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OceanSouL Boho jewelry by La Sil

Artist La Sil makes original designs from precious materials, creating artisan jewelry and accessories inspired by the movement of life, music and the ocean. Her body of work originates from life, movement studies and drawing, then made into artistic work that is worn. La Sil uses natural fibers, like feathers and leather to allow the work to dance and flow with a one of a kind uniqueness that brings nature to the wearer.

The music collection is inspired by listening to live music and traveling. These art pieces will play on forever and a percentage of sales will go to The Mockingbird Foundation to help raise money for music education for children.

The 5 elements of earth, water, air, fire and aether also inspire La Sil. The free flow design patterns represent these basic ideas as a primitive building block. Her ‘glass earth series’ is about the planet and its fragile ecosystem that lives harmonious throughout all living things organically, as well as an ocean series ‘wave’ collection that is inspired by living and working by the ocean. 

Designs are fabricated in silver, gold and platinum metals incorporating precious gemstones, hand blown glass, authentic sea glass and high grade pearls. Most pieces are signed by the artist, hand engraved on the piece, or with a metal or leather tag with her artist name, La SiL.

La Sil is based in Massachusetts and has been making art inspired by Phish since the late 90’s and has a new line of jewelry and more to share with phans. Custom work is also available.

Check out more work at StudioLaSiljewelry.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

Shmoggers Den turns old tape covers and setlist art into Puzzles

If you’re looking for something to pass the time, working on jigsaw puzzles together is a classic activity. Even if the kids roll their eyes, they’ll soon get into it and have fun that can even strengthen your family bonds. It’s also a good way to teach your kids, grandkids, parents or spouse a bit of lore about something you’re passionate about. Apple News even wrote a story about puzzling during this time.

Dan Skolnik at Shmoggers Den has written in Relix about the art of tape cover, and has taken the J-cards from tapes and created Phish tape cover puzzles and Dead puzzles. You can get tape cover art on shirts, posters, and mugs. Among the art you can find are a puzzle of “Best Reba’s Ever” and “Best Jibboo’s Ever,” as based on Phish.net and a few of Dan’s favorites.

Check them out and order at ShmoggersDen.com

NC Printing launches ‘We Are All Essential’ campaign

In a time of great need, NC Printing has launched a campaign “We Are All Essential.” The Hendersonville, NC company has designed, printed and began distribution of t-shirts and stickers featuring the slogan. The company says they are trying to send out a positive message to the community and for that reason there will be no company branding on these free products.

Co-owner of NC Printing Neil Roberts said in a statement “It’s not about us. We are in trying times and we want to send a positive message to our friends, neighbors and community as a whole. The slogan says it all. In lieu of payment for the shirt or sticker youreceive, we simply ask that you, in turn, be a good human…help someone who needs help, lift someone’s spirits who is struggling, do a good deed for a stranger, give someone a spare roll of toilet paper for Pete’s sake! And if you feel like this is a good thing, spread the joy on social media and remind others that we are truly all in this together. Let’s remember who we are and that we all really are essential.”

NC Printing plans to give out several hundred of the t-shirts and stickers and wants to keep giving them away for as long as they are able.

Support Live Music Photography from the Photographers of New York State Music

With the music industry (among others) shut down around the country, musicians, venue staff, promoters and more are out of work for the time being. Among those without an outlet for their creativity are the music photographers who capture those moments during a show that capture the energy and vibe of a live music performance.

In conjunction with New York State Music, PhanArt is highlighting a half dozen photographers whose work you can purchase, with a percent of select sales going to supportvarious charities. More photographers will be featured in coming weeks, giving fans a chance to purchase and support these individuals with a wide range of bands and genres to select from.

Joe Buscarello

Hailing from Queens, Joe’s work can be found at Buscarphoto.com and on Darkroom. where all concert prints will benefit Backline. Instagram @buscar_photo

Marco Benevento at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 10/24/2019
Photo by: Buscar Photo

Zach Belfer

A photographer with NYS Music since 2018, Zach hails from New Jersey and makes it his goal to capture and portray the energy and essence of high-profile bands and artists in performance. 

Zach’s photo of Billy Strings is available in four different ready to hang metal print sizes. This is a limited run of 50 prints with 25 percent of sales donated to Music Cares. Visit Zach’s website or Darkroom to order and see more images. Instagram @zinimages

Billy Strings Winter Wonder Grass 2020, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Josh Davis

Founder of Chimera and a photographer of metal and hardcore music across the Northeast, Josh is offering 8×10 prints for $30, with 10% of each order donated to the SPCA of Auburn. 

