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PhanArt’s Best of 2012

Well, 2012 was an incredible year for PhanArt, with more art than ever before, plus the addition of five staff members to the site – Taylor, Kelley, Chris, Jim and Chris. Fans have been submitting more and more art to PhanArt for sharing on the site, which led to a record number of posts as well as a record amount of money raised for The Mockingbird Foundation – over $3700!

What was popular this year? Well, shirts and posters as usual, but anything that had that Cheerio/Henrietta design took top honors for the most common piece of phanart. It seemed that every bit of clothing and all sorts of art were seeing this design, any why not? It’s iconic, only Phish fans know what it is, making it a silent calling card for other fans whether at a show or in real life. There was at least one wedding party with Fishman ties for the groomsmen!

Then of course, there are pins, which has basically become a flooded market. Everyone is making them, few are buying and many are trading for them. Some of them are truly amazing and we are likely only a few days away from the first ‘Golf Ball’ themed pin of 2013. There are a reported 1700-1800 pins total made already, according to Fred Hosman, who would know, because he collected pretty much every single one up to date. That number of pins is more than the number of individual pieces of art in PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish

So, here we are with more art being made, Phish being at the top of their game and the 30th anniversary likely to shed a great deal of art, especially if there are more shows than the last two years. Without further rambling, I present the Best of PhanArt, 2012 edition. This list of 12 was compiled with input from fans on the website, Facebook, Twitter, as well as reported sales from artists and feedback on lot. Some of these pieces of art are still available for sale, while some sold out a long time ago. Click the links to see what you can still get and support the Phish Art Community! Remember, the Phanart made in 2012 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.

Honorable Mentions

 Otto NYE print

AJ Masthay Kansas City

TRiPP NYE

Tim Ripley Colorado

Michael Ortiz San Francisco/Colorado/NYC series

Ceramic Pheesh from Matt Pace

And now for the Best PhanArt of 2012…

12. My Other Vehicle is a Second Set Tweezer

A simple Tweet led to an incredibly popular sticker, so much so that it was sold in bulk to a few fans during Summer Tour. Andy Cary’s wit led to a sticker that was begged for at shows, Jiggs’ design made it the perfect bumper sticker for a car, and led to some nice donations for The Mockingbird Foundation, as Andy deferred any profit to them. In keeping with that, all sales of this sticker through the month of January will go to The Mockingbird Foundation, after shipping and handling.

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11. Split Open and Melt pin

You couldn’t make a more literal pin, but Jeff from My Phavorite Things did, and succeeded. It doesn’t look like there are any pins left for sale, but if you can get one, this is a well through out and produced pin.

First up is the SOAM Phan pin made by myphavoritethings.com DEF one of the best pins of the year.

10. Kerrigan summer print 

The return of the Happy Fish in one incredible print! Ryan Kerrigan continues to create incredible Phish posters for each show and tour, and this one stood out as one of the best of the Summer!

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9. Life is Hood shirt

Life is Good < Life is Hood. Brian Kushner of PhanBadge made a great shirt with a familiar guitar sticking out, and the response was incredible. Many shirts were out of stock by the time SPAC rolled around. Brian graciously donated a few shirts to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, all of which were snapped up quickly. The crossover aspect is huge with this shirt, since you can wear it to a show or just in daily life, getting more than a few heads to turn when they notice the slight difference in this now classic shirt.

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8. Party Time/Playboy shirts 

Seen on the lots of Bader Field in June, this is a great shirt, hands down. The Playboy brand has an aura of epic parties in the grotto, and ‘Party Time’ is the perfect way to to tie the two together. This shirt was only seen briefly on tour, so we have no purchasing info, so if you know who made this shirt, contact PhanArt (at) gmail and we will do our best to have it up on the site. Again, great shirt to the creators!

