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Steve Beebie SuperBall IX Poster “Flight of the Mockingbird”

Steve Beebie’s first Phish poster “Flight of the Mockingbird” from SuperBall IX depicts the scene of the Famous Mockingbird flying with the Helping Friendly Book in its grasp. Steve printed two editions, both signed and numbered: one run of 60 on 12pt white matte finish paper and another run of 15 on satin silver semi-reflective paper, dimensions are 8 5/8″ x 17 3/8′. White prints are $20 while silver prints are $25.

Look for more illustration from Steve this summer!

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Donations to Mockingbird – Late 2013

Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over November and December of 2013! With these donations, PhanArt and Friends raised more than $5,000 for the 2013 calendar year and over $14,000 since August 2009 for The Mockingbird Foundation. Immense gratitude goes to the dozens of artists and supportive patrons who made this possible. Through their incredible generosity and spreading their art on PhanArt, these donations to The Mockingbird Foundation will help to promote music education throughout the country.

Of note this past fall was the “You Can’t Spell Charity Without Art” campaign, which was a huge success and had over 150 sold in just over 5 hours. This is reflected in the total of donations at the bottom of the page. Please thanks and support the following artists featured on PhanArt this past fall who donated to The Mockingbird Foundation:

Isadora Bullock’s New Year’s Print – “Theme” - $94

Tracy Grosner is Pushing Your Buttons - $20

Fishman Necklace from Emily Dwan - $3

New T-Shirt Designs from MyPhavoriteSongs - Llama shirt

Heady Tweezer Shirts, Hoodies and Pins from TrippHippie - $15, shirt and pin

Fishy Ornaments by stASH - $40

Humble Viking T-Shirts and Hoodies - $25

You Can’t Spell Charity Without Art – Three Posters for $30 to Benefit Mockingbird Foundation! - $1,300

New “Run Like an Antelope” pin from Park McGee - 2 pins

Fall Tour Pins And More From StuPINdous Creations - 4 pins

Fuego Shirts from Phish PDX - $22

‘Can’t I Live While I’m Middle Aged’ Stickers - $25

Brian Hill Prints for Hampton & Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - $30

Halloween 2013 Poster by Erin Cadigan - 10 posters!

Boardwalk Empire inspired Atlantic City poster by Steve Beebie - 5 posters

New Roggae Pin from Eric Weber - 2 pins

Rock N Roll Resort Tiny Rager Pin - 1 pin

Ewok Fishman Pin from Eli - $15

DWD T-Shirt UNO Card Style by Karen Chapman & Phreedom - $10

Matt Kaplan’s “Phall Phun with Phiends and Phamily” Poster - 2 posters

Spock’s Brain AC 2013 Print from Quinn Sabatini - 2 posters

Fishman Christmas Stocking From Weezawear - $150

Atlantic City Halloween Silkscreen Print by Lizzy Storm - $30

Total: $1,779, 10 pins, 19 posters, 2 shirts

Brian Boj and Phifty-Two Weeks of Phanart

Brian Boj is starting off 2014 with a fresh and intensive art marathon – Phifty-Two Weeks – A Year of Art Inspired by Phish. An art teacher at “Noah’s Art”, Brian teaches art classes to children ages 2-10 yrs, having taught art for roughly 13 years overall, creating art on a daily basis as part of his job.

Brian’s goal/New Years resolution is to create 52 pieces of art, one per week, based upon his love for and inspiration from Phish. To help keep him accountable, he is utilizing a Website, Facebook and Twitter to record the experience of the art he creates and shares each week. 

As with nearly all art on PhanArt, there is a charitable component to Brian’s concept. “I have a wonderful family, business, and friends. Something that is important to me throughout this year long project is to give back.” To start, Brian has printed 30 block prints of his Mockingbird art (see below) and will have them for sale on his site. From the cost of these prints, 70% of the sale will go directly to The Mockingbird Foundation, while the other 30% will cover shipping/handling, art materials, fees, etc…, a purely charitable endeavor.  Brian notes, “When I can, I want to sell my art and have the profits go to charity.”

Here’s a look at his work so far in 2014:

Week One - “Hot Doggin’” – It’s all layered and cut pieces of wood – the hot dog is actually five layers thick and has a battery powered headlight on it (like the real one). The hotdog and crew are hanging by wires and can freely move, if pushed.

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Week Two – “The Famous Mockingbird” This print was made from a hand carved piece of linoleum. A series of 30 prints were made on thick watercolor paper (30 to represent Phish’s 30 year history). The signed and numbered editions are available for purchase in the Online Store. The prints measure 6.5″x 8″. 

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Week Three - “Lucy Had A Lumpy Head” – Page and Lucy. Acrylic paint on glass. The shadow behind Lucy and Page are real – since it is painted on the glass there is space between the image and the background.

