Category Archives: fine art

Announcing 6 PhanArt Shows for Summer 2017!

PhanArt has a big summer in store with 6 shows held from June to August! 
June 30 PhanArt will be at Cubby Bear across from  Wrigley Field prior to Night 1 of Dead and Company.

July 16 PhanArt returns to Congress Plaza Hotel, the site of 4 previous shows, for a one day show to close out the Chicago run.

July 22 and August 5, PhanArt will be at The Hotel Pennsylvania once again, and on July 29 at American Beauty during Phish’s Baker’s Dozen at MSG.

PhanArt will also hold a show on July 29 at Club Metronome above Nectar’s in Burlington, VT during Twiddle’s Tumbledown weekend.

Artists looking to vend or exhibit at any of these shows should contact phanart@gmail.com for more info.

“Lean In Closer’ A New Curated Exhibit in Portland

Expand your horizons exponentially at a new curated exhibit opening in Portland, Oregon today. ‘LEAN In CLOSER’ looks at artists who evoke visual narratives in their work, each telling stories with his or her unique vernacular. Through suggestion, color, repetition, and a familiar hand, these makers push their respective genres forward while honoring the tradition of folk. ‘Lean In Closer’ is hence a suggestion to look more closely at these stories.

Featuring : Ian Ferguson, Ryan Bubnis, Betsy Walton, Evan B. Harris, Andrea Joyce Heimer, Lori Field, Troy Lovegates, Stacey Rozich, Kreh Melick, Jaime Molina, and myself.

Lean in Closer opens this Friday, January 27th at Stephanie Chefas Projects (305 SE 3rd Ave #202) from 7-10 pm. Hope you can join me and several of the artists then!

Follow these links for more information about the show:

www.widewalls.ch/group-exhibition-stephanie-chefas-projects/

supersonicart.com/post/156360918937/lean-in-closer-at-stephanie-chefas-projects

Announcing the Lineups for PhanArt shows on December 29 & 30 in NYC

PhanArt returns to New York City this holiday season with TWO shows during Phish’s New Year’s run at Madison Square Garden.

On December 29th, PhanArt brings more than 20 artists together at The Hotel Pennsylvania for Skyscraper is Grander. The following day, PhanArt will feature 10 artists along with Formula 5 at American Beauty for a pre-show event from 3-7pm, hosted by Live for Live Music. Both shows are free to attend. Hotel Penn is located across 7th Avenue from MSG while American Beauty 251 W. 30th Street.

Held in The Gold Room at The Hotel Pennsylvania, located across the street from Madison Square Garden, PhanArt will bring together a variety of vendors and artists exhibiting exclusive Phish-inspired posters, pins, shirts and unique wares. Admission to this event day long event (12pm-6pm) is FREE.

The lineup for Skyscraper is Grander includes a wide array of artists from across the country and always expanding Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists The Art of Ryan Kerrigan,  Isadora Bullock, Brian Bojo, Stupindous Creations, The Overhead View, Setlist Tees, Jerry4theKids, Original Bootleg, Ariane Davis, Phunk Your Face, Blazin Donuts, His End was the Road, Fred Sutter and Pop Pop’s Terrapin Station all return for another installment of PhanArt, featuring limited edition goods, clothing, posters, pins, stickers and much more.

First time artists include Funky B Boutique, Paul Dilena Designs, East Coasters, Lady with a Phan, 415HolyguyArt, Baba Cool and BagiTagit, each bringing something new to the show, including clothing, posters, pins, patches, fans, apparel and much more.

The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $900,000 over the past 15 years, will feature prints from The Phish Companion 3rd Edition, where Phish’s 33-year career is interpreted by top artists including David Welker, Justin Helton, DKNG and AJ Masthay.

JEMP Radio will be broadcasting live from the show on the 29th, featuring a selection of funk that sets the tone for the day.

For the first time, shipping from the PhanArt show will be available, along with tubes to purchase. A station will be setup for fans to purchase postage and tubes, and ship items purchased at the show home.

The December 30th show features 10 artists while Upstate New York jam band Formula 5 performs two sets of music. The art show begins at 3pm, with Formula 5 hitting the stage from 4-7pm. The band recently celebrated a successful Kickstarter campaign for their third studio album and put on an energetic, rock improv show to get you warmed up for Phish at MSG later that night.

Artists for the show on the 30th include The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, MYFE. Designs, Funky B Boutique, The Overhead View, Phunk Your Face, Original Bootleg, Pop Pop’s Terrapin Station, 415HolyguyArt and more!

The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, Skyscraper is Grander will offer free entry to all patrons with poster tubes available for purchase. Special edition works only available at the show can be viewed on PhanArt.net and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.

PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami since 2013 and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. The biggest year of PhanArt began in New York City on January 2nd and culminates with the 6th and 7th PhanArt shows of the 2016.

Christopher Peterson Announces Fall Gallery Showings in the Bay Area

Berkeley, CA artist Christopher Peterson has announced three gallery showing this fall in California.

