"Sand T brings together a virtual community of artists and art enthusiasts like to no other in the history of Boston. Her artSPACE@16 community goes beyond the walls of the physical gallery itself. As a Gallery Founder she is inspirational, dedicated and leads with great sense of pride and direction. One that encourages all the community to join her and support her in her journey. Naveed Nour and I greatly admire and appreciate her one of a kind achievements." - – Zohreh, Massachusetts, 2007.
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The gallery director had a vision for the space and she continues to express it with every show, even while beginning with minimal resources. The gallery has become a focus around the formation of community, building a following that includes not only artists, but a diverse public including political leaders, etc. Thank you, Sand T! - Joanna L. Kao, Massachusetts, 2007.
artSPACE@16 and S.T Gallery had a chance to work with over 500 artists from 1998 to 2008. If you're one of them, and would like to be added to our "LIST OF ARTISTS EXHIBITED WITH US", send your full name and URL (or any web presence you have) to SandT.artSPACEat16@verizon.net
"artSPACE@16 is a treasure. Located in an unassuming suburban two car garage, it is of the most vital, smart, contemporary Gallery around...and the director/artist/owner, Sand T, combines professionalism with a fierce agenda of community building which is a rare and welcome combination. Two wicked big thumbs up." - - Rick Fox, Massachusetts, 2007.
"artspace@16 is an intelligent, interesting, and inclusive space. Talk about blooming where you're planted--this gallery puts Malden on the arts map!" - - Lisa L. Sear, Massachusetts, 2007.
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"As a member of the Malden Cultural Council, I find the gallery's concept outstanding. ArtSPACE@16 is a major contributor to the vibrancy of the artist's community here in Malden." - - John D'Entremont, Massachusetts, 2007. "The most varied and frequent exhibits are presented in tasteful artistic combinations. The art and the artists are treated with enthusiasm, respect and encouragement. In fact, the curator encouraged me with my own artwork which resulted in my own exhibits. The enthusiasm has spread in Malden to the city government level. The gallery is a treasure! Respectfully, Ose Manheim, Malden resident, 2007."
IRVING STREET STUDIOS - Artist Live/Work Studios developed by the Malden Redevelopment Authority and the city of Malden located at Irving and Main Streets in downtown Malden, MA.
artSPACE@16 has great individual shows, and it provides an alternative approach to art exhibition that is in itself creative and artistic. A key part of art is discovery and seeing things in a different way and no one provides this opportunity better in a gallery than artSPACE@16. – Kevin Lair, New York, 2007.
"artSPAC@16 provides excellent local artists a chance to display work. The shows are nicely designed and well organized. The curator is a terrific public servant who is succeeding in bringing art into the public space and consciousness. What would Malden be without artSPACE@16 - not as inspiring or vibrant." - - Ose Schwab, Malden, Massachusetts, 2007.
"artSPACE@16 is not only a venue where art works meet viewers, it is also a place for artists to gather and network. The person behind all the success is Sand T, the gallery director, who tirelessly initiated and supported many other projects, large and small, in her community, such as the opening of Gallery at Elm Street. artSPACE@16 appeared to be at the center of all these activities. I must say that exhibitions in artSPACE@16 are great treats." - XiaoWei Chen, Massachusetts, 2007
If anyone has ever done anything for the community, without getting paid, you will know why Sand T deserves to be nominated. All artists in the world need more Sand T's. - Naveed Nour, Massachusetts, 2007.
They represent the best of the art world, very considerate and concerned about the artists and work they show, not elitist or overly concerned about hype, just very real and dedicated. I love the energy and enthusiasm there. – Grey King, New York, 2007.
"This gallery has brought members of the Malden arts community together on a regular basis. The fine talents of Malden artists are featured and heavily promoted by the gallery owner, Sand T. Sand is passionate about her work on behalf of Malden artists. The City of Malden, through her efforts, has forged partnerships with the artistic and cultural members of the community to enhance the quality of life in Malden." – Mayor Richard C. Howard, the City of Malden, Massachusetts, 2007.
All about community supporting art, art feeding community. Sand T has vision beyond the scope of most commercial galleries. – Benjamin Cariens, Massachusetts, 2007.
"The shows are consistently intelligent, innovative, and challenging to the viewer. Also, artSPACE@16 works hard to show new artists. Furthermore, it has been a cultural force, with enriching repercussions throughout the area." - - Roanna Forman, Massachusetts, 2007.
"This art gallery has brought great attention to Malden as a place that encourages and promotes the arts. It is also a place that has galvanized members of the Malden arts community to come together for shows that showcase the many talented artisans within the community." - - Deborah A. Burke, The Mayor's Office, Malden, Massachusetts, 2007.
"It's a great mix of leadership and support for art and creativity, artist and expression, and community and interconnectedness." - - Yoshiro Sanbonmatsu, Massachusetts, 2007.
"artSPACE@16 continues to curate diverse and interesting work by artists working in all media within a context that lends itself to conversation. Sand T understands the need for community among artists and art appreciators and also the strength of expanding our artistic community. Community in this sense is inclusive not exclusive, growing rather than insular." - - Meaghan Schwelm, Massachusetts, 2007.
"We need gallery that is so devoted in finding and promoting artists rather than simply exploits artists and make money. Please notice what this gallery is doing is dramatically different than others." - - Toru Nakanishi, Massachusetts, 2007.
"Culturally diverse, highly motivated artist and thinker with the ability to impact community life and promote the arts. Hard-working achiever and extremely rewarding to work with. Best of luck for all future endeavors, you are a true gem." - - Isabel, Germany, 2007.