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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!

Fat Karr Studios release print for Black Lives Matter protests

During the blackout on Tuesday, June 2, Dustin Karr took the opportunity to collect his thoughts on the movement rising around us, and began to create. The result is a print featuring the Black Power fist surrounded by the BLM chant.

Dustin says of the print:

The BLM movement is near and dear to my heart as I have Black lives in my life, that matter. I wanted to help and so I made these to use at protests throughout the country.

Surrounding the Black Power fist and BLM chant in the background is listed just some of the unarmed Black lives that have been lost to police brutality over the last couple years.

Dustin hopes these prints will help in some small way and can be part of the collective movement for change we are seeking in this country.

Prints are FREE and Dustin only asks that postage is covered. For $15, you can have up to 10 prints sent to you. The two-color prints measure 12″x18″, are printed on 100lb French Paper and are signed in an open edition.

Order one here, then only put one in your cart, then leave in the notes how many you want (up to 10).

Phans for Racial Equity Presents Public Forum on May 30

One glance at the news — from the disparate impact of COVID-19 to the senseless destruction of black lives — shows it’s never been more important to address racism from every angle, and PHRE want to reach people through their love of Phish.

On Saturday, May 30 from 11:30am – 7:30pm ET, Phans for Racial Equity (PHRE) will host their first ever virtual retreat. The Zoom virtual retreat, ‘In a Minute I’ll be PHRE,’ will feature workshops on racial equity, planning out PHRE work for the next 1-3 years, and talking to friends in groups including BrianRobert, GrooveSafe, and Mike Side Dyke Side. In doing a virtual event, PHRE hopes to give the broader Phish community the chance to learn more about PHRE and their work.

The purpose of the public forum is for the community to learn about how phans of color’s experience in the scene can be different, talk about what we can do together to make our scene as inclusive as possible and our opportunity and responsibility to act for racial justice in the broader world.

Fans will be engaged in a talk about PHRE’s origins, including the Phish Scene So White: Let’s Talk article, the online backlash and what that says about our community. PHRE’s mission will be discussed, as well as core activities such as tabling at Phish shows, working with venues to address harassment, and how folks can get involved.

Set 2 includes a discussion moderated by Jay Curley of Ben and Jerry’s a conversation about race in the scene and PHRE’s origins and organizing work. The forum includes a Phish Trivia contest with a grand prize of Phish Gorge 2021 tickets.

At 7:30pm it’s Happy Hour with live music from Jackie Venson, Hayley Jane, Andy Greenberg and many more.

Sign Up for the Public Forum here.

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

Conscious Alliance Holiday Auction features Art by Chuck Sperry, SCI guitar, posters and much more

Conscious Alliance’s Holiday Auction is open through Tuesday, December 10th.  You can bid on autographed posters, artwork framed by Furthur Frames, music memorabilia and much more. Bidding helps feed families, with every $1 providing 2 meals to those most in need. 

Text “DEC3” to 243-725 or head over to bit.ly/CA-dec3 to start bidding. Bidding closes at 8pm MST on Tuesday, December 10.

Screens ‘n’ Suds to Celebrate 10 years this November

Screens ‘n’ Suds will be hosting our 10th Anniversary Beer and Art Festival at Studio Two Three in Scott’s Addition on November 9, 2019 in Richmond, VA.

10 years since the first Screens ‘n’ Suds, held at Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA, the support from the art and beer community has helped to raise more than $274,000 to Multiple Sclerosis and other charities.

This year’s Big Event will feature:
– Unique and very special beer selections
– New Beer Inspired Print Series released at the event
– Multiple Artists in attendance
– VIP Ticketing option (to be announced soon!)
– A silent auction – click here for current auction items and bid!

Funds raised at this year’s Screens ‘n’ Suds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Studio Two Three, Gallery 5 Arts and Quy’s family. If you are interested in volunteering, or with to donate something to the auction or have a question, email us screensnsuds@gmail.com. Stay tuned to the Facebook event page for more details to come!

VIP Tickets are on sale now!

All proceeds from this event will benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Quy’s Family, Studio Two Three and Gallery5 Arts. This event is all ages, but 21+ to drink. Hours of the event are 11am to 6pm, with doors opening at 11am for VIP ticket holders and 1pm for General Admission and Suds ticket holders.

This event is free and open to the public at 1pm ($5 suggested donation to the charities). There are three options for enjoying a spectacular selection of craft beers at this event.

Tentative list of Artists for the Print Series

“Vending” means artist will be at the event.  List is subject to change.

97 Ghosts Printing & Designs
Andrew Stronge of Stronge Designs (vending)
Bizhan of Mended Arrow (vending only)

Brian Bojo & Caleb Williamson collab print!!
Bruce Horan
CrazyRedBeard (live painting)
Dave Thomas
eirotropot
Gilfalo Art Design
Jim Pollock
JT Luchessi (vending)

Mark Serlo (vending)
Nick DiFabbio (vending only)
Nicole Gomez (vending)
Owen Murphy of One Drop Design Studio (vending)
Tom Shaw (vending)
Tripp (vending)
William Mitchell (vending)

Suds

Your VIP or Suds ticket will include unlimited samplings from our hand-picked draft list from 11am-6pm for VIP Tickets and 1pm-6pm for Suds Tickets!  General Admission attendees can purchase beer by the glass.

We’ve got a few things up our sleeves with the following breweries….
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
TABOL Brewing
The Veil Brewing Company
Väsen Brewing Company

More info and final taplist will be announced prior to the event on the website and Big Cartel store.

You Can’t Spell Charity Without ART: 3 Posters for $40 to Benefit Groovesafe

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!




Space Funk Art Show Blasts off on Saturday, October 20 in Hampton, VA

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 bidding ends 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.

The Waterwheel Foundation announces Fan Poster Sale

The Waterwheel Foundation has announced a Fan Poster Sale featuring various posters that have been created and donated by fans throughout the 3.0 era.

The sale of these donated posters will benefit The Waterwheel Foundation’s general funding, which has recently helped in the Tortola relief effort in the British Virgin Islands, and establishing local music programs in Burlington, VT.

Check out the Google Spreadsheet and Facebook Gallery of the donated art.  In order to purchase a poster, Phans can email ww@phish.com to set up a donation. In addition to the posters listed, there are 20 mystery tubes for sale, with 2 posters in each tube.