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7. Otto summer leg 2 

Branden Otto has been making posters since 2010 and in 2012, he found his groove, creating incredible work from start to finish. Fans sold out one edition, leading to a second variant being produced. Stacking the vehicles, adding in tour dates and some subtle Phish references, as well as great creativity and color schemes showed that Otto is moving on up among his fellow artists.

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6. Jam Jars

The “Jam Jar” series by Tweezburger creator Jon Weber and Cactus Bomb Designs doesn’t just look great on bread, all 6 jump out as genius spins on different jams Phish has done over the years. Funny, small and a set = classic Phish pins.

Then you have the Jam Jar series by tweezeburger creator Jon Weber Aka Cactus Bomb Designs.  www.cactusbombdesigns.com

5. Summer Tour Pac-Man shirts

These were seen through much of Summer Tour, although the creators never got in touch with us to get on the site. Based on the number of fans wearing them, it’s likely they sold well on tour, if not sold out. Using the one and two-stops on tour as general pellets to eat, and the four 3-day runs the Power pellets is just smart designing. This was well thought out and a great design. It would even be higher on the list, but black isn’t a great color shirt for the summer. But being in the top half of the Best of 2012 isn’t too shabby. Big ups to the four levels at the bottom, one for each tour to date in the 3.0 era.

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4. TRiPP Atlantic City triptych 

Try saying THAT five times fast. This set has been sought after by fans and sold quickly, making for yet another classic TRiPP trio of prints that connect to form gorgeous imagery.

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3. Jiggs Oklahoma City Zoo

Jiggs has branched out from his earlier designs and t-shirts and delved into some great posters in the past year, starting with NYE 2011 and going through 2012 with Bader Field, OKC Zoo and Dick’s prints. This one stands out among them all, capturing the song that would cap off the band’s first show in Oklahoma, in a most unique fashion.

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2. Ties from stuPINdous Creations

Never in a million years did I think that Phish-themed ties would be a thing, let alone a well produced thing. Well, Adrian from stuPINdous Creations proved that one wrong, a few times over. First there was the Henrietta tie, then the Cactus and Big Red ties (seen below) and most recently, a Henrietta Bow Tie. Many of these ties sold out quickly, especially the Henrietta tie. These ties are stylish, they are great for work or play and speaking from experience, get compliments nearly every time. That’s a great tie – when they don’t realize there’s a Phish theme to it, but you do. Adrian, nice work on these. Can’t wait to see the Page tie! Here’s to hoping it involves sandwiches!

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And the best of PhanArt 2012 is…….

1. Ben Whitesell’s NYE

The intricate detail of this limited edition print from Ben Whitesell and the overwhelming response from Phish fans made this a runaway #1 choice for 2012. Ben has made great prints in the past and this one is the culmination of his growing skills in making great posters. Examine the way in which Ben detailed Trey’s guitar, going deeper with a mechanical angle and creating one of the best posters of 2012. Ben, here’s to hoping you can keep making art of this caliber in 2013!

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So, did we miss something? Was there some art that should have made the list? If so, tell us what you think we missed in the comments below. Art is all around us on Phish tour and this is just a small slice of the great art out there this past year. With greater input from fans taken into greater account this year, we feel this is a great representation of the Best PhanArt of 2012. If this past year is any hint, 2013 will be even better.

– PhanArt Pete and the PhanArt Crew

Donations from artists, late summer 2012

Great thanks and appreciation goes to the following artists who were featured on PhanArt over August and September! Their incredible generosity and efforts to spread the art and donation to The Mockingbird Foundation in the process will help to promote music education throughout the country.

Party Time and Homer Tucking shirts from Knuckleheads – $14

Starlight Theater Poster from Osso Inc – 3 Posters, 2 drawings and 2 postcards

Watkins Glen and SPAC posters from Jeff LucasSPAC poster

San Francisco poster from Steve Conroy 10 posters!

