Artist Steve Rogers is doing a free print giveaway for one of his 2009 and 2011 Phish posters. Among the posters are Fest 8 2009, Syracuse 2009, Albany 2009, Miami NYE 2009 and MSG NYE 2011, All you have to do is subscribe to Steve’s email list and winners will be selected on June 8th at 12pm EST.
Tim Kelly just finished up printing a 5-color screen print for the TAB show in Cleveland on May 23rd. It measures 12×18 on 80 lb watercolor paper, signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition of 30.
You can pick one up here and any orders will be shipped within 1 day. Any remaining prints will be available post show outside of the venue. The price is $20 shipped to your door
Time to clean to shop out! Tim Kelly also has some MSG prints from 2012. But, it only has dates, no year. If you were at any of the MSG shows from 2010-2013, this print is for you! There’s not many left, so grab one before they’re all gone! These are signed and numbered in an edition of 76. This print measures 12×18 on 80 lb watercolor paper. These prints are $15 shipped to your door.
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!
A New Years Run in NYC isn’t complete without a little YEMSG love! A new batch of 2″ x 2″ stickers have been printed up for the fall. so pick them up today! These stickers are smaller than the previous size, and the price has been adjust accordingly.
From the great minds at PhanArt and the talented designs of Jiggs, we bring you a limited time offer for the newest sticker available on lot this coming NYE Run….
The inspiration for these stickers came at about the 12:24 mark of the YEM at MSG 12/4/09.
John Glenn, a New Artist to Phanart and native of Asbury Park, draws inspiration from his surroundings, balancing the peace and power of the ocean with the faded glory of a seaside paradise long since lost and its still nascent rebirth. An artist and a phan John also integrates the music and experiences so many of us know and love into his unique works of art. Plying his skills and inspiration, he uses paint pens and some oils on just about any medium he can – creating works on the canvases, discarded wood and surf boards.
Featured here are some of his works that celebrate the 2012 NY New Years run and the many underwater trips on the train for so many shows at MSG as well as two of his unique hand painted surfboards. In addition to these you can check out John’s other works on his website and of his facebook page.
Update 1/21/13: Ben has printed a variant of his NYE print, modified with a new color scheme, printed on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, with good weight, smooth surface and sharp detail, and printed with Epson archival inks. This print is in a limited edition of 35 and signed and numbered by the artist. You can pick the print up here.
For his latest and final piece of Phish phanart, Ben Whitesell went big. His New Year’s Eve poster is a steampunk representation of Trey’s Languedoc guitar and it’s nearly life-size. The Print measures 15.5″ x 40″. He is only printing 20 of these posters and selling them for $30 + s&h. Each poster is signed and numbered by Ben.
Sleeping Monkey NYC
Above is a preview of the Art poster LMP is releasing in conjunction with the Phish New Years concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The poster is the last in a series of “train” themed posters that Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb of Like Minded Productions. This limited edition series is numbered out of 40 and are giclee prints done on 210 gram Textured fine art paper, measuring 17″ x 22″. Each print is signed and numbered by Michael Ortiz. Prints are available at $30 + $10 for shipping. (When you click “Add to Cart” you can go to “checkout” to complete your order.)
We posted this each year as a heads up to Phish fans who might be selling posters, shirts, stickers, pins or other items outside of MSG. Read on for a true life story from the NYE 2010 run and avoid getting arrested this New Years Run!
Woke Up This Morning…
NYC Tax Evasion
One Way To Avoid Jail If You Plan On Vending This NYE run
If you enjoyed the Makisupa on 1/1/11, you’re welcome. I got arrested before the show that day for selling artwork on the first poster I sold that day. I was arrested with another phan who was selling pins (really awesome pins too). Why? Neither of us had a tax id. After selling a poster in front of the venue before doors opened, I was approached by a police officer and before I knew it, was in cuffs. I was searched and placed with a vendor who was selling pins. There was a semi-circle of 5 cops around us, as if we were active threats to public safety. After a half hour, we were loaded into a paddy wagon and driven to a station to be booked. We were hassled and we were mocked at the station for being phans, we were threatened and insulted, we had our shoelaces, belts and strings from our hoodies removed, we were fingerprinted and photographed…all for selling posters and pins. Luckily we made it out (with a ticket to appear in a New York City court in February) and inside the venue without missing any music, but I don’t recommend the experience to anyone.
Following the steps below could have saved me from a major bummer of an experience. Be safe if you’re vending in NYC this year. Let’s face it, with all that is going on down on Wall Street, NYPD are going to be extra anxious to crack a few heads this year. Don’t be that head. I made it out of the precinct and inside MSG without missing any music, but I don’t recommend it to anyone. The City of New York requires all vendors including artists and written matter vendors to have a sales tax ID and carry it with them while vending.
To apply for a NY State Tax ID
Go to: http://www.nystax.gov/forms/sales_cur_forms.htm
Use form # DTF-17 (Fill-in)
Application to Register for a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority.
Use the NAICS Code Lookup to locate the appropriate NAICS code for
your sales tax registration.
See also Publication 75
OR apply for a tax ID online at http://www.nys-opal.com/
click on Taxation and Finance, Department of
Then click Certificate of Authority to Collect Sales Tax
The need for a vending permit to sell anything in NYC was brought to our attention. According to this link, a vending permit is not needed for specific things:
You must have a General Vendor license if you sell, lease, or offer to sell or lease goods or services in a public place.
You do NOT need a General Vendor license if:
You sell newspapers, periodicals, books, pamphlets, or other written matter.
You sell artwork, including paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures.
You sell food. Note: Food vending requires a license from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/health for information about food cart vendor licenses and permits.
You will only sell merchandise from a booth or stand at an authorized Street Fair (e.g., street fair, block party, or festival). Please note that you must obtain a Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permitto sell merchandise at an authorized Street Fair.
Phish fans could go so far as to argue that pins, shirts, etc… are artwork, and rightly so. PhanArt believes that anything that can be construed as taking a creative effort to design qualifies as art. This would not include food and other things that are more disposable, but this of course is up to the officer in question who approaches you. Be careful and if they ask you to stop selling, do so. It is artwork but is it worth going to jail for? More specifically, is it worth going to jail and missing Phish?
Disclaimer: While this information is a step to avoid problems from the police, it cannot prevent them from acting in their own judgment and arresting you for this or other offenses. PhanArt is offering this up as a potential to avoid arrest or harassment for vending in and around MSG. This is not iron clad and should not be treated as so. If you do take this advice, please remember to pay your taxes on the works you collect – both City of New York and State of New York taxes.