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Exclusive Art, Apparel and More Available at the NYC PhanArt Show on April 22

We are less than 2 weeks away from the April 22nd PhanArt show at the Stewart Hotel. This is the inaugural art show at our new location on the corner of 7th and W 31st St, mere footsteps from Madison Square Garden, the World’s Most Famous Arena.

As always we’re the perfect Pre-Show gathering with Free Admission, an extensive and great lineup of new and familiar Artists and Brands from the Scene bringing exclusive art and new merch to all who attend the Phanart show on April 22nd from 12-5pm. Poster Tubes Available at the Show. Get in line early for limited edition pottery, prints, pins, shirts, accessories and much more….

Phanart 2021 Lineup
Tom Marsh and RJ Bee
Limited Edition Sugar Maple Poster from Ryan Kerrigan

The Wheel Ceramics

If any of you were lucky enough to attend the AC Phanart shows last Summer you already know that The Wheel Ceramics is not to be missed. Potter and Artist Courtney Haller’s work is first class and will sell out. Get in line to be the first at her table where you will find this exclusive pottery art and more.

One of a kind ceramic art available only at Phanart on April 22.

Maria D Designs

Talented Graphic Artists and avid Phish Fan, Maria offers posters, clothing accessories and more!

Maria D Designs

Scott Harris Photography

Don’t miss you chance to acquire the work of Scott Harris, one of the top music photographers!

Hershey 2021

The Overhead View

The Overhead View started in 2014 with a Paul and Silas USPS design and has been growing ever since. Now with over 50 designs, available on etsy and theoverheadviewshop.com, gear is available in men’s, women’s, youth, and toddler tees, onesies, men’s and women’s tank tops, hoodies, hats, stickers, pins, and even mugs. Artist/Owner Bryan Kirk has been seeing shows since 1995. Check out the YEMSG 2021 tees from The Overhead View available at the 12/30 Phanart show.

Rainbow Janes

Rainbow Janes features handmade accessories made by a music lover for the music lover. These products are made of fun and flashy materials that are lightweight and sustainable.

Fun Accessories from Rainbow Janes

Grateful Dead Tarot

The Grateful Dead Tarot is a beautiful tarot set featuring 78 all-original cards, hardcover book and keepsake box. Illustrated by long time Phan artist Erin Cadigan and  written by author Elizabeth Jezorski. Crafted with extensive attention to detail and artistry, this deck is full of symbolism that merges both the traditional tarot and the Grateful Dead’s iconography,.  First edition will be available at PhanArt for $125.

Wookles LLC

You know him. You know his stuff. You know it’s good. Now come out and support your local Wook!


RebaJams

Fun Jewelry and Accessories from Rebecaa @RebaJams

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Snug Pups

Celebrate your love for your favorite Vermont rockin’-jazzy-jam-band with this donut themed canvas dog coat. Available at Phanart in NYC!

Girl Tour

Phish inspired clothing & accessories 

Dave Russo

Don’t miss a series of special limited edition prints from the unique and recognizable hand of Dave Russo’s Scribbles of Dave.

Baba Cool LLC

Future’s so bright you gotta where these shades! So many fun designs to find from Baba Cool! Check out new merch available at the Phanart show!

Baba Cool

Slip Stitch and Glass

Unique plan made stained glass art coming from North Carolina!

Blazin’ Donuts

So may styles to choose from – don’t miss out!

Josean Rivera Fine Arts

Phanart regular and Pilly based artist/art educator, Josean has been creating Phish inspired art since 2003 including visual setlists for every show since 2014 and themed show prints. 

The 4 Horses – Gets more accurate every year…

Laplaca Pottery Works

Greg Laplaca has been working in clay for 30 years making a wide variety of functional and whimsical items . A few years ago he decided to combine my love of live music with pottery and launched his line of lyric inspired coffee and beer mugs. Each one is hand made by me and no 2 are exactly alike.

Phrames Etc

Phrames has been on lot for 10+ years selling License Plate Phrames, Nalgene Water Bottles, Hats, Jerseys etc. You have definitely seen their stuff and want some. Get it at Phanart NYC.

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Blockhead’s Printing

Dave has been creating linocut art for 6 years. His art is drawn on linoleum and carved to create a printing plate. Each print is made using a hand crank printing press.  Don’t Mis Dave’s Wheel of Prints – 1 spin for $3, 2 for $5. Win the mini print you land on along with a raffle ticket to win a framed 5×7 Springtime Flower. 

YouEnjoyMyVegan

Vegan food, merch & life! Available at Phanart NYC.


