Sunday, June 23, 2019

New Dates for my "Unbound" Exhibition at the Paterson Museum!

My art exhibition: Unbound has New Dates at the Paterson Museum!  See below:

Far above:
Triada Samaras
Unbound, 2018
Oil and Oilstick on Canvas
39 x 48 inches

Triada Samaras
Brain on Fire 2, 2017
Pen on Paper
11 x 14 inches

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Press Releases Feb 2019

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This photograph of mine taken in Athens is featured at Dab Art
In an exhibition highlighting immigration.

Quarterly Exhibition & Publication January 1 - March 31, 2019

In addition:
A drawing and text of mine is featured in:
Collaborative Book Project:  
Altered Books:  H.W. Janson’s History of Art by Women Only

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New Poems

I just came across this and quite like it after some time has passed.

Fall 2015

The 5 or 6 P’s 

Piss Poor Progress
Places a Premium on

Not Perfection.

On Passion, Perseverance, and
Pedagogy developed in
lieu of Probable Possibility.

Parties with Pot and Pinot Grigio and
Plays with Prozac,
Promoting Plump Particles of Pride
And Pleasing the Public

Puts Power over Paradox 
and Priviledge over

Progress might Placate
but Perfection will Polarize

The Precarious Prevalence of Primitive Panaceas.

Fall 2015
c. Triada Samaras

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.