Featured poster artists include: Stanley Mouse, Chuck Sperry, Wes Wilson, Emek, Bonnie MacLean, Marq Spusta, Victor Moscoso, Jim Pollock, Jim Mazza, Lee Conklin, The Chambers Project, Ida Griffin, AJ Masthay, David Singer, Randy Tuten, David DeAndrea, Chris Shaw, Alexandra Fischer, Carolyn Ferris, classicposters.com / Mike Storeim, Gary Houston, Tea Lautrec Litho, concertposterauction.com / Brad Kelly, JC Hall / idealposters.com, John Seabury, Alan Forbes (secretserpents), Justin McNeal (secretserpents), Paul Getchell, Rick Savel, Shane Grogg, Perry Pfeffer, Gregg Gordon, John Howard, Norman Orr, Mari Tepper, Kris Mikkelson, Pat Ryan, Vince Dugar, (Jerry Miller of Moby Grape will be hanging, with Pat and Vince from 1:00 to 4:00), SF Rockposters, D King Gallery, Christopher Peterson, Ben Van Meter, Sal Dichiera / Amazing Adventures, Cliff Yamasaki, Hakes Americana, John Bellas, Eric King, Wayne Espinosa, Sherwood Donahue, Mike Dubois, Golden Road Gallery, Psychedelic Art Exchange, Dave Hunter Family, Richard Rodman, The Bill Graham Foundation, and David Byrd.
Doors open at 10am and the show runs until 6pm. From 10am–11am, admission during the first hour is $20 for non-TRPS members. Admission for TRPS members is $5, but your membership needs to be current. Bring your card at entrance or renew or join there! From 11am–3pm admission is $10 for non-TRPS members and $5 for TRPS members, and from 3pm-6pm, admission is FREE to all.
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.)
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!
Denver gallery Furthur Frames will host a show featuring art by AJ Masthay on September 3rd from 7pm – 10pm. AJ’s extensive work will be on framed display as well as loose prints for sale, including lots of past gems along with a new print edition available at the show.
AJ will be on hand for the show remarquing prints and chatting with fans. Rolling Smoke BBQ will be dishing out food this evening, in addition to libations and assorted beverages. With the final run of Phish’s summer upon us, this marks a great prelude to the weekend.
On May 16, Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre will host Formula 5, SOLARiS and a PhanArt show, from 6pm until 1am. This show features two rising bands from Upstate New York and an exhibition from artists AJ Masthay, Fred Sutter, Pinsanity Designs and The Shakedown Shop. Tickets are available now.
Also available at the PhanArt show will be a limited number of David Welker’s “Rutherford” the first in a series of prints from the upcoming The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition, with proceeds to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation. Tubes will be available for purchase at the show.
Copies of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish will be available for the first time since 2011, with a limited run of 50 books printed.
Garcia’s doors open for the PhanArt show at 6pm sharp with music starting at 830pm. Admission to the show is $10 and includes performances by Formula 5 and SOLARiS. The PhanArt show will run from 6-10pm while music will go until 1am. Garcia’s bar will be open throughout the show.
Formula 5, hailing from Albany and Lake George, NY, have recently released their first live album Live Five, Vol. 1, with Summer Tour dates across New York and New England. SOLARiS, a high energy jamtronica trio from Ithaca, NY will start the night out. The two bands perform for the first time at Garcia’s, a venue known for discovering emerging talent alongside established acts performing at The Capitol Theatre.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance through Ticketfly. Doors open promptly at 6pm for exclusive art from all artists on hand.
Brand new from Masthay Studiosthe official print for ScoMule, Gov’t Mule featuring John Scofield from February 20th at the beautiful Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. The show edition of 175 has already sold out, but worry not collectors and fans the Artist Edition of 50 will be available on Friday, February 27th!
Each 13 3/4″ x 23 Print is numbered and signed by the artist and produced on Canson Edition Antique White paper stock with a single deckled edge along the bottom.
Artist Edition Prints for $40 and special Variants for $75 will be available Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3pm EST. Don’t miss out on this gem – Set your calendars and order yours HERE!
On sale this Wednesday October 15th at 12pm EST are two fall posters from AJ Masthay.
The first is the official print for the Gov’t Mule Fall Tour 2014. A show edition of 400 and an artist edition of 50 were printed on Canson Edition Antique White paper with a single deckled edge along the bottom. Each print is signed & numbered by the artist. Please limit 2 prints per person. There are a very limited number of variants available and you can see images on AJ’s Facebook page.
AJ’s “Halloween VEGAS Viking Warrior”, for the Phish Las Vegas run October 31st-November 2nd. An 8-color linoleum block print in an edition of 100, these are printed on Canson Edition Antique White with a single deckled edge along the bottom. These prints are currently in production and below you can see the OG pastel & charcoal artwork. The prints will be very similar but more crisp, vibrant and intense. Variants will be available at a later date. Limit 2 per person.
