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Phish Stickers and more from Lizzy Layne

Lizzy Layne has selection of stickers, apparel, posters, accessories and more now available on her website. ​Born in Detroit, Lizzy grew up always knowing she wanted to be an artist. She pursued those dreams at the University of Arizona and has since immersed herself in the local art scene in the Bay Area and creatively engaging with the surrounding community wherever she goes.

A mixed media artist whose vast skill set includes painting, graphic design, printmaking, illustration and mural art, Lizzy melds techniques and materials to spawn a visual experience that is whimsical, creative and unique. 

In her professional portfolio, Lizzy is a Creative Director who has established branding for major companies, created apparel and textile designs within the fashion world and is consistently collaborating with the music industry to produce illustrated concert posters and merchandising. Additionally, she enjoys creating mural art and live painting and at music festivals and various events nationwide.

Lizzy hopes that by sharing her creative visions, she can bring a bit of laughter, inspiration and positivity to the world.

Order Lizzy’s Phish-themed sticker pack, which includes an assortment of 7 unique vinyl stickers seen below. And check out even more items available in her shop, including this NYE 2017 Poster!

Donut Facemasks & more from You Enjoy My Vegan

You may have seen You Enjoy My Vegan at the PhanArt show in Providence, but she’s also a staple on Phish tour, selling vegan, raw food, vegan keto and grain free treats and meals from farm phresh phood.

They’ve since started selling Donut and other decorative face masks for these times. You Enjoy My Vegan has donated over 200 masks to local emergency and healthcare workers.

Order the Classic Donuts Face Mask, VW Bus Face Mask, Floral Donuts Face Mask and a Tie Dye Face Mask via Etsy and follow them on Instagram!

PhanArt and The Phishsonian Institute team up for “Archiving at Home”

Last year, PhanArt and the Phishsonian Institute teamed up to present “Below The Moss Forgotten,” a pop-up museum exhibit detailing Phish’s relationship to the Northwest at the first-ever Phish Studies Conference at Oregon State University told mostly through fan-created items. The exhibit marked the first step in establishing a relationship with OSU in regards to the PhanArt archive, establishing a home for the 3000 items that are already documented.

With everyone at home with time on their hands, the two organizations are taking the next step to try and make the archive as complete as possible. They are asking Phish fans at home to comb through any and all of their collections for things we might have missed, Stickers, Posters, T-Shirts, Coozies, anything and everything, no item too great or too small. As a reminder, the key guideline is fan-created items. Official items are not needed.

Whether its from 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0, fan made art spans across four decades and we want to ensure the completeness of this collection.

The Phishsonian Institute offers simple guidelines for fans – images created to use no less than 300 dpi and to send in TIFF format if possible. This will allow the ability to manipulate for future exhibitions and materials. All submissions should be sent to phanartarchives@gmail.com. For more details, check out the video below.

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