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Call for Proposals: “Phish and Philosophy” Public Philosophy Journal Special Issue

In an unprecedented collaboration between an academic journal and live music community, Phish.net, the Philosophy School of Phish, and the Public Philosophy Journal (PPJ) are soliciting abstracts for essays about the improvisational rock band Phish, its music, and fans. Selected papers that successfully complete the PPJ’s Formative Peer Review process will be published in a special issue of the Public Philosophy Journal, co-edited by Dr. Stephanie Jenkins (Oregon State University, assistant professor of Philosophy) and Charlie Dirksen (Mockingbird Foundation, Vice President and Associate Counsel).

Contributors may submit abstracts on any topic of philosophical significance related to the Phish phenomenon. Proposed essays should explore philosophical questions, problems, concepts, themes, or historical figures through connections to the music and fan culture of Phish. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Aesthetics: beautiful; sublime; emotion

Music, performance, and lyrics: conceptual themes; Gamehendge mythology; improvisational ethos; live performance; music ontology; narrations; gags

Ethics: “phan” ethos; ticket trading and secondary market; tarping; environmental impacts of tour

Politics: fan counterculture; activism; issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, and religion

Phenomenology: embodiment; lived experience of jams, “IT,” lighting, or concert space

Technology: recording; social media; RFID data and surveillance; live streaming; tape trading

This special issue is part of a PPJ pilot project that aims to reconfigure the relationship between the academy and the public. To this end, the editors seek proposals for essays that will be of interest to both audiences. You do not have to be a professional scholar or philosopher to submit.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words and a brief bio via this Google form. Your abstract should summarize your proposed essay, outline its argument, and identify its significance to both Phish fans and scholars new to the band.

Submissions should demonstrate the following PPJ style criteria:

Relevance: Responds to an issue of concern to the Phish community
Accessibility: Written clearly for a general audience, with technical terms and concepts unpacked. Does not assume previous knowledge of the band.

Intellectual coherence: Provides evidence to support arguments and identifies theoretical concepts that illuminate the philosophical problem, question, or idea under consideration

Scholarly engagement: Demonstrates awareness of ongoing dialogues within relevant scholarly and/or community conversations

Completed essays will be approximately 2000-4000 words. Formatting and citations should follow the guidelines set in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition).

Submission Timeline

Abstracts due: January 18, 2019
Completed papers due: April 15, 2019

Contact

Questions can be addressed to:

Dr. Stephanie Jenkins
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
stephanie.jenkins@oregonstate.edu

PhanArt YEMSG Show lineup Announced

The final PhanArt show of 2018 will be held at Hotel Pennsylvania on December 29 from 12-5pm, directly across from MSG!

Featuring art from Nick DiFabbioIsadora BullockCaruso GuitarsRyan KerriganSebastien Grey ClothiersBaba CoolJacob SouikMYFE. DesignsWanderingPhreeAndrew BryantTeddi FullerWookles & Co.The Overhead ViewMayumi Ichikawa (Possumayu), The Helping Friendly Salve, Phunk Your FaceDave RussoPhorbin’s ClosetRyan WarnerBlast-O-Plast (Pins, Prints, PhanArt, & Artist Collective)Pesca MuertaKatya Moon Dyes, Non Dualistic DesignsReclaim PurposeMittyArt, Taboot Apparel, Fred SutterNate GonzalezBagiTagit.comThe Slothy Llama, Blazin Donuts and Pop Pop’s Terrapin Station. 

Both PhanArt shows are sponsored by NYS Music, Cash or TradePEAK Builders Network and JEMP Radio. Groovesafe will be the charitable organization at both shows, raising money to support a worth cause –  a movement within the musical community to bring awareness about unwanted touching and sexual assault at concerts.

Exclusive Art available at the Chicago and Las Vegas PhanArt Shows

JAMIE LEE MEYER – LAS VEGAS

You  will never want to get out of this Maze. “The Overhead View”, Jamie Lee Meyer’s Vegas 2018 Masterpiece is a Limited Edition high quality digital print. Get yours at the Vegas Phanart show before they sell out!

FAITH SPONSLER – LAS VEGAS

This hand-printed, two color linoleum cut print commemorates the Las Vegas 2018 shows.  This is Faith’s final print in my her Fall Tour Map Print series in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50.