Justin Olson’s three posters from Summer Tour 2012 – 6 posters (2 Portsmouth, 2 Atlantic City, 2 Summer Tour)

Halley’s Comet pin by Eric Weber – $15

Wanna Tuck? drink coozies – $10

Tim Ripley’s Dick’s PosterOne poster

Branden Otto Summer Tour Leg7 Posters (Atlantic City, Portsmouth, Alpine Valley, Jones Beach, All Good Music Festival, 2 Summer Tour Leg 2 – one green, one purple) 

Michael Ortiz of Like Minded Productions – 3 Posters (1 San Francisco, 2 Commerce City)

Ray John 2012Shirt, pin and 6 stickers

LALFA (Laugh and Laughing Fall Apart) shirts from Lara Watson – $25

Adrian from stuPINdous Creations2 Cactus ties and 2 Trey-fret ties – 1 set sold for $70, 1 set still available!

Total: $134 and 33 posters, four ties, 1 shirt and 6 stickers raised for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations made by artists via sales on PhanArt.net and at Phish shows. Please continue to support these generous artists!

If you would like to purchase any of the items donated, please contact Pete at phanart (at) gmail.com

Back on the Train by Michael Ortiz

“Back on the Train” by Michael Ortiz of Like Minded Productions is released in conjunction with the Phish shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City Colorado. The poster is a follow up to the last two posters Michael Ortiz designed in conjunction with the band. The posters are a great combination of Colorado landscape and the band. The limited edition series of posters are numbered out of 80 and are giclee prints done on 210 gram Textured fine art paper measuring 17″ x 22″. Each print has deckled edges and are signed and numbered by Michael Ortiz. Prints are available at $30.00

PhanArt’s Best of 2011

Looking back on the past year and all the art that was seen on lot, online, on Etsy, Facebook, Expressobeans and PhanArt, it has been great to see the Phish art community expanding as Phish continues to tour.  Fans are finding the art inspired by Phish to not only help them get from show to show, but to also make it through the tough economic times in the country today. Fans are industrious to say the least while at the same time creative and seek to help each other out, something that Phish fans do unlike fans of any other band out there. Relatedly, the products that were once more difficult to make are now done with ease. In the past (1.0 and 2.0) it took talent and ability to design phanart, then you had to find a company to make the art (pre-internet) and then sell them, making a small profit with luck so that we could get to the next show.

Now, fans can make pins, the most popular form of phanart, and also a mildly profitable venture when done right. There are designs pouring out of the woodworks, with multiple pins DAILY put up for sale. They aren’t shirts (where it takes a design and a screenprinter) and this isn’t posters (where it takes a great amount of money and significant talent to make a sought after piece of art); this is pins – small, simple pieces of art that DO take time to create but are very easily created when compared to shirts or posters or any other version of art.

This year, the Best of 2011 was selected from fan reactions to art on tour, requests for art online, popular posts on Facebook and PhanArt.net, creativity put into the work, as well as fan and artist input in recent weeks on their favorite pieces of art. There were so many to choose from, we have some honorable mentions and an official 11 for 2011! Simply put: all PhanArt made in the last year has been amazing, and the following is some of the best. If you don’t agree, share what was missed below in the comments section

Honorable Mentions

Sand Spinner Pin from 10 Minute Tube Designs

Kerrigan fishes from Ryan Kerrigan and Flippin Out Productions

Rage Side shirts

Read Icculus stickers

 The Top 11 from 2011

#11. JDub Allstars SuperBall IX Shirts

JDub Allstars can be found at virtually every Phish show selling an extensive selection of shirts, hats and other designs. These shirts covered the bases for all nine of Phish’s festivals and highlighted an image corresponding to each of the previous festivals. Pick up one of the limited selection of sizes left at Doctor Fluff Tees.

#10. Jennifer Kahn’s NYE MSG token pendant Jennifer has been making some great unique, handcrafted art for a couple years now and this year’s NYE pendant showed her creativity and design skills, incorporating ‘Occupy MSG’ and the dates into a very stylish piece of jewelry. Jennifer has a couple left in her Etsy Store, 5 Silver and 2 Brass.

