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Here is the Final Lineup of Artists for “In All Good Company”

PhanArt Presents has announced the final lineup of artists for “In All Good Company”, the largest ever exhibition of Grateful Dead art and artists celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead inspired art and featuring an extensive range of artists who draw inspiration from the music of the Grateful Dead. POSTCARD FLYER 4 x 6 FRONT FINAL

The art exhibition will be held July 3, 4 and 5 from 12pm6pm daily at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, located near Grant Park. This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held during the final performances of the ‘core four’ of the Grateful Dead during ‘Fare Thee Well’ at Soldier Field.

The lineup of confirmed artists who will have art on display throughout the weekend include those who have been a part of the Grateful Dead art scene since the band’s beginnings as well as poster and pin artists who have risen to prominence in recent decades.

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Poster artists include John Warner, Phil Kutno, Richard Biffle, TRiPP, Good Thoughts Printing, Jeff Troldahl, Not Fade Away Artworks, Jim Pollock, Michael Boyer, Mark Serlo, The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, all of whom will have a variety of prints available from across the portfolio of the Grateful Dead’s history.

Pin makers on hand at “In All Good Company” include Kingpin Designs, Dr. Wookles, Pin Me Down, Andrew Bryant, Pinsanity Designs Zenster and Dave Bangert, each of which will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Fare Thee Well shows.

Clothing makers Uncle John’s Outfitters, Erin Cadigan, Get Shit Done, Heady Teddy’s Outfitters, Grateful Girls Scarves, Eden’s Rose Foundation, Lot Life, S.A.W. Creations, Vintage Dead and The Shakedown Shop will have a variety of clothing styles and hats and accessories, perfect for fans of all ages.

Photography exhibits by Dead Images from Robbi Cohn and Scott Harris Photo highlight and connect eras of the Grateful Dead with prints for sale.

Tye-Dye artist Courtenay Pollock, who crafted the tye-dye backdrops used by the Grateful Dead during their career will have the original articles on sale. Rhoney Stanley will be on hand to meet fans and sell copies of her book “Owsley and Me: My LSD Family.”

Exhibitors with a variety of art include Mountain Family Glass, Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop, Morning Dew Tye-Dyes, Easy Wind Family Creations, Amigos and Us, and Art by Acorn.

PhanArt is thrilled to be partnering with Summer Camp Music Festival to host a MAKE A DIFFERENCE Drive in support of a local Non-Profit Organization as well as The Mockingbird Foundation! Those that join us in supporting these organizations during each of our three days in Chicago will be entered into a daily raffle, with drawings for prizes including a printed canvas by ReverbSoul and other incredible art, Summer Camp 2016 tickets, and more TBA! Additionally, Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop will give everyone that helps us MAKE A DIFFERENCE through the weekend an entry in their LIVE Raffle on Sunday, July 5 for a ticket to that night’s final ‘Fare Thee Well’ Grateful Dead show at Soldier Field. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event to get updates on how to participate.

Musical performances during the weekend feature Chicago bands Jack Straw and Under the Willow, as well as a daily playlist curated by Blank Space Media. Jack Straw brings forth a richly diverse array of music, mixing together songs by the likes of Phish, the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers, Old and in the Way, as well as original songs. Under the Willow blend socially conscious lyrics with intricate compositions to evoke a unique brand of songwriting that borrows from bluegrass and folk music. A Playlist Presented by Blank Space Arts will set the tone for each day while complimenting each day’s musical performance, providing an audio component to accompany the visual aspects of the art show.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, In All Good Company will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Special edition works only available at the show can be viewed on PhanArt.net and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.

“In All Good Company” is sponsored by John Warner Studios, NYS Music, Summer Camp Music Festival, The Body Sound Chair, Scents and Subtle Sounds, Cash or Trade and Band Shirt Archive.

Sneakin Salliez Shoes By Meggy Schaeffer

IMAG0124Sneakin Salliez are custom painted music-inspired sneakers and feature a number of different designs! Most of the shoes are Phish/ Grateful Dead inspired but the artist is open to music related custom orders. Every pair of Sneakin Salliez are hand painted with satin acrylic paint and sealed with a gloss finish. Some designs are re-created with every shoe but never exactly the same, so each pair is completely unique.

From the artist, Meggy Schaeffer: “It makes me so happy that my artwork is involved with such a beautiful community and I am forever grateful to connect with my customers…it lights me up to light you up! Thank you so much for checking out my artwork!”FB_IMG_1429294246613

Various sizes and styles available. Browse and Buy now: Sneakin Salliez

PhanArt Presents: In All Good Company Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Art

In All Good Company, an art show celebrating 50 years of Grateful art will be held at Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, IL on July 3, 4 & 5, 2015. Presented by PhanArt, this extensive art show will feature artists from across the history of the Grateful Dead, exhibiting and selling a wide variety of art and memorabilia.

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This one of a kind art show will be held on each day of “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead”, held at Chicago’s Soldier Field July 3-5, 2015, reuniting the ‘Core Four’ of the Grateful Dead alongside Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti.

The lineup for In All Good Company will be announced in the spring.

For more information, stay tuned to www.phanart.net

The Earliest Fan Art – Grateful Dead Mail Order Envelopes

With the announcement of ‘Fare Thee Well’ and an old school mail order period that resulted in thousands to ticket requests sent in the old-fashioned way, a style of art that has thus far disappeared with the advent of online ticket lotteries has made a resurgence, if only for a brief time.

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Grateful Dead fans have made their mail order request envelopes unique in the past and fans both new and old took great efforts to make art out of their envelopes. With the advent of social media, fans can share these before they head off to be fulfilled (fingers crossed) and the envelopes (hopefully) used as part of a future exhibit to showcase the love for the music of the Grateful Dead.

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Thanks to folks who posted on the PhanArt Facebook Page, Deadheadland and Treyfuldeadmemes for sharing some of these envelopes and check out an extensive historical archive of envelopes via Grateful Dead Online Archive. If you want your envelope featured, add a photo to this post on Facebook or email phanart@gmail.com.