Alpine Valley prints and more from AJ Masthay

From AJ Masthay:

Hi all, and happy pre second leg of summer tour! Cant wait to hit the road next week and head out west for some epic venues. These will be my last releases for this summer, and Im very excited about each.

I was asked by Widespread Panic to create a piece for their Knoxville, TN shows that are just wrapping up tonight. The inspiration is the theatre itself with its elegant and ornate decorations and absolutely stunning ceiling medallion. These are 6 color linoleum block prints on Canson Edition paper stock. Photos dont do this one justice, they almost glow from the intense blues against the earth tones. I have a small allotment from the edition of 375 and they will be available on my website,, Thursday July 29 at 12 noon EST.

Finally, my last installment for the second leg of summer tour, what I am affectionately calling “Giant Alpine Valley Horns“. This is also a 6 color linoleum block print but is on Rives Heavyweight paper stock, edition of 75. Imagery is fairly self explanatory, you can almost hear the “Ricola-a-a-a” or the wonderful theme to the Cliffhangers Price is Right game in the background. These also will be available at Thursday July 29 at 12 noon EST.

Telluride Merit Badges from Whysnow

Merit badges are all the rage these days, and the inevitable fan designs are here for second tour. Fan ‘Whysnow‘ will have these badges for sale in Telluride, and Alpine Valley if supplies last. They are 1 for $3 and 2 for $5. Each badge is 1.5 inches in diameter and they are limited to an edition size of 300.  Whysnow has donated a couple of badges for future auctions for Mockingbird Foundation.

At Telluride look for Whysnow wearing a yellow Sleeping Monkey shirt!!!!

Telluride Wook Patch

Donations from artists

Over the course of Summer Tour Leg 1, we ran into artists both new and familiar, young and old. Altogether through the 11 shows PhanArt went to, plus the 42′ and PhanArt Art of the Fans of Phish Poster show on 6/20, 19 prints and other random items were donated to us for future auctions for The Mockingbird Foundation! This was an unreal show of support, especially from artists and fans who make their money on tour selling these items.

Here is a list of who donated what. If you want to buy one, for a donation to The Mockingbird Foundation, contact Pete at phanart at gmail and make an offer on a print. They will go into bundles for auctions later this year, after Jones Beach.

Five pins from Central Part of Town Pins, A PH/SH pin from Noah Phence, and Posters from Franky Scaglione, Bruce Horan, and Branden Otto and Ed Wilson. Check out the gallery to see what the Phish community has generously donated to help raise funds for The Mockingbird Foundation.

To purchase a poster, make a donation of at least $20 to Mockingbird Foundation via and forward your donation receipt to and request one of the prints or pins below.

Tweezer Madness! from Jiggs

From the great mind of Jiggs…… TWEEZER MADNESS!!!!

Special thanks go to yetimon from Reality Tour for inspiring this propaganda-fueled lot shirt. Based on the 1938 film Reefer Madness, the design features a 2 color front print with great details.

The shirts are printed on Gildan 100% cotton pre-shrunk Ultras. The color is called ‘Cardinal Red‘. Sizes range from S-XXL, with 3XL available in the closest available color.

Ladies sizes (special order – currently sold out) are from S-XXL in ‘Maroon Red’.

Also available in a hoodie (7.75 oz., 50% cotton/50% polyester fleece pullover) in ‘Maroon Red’, sizes S-XXL, with 3XL available in select colors.

Cost is $15, which includes shipping.  Add $2 for 2XL, add $3 for 3XL

Pick one up here:

Jonathan Lamb and Michael Ortiz Spock’s Brain print

Jonathan Lamb and Michael Ortiz from Like Minded Production based on Denver, CO present their print for Summer 2010 tour – Spock’s Brain

The edition of 210 are all signed, numbered and embossed with the Like Minded Brain logo in the bottom right corner. The print measures 11 x 23 and is a giclee on 210 gram archival smooth fine art paper.

The print costs $25 with $10 for S+H

To order this print you can paypal Jonathan at sending money to

Check out all their work at

Telluride Print from AJ Masthay

From PhanArtist AJ Masthay….

