Category Archives: fine art

Gallery: Inaugural Phish Studies ConferencE and Phish in the PNW Exhibit

Below The Moss Forgotten: Phish in the Pacific Northwest was a three-day pop-up museum exhibit presented by The Phishsonian Institute and PhanArt in the Horizon Lounge at Memorial Union. Held during the inaugural Phish Studies Conference, the exhibit represented shows from the band’s PNW debut in Ashland in 1991 to the band’s recent run at the Gorge in 2018.

Presented by Alex Grosby of the Phishsonian and Pete Mason of PhanArt, immense thanks is owed to the Oregon State School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, OSU Theatre, and the Benton County Historical Society for their strong support and all of the conference attendees for their kind words and enthusiasm for this inaugural project.

Private collectors and numerous artists contributed works to this vision to bring it to life. The exhibit made the Memorial Union a welcoming environment for scholarship and added a level of experience to the event. We hope to continue to present Phish exhibits in the near future. You can revisit the exhibit by viewing the slideshow below.

Check out more photos by Derek Finholt.

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.

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.

Fish Pherris Wheel by Victor Stabin

Artist Victor Stabin has released ‘Fish Pherris Wheel‘, part of his Turtle Series of paintings. Victor was born in Brooklyn and studied art starting as a teen and is inspired by many facets of his own life including his family, an interest in the connection between man and nature, water and the water’s edge, the 19th Century Japanese watercolor print artists and many more influences.

Stabin’s illustrations have appeared in TimeNewsweek, and Rolling Stone, and has to his credit nine postage stamps commissioned by the US Postal service, a mural for RCA/BMG’s headquarters, and the cover of the KISS album, Unmasked. Most recently, he has had four pieces installed at radio station WNYC and his ABC Book Daedal Doodle is on sale at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Stabin and award-winning animator Ben Arthur are currently in production of the animated short which masterfully combines fantastic imagery, tongue-in-cheek storytelling, and vocabulary learning; using the backdrop of public radio. Check out their Kickstarter campaign.

Stabin’s ‘Fish Pherris Wheel’ is now available for purchase. About the piece, in the artist’s words:

“In a parallel utopian universe, a place where world peace is not just a dream, waste is forbidden, ecology is god and economies are built on thrift not theft. There will be abundant surpluses of time and resource; this new world will for the first time give us abilities to reach past old boundaries to exploring new worlds and ultimately give humanity the ability to embrace Phish.

In this universe, humankind awoke and realized the tremendous role that sea life has played in fostering global evolution. To show our aquatic brothers and sisters appreciation, the people of earth build a Fish Pherris Wheel that benignly lifts sea life from their aqueous world into our atmospheric world and as gently returns them to the sea.

The Fish Pherris Wheel became a particularly hot attraction during sunset and sunrise hours, so much so that amphibious creatures (who already had access to atmospheric viewing) such as Walruses, Turtles, Penguins, Horse Shoe Crabs, etc., were only allowed to ride on Tuesdays and alternate weekends.”

To purchase limited edition prints of this piece and see more of Victor Stabin’s work check out his website and online store.

Antelope: The Inspired Art of Erin Huybrechts Davis

Lifelong painter and trained artist, Erin Huybrechts Davis, captures her inspiration on canvas. Erin’s special love for the flora and fauna of Colorado blends seamlessly with the influence of Eastern Art, Philosophy and Religion, all finding their way into her many paintings. In Erin’s latest work, “Antelope”, her love for Phish can be discerned by the attentive eye. Mockingbirds fly as Antelope run in what could almost be a landscape of Gamehendge itself. Look even closer and you will see a nod to Gordon.

“Antelope” entices you with its dramatic sky and the serenity of a natural paradise of living creatures. Enter its world.

To see more of Erin’s work and to order her paintings visit her website. You will be delighted by all that her art has to offer.

Catch PhanArt Shows this Summer in Lake Tahoe and Burlington

PhanArt has two shows on tap this summer, starting with a show at Harvey’s in Lake Tahoe, NV on July 18 from 12-5pm.  Enjoy picturesque views of Lake Tahoe from the Emerald Bay rooms while exploring art as well as clothing, collectibles and other Phish related memorabilia from more than a dozen artists.

The second PhanArt show of Summer 2018 will be during Tumble Down and will be held at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT on July 28 from 11am-4pm. Discover art from 10 artists featuring clothing, collectibles, pins and other music memorabilia.

PhanArt shows features Free admission, Tubes for purchase (First Tube $3, second Tube $2) and a Cash Bar. Artists interested in exhibiting, email phanart@gmail.com for more information. Lineup will be released in May.

Check out GoPro footage of the last PhanArt show, held at Hotel Pennsylvania on December 30, 2017 courtesy of F.Cavone Productions

Gamehenge Inspired Tarot Cards From Augury Press

Wanna know your future or perhaps just the next show’s setlist? Wallow in fear and doubt no more with your own set of Phish themed Tarot Cards from Augury Press. Each card carefully designed with meticulous attention to detail by one of our scenes most creative talents. This is a handmade linocut Tarot Deck inspired by Gamehendge. The cards and box are printed on high quality Strathmore printmaking paper with Speedball block printing ink.  This deck only includes the 22 cards of the Major Arcana and not the Lesser Arcana. The full Red Llama deck is an edition of 25. Single cards are open edition and you can choose to order 1, 3, 5, And 10 cards from the deck.

This Tarot Deck is a must have for any Phish fan or Gypsy in your life Don’t wait –  Order a set now! Your future awaits…

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.