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Bannerline for the Shelburne Museum
Here is a grand entrance to the Circus Barn! This bannerline was commissioned for the "Circus Day in America Exhibition: 1870-1950," for the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. This bannerline was 40 x 15 ft. The large center banner measured 10 x 7 ft and the remaining banners were 5 x 7 ft.
Coney Island Harmonica Case painted by Toni-Lee
Stuck In VT: Interview with Toni-Lee and you can see the Coney Island Harmonica Case she made.
The "Church of Circus" Pop Up Gallery was part of BCA's Festival of Fools. Check out the exhibition as well as Toni-Lee's sideshow banners.

Toni-Lee at The Tanks, Tate Modern, London—August 24!

Toni-Lee will be exhibiting her sideshow banners, portraits of sideshow performers, and a video installation at the Tate Modern’s new space The Tanks. The mass participation, one day event, Undercurrent: Tracey Moberly’s TWEET-ME-UP!, runs from 11am-5pm.  Undercurrent is part of the Tate Modern’s Art In Action. Evan Wilder invited Toni-Lee to be part of the exhibition.

Read more about it and see photos and video from the exhibit here.

Print Media

Megan James, “Popcorn! Peepholes! Women Made of Steel! Step Right Up to Church of Circus,” Seven Days, August 11, 2011.

Pamela Polston, State of the Arts: “A New Collective of Artists Brings Another Circus to Town ,” Seven Days, June 22, 2011.

Pamela Polston, “Behind the Big Top, Art Review: Circus Day in America: 1870–1950, Shelburne Museum,” Seven Days, July 13, 2010.

Susan Green, “When the Circus Came to Town: Shelburne Museum exhibit celebrates circus day,” Burlington Free Press, June 24, 2010.

Brent Hallenbeck, “Shelburne Museum Packs an Emotional Punch,” Burlington Free Press, May 13, 2010, 1D.

Marc Awodey, “Art: Lilac and Gardening Sunday” Seven Days, May 14-20, 2010, 74.

Marc Awodey, “Ring Mastery,” Seven Days, July 1-July 8, 2009, 32 A.

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, “The Circus is coming,” Times Argus, June 19, 2009

Mike Ives, Eyewitness: Taking note of visual Vermont. “Cirque du Risque, Sideshow & Tell: Toni-Lee Sangastiano’s Freaky Art,”Seven Days, Oct 29-Nov 5, 2008, 23 A.

Art Review, Seven Days, June 20-June 26, 2007, 26 A.

Gail Rosenberg, “On Stage: Deep Throat, Preview: sword swallower Roderick Russell,” Seven Days, June 22-June 29, 2005, 26 A.

“VT sword swallower on TV,” Burlington Free Press, January 31, 2005, Living Section.

Mark Awodey, “Art Review: Getting There,” Seven Days, February 25-March 3, 2004, 47A.

Brooklyn Bridge magazine, “The Stoop: Turning on the Ocean,” p 22, June/July


Shelburne Museum: Museum Minutes, RETN, Aired: at 12:57 p.m. ET, 14 November, 2010

“Step right up to see circus freaks”, WCAX News, Jack Thurston, Aired: 26 July 2010,

“You Swallowed What?!,” Discovery Health Channel, Producer: Belinda Seaman, Beyond Productions, Released: 31 January, 2005 (voted best of Discovery)

“Open Up and Say AHHH!,” CNN Live Today, CNN Correspondent: Jeannie Mose, Aired: 11:45 a.m. ET, 3 September, 2002

“History’s Mysteries: Circus Freaks & Sideshows,” The History Channel, Released: 4 Dec., 2000

“Sideshow: Alive on the Inside,” The Discovery Channel, Producer: Image Entertainment, Director: Lynn Dougherty, Narrator: Jason Alexander, Released: 21 September, 1999

“Coney Island,” Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, WCBS Correspondent: Steve Hartmen, Producer: Tom Forman, Editor: David Rubin, Aired 29 April, 1998

Website Publications

“Artist Statement & Image Credits,” Tweet-Me-Up!, 2012.

“Bob ‘Hoff’ Hoffman’s Handcrafted Harmonica Cases At Artisphere”, The Huffington Post, DC, Around Town, First Posted: 15 November, 2011 11:01 AM ET;

Eva Sollberger, “BCA’s 30 Hours of Art (234)”, Seven Days Stuck in VT vlog, Released: 10 August, 2011

Eva Sollberger, Hoff the Hamonica Case Man (188), Seven Days Stuck in VT vlog, Released: 18 August, 2010

“Toni-Lee Sangastiano Sideshow Banners for the Shelburne Museum,” Shelburne Museum YouTube Channel, Aired: 4 May 2010;

“Image Credits,” The Mealy Monster Land Sideshow,, 2010.


Noel Benedetti, “Toni-Lee Sangastiano, Featured Banner Artist,”, Released: 13 August, 2010,

Publications As Author

Toni-Lee Sangastiano. Sideshow: Duality and Reversal of a Rube’s Appetite, Double Dialogues refereed journal, Hunger Artist: Food & the Arts. Issue 15, 2011. First Posted: August, 2012