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Josh Schultz, The Image Wizard

Josh Schultz has been making art since he was old enough to hold a pencil. His background with Phish goes back to hearing them for the first time in 1993. He was hooked from the start, with Hoist being his entry point to the band, and his first show Gainesville, FL on October 23, 1994.

The Phish-inspired art Josh has made is inspired by live shows, the lot scene, album art and poster art that is prevalent throughout the community.

Josh started producing Phish specific art about 6 years ago, with his sketchbook handy and ideas popping in, he finally put together an online T-shirt/print shop to house his variety of designs.

THE IMAGE WIZARD

Character art and logo spoofs are just some of Josh’s current output, things that are interesting and eye appealing.

“From the very beginning I was glad and felt lucky to be a part of this experience. It truly changed my life. It gave me a much deeper understanding and interest in music. It propelled me to learn to play guitar and piano. I play keys in a band and we often play a Phish mix of things.”

Josh made this guitar print after seeing TAB in Chicago many years ago. During “Architect,” the light bounced off Trey’s guitar just right and was “just burned in my brain” as Josh recalls. “Trey was using it as a beam and shining it around the room.”

THE IMAGE WIZARD

In Josh’s shop, The Image Wizard, check out his Hamms/Jamms mashup, and a mash-up with the funk or Parliament, the face of Jerry, the guitar of Trey, and a fro for good measure.

THE IMAGE WIZARD

Screens ‘n’ Buds – A Virtual Art Show Featuring Beer and Cannabis Inspired Art

The ever-popular Screens ‘n’ Suds has brought artists and art lovers together for over a decade, helping to support the MS Society. This year, they’re going green with a ‘Flowers’ angle on the series, aptly named Screens ‘n’ Buds.

With more than two dozen artists donating prints to the series, this fully for charity series has auctions that are currently underway, and updates can be found on their Facebook page.

Ending on February 4, a raffle for a Shang “Journey in the Suds” or Spusta “Maurice.” You can enter a raffle by donating $5 directly to the Screens ‘n’ Suds MS Walk Team.  For each $5, you’ll get one raffle ticket. There is no limit on spots.  Winner will be announced the morning of 2/4 and will receive either a Spusta Black Rubber “Maurice” mini or Shang “Journey In the Suds” print as a prize.  This donation is tax deductible and a corporate matching gift can double your impact!  If you choose to donate anonymously, please email us a receipt. Join the raffle here.

Auction ending dates are as follows for selection art. Watch a slideshow video of all the prints available, and visit Screens ‘n’ Buds for more details and and lots more art

  • 2/4 “Flowers” originals and print series variants/one offs
  • 2/5-9 “Flowers” print series auctions
  • 2/6 Marq Spusta “Maurice” auctions
  • 2/10 Jim Pollock auctions
  • 2/11-2/28 remaining of the auctions end

Enter Ben and Jerry’s Strange Design Contest!

Vegan Phish fans, rejoice! Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based company and freezer staple who launched Phish Food in 1997, today has announced the release of a non-dairy version of the beloved frozen dessert.

Featuring the same great taste with none of the dairy found in traditional Phish Food, the non-dairy version arrives thanks to fan requests.

In the past, Ben & Jerry’s has held the world’s largest cowbell ensemble in the band and ice cream maker’s hometown of Burlington VT, and created special one off flavors available only at Phish shows, such as Freezer Reprise at the Baker’s Dozen and It’s Ice Cream, in pre-pandemic days.

As a part of the release of non-dairy Phish Food, Ben & Jerry’s invites fans to take part in a one-of-a-kind interactive contest. The contest kicks off at 12:01am on Wednesday, January 26.

Here’s how it works: Download the Jim Pollock line art and create your own art piece inspired by it, exploring the theme “cows on vacation” in celebration of new Phish Food Non-Dairy. Let your artistic spirit run like an antelope, out of control!

Ben and Jerry’s is looking for creativity, originality, and a clear connection to Jim’s design and the “cows on vacation” theme. Share your design as a still image to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #StrangeDesignContest before midnight ET on February 28, 2021. Then fill out the form, including a link to the post where you shared your art piece. We’ll announce the winner on March 18th, 2021!

Enter by February 28th for your chance to win a Phish Food Non-Dairy Prize Pack including:
· Two tickets to a Phish show of your choice, once it’s safe to gather again (excludes festivals and other special events)
· Original art by Jim Pollock inspired by the contest and signed by the artist
· One year supply of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
· $2,000 cash to get you to the show

Official Rules can be referenced here.

The Color in Book: Disco Biscuits Issue 101, Now Accepting Submissions

The Color in Book, a Disco Biscuits community project coloring book that sources, compiles and distributes fan artwork by Disco Biscuits fans, is now seeking submissions.

The 42 page coloring book will feature fan submissions and features a free Biscuits 101 Poster (11″x17″, B&W), 10 hi-quality prints of Kristov Howzah Kozmik artwork, and much more.

Guidelines for submissions

On a 8.5″x11″ page, to be printed black and white.
Side 1: Your drawing or creation for others to color
Side 2: Your page has ad space. Promote yourself, artwork, website, whatever you want in this Color in Book, with a focus on the music of the Disco Biscuits.

Send submissions to thecolorinbook@gmail.com by January 11.

