PhanArt is proud to announce three PhanArt shows this summer, held in Chicago, San Francisco and Burlington.
The first show will be held on June 25th brings PhanArt to Wrigleyville and The Cubby Bear for PhanArt in Harry’s Hood. Located right across the street from Wrigley Field, this show will be held on the second day of Phish’s two-night run at Wrigley.
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.
Finally, PhanArt will head to Burlington on July 30th for a show at Metronome, above the famed Nectar’s. More details of this show will be announced in coming weeks.
Artists and vendors interested in taking part in any of these PhanArt shows can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PhanArt Presents has announced the final lineup of artists for “In All Good Company”, the largest ever exhibition of Grateful Dead art and artists celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead inspired art and featuring an extensive range of artists who draw inspiration from the music of the Grateful Dead.
The art exhibition will be held July 3, 4 and 5 from 12pm–6pm daily at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, located near Grant Park. This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held during the final performances of the ‘core four’ of the Grateful Dead during ‘Fare Thee Well’ at Soldier Field.
The lineup of confirmed artists who will have art on display throughout the weekend include those who have been a part of the Grateful Dead art scene since the band’s beginnings as well as poster and pin artists who have risen to prominence in recent decades.
Poster artists include John Warner, Phil Kutno, Richard Biffle, TRiPP, Good Thoughts Printing, Jeff Troldahl, Not Fade Away Artworks, Jim Pollock, Michael Boyer, Mark Serlo, The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, all of whom will have a variety of prints available from across the portfolio of the Grateful Dead’s history.
Pin makers on hand at “In All Good Company” include Kingpin Designs, Dr. Wookles, Pin Me Down, Andrew Bryant, Pinsanity Designs Zenster and Dave Bangert, each of which will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Fare Thee Well shows.
Clothing makers Uncle John’s Outfitters, Erin Cadigan, Get Shit Done, Heady Teddy’s Outfitters, Grateful Girls Scarves, Eden’s Rose Foundation, Lot Life, S.A.W. Creations, Vintage Dead and The Shakedown Shop will have a variety of clothing styles and hats and accessories, perfect for fans of all ages.
Photography exhibits by Dead Images from Robbi Cohn and Scott Harris Photo highlight and connect eras of the Grateful Dead with prints for sale.
Tye-Dye artist Courtenay Pollock, who crafted the tye-dye backdrops used by the Grateful Dead during their career will have the original articles on sale. Rhoney Stanley will be on hand to meet fans and sell copies of her book “Owsley and Me: My LSD Family.”
Exhibitors with a variety of art include Mountain Family Glass, Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop, Morning Dew Tye-Dyes, Easy Wind Family Creations, Amigos and Us, and Art by Acorn.
PhanArt is thrilled to be partnering with Summer Camp Music Festival to host a MAKE A DIFFERENCE Drive in support of a local Non-Profit Organization as well as The Mockingbird Foundation! Those that join us in supporting these organizations during each of our three days in Chicago will be entered into a daily raffle, with drawings for prizes including a printed canvas by ReverbSoul and other incredible art, Summer Camp 2016 tickets, and more TBA! Additionally, Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop will give everyone that helps us MAKE A DIFFERENCE through the weekend an entry in their LIVE Raffle on Sunday, July 5 for a ticket to that night’s final ‘Fare Thee Well’ Grateful Dead show at Soldier Field. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event to get updates on how to participate.
Musical performances during the weekend feature Chicago bands Jack Straw and Under the Willow, as well as a daily playlist curated by Blank Space Media. Jack Straw brings forth a richly diverse array of music, mixing together songs by the likes of Phish, the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers, Old and in the Way, as well as original songs. Under the Willow blend socially conscious lyrics with intricate compositions to evoke a unique brand of songwriting that borrows from bluegrass and folk music. A Playlist Presented by Blank Space Arts will set the tone for each day while complimenting each day’s musical performance, providing an audio component to accompany the visual aspects of the art show.
In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, In All Good Company will offer freeentry to all patrons and 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.
“In All Good Company” is sponsored by John Warner Studios, NYS Music, Summer Camp Music Festival, The Body Sound Chair, Scents and Subtle Sounds, Cash or Trade and Band Shirt Archive.
In All Good Company, an art show celebrating 50 years of Grateful art will be held at Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, IL on July 3, 4 & 5, 2015. Presented by PhanArt, this extensive art show will feature artists from across the history of the Grateful Dead, exhibiting and selling a wide variety of art and memorabilia.
