Presented by Alex Grosby of the Phishsonian and Pete Mason of PhanArt, immense thanks is owed to the Oregon State School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, OSU Theatre, and the Benton County Historical Society for their strong support and all of the conference attendees for their kind words and enthusiasm for this inaugural project.
Private collectors and numerous artists contributed works to this vision to bring it to life. The exhibit made the Memorial Union a welcoming environment for scholarship and added a level of experience to the event. We hope to continue to present Phish exhibits in the near future. You can revisit the exhibit by viewing the slideshow below.
If anyone knows what space smells like, it’s the mad Titan. Four of the greatest musicians in the universe team up this summer – Iron Lawn Boy on keytar, Big Red – God of Thunder with his axe, Groodon on bass, and Henrietta Raccoon on vacuum – for the ultimate throwdown on Phish Tour.
Shirts are Next Level brand and run true to size. Each order comes with free stickers! Please note: this is a pre-order – shirts will ship the second week of May.
The Phishsonian Institute, with Oregon State University Philosophy School of Phish, and PhanArt, is proud to announce “Below The Moss Forgotten: Phish in the Pacific Northwest,” a museum exhibit about the band and its relationship with the region.
From Ashland 1991 to The Gorge 2018, Phish’s time out here perfectly mirrors the band’s evolution and growth and will be represented by fan-created art and some choice artifacts. The exhibit will be presented in the Horizon Lounge of the Memorial Union on the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. It will coincide with the first-ever Phish Studies academic conference on May 17-19, 2019. This is the Phishsonian’s first exhibit with PhanArt in what it hopes will be many.
In order to make this exhibit happen, the Phishsonian Institute and PhanArt are looking for donations to help fund materials needed for presentation. To donate, please visit Go Fund Me and support this archival endeavor. If you own a business and would like to sponsor this exhibit and the Phish Studies conference, please contact Stephanie Jenkins of Oregon State at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, to understand Phish’s time in the Pacific Northwest, you just have to listen to the tapes. The Phishsonian Hour on JEMP Radio will be airing an 11-part series about Phish in the Pacific Northwest leading up to the conference. It airs every Thursday at 2 PM East/11 AM West, kicking off today with selections from Spring and Fall 1991. Please tune in.
There have been a lot of pieces of phanart that have been donated to benefit charitable organizations in the Phish community, which has led to the ‘3 for $40’ deal that has been run in recent years, netting more than $2,000 for The Mockingbird Foundation. A recent donation of posters from 2003-2004 and 2009-2010 are included in this next offer to benefit Groovesafe.
Groovesafe will be the receipient of monies from this fundraiser, a worthy 501 (c)(3) charitable organization raising money to support a worth cause – a movement within the musical community to bring awareness about unwanted touching and sexual assault at concerts.
Posters by Erin Cadigan, Cody Schibi, Jason Lees and more. Each tube of 3 posters is shipped in a PhanArt MegaTube with stickers and priority shipping. Limit 1 tube per person.
There are only a dozen tubes available so don’t sleep on this opportunity to support Groovesafe!
PhanArt will bring together more than 30 artists for the 2018 New Year’s run Phanart Show, held on Saturday, December 29th at the Hotel Penn (across the street from MSG) from 12-5p. Admission is free with tubes for purchase, along with an extensive variety of clothing, posters, pins, memorabilia and much, much more. Check out the exclusive items from these artists and vendors – they are a small sampling of the hundreds items for sale on December 29!
Phish Fans for Racial Equality (PHRE)
PHRE will hold a meet up at 2pm at the PhanArt show to help raise awareness and support Champions of Racial Equality in Arts Theatre and Education (CREATE, Inc.), which “provides opportunities to artists of color, primarily of African American decent, to strengthen their artistic voice, allows audiences of color to witness their stories lifted into art by their community and enlightens others by cultivating insight and understanding of specific racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.” Please consider donating to their GoFundMe to help them create a new web series.
Paul’s “Fox Chillin MSG Holiday Run 2018″ measures 13″ x 19” and is a digital print on 100lb satin stock. This LE of 75 signed and numbered prints are vibrant with saturated colors and great detail. The cost is $25 and available at the PhanArt table when you enter the Gold Room.
Mayumi Ichikawa (Possumayu)
The first ever ‘Japhan’ to exhibit at a PhanArt show, Mayumi has a “Fee” sticker and t-shirt which cost 3 for $5 and $15-20, respectively, and “NYE tiny poster,” an edition of 80 small prints measuring 3.9″ x 5.8″ and cost $18 each.
