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PhanArt Presents: A World Cafe Live One, August 12 in Philadelphia

A World Café Live One, featuring an extensive variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the second day of Phish’s two night stand at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, a 10 minute drive from World Café Live.

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The lineup announced for the A World Café Live One represents a wide array of artists from across the country and extended Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Isadora Bullock, Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, StuPINdous Creations, Fred Sutter, Graphic Translations, Jampanties, [Brendan/LoPorto Studios], and Setlist Tees are returning exhibitors and fans can expect to find a large portfolio from each artist of current and past art.

Pin makers and designers Dr. Wookles, Pins by CZ, Pin me Down, Pinsanity Designs, and Zenster Designs will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Philadelphia and Magnaball shows.

Josean Rivera, known for his setlist art prints, The Overhead View, S.A.W. Family Creations, Blueskaithreads, Dogmatagram Designs and Whole Phamily are among the first time exhibitors, each bringing something new to the show, among them posters, clothing, Christmas items, children’s clothing and much more.

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A musical performance from San Francisco-based pianist Holly Bowling will take place throughout the art show.  Each set will feature Phish songs arranged for solo piano and several “jam transcriptions”, including a complete rendition of the ‘Tahoe Tweezer’ during the final hour, beginning at 3 pm. Holly recently completed a successful Pledge Music campaign for her album Distillation of a Dream and will have posters, pins and albums from the campaign for sale.

The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $800,000 over the past 15 years, will debut an eight print series from The Phish Companion 3rd Edition. Phish’s 33-year career is interpreted across eight stunning prints by top rock artists including David Welker, Justin Helton, DKNG and AJ Masthay. Full series and singles plus spectacular variants and rare gems from the archives will be available, with all proceeds benefiting The Mockingbird Foundation. An exclusive to A World Café Live One, a brand new Rainbow Foil Variant of AJ Masthay’s latest print will be available for the first time.

Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, PhanArt exhibitions have been held in 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. Unique posters, pins, apparel, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the A World Café Live One a must-attend event during Phish tour.

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, A World Café Live One will offer free entry 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.

A curated beer list will feature local craft brews that are Phish-inspired and hand-selected by Beeradelphia director Michael Lawrence.

A World Café Live One is sponsored by NYS Music, We’ve Got it Simple, Philly Beer Scene Magazine, and 215Music.

Best of PhanArt 2014

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.

Check out the Best of PhanArt from past years.

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.

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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.i am an artist

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.

Honorable Mentions of 2014

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Josean Rivera’s Setlist Art

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Wingsuit Condom by Chris Nesbit

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John Ahrens Summer Tour Driver-in (available here to benefit Mockingbird Foundation)

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Ryan Kerrigan’s Chicago Canvas

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Terry Werner’s Dick’s Stamp Poster Set

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TRiPP’s Dick’s Tryptych

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Philly ‘Boy Mann God Shit’ Poster (artist unknown)

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Paul and Silas shirts by Brian Kirk

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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.’

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#13 Darin Shock Couch Tour 2014

With Couch Tour being a viable replacement for going on tour (shout out to children and responsibility!), the phrase has become its own marketing tool for bands and artists alike. State of Shock Studio’s “Couch Tour” is spot on with the view of how fans enjoy the experience from their own homes. Check out detailed photos on Shock’s website.  Fall variants and Couch Tour shirts are available as well.

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#12 Serlo Icculus 1.0

Mark Serlo brings Icculus to life with this pin. Seemingly etched from stone, Icculus resembles the Nome King from Return to Oz. serlo icculus 1.0

#11 Scottie Chapman “Your Trip is Short” stickers

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 rusticambiance@gmail.com

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#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.

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#9 Ariane Davis Seven Below

A wonderfully inventive snowflake pin with great symmetry to represent the theme of “Seven Below”.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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!

Ryan Kerrigan 2014 Summer Tour Posters, Stickers and more

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


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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.

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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
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Pick up any three for $50 shipped. Mix or match with the other three 2014 tour prints already completed.
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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.

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Donated posters from TRiPP!

TRiPP, a poster artist for the past decade featuring bands from Phish to Widespread Panic, Further to The Disco Biscuits, has donated 10 prints (including some rare ones) to PhanArt to raise money for Mockingbird Foundation. This is a most generous donation from TRiPP and we at PhanArt thank him greatly!

