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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.

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.

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 in the Pacific Northwest’ Exhibit to be featured at Oregon State University Phish Studies Conference

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 stephanie.jenkins@oregonstate.edu.

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.

EMU Ballroom ticket stub from GolgiProject.com

Call for Proposals: “Phish and Philosophy” Public Philosophy Journal Special Issue

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.

Submission Guidelines

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.

Submissions should demonstrate the following PPJ style criteria:

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).

Submission Timeline

Abstracts due: January 18, 2019
Completed papers due: April 15, 2019

Contact

Questions can be addressed to:

Dr. Stephanie Jenkins
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
stephanie.jenkins@oregonstate.edu

Announcing the Lineup and Exclusive art Available at the Lake Tahoe PhanArt Show!

PhanArt is pleased to announce the lineup for the first art show of 2018, and the first in Lake Tahoe! The show will be held at Harveys in Lake Tahoe, NV, one floor up from the casino, and features art by 15 artists, with more to be announced. The show is sponsored by Tahoe Honey Company, Groovesafe, JEMP Radio, Cash or Trade and NYS Music. More info on the show can be found here. Check out exclusive art from artists on hand at the show, which will be updated through mid-July.

Lizzy Layne is Back!

If you collect and appreciate prints from the Phish art scene then you know Lizzy’s work and likely own print or two. Know of her work or not you will want the new Summer Tour poster for yourself and you can get it at the thaw Phanart Show.

Trish Keeling

Make friends and start conversations with your own Tahoe 2018 Keychain/Bottle opener.  Available at the Tahoe Phanart Show!

Emily Bradbury Whalen – Fine Art

You will see the light in Emily’s beautiful watercolor paintings and now you can take it home with you at the Tahoe Phanart Show!

Kharma Threads and Goods

A limited number of hand stamped keychain guitar bottle openers are available at the show via Trisha Keeling, along with a wide selections of clothing and goods.

The Art of Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan’s artwork is among the most familiar on the scene. If you don’t already have one of his iconic phish inspired designs, don’t miss your chance to get one in Tahoe!

Andrew Bryant

For the Tahoe Art, Andrew will be reprising the 2013 Tahoe “Sunrise Over the Turquoise Mountains” design across a number of platforms including shirts, hoodies, fridge magnets and a dual sided keychain that features the 2018 design on one side and the 2013 design on the inverse. It will also be the first chance to grab this years Gorge items including Bryant’s first foil print in two different variants in addition to multiple new pins, magnets, hats, stickers and all types of other goodness.  “Lunch Sacs” will be available as well.

Faith Sponsler

Faith has two posters available at the show.
The first is a handmade, 8″ x 10.5″ three-color linoleum cut print commemorating Phish’s 11th festival, Curveball. It is inspired by both old school baseball and sci-fi posters and printed with water-based Speedball block printing ink on high quality Strathmore paper. Cost is $25 for the poster.
The second is a hand-printed, five color linocut print commemorating the Phish shows at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, July 17 and 18, 2018.  The design is inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and classic national park posters. It is printed with water-based Speedball block printing ink on high quality Strathmore paper. The cost is $30. 

Anita’s Art Gallery

Inspired by the music of Phish, and featuring canvases from her Dancing Goddess series, Anita’s work is painted on watercolor paper. This pieces and more are in the range of $100-$170, with or without matte.

KDalton Designs

From K Dalton Designs, exhibiting for the first time at a PhanArt show comes clothing, pins and more for all your west coast shows!

Ink and Brandy

If you looking for some inspired art from an artist new to Phanart shows – make sure to pick up a piece from Ink and Brandy. One look and you will want one (or all of them ) for your collection!

Check back for more art as it is released!

Music Empowering Women: A Photographic Anthology – Celebrating the Beauty of Community

Sophia Callisto has developed a new coffee table style book that celebrates the beauty of community and seeks to empower women through music, particularly in the Phish community. The book, Music Empowering Women: A Photographic Anthology, will feature over 100 women portraying related themes and sharing what the music and community mean to them. The content of Music Empowering Women is meant to be sexy and classy (with no nudity), and will feature female fans from all around the country, as well as artists and vendors of various types who will be featured alongside the models.

