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Josh Schultz, The Image Wizard

Josh Schultz has been making art since he was old enough to hold a pencil. His background with Phish goes back to hearing them for the first time in 1993. He was hooked from the start, with Hoist being his entry point to the band, and his first show Gainesville, FL on October 23, 1994.

The Phish-inspired art Josh has made is inspired by live shows, the lot scene, album art and poster art that is prevalent throughout the community.

Josh started producing Phish specific art about 6 years ago, with his sketchbook handy and ideas popping in, he finally put together an online T-shirt/print shop to house his variety of designs.

THE IMAGE WIZARD

Character art and logo spoofs are just some of Josh’s current output, things that are interesting and eye appealing.

“From the very beginning I was glad and felt lucky to be a part of this experience. It truly changed my life. It gave me a much deeper understanding and interest in music. It propelled me to learn to play guitar and piano. I play keys in a band and we often play a Phish mix of things.”

Josh made this guitar print after seeing TAB in Chicago many years ago. During “Architect,” the light bounced off Trey’s guitar just right and was “just burned in my brain” as Josh recalls. “Trey was using it as a beam and shining it around the room.”

THE IMAGE WIZARD

In Josh’s shop, The Image Wizard, check out his Hamms/Jamms mashup, and a mash-up with the funk or Parliament, the face of Jerry, the guitar of Trey, and a fro for good measure.

THE IMAGE WIZARD

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!

Find Inspiration with the Star Dust Coloring Book

There’s something healing about slowing down, pouring some tea, and coloring these gorgeous designs. So pull up a cozy chair and lose yourself in this dreamy world of celestial goddesses and shamanic priestesses to activate your soul. Color can heal!

Created by fine artist Meghan Oona Clifford, this coloring book offers hours of peace, fun, and stress relief.

Use pencil, marker, and pen to get inspired by this sacred journey of enlightenment. Ranging from simple to highly complex, the uplifting art is a meditation for you to color and frame.

Star Dust Coloring Book is easy art therapy for mind and body, to help you soothe your spirit and unwind. Single-side pages allow for frame-worthy masterpieces. The pages will transport your back to stress-free days of childhood, where you can enjoy relaxing through creative expression and play. Coloring is proven to increase focus, mindfulness, and wellness, and makes the perfect gift.

Order the book here.

Need a Phish inspired card? Check out Phancycards!

Phancycards, a greeting card company inspired by the animals we all know and love from Phish songs, has a selection of cards, including new Father’s Day cards. With a variety of occasions to choose from, Phancycards provides free shipping on all orders, and takes custom order requests at an additional charge. Check them out on Instagram and visit their shop on Etsy.

Outcasty Designs has Facemasks, Birthday cards and more!

Outcasty has been hard at work this spring, and have a line of masks in various designs, birthday cards and more to come.

Facemasks come in a donut design, as well as a Sloth and one that gives a nod to New Years Eve’s ‘incident’ at MSG – what a way to start a weird year, huh? Order one at their Etsy shop.

Need a birthday card for someone celebrating their big day at home? Pick one up at their Etsy store. Little Hippie has offered to send out cards to any Phish kid (of all ages) who are missing their chance to celebrate their birthday. Contact info@outcasty.com for more details.

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

Phish studies Symposium ‘Resounding Echoes Grow’ comes to NYU on March 11

The Resounding Echoes Grow is a day-long interdisciplinary symposium celebrating scholarship about American rock band Phish. The symposium will take place on Wednesday March 11, 2020 in NYU Gallatin’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place, New York, NY).

The symposium continues the mission of the Phish Studies scholarly community to develop research and writing on the band and the phenomenon it has spawned. The day will include a keynote, a guided viewing, two panels, and two roundtables with presenters from across disciplinary backgrounds. The event is hosted by Gallatin MA candidate Isaac Slone, and will include a musical performance by Karina Rykman. It is free and open to the public.

While the event has recently hit capacity, there is a waitlist. Inquiries can be sent to resoundingechoesgrow@gmail.com and the schedule of events can be found here.

NYC PhanArt Lineup features 20+ artists, Yoga, Sweeping Views and more!

We’ve got the first round of artists and vendors taking part in the PhanArt show in NYC on December 30th. This time, we’re on the 18th floor of Hotel Penn, with Surrender to the Flow Yoga and music by Sweeping Views! Head right up the main elevators at Hotel Penn to 18, take in the view and check out more than two dozen artists and vendors from across the country.

Featuring art and more from Ryan Kerrigan, Girl Tour, Ryan Warner, Baba Cool LLC, Lizzy Layne, Phunk your Face, Scott Harris Photo, Dave Russo, Whole Phamily, Josean Rivera, Wookles, Fat Karr Studios, Blazin Donuts, Shakedown Site, Alex Anastas, Outcasty Designs, Makisupa Merchandise, The Overhead View, New Springfield Boogie, Earl Grey Artwork, Karina Rykman, Phrames, MittyArt, Adormi Designs, Uncle John’s Outfitters, Grateful Momma Bear, Non Dualistic Designs, Makisupa Metal Works, Nice Shades, HowlGlass, Lawless Design, Bagitagit, Trixy Starr and Hang Loose Creations.

For more information visit the event and to sign up for yoga sessions click here.

Exclusive Art available at the YEMSG PhanArt show on December 29

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 DiLena

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.

Nick DiFabbio

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

Blast-O-Plast

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.

Mitty Art

Don’t miss the Limited Edition Pins from Mitty Art at The Hotel Penn Phanart Show.

Phorbin’s Closet

Sloth Yoga Leggings will get you linger and relaxed.

Phunk Your Face

Fishman Ski Goggles. A must have for the mountain this winter.

Dave Russo

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

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 Bryant

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.