Greetings from Masthay Studios! Sorry for the lack of witty banter this week, all the creative juices are being put towards prints at the moment.
Anyway, here is the second release for the second leg, Telluride! Each linoleum blockprint consists of 5 colors including a metallic copper on the frame and plaque surround the text. Edition size is 75 prints and will go on sale this Friday, July 23, 2010 at 12 noon EST.
As always feel free to email me at with any questions, concerns, comments, etc.

The Story Behind this photo

In case you were ever wondering about this photo that’s circulated for years, we have the original story behind the picture and how it came to be.

Phish fan Christine Rontal was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin from 2000-2002, and while over there she contacted Phish to tell them what she was doing and how much she had always loved their music.  Even the villagers now loved their music as a result of Christine’s presence!

As a result, they sent a box of t-shirts for her neighbors in the village and this picture was taken shortly after. She sent one of the two originals to Phish and the other she kept. Every once in a while she would come across it online, as one scan of it led to the image going viral.

The other side of the story is that after Phish sent the t-shirts, Trey sent Christine a handwritten post card and two free tickets for their New Years comeback show that year. What a guy!

So there you have it: the story behind one the picture turns out to an awesome bit of Phish fans spreading the love and music.

Greek Art show, Friday August 6th, 1 mile from the venue!

If you are going to the Greek Theater shows in Berkeley, then you are only a short walk from…….

Click for higher res, print and use map at the bottom!

Each piece in the show was created as a celebration of the Three day Phish run at The Greek Theatre, August 5-7, 2010 in Berkeley, California.

On tour, you see a lot of art one piece at a time as you stroll the lots. Some you walk by, others you have the chance to really check out.  Berkeley artist Ryan Kerrigan thought it would be interesting to gather everybody’s creations together, and have them hang for an extended period of time. Eleven artists total are represented in the exhibition: Ryan Kerrigan, A.J. Masthay, Isadora Bullock, Tripp, The Ebeneezers, Ian Millard, Jonathan Lamb, Michael Ortiz, Bruce Horan, Erin Cadigan, and Branden Otto

The show will hang all of August at Vintage Berkeley, a really sweet gallery/wine shop, just under one mile from The Greek Theater, in the “Gourmet Grotto“, Berkeley’s restaurant district. The opening reception will be Friday afternoon, August 7th,  from 12-2pm, and the vino will be flowin’.

Ryan Kerrigan says of Greek Art at Vintage Berkeley: “I’ve shown my work there three times in the past six years, usually solo (although Kerrigan has done an art show with his sister Kelly Anona Kerrigan at Vintage), this will be first time with a group. We have eleven artists for this one this show will focus solely on art related to the August Greek Phish run, and each artist will be showing only their piece related to this run.”

If you are going to the Greek, get yourself to Vintage Berkeley on August 7th from 12-2pm. A short walk for some great art and wine in an area known for its food, you can’t ask for a better pre-show activity!

Update 7/20: Art from Jonathan Lamb and Michael Ortiz:

The prints measure 17 x 15 and are gallery wrapped giclee prints on canvas.  Below are some photos of the finished prints.  All prints are signed and numbered by myself and Ortiz.  Edition of 20 and is $70.00+$15 shipping and can be directly purchased from me via paypal at

Update 7/25/10 1:30pm

On sale at the GREEK ART show, from Branden Otto:

"Battle of Henrietta the Cyclops"

Update 7/26/10: New Prints from Ian Millard, Bruce Horan and Erin Cadigan!

Greek Columns by Ian K. Millard is a Gel Transfer over a stencil/spraypaint colored background on wood.It measures  11″ x 14″ x 1″ in a custom edition of 10

Ian Millard's Greek Columns

Bruce Horan’s 3-color screen print ‘Poseidon‘ is printed on Coventry Rag paper. It measures 15 x 20 inches in a signed and numbered edition of 85.

Bruce Horan

Erin Cadigan’sThe Greek” is an artist pulled screen print. Made with Gold Metallic ink on Pegasus #80 Cover, this is a 13″x20″ limited edition of 40 signed and numbered prints.

Erin Cadigan's The Greek