DANIEL GRUSKIN – LAS VEGAS

Old Faithful is a Daniel’s print for the Las Vegas run, in a limited edition of 75. Measuring 18″ x 24″, the prints are signed and numbered, and feature a handful or two of song references. Posters will be $40. This is Daniel’s first PhanArt show and he will also have Curveball prints, Superball posters and old Camp Bisco posters he has designed.

HELPING FRIENDLY SALVE – ROSEMONT

The Helping Friendly Salve was started in the fall of 2014. From the start, their mission has been to provide unique, effective hemp based products at an attainable price with everyday use in mind. Helping Friendly Salve sources the finest hemp derived Cannabidiol direct from an exclusive state licensed Colorado Hemp farm. All Helping Friendly products are certified THC FREE and hold no psychoactive properties. Hemp oil extracts test at 99.5% in 3rd party laboratories and use only therapeutic grade essential oils from all over the globe.

With a proprietary blend of carrier oils such as arnica, avocado, beeswax, and coconut, this magical blend super charges the beneficial effects of CBD and customers truly feel the difference. The Helping Friendly Salve is available in 4 scents: Original, Unscented, Cooling and Orange Lavie. Also offered are 1000mg Tincture drops in 3 flavors: Original(unflavored), Mango and Strawberry.

Enter to win FREE Helping Friendly Salve at the PhanArt Show where they will have special *event only* pricing.

PARTY TIME DESIGNS – ROSEMONT

The Fall Tour 2018 print from Party Time Designs is a hand carved/pressed block print on Stonehenge cream paper in an edition of 50. Prints measure 12″x18″ and cost 40 each.
‘Ride the L to Rosemont’ is inspired by a vintage 1940’s poster for a Chicago based art exhibition. These hand carved/pressed 3-layer block prints are 12” x 18” and printed on Stonehenge cream paper. A signed & numbered edition of 50 prints as well as a few variants exclusive to PhanArt will be available at the show.

NON-DUALISTIC DESIGNS – ROSEMONT AND LAS VEGAS

Fall tour apparel from Thomas Nelson and Non-Dualistic Design is featured on a variety of Bella Canvas shirts and hoodies.

FAT KARR STUDIOS – ROSEMONT

Debuting at PhanArt in Rosemont, first time exhibitor Fat Karr Studios has a Rosemont print in a 4-color edition of 50, and a 3-color foil edition of 6. Both prints measure 12″ x 18″.

AUGURY PRESS – ROSEMONT

Two exclusive prints are available from Augury Press – For Las Vegas, a hand-printed, two color linoleum cut print celebrating the song “Frankenstein.” For Rosemont, a hand-printed, two color linoleum cut print commemorates the 2018 shows. Both are printed with Cranfield inks on 8.5 x 11″ high quality cream cardstock.

TEDDI FULLER – LAS VEGAS

‘Electric Eyes’ – This set of four stenciled prints are 5″ x 7″ made using spraypaint on gesso board.  Limited run of 20, $60 for the set.

PHAN GEAR PRINTS – ROSEMONT

Hampton Coliseum giclee print measures 12″x24″ by artists Jeremy Selzer and Cory Rowe of Phan Gear Prints. The print depicts a colorful baboon sitting atop the mothership. Prints are signed and numbered in LE run of 150.

POSTER BUDDY – LAS VEGAS

From Poster Buddy comes the best art print and poster carrier for the serious collector, artist, or professional. Perfect for concerts, shows, conventions and travel. Tubes cost $90 for Poster Buddy, and $60 for Poster Buddy Jr.

CARUSO GUITARS INC. – ROSEMONT AND LAS VEGAS

Caruso’s 3” Bluetooth speaker have a dual channel 60 watt amplifier, two 3” full range drivers, auxiliary input, dual usb charging dock, and a battery life of 8 hours. They have a high gloss urethane finish, are completely customizable and have a large variety of finish colors.

SUPER RAD CAPE CO – LAS VEGAS

Baby Donut Lovies from $27 are handmade with a high-quality printed fleece fabric, which won’t bleed or die in the wash. The reverse side is made of a cozy plush fabric and feature a textured ribbon handle, that your kiddo will love, with options of a red or lavender backing.

