Just in Time! MSG 2012-2013 NYE Print from TRiPPs Prints

In case you are one of the many who did not guess the lucky number and win this print on the SoP facebook page here is your chance to purchase it and just in time for what aims to be another epic holiday run with Phish at MSG.

Check out these awesome prints from TRiPPs Prints and Purchase!

PH MSG 2012-13 Color 1

 Color 1

 PH MSG NYE 2012-13 Color 2

Color 2


Sleeping Monkey NYC by Michael Ortiz & Jon Lamb

Sleeping Monkey NYC
Above is a preview of the Art poster LMP is releasing in conjunction with the Phish New Years concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The poster is the last in a series of “train” themed posters that Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb of Like Minded Productions. This limited edition series is numbered out of 40 and are giclee prints done on 210 gram Textured fine art paper, measuring 17″ x 22″. Each print is signed and numbered by Michael Ortiz. Prints are available at $30 + $10 for shipping. (When you click “Add to Cart” you can go to “checkout” to complete your order.)
NYE Poster
nye poster2

Buy here: http://michaelortizart.com

The Night Before Phishmas

The Night Before Phishmas – by PhanArt Pete

phish xmas

Twas’ the Night Before Phishmas
All have through our nook
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a wook
The hoodies were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that The Phish from Vermont would soon be there
And I in my lot shirt and my heady mama with her booze
Had just settled down for a quick winter snooze

When out in the lot there arose a great cheer
I sprang from the bed to grab a fresh beer
Away to the Shakedown I flew like a flash,
Cracked open a brew and smelled some faint hash
The moon shone down on the freshly laid out wares
As the cops walked around but clearly didn’t care
When what to my bloodshot eyes did I hear?
But a mini VW bus with 6 n00bs driving it down the street in low gear

With a ginger for a driver, so torn and so frayed,
I knew at that moment it must be Trey!
Faster than a Llama, his phanners they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
“On Fee! On Rutherford! On Mule and Tela the spy!
On Horse! On Guyute! On all of you guys!
To the top of MSG! To the heart of the city!
Now dance away! dance away! dance away so pretty!”

As unsold extras that before the dance party did fly,
When they meet with the ticketless, hoping for The Divided Sky,
So up to the rooftop the phanners they flew,
With the VW bus full of jams, and Fish, Mike and Page too!
And then just like that I heard on the roof
The dancing and jumping of each members foot.
As I put on my dance shoes and was twisting around,
Down the chimney Trey came with a Mound!

Trey was dressed to the nines, and Mike in purple pants
Page munched on a sandwich, Fish simply danced
The bundle of Jams Trey had flung on his back,
Made him look like a traveler, just opening his pack.
His eyes how they sparkled! His gingerness so merry!
His cheeks were like free roses, his nose like Jerry’s!
His floppy head of hair and rounded glasses framed his face
And his beard was red as he ran like an antelope to this place

The stump of Mike’s bass was held tight in his hands
It fucked my face with the smoke, it was something quite grand;
Page had a smiling face and a nice new shirt on his chest,
And when he laughed it was like he had just Brought in the Dude – his absolute best!
Fish was chubby and stout, like a hellborn child elf,
And I laughed when I saw him and I enjoyed myself;
A wink of his eye and a hi-hat intro,
And soon I realized I had to surrender to the flow

They spoke not a word, it was a silent vocal jam,
And filled all the hoodies with dry goods merch, hot damn!
And they touched their heads as the evening shocked their brain
They each gave a nod, and up the chimney they went as they came
Trey sprang to the VW bus and to his team gave Reba’s whistle,
And away they all flew towards the Mountains in the Mistle
But I heard him exclaim, as some green tea he poured,


Safe travels to New York City!

Warning about Vending outside MSG this New Years Run

We posted this each year as a heads up to Phish fans who might be selling posters, shirts, stickers, pins or other items outside of MSG. Read on for a true life story from the NYE 2010 run and avoid getting arrested this New Years Run!

Woke Up This Morning…

NYC Tax Evasion

One Way To Avoid Jail If You Plan On Vending This NYE run

by Uncle Ebeneezer 

If you enjoyed the Makisupa on 1/1/11, you’re welcome.  I got arrested before the show that day for selling artwork on the first poster I sold that day.  I was arrested with another phan who was selling pins (really awesome pins too).  Why?  Neither of us had a tax id. After selling a poster in front of the venue before doors opened, I was approached by a police officer and before I knew it, was in cuffs. I was searched and placed with a vendor who was selling pins. There was a semi-circle of 5 cops around us, as if we were active threats to public safety.  After a half hour, we were loaded into a paddy wagon and driven to a station to be booked. We were hassled and we were mocked at the station for being phans, we were threatened and insulted, we had our shoelaces, belts and strings from our hoodies removed, we were fingerprinted and photographed…all for selling posters and pins.   Luckily we made it out (with a ticket to appear in a New York City court in February) and inside the venue without missing any music, but I don’t recommend the experience to anyone.