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Donations from Artists – Fall 2013

Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over August, September and October! With these donations, PhanArt and Friends has raised more than $3,000 for the 2013 calendar year and over $12,000 since August 2009 for The Mockingbird Foundation. Great thanks goes to the dozens of artists and supportive patrons who made this possible. Through their incredible generosity and spreading their art on PhanArt, these donations to The Mockingbird Foundation will help to promote music education throughout the country.

New Limited Edition Slave Pin from Park McGee - 3 pins

Page Side Rage Side Panties by Jason and Jesse $40 and 2 pairs of panties

New Artist Alert: A Song He Heard the Ocean Sing – John Glenn Brings His Unique Style to Posters, Paintings and Boards! - 2 posters

Tahoe Tweezer Stickers from Christine Walsh $2

The Phishman Scarf by StuPINdous Creations - 2 scarves (sold for $40)

Hand Knit Hats made by Stuphoria - $10

Atlantic City Ghost Poker Chip by Jay Anastasio - 3 chips

Neal Flesner’s West Coast Shirts from 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 - $20

Menacing Cactus Pin from Chris Riddleberger - 1 pin

New Phish Inspired License Plate Frames from Marshall Chasan -  $193 and 5 frames

Thank You (for the Phirst Thirty Years) – Shirts from Ryan Kerrigan - 2 Kuroda MSG pin boards

It’s Ice/Breaking Bad Shirts are Here! -10 shirts, 4 pins and 20 stickers. 4 shirts sold for $60

Total: 14 shirts, 3 chips, 2 scarves, 8 pins, 2 pinboards, 20 stickers, 2 posters, 5 frames, $365

You Can’t Spell Charity Without Art – Three Posters for $30 to Benefit Mockingbird Foundation!

A LOT of posters have been donated over the past 4 years since PhanArt.net got started. All the artists on the site have either donated money to The Mockingbird Foundation, or posters to be sold to benefit Mockingbird. Some prints get sold, but most end up in my back bedroom where they are kept safe and sound until someone buys one. But the room is getting crowded and now its time to clean things out and help out Mockingbird, just in time for the holidays. This is a great opportunity to pick up some rare art and donate to The Mockingbird Foundation in Phish’s 30th year.

The PhanArt Stash on Expresso Beans

This room has 100s of posters donated to benefit Mockingbird Foundation. (The rasta banana is mine)

This room has 100s of posters donated to benefit Mockingbird Foundation. (The rasta banana is not for sale)

Seriously, there are a ton of posters back there.

‘You Can’t Spell Charity Without Art’ is a new feature on PhanArt where you can buy a tube of 3 posters for $30. You will get your monies worth, and then some, with these prints.

I have 100+ posters that have been donated over the years from Phish artists so in order to cash in on this deal, here’s what you need to do:

Click the Paypal button below. In the memo area, you can request an artist, a tour, a year, a show, or all of these things. I will find you a couple of prints that match your choice, and make it 3 prints total, that match what you are looking for.

Your $30 donation, minus shipping, will be donated to The Mockingbird Foundation in your name and listed on the donor page once the donation is complete. Plus, you get a Free Tube with purchase! This is a great deal to take advantage of, just in time for the holidays!

Thank you for supporting the artists on PhanArt and The Mockingbird Foundation!

Due to an OVERWHELMING RESPONSE , 3 posters for $30 is temporarily suspended. Well over 50 orders means I need to ensure that all who ordered prints will get their requests fulfilled. Please check back in early December for another promotion of the same nature. – Pete

Original Big Cypress and Vegas ’03 Prints by Eric Hanson

You read that right. Artist Eric Hanson, one of the first artists profiled on PhanArt.net in 2009 has unearthed original prints he made for Big Cypress in 1999. These are Big Cypress originals – not reprints. Included for sale are the following:  25 black, 25 blue, and 25 purple of Big Cypress posters, all unsigned and unnumbered (the green variant sold out at BC), these are the last remaining prints among the 2000 prints that were made for the Big Cypress show. All these posters were screen printed on hemp paper. Few are found on Ebay, so you have a prime chance to pick up some original Phanart from Big Cypress, all for $25. Eric has offered $4 of each sale to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, making for a very generous donation.

Big Cypress, 1999

Big Cypress, 1999

Blue, Black and Purple variants

Blue, Black and Purple variants

But wait, there’s more! Eric also found one last complete set of four Big Cypress Posters that were signed and numbered. With only the first 500 prints of the 2000 prints signed and numbered (show time hit and he never found time to give the rest numbers or signatures), this set of four, is, in Eric’s words, “Pretty special and the last one I have for sale. I don’t even have a complete set myself. This should be sold as a complete set by silent auction. You can keep 100% of this sale for the Mockingbird Foundation. Hopefully it brings in a high bidder.” These will be auctioned off at a later date. Interested? Inquire within by commenting below.

