Ready or not, it’s been 3 Years!
Our storefront studio, Spot 22 is having a party to celebrate!
Saturday Aug. 10, 2019 during the Easthampton city-wide art walk from 5 - 8pm.
Following with a private party for friends, fans and family from 8pm on. We will have wine, cake, and chips, BYO optional.
Spot 22 is the lovely merging of House of Mirth - Stacy Waldman’s vintage photography shop with the art and design of Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest. We are two separate businesses with our studios in one fabulous storefront. We are often here working, but are rarely “open.” So drop by this Saturday and say hi while we have the door swingin wide. xo
See human and other oddities… Unusual attire encouraged… and the saw lady is back!
The New England Visionary Artists Museum, a large funktastic exhibition space has been transformed with my art and installations. The REVIVAL PARTY is multimedia reception from 5 - 8:30 on Friday, July 12th, Also on view selected works by Anchor House Artists, plus Michael Tillyer & Mark Brown’s joint “SIDE SHOW.”
Exhibition runs through July 30th.
NEW ENGLAND VISIONARY ARTISTS MUSEUM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
from 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment
just a 1/2 mile north of Interstate 91 exit 18, next to the Shell Station
Ground Floor, 518 Pleasant Street
Northampton MA 01060-3997 U.S.A.
Telephone: (413) 588-4337
From the PR:
June 7 through July 30: Amy Johnquest AKA BannerQueen packs three galleries with new and revisited (shape shifting) installations and mixed media art works. The moniker BannerQueen came out of an artistic bent towards traditional carnival advertising and sideshows, but Johnquest’s art wanders about in many other curious territories that wryly and seriously speak to both the cosmos and the human condition.
From the Pulp website:
we are excited to have a diverse group of artists for our summer exhibition, nine by nine. 9 artists - each exhibiting 9 works of art. artists include fern apfel, jon goodman, sean greene, amy johnquest, carol keller, dean nimmer, christy&roger patrick, kamil peters and jen simms.
80 RACE STREET, HOLYOKE, MA, 01040
413 362 6368
2 Unique Reception Events:
Friday, June 14, 6-8pm
With a revisitation of the One Minute Film Festival and more!
Friday, July 12 6-8pm
The New England Visionary Artists Museum, a large funktastic exhibition space, will be transformed with my art and installations. There will also be works by Anchor House of Artists and in the back gallery Michael Tillyer and Mark will have a little visual carnival as well.
Hang on to your hats! http://www.neva-museum.org
Catch me here wangling my altered cabinet card art while I dig this underground tunnel from Easthampton, MA to NYC
From the website:
NYC Vintage Photo Fair
Friday April 5th, 2019
Hours: 9:30am – 5:00 pm
Early Bird Entry 8:00 am
Admission $7 Early Bird Admission $20
The Watson Hotel
440 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Presenting Daguerreotypes, snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes and fine 19th through 21st century photographs.
Saturday, December 1st from 3-5
SALMON FALLS GALLERY
ONE ASHFIELD STREET • SHELBURNE FALLS, MA 01370
By using found objects, vintage photos, and textiles as her base, artist Amy Johnquest (AKA the BannerQueen) alters and paints over these materials creating transcendent atmospheres. Ranging from the sublime to cosmic jokes, Johnquest likes to consider the big picture (life and death) in a reverent yet playful way. Johnquest obtained the moniker of BannerQueen in 1999 when she began painting sideshow banner themed art with a pop culture twist. Much of her work continues to evoke a carnivalesque feel and it often advertises things that are not for sale or perhaps may not even exist.
During this exhibition signed copies of her book “Altered Ancestors” along with some of the original art featured in the book will be available and on view as well
Spot 22 Press is pleased to announce two book launches under one roof!
During Easthampton’s Book Fair and Art Walk we will be featuring brand new publications by artist Amy Johnquest and photo collector Stacy Waldman. “Dick,” photos of people places and things named Dick from the collection of Stacy Waldman and “Altered Ancestors” which features Amy Johnquest’s hand painted Victorian cabinet cards. Along with the book signing there will also be an exhibition with original “DIck” photos and “Altered Ancestors” paintings on display in the Spot 22 Gallery. Open from 5 - 8 pm, Saturday April 14th at Spot 22, 22 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA
"Grossman praised the craftsmanship of artist Amy Johnquest, "the Banner Queen of Holyoke," who hand-painted the UPS-looking vehicle with the "Holyoke Hummus Company" name in gold, red and blue amid gold swirls on a black background".
After a "blind date" with historian Betty Sharpe, Banner Queen Amy Johnquest created an art installation entitled, "In The Shadow of the Dam, The Aftermath of the Mill River Flood of 1874". To watch the conversation that inspired her work, click on the "Blind Date 6" link below the video or the link below.
Recorded March 29, 2016
This is the initial meeting between Banner Queen Amy Johnquest and historian Betty Sharpe.