Brand new, limited edition Phan shades come in two different colors. Both are made with bamboo frames, and polarized lenses. Available colors are natural bamboo, or a rainbow stripe dyed bamboo. Both styles have Phan engraved one side, and nice shades the other. They are very high quality, extremely comfortable, and are $65 a pair. They also come with a bamboo carrying case.

CALIFORNIA AVE ARTWORK – ROSEMONT

“Frankie Says,” a Fall Tour 2018 Giclee print is printed on 100# textured royal Sundance felt cover stock in a signed and numbered edition of 150. 

Space Funk Art Show Blasts off on Saturday, October 20 in Hampton, VA

Space Funk is set to blast-off at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery in Hampton, VA on Saturday, October 20 from 12- 5pm. The pop-up art show is inspired by the iconic Hampton Coliseum and its deep history of live performing arts.

The event will debut a newly curated print series exploring “Space Funk” and a very exciting Auction featuring original art, prints, and other memorabilia with all proceeds benefiting MS Society, Hampton City Schools Fine Arts, Hampton Arts Commission and The Matteson Children’s’ Fund.

The event is free, with a suggested $5 donation to the charities. All ages, 21+ to partake in adult beverages and enjoy a DJ spinning throughout the show. Space Funk is presented by Screens ‘n’ Suds, Mothership Art Collective and The Vanguard.

Participating Artists in the Space Funk print series and/or vending at the event include: Wayne K Allen, Blast-O-Plast, Brian Bojo, Isadora Bullock, Charles Cronin, Nick DiFabbio, Joey Feldman, Marc Guertin, Bruce Horan, Itty Bitty Press, Ryan Kerrigan, William Mitchell, Will Ott, JT Lucchesi, Tom Shaw, Dave Thomas, Tripp, Chris Williams of Plastic Flame Press, John Warner, Terry Werner and DKNG, who are collaborating with Almanac Beer Company on a print.

Artist list is subject to change at any time. Prints in the “Space Funk” series will be sold at the Screens ‘n’ Suds table. Strict limits will apply.

Space Funk Auction

The Space Funk Auction is now live. Click here for viewing and bidding on a wide variety of posters and more.  Recent auction additions include:  Bruce Horan‘s Anticipation Painting, Nick DiFabbio & Ryan Kerrigan originals, Framed Art by Dave Thomas & Bruce Horan, Original art by Bruce Horan, Nick DiFabbio, Ryan Kerrigan and monoprints by Dave Thomas and Bruce Horan, 5+ Jim Pollock sketches, drawings, prints, and shirts, plus Hand Embellished Joey Feldman art, Stained Glass Hops and Motherships by SZCrafty Glass, and a Tapestry by Stash Tie Dye.

Featured artwork includes Bruce Horan “Anticipation” Timed Release is now available for pre-order as a timed edition until 10/4/2018 at brucehoran.com. “Anticipation” is a fine art giclée print on 250gsm cotton rag paper, measuring 12” x 18” including a full white border. Prints will be signed and numbered. Cost is $50 per print plus shipping or an option for pick up at the Space Funk event. Bruce is kindly donating 50% of net proceeds to the charities.

Online bidding ends at 3PM EST and live bidding ends at 4:20PM at the event on 10/20/2018.  Serious bids only!  All proceeds from the Auction will benefit the charities.

New Fall Apparel from TRiPPs Prints

TRiPPs Prints has a new line of tees just in time for Fall!

Llama, The Wedge, and Surrender to the Phlow are vibrantly printed printed on soft, high quality, ringspun cotton tees and are available in sizes small through 3XL. Each shirt features an original TRiPP design illustrating lyrics to each of the songs.

Also new from TRiPPs Prints are these beautiful mandala tees. These three are printed on Comfort Colors brand garment dyed tees! Well loved by Jon Fishman, as he has been photographed countless times sporting the blue tee from the first mandala tee series, these will quickly become your favorite t-shirt, too. These get softer with each wear and wash. Series two mandala tees are available now in small through 3XL.

As a special bonus for PhanArt readers, when you purchase two or more tees you’ll receive FREE shipping when you enter code PHANART18 at checkout.

