Is the “Creek Stones” sculpture what it seems? Check it out,  along with work by 21 other artists, whose work will be installed throughout  A.R.T. (Art Retail Therapy), a local art store and community space, as we hack the landscape of art supplies. Curated by the amazing Jackson Heights Art Talks and A.R.T. teams! 

Copies of my zine “Tales from the Creek: The Adventures of Mo Mussel” will also be available in the new display featuring the work of zine artists!

Join us for the opening Saturday December 2 from 7:30 pm until ??? Meet the artists and enjoy live music and movement performances,and help us celebrate A.R.T.’s second birthday! Festivities will take place at 84-2637th Ave, Jackson Heights (Queens), NYC.

The exhibition continues through January 27, 2024.

And join us for the ZineFest on December 9 from 12 - 4 pm.

Participating artists include: Bonnie Astor, Will Kaplan, Sonya Gropman, Shanice M. Figeroux, Jasmin Chang,Jonathan Feldschuh, Rebecca Hervas, Ann Cofta, Maria Liebana, Alejandro Pinzon, Sunaina Rao, Jasmin, Maria Flores, Willis, Noah Bassman, Alessandra Expósito, Brenda Minan, Suran Song, Neggme Elreda, Priscilla Stadler, Helen Quinn, and Ellen Niz.

Top: "Creek Stones", 2023

Center: OFF-BRAND announcement

Below: copies of "Tales from the Creek: The Adventures of Mo Mussel". By Mo Mussel (as told to Priscilla Stadler)

The Oracle Returns!

ONC [The Oracle of Newtown Creek] will return on Wednesday October 18, 2023, for Tidal Toast, Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA)’s annual fundraiser. Ask ONC any question you like about Newtown Creek; you *will* receive an answer (although maybe not to your question?) and it will be interesting.

This year Tidal Toast celebrates NCA’s long-term partnership with LaGuardia Community College/CUNY. And it will be a true Creek adventure - on a boat!!!

Priscilla's 1st person Full Disclosure: I worked at LaGuardia CC for 18 years and dearly love its community! Working there led me to explore Newtown Creek, which is in the college's "backyard". Hanging out with LaGuardia CC's Environmental Science team – especially Professor Sarah Durand and her student/alumni research team – has enabled much of my learning about the Creek and helped the SLUDGE project to happen!

Caption: Artist & NCA Board member Jan Munn reads the Oracle's answer to their question at Tidal Toast 2022. Photo: Jiaming Zhong.

Open Studios & Oracle at the Arts Center on Governors Island

Saturday, July 15, 12 – 5 pm, open studios with a special appearance by ONC [The Oracle of Newtown Creek] at 3:30 pm.

Since April I’ve been an artist in residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Art Center on Governor’s Island.  At Open Studios I’ll be sharing work from the SLUDGE project, my exploration of Newtown Creek, the toxic waterway dividing Queens and Brooklyn.

Come check out what the 19 artists in our residency havebeen up to - there’s an amazing range of great work to see!

AND from 3:30 – 4:15 pm at Open Studios, ONC [The Oracle of Newtown Creek] appears to answer your questions about Newtown Creek, the toxic waterway that divides Queens and Brooklyn! Want to learn about NYC’s largest “Superfund” site, designated for cleanup by the federal government? The Oracle invites any and all Creek-related questions from visitors and offers some answers. A spontaneous collaborative poem - generated by our q & a  - might emerge, so stop by!

SLUDGE exhibition

Local Project Gallery presents SLUDGE, artist Priscilla Stadler’s exploration of Newtown Creek from May 18-28th, 2023. Open Fridays 5-8 pm, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-6 pm at 11-27 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY, 11101.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 19, 5 - 8 pm

Closing Reception: Sunday May 28, 2 - 5 pm

Creatively examining this polluted waterway separating Queens and Brooklyn, Stadler's work includes painting with Newtown Creek water, making sculptures from its debris,creating a zine called Tales from the Creek, collaborating with movement artist Chris Bisram, and channeling ONC [The Oracle of Newtown Creek].

Opening and closing celebrations will be held on May 19th and May 28th respectively. Learn more about the project on the SLUDGE project page and follow @priscillastudio on Instagram.

The SLUDGE project is funded in part by the Queens Council on the Arts, the NY City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the NY City Council.

Jackson Heights Art Talks (JHAT) on April 19, 2023

On Wednesday, April 19 at 8:00 pm, join us for an artist talk at Espresso 77 cafe at 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.

