During Widespread Panic’s Halloween weekend run in Broomfield, CO, PosterScene will be hosting a poster art exhibit with artist Jeff Wood on Saturday November 1st and Sunday November 2nd, starting each day at 11AM. Stay tuned for more updates on the event page.
From June 27th through July 6th, the Scramble Campbell 10th Annual 3D Art Experience will be held once again at the Red Rocks Amphitheater Visitor’s Center.
Scramble has painted many different places in the world, but no place compares to the most beautiful natural amphitheater in the world that is in our own backyard. Red Rocks Amphitheatre will for the 10th year be hosting Scramble’s Annual Art Experience. See your favorite musicians immortalized in art by the Godfather of Live Painting, Keith ‘Scramble’ Campbell!
All ages are welcome and admission is FREE! Doors are open 10am- 3pm, then reopening during concerts till the end of shows (you must have concert ticket during concert hours).
If you are in the Denver/Morrison area, don’t miss this exhibit! Scramble Campbell is one of the greatest live painters out there and his work is awe-inspiring in person.
The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, featuring a wide variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish, will be held on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 12pm-5pm at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL located near Grant Park. This one of a kind art show, presented by The Mothership Art Collective and created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the final day of Phish’s three night stand at Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago is sponsored by Poster Scene, Philly Philms, The Barn Presents, Freedom Flask, and The Helping Friendly Podcast.
The final lineup announced for the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago represents a wide array of artists from among the Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, Isadora Bullock, Michael Boyer, Ryan Jerzy and Jeff Nesbit are all familiar names with fans from past shows. Each will have a large portfolio of current and past concert poster art to exhibit from a wide range of musical acts.
Phil Kutno, best known for his expressive oil, pencil and lithographs of American music icons will have his work on display. Screenprint artist Paul Bohensky brings a unique styles of posters to the PhanArt show for the first time, while Melissa Goldenberg’s line of Phish inspired jewelry, clothing and accessories will surely find an audience. Graphic Translations Tees and Fred Sutter will each have a wide array of t-shirt designs normally found on lot.
Pin makers and designers Adam Davidoff of Phishcoins, Noah Phence, Terra-Pins, Adrian Sharpe of StuPINdous Creations, Pin me Down, PerPINdicular Pins, Andrew Bryant, Dr. Wookles, Pins by CZ, and Party Time Pins will feature ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Chicago shows and Summer Tour 2014.
Non-profits include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $700,000 over the past 15 years; Screens ‘n’ Suds, whose mission to spread the appreciation of craft beer and screen printed art has raised over $115,000 for the National MS Society and other charities, 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 $15,000 since 2009.
For the first time at a PhanArt Exhibition, a curated playlist from Wyllys, specific for the show, will set the tone for the day, providing an audio component to accompany the visual aspects of the art show. Wyllys has proved himself on an international level as a DJ and band leader with dates in Jamaica, Amsterdam, British Colombia, and the Mayan Riviera as well as some of the biggest festivals in the US such as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Mountain Jam. Of late the prolific DJ has scaled back touring to work on original material in the studio but still manages to make regular stops at Brooklyn Bowl and Tonic Room in Chicago. This playlist highlights some of his favorite funk and new disco tracks as well as some new genres like Future Hop.
Phish Art shows have been held since 2003 with great success. Unique posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, a must-attend event during Phish tour. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, and presented by The Mothership Art Collective, a group comprised of artists and organizations who promote the art inspired by the eclectic band Phish, the art exhibition represents a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. 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, the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Chicago, will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. More artists will be announced in late-June, as well as special edition works only available at the show, which will be available for viewing on PhanArt.net.
This Friday, January 10th, Isadora Bullock will have a poster show at Bookworks Studio in Asheville, NC. With over 50 of her prints on display, she will be giving an informal talk about her process in the shop where she makes her prints.
Please join Isadora from 5:30-7:30pm for a wine and cheese reception located at Asheville BookWorks Studio, 428 1/2 Haywood Rd, West Asheville, NC.
The exhibit runs through February 28th
The Satellite Gallery, in conjunction with the Golden Gate Gallery and X-Mas Jam By Day, will once again host the Christmas Jam Art Show, with proceeds from art sales donated to the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. The gallery will be open starting at noon on Thursday 12/12, with an opening reception on Friday 12/13 with complimentary beer from 3 pm to 7 pm. Gallery will be open during the day on Saturday 12/15 as well. Admission to the Satellite Gallery is free every day!