#9. Bug pin created by Ryan Kerrigan and Noah Phence – There have been dozens, if not over 100 pins made this year from various artists, but one of the most creative was done by tour vet and lot artist Noah Phence. Bug + butterfly + lyrics on the wings = a big seller and #9 on the list. Pick one up at zenster.net

#8. Jiggs’ MFMF shirt – Combining Iron Maiden and Phish is no easy task but Jiggs took the idea to fruition and resulted in a quickly sold out shirt.

#7. Bruce Horan’s UIC poster and shirt  Playing off NICU and UIC with a bit of visual imagery tests the eyes with Bruce Horan’s poster and shirt design from UIC this summer. Bruce has three shirts and a few posters left on his site 

#6. Angry Birds of a Feather shirt by Phil Hoffman These shirts were a hit on PT then made their way to UIC where Phil agreed to put these on the site. The Angry Birds of a Feather shirt combines two things that made for a great shirt design – an easily recognizable original image and an immediate reference to Phish that only Phish fans would get. The birds have the dates of the three UIC shows inside them as well. Phil has only a couple left

#5. Lego Big Red Pin by Jeff Crookes – First the lego of Big Red and a few others debuted to great applause and then the pins came and went in a flash.

#4. AJ Masthay’s MSG Rapture AJ continues as one of the preeminent Phish poster artists and has made official prints for both Umphrey’s McGee and Widespread Panic as well as great prints for select shows for Phish each tour. This quadtych catches the panic of 2012 arriving set inside midtown Manhattan with the Garden taking center stage, as it should. This print sold out shortly after release, as many of AJ’s classic posters do.

#3. TRiPP’s Tahoe set of prints TRiPP had alot of prints to choose from this year, including MSG, Gorge, Merriweather and practically every show since Bethel, but the Tahoe prints stand out for their vibrancy and design, complete with a fish bubbling at the bottom of the sold out prints.

#2. Kuroda Light Rig shirts from Jonathan Lamb The most creative hand drawn shirt design of the year, Jon Lamb’s ‘Kuroda Light Rig’ shirts. Vibrant in detail and capturing the 5th member of the band, Lamb’s shirt bounces off three different color shirts and draws you into the light.

and the #1 piece of Fan made Phish Art for 2011 is………………….

#1. Michael Ortiz’s UIC Poster “Da Blue Line”

Ortiz’s ‘Da Blue Line’ sold out in less than an hour at Da Mock Show at UIC on 8/16/11 and makes the list at #1. Capturing a classic Chicago image with the EL train blue line covered in the iconic cheerio design and headed straight to UIC, Ortiz’s print is no less than 5 colors and a giclee print on 220 gram fine art paper. The only remaining prints after UIC are his are Artist Proof prints which can be picked up by contacting Michael at ortiz (at) likemindedproductions.net and check out more great art by Ortiz on his site www.michaelortizart.com

 

Da Mock Show: A free poster show on 8/16 near UIC

Da Mock Show wil be held Tuesday, August 16 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL

Da Mock Show is a FREE public art exhibition featuring:

Dan Grzeca

Bruce Horan

Fred Hosman (Hosco Press)

Ryan Jerzy

Ryan Kerrigan

Jonathan Lamb (Like Minded Productions)

AJ Masthay (Masthay Studios)

Ian Millard

Mike Ortiz (Like Minded Productions)

Jim Pollock (Pollock Prints)

Tim Ripley

Nate Duval

Tripp

Jay Ryan (The Bird Machine)

Steve Walters (Screwball Press)

David Welker

Drew Findley (Subject Matter Studio)

Justin Helton (Status Serigraph)

David Welker

More Artists TBA

Da Mock Show is located just 522 feet from da UIC Pavilion!!!!!!

You may proceed north on foot using either Racine Avenue or Morgan Street across da Eisenhower Expressway / Congress Parkway. Turn right at W. Van Buren Street and Turn Right again at Peoria Street.