TINY Show at Studio Gallery in San Francisco will feature 3 of Peterson’s works and consists of almost 100 small pieces by local artists. The Opening reception is Sunday, November 13th, 1 – 6 pm. TINY runs through December 23rd. Don’t miss it!unnamed-1

SHOH is a brand new gallery located at 700 Gillman Street in Berkeley. This space is devoted to 2 dimensional art by Bay Area artists and features several pieces of Petersons.

Ubé Art features an exhibition at a new gallery called MyScape, centering around Landscapes, Cityscapes, and Interiorscapes,  with showcases  26 “Scapes” covering a wide spectrum of medium and genre from artists across the country. The opening reception is Friday, November 11 from 6-9pm. The show runs through January 7th.

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios– This event takes place Saturday & Sunday for 10am to 6pm on the four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Sawtooth building, where Chris’ studio is located, a terrific destination for art lovers all over the Bay Area. Chris will be showing new paintings, prints and posters for holiday shoppers as well as greeting cards from recent images.

Stay tuned at Petersonland or Facebook for further details on these shows and more.

Mockingbird Opens the Foundation’s Art Archives, Celebrates The Phish Companion with Special Show-Low Prices

The Mockingbird Foundation is delighted to be part of the upcoming PhanArt Show at The Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

As Fall Tour comes to an end, we wanted to extend a sincere thank you to the art community and PhanArt for its support of The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition these past few months.

To celebrate and show our appreciation, in addition to selling copies and taking orders of the new Phish Companion at our event rate of $39 (includes free shipping), we’ll be cracking open the Foundation’s art archives including the few remaining stashed-away copies of some of our most coveted prints.

What does that mean?

Amazing new art from top artists created just for Mockingbird! Experience Ryan Kerrigan’s new “Evolution of a Costume”—a celebration of the Phish Halloween tradition—makes its debut. We’ll have Isadora Bullock’s “Out of Control,” a stunning linocut print. And if you haven’t seen AJ Masthay’s stunning new “No Future at All,” brace yourself, because when AJ does Gamehendge, faces are going to melt. Both Isadora and Ryan will be on-site meeting fans and adding custom remarques (art talk for “doodles”), and we’ll even try to bring a few hard to find AJ variants! (Including the copper foil.)

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We’re also bringing along some nice stacks of the eight glorious prints created to illustrate The Phish Companion. Even those that have been long sold out online will be available at amazingly low show-special prices. Get there early, as we’ll have a few complete sets of 8 at a great low price. Welker, Masthay, Status/Helton, Duvall—we’re bringing plenty and pricing them to celebrate, and once they’re gone, they’ll no longer be available.

We even found a few Welker foils, the scarce Welker Glow in the Dark art print, and even AJ’s rare foil variant (only available last year at PhanArt Philly). We’ve dug even deeper to find a handful of AJ’s groundbreaking “Famous Mockingbird” and his brilliant take Tahoe as Gamehendge, plus our coveted BoyerArt jerseys (featuring art from Welker and Masthay)—this special Halloween sale will deliver the meat at bone low prices!

The Companion will be on sale at our show-low price, and every book bought includes a print from the archives. Special bundles will add poster variants, Welker/Masthay jerseys and other new READ THE BOOK items. With books selling quickly and quantities very limited, there is no better time to support Mockingbird (letting us help kids make music!), with a book and art that every Phish fan will love and appreciate, it’s a great time to start your holidaze shopping!

The Phish Companion team could never have delivered what many consider the best Phish book yet without the tremendous support of the contributing writers, artists and photographers. We’ll be featuring several of them at the show (Jason Kaczorowski will be meeting fans and signing photos at 1:30, and AZN Pics and Jake Silco Photography will also be featured, with photo and canvas photo prints (generously donated by the photographers) being sold to benefit Mockingbird.

PhanArt show attendees are encouraged to make a donation to The Mockingbird Foundation while at the show. Every donation receives a chance to win an hourly drawing hosted by Mockingbird, including an “Ultimate Phish Companion” grand prize giveaway at the end of the show.

As always, all proceeds benefit The Mockingbird Foundation to support children’s music education. We hope to see you there!

Announcing Two PhanArt Shows in NYC this December

PhanArt is pleased to announce two exhibitions featuring more than 30 artists over two days, both within a very short walking distance of Madison Square Garden.

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On December 29th, PhanArt will be at The Hotel Pennsylvania for Skyscraper is Grander. This show will be held in the same room as the January 2, 2016 show, featuring two dozen artists, music and drinks, perfect for meeting up with friends before the show, checking out art made by fans, for fans, with a wide array of artistic creations available.

For the first time, shipping from the PhanArt show will be available, along with tubes to purchase. A station will be setup for fans to purchase postage and tubes, and ship items purchased at the show home. The show will run from 12-7pm and is located directly across 7th Avenue from Madison Square Garden.