We invite you to arrive around 7:00 pm, settle in with a drink and/or food, and grab a seat. Espresso 77 is pleased to offer a happy hour until 8 pm for our event.

The evening will begin with JHAT veteran Evie McKenna sharing images/videos of her recent animation and mixed media print work.

Evie will be followed by Priscilla Stadler who will give a 30-40 minute talk about her interdisciplinary work.

An informal Q&A will follow. The event is free, but the purchase of a beverage or food item is strongly encouraged in support of venue partner Espresso 77.

Not able to make it in person? No worries. The event will also be livestreamed via JHAT’s facebook page.

Note: You can attend the online event without having a facebook account. It will also be recorded for future viewing.

Artist Residency at Governor's Island

A resident artist at the LMCC Art Center Residency, Governor's Island. Photo credit: LMCC Arts Center Residency.

Resident artists discuss work at LMCC Art Center Residency, Governor's Island. Photo credit: LMCC Arts Center Residency.

From April – July 2023, I will be participating in first session of the LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council)’s Arts Center Residency on Governor’s Island with a cohort of 18 other artists. From LMCC’s description of the program:

The Arts Center at Governors Island is home to year-round artist residency programs for artists working in any discipline. LMCC’s residency programs aim to meet the immediate studio space needs of the artist community we serve by converting unconventional, vacant spaces into work and process space for artists...LMCC’s residency programs are a vital part of our commitment to ensuring artists have free, collaborative space for creative development and production in New York City today and long into our shared futures.

“The 2023 Arts Center Residency will offer residencies to artists and creative practitioners, currently in need of studio space to support their practice, who are interested in a short-term residency experience focused on experimentation, ongoing development, and being in dialogue with fellow residents.”

ONC [The Oracle of Newtown Creek] at 10/20 Tidal Toast!

On 10/20/22 at 7pm, ONC [The Oracle of Newtown Creek] will make its first-ever appearance at Newtown Creek Alliance's Tidal Toast fundraiser. Get your tickets here.

ONC invites anyone at Tidal Toast with a creek-related question to ask for an answer!

The new Oracle, based in divination and Intuitive Research* can answer any question, large or small, about this toxic but cherished waterway, which divides Queens from Brooklyn.**

Some possible questions (please visit ONC at Tidal Toast and ask your own):

  • How did the Creek get polluted?
  • What is CSO (Combined Sewage Overflow) and why should you care?
  • When will it be safe to have a clambake with the Creek's clams?

ONC predicts (and hopes) we will see you on October 20th!

Tidal Toast is the Newtown Creek Alliance's annual fundraiser, this year celebrating NCA's 20th birthday!

*Intuitive Research brings together divination and creativity in an attempt to learn and remember science and history.

**Guarantee of "correct" answers not included!
This project made possible in part by support from Queens Council on the Arts.

SLUDGE Project Receives Support

Funded in part by the Queens Council on the Arts' New Work grant, SLUDGE uses creativity and intuition to engage with learning the science and history of Newtown Creek, a toxic waterway that divides Queens and Brooklyn, NYC.

Using water from the Creek and her Intuitive Research methods, artist Priscilla Stadler will create a series of paintings for an exhibition in November/December 2022 at Local Project in Long Island City, Queens, NYC.

Collaborating with students and professors from LaGuardia Community College/CUNY (City University of New York)’s environmental science and photography programs, the SLUDGE project will also feature a panel discussion about forms of engagement with the Creek, such as learning about its science, its historical use for industrial waste, and its effect on local neighborhoods.

Expanding on Stadler’s projects like Rooted that explore subterranean themes, this project investigates a different aspect of life "beneath the surface".

The SLUDGE project encourages public creative engagement with science and history, spreads interest about the Creek's troubled history, and offers opportunities to get involved.

It's Only Natural at Art Lives Here NYC

It’s Only Natural explores how nature informs the artists practice. 6 women artists were invited to install their artwork, inhabiting a space in a Harlem brownstone. Their works are informed by trees, plants and the discoveries of nature’s communication network that thrives underground and outside of our view.

Works from the Rooted and GROWTH series are featured in this exhibition, from July 1 - Sept. 21, 2022.

Art literally lives there, so schedule your visit with Connie Lee, Director and Curator, via instagram.

Fragile Rainbow: Traversing Habitats

Readings, a site-specific installation of my newest intuitive research project, is part of this dynamic exhibit featuring the work of over 50 New York area ecoartspace artists on view from Saturday May 7 through June 4, 2022.