5 color screen print. 18×24. limited edition of 60. i also just had an interview published with philosophy of phish if you wanted to link to it in the announcement https://philosophyschoolofphish.com
Pins, Prints, Slaps, Attire – So many not to be missed Limited Edition exclusives for Blast-O-Plasts first Phanart Show.
Non-Dualistic Designs by Thomas Nelson
Don’t miss some unique apparel and prints available only at Phanart’s Hotel Penn Show.
Don’t miss the Limited Edition Pins from Mitty Art at The Hotel Penn Phanart Show.
Sloth Yoga Leggings will get you linger and relaxed.
Phunk Your Face
Fishman Ski Goggles. A must have for the mountain this winter.
Dave’s New Year’s Eve print, ‘Libby’, is an edition of 50 measuring 11″x15″
The Slothy Llama
First time artists at PhanArt, The Slothy Llama has 3 pin variants, with windows that glow in dark, except bottom two on left of number “8” so it glows as “2019” for New Years. $15 each for Antique Gold (LE 70), Rainbow (LE 30), Raw Rainbow (LE 20) or get the whole set for $40, the only way to get the Raw Rainbow. Posters will be $10 for 11×14’s / $5 for 5×7’s.
Blazin’ Donuts presents a new, original interpretation: Glue in Your Magnet. Come visit this design and all the wearable fabric art, blazin’ dyes and now silkscreens.
The Hotdog cart
2018 NYC Phanart Hot Dog Cart” from artist Dave Thomas is a 5 color 5″x7″ linocut print made for the PhanArt show on December 29 in New York City. The print is an edition of 40 and is signed and numbered.
Andrew will have Kasvot Vaxt in Lights – a limited edition of 100 pins and 50 fridge magnets for $20 each, Steam hoodies from $40 to $60, as well as sticker sheets, patches, “sockdrawer” pins and magnets and other apparel.
In an unprecedented collaboration between an academic journal and live music community, Phish.net, the Philosophy School of Phish, and the Public Philosophy Journal (PPJ) are soliciting abstracts for essays about the improvisational rock band Phish, its music, and fans. Selected papers that successfully complete the PPJ’s Formative Peer Review process will be published in a special issue of the Public Philosophy Journal, co-edited by Dr. Stephanie Jenkins (Oregon State University, assistant professor of Philosophy) and Charlie Dirksen (Mockingbird Foundation, Vice President and Associate Counsel).
Contributors may submit abstracts on any topic of philosophical significance related to the Phish phenomenon. Proposed essays should explore philosophical questions, problems, concepts, themes, or historical figures through connections to the music and fan culture of Phish. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Aesthetics: beautiful; sublime; emotion
Music, performance, and lyrics: conceptual themes; Gamehendge mythology; improvisational ethos; live performance; music ontology; narrations; gags
Ethics: “phan” ethos; ticket trading and secondary market; tarping; environmental impacts of tour
Politics: fan counterculture; activism; issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, and religion
Phenomenology: embodiment; lived experience of jams, “IT,” lighting, or concert space
Technology: recording; social media; RFID data and surveillance; live streaming; tape trading
This special issue is part of a PPJ pilot project that aims to reconfigure the relationship between the academy and the public. To this end, the editors seek proposals for essays that will be of interest to both audiences. You do not have to be a professional scholar or philosopher to submit.
Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words and a brief bio via this Google form. Your abstract should summarize your proposed essay, outline its argument, and identify its significance to both Phish fans and scholars new to the band.
Relevance: Responds to an issue of concern to the Phish community
Accessibility: Written clearly for a general audience, with technical terms and concepts unpacked. Does not assume previous knowledge of the band.
Intellectual coherence: Provides evidence to support arguments and identifies theoretical concepts that illuminate the philosophical problem, question, or idea under consideration
Scholarly engagement: Demonstrates awareness of ongoing dialogues within relevant scholarly and/or community conversations
Completed essays will be approximately 2000-4000 words. Formatting and citations should follow the guidelines set in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition).
Abstracts due: January 18, 2019
Completed papers due: April 15, 2019
Questions can be addressed to:
Dr. Stephanie Jenkins
Oregon State University, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
You will never want to get out of this Maze. “The Overhead View”, Jamie Lee Meyer’s Vegas 2018 Masterpiece is a Limited Edition high quality digital print. Get yours at the Vegas Phanart show before they sell out!
FAITH SPONSLER – LAS VEGAS
This hand-printed, two color linoleum cut print commemorates the Las Vegas 2018 shows. This is Faith’s final print in my her Fall Tour Map Print series in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50.
