With the return of live music, once again, Phish is back! This summer, if you’re catching the band in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe or Dick’s, there will be a PhanArt show to catch.
PhanArt shows feature artists and vendors from the Phish and jam communities, selling posters, clothing, pins, stickers, fine art, kids clothes and much, much more. These small businesses are on display at PhanArt shows, a great way to meet your favorite artist and discover new ones.
This summer, you’ll find PhanArt shows at:
Atlantic City, NJ – August 14 Lake Tahoe, NV – September 1 Denver, CO – September 4
Interested vendors and artists, contact PhanArt@gmail.com for more info. Check out past PhanArt show details here.
The all-volunteer Mockingbird Foundation has announced a free three-day event livestreaming on Fans.live June 4, 5, & 6.
Mockingbird Sessions will bring together a diverse group of artists and educators to commemorate 25 years of funding music education across America.
The live stream includes an impressive schedule of artists including never-before-seen combinations; a series of Masterclasses showcasing the artistic philosophies of various artists and instruments; video testimonials from past Mockingbird grantees; and more!
Artists (complete schedule is below) include:
Ari Joshua * Dan Wilson * Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio * Dopapod
APB ft. Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Paul Murin + Brian F. Adams (Dead Phish Orchestra)
Neighbor * Pete Pidgeon * phoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Christian McBride, & Mikaela Davis (a once-in-a-lifetime quartet!)
Ryan Montbleau * Soule Monde * The Jauntee * The Sweet Lillies
Twang is Dead w/ Arthur Lee Land & Friends, ft. Jeremy Garrett, Andy Hall (Infamous Stringdusters), Emma Rose, Lionel Young, Paul Murin (Dead Phish Orchestra)
Yonder Mountain Trio (Adam Aijala, Ben Kaufmann, Nick Piccininni)
There will also be Master Classes, led by Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, including:
Bass: Reed Mathis, Karina Rykman, Chris Wood
Drums: Nikki Glaspie, Russ Lawton, Garrett Morris
Guitar: Nels Cline, Ari Joshua, Scott Metzger
Keys: Rob Barraco, Jonny Grusauskas
Tapers: Todd Ahrens, Eliot Byron, Parker Harrington, Craig Hillwig, Charlie Miller, & Bob Wagner, with Charlie Dirksen
The Mockingbird Foundation is an all-volunteer, fan-founded and -managed 501c3 supporting music education for children. It has been operated entirely by volunteer fans of the band, without any salaries or paid staff, since its inception in 1996. The Foundation is the leading provider of historical information about Phish and its music, having cultivated intellectual property through phish.net since 1994. Also a leading grantmaker in music education for children, the Foundation has now made 493 grants in all 50 states, totaling more than $1.8M. Funds for grants are generated through generous donations from a loyal base of fans, as well as through books, recordings, artwork, merchandise, and special events.
On March 1, Hiouchi Jewels, in partnership with Warner Music Artist Services, has debuted the officially licensed, hand-made Rose & Bolt Grateful Dead jewelry collection. Rose & Bolt brings to life Sarah Lewis’ love for and inspiration from the Grateful Dead, as well as her remarkable dedication to her craft.
The Grateful Dead’s music has been an important part of my life and an inspiration for all of my creative work, so this collaboration is a dream project for me. I’ve carried my modern bohemian aesthetic from Hiouchi Jewels into this collection, adding the iconic Grateful Dead Roses & Bolts to each piece. The Grateful Dead is so much more than music- it’s a lifestyle, a community, a vibrant, unique culture. It’s truly an honor to have my jewelry join the rich lineage of licensed Grateful Dead artwork and merchandise. – Sarah Lewis, designer
The Rose & Bolt collection features handmade rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, all featuring roses and the classic 13-point lightning bolt. Elegant, delicate styles come in sterling silver, rose gold, and 16k yellow gold. Bolder, statement styles feature turquoise stones and quartz crystals.
Although Rose & Bolt carries similarities to Sarah’s classic Hiouchi Jewels Collection, many aspects are new. This marks her first time using rose gold, appropriate for the rose motifs in the collection. Sarah has typically made jewelry for women, and is excited to debut her first unisex/gender neutral collection.
Rose & Bolt Jewelry is sure to attract fans of all ages. Each piece comes in beautiful, collectors boxes and microsuede drawstring pouches. Classic styles can go from day to night, office to dance floor, from formal events to Zoom parties! Rose & Bolt jewelry will prove to be coveted pieces in any Deadhead’s collection.
The name Hiouchi Jewels is inspired by the time Sarah spent living in the majestic Northern California Redwoods. Now based in Evergreen, Colorado, Sarah designs Jewelry & Home Decor for women like herself ~ Nature Loving, Fashion Forward, Modern Bohemians. They’ve also partnered with One Tree Planted, to plant a tree for every order shipped.
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.
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.”
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 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 11.
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
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 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.