HelloSunset

Apparel and art from creator Stephanie Cook. Available at the Phanart Show.

Makisupa Metal Works

Lyrical bracelets from Makisupa Metal Works will be on hand at PhanArt for the first time. Check out a variety of Vicky’s work on Etsy!

Outcasty

Facemasks are still a thing and now come in a new donut design, as well as a Sloth and one that gives a nod to 2019 New Years Eve’s ‘incident’ at MSG. Available at Phanart.

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These Artists and many more!

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.

Gallery: Inaugural Phish Studies ConferencE and Phish in the PNW Exhibit

Below The Moss Forgotten: Phish in the Pacific Northwest was a three-day pop-up museum exhibit presented by The Phishsonian Institute and PhanArt in the Horizon Lounge at Memorial Union. Held during the inaugural Phish Studies Conference, the exhibit represented shows from the band’s PNW debut in Ashland in 1991 to the band’s recent run at the Gorge in 2018.

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.

Check out more photos by Derek Finholt.

Philosophy School of Phish Returns this summer with a Field Trip to the Gorge and MORE!

For the fifth summer in a row, Dr. Stephanie Jenkins will teach the “Philosophy School of Phish” course—more formally called the “Philosophy of Art and Music”— via Oregon State University’s Ecampus program. Using the band as a case study, the course focuses on themes about the nature and significance of art and music. As part of their required course work, students attend three Phish concerts— in person or via webcast— and conduct philosophical interviews with artists from the Phish community. Learning about theories of art and music experientially helps students actively engage with the philosophical content and learn more about the Phish community.

During the 2018 summer term, students will have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to attend Phish’s three-night run at the Gorge Amphitheater from July 20-22. Students will camp together at the venue. In addition to attending the concerts, students will participate in a “Phish Studies” colloquium, which will feature guest lectures from interdisciplinary scholars researching the band at other academic institutions.

Over the course of the weekend, the students will film their experiences. They will later use this video footage to complete the “Concert Field Notes” assignment requirement for the course. Dr. Jenkins and filmmaker Kelly Morris, founder of the MORE Project and Be MORE Now Films, will collaborate with the students to edit their video submissions into a film about Phish and Philosophy, to be published in the Public Philosophy Journal and circulated throughout the “phan” community.

Registration is now open! To participate in the Gorge field trip, students must be enrolled in PHL 360—offered via OSU’s Ecampus– and the corresponding one-credit lab section, during session three of OSU’s summer term (June 25–August 17). Students who are interested in this opportunity for experiential learning and contribution to faculty research can contact Dr. Jenkins at jenkstep@oregonstate.eduYou do not have to be a current OSU student to take the class.

 

Enrolling in the lab course will give participating students the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with a professional filmmaker: Kelly Morris, filmmaker and founder of Be More Now Films, will meet with students during the field trip and oversee the editing of the final public philosophy video.
  • Engage in communal, experiential learning: With the addition of an on-campus lab credit, students will be immersed in their learning experience together as a class. This is not possible with an online only course.
  • Participate in faculty research: The final film will be published in the Public Philosophy Journal. As part of this project, Dr. Jenkins and Kelly Morris will be participating, as invited researchers, in the Public Philosophy Journal Creative Writing Workshop at Michigan State University from May 16-18, 2018.

Stay up to date by following the Philosophy School of Phish on Facebook and Twitter!

Lineups for New Year’s 2017 PhanArt Shows Announced!

With the New Year’s Run slowly approaching, PhanArt is proud to announce the lineups for two final shows for 2017. Both shows feature a wide variety of artists selling Phish art and memorabilia, including posters, clothing, stickers, pins, accessories and much more. Tubes will be available for purchase at both shows.

PhanArt’s New Year’s shows are sponsored by Relix, Cash or Trade, NYS Music, JEMP Radio, NYS Music 87/90 and Donutseats.com

Friday, December 29th from 3-7pm visit American Beauty at 251 W. 30th st., just 2 blocks from Madison Square Garden, for a PhanArt pre-show featuring HF Podcast and Polyvamp performing from 4-6pm, along with art and more from:

Jamie Lee Meyer, The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, Phorbin’s Closet, Grateful Momma Bear, Something From the Lot, Original Bootleg, The Overhead View, Blazin’ Donuts, Jen Sclafani, and The Helping Friendly Salve

On Saturday, December 30 at Hotel Pennsylvania, check out more than 2 dozen artists (and more to come!) right across from Madison Square Garden. The show starts at 12 noon and goes until 6pm, and you’ll find music by JEMP Radio and Original Wyllys as well as art from:

Isadora Bullock, The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, Nick DiFabbio, Jamie Lee Meyer, The Mockingbird Foundation, Eastcoasters, Uncle John’s Outfitters, Phorbin’s Closet, ADNB, BabaCool, Original Bootleg, Blazin’ Donuts, The Overhead View, Lizzy Layne, Grateful Momma Bear, Uncle John’s Bone, Fred Sutter, Something from the Lot, 415HolyGuyArt, The Helping Friendly Salve, and Teddi Fuller

Admission to both PhanArt shows if FREE with Tubes available for purchase.