Included in this 10 print donation are:

Gorge 2011 set of 2 prints with matching #s; together they fit together for an illustrative view of the Gorge

Alpine 2009 Artists Proof

Coventry #211/500

Three (3) Red Rocks 2009 prints #’s 115-117/200

Knoxville 2009 #73/95

Portsmouth 2010 #39/65

Philly 2009 #46/100

If you are interested in buying one of these prints before they are put up for auction in coming weeks and months, contact PhanArt Pete or post a comment below with an offer on the poster. Make sure to check out TRiPP’s website and get on his mailing list and stay connected with him on Facebook and on Twitter. TRiPP will be having a give away soon from his 2011 Holiday Card Collection. Stay tuned for details coming soon…..

This Week in PhanArt History: Winter 2003

New from PhanArt in 2011 is our weekly Friday Feature: This Week in PhanArt History. Each piece of art we share is from days of Phish in the past, typically from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras, something of note that fans of all ages can appreciate that is featured in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, with some commentary on the piece by PhanArt Pete. If there is a piece of art or genre of PhanArt you would like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments below.

Winter 2003 was all about the rebirth and renewal of Phish. After 4 shows to ring in 2003, the band went coast to coast in just over 2 weeks, taking some fortunate fans on a whirlwind tour around the country before wrapping up things until July. Fans who were artists or creative enough to make something Phish related found themselves in Disneyland, with 9 separate stops to incorporate into their art.

Ryan Kerrigan’s collection of show posters from 2003 is long sold-out, but his Nassau 2003 was just one example of the great art made for each of the venues. In an edition of 100 prints, its classic Kerrigan.

This shirt was submitted to PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish by Christine and Frank Cortazzo. Their collection was one of the major contributors to the creation of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish and the PhanArt Archives.

This last piece was drawn by Drew Suto for the Winter 2003 edition of Surrender to the Flow. Drew’s drawings capture neatly the regional personality of venue stops with ease.

Phish Announces Fall Tour, Confirming what we (mostly) knew

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Dates via www.phish.com/fall2009

We finally have confirmation of Fall Tour, with alot of expected dates, and two that are head scratchers, but either way, its another couple states and a few cities to bring our traveling economic stimulus package to.

The Dates:

PHISH FALL TOUR 2009

11.18.09 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI

Ok, random, but Detroit needs Phish more than anyone these days. Please, wear patchwork kevlar to the show folks.

11.20.09 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
11.21.09 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH

Cincy is producing some decent shows, as those in Feb ’03 will attest. Let’s work the magic some more.

11.22.09 War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY

When we got confirmation on this show this past weekend up in Syracuse, the first though was ‘that seems a bit odd’, especially since the War Memorial only seats 8,000. The first show since fall of 1994 at the War Memorial will be a doozy. Prepare yourselves Syracuse Orange, prepare.

Prediction: Otto sit in on ‘Big Orange Furry Creature from Mars’

11.24.09 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA
11.25.09 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA

Two nights before Halloween in Philly? Sure. At any rate, it will be a great holiday season for the nitrous mafia

11.27.09 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
11.28.09 Times Union Center, Albany, NY

HOMETOWN SHOWS!!!! Granted, living here, we knew this was happening for a few months now, but confirmation is still a tasty beverage.
There will be great post shows at Red Square (Zach Deputy) and Jillians (Raisinhead), as well as bars that stay open till FOUR AM.

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11.29.09 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME

Ok Maine, thats cool. Good ’99 show there. I’ll take a day to rest on that one.

12.02.09 Madison Square Garden, NYC
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12.04.09 Madison Square Garden, NYC

Another amazing 3 night run at MSG! Cant say much more about this one

12.05.09 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
A bit surprising to see this one, but it had the earliest confirmation. The UVA kids never had a headier crowd at JPJ

Tickets:
A limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets’ online ticketing system at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com . The ticket request period is currently underway and will end Friday, October 16th at 5:00pm EST.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, October 23rd, with additional dates going on sale Saturday, October 24th. For full show and ticketing information, please visit the Tourdates page at Phish.com. To watch the official announcement video, visit http://www.phish.com/fall2009 .

Get those orders in folks!