This one of a kind art show will be held on each day of “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead”, held at Chicago’s Soldier Field July 3-5, 2015, reuniting the ‘Core Four’ of the Grateful Dead alongside Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti.
The lineup for In All Good Company will be announced in the spring.
2014 marked an incredible year for PhanArt. Not only were incredibly successful PhanArt shows held in Chicago, Las Vegas and in Miami on January 2, the website and logo were redesigned and plans are in place for a greater 2015 with more PhanArt shows amid a growing brand. Great thanks go to Kyle, Alex and Nate for their contributions towards the redesign this past year, Kelley for handling things on a day to day basis and Chris P, Jim, Chris S and Taylor for helping out on the site and at shows. This site could not be possible without you.
Once again, through donations of artists and fans alike, PhanArt raised nearly $4,000 to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, bringing the total raised since 2009 to nearly $19,000 with a couple of fundraisers to come that will push the total well past the $20,000 mark.
Below are some of the best Phish inspired phan art of 2014. Included are honorable mentions plus the top 14 of 2014, with links to buy where items are not sold out.
This list was compiled based on feedback received through the site, on tour, and through Facebook and Twitter. Fans were asked in the past month for some of the best Phish related (non-official) art of 2014 and they responded. I took all suggestions into account and looked at the list and came up with the top 14, as well as honorable mentions.
Remember, the Phanart made in 2014 was amazing and the following is just some of the best. If you think something was overlooked, share what was missed below in the comments section below. Make sure to support these artists and continue the great tradition of the PhanArt community that continues to grow each year.
Oh, and there will be a PhanArt show in Chicago on July 5th, a change from past shows as this show will highlight and feature Grateful Dead inspired art from artists across the 50 years of the Grateful Dead. More details to come soon.
Philly ‘Boy Mann God Shit’ Poster (artist unknown)
Paul and Silas shirts by Brian Kirk
The Top 14 of 2014
#14 Southern Run/SoCo shirt by Lane Phlexner and Mark Reynolds
This shirt was seen at the 8 southern shows on Phish’s Summer Tour. Combining the famous southern liqour and tour dates made this a quick seller, one that was requested by many fans during and after tour. This is one of those tour shirts that you’ll see for years and think ‘Damn, I wish I picked that one up back then.’
Take the Batman slapping Robin meme and add in a contradiction between fan bases and you have a hilarious sticker. Add Trey to the ‘Core Four’ and this sticker has a second wind of smart hilarity, although not all will get the ‘Your Trip is Short’ reference. Either way, this sticker is a trip. Order one by emailing email@example.com
#10 Jon Rose’s Dick’s Print
This poster is thick with ink and was last seen dancing to “Dick’s Simple” near the soundboard. That’s how strong a poster this is – Jon Rose once again made an incredible poster to commemorate the fourth year of Phish at Dick’s.
#9 Ariane Davis Seven Below
A wonderfully inventive snowflake pin with great symmetry to represent the theme of “Seven Below”.
#8 Isadora Bullock SPAC Fuego
Isadora continues a great run over the past few years with the SPAC Fuego, a vibrant and eye-catching linocut that was in high demand, leading to shirts being printed in the fall with the now iconic design. The edition of 150 sold out this summer amid great demand.
#7 Wookles Shooter/Weapons pin sets
Smart art means getting creative and these are some of the smartest art of 2014. Six-shooters (LE 150 each) with bullet-specific-designs under the bullet holes, combined with bullets (LE 100 each) that contain a theme (band member nicknames, animals, etc…) make the bullet/shooters by Wookles a winner. But Wookles went a step further with his weapons sets (LE 150 each), adding relative weaponry to accompany various songs or onamonapia to create complimentary sets of pins that were immediate hits.
#6 Otto SPAC
Otto had a pretty good year among his various artistic endeavors, seen here, and among them is his SPAC print. This gorgeous poster features an equally gorgeous girl dancing and looking up the to heavens, draped in the red white and blue. This frame job captures the beauty of the print and the weekend all at once.
#5 Jay Rizzi/Cat Zachar Orange Beach 2014
This poster caught my eye leaving Orange Beach on August 1 for multiple reasons – the detail, the waves and the ink/paper combo. Details are worked subtly in throughout the entire print, all the way down the curls of the waves. Using a combination of water color, pen, ink and digital media and printed on metallic linen paper for an illustrious yet surprisingly thin combination that was snapped up by a lucky few in an edition of only 42. Rizzi’s Fall Tour prints were quite the detailed hit as well.