You may also cross the pedestrain bridge at da CTA Blue Line UIC-Halsted station along Peoria Street and proceed directly to da show.

2nd Annual Heady Holiday Shopping Guide!

 

Last year we presented our first annual Heady Holiday Gift Guide. This year we add to this guide with an enormous amount of contributors and artists who have a wide range of gift ideas for you and your friends and family. Enjoy and share this site, you wont find these deals anywhere else, not even on Phish lot!

$1-10 range

cheerios pin

That unique design we all find familiar from a certain drummer is available in button form for only $3.20. You can order these by going to www.zazzle.com/katmama88

From Noah Phence, aka Zenster, a variety of pins from his impressive and incredibly detailed collection. You probably saw him on lot this summer, as he rarely misses a show. Pins are a great collectible, and Noah has some great deals for phans. He has great stuff for Phish fans on his site zenster.net

Merit Badges from WhysnowWith New Years around the corner, the next installment from whysnow features Yoda! SOLD OUT!

From Daisy, you may notice these funky flowers from summer tour ’10 (or maybe you saw them laying next to Mike’s amp on stage). Now you have the chance to purchase them again!

They can be anything from cute hair clips to fun little brooches. The possibilities are endless!

 

 

Branden Otto is offering deals on his Fall tour posters, a sample of which is seen below, with more here. you can get them for $10 each by sending money to botto32@gmail.com via paypal.

N02 shirts, 1 for $7, 2 for $10

N20 T-Shirt Deals

 

Stickers for PhanArt, always 1 for $3, 2 for $5. Specify which sticker you would like!

Select an option

 

Party Time Pins has some awesome deals on their pins, including Broomfield, Simple and our favorite, READICCULUS! Go here  for more info and to order their pins.

Jiggs makes some of the most recognizable and creative shirt designs on the lot today. He has the following shirts available for $10 plus shipping. (Maze shirt is $15+s/h) Visit Jiggs Lot to pick up the shirts below!

Plus his WhaleCallers 1 for $3, 2 for $5 and Kuroda stickers are $1 each.

$11-20 range

The first cookbook by Phish fans FOR Phish fans is available for purchase! PhanFood: From the Kitchen Pot to the Tour Lot is available at www.phanfood.com for only $19.95

Art Hoffman from Heady Threads has his shirts available for $15, like this Character Zero shirt. You can find more shirts and ordering info here.

YouEnjoyMe.com‘s Baby onesies and Toddler Tee’s. They are $15 each, 2 for $25 (with Free Shipping, if you mention PhanArt in your order, valid through 12/31!)

Max Kauffman’s Mockingbird shirt is available for $15 + s/h via his etsy store


 

As always, the PhanArt created Twitter/Tweezer and Google/Golgi shirts are available, for a limited time at only $18 with free shipping!

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PhanArtist AJ Masthay is having a holiday sale blowout with great deals on the following prints, available exclusively at his website: Masthay StudiosAugusta Maine 2010- $25, Providence Rhode Island 2010 – $25, Umphrey’s/Galactic Red Rocks – $20, Summercamp 2010 – $20, Hershey Park 2010 – $20, Merriweather Post Pavilion 2010 – $20, NOLA Jazz Fest – $20, Fugu Me! – $20, Umphrey’s Aragon Ballroom 2009 – $20, Miami NYE 2009 – $20, McLovins Saratoga – $15, Red Rocks Trex – $20, McLovins Hartford – $15, Hartford Meadows 2009 – $20, Phanart Geisha – $15, Richie Havens – $15, Probing for Notes – $15, Deep Banana Blackout – $10,Strapping Young Lad – $10, Treygas – $10

Adam Davidoff has a great deal of commemorative coins available for sale, including these Poker chips from Halloween 2010. You can find all his coins and paypal info here


$21-30 range

Jonathan Lamb and Michael Ortiz from Like Minded Productions have two posters, each for $20 with $10 shipping.