DANIEL GRUSKIN – LAS VEGAS
Old Faithful is a Daniel’s print for the Las Vegas run, in a limited edition of 75. Measuring 18″ x 24″, the prints are signed and numbered, and feature a handful or two of song references. Posters will be $40. This is Daniel’s first PhanArt show and he will also have Curveball prints, Superball posters and old Camp Bisco posters he has designed.
HELPING FRIENDLY SALVE – ROSEMONT
The Helping Friendly Salve was started in the fall of 2014. From the start, their mission has been to provide unique, effective hemp based products at an attainable price with everyday use in mind. Helping Friendly Salve sources the finest hemp derived Cannabidiol direct from an exclusive state licensed Colorado Hemp farm. All Helping Friendly products are certified THC FREE and hold no psychoactive properties. Hemp oil extracts test at 99.5% in 3rd party laboratories and use only therapeutic grade essential oils from all over the globe.
With a proprietary blend of carrier oils such as arnica, avocado, beeswax, and coconut, this magical blend super charges the beneficial effects of CBD and customers truly feel the difference. The Helping Friendly Salve is available in 4 scents: Original, Unscented, Cooling and Orange Lavie. Also offered are 1000mg Tincture drops in 3 flavors: Original(unflavored), Mango and Strawberry.
Enter to win FREE Helping Friendly Salve at the PhanArt Show where they will have special *event only* pricing.
PARTY TIME DESIGNS – ROSEMONT
The Fall Tour 2018 print from Party Time Designs is a hand carved/pressed block print on Stonehenge cream paper in an edition of 50. Prints measure 12″x18″ and cost 40 each.
‘Ride the L to Rosemont’ is inspired by a vintage 1940’s poster for a Chicago based art exhibition. These hand carved/pressed 3-layer block prints are 12” x 18” and printed on Stonehenge cream paper. A signed & numbered edition of 50 prints as well as a few variants exclusive to PhanArt will be available at the show.
NON-DUALISTIC DESIGNS – ROSEMONT AND LAS VEGAS
Fall tour apparel from Thomas Nelson and Non-Dualistic Design is featured on a variety of Bella Canvas shirts and hoodies.
FAT KARR STUDIOS – ROSEMONT
Debuting at PhanArt in Rosemont, first time exhibitor Fat Karr Studios has a Rosemont print in a 4-color edition of 50, and a 3-color foil edition of 6. Both prints measure 12″ x 18″.
AUGURY PRESS – ROSEMONT
Two exclusive prints are available from Augury Press – For Las Vegas, a hand-printed, two color linoleum cut print celebrating the song “Frankenstein.” For Rosemont, a hand-printed, two color linoleum cut print commemorates the 2018 shows. Both are printed with Cranfield inks on 8.5 x 11″ high quality cream cardstock.
TEDDI FULLER – LAS VEGAS
‘Electric Eyes’ – This set of four stenciled prints are 5″ x 7″ made using spraypaint on gesso board. Limited run of 20, $60 for the set.
PHAN GEAR PRINTS – ROSEMONT
Hampton Coliseum giclee print measures 12″x24″ by artists Jeremy Selzer and Cory Rowe of Phan Gear Prints. The print depicts a colorful baboon sitting atop the mothership. Prints are signed and numbered in LE run of 150.
POSTER BUDDY – LAS VEGAS
From Poster Buddy comes the best art print and poster carrier for the serious collector, artist, or professional. Perfect for concerts, shows, conventions and travel. Tubes cost $90 for Poster Buddy, and $60 for Poster Buddy Jr.
CARUSO GUITARS INC. – ROSEMONT AND LAS VEGAS
Caruso’s 3” Bluetooth speaker have a dual channel 60 watt amplifier, two 3” full range drivers, auxiliary input, dual usb charging dock, and a battery life of 8 hours. They have a high gloss urethane finish, are completely customizable and have a large variety of finish colors.
SUPER RAD CAPE CO – LAS VEGAS
Baby Donut Lovies from $27 are handmade with a high-quality printed fleece fabric, which won’t bleed or die in the wash. The reverse side is made of a cozy plush fabric and feature a textured ribbon handle, that your kiddo will love, with options of a red or lavender backing.
Brand new, limited edition Phan shades come in two different colors. Both are made with bamboo frames, and polarized lenses. Available colors are natural bamboo, or a rainbow stripe dyed bamboo. Both styles have Phan engraved one side, and nice shades the other. They are very high quality, extremely comfortable, and are $65 a pair. They also come with a bamboo carrying case.
CALIFORNIA AVE ARTWORK – ROSEMONT
“Frankie Says,” a Fall Tour 2018 Giclee print is printed on 100# textured royal Sundance felt cover stock in a signed and numbered edition of 150.
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.