The gallery will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 - 5 pm.

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday May 7 from 3 - 5 pm or the closing reception on Saturday June 4, 4 - 6 pm.

Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, 2nd floor
135 Broadway (enter on Bedford)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

EARTH DAY for Trees: Fungi

Thursday, April 21
United States: 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET
Europe:18:00 GMT Australia: 5am AEDT, Friday, April 22

Sarah Hearn, Megan Teutschel, Helena Elston, Priscilla Stadler

The entanglements of a forest are vast, complex and mysterious. Today artists seek to understand and express the interconnectedness of trees with all living beings. ecoartspace members included in the online exhibition and book Embodied Forest will share their diverse artworks and ideas about our human relationship with trees and forests.
Co-sponsored by Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts

May 7—June 4, 2022

Readings, an installation of ink paintings responding to science texts, is part of my new Intuitive Research Initiative. This installation will be featured in "Fragile Rainbow: Traversing Habitats" at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, an extensive exhibition of over fifty artist members of ecoartspace, an international platform for artists addressing environmental issues.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, May 7 to Saturday, June 4, 2022
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7, 3-5pm
Public Closing Reception: Saturday, June 4, 4-6pm

Location: WAH, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This exhibition aims to inspire visitors to view one’s
environment as habitat and to realize one’s contribution to habitat. 

Featuring work by:

Elizabeth Albert, M. Annenberg, L.C. Armstrong, Nancy Azara, Jeannine Bardo, Jude Norris - Bebonkwe, Lois Bender, Jean Brennan, Michele Brody, Diane Burko, Pamela Casper, Margaret Cogswell, Elisabeth Condon, Katie De Groot, Kate Dodd, Rosalyn Driscoll, Eliza Evans, Rachel Frank, Alice Garik, Tessa Grundon, andrea haenggi, Mara Haseltine, Kristin Jones, Natalya Khorover, Jennifer Kotter, Laurie Lambrecht, Rita Leduc, Stacy Levy, Lenore Malen, Claire McConaughy, Lauren Rosenthal McManus, Emmy Mikelson, Patricia Miranda, Seren Morey, Carol Padberg, Tracy Penn, Aviva Rahmani, Leah Raintree, Laziza Rakhimova, Bonnie Ralston, Lisa Reindorf, Eleni Smolen, Anne-Katrin Spiess, Priscilla Stadler, Linda Stillman, Mary Ann Strandell, Debra Swack, Sandra Taggart, Kate Temple, Deborah Wasserman, Riva Weinstein, Linda Weintraub, Stephen Whisler, Marion Wilson, Chin Chih Yang, Millicent Young

Image: Readings: Gunflint Fossils/Darwin's Hunch, Priscilla Stadler 2021, sumi ink on paper, 8" x 8"

New Installation! Fragile City: Red Hook, Brooklyn

September 12 – October 17, 481 Van Brunt Street Door 7, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Opening Sunday, September 12, 1 – 6 pm (I will be there from 2 – 5 pm, or let me know if you'd like to attend on another weekend so we can arrange to meet.) 

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 6 pm

Fragile City: Red Hook, Brooklyn is a site-specific fabric installation I created for “Threads that Bind (when the fabric of social culture unravels)”, an exhibition of contemporary textile art at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC). This newest iteration of the Fragile City series draws attention to climate change in the form of flooding from sea level rise due to rising temperatures, and the risk of more frequent storms.

Located just yards away from the Red Hook Channel, and near the confluence of two rivers with the Atlantic Ocean, the gallery’s building is under constant threat of being flooded.

Important Note: All gallery visitors will be asked for proof of covid vaccination, in accordance with NYC regulations.

The PoeTREE/A Tree I Love

Sunday October 3 (raindate October 10), 10 am – 1 pm
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY 11355

Join us for this participatory art project to share your story of a tree you’ve loved, past or present, near or far!

You can learn to make paper with Rejin Leys’ Pulpmobile, type up your story on writer/artist Sherese Francis’ typewriter, and/or join me in making our collaborative tree sculpture at this participatory, multilingual art adventure. Or all of the above - in the language of your choice!

Interpretation available in Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps
#CityArtistCorps @NYCulture 

Learn more about The PoeTREE/A Tree I Love project.

Fluid Media Group Exhibition

September 10 – October 5

Opening September 10, 5–7 pm

Jill Krutick Fine Art, 425 Mount Pleasant Ave. Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Three works from my GROWTH series are featured in this inaugural in-person exhibition by artists of the Critical Watercolor group, to be featured soon on .