Order at www.joshuapdavis.com and check out his Facebook page. Instagram @joshuadavisphotography 

Tatiana Shmaylyuk of JINJER on their North American tour at The Montage Music Hall in Rochester, NY

Zach Culver

Zach Culver, a photographer out of Albany, is donating all proceeds from the sale of his String Cheese Incident photos from The Worcester Palladium and The Capitol Theatre shows in 2019 to Conscious Alliance, to help battle the crisis we are facing. Order photos on Zach’s website. Instagram @zatchmolivesmedia

Bill Nershi, String Cheese Incident, The Capitol Theatre, May 26, 2019

Mickey Deneher

A photographer from the Hudson Valley, Mickey is offering photos for $50 (8×10) and $75 (11×14) plus shipping from his website mickeydeneher.com. Instagram @mickeydeneherphoto

David Shaw of the Revivalists at Mountain Jam 2019

Chad Anderson

Chad is a photographer from Connecticut and is a house photographer at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield, CT. Order his Flaming Lips print (LE of 100 8″x10″) for $50 at his website. A percentage of proceeds will benefit The Capitol Theatre staff. Instagram @chandersonphoto

“Wash Your Hands” Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips at Bourbon and Beyond 2019, Louisville, Kentucky

‘The Capitol Theatre – Vol. 1’ captures historic venue since 2012 Reopening

The Capitol Theatre, Volume 1 is a new, limited edition hardcover coffee table book featuring photographs taken at The Capitol Theatre since re-opening in 2012. The 232-page volume features an amazing collection of photographs taken by photographers including Jay Blakesberg, Marc Millman, Dino Perrucci, Andrew Scott Blackstein, Scott Harris, Geoff Tischman, Dylan Langille, Josh Timmermans, Danny Clinch, Charlie Gross, Gary Flink, and Chad Anderson, among others.

The book contains quotes and testimonials by legendary musicians and close friends of the venue, including Elvis Costello, Mike Gordon, Warren Haynes, and David Shaw of The Revivalists, with a beautiful long-form essay tracing the history of The Cap back to its beginnings written by Stephanie Susnjara. The book is a must-have collector’s item for all fans of The Cap and live music. This coffee table book is part of a limited run, pre-order yours now.

Phish studies Symposium ‘Resounding Echoes Grow’ comes to NYU on March 11

The Resounding Echoes Grow is a day-long interdisciplinary symposium celebrating scholarship about American rock band Phish. The symposium will take place on Wednesday March 11, 2020 in NYU Gallatin’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place, New York, NY).

The symposium continues the mission of the Phish Studies scholarly community to develop research and writing on the band and the phenomenon it has spawned. The day will include a keynote, a guided viewing, two panels, and two roundtables with presenters from across disciplinary backgrounds. The event is hosted by Gallatin MA candidate Isaac Slone, and will include a musical performance by Karina Rykman. It is free and open to the public.

While the event has recently hit capacity, there is a waitlist. Inquiries can be sent to resoundingechoesgrow@gmail.com and the schedule of events can be found here.

Exclusive Art, Apparel and More available at the NYC PhanArt show on December 30

We are less than a week away from the final PhanArt show of 2019 at Hotel Pennsylvania, right across from Madison Square Garden. We’ve got some exclusive art and deals from the artists taking part in the show on December 30 from 12-5pm. Get in line early for limited edition prints, pins, shirts, accessories and much more. And don’t miss yoga sessions brought to you by Surrender to the Flow Yoga, with all proceeds benefitting The Mockingbird Foundation.

Ryan Kerrigan

Portland, OR artist Ryan Kerrigan will be joined by his daughter Anona for her first PhanArt show, exhibiting art by both Kerrigans! Seen below, Anona’s fishies are each 6.5″ x 9″ in an edition of 20 and available as singles for $5 or set of four for $15 exclusively at the show.

BIG APPLES – 4 of the 6 big apples Ryan created are exclusive to PhanArt, each unique hand painted ceramic apple that are 6.5″ tall.

2019-2020 New York City Happy Fish poster (edition of 55) for $20, t-shirts for $25, stickers $2, 3 for $5 each, pins $15 and an acrylic aquarium for $30

MSG MAGIC posters are $20, shirts $25, New York and New Jersey shirts $25 each, and 2019 fall tour shirts $25 each, with posters for $20 and pins for $15.

