Space Funk is set to blast-off at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery in Hampton, VA on Saturday, October 20 from 12- 5pm. The pop-up art show is inspired by the iconic Hampton Coliseum and its deep history of live performing arts.
The event will debut a newly curated print series exploring “Space Funk” and a very exciting Auction featuring original art, prints, and other memorabilia with all proceeds benefiting MS Society, Hampton City Schools Fine Arts, Hampton Arts Commission and The Matteson Children’s’ Fund.
The event is free, with a suggested $5 donation to the charities. All ages, 21+ to partake in adult beverages and enjoy a DJ spinning throughout the show. Space Funk is presented by Screens ‘n’ Suds, Mothership Art Collective and The Vanguard.
Participating Artists in the Space Funk print series and/or vending at the event include: Wayne K Allen, Blast-O-Plast, Brian Bojo, Isadora Bullock, Charles Cronin, Nick DiFabbio, Joey Feldman, Marc Guertin, Bruce Horan, Itty Bitty Press, Ryan Kerrigan, William Mitchell, Will Ott, JT Lucchesi, Tom Shaw, Dave Thomas, Tripp, Chris Williams of Plastic Flame Press, John Warner, Terry Werner and DKNG, who are collaborating with Almanac Beer Company on a print.
Artist list is subject to change at any time. Prints in the “Space Funk” series will be sold at the Screens ‘n’ Suds table. Strict limits will apply.
Space Funk Auction
The Space Funk Auction is now live. Click here for viewing and bidding on a wide variety of posters and more. Recent auction additions include: Bruce Horan‘s Anticipation Painting, Nick DiFabbio & Ryan Kerrigan originals, Framed Art by Dave Thomas & Bruce Horan, Original art by Bruce Horan, Nick DiFabbio, Ryan Kerrigan and monoprints by Dave Thomas and Bruce Horan, 5+ Jim Pollock sketches, drawings, prints, and shirts, plus Hand Embellished Joey Feldman art, Stained Glass Hops and Motherships by SZCrafty Glass, and a Tapestry by Stash Tie Dye.
Featured artwork includes Bruce Horan “Anticipation” Timed Release is now available for pre-order as a timed edition until 10/4/2018 at brucehoran.com. “Anticipation” is a fine art giclée print on 250gsm cotton rag paper, measuring 12” x 18” including a full white border. Prints will be signed and numbered. Cost is $50 per print plus shipping or an option for pick up at the Space Funk event. Bruce is kindly donating 50% of net proceeds to the charities.
Online biddingends at 3PM EST and live bidding ends at 4:20PM at the event on 10/20/2018. Serious bids only! All proceeds from the Auction will benefit the charities.
Llama, The Wedge, and Surrender to the Phlow are vibrantly printed printed on soft, high quality, ringspun cotton tees and are available in sizes small through 3XL. Each shirt features an original TRiPP design illustrating lyrics to each of the songs.
Also new from TRiPPs Prints are these beautiful mandala tees. These three are printed on Comfort Colors brand garment dyed tees! Well loved by Jon Fishman, as he has been photographed countless times sporting the blue tee from the first mandala tee series, these will quickly become your favorite t-shirt, too. These get softer with each wear and wash. Series two mandala tees are available now in small through 3XL.
As a special bonus for PhanArt readers, when you purchase two or more tees you’ll receive FREE shipping when you enter code PHANART18 at checkout.
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 and will feature more than 20 artists and vendors exhibiting a wide variety of unique and Phish inspired creations.
The doors open at 12PM with free admissions and tubes for sale.Featuring the art of The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, Super Rad Cape Co., TRiPPs Prints, Isadora Bullock, The Mockingbird Foundation, Ant Pharms Tour Pins and Designs, Fred Sutter, Level 42, Drivenpunk Glass and many more!
John Warner has designed a variety of original concert posters both framed and unframed for bands including Furthur, Phil Lesh and Friends, Ratdog and Bob Weir, Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers Band, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Cabinet and more.