#4 Sam Sutton/Dave Bangert “JEMP Truck” slider pin
Created based on one of the final and lasting memories of 2013, Sam Sutton takes the JEMP truck, incorporates the band’s setup in the middle of MSG on 12/31/13 and added in sliders that allow the band to rise up from inside the truck, much like the stage itself rose up once the truck’s roof was blown off. Fun fact – this edition of 100 sold out in 28 seconds.
#3 Jiggs “Martian Monster” shirt
Jiggs has come up with a few vintage poster and shirt designs for the Halloween shows and ‘You’re About to Blast Off’ is one of the best. Jiggs explains how he came up with the design: “It all started when I was pretending to work for the Phish Bill and I created the “They Attack”/Hitchcock mock up. The rest of the ideas just flowed from “What if these Phish songs were advertised as their own movies?” And with that, you have Jiggs’ “Martian Monster”, “They Attack”, “Your Pet Cat” and “The Dogs” available now.
#2 Andrew Bryant and Josh Lang “Knife in Lights” pin
This pin collaboration from Andrew Bryant (Band in Lights) and Josh Lang (Pin Me Down) mixes Bryant’s ‘Band in Lights’ design along with a three dimensional aspect of lights that swing out from an interior shell ala a Swiss Army knife. Quality and an inventive approach that matches well with the design.
#1 Brian Bojo – Phifty-Two Weeks
Top honors this year go to Brian Bojo for his year long effort to create 52 unique pieces of Phan Art. The 52 pieces make one broader piece of art, combining mediums and time, leading to a broad expression of the influence of Phish’s music and community. Bojo has created a lasting art series with Phifty-Two Weeks. A gallery of some of his 52 weeks can be seen below with the rest visible at phiftytwoweeks.com.
Congrats to Brian and all the Best of PhanArt 2014!
With the announcement of ‘Fare Thee Well’ and an old school mail order period that resulted in thousands to ticket requests sent in the old-fashioned way, a style of art that has thus far disappeared with the advent of online ticket lotteries has made a resurgence, if only for a brief time.
Grateful Dead fans have made their mail order request envelopes unique in the past and fans both new and old took great efforts to make art out of their envelopes. With the advent of social media, fans can share these before they head off to be fulfilled (fingers crossed) and the envelopes (hopefully) used as part of a future exhibit to showcase the love for the music of the Grateful Dead.
Chicago, we’re coming back this summer, take note! Phriends, heed the call with “Skylines”, Isadora Bullock’s new Limited Edition Print marking PHISH’s triumphant return to Chicago on July 18 – 20, 2014. This is a 3 color linocut print, measuring 15″ x 21.5″. Always taking it a step beyond, she’s added a second layer, her first symmetrical double fade! You can actually see the phish taking over the entire city, from the streets to the skyline. If you don’t already know her work, you should. Only 125 of these were made. This print is a great one to start or expand your collection with. Get Yours Today!
Now available for only $35 plus shipping. Prints start shipping in July.
The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, featuring a wide variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish, will be held on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 12pm-5pm at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL located near Grant Park. This one of a kind art show, presented by The Mothership Art Collective and created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the final day of Phish’s three night stand at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago is sponsored by Poster Scene, Philly Philms, The Barn Presents, Freedom Flask, and The Helping Friendly Podcast.
The final lineup announced for the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago represents a wide array of artists from among the Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, Isadora Bullock, Michael Boyer, Ryan Jerzy and Jeff Nesbit are all familiar names with fans from past shows. Each will have a large portfolio of current and past concert poster art to exhibit from a wide range of musical acts.
Phil Kutno, best known for his expressive oil, pencil and lithographs of American music icons will have his work on display. Screenprint artist Paul Bohensky brings a unique styles of posters to the PhanArt show for the first time, while Melissa Goldenberg’s line of Phish inspired jewelry, clothing and accessories will surely find an audience. Graphic Translations Tees and Fred Sutter will each have a wide array of t-shirt designs normally found on lot.
Pin makers and designers Adam Davidoff of Phishcoins, Noah Phence, Terra-Pins, Adrian Sharpe of StuPINdous Creations, Pin me Down, PerPINdicular Pins, Andrew Bryant, Dr. Wookles, Pins by CZ, and Party Time Pins will feature ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Chicago shows and Summer Tour 2014.
Non-profits include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $700,000 over the past 15 years; Screens ‘n’ Suds, whose mission to spread the appreciation of craft beer and screen printed art has raised over $115,000 for the National MS Society and other charities, 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 $15,000 since 2009.