Spliced Energy

September 1 – October 30
curated by Karen Fitzgerald for Project Gallery V

An online group exhibition from the Spliced Connector collective that interprets expressions and exchanges of energy through varied media. GROWTH 4, my ink painting/drawing, (detail shown) was selected for the show and is available for sale.


New book! Embodied Forest 

Ecoartspace’s newest publication, is currently available online, with a beautifully designed, eco-friendly print publication available in October, 2021.

My scratchboard drawing “Rooted 14” was selected for ecoartspace's new collection (see the “Drawings” section”) of international artists working creatively with a vast range of intriguing forest-related topics including insects, wildfires, birds, logging, growth rings, transpiration, mycorrhizal networks, canopy shyness, rights of nature, trees as witnesses of history, colonial and capitalist extraction/white supremacy, the sonification of trees, symbiotic relationships, trees as bioindicators, tree as medicines, beetle infestations, migrations of tree habitat, Indigenous knowledge, and cultural burns.

Guest Artist at Fitzgerald Art

Works from my Rooted and GROWTH series will be featured at Karen Fitzgerald's Open Studio event on Friday Aug. 6 (12-8:30pm) & Saturday Aug. 7 (11am-8:30pm).

3151 12th Street, Long Island City, NYC (near Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum.

My process of visual intuitive research continues to expand. It is leading me into new forms that resonate with energy exchanges found in nature, mostly underground, such as among tree roots and fungal networks.

The results are new works from the Rooted and GROWTH series, which will be on display and available at a range of price points. Hope you can stop by!

Rooted 47, drawing and spraypaint on scratchboard, 2020

Rooted 46, drawing and spraypaint on scratchboard, 2020

Rooted 11, drawing on scratchboard, 2020

Rooted 9, drawing on scratchboard, 2020

Spliced Connector on

Happy to announce that I’m a new member of the Spliced Connector artist collaborative on! These 4 pieces from the Rooted series included in Spliced Connector’s “All is Fair” show are now available there - or via priscillastudio.

From fellow Spliced Connector artist Dudley Zopp: “Spliced Connector openly advocates for unexpected collaborations, intergenerational connection and vibrant art making. Spliced Connector believes in community….We believe that sharing information, opportunities, knowledge, and resources is an important part of being an artist. We are committed to the success of each person as well as our community.” 

Thinking about collaborations among humans and also among trees roots and fungi.

Check out the “All is Fair” exhibition statement by curator/artist Karen Fitzgerald.

Sign up for my mailing list for the latest news about events like Spliced Connector’s Fair Share Art Auction, where half the purchase price goes to a grassroots organization supporting social and economic justice.

Video: The PoeTREE/A Tree I Love (10:54)

Featured  at Hammond Museum's March Exhibition! Online Opening March 6, 10am (USA eastern time)

Created with excerpts from contributions of stories, images and video exploring and celebrating The PoeTREE/A Tree I Love project participants' stories.

Jam Journal Launch

RSVP here! On Sunday November 15 at 7 pm, join us for the launch of the first issue of the Queens, NYC-based literary platform Jam Journal! Jam Journal is a space for experimental and innovative writing and text-based art from local artists. The first issue of the journal features works from Rowana Abbensetts, Damali Abrams, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Art & Com, Jacqueline Carr, Emerald Carter, Marie Hinson, Olena Jennings, Patricia John, Robbin Johnson, David Lawton, Bob McNeil, Angela Miskis, Omar Ovalle, Sandra Proto, and Priscilla Stadler.

No raindate necessary! The PoeTREE: A Tree I Love will be featured in Shared Dialogue, Shared Space with projects by Rejin Leys, Jamerry Kim, Cody Herrmann, and Young Sun Han. The SDSS project aims to expand the connection of Asian immigrant communities with contemporary art practices.

The PoeTREE/A Tree I Love will be featured live from 12:30 - 1:00 pm and in the artists' talk from 3:00 - 4:30. Stop by to see all of these great projects! More details at the Shared Dialogue project page. All events will be interpreted in Korean and Mandarin.

ORD [The Oracle of Real-Estate Development] Appears at 2019 Art in Odd Places: INVISIBLE

On October 19th, from 10 am - 1 pm, on 14th Street and Union Square East in NYC, ORD will appear and invite all questions related to real estate, finding a place to live, development, construction, gentrification, etc.