The art show, running until January 26th, will feature rock & roll art and photography from:
Jay Blakesberg, John Warner, Stewart O’Shields, Justin Helton, Dino Perrucci, Richard Biffle, David Oppenheimer, Gary Houston, Jeff Wood, Allison Murphy, Steve Johannsen, Joshua Marc Levy, Mike Dubois, AJ Masthay, Robbi Cohn, and Stuart Engel.
Artwork will remain on display at The Satellite Gallery through January 26th, 2014. The Satellite Gallery is located at 55 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC
You read that right. Artist Eric Hanson, one of the first artists profiled on PhanArt.net in 2009 has unearthed original prints he made for Big Cypress in 1999. These are Big Cypress originals – not reprints. Included for sale are the following: 25 black, 25 blue, and 25 purple of Big Cypress posters, all unsigned and unnumbered (the green variant sold out at BC), these are the last remaining prints among the 2000 prints that were made for the Big Cypress show. All these posters were screen printed on hemp paper. Few are found on Ebay, so you have a prime chance to pick up some original Phanart from Big Cypress, all for $25. Eric has offered $4 of each sale to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, making for a very generous donation.
But wait, there’s more! Eric also found one last complete set of four Big Cypress Posters that were signed and numbered. With only the first 500 prints of the 2000 prints signed and numbered (show time hit and he never found time to give the rest numbers or signatures), this set of four, is, in Eric’s words, “Pretty special and the last one I have for sale. I don’t even have a complete set myself. This should be sold as a complete set by silent auction. You can keep 100% of this sale for the Mockingbird Foundation. Hopefully it brings in a high bidder.” These will be auctioned off at a later date. Interested? Inquire within by commenting below.
But wait, there’s even MORE! Eric (whose art can be see in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish) has donated 20 Viva Las Vegas Posters from the February 2003 shows at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. These 20 are part of an original series of 250 signed and numbered prints, color reproductions of original artwork. These posters are also $25 and $4 of each sale will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation. As Eric says, “I would really just like people to get them into their collections instead of sitting in the dark.” Eric is sharing some great, rare art from 1999 and 2003 at one of the great events of the summer (that isn’t a Phish show).
Q: What’s the scariest thing on Halloween for Phish fans, besides no Halloween show?
A: New Phish.
There have been some great Phish tours in the past, but Fall 2013 takes the cake. Of the 8 shows I attended (all but Hampton and Reading), the scene was thriving, the energy in the air was palpable and it was hard to find a dull moment amid the entire tour. There were some low points (Rochester lots/show, Worcester1 lots) and some high points (Worcester 2, Reading Set 2, AC2) but altogether, the tour was one of the best.
But then there was Halloween, one that will be one of the most discussed shows for years to come. Fans were scared to accept the concept of a new album being performed in its entirety it because expectations were set high, per usual. It’s hard to say ‘lower your expectations for Phish on Halloween’, because the bar has always been high. Take the advice of Kentucky Fried Movie – “If you’re a Gemini, well you can expect the unexpected.” Let’s all be Geminis moving forward and not have an emotional investment in the potential album that Phish might cover.
We have the benefit, now that Fall Tour is over, that we can listen to the raw Wingsuit and go back and listen to the tour through the lens of the new album. The band had clearly planned this for a few months, perhaps all summer, and when we re-listen to these shows, we might find a hint of the improved playing and improvisation that came from the collective writing that is at the core of Wingsuit. What might be lost on a cursory glance of the night is that the four band members are writing songs together from scratch – this doesn’t happen often enough! With all due respect to the song writing duos of Trey and Tom Marshall and Mike and Scott Murawski – most new material in the past few years has come from these writing pairs, and while there are no complaints there, having Trey, Page, Mike and Jon collaborate together is a way to move forward, together, rather than a fractitious assemblage of songs that only come together after the fact. Fresh, composed Phish is GOOD NEW Phish.
Yet Phish fans complained, perhaps more because of the timing of the album. “Play it all at once on Halloween instead of another band’s album? How dare they!” – I heard this plenty during the Atlantic City run and in days after. What would you rather hear? 12 new covers or 12 new songs? I opt for new Phish at any given time. Phish covers songs, new and old, 4-5 times a show. We survived with just one cover – a Quinn the Eskimo encore – that night and we all lived to tell about it. Just think of it – Phish will never play a full album on Halloween again! You saw history. Appreciate it, don’t rip it and demean it.