Both prints cost $40 plus shipping and go on sale Wednesday, October 15th at 12pm EST. Please note – these prints (and any orders including these prints) will not ship until the first week of November.
This summer, HeadCount is teaming with Phish and artists to promote voter registration. All you have to do to get one of these limited edition postcards is sign a pledge on the back, then HeadCount will mail you the card in November to remind you of your commitment to vote. Jim Pollock explained to HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein in a new interview. “I kind of wanted to do the positives so they’re riding bikes; they’re not riding cars. But it’s still a race. It’s the red against the blue jerseys. I’m pretty up front about my political beliefs, but I like to see a good race. I’d like to see both parties thrive and to have more parity.”
Along with Pollock’s postcard are unique designs from David Welker, AJ Masthay, TRIPP, Gwen AP, Jamie Hunstsman and tattoo artist Luke Wessman. Each postcards will be part of a single run, and as a bonus, if you sign the pledge, you are automatically entered in a drawing for a free trip on Jam Cruise or one of Cloud 9’s other music destination trips!
Well, here we are. The Top 6 in the Best of PhanArt 2013. The art has simply continued to get better and better each year, just like the band. The mutual inspiration is pretty awesome to experience. A big thanks to Kelly, Chris, James, Chris and Taylor for their help in running PhanArt with me this past year, as well as their help at the art shows, without them I simply couldn’t keep up with the site. As far as art shows, you can expect at least one this year; more details to come once we get tour dates!
The Best of PhanArt list was compiled based on feedback received through the site, on tour, and through Facebook and Twitter. Fans were asked in the past month what was some of the best Phish related (non-official) art of 2013 and they responded. I took all suggestions into account and looked at the list and came up with the top 13, as well as the honorable mentions. Today we complete the Best of PhanArt 2013 and wrap things up with the top 6 pieces of original fan-made art from 2013. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 from yesterday.
Remember, the Phanart made in 2013 was amazing and the following is just someof the best.If you think something was overlooked, share what was missed below in the comments section below.
#6 Duke of Lizards by AJ Masthay
It’s tough to pick just one of AJ’s posters from 2013, but fans were pretty unanimous in selecting his SPAC triptych for the Best of PhanArt. Focusing on the Victorian aspect of the springs and baths in Saratoga, AJ brought the Lizards for a stroll through the mansions and halls of the historic town. AJ’s work has been a staple for Phish fans to gaze upon for years now, with many asking when he will do an official print. It’s a fair question, but AJ has been doing some incredible posters for Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band and multiple festivals around the country. As AJ’s intricate linoleum block printing method grows in popularity, I think we aren’t too far off from an official Phish print.
Ryan’s daily mandala’s are a treat, but this sun-mandala setting behind the Rocky Mountains and shining down on the crowd at Dick’s is a visual spectacle. Very much creating a three-dimensional image, the sunlight over the imposing mountains mimics Kuroda’s lights on the crowd at Dick’s, with fist-pump guy making a return appearance (he was in the bathroom during The Gorge). Full of detail and color, Kerrigan makes the Best of PhanArt once again, with fans calling this one out for the list months in advance.
#4 Fall Tour Puckheads from Branden Otto and Chatterbox
Designed with Chatterbox, Branden came up with possibly the most unique piece of art this year. Take the owl – clutching Fishman’s vacuum, with each feather on the wings representing one of Phish’s years from 1983-2013. Then, factor in the venues from Fall Tour – every one was, or currently is, home to an AHL or NHL team, making a hockey puck a perfect representation of the venues, as well as the band playing them. At $20, these pucks sold out quickly. Fast forward to MSG and official pucks were selling for $30 a piece, and not nearly as creative as Otto and Chatterbox’s. Pucking great work guys!
#3 “Fly Famous Mockingbird” / “Joy” by Isadora Bullock
What a year Isadora has had! These two prints were overwhelmingly the most popular that fans recommended for the Best of, so much that it was tough to pick one over the other, so both make the list. Isadora’s fine detail in her linoleum block printing, bursting colors and mesmerizing design are showing an artist not on the rise, but hitting a strong peak in her craft. Atlantic City’s poster has the Famous Mockingbird flying towards the Jersey shore, with the venue the center of the resonating waves of sound, while Hampton returns us to a church-like setting, because that’s exactly the feeling one would gain from visiting The Mothership; the stained-glass practically pops off the paper. With an art show in Asheville that runs through February (if you live anywhere close, make the trip and check out her growing gallery of great posters), things couldn’t be looking brighter for Isadora.