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But wait, there’s even MORE! Eric (whose art can be see in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish) has donated 20 Viva Las Vegas Posters from the February 2003 shows at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. These 20 are part of an original series of 250 signed and numbered prints, color reproductions of original artwork. These posters are also $25 and $4 of each sale will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation. As Eric says, “I would really just like people to get them into their collections instead of sitting in the dark.” Eric is sharing some great, rare art from 1999 and 2003 at one of the great events of the summer (that isn’t a Phish show).








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Donations from Artists – Late Summer 2013

Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over July, August and September! With these donations, PhanArt and Friends has raised nearly $3,000 for the 2013 calendar year and just shy of $12,000 since August 2009 for The Mockingbird Foundation. Great thanks goes to the dozens of artists and supportive patrons who made this possible. Through their incredible generosity and spreading their art on PhanArt, these donations to The Mockingbird Foundation will help to promote music education throughout the country.

Make sure to stop at “A PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City” on November 2nd at Caesars Hotel and Casino to pick up some great art by these and other artists, as well as support Mockingbird Foundation by checking out the art that has been donated over the years for their benefit.

Credit goes out to the following artists featured on PhanArt this summer:

Summer Tour 2013 Posters from Caleb Williamson - $10

Designs by 8 Eyes Collaborative: Sharing the Groove Through Apparel and Food - 2 shirts

Tahoe Tweezer IPA Shirts 2 periodic table of phish posters and a L Tahoe Tweezer IPA shirt.

Ewok Fishman shirt by Elias Landsman - $52

Phish Magnetic Poetry! - $10

Phishing In Chicago 2013 Print by Slim Pickins - 5 posters

Tim Ripley’s “East Meets West – Phish Commerce City 13″ - poster

It’s Breaking Bad Ice Stickers from Shawn - 4 shirts,  20 stickers and 2 pins

Little Ragers New Bundle of Joy Pin by OTTO - $120

26.2 Minute Antelope Stickers to Benefit The Mockingbird Foundation - $35

Ocelot Backcountry Shirts - $7.50 and a shirt

Fish Man Prints by Nick Doyle - $18.49

“Growing Brighter Now”, A “Light” Inspired Sticker - 10 stickers

Total: $252.99, 8 posters, 9 shirts, 30 stickers, 2 pins

 

Donations for Mockingbird – Summer 2013

Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over May, June and July! With these donations, PhanArt and Friends has raised more than $2,000 for the 2013 calendar year and over $11,000 since August 2009 for The Mockingbird Foundation. Great thanks goes to the dozens of artists and supportive patrons who made this possible. Through their incredible generosity and spreading their art on PhanArt, these donations to The Mockingbird Foundation will help to promote music education throughout the country.

Of note this summer were the Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition show that brought in $467.30 for The Mockingbird Foundation, and the day long sale of “My Other Vehicle is a Second Set Tweezer” stickers, commemorating the Tahoe Tweezer, netting $264.72. This is reflected in the total of donations at the bottom of the page. Credit goes out to the following artists featured on PhanArt this summer:

Michael Boyer – Alpharetta Poster

Julius Dr. J Shirt and Pin from Chris Ehrens and Shawn Dos Santos - donated ladies shirt

The Future’s So Bright – You Gotta Wear Phish Shades! - 3 pairs

Phunky Birds Shirts by Shirzad! - XL shirt

Boogie On Shirt from Sean Murdoch - donated shirt and $30

Isadora Bullock Releases Chicago Poster “We’ve Got it Simple” - one sold at show and $85

Tomahawk County Mules Shirt - 2 shirts

Original Big Cypress and Vegas Prints by Eric Hanson Available at Summer in Saratoga on July 6th! - the set of four

Summer 2013 Print “Blast Off” by Kev Farrington - 3 prints

Gorge Print From Lizzy Layne - poster

Gamehendge Ink & Watercolor Paintings by Josean Rivera-  4 Gamehendge prints

Marco Esquandolas Running Club T-Shirt - $80

Tahoe 2013 Print from Monk - 15 posters!

Phunk Me Like It’s 1997! New from Sneakin’ Cali Designs - ladies shirt and 4 stickers

Northerly Island Poster from Osso Inc. - 3 variants

Trey Guitar Belt Buckle by Gestalt - 1 belt buckle

Lake Tahoe prints from Quinn Sabatini - 4 posters

New Pin Addition to the Monster Truck Jams Series By Positive Energy Pin Designs - $10

Total $937.02, 36 posters, 6 shirts, 4 stickers, 3 pairs of sunglasses, 1 belt buckle

Donations for Mockingbird – Early 2013

Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over February, March and April! With these donations, PhanArt and Friends has raised more than $1,000 for the 2013 calendar year and over $10,000 since August 2009 for The Mockingbird Foundation. Great thanks goes to the dozens of artists and supportive patrons who made this possible. Through their incredible generosity and spreading their art on PhanArt, these donations to The Mockingbird Foundation will help to promote music education throughout the country.