Callisto says through the Indiegogo Campaign, “In my own love of music, I have found an incredible and close-knit community of amazing people that share this common interest. All of the creative concepts are my own and I will be traveling to multiple locations throughout the U.S. to meet with the women involved and do each photo shoot.”

Currently, 40 shoots have been outlined and an outpouring of support and interest in the project has Callisto launching an Indiegogo campaign to catch the momentum. She has shared with PhanArt character sketches for Lawn Boy, The Famous Mockingbird, Winter Queen and Mercury, as well as water colors that will be used as incentives for support of the campaign.

Baker’s Dozen Acrylic Photo Prints

The universe is a donut. Tomorrow’s flavor is Kansas / Metallica. And this is still Lawn Boy. These are a few of the things we learned over the course of The Baker’s Dozen. Emphasis on few, since there were so many great moments over the run. For those lucky enough to attend all 13 (or any) of the Baker’s Dozen shows, Stephen Olker has created a mural, capturing one image from each night of the run.

Select photos from Baker’s are combined with the mural from the 7th Ave. entrance to MSG,  as well as the banner that now hangs inside MSG to memorialize this epic run. Can you guess which night was Velvet?

This photo mural is offered on acrylic and Kodak Endura Metallic paper (each 20″ x 30″). The run will be limited and each piece will be numbered and hand signed.

The total price for the acrylic will be $275 plus shipping ($15-25, depending on location).  The total price for the Kodak Endura Metallic paper will be $130. Shipping will be free.

Visit Stephen’s website to place a deposit for preorder, which is $125 for the acrylic, or $50 for the paper print. When the pre-order period is over, I will send an email with an estimated shipping date, and make a link available to complete your purchase. Each acrylic will include some hanger wire and a hanger. Expect the acrylic to ship between 10/15 and 11/01 and the paper to ship 11/01 – 11/15.

Preorder and placing a deposit ends 10/05 Midnight CST!

Announcing the Lineups for PhanArt’s 6 Summer Shows

Summer tour is here and over the next 7 weeks, PhanArt brings 6 shows to Dead and Company at Wrigley Field, Phish in Chicago and NYC and to Twiddle’s Tumbledown. Each show is packed with more than 60 artists and their music inspired art for fans to find their favorite memorabilia, artwork, clothing, collectibles and much more!

The summer kicks off with PhanArt returning to Chicago, IL for a show on June 30th at The Cubby Bear, located directly across from Wrigley Field. Dead and Company kick off night 1 of their two night home stand at Wrigley and PhanArt will provide an opportunity for fans to track down their favorite Grateful Dead inspired art as close to the concert as possible!

PhanArt will be back in Chicago on July 16 on the third day of Phish’s three night run at Northerly Island. Congress Plaza Hotel, which has hosted 4 previous PhanArt shows, including the immensely successful ‘In All Good Company‘ held during Fare Thee Well in July 2015, will be the spot to find all the art and goods you would normally find on Shakedown.

Heading back east, PhanArt will return to The Hotel Pennsylvania, located directly across from Madison Square Garden for the first of 3 shows during The Baker’s Dozen.

Heading up north to Burlington for Twiddle’s Tumbledown? Then stop by Club Metronome above Nectar’s for an early PhanArt show focusing on Twiddle inspired artwork from a variety of up and coming vendors and artists, plus a very special comedy/musical performance from Ryan Dempsey of Twiddle!

Back in NYC, PhanArt will hold an intimate art show with a few first time artists at American Beauty NYC, sponsored by L4LM. The event will feature Space Carnival performing 2 sets on the first floor while PhanArt takes over the top floor of the venue from 3-7pm.

Finally, PhanArt will hold the final show of Summer 2017 with another show at The Hotel Pennsylvania. Pick up tickets that night to the Formula 5 show at BB King’s and get your last chance to snag Baker’s Dozen themed art!