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!

Announcing the Lineups for PhanArt shows on December 29 & 30 in NYC

PhanArt returns to New York City this holiday season with TWO shows during Phish’s New Year’s run at Madison Square Garden.

On December 29th, PhanArt brings more than 20 artists together at The Hotel Pennsylvania for Skyscraper is Grander. The following day, PhanArt will feature 10 artists along with Formula 5 at American Beauty for a pre-show event from 3-7pm, hosted by Live for Live Music. Both shows are free to attend. Hotel Penn is located across 7th Avenue from MSG while American Beauty 251 W. 30th Street.

Held in The Gold Room at The Hotel Pennsylvania, located across the street from Madison Square Garden, PhanArt will bring together a variety of vendors and artists exhibiting exclusive Phish-inspired posters, pins, shirts and unique wares. Admission to this event day long event (12pm-6pm) is FREE.

The lineup for Skyscraper is Grander includes a wide array of artists from across the country and always expanding Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists The Art of Ryan Kerrigan,  Isadora Bullock, Brian Bojo, Stupindous Creations, The Overhead View, Setlist Tees, Jerry4theKids, Original Bootleg, Ariane Davis, Phunk Your Face, Blazin Donuts, His End was the Road, Fred Sutter and Pop Pop’s Terrapin Station all return for another installment of PhanArt, featuring limited edition goods, clothing, posters, pins, stickers and much more.

First time artists include Funky B Boutique, Paul Dilena Designs, East Coasters, Lady with a Phan, 415HolyguyArt, Baba Cool and BagiTagit, each bringing something new to the show, including clothing, posters, pins, patches, fans, apparel and much more.

The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $900,000 over the past 15 years, will feature prints from The Phish Companion 3rd Edition, where Phish’s 33-year career is interpreted by top artists including David Welker, Justin Helton, DKNG and AJ Masthay.

JEMP Radio will be broadcasting live from the show on the 29th, featuring a selection of funk that sets the tone for the day.

For the first time, shipping from the PhanArt show will be available, along with tubes to purchase. A station will be setup for fans to purchase postage and tubes, and ship items purchased at the show home.

The December 30th show features 10 artists while Upstate New York jam band Formula 5 performs two sets of music. The art show begins at 3pm, with Formula 5 hitting the stage from 4-7pm. The band recently celebrated a successful Kickstarter campaign for their third studio album and put on an energetic, rock improv show to get you warmed up for Phish at MSG later that night.

Artists for the show on the 30th include The Art of Ryan Kerrigan, MYFE. Designs, Funky B Boutique, The Overhead View, Phunk Your Face, Original Bootleg, Pop Pop’s Terrapin Station, 415HolyguyArt and more!

The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, Skyscraper is Grander will offer free entry to all patrons with poster 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.

PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami since 2013 and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. The biggest year of PhanArt began in New York City on January 2nd and culminates with the 6th and 7th PhanArt shows of the 2016.

The Next PhanArt Show Will be Held in…

On January 2, PhanArt comes to New York with ‘Skyscraper is Grand’, featuring more than two dozen artists and bringing the fan favorite event to New York City for the first time. Held at The Hotel Pennsylvania on 7th Avenue, directly across from Madison Square Garden, ‘Skyscraper is Grand’ will run from 12pm-7pm on the final day of Phish’s four-night NYE run.

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Artist lineup, details on available limited edition art and musical accompaniment will be announced in early December. For now, save the date and prepare for the first ever PhanArt show in New York City!

Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Atlantic City, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami since 2013 and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. Unique posters, pins, apparel, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the A World Café Live One a must-attend event during Phish tour.

The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, A World Café Live One 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.

An Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders

The following interview was conducted in 2007 with then-recently elected Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for inclusion in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish.

Pete Mason: Phish is the pre-eminent band from the Burlington area in the past 30+ years. What influence do you see Burlington, and Vermont in general, as contributing factors to the development of a strong fan base and a close knit Phish community?