This poster was the case

Following the steps below could have saved me from a major bummer of an experience. Be safe if you’re vending in NYC this year. Let’s face it, with all that is going on down on Wall Street, NYPD are going to be extra anxious to crack a few heads this year.  Don’t be that head. I made it out of the precinct and inside MSG without missing any music, but I don’t recommend it to anyone. The City of New York requires all vendors including artists and written matter vendors to have a sales tax ID and carry it with them while vending.

To apply for a NY State Tax ID
Go to: http://www.nystax.gov/forms/sales_cur_forms.htm
Use form # DTF-17 (Fill-in)
DTF-17-I (Instructions)
Application to Register for a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority.
Use the NAICS Code Lookup to locate the appropriate NAICS code for
your sales tax registration.
See also Publication 75
OR apply for a tax ID online at http://www.nys-opal.com/
click on Taxation and Finance, Department of
Then click Certificate of Authority to Collect Sales Tax

Some more great info courtesy of Noah Phence: http://knol.google.com/k/selling-art-on-the-street-the-basics#

Don’t be that head.

The need for a vending permit to sell anything in NYC was brought to our attention. According to this link, a vending permit is not needed for specific things:


You must have a General Vendor license if you sell, lease, or offer to sell or lease goods or services in a public place. 

You do NOT need a General Vendor license if:

  • You sell newspapers, periodicals, books, pamphlets, or other written matter.
  • You sell artwork, including paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures.
  • You sell food. Note: Food vending requires a license from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/health for information about food cart vendor licenses and permits.
  • You will only sell merchandise from a booth or stand at an authorized Street Fair (e.g., street fair, block party, or festival). Please note that you must obtain a Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit to sell merchandise at an authorized Street Fair.
Phish fans could go so far as to argue that pins, shirts, etc… are artwork, and rightly so. PhanArt believes that anything that can be construed as taking a creative effort to design qualifies as art. This would not include food and other things that are more disposable, but this of course is up to the officer in question who approaches you. Be careful and if they ask you to stop selling, do so. It is artwork but is it worth going to jail for? More specifically, is it worth going to jail and missing Phish?

Disclaimer: While this information is a step to avoid problems from the police, it cannot prevent them from acting in their own judgment and arresting you for this or other offenses. PhanArt is offering this up as a potential to avoid arrest or harassment for vending in and around MSG. This is not iron clad and should not be treated as so. If you do take this advice, please remember to pay your taxes on the works you collect – both City of New York and State of New York taxes.

No Dogs Allowed: Phish MSG New Years Print by Franky Scaglione

It’s that time of year again… Phish in New York City for the holidays just seems to make sense, and heading back to the East Coast jibes nicely. 2012 has been a great year, and I’m excited to ring in the next in classic fashion… back in NYC at Madison Square Garden!
Living in The City this past summer, I took nearly every train in every direction, and became fascinated with the infrastructure. I knew I wanted to do a print highlighting the magic of the NYC underground… and, naturally, No Dogs Allowed came to mind. Borrowing the theme from Trey’s playful lyrics, “there wouldn’t be room for the people at all; the trains would be cluttered with dogs big and small,” I wanted to illustrate all of our favourite dogs of Phish fame: McGrupp (the fleahound), Shaggy Dog (the puli), Runaway Jim (the greyhound), Harpua (the bulldog), and even Poster Nutbag (the cat).

No Dogs Allowed is a limited edition screen print run of 150 on archival 100lb French Poptone black paper (24″ x 18″), all signed and numbered. Please contact me if you are interested in pre-ordering a print… I’ll take requests for numbers on a first come-first serve basis, and will ship pre-orders BEFORE I leave for New York (until December 23). Orders placed after December 23 will ship on January 3. Price is $25 plus $10 shipping/handling, in a reinforced postertube, etc. to anywhere in the US/Canada. As always, all subscribers (who have purchased at least four consecutive prints) will be receiving free shipping (and of course, you’ll receive the same number print that you’ve gotten in the past); just remind me when you send payment. For anyone that would like to become a subscriber, I am happy to reserve the same print number for you (as long as it’s still available) and guarantee you free shipping for every print after four purchased. Please just let me know…

No Dogs Allowed
NYE 2012
Edition of 150
100lb French Poptone black paper
24″ x 18″
Inks: red, white, METALLIC silver

Oh, and I just have to ask… can anyone help me out tracking down a ticket? I have all the tickets I need for the holiday run, EXCEPT one ticket for NYE. I have an extra for December 30, and I am willing to trade it (plus throw in an extra $20 and a print) for your extra December 31. Thanks so much for keeping me in mind!

Holiday Best,

The print is also available at my Etsy site: vimcolourstudio.com

Donations for Mockingbird Foundation: Fall 2012

Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over October and November! Their incredible generosity and efforts to spread the art and donation to The Mockingbird Foundation in the process will help to promote music education throughout the country.