#2 Page Side Rage Side Underwear
You have to recognize a great idea when you see one. Page Side on the front (with a dead fish) and Rage side on the back – do these need to explanation? Hot sellers that blew up the site – PhanArt had more hits in the first two days these were on sale than any other item in such a span of time – these boy shorts went fast, as every guy on Phish tour picked them up for his girl, because why not? And Orange and Blue colors? Wise color choices indeed.
And the #1 piece of PhanArt, the Best of 2013 is…….
Yeah bitch! As if this was a surprise. Clearly the hottest piece of art this year was going to have some pop culture tie-in, as everyone and their brother was fawning over the final season of Breaking Bad. Combine “It’s Ice” and that ‘other’ Ice, throw in some Fishman donuts and the result was a nonstop barrage of “How soon can you print more shirts?”, as one printing sold out after another. The folks at Dogmatagram Designs had a hit and once the sticker became a sought after quick seller, shirts soon followed, and inevitably, a pin. Phish fans love a good pop culture connection to the band and this was one of the best in recent memory. As long as Breaking Bad is a legendary TV show, the Heisenberg/It’s Ice design will live on. Say you want this!
Here is AJ Masthay’s preliminary sketch for this year’s New Year run at Madison Square Garden titled “I Don’t Want a Goldfish”. This print will be an impressive 11 colors in an edition of only 150 with a limited number of variants. While this is the bands 30th anniversary, this new years is AJ’s 20th anniversary following the band! (His first show was 12/29/93 in New Haven, CT). For this print, he really attempted to capture the joy, chaos, and excitement that we’re all addicted to.
This amazing print is will be available Wednesday, December 18th at 12 noon EST. This print is $40, with a 2 print limit and $8.50 for shipping. Buy this print here!
Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art ExhibitionAnnounces Final Lineup for the Saturday July 6th show at the Saratoga Hilton, featuring the best Phish inspired art, including limited edition art made specifically for the show. Developed and produced by a group of artists and fans known as the Mothership Art Collective, the art show will be held in the middle of a weekend of Phish, who play just down the road at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, July 5th-7th. Admission is Free.
The lineup of artists slated to exhibit at “Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition,” represent some of the best artists in the community. Longtime artists AJ Masthay, TRiPP, John Warner, Ryan Kerrigan, Branden Otto, Edward Wilson, Bruce Horan, Lauren Domsky and Isadora Bullock have been a part of Mothership Art Collective Art shows in the past and each have a large portfolio of concert art across a wide range of musical acts. Erin Cadigan, an artist from Woodstock, NY will be featuring her art, posters as well as her clothing line THREE. Joining the show for the first time is Nate Duval, an official poster artist who has an extensive history of creating unique posters for a number of musical acts. David Calarco, author of Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts: An Anthology by a Fan for the Fans will have copies of his book for sale at the show.
First timers include Bill Pompeii of Pompeii Prints, maker of posters, shirts and various pins that have gained acclaim among Phish fans, and Troy, NY artist Drew Suto, who as Senior Artist for Surrender to the Flow, designs the cover art for the Phish fan magazine handed out for free on lot at every show.
Pin makers and artists of the ever growing pin collector/trader community include Matthew Jurcic of 10 Minute Tube Designs, Jack Firestone of Party Time Pins and Adrian Sharpe of stuPINdous Creations. In addition to these pin makers will be Noah Phence of Zenster, Anthony Leetz of Ant Pharms Pins, Monk Cav and Tanner Council of MYFE. Designs, and Sam Sutton of PerPINdicular Pins who will feature their ever popular pin series and designs.
Non-profits included in “Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition”, are The Mockingbird Foundation, which has given grants for music education totaling more than $700,000 over the past 15 years; Screens ‘n’ Suds, which combines craft beers and art to benefit the National MS Society and charities in Richmond, VA and Chicago, IL, raising over $75,000 since 2009; and PhanArt, a book and website created as a way to showcase the art made by Phish fans, raising money for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations from artists and fans, totaling over $10,000 since 2009.
Rock Art exhibitions have been held since 2003 with great success, as unique posters are made for Phish shows during the poster show weekend, making for a must-attend event during Phish tour, featuring some of the most unique concert art being produced today. ‘Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition” is the first event for 2013 produced by the Mothership Art Collective, a group within the Phish community comprised of artists and organizations who promote the art inspired by the band Phish.
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. The creative fan base of Phish makes for amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play. The Collective will work hard to bring a show to the Phish touring public each year.
In keeping with the great tradition and success of past poster shows, “Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition” will offer freeentry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Charitable donations from the event will be made to The Mockingbird Foundation, as well as a wide array of artists featuring posters to fit any budget. More artists will be announced in mid-June, as well as special edition works only available at the show, which will be available for viewing shortly thereafter at www.mothershipartcollective.org