Senator Bernie Sanders: It should come as no surprise that a band like Phish came from Vermont. Its success was developed largely outside of the musical mainstream, without the aid of corporate radio stations or MTV. Like so much in Vermont, the success of Phish depended almost entirely on its appeal to what we call the grassroots, and what music people call the fan base. Phish exemplifies the remarkable power of a word-of-mouth, grassroots movement to transform the musical landscape.

Pete Mason: Over the course of your many years in Vermont public office, did you ever expect Phish to have such a profound impact on American music, and for the band to rise to such heights over the course of their existence?

Senator Bernie Sanders: I was first elected mayor of Burlington in 1981, two years before Phish played its first show at the University of Vermont. Burlington’s young people were the first members of the supportive community that would propel the band to national prominence. By the time I was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1990, Phish was already touring nationally and building a loyal following. I watched the meteoric rise of Phish with interest, and have been proud to see Phish succeed beyond all expectations.

Pete Mason:  When did you first hear about Phish as being a Burlington based band, to the extent that it piqued your interest as a product of Vermont?

Senator Bernie Sanders: Burlington is not an especially large city. Nectar’s, w here they began performing, is only a block from City Hall. I don’t go to music much, but some of the young people I talk with were very, very interested in Phish. As the band’s popularity grew and it began to receive wide attention, I saw Phish as an ambassador of the state of Vermont, highlighting our independence and open-mindedness and our deep involvement with grassroots politics and culture.

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Pete Mason: While many are aware of the strong fan base Phish had throughout its existence, how did such a community of people come about around just four guys playing music?

Senator Bernie Sanders: What I find unique and remarkable about Phish is the open relationship between the band and its following. This is not a band that just plays for an audience and no more. The interaction that young people kept telling me defined the Phish concert experience helped create an energetic and devoted community across Vermont and across the nation.HonkyTonkBernie

Pete Mason: Were you ever able to make it to any Phish concerts? If so, which ones, and what did you think of the experience?

Senator Bernie Sanders: During my (2006) Senate campaign, I listened to three-quarters of Phish play together at something called “Honky Tonk the Vote,” a fundraising event for my Senate campaign. I’d talked with Mike Gordon a number of times in recent years, and he agreed to play at this event. He did a long set, and both Page and Jon came up on stage and played with him. From what I understand, it was the first time the three of them had played together since their final show in Coventry. But for me it wasn’t about their ongoing history, but about good music, and the great feeling everyone in the audience had when they played together.

Bernie Sanders was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 12 votes in 1981, he served four terms. The Almanac of American Politics has called Sanders a “practical’ and “successful legislator.” He has focused on the shrinking middle class and widening income gap in America that is greater than at any time since the Great Depression. Other priorities include reversing global warming, universal health care, fair trade policies, supporting veterans, and preserving family farms. 
Source: Senator Sanders Senate Website

Update: Phish Trademark for ‘Fishman Donuts’ Design Rejected

The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Phish’s attempt to Trademark the ‘Fishman Donuts’ design. For more info and legalese galore, please check out the case and the overall initial decision .

This is not final and Phish does have the ability to appeal.

A notable quote from the decision:
“The examiner refers to the attached Internet evidence obtained via the Google search engine in which a similar pattern is used by various parties on various goods. For example, see the use of the pattern on various fabrics available from different providers on the Spoonflower website. Also note the various goods using a similar pattern that are available from various artists via the Etsy website.  Assuming arguendo that these uses may have been inspired by the applicant’s use of the mark, the current use of such a design pattern is widespread and may not be capable of acting as an indicator of a single source for the goods or services. As further evidence that the design is non-distinctive, see the website excerpt showing various patterns incorporating single-color circles set against a single background color.

What does this mean for Phish fans and artists using the ‘Fishman Donuts’? Same as it did before – you are free to use the design until a Trademark is approved. Filing for one is the start of a long process and not the end of the line. So for now….
put some fishman donuts on it

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Initial Article:

As reported by L4LM, Phish has filed paperwork to trademark Jon Fishman’s iconic dress pattern.

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While the dress Fishman wears has been a staple of quite nearly every performance in the past 30 years, the filing of the trademark is interesting. This is being done either to protect current interests in use of the red circles on a blue background, or to prevent the pattern from being used by anyone other than Phish for commercial use, comparable to the Phish logo and words Gamehendge, among others.

The description of the pattern in the filing states, “The mark consists of a series of red circles with holes in the center, placed in pattern against a blue background, where each circle is equidistant from the other.” What that means is up to interpretation, should the Trademark be approved, a process that can take many months.

Stay tuned for updates…