Dosed Designs

Have you ever looked for a design only to find out it hasn’t been made yet? That’s how Dosed Designs started in 2017. Based out of San Francisco, our high quality pins and stickers are guaranteed to make you smile. All orders ship with a free 3” Dosed sticker! Order All 4 pins here

Destiny Unbound set

Destiny Unbound Gold/White

Destiny Unbound Silver/Gold

Floating Blimp set

Floating Blimp White Clouds

Floating Blimp Gold Clouds

Our Children are old enough to Read “Counting Down the Number Line”

Counting Down the Number Line is the latest children’s book from Pete Mason and Ryan Kerrigan takes children on unique journey while learning their numbers. Using numerical references from over 30 Phish songs, Counting Down the Number Line starts with 2001, 1000, 555, 89, and so on, all the way down to 0 and -7.

COUNTING DOWN THE NUMBER LINE

With illustrations by Ryan Kerrigan and text by Pete Mason, this book is great for kids and phans of all ages, and offers children a fun way to learn their numbers. Mason and Kerrigan have previously self-published A Well Traveled Dog, The alPhabet Book for Little Phans and The Grateful Book of Letters.

Counting Down the Number Line will be available for pre-order starting on November 14, as part of the Virtual PhanArt Show. Books will begin shipping starting the first week of December, and the first 1000 books will be signed and numbered, with a sticker sheet accompanying each order.

Sample pages of the book can be seen below. Order the book at PhanArt.Weebly.Com

Virtual PhanArt Show Kicks off November 14 – get All the Details!

We’ve had a long 2020 without live shows or mass gatherings, and thus, no PhanArt Shows, until now.

On Saturday, November 14, the Virtual PhanArt Show will kick off at 12 Noon on PhanArt.net, featuring our largest ‘gathering’ ever of artists from the Phish and Jam communities! The Virtual show will run through mid-January, and allow fans and artists to connect, while supporting small businesses and shopping for the holidays at the same time.

Much like in-person PhanArt shows, fans will enter the ‘event space’ on PhanArt.net while music curated by Sweeping Views plays. You’ll be able to browse around the show’s lineup of artist and vendors, ‘meet them individually, making a connection, and learning more about their art. Fans are able to acquire exclusive items throughout the course of the Virtual PhanArt show via exclusive drops, with all transactions being handled by artists and vendors directly.

The lineup for the Virtual PhanArt Show (so far) includes more than 30 artists, and counting, including Maria D. Designs, Wookles & Co., The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, Girl Tour, MYFE. Designs, The Goddess Revival, GratefuLegos, Tripp, BB Denim Co., Super Rad Cape Company, Hang Loose Creations, Shop Cadillac Rainbows, Party Time Design, The Overhead View, New Springfield Boogie, Lizzy Layne Art & Design, Fred Sutter, California Ave Artworks, Jamie Lee Meyer, Rude Judy Designs, Fat Karr Studios, Groovesafe, Jeremiah Merrill, Appalachian Alchemy, Wook Chic, La Placa Pottery, Mittyart, Josean Rivera, Babacool LLC, AZN Media, Phan Gear, Phrames, All in this Together, Trixy Starr and many more to come!

Also at Noon on Saturday, November 14, a live stream kickoff party will take place simultaneously on LaunchGlobal.tv from 12-5pm, where you can learn more about the artists, listen to Sweeping Views and DJ Raphael25 perform live in between artists stopping by for interviews with PhanArt Pete and the Launch Global team. You’ll learn about the Virtual PhanArt Show format, talk to the artists and team behind the show, play Phish Trivia enter to win a VIP package of prizes, and much more!

The Virtual PhanArt Show is sponsored by Helping Friendly Hemp Company, with a wide array of CBD products and salves available in their store. Thank you to media partners Relix Magazine, Cash or Trade, JEMP Radio, NYS Music, and Groovesafe for their support of this event.

Any artists still looking to get involved with the Virtual PhanArt Show, email phanart@gmail.com for details!

Dinner and a Movie – ‘Summer Tour’ 2020 Shirt

Here’s a Back to the Future/Dinner and a Movie crossover shirt to celebrate the virtual summer tour that took us back in time every week this past summer. Dates on the back include every show from the first edition through the three show Dick’s Labor Day run.

Shirts are Gildan 100% Cotton White Tees and are available in sizes Small through XXL. Order a shirt here.

Find Inspiration with the Star Dust Coloring Book

There’s something healing about slowing down, pouring some tea, and coloring these gorgeous designs. So pull up a cozy chair and lose yourself in this dreamy world of celestial goddesses and shamanic priestesses to activate your soul. Color can heal!

Created by fine artist Meghan Oona Clifford, this coloring book offers hours of peace, fun, and stress relief.

Use pencil, marker, and pen to get inspired by this sacred journey of enlightenment. Ranging from simple to highly complex, the uplifting art is a meditation for you to color and frame.

Star Dust Coloring Book is easy art therapy for mind and body, to help you soothe your spirit and unwind. Single-side pages allow for frame-worthy masterpieces. The pages will transport your back to stress-free days of childhood, where you can enjoy relaxing through creative expression and play. Coloring is proven to increase focus, mindfulness, and wellness, and makes the perfect gift.

Order the book here.