“Morning Broomfield Breath” measures 17 x 22″, is printed on Giclee on 270 gram textured fine art paper in an edition of 33.

“You Can’t Hide From Yourself” measures 11 x 23″, is a Giclee on embossed @70 gram smooth fine art paper in an edition of 40.

 

Jennifer Kahn’s commemorative NYC NYE MSG subway token pendant makes for a great standalone commemorative token or can be bought as a necklace. Visit our blog post on her to read more and pick one up

MelanieJane Barnum has 3 posters in 5 complete sets available. All of these prints are printed on card stock. Bathtub gin is done in watercolor, Hampton created in acrylic and Fall Tour 2010 is mixed media (colored paper, paint, ink and marker).
Each poster is $25 each, $45 for two and $60 for 3, which also includes shipping. paypal melanicu@gmail.com
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Erin Cadigan has some great deals on her New Years posters from 2009 as seen below. With only a few left, she has each for sale for $25 (50% off the original cost). You can pick those and her other art – Mandala stickers, Halloween 2010 and Phamily Poker Classic posters at her store here

$31-40 range

From Caimen Ruff, her first poster from the Charleston shows. Only $35 and only 6 left!

Touropoly – Deluxe edition

For $35, get the original version of Touropoly in its own box on a high quality 16×20 game board mounted on your choice of colored corrugated plastic.  Includes directions, dice, play money, game pieces, Karma & Luck cards, music venue cards, and 40 Pop Up vending tents and everything you need to play the best new game on lot! (Beer and other accessories not included) Go here to pick one up

Jami Dudenhoeffer Phish Lithograph

About this poster: This piece was done with Watercolors and India Ink. There are 350 of them and they are all signed, numbered and packaged in plastic. The prints were created Lithograph style and printed on archival semi-gloss 100lb paper. Dimensions are 18×24. Jami painted this one for Phish’s return in 2009. They have been sold from Hampton up until now. This Phish print will appear in the second edition of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish. To see more of Jami’s work you can visit her etsy store. Cost is $35 for one, $60 for two with $6 priority shipping

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Jami Dudenhoeffer Mike Gordon print

About this poster: This piece was done with Pen and India Ink. There are 420 of them and they are all signed, numbered and packaged in plastic. These were printed on archival, 100lb paper. Dimensions are 22×30. Jami has sold the Mike Gordon prints from coast to coast and online. This Gordo print will also appear in the second edition of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish. To see other work of Jami’s you can go to her etsy store. Cost is $35 for one, $60 for two with $6 priority shipping

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Lizzy Layne’s Telluride poster Description: Original 4 Color Silkscreen for Phish at Telluride Town Park August 2010. Sized 15 x 22 “ Cost: $35 (includes poster, packaging and shipping fees) Send money via Paypal to lizzylayne@gmail.com

Steve Rogers Halloween Poster (info below)

Only in the oddest of dreams are classic horror movie monsters playing roulette…. Four Color screen print – 18 x 24 Limited run of 50 signed and # printed on 100lb French White Speckletone paper. All prints are wrapped in kraft paper and shipped in ULINE poster tubes. Thanks and enjoy! Pick one up here: http://steverogersdesigns.com/Home_Page.html

$41-50 range

Arnaud Azoulay has a sale on his amazing work, seen here. For $49.99, he has 9 portraits, 6 in his Alice in Wonderland series and 3 other works available. Visit his site for more great art like these!


$51+

The origin of this website is the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, the 400+ page coffee table book detailing the history of Phish fan-made art, along with essays and articles by many in the Phish community. With over 1600 pieces of art, this is the definitive book on all the art the phans make. We have included some bundle options, including posters and shirts at a discount when you pick up the book! Get the book for a friend, get a shirt for yourself!