For the first time at a PhanArt Exhibition, acurated playlist from Wyllys, specific for the show, will set the tone for the day, providing an audio component to accompany the visual aspects of the art show. Wyllys has proved himself on an international level as a DJ and band leader with dates in Jamaica, Amsterdam, British Colombia, and the Mayan Riviera as well as some of the biggest festivals in the US such as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Mountain Jam. Of late the prolific DJ has scaled back touring to work on original material in the studio but still manages to make regular stops at Brooklyn Bowl and Tonic Room in Chicago. This playlist highlights some of his favorite funk and new disco tracks as well as some new genres like Future Hop.
Phish Art shows have been held since 2003 with great success. Unique posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, a must-attend event during Phish tour. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: TheArtoftheFansofPhish, and presented by The Mothership Art Collective, a group comprised of artists and organizations who promote the art inspired by the eclectic band Phish, the art exhibition represents a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. 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, the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, will offer freeentry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. More artists will be announced in late-June, as well as special edition works only available at the show, which will be available for viewing on PhanArt.net.
Ryan Kerrigan has released his Summer Tour 2014 and he has 7 posters, 5 pins and 1 sticker available. See below for all the great art and options to pick up his art, including tour subscriptions!
2014 KERRIGAN SUMMER TOUR STICKER
4″ X 4″ all weather sticker, $3 each, three for $5, or ten for $10
2014 KERRIGAN HAPPY FISH PINS
Each in editions of 100, these pins are $15 shipped, or any two for $25, or get a set of five matching-numbered pins for $55. The 2014 series consists of pins for SPAC, Philly, Randalls, Chicago, and Commerce City.
2014 KERRIGAN TOUR POSTERS
SPAC, Philly, Randall’s Island, Chicago and Alabama (Alpharetta and Commerce City coming soon)
18.25″ x 12.5″, editions of 100, $20 each shipped
Pick up any three for $50 shipped. Mix or match with the other three 2014 tour prints already completed.
Grab a TOUR SUBSCRIPTION! For $100 you get the five prints released already, plus the next two prints and all 7 of your prints will have matching numbers (feel free to request your favorite number) Your first three prints ship immediately.
From Quinn’s Pins comes a Ck5 cologne originally drawn by Nathan Quinn. Featuring nine different glitter colors, as well as glow in the dark “CK5′ and Lawn Boy lyrics ‘I Can Smell The Colors’ that tie this beauty together nicely, the pin measures 1.25”, is double posted in an open edition with 100 made in the first run
Headed down to New Orleans!? This guy is. Jesus left Chicago pin measures 1.25″ and double posts in a LE of 100, numbered on the back. There are a limited amount of these on the site as the rest are going to Jazz Fest!
We are very pleased to announce that the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago will be held on July 20th at the Congress Plaza Hotel, a short walking distance from Northerly Island, where Phish will be playing their final show of a three-night stand.
Like previous art shows, admission to the show is free and will feature a wide array of poster and pin artists, unique and limited edition art made specifically for the Phish shows in Chicago, and gives fans a chance to support artists and vendors who otherwise have no place to vend (due to a strict no-vending policy at Northerly Island).
The most recent PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Atlantic City had nearly 30 artists, including Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, Erin Cadigan, Bruce Horan, stuPINdous Creations, Pompeii Prints, Setlist Tees and many more. An initial artist announcement will be made in early May. Artists interested in exhibiting should contact Pete (phanart at gmail) for more information.
Congress Plaza Hotel is located on South Michigan Ave, across from Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park and within a short walking distance of Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, Museum Campus and a great deal of dining and shopping options. Many hotels are located near Congress Plaza Hotel, making the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, a short walk for most fans. Opened in 1893, Congress Plaza Hotel first welcomed visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and will continue to welcome a new throng of guests on July 20th when Phish fans descend on the historic location for a day of celebrating art.
Fans will find parking close to the Congress Plaza Hotel, as well as bus stops and rail stops only a few blocks away. It is a short walk for fans to the venue, just a little over 1 mile from Congress Plaza Hotel to the gates of Northerly Island. The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition marks the closest location possible to Northerly Island and will serve as a great spot to pick up Phish-inspired art, meet up with fans and get to know the artists who have been part of the Phish Art Community for many years.
Congress Plaza Hotel will also have food and drink available to fans, with their restaurant The Gazebo open for breakfast from 630 am to 1030 am and for lunch from 1030 am to 10 pm. Congress Lounge will be open from 3 pm-10 pm for anyone looking to have a drink and relax before heading over to Northerly Island for the show.