The wall box, “Come Into My Parlor”, references a childhood poem that begins with the phrase -"Come Into My Parlour" "Come into my parlor, said the spider to the fly.” The inference being that the invitation is an enticement that may well be as dangerous as it is beguiling. The inclusion of the aged photographs overlaid with a trapped figure further illustrate the concept.


July 14th - August 18th 2013

Opening Reception : July 14th 3-6pm

1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours : Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm


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Women's Rights: An Artist's Perspective

Women's Rights: An Artist's Perspective : on onlinine exhibition exploring women's rights