Circus Folk: The fans of Amanda Louise Spayd


It goes without saying that the Circus Posterus collective have some of the most dedicated, die-hard, and enthusiastic fans and collectors out there, and from time to time, we like to showcase their hard work and loyalty. For Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd’s exhibit Migration, we are going to do something a tad different.

For this installment, and to get us all even more amped up for the show next week, we will bring you numerous works by the beautiful and talented Amanda Louise Spayd. Sit back and take a gander at some of these cherished critter collections made by our beloved seamstress!

The image above from Eric Martin’s collection features Bailey(polka dotted beauty), spotty little Cocoa, and two editioned works – Little Medic and a Belladonna:Antoinette.

SaraHarvey1Sara Harvey

Rhiannon2Rhiannon probably has one of the most comprehensive ALS collections out there – our favourite is the gorgeous(and very tall) Duchess from Amanda’s show at Rivet Gallery last year. Rhiannon also has almost all of Mandi’s editioned works so far – in the lower left boxes we see Deadnettle, Foxglove, Little Medic, Belladonna:Antoinette and the classic Belladonna. And of course, the Black Rabbit (of Inlé) is one of Amanda’s most memorable large works, and it couldn’t have found a better home.

StephanieWalsh1One of Amanda’s rare customized toy works(on Kathie Olivas’ Elizabeth and Junior) lives in Stephanie Walsh’s collection. Also, cat picture!

Stacy3 Stacy4From Stacyjean’s collection. The old-school Amanda Spayd pieces used to have arms, and they’ve been sneaking back into her recent works, as recent previews have shown us.

ALS dandelion ALS group 1 ALS group 2c ALS group 3b ALS lamb print ALSJason Spanier’s collection, and a wonderful assortment of colour coordinated bunnies(and a lamb). Amanda’s screenprint for Monsters and Misfits II is still available in the store!


FernanfoRios2From the collection of Fernando Rios – a very festive critter! Also, that pairing of the Little Medic and the hurt little guy? Augh, kills me.

EricMatin2A better look at Bailey from Eric Martin’s collection

EduardoOlegario2Eduardo Oligario’s collection. I adore Amanda’s military themed critters, last seen at OhNo!DOOM in 2011.

Rhiannon1 Rhiannon3Another few images of Rhiannon’s amazing collection – spanning Amanda’s small jewelry works to her largest pieces.

If you like what you see here, be sure to sign up for the mailing list on Stranger Factory’s homepage to ensure purchase opportunities for Amanda.

Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd’sMigration” opens March 1st through the 31st at Stranger Factory (109 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106).

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