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First Artist Announcement for Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Poster Show, July 6th at The Saratoga Hilton

An announcement we are very proud to make: the initial announcement of artists for Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition includes AJ Masthay, Erin CadiganIsadora Bullock, Nate Duval, John Warner, Ryan KerriganBranden Otto, Bruce Horan, Ed Wilson, TRiPP, Bill Pompeii, Drew Suto, 10 Minute Tube Designs, Party Time Pins, Page Side High and stuPINdous Creations, with more to be announced.


The art show will be held Saturday July 6th from 10am-3pm at the Saratoga Hilton, featuring the best Phish inspired art, including limited edition art made specifically for the show. Admission is FREE.

“Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition,” featuring Phish artists from around the country will be held on Saturday July 6th from 10am-3pm at The Saratoga Hilton, in downtown Saratoga Springs, New York. Developed and produced by a group of artists and fans known as the Mothership Art Collective, the art show will be held in the middle of a weekend of Phish, who play just down the road at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, July 5th-7th.

The initial artists announced for “Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition,” represent some of the best artists in the Phish community and poster art. Longtime Phish artists AJ Masthay, TRiPP, John Warner, Ryan Kerrigan, Branden Otto, Edward Wilson, Bruce Horan and Isadora Bullock have been a part of many poster shows in the past and each have a large portfolio of concert poster art across a wide range of musical acts. Erin Cadigan, an artist from Woodstock, NY will be featuring her art, posters and clothing line THREE. Joining the show for the first time is Nate Duval, an official poster artist who has an extensive history of creating unique posters for a number of musical acts. Pin makers and artists Matthew Jurcic of 10 Minute Tube Designs, Jack Firestone of Party Time Pins, Willy of Page Side High and Adrian Sharpe of stuPINdous Creations will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs. First timers include Bill Pompeii of Pompeii Prints, maker of posters, shirts and various pins that have gained acclaim among Phish fans, and Troy, NY artist Drew Suto, who as Senior Artist for Surrender to the Flow, designs the cover art for the Phish fan magazine handed out for free on lot at every show.

Non-profits include in “Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition”, are The Mockingbird Foundation, which has given grants for music education totaling more than $700,000 over the past 15 years; Screens ‘n’ Suds, which combines craft beers and art to benefit the National MS Society and charities in Richmond, VA and Chicago, IL, raising over $75,000 since 2009; and PhanArt, a book and website created as a way to showcase the art made by Phish fans, raising money for The Mockingbird Foundation through donations from artists and fans, totaling over $10,000 since 2009.

Phish poster shows have been held since 2003 with great success, as unique posters are made for Phish shows during the poster show weekend, making for a must-attend event during Phish tour, featuring some of the most unique concert art being produced today. ‘Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition” is the first event for 2013 produced by the Mothership Art Collective, a group within the Phish community comprised of artists and organizations who promote the art inspired by the band Phish. 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. The creative fan base of Phish makes for amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play. The Collective will work hard to bring a show to the Phish touring public each year.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past poster shows, “Summer in Saratoga: A Rock Art Exhibition” will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Charitable donations from the event will be made to The Mockingbird Foundation, as well as a wide array of artists featuring posters to fit any budget. More artists will be announced in mid-June, as well as special edition works only available at the show, which will be available for viewing shortly thereafter at www.mothershipartcollective.org

AJ Masthay Releases NYE print series ‘The Terminal’

Hello World! Coming to you semi-live from lovely West Hartford, CT. It’s been an interesting fall to say the least, what with a hurricane and Nor-easter in a weeks time… We were very lucky in central CT with nothing more than a cable outage and a few inches of snow to deal with, but our hearts go out to the millions along the coast who are still recovering from Sandy. Stay strong NYC & Jersey!

Okay, so I’m writing to you to let you know about my upcoming prints for the 4 nights at MSG for the New Years run. Yup, it’s a Quad and what a Quad it is! Keeping with what is now a Masthay Studios tradition, I am releasing the images of the sketches early and will be Tweeting/Facebooking the entire printing process in full graphic detail so those of you that purchase can follow along and literally watch you prints being made. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to “Like” Masthay Studios on facebook, www.facebook.com/masthaystudios, and follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/ajmasthay as Ill be posting different content to each. So, with all that said, I humbly present “The Terminal”…

8 color linoleum block print (10 colors total with 2 mixed on the print). Signed, Numbered Edition of 125 sets
Each print is 14″ x 23″ for an overall dimension of 56″x23

$125 per set – available this Friday, November 16th, at 12 noon EST

Again, the image above is the preliminary pastel sketch and you can follow the progression of the actual prints on our social media outlets. All prints are guaranteed to arrive prior to Dec 25th so don’t hesitate to pick one up for the Phanatic on you Xmas list!

Want to learn more about the concept and theme behind this quadtych? I recently sat down with Dave Calarco from Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts for a little Q&A about this set and a busy 2012 for Masthay Studios. Check out the interview at PhishThoughts.com.

In other Masthay Studios news, be sure to check out the upcoming Blunt Fink group show being hosted by the wonderful folks at Blunt Graffix in Eugene, OR. It’s shaping up to be an amazing conglomeration of artists, each of which creating a mash up of movie themes in the style of the one and only Big Daddy Ed Roth. I can’t say what my theme is yet, but it involves motorcycles and a twisted trip to Mardi Gras…. Finally, I’ll mention an incredibly exciting collaboration print that Im in the midst of. Stay tuned for more info on this one, but to say that I’m excited is a major understatement.

As always, thank you so much for supporting my work and the arts in general. It’s been an awesome year and the future is shaping up to be incredibly exciting. Stay well and stay safe and I hope to see you in the City this NYE!


AJ Masthay