The Oracle welcomes you to consult with one of our trained ORD Mediums to see whether they can answer your question.

We'll also perform a reading with some of the day's questions and answers as an impromptu "Oracle Poem" at 12:45 pm.
ORD is appearing as part of the 2019 Art in Odd Places Festival: INVISIBLE curated by Lulu Lolo.

My newly-minted AOC dollar <people-powered through and through> for the Art is Money-Money is Art show at Julia Justo's East Village Art View pays tribute to a very inspiring woman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, my Congressperson.

The East Village Art View is pleased to announce the upcoming show, Art is Money - Money is Art. Edoardo Marcenaro curated anexhibition of artworks made on actual $1 bills.

This exhibition includes works by Banksy, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Obey, andmore than 100 local artists.

Artists show how fluid the nature of money is, as its very transformationdemonstrates a change in its value when rebuilt as art.

Artists do so as a method to ironize, undermine, sabotage and subvert the powerof money.

Though these re-designed banknotes are mischievous in nature, many pieces offerdistinctive and provocative social criticisms.

This unique exhibition explores concepts of wealth, power, equity, justice andcreativity.

Location: 111 3rd Avenue, #15 H, New York, NY 10003
On view: April 26 - May 11, 2019
Hours: Thursdays and Fridays by appointment
For more info: / (917) 859-9026

ORD [The Oracle of Real-estate Development] Appears Outside NY Art Book Fair 2018

Sunday September 23, 2 - 4:15 pm
Outside the NY Art Book Fair at PS1 MoMA
225 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Ever wonder why the local landscape is dominated by construction sites? Whether you can afford a new place if you need to move? What ULURP means and why you should care?

Come ask the Oracle any question you have about real estate, affordability, development, residential and commercial property, displacement, gentrification, and NYC's construction-dominated landscape!

Together we'll compile questions asked with the Oracle's answers to make a collective oracle poem at 4pm. This is a drop-in event - come for part or all!-)

You can also take a self-guided walk/tribute to 5Pointz, the former graffiti mecca of the world, now a construction site for luxury apartments, like much of Long Island City. Instructions and map available.

cART Festival

Saturday September 1, 12 - 6 pm
King Manor Museum at Rufus King Park
153rd and Jamaica Ave, Jamaica NY

A day of participatory art projects in Southeast Queens! Learn about trees' underground communication network - the wood wide web - and make some PoeTREE on our cart! Try paper-making with the Pulpmobile, or mix your own blend of herbal healing tea to share.

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

New Fragile City work will be included in this group show!

An Art Exhibition for the New Cigar Factory LIC
Welcome Party: Thursday, June 21, 5 - 9pm
Viewing Hours:
Thursday, July 12th: 3-7pm
Closing Party: Thursday, July 19th, 5 - 9pm

Independent Curators, Krista Scenna, of Brooklyn's Ground Floor Gallery and Carolina Peñafiel, of Local Project in Queens, are thrilled to welcome the historic Cigar Factory back to Long Island City with a new generation of makers: New York City’s talented emerging artists!
More info on fb invite

There is a sign saying DON'T TOUCH ME

a participatory performance walk of LIC's Landscapes as part of the Flux Factory's Wilder LIC Group Exhibition led by Urban Wild Plants & Andrea Haenggi with guest artist Priscilla Stadler

Sunday, June 3rd, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Limited to 15 participants

RSVP by Sat. June 2 to 

Meet at Windmill Community Garden, 39-22 29th Street, Long Island City

After the walk, the participants will be able to enjoy EX-ER-TION, an audio performance by Richard Garet, plus food provided by Flux Iron Chefs at the Windmill Community Garden. Wilder LIC Group Exhibition is curated by Lorissa Rinehart and Nat Roe.

ORD [The Oracle of Real-estate Development] WILL APPEAR IN L.I.C.
Saturday May 19, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

ORD is a new mobile participatory project that will appear in Long Island City, Queens, NYC, on 46th avenue (between Vernon Blvd & 5th st) and on Vernon Boulevard (between 46th Ave and 44th Drive). Somewhere around there - just ask any psychic.

Long Island City is the most rapidly-developing neighborhood in the United States. ORD answers your questions on real estate topics including zoning, rents, studio space, displacement, infrastucture, speculation, property values, etc.

Our questions and ORD's answers will form a collective poem to be read at 5:45 pm in the vicinity of 4-40 44th Drive (the Anable Basin Event Space).

This project is part of the LIC Arts Open.

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