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On Friday, December 30th, PhanArt and Live For Live Music are excited to bring an afternoon of music, artists, and vendors to American Beauty for what will surely be a special edition of PhanArt. The event will feature two sets of music from up-and-coming funk jam band Formula 5, as well as a variety of posters, prints, apparel, pins and more from some of your favorite artists in the scene.

The event will start at 3pm and run until 7pm, so come out to American Beauty for an awesome afternoon filled with music, art, drinks, and free pizza (that’s right, free pizza!)

Lineups for both shows will be announced in the first week of December.

Announcing the Lineup of Artists for PhanArt Las Vegas, October 29

On Saturday, October 29, PhanArt will bring together more than 20 artists for an art exhibition at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas featuring posters, prints, apparel, pins, the latest Phish inspired art and much more.

Make lunch reservations for “Lunch You in the Eye” and stop by Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas for the PhanArt show on October 29th from 1-6pm, located in The Linq in the heart of the Las Vegas strip.

Stay tuned for an announcement on PhanArt shows during the New Years Run at Madison Square Garden.

Jim Pollock Exhibition at Galerie F opening September 23

Jim Pollock, one of the most quirky, influential and highly collectible rock poster artists of the past century has created a new strain of artwork to be showcased at Galerie F beginning Friday, September 23, with the exhibition opening and artist reception taking place from 6-10 p.m. The exhibition will run from September 23 – October 23.high-phi In June, Galerie F hosted a tremendously successful 30 Year Retrospective event that spanned Pollock’s long and illustrious career. The artist’s rock star status was confirmed by the line that formed around the block where the gallery is located the night before the two-day retrospective opened. The artworks featured in this section of the newsletter are those works that we still have available in the gallery from the 30 Year Retrospective.

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Jim Pollock’s unique linoleum printmaking style uses largely 19th century techniques to portray whimsical (if not downright trippy) themes and his work has formed the cornerstone of the band Phish’s iconic style. From his illustraion of the band’s first album Junta to countless t-shirts, tickets, prints and concert posters, Pollock’s designs are instantly recognizable among Phish fans. Pollock’s posters, featured in The Art of Rock, have also been the choice of jam bands such as Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Primus and music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, 10,000 Lakes and more.

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HIGH PHI will highlight a new direction in Pollock’s career by focusing on the artist’s interest in social and environmental issues. The exhibition will feature new prints and sculptural objects that integrate math and marijuana by focusing on the intellectual beauty of the plant. Like the universe in a thumbnail, these posters are a design feat that promise the more you look, the more you see. In addition to the artwork’s complex relationship to the ever captivating concept of the golden mean, Pollock has another message: “I wanted to create art that pushes into the forefront something that should have been legalized years ago.”

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In addition to this new work, a very small selection of Phish artwork will be available that has been living on Pollock’s Ravenswood studio walls for decades.

Max Kauffman Art Show ‘When the Current Dictates’ Opens September 16 in Tampa

Max Kauffman has announced his solo show, “When the Current Dictates” opening September 16 at CASS Contemporary in Tampa, FL. This is Kauffman’s first solo show since 2014.

Kauffman shares some insight on the event, running through October:

“Much like a musician, large chunks of the last few years have been spent on the road. There is an aliveness to it – the openness of possibility, embracing risk, and adapting to plans on the fly. It seeps into the work in the form of new ideas/approaches, and most importantly, openness. While there is plenty of inspiration while traveling, it also takes it’s toll. Not being able to maintain a routine/sleep in your bed/have your space, these things don’t seem to matter until you lose them.

'Another Day Another Caw' 15x18 in gouache on linen (click for larger image)
‘Another Day Another Caw’ 15×18 in gouache on linen

My work has looked at the concept of balance for the last 8 years or so. As I’ve done art full time while maintaining some sort of “my own life” apart from that, this meta narrative continues to have more importance. For me this requires being able to recharge & be steeped in silence, and some trips need a few weeks(/months) to bounce back from. Thus, most of this year has been spent holed up in the studio digesting and reconsidering…everything.”

'Set to Sea on Phantom Tides' 16x16in mixed media on rives bfk
‘Set to Sea on Phantom Tides’ 16x16in mixed media on rives bfk

 

San PhranArt Show Lineup Announced!

The first PhanArt show on the West Coast, a San PhranArt Show will be held at Mezzanine, a few blocks away from Bill Graham Arena. This show will be held on July 19th from 12-5pm and will feature more than 20 artists and vendors exhibiting a wide variety of unique and Phish inspired creations.11x17_SanFran

The doors open at 12PM with free admissions and tubes for sale.Featuring the art of The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, Super Rad Cape Co., TRiPPs Prints, Isadora Bullock, The Mockingbird Foundation, Ant Pharms Tour Pins and Designs, Fred Sutter, Level 42, Drivenpunk Glass and many more!

There is a Cash Bar for those over 21.  More details can be found here

Later that night, Pink Talking Fish bring their fusion of Phish, Talking Heads and Pink Floyd to Mezzanine. Get your tickets to the show early!