Announcing the lineups for PhanArt shows in Chicago and Las Vegas this fall

PhanArt is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 2018 Fall Tour Art shows, held on Saturday, October 27 in Rosemont, IL, and Friday, November 2 in Las Vegas, NV. Admission is free to both shows, with tubes for purchase, along with an extensive variety of clothing, posters, pins, memorabilia and much, much more.

In Chicago the October 27 show will be held at Hyatt Place, Chicago O’Hare. The venue is located directly across from the hotel and the show will run from 12-5pm.

Artists for the Rosemont show include Ryan Kerrigan, Party Time Design, Faith Sponsler, Caruso Guitars Inc., The Overhead View, Phorbins Closet, The Helping Friendly Salve, Wanderingphree, Blazin Donuts, Phan Gear Prints, Fat Karr Studios, Fred Sutter, Kyle Dalton, Non-Dualistic Designs and many more!

On November 2, PhanArt will return to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas for an extensive show featuring more than 24 confirmed artists, and more to be announced! Bowling tournaments and Lunch You in the Eye will be held during the show, with artists on two floors of Brooklyn Bowl!

Artists for the Las Vegas show include Isadora Bullock, TRiPP, Ryan Kerrigan, Teddi Fuller, Super Rad Cape Co., Nick DiFabbio, Jayli Clothing, Jamie Lee Meyer, Pop Pop’s Terrapin Station, Ebbleberry, Uncle John’s Outfitters, Girl Tour, Wookles, Baba Cool, Blazin Donuts, Phorbins Closet, Fred Sutter, Kat’s Creations, Poster Buddy, Wolfman’s Whiskers, Kharma Threads and Goods, Non Dualistic Designs, Shakedown Gallery, Fin Des Temps and many more!

Both PhanArt shows are sponsored by Relix, NYS Music, Philosophy School of Phish, Cash or Trade, PEAK Builders Network and JEMP Radio. Groovesafe will be the charitable organization at both shows, raising money to support a worth cause –  a movement within the musical community to bring awareness about unwanted touching and sexual assault at concerts.

And be sure to Save the Date – December 29 – for the final PhanArt show of the year at the Hotel Pennsylvania!

‘Where the Fall Shows Are’ Fall Tour Shirts

Exclusive from PhanArt by graphic designer Troy Alexander come ‘Where the Fall Shows Are’ shirts for Fall Tour 2018. These shirts are printed on Gildan soft Ice Gray shirts and come in sizes Small through XXXLarge. Order now in the PhanArt Store.  Free shipping and stickers with each order!

note – these shirts will not be available on lot and can only be purchased online, and at the PhanArt shows in Chicago and Las Vegas.

PHeanuts Shirts are Back!

The original shirt from Summer 2013 is back with the PHeanuts characters on the front. Shirt is available in short sleeve and printed on Gildan ‘Sand’ colored shirts (off-white). These shirts will have the characters on the front, and a blank back.

Short-sleeve shirts are $23 for Small->Xlarge and $25 for XXL.  All orders include free shipping and free stickers! Canadians, please add $4 to your order for shipping.

Eddie Vector’s Curveball poster

Artist Eddie Vector has released an impressive Curveball poster, bringing wiffle balls and the last 10 Phish festivals together. From Eddie: “This is a print I designed based on mine and my friends adventure to The Clifford Ball. It is a huge screen print 24 x 36 inches (HUUUUGGE!) on 100-pound cover stock french paper. It is really Dope! They are all going to be signed and numbered.”

“I am a designer transplant from South Troy, Ny (shout out to my homies!), to Denver Co. I am a 1.0 guy from back in the day. So with Curveball around the corner I created a print that kinda tells the story of My friends and I, as we flowed to The Clifford Ball. That’s the back story of this design. Four guys traveling to The Clifford ball. On the way there we stopped at rest stops on the highway and played Wiffle ball lol. Throwing Curveballs.”

“Shipping is $10 this includes shipping tube and insured to your door with USPS tracking number. Every print is shipped individually. (if you order more then one there will be two seperate shipping charges , sorry about that.) If you are local to the Denver stop by and pick one up. Meet the artist and save on the shipping.”

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A Gallery of Magnaball Art

Three years ago this month, Phish brought fans to Magnaball and the audience blasted off through 7 sets, plus a late night Drive-In set that is one of the all time highlights in Phish festival history. Check out a select gallery of Magnaball art from August 2015 below. Check out more info on some of this art here.