Mr Miner – $50

T Shaw – $12

Nate Russell – full set of patches and 5 pins

Maria DiChiappari’s Dick’s Poster – Dicks poster and MSG NYC 2011 poster

Bader Field Poster by Dima Yastronaut – 5 posters

Lulu’s Dicktych posters – 2 posters

The Woods shirts for Bluegrass fans – $40

Zuckerpinz – 8 pins

Stickers and iPhone Skins by Jami Dudenhoeffer – 2 Phish Lithographs, 2 Mike Gordon Prints, 1 David Byrne Poster, 5 Vinyl Stickers, 5 iPhone Skins

Pauly Pins: BDTNL, Inferno Bass, Cactus Golf Kart Pins – 4 pins

Ghost shirts from JZ Tees – M and XXL shirts, some stickers (both shirts sold)

Total: $102, 14 posters, 17 pins, 2 shirts, 5 iPhone skins and a bunch of stickers and a bunch of patches raised for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations made by artists via sales on PhanArt.net and at Phish shows. Please continue to support these generous artists!

If you would like to purchase any of the items donated, please contact Pete at phanart (at) gmail.com

Pins On My Mind NYE Ticket Giveaway

Traveling to NYE without a ticket? This is one show you won’t find a miracle on lot! Let Marvin do the legwork for you when you enter the NYE Ticket Giveawayfrom Pins On My Mind!  Greg and Jesse have brought the paranoid android back from the future in a conveniently sized 1.25″ pin limited to just 100 units. Better yet, if you take Marvin home before the world ends on December 21st, you will be entered into a raffle to win a ticket to the New Years Eve show!

Pins On My Mind Marvin

Check out Pins On My Mind for more info or add Marvin to your cart below for only $15 shipped via intergalactic tronz mail.

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Artist Profile: Calico Whitelaw Gicewicz, An Emphasis on the Positive

As our thoughts and excitement turn toward Phish’s upcoming New Year’s run at MSG, I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Calico Whitelaw Gicewicz to talk about Phish, the School of Phish, and her wonderful graphic designs posted on the SOP community page as a daily countdown to Phish tour.

Calico, a Vermont resident, grew up in the Bay Area and first discovered Phish while attending Montana State University in the early 1990s. In fact, it was during her college years that Phish played MSU on November 28, 1994, part of an intense 50 show Fall Tour, when Calico started to take a real interest. However, Calico would not see her first show until Phish kicked of their European Tour in London on February 13, 1997. Like so many of us, once she saw them she was hooked. From then on Phish went from an interest to a passion for Calico, who continued to to see more and more shows as Phish played their way through the Millennium and then resuming after the hiatus and again in 3.0.


In December 2010, the School of Phish community was created on Facebook. While far from the first forum for Phish fans, School of Phish (SoP) was unique in its mission, a lasting commitment to positivity. As we all know there are more then a few outlets where the good is often buried by the bad. While having a devoted fan base has been a key to Phish’s success, it does not come without regular detractors, certainly from without but even more so from within. Seeing that there was hardly a shortage of negativity among Phish fans, Calico joined SoP, a community dedicated to all things positive about Phish and the community of fans around it, and she quickly became an avid supporter and regular contributor.


While having no formal training or education in art, Calico, an illustrator and designer in her own right, has been immersed in the world of graphic design through her husband and his company, JEG Designs. It was here that Calico’s abilities with Illustrator and Photoshop really began to take off, enabling her to create the designs that many in SoP have come not only to love, but also to anticipate, awaiting the next daily installment of her pre-tour posts.


Showing unlimited creativity while sticking to themes, images and ideas the whole Phish community shares, each post alluding to a particular Phish song in each image. Calico has been able to delight SoP community members with this project that began earlier this year in the Spring as we counted down the days to Summer Tour and has grown to be so popular and well received that her daily banners have returned for the upcoming Holiday Run.


Having only just been introduced to Calico, I was immediately struck by the positivity she exudes and I understood the nature of her connection with SoP and her designs. Every time we go to a show, we find what we bring to it. And as any devoted fan already knows, the sky is hardly a limit to where this thing can take us. After talking to Calico, it is even clearer to me that the more we as a community keep the emphasis on the positive, the richer and more fulfilling our Phish experience is going to be. As the community grows and is filled with energy through Phish’s music, just imagine the good that is possible for us to bring into everything we do in our lives, both within and without Phish.


Like heralds of the shows to come, above is a sampling of some of Calico’s most popular pieces from the the current series as well as a few classics from last summer. When asked if she will make stickers or posters from her art, Calico said “I have been thinking of doing something with some of my designs…so stay tuned.”

Surrender to the Flow #36 – New Years Run Issue; Cover Art by Drew Suto

Here is the latest cover to Surrender to the Flow, the Phish fan magazine found on tour since 1998. Published by Christy Articola and compiled by a group of dedicated fans, this issue is available free outside MSG.

Great work once again by Drew Suto with his Gamehendge meets The Hobbit theme.

If you can’t make the shows this run and want a copy of this issue, you can order one by sending $5* (addt’l copies are $2) via PayPal to STTFlowMerch (at) gmail. Orders will ship by December 22nd. While it will ALWAYS be free on lot, its always a bonus to be able to get a copy and keep your collection solid.