Choose a Bundle Option

 

Cheerios Sneakers – These Converse are handcrafted and are available in all sizes. Please specify male/female and shoe size when ordering from www.zazzle.com/katmama88
High-top sneaker and low-top sneaker are each $68.70
Whatever you do, take care of these shoes

 

Jonathan Lamb and Michael Ortiz Spock’s Brain print

Jonathan Lamb and Michael Ortiz from Like Minded Production based on Denver, CO present their print for Summer 2010 tour – Spock’s Brain

The edition of 210 are all signed, numbered and embossed with the Like Minded Brain logo in the bottom right corner. The print measures 11 x 23 and is a giclee on 210 gram archival smooth fine art paper.

The print costs $25 with $10 for S+H

To order this print you can paypal Jonathan at paypal.com sending money to lamb@likemindedproductions.net

Check out all their work at www.likemindedproductions.net


Greek Art show, Friday August 6th, 1 mile from the venue!

If you are going to the Greek Theater shows in Berkeley, then you are only a short walk from…….

Click for higher res, print and use map at the bottom!

Each piece in the show was created as a celebration of the Three day Phish run at The Greek Theatre, August 5-7, 2010 in Berkeley, California.

On tour, you see a lot of art one piece at a time as you stroll the lots. Some you walk by, others you have the chance to really check out.  Berkeley artist Ryan Kerrigan thought it would be interesting to gather everybody’s creations together, and have them hang for an extended period of time. Eleven artists total are represented in the exhibition: Ryan Kerrigan, A.J. Masthay, Isadora Bullock, Tripp, The Ebeneezers, Ian Millard, Jonathan Lamb, Michael Ortiz, Bruce Horan, Erin Cadigan, and Branden Otto

The show will hang all of August at Vintage Berkeley, a really sweet gallery/wine shop, just under one mile from The Greek Theater, in the “Gourmet Grotto“, Berkeley’s restaurant district. The opening reception will be Friday afternoon, August 7th,  from 12-2pm, and the vino will be flowin’.

Ryan Kerrigan says of Greek Art at Vintage Berkeley: “I’ve shown my work there three times in the past six years, usually solo (although Kerrigan has done an art show with his sister Kelly Anona Kerrigan at Vintage), this will be first time with a group. We have eleven artists for this one this show will focus solely on art related to the August Greek Phish run, and each artist will be showing only their piece related to this run.”

If you are going to the Greek, get yourself to Vintage Berkeley on August 7th from 12-2pm. A short walk for some great art and wine in an area known for its food, you can’t ask for a better pre-show activity!

Update 7/20: Art from Jonathan Lamb and Michael Ortiz:

The prints measure 17 x 15 and are gallery wrapped giclee prints on canvas.  Below are some photos of the finished prints.  All prints are signed and numbered by myself and Ortiz.  Edition of 20 and is $70.00+$15 shipping and can be directly purchased from me via paypal at lamb@likemindedproductions.net

Update 7/25/10 1:30pm

On sale at the GREEK ART show, from Branden Otto:

"Battle of Henrietta the Cyclops"

Update 7/26/10: New Prints from Ian Millard, Bruce Horan and Erin Cadigan!

Greek Columns by Ian K. Millard is a Gel Transfer over a stencil/spraypaint colored background on wood.It measures  11″ x 14″ x 1″ in a custom edition of 10

Ian Millard's Greek Columns

Bruce Horan’s 3-color screen print ‘Poseidon‘ is printed on Coventry Rag paper. It measures 15 x 20 inches in a signed and numbered edition of 85.

Bruce Horan

Erin Cadigan’sThe Greek” is an artist pulled screen print. Made with Gold Metallic ink on Pegasus #80 Cover, this is a 13″x20″ limited edition of 40 signed and numbered prints.

Erin Cadigan's The Greek


MOCK SHOW – EPIC NYE

Attention Phish fans, poster collectors, artists, brahs and brahettes!

MOCK SHOW EPIC NYE- Phish fan Poster Convention

website: Mock Show: EPIC NYE

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The next Mock Show Phish Poster convention will be held on Wednesday, December 30th from 10am-3pm in beautiful downtown Miami, not far from the venue.  Located on the 14th floor of the EPIC HOTEL (270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami), fans will be able to see dozens of artists throughout the expansive and aptly named EPIC HOTEL. Artists will be spread throughout the Metropolis Ballrooms, Gotham A & B Ballrooms, Baxter Room & Entire Foyer.

