Monday, December 10, 2018

My Latest Painting

I have finally completed my latest large scale painting.
This makes me very happy.
It slowly percolated for over a year.
Now I must find it a name.
Below are cell phone images.
I will make some better photographs of it soon.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

My Great Greek Aunt in Athens lives on.....

Recently I was selected for an art project that will include this photograph I took a few years ago of my Beloved Great Aunt Sofia Zaglaris with her son, Ioannis Zaglaris in their home in Athens.  

Above:  Triada Samaras Digital Photo- Greece 2012- Enoikiazetai  Poleitai For Rent For Sale

This photograph will be included in the winter art publication and online exhibition, GENESIS. The online exhibit will take place between JAN 1 – MAR, 2019 and can be viewed at and

I am so happy to say that while she is not longer with us on the planet, Madame Sofia Zaglaris does live on!

A Collaboration to Re-Imagine an Infamous Book of 'Art History'

The above two pages will be included in a collaborative book project by Sue J. Norton Poplin.  Her call for art to 'women only' included this intriguing description:  "I will be 
altering an H.W. Janson's History of Art Book by covering as many pages possible of the book with original art made by women." (SJNP)

Of course I could not resist.  The Janson's History of Art Book that I studied repeatedly while an undergraduate at Smith College was practically devoid of women's art.  Sigh.
But now that can change!  Stay tuned for more on this project....

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Triada Samaras featured in the Fletcher Exhibit at Reece Museum in Tennessee

Press Release

I am happy to inform you my artwork has been chosen to be included in the 6th annual international 2018 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art displayed from October 8 to December 14, 2018, at the Reece Museum on the campus of East Tennessee State University.

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The Annual FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is an international juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art. Socially and politically engaged art has been integral in creative expression since the beginning of visual arts. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field and these collective creative works hopefully serve as an avenue or agent for societal transformation and exposure of social and political points of view. The goal is to recognize and advance this endeavor by providing a venue for the exhibition of socially and politically engaged art. Furthermore, the exhibit's proceeds after expenses will fund the Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an art and design student.

warm regards, Triada Samaras 
Artist, Adjunct Art Professor, Art Professor in Residence
Kean University Union, New Jersey
William Paterson University, Wayne New Jersey
Cell 917-558-6157

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Triada Samaras in the ProArts Exhibition in Jersey City, NJ during Jersey City Art and Studio Tour 2018

I am happy to announce my photographs are being included in the 
Who am I?  Who are We?
ProArts Exhibition
Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 
October 5-7 during 
Jersey City Art and Studio Tour 2018.

Opening Reception      
Friday, Oct 5        
5:00 - 7: 30 pm
Friday, Oct 5   
7:30 - 9:30 pm
JCAST hours                  
Saturday, Oct 6  10am-12.30pm
Sunday, Oct 7     1:00 -3.00pm

New drawings from my students in Drawing One at Kean University!

Hello here are some of the latest drawing from my students at Kean University.
(Drawing One)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Triada Samaras featured in the Kean University Faculty Exhibition!


I am pleased to announce that my painting "Unraveled" (Oil on Canvas, 36" x 48" / 2018)  is now part of the Kean University Faculty Show. I hope you will drop by and see this exhibition at Howe Gallery! 


September 28th - October 21st, 2018 
Group exhibition of full and part-time Fine Arts Faculty.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The passing of my great aunt Sofia Zaglaris in Athens, Greece today

Calndulas Oil on Canvas 3' x 4'. Sophia Zaglaris at the Kazantakis Museum Crete, Greece

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my great aunt Sofia Zaglaris this morning in Athens, my grandmother's sister. She was a tour de force in life and I will remember the many lessons I learned from her over the years. Lucky for her (and for me) she lived to a ripe old age indeed. From her humble beginnings in Elassona/Levathi she became a multi-lingual couturier who traveled throughout Europe getting inspirations for her clothing designs. Later in life she began oil painting and was the recipient of the Franco-Elliniko First Prize for 2000-2010 for an oil painting entitled "Calendulas" (see above) she had since donated to the Kazantakis Museum. Last fall I was fortunate enough to travel to Greece for a three-generation arts exhibition with her at AthensArt International. 
In life I believe we have few true witnesses in life and she was truly one of mine. I will miss her dearly.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

PUCK Quartet, Music by Stephen Proutsman and Screening of the The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Baryshnikov Arts Center Tomorrow Night!


Guess what is coming tonight?
(My son) Liam Veuve (cello) and the entire Puck Quartet, Music by Stephen Prutsman and a screening of the infamous silent film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari!
"From Caligari to Hitler, the art historian Siegfried Kracauer argued that the rise of Nazism was foretold by the preceding years of German films, which reflected a world at wrong angles and lost values. In this reading, Caligari was Hitler and the German people were sleepwalkers under his spell."

I hope to see you there! Let me know if you will be coming please! 

Friday, December 22, 2017


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Extraordinary Inspiration!

I am often asked why I would work in such a "dangerous" place as Paterson, NJ? Well to be honest my entire teaching career I have taught in mostly such places. And I can tell you they are NEVER what they seem on the outside. Here is what I see when I get to work at one of my many favorite schools in Paterson, NJ. 
I know I see the world through a rose-colored lens, but I will tell you, I love where my eyes live, don't you? By the way THANK YOU Ms. Aramayo (giant Einstein) and Ms. Mandal (flamingos for Puerto Rico and color theory math stairs). You always make my day! I think every student and every one in general should have a chance to compare the insides of something to the outsides of something. And repeat. 

Don't you agree?

Monday, November 20, 2017

"Punk Rock and Politics!" coming soon! Dec 9, 2017

Hi there everyone,

I wanted to announce that a poster I made is being used as the event poster for a fundraiser for a progressive NJ politician called "Punk Rock and Politics!"
The event is curated by Christy O'Connor.
The event will take place on: Saturday Dec 9, 2017 at 8 PM at Paul's Tavern 1705 Main St. Lake Como, NJ 07719 (See poster below)

I am thrilled my poster has found a good use and I am grateful to Christy for including my work.  I learned this candidate, Jim Keady, went to the island of Lesbos where my Greek family is from and helped out the Syrian refugees there. He also fought Governor Christie over the blatant lack of Hurricane Relief for the NJ shore (and was publicly bullied by him).
I have a great deal to say about artists and activism as I have long been involved in both but now is not the time and place.  Suffice it to say that art activism is PART of my artwork but not ALL.  I have found moments where I have needed to reflect alone and in solitude in my studio to create art , and other moments (e.g. the last year) where I have found it utterly impossible to ignore the external world and all its powerful forces upon me. In those moments I create art for that world.  For example this  
Anyhow, I hope you will attend "Punk Rock and Politics"!
warmly, Triada Samaras

Monday, November 13, 2017

Coming this week! Gowanus Superfund Town Hall. Public is invited!

Gowanus Superfund Town Hall 
Thursday, November 16
6:30 - 8:30 PM

The Gowanus Canal was designated a federal Superfund site in 2010, which initiated a complex, multi-year clean-up. Dredging has started this fall in the 4th Street turning basin and will continue in 2018. 

Come to this public meeting for information about the canal clean-up, timeline and what to expect. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez will give a keynote, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present an overview and timeline. An audience Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Hosted by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) 
The Gowanus CAG has 50+ representatives from civic, environmental, business and community organizations, as well as individual members from Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Park Slope.