Dave Russo

Dave’s MSG poster measures 11″x14″ and costs $30 in an edition of 1 Billion (collectors may choose their print number). Russo says of the print:

“To commemorate the roaring 20’s, I’m calling attention to our return to the gilded age where unchecked financial habits put us, once again, on a path of uncertainty. This is contextualized in the concert scene at a time when ticket sales are at their most gentrified ever. The baker boomers dream of scoring a NYE ticket as though it were Willy Wonka’s winning wrapper. Those lucky enough to attend must first bow to the scalping tycoons. Venue capacity is the new gold standard.

The edition number of 1,000,000,000 is a playful nod, forcing observation of the abstract absurdity of a number that is often discussed in news, but seldom witnessed in practicality.”

Phrames

This fall, Phrames released the 3 Bar collegiate Notable Number Collection hats. On December 30th, Phrames will be releasing 3 PhanArt exclusive Lawn Boy hats as part of Round 4. Each color variant will be LE of 12. Lawn Boy was their most popular hat and first to sell out during Round 1. At PhanArt, “it is still Lawn Boy.“ 

They also added 7 Notable Number Beanies to the hat collection. Like the hats, each beanie was made to recognize a standout version of a song at a specific location/event, and knit with local color schemes in mind

Are you still driving around with your local car dealership frame??Show your love for the Phish from VT! Phrames have over 10 styles of license plate Phrames including the new metal donut phrame. 
DoorBuster deal! The first 20 hat/beanie sales will receive a “CAN YOU STILL HAVE FUN?” carabiner keychain 

Nice Shades

A first at PhanArt, Nice Shades has, well, sunglasses! These hand painted pairs are individually unique and crafted with love, in a veritable universe of colors and styles to choose from! Shades cost $20-$60, with something for everyone. 

Connor Bradley

Connor’s koozies feature photos taken by him, as well as David Bowie shirts and a Section 119 Chicken Sandwich homage.

Hang Loose Creations

As seen below, first time exhibitor Hang Loose Creations will have a unique variety of music inspired jewelry. Descriptions follow each photo in the gallery.

Limited Edition – The Grateful Daydream: Layers of Love & Light Necklace ($120) – inspired by the legacy of the Grateful Dead: large pendant necklace with a mini rainbow Stealie symbolizing psychedelic daydreams inside the mind of a classic Stealie. Stainless steel chain (nickel-free)

Pastel Rainbow Disco Ball Macrame Earrings ($35) – featuring a rainbow-glistening disco ball bead❃ Knotted with durable, waterproof cord (silver, pink, orange, yellow, light green, light blue)❃ Stainless steel ear hooks (nickel-free)

Pastel Green Quartz Witchy Macrame Necklace ($80) – featuring an opaque green quartz crystal❃ Knotted with durable, waterproof cord (eggplant, dark teal, pastel teal, mint)❃ Stainless steel chain (nickel-free)

Psychedelic Tropical Rainbow Macrame Earrings ($40) – featuring a hanging psychedelic lava bead that can hold your favorite essential oils❃ Knotted with durable, waterproof cord (coral pink, pumpkin orange, marigold, fern green, teal, dark teal, indigo, lilac, silver)❃ Tropical feather design❃ Stainless steel ear hooks (nickel-free)

Chakra Lotus Flower Macrame Earrings ($40) – featuring a bohemian silver centerpiece ❃ Knotted with durable, waterproof cord (rainbow)❃ Eye-catching earrings including all the Chakra colors❃ Stainless steel ear hooks (nickel-free)

Mermaid Tail Macrame Earrings ($30)❃ Stainless steel ear hooks (nickel-free) – featuring a mossy green lava bead❃ Knotted with durable, waterproof cord (vintage jade, teal, dark teal, indigo, lilac, fern green)❃ Bohemian earrings that hold your favorite essential oils❃ Stainless steel ear hooks (nickel-free)

Jay Williams

PhanPrints’ Jay Williams has released his MSG 2019 poster, exclusively available at the PhanArt show.

Lizzy Layne

Lizzy Layne is excited to share her latest poster titled “New York State of Mind”. This dazzling new print is an illustrated, hand-printed 4 color screen print on 12×12″ foil paper.  This set of prints is a varied edition featuring 2 split fountain layers with one layer spanning all colors of the rainbow. Each print in the edition is unique! Swing by the PhanArt show and check out her all new merchandise including stickers, apparel and more!

New Springfield Boogie

New Springfield Boogie presents a medley of American counterculture. Stickers, pins, shirts, relentless quotes/references, etc. Come say hi diddly ho!

Makisupa Metal Works

Lyrical bracelets from Makisupa Metal Works will be on hand at PhanArt for the first time. Check out a variety of Vicky’s work on Etsy!