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Tickets go on Sale Monday 11/30 at mockshow.blogspot.com

Artist Line-Up

(*denotes PhanArtist)

JIM POLLOCK

DAVID WELKER

JEFF WOOD

SEI REY HO

AJ MASTHAY*

FRED HOSMAN*

RYAN KERRIGAN*

ISADORA BULLOCK*

JUSTIN HELTON

DREW FINDLEY

BRUCE HORAN*

RYAN JERZY*

TRIPP*

IAN MILLARD

JONATHAN LAMB

MICHAEL ORTIZ

ERIN CADIGAN*

AUNT & UNCLE EBENEEZER*

JASON KACZOROWSKI*

NOAH PHENCE*

VINCE NARO*

FRANKY SCAGLIONE

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Charitable Organizations:

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The 5th Phish poster convention and 2nd Mock Show will be held December 30th from 10am-3pm at EPIC HOTEL in Miami, Florida. As with other conventions, dozens of artists and exhibitors will be on hand displaying some unique prints both old and new, as well as donate to great fan-based charities.

Having attended the first two conventions as a fan and taken part in the last two as a charitable organization (as PhanArt nets profits for Mockingbird Foundation through sales of PhanArt and other lot art), I have to say these are MUST SEE and MUST ATTEND events for even the casual observer of lot art.  Some AMAZING art is found here. The Poster show in Miami on 12/30/03 was the show that got me hooked on the lot art, and it’s been a great ride ever since.  In fact, it’s fair to say that these poster-conventions were the early catalyst for PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish!

Of the artists listed above, there are several official Phish artists including Jim Pollock, David Welker, Jeff Wood, Justin Helton and Sei Rey Ho of Us & Them Studio.  This is Ho’s and Wood’s first Mock Shows, joining a crop of artists who have taken part in many, if not all poster shows dating back to 1/3/03 in Hampton, VA.

PhanArtists such as Ryan Kerrigan, Tripp, AJ Masthay, Isadora Bullock, Fred Hosman of HoscoPress, Bruce Horan, Erin Cadigan, Uncle & Aunt Ebeneezer, Noah Phence, Ryan Jerzy, Jamie Huntsman, Vince Naro, and Franky Scaglione will have their art on display, as will Michael Ortiz & Jon Lamb of LikeMindedProductions, Ian Millard and Drew Findley of Subject Matter Studios. Mock Show creator and PhanArtist Jason Kaczorowski will be showcasing his concert/festival and celebrity portrait photography in a special exhibition.

Included amongst the artists are non-profit organizations Waterwheel Foundation, Mockingbird Foundation, PhanArt (thats us!) and the main beneficiary from the event, Headcount. Headcount will be sponsoring an exciting opportunity for patrons to engage themselves in the democratic process of voting by helping stage a juried art event wherein patrons will receive ballots upon entry (and previously online) to “vote” for the their artists spanning various categories including “Best of Show”, “Best New Artist”, “Best Mock Show Poster” among others.

These votes will be tallied and awards will be presented during a catered VIP banquet ceremony Thursday, December 31st, 2009 from Noon-4pm. The awards ceremony will feature an additional surprise roster of artists exhibiting in a currently undisclosed location. Check back November 30th when tickets go on sale to learn how you can be one of only 100 special VIP guests to attend this inaugural awards ceremony dubbed “The Posties” where the coveted “Golden Tubes” will be distributed to artists voted best in their field. You’ll have a unique opportunity to talk candidly with artists, browse an exclusive collection of fine art on display, attend the afternoon’s inaugural “Posties” ceremony all while enjoying a premium open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres. More information at on the Mock Show website starting Monday, November 30th, 2009 when tickets go on sale.