Page-sley Tie from StuPINdous Creations - 8 pins and 4 ties (2 sold at $40 each)

2012 Dicks and Deer Creek Pins from Jiggs - $30

Ryan Stanley of SetListTees.com WSP and SCI shirts - $23.50

Page Side and Golgi onesies by Fluff & Feather $5

Fly Famous Mockingbird Pin from PaulyPins - 5 Pins

New pins for 2013 from PhanBadge and KUSHPins - 8 pins

Land of Lizards Map from Caleb Williamson - $15

New Weekapaug Groove and Mound Shirts From ZuckerPinz - $100

Total: $173.50, 21 pins, 4 ties

Update: An interview with AJ Masthay, releasing ‘Mockingbird’, a Limited Edition poster

Update 3/13: Final details from Phish.net, including images of limited edition variances. The prints will go on sale this Friday, March 15 at 12 noon EDT (9am PDT) on AJ’s website. This limited edition of 150 prints on navy blue paper is a six-color linoleum block print, and costs $40. There is a limit of one print per customer.

Update 3/11:  Check out this beauty of print!

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Update 3/9: Read on Phish.net an update on further sales of AJ’s poster.

AJ Masthay was recently commissioned to make a limited edition print (150) to celebrate the quickly approaching release of The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition. This limited edition art print celebrates the book’s forthcoming release. The print will be on navy blue paper with six-colors from this linoleum block print. You can expect to see the Famous Mockingbird clutching the just-liberated book of knowledge, while evil King Wilson’s troops rally on the horizon. Some process pictures from AJ are seen below, the final image due Monday.

This is the original drawing and gives a fair approximation of how the final image will appear.

This is the original drawing and gives a fair approximation of how the final image will appear.

You can pick this poster up in the Phish.net store for $40 starting Friday 3/8 at 3pm EST/Noon PST.

AJ talked with Pete Mason today about the print and a little insight into his recent artistic endeavors.

Pete Mason: How did this poster for Mockingbird come about? What led to making the print?

AJ Masthay: The good people at The Mockingbird Foundation contacted me quite some time ago about the book cover for the next (Phish) Companion. I gave a couple quick concept sketches to them to present to the publisher, who went in a different direction. When the cover didn’t pan out, they asked if I’d do a special print to help commemorate the new book. Honestly, I couldn’t have been happier.

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Pete: Have you wanted to do a poster tying together elements of Gamehendge? Was it a natural choice to make a print with a Mockingbird, given that The Mockingbird Foundation is connected with Phish net?

AJ: I can’t recall if the Mockingbird was requested or was just a “given” but we knew it was going to be a Gamehendge theme from the get go. The imagery of Gamehendge is ripe for artistic interpretation. I’ve pretty much avoided it in the past, but this project opened the floodgates and gave a green light to dive into all that Gamehendge goodness. Who knows, perhaps a series in the future? (ed. note – YES!)

Pete: With six colors, how labor intensive was the print, compared to other prints?

AJ: As of writing this I’m only 3 colors into it so I’ll tell ya when it’s done lol. Seriously though, I really feel like I pushed myself on this one, both conceptually and artistically. I’ve really hit a groove blending both traditional carving tools and super fine detail with the Dremel. It allows me to basically draw on the linoleum, creating a draftsman-like quality that you just can’t get with gouges alone.

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Pete: You’ve been doing a great deal of official prints lately: Furthur, Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain, among others. How has the transition been, from making fan prints to official prints? Its been quite a rapid ascent for you.

AJ: I’m honored whenever a band asks me to create a piece for them, the fact that these are the same bands that I love is icing on the cake. The transition itself was pretty painless as my process is the same whether its a gig poster, pop culture piece or an art print.

Pete: What artists have had the greatest influence upon your art, both traditional and non-traditional?

AJ: It’s hard not to be influenced by fellow artists in the field like David Welker and Jeff Wood, but I’ve never been shy about my love of both their styles. I started out collecting posters before I was making them so you’ll see Pollocks, Emeks, and tons of other gig posters on my walls, all influencing my work. When it comes down to it though, I’ve come to realize that nature is my biggest influence. Whenever I find myself in that nasty “creative block” mindset where nothing is working, I’ll grab the dogs and head out to the woods. Nine times out of 10 it’ll get the creative juices flowing and things start to jive.

 

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