Known for hand printed posters & art prints, Tripp will also have official posters for Phil Lesh & Friends, available framed and unframed plus new and old hand screen printed posters as well as collectible pins, belts, hats, stickers, patches and more,
Original art on apparel and collectibles including screenprinted t-shirts and hoodies, pins, patches and stickers featuring the art of John Warner Studios as well as several Dead50 themed items exclusive to the shop.
Dates Exhibiting: July 3, 4 & 5
But wait, there’s more! You’ll also see Zenster, Richard Biffle, Good
Thoughts Printing, Jim Pollock, Jeff Troldahl, Dave Bangert, Rhoney
Stanley, Erin Cadigan and many more!!! See you tomorrow at “In All Good Company!”
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!
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!
What a year 2013 was! Not only was it one of the best Phish years on record, but there was some incredible Phish inspired art that set the bar high for future years. This is not just a coincidence – when the band is at the top of their game, it rubs off on the fans and art community. Summer Shakedowns were good (despite the rain) and Dicks and Fall Tour led to some of the most memorable Shakedowns in 3.0, with the highlight of them all being the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition in Atlantic City on November 2nd.
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 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 continue the Best of PhanArt 2013 with a look at the art coming in at numbers 7-13. Be sure tocheck out Part 1from 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.
Erin’s Halloween print, her third to feature a mermaid, was inspired by vintage French horror film posters. Note the record with the label (translated) “Phish’s musical costume, Atlantic City.” Who knew their costume would be their own music? Another fabulous poster from Erin.
Hugely popular on tour all year, Dr. J is finally connected to “Julius” with proper art and an in your face palmed basketball. Expect to see folks wearing this shirt on tour for years to come.
#11 Jiggs Hampton Poster
Jiggs has been one of the foremost artists to make a name for himself in 3.0, and his posters over the past few years are a strong part of that. His Hampton poster included an intricate representation of the dates and location for the Fall Tour opener. Another sold out poster from Jiggs – job well done!
#10 Andrew Bryant ‘Band in Lights’ pin
When I talked to pinners about some of the best of the year, this was one that kept coming up, with resounding support for the design. Mini-silhouettes of the band under Kuroda’s lights, in a limited edition of 100, with a perfect quote from “Scents and Subtle Sounds” to cap it off – brilliant. He’s now up to a fourth version of the pin, with pin collectors clamoring for all editions.
#9 Tripp’s Commerce City Triptych
We all love Tripp’s Prints! Tripp has posters for nearly every show, and with his Commerce City Triptych, he gave fans a trio to drool over. Rising fish in the morning, shining at noon and setting in the evening are represented in his prints, with the scenic mountains drawn colorfully and three-dimensionally – perfect for a three-poster set for a perfect three night run at Dick’s.
#8 Michael Boyer’s Jerseys
At the Summer in Saratoga Art show on July 6th, fans were amazed at the setup of a different poster for each show of the tour, plus, something new – jerseys with characters from Phish songs as the ‘team’ logo. All summer long, Llamas and Mockingbirds were sold on lot, a hugely popular and incredibly unique piece of art. Boyer put great thought into these, and the quality of the product cannot be understated. Look for more jerseys from Boyer this summer, as well as as profile on the artist coming next week on PhanArt.
This poster surfaced a few days after Brian’s Hampton poster was seen online, and the lights for Boardwalk Hall were an even greater muse for Hill. Brian was on hand to sell his posters at the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition in Atlantic City, with a huge response from fans who took to his representation of Boardwalk Hall, improving on the venue’s already impressive facade and late night light show.
That’s all for Part 2. What made the top 6? Check back tomorrow and find out!
TRiPP has released his three print for Halloween in Atlantic City. One design in three different color variations (a different combination for each night) including one glow in the dark! Printed on cotton paper, these four color prints contain seven colors resulting from color overlays. Every color is printed one by one, by hand, then hung to dry.
Single prints are $20 + $8 shipping while matching numbered three-piece sets are $60 w/ free shipping!
This four color triptych features an original design by TRiPP. The sky is filled with a three color fade signifying the change from summer into fall and day into night. Available only as a three piece, you will receive a matching numbered set. This is an edition of 200, signed and numbered by the artist.
If you order before Noon MST on Friday, August 30th, will receive FREE SHIPPING! Order 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