Lawless Design

Another first timer at PhanArt, Lawless Design features patches that are all hand embroidered, as well as jackets featuring various patches. All items are hand made and one of a kind. 

Shakedown Site

Shakedown Site‘s latest line of products celebrate Phish’s NYE run of four shows in December 2019 at Madison Square Garden. Featuring a retro basketball logo in classic NYC colors, these shirts and accessories are sure to delight all Phish fans in the Garden. Shakedown Site will also be on hand at the PhanArt show on December 30 with limited quantities of the options below. Order here and find out more here.

Josean Rivera

Josean will have an exclusive yellow/red variant (seen below) available only at the PhanArt Show.  Block prints are $15 black abnd white and $20 for color variants.  He’ll also have post cards, including versions of his 2018/2019 tour posters for $1 each, plus stickers for sale, most of which will premier at the PhanArt show for $1 each.

PhanArt

A limited supply of Pheanuts hoodies will be available at the show. Each costs $40 each and when they’re gone, they’re gone! You’ll also find various shirts costing $5-10, dating from Festival 8 to Summer 2011 to Fall 2018. For the kids, pick up a Grateful Dead or alPHabet Book for Little Phans, or a limited supply of kids shirts.

Karina Rykman

That’s right, the Marco Benevento and Karina Rykman Experience bassist is also an artist, and she paints quite a lot! This is her PhanArt debut and you’ll find some of her paintings and more available for sale.

Alex Anastas

Alex will have some of his artist portraits available, as well as multi-media items exclusive to PhanArt and many one of a kind items.

Earl Grey Artwork

A few items Earl Grey Artwork brings to the show include: You Enjoy MyYankees jersey ($60) in limited sizes (1 S, 7 M, 6 L, 2 XL), is a Yankees Pinstripe inspired jersey with the #20 on the back for the upcoming year and the legendary Jorge Posada. The names of Yankees players are hidden in the details of the front design. Song names are hidden in the details of the 2 and other phish related words/phrases are in the 0)2)

Blaze On Boston jersey ($20) from the 2019 Fenway run. The names of Red Sox legends are hidden in the details of the logo.

Your Trip Is Short print ($10) 9 available Spaceman Spiffs Trip Is Short

Prince Caspian afloat upon the waves ($10)

Phish NYE 2019-2020 print. Upwards of 70 songs, names, words and phrases are hidden throughout this piece.  ($15)  50 available 

Stay tuned for even more exclusive art an deals at the PhanArt show on December 30 at Hotel Penn!

Pheanuts Fall Tour Hoodies

Fall Tour is in the books and it’s about to get cold, cold, cold outside! Pick up a Pheanuts Hoodie, with full Fall Tour dates on the back! Printed on Indy 4000 Royal Blue hoodie (cotton/polyester blend) these are available for order through Friday, December 13 only.

A limited quantity will be available for purchase at the PhanArt show on Monday, December 30 at Hotel Penn (18th floor) in NYC.

Retro Basketball designs from Shakedown Site celebrate Phish at MSG

Shakedown Site‘s latest line of products celebrate Phish’s NYE run of four shows in December 2019 at Madison Square Garden. Featuring a retro basketball logo in classic NYC colors, these shirts and accessories are sure to delight all Phish fans in the Garden. Shakedown Site will also be on hand at the PhanArt show on December 30 with limited quantities of the options below. Order here.

NYC PhanArt Lineup features 20+ artists, Yoga, Sweeping Views and more!

We’ve got the first round of artists and vendors taking part in the PhanArt show in NYC on December 30th. This time, we’re on the 18th floor of Hotel Penn, with Surrender to the Flow Yoga and music by Sweeping Views! Head right up the main elevators at Hotel Penn to 18, take in the view and check out more than two dozen artists and vendors from across the country.

Featuring art and more from Ryan Kerrigan, Girl Tour, Ryan Warner, Baba Cool LLC, Lizzy Layne, Phunk your Face, Scott Harris Photo, Dave Russo, Whole Phamily, Josean Rivera, Wookles, Fat Karr Studios, Blazin Donuts, Shakedown Site, Alex Anastas, Outcasty Designs, Makisupa Merchandise, The Overhead View, New Springfield Boogie, Earl Grey Artwork, Karina Rykman, Phrames, MittyArt, Adormi Designs, Uncle John’s Outfitters, Grateful Momma Bear, Non Dualistic Designs, Makisupa Metal Works, Nice Shades, HowlGlass, Lawless Design, Bagitagit, Trixy Starr and Hang Loose Creations.

For more information visit the event and to sign up for yoga sessions click here.