Also, I don’t recall a love fest when it was announced that Waiting for Columbus was revealed as the 2010 Halloween album. Around me, most fans didn’t know the music and were talking a fair amount of the time. Phish played that one for themselves. Ditto Exile on Main Street, but that had a message of restoration and comeback written into the lyrics, plus, it was The Rolling Stones! Few can complain about one of the best albums from possibly the greatest rock band ever being played in its entirety. But I am sure there were haters for that one too. Phish Playing Wingsuit was the band saying “We’ve been doing this for 30 years. Here’s a taste of what we’re working on – a risky, collaborative album that lays groundwork for the next 30 years!”
We all have albums we would LOVE to hear, but odds are, it’s not going to be that one. No one was expecting a new album or Waiting for Columbus, so Icculus-willing in 2014, let’s all hope we get Weird Al’s Even Worse, or, even worse, Under the Table and Dreaming. Reverse your expectations, and we might get that Zappa album we have always wanted, or some more Floyd (The Wall would fit nicely into Boardwalk Hall) or The Band or Allmans or whatever band suits your musical fantasy.
I’ve waited for fresh Phish for years and this was a welcome way to bring the songs out into the public – all at once, a move that few, if any bands would ever attempt for fear or reprisal from their legion of fans. Halloween 2013 will be a divisive show, no doubt, but it will be seen as a turning point as well in the future.
Personally, I hope they don’t play Halloween for a few years because Phish fans may end up bitching about the next album too. That is, unless they give us the chance to vote on an album. But they did that before and bucked the fans anyways. We win by showing up with lowered expectations and taking it as it comes.
As for the new album, I am most excited about Wingsuit (great Bug-esque potential coming out of a DWD jam), Fuego (fire right out of the gate in any placement), Monica (a fun song with energy) Wombat (will Abe Vigoda show up at MSG?), Devotion to the Dream (poppy and has some jam potential) 555 (another great Mike and Scott tune) and You Never Know (the dark horse of the set IMO). Some songs wont show up again, some will find their way into the rotation as soon as the MSG NYE run. Either way, we got to see a rare event. Let’s enjoy it.
Then, there was the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition on November 2nd at Caesars. This was by far the best attended Phish art show that has been held since 2003, and the 10th of its kind. Artists of all likes were well received, fans kept coming in throughout the 12-5pm window and at no time did it seem like there was a lull in the crowd. New artists and old got to meet fans, Phantiques Roadshow had a fantastic response, and we raised a solid amount of money for The Mockingbird Foundation (final numbers coming later this month – it is really hard to get money out of a water jug!). Expect more of these shows when Phish returns to Atlantic City, which is now inevitable.
Now who’s going to make the Fishman Wingsuit to sell on PhanArt?
On Saturday, November 2, Gallery5 will once again host the annual Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event celebrating craft beer and screen printed art to benefit the National MS Society. In addition to the yearly celebration featuring Virginia and America’s finest craft beers, as well as screen print poster artists and Screens ‘n’ Suds’ annual series of beer-inspired screen prints, Richmond’s favorite beer and art geeks will celebrate their 5th Anniversary with five small batch beers from Virginia breweries paired with label art from some of their favorite collaborators.
These five unique brews will be available at select Screens ‘n’ Suds events during the week. At the Big Event at Gallery5, all five will be on tap and available for purchase in very rare, limited bottles. All proceeds from the sale of the 5th Anniversary Small Batch Series and 2013 Print Series will benefit the Central Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society. Below is the current full schedule of 2013 events, with more to be announced:
Tue 10/29 – Strangeways Brewing | 2277A Dabney Rd, 804 303 4336 |www.strangewaysbrewing.com Get Wyrd with Screens ‘n’ Suds and Strangeways! Get your first taste of Strangeways’ Screens ‘n’ Suds Small Batch Beers. The Wyrd Sisters are three different versions of a Belgian Tripel, each fermented on three different yeast strains: Celis, La Chouffe, and a Trappist yeast, then aged in oak barrels
Wed 10/30 – Midnight Brewery | 2410 Granite Ridge Road, 804 356 9379 Great beers from Midnight Brewery, plus the debut of Granite Oatmeal Stout. Beer art for sale from you-know-who.
Thu 10/31 – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | 2408 Ownby Ln, 804 420 2420 |www.hardywood.com Celebrate Halloween at Hardywood and preview the 2013 print series. Enjoy the first tastes of their follow-up to last year’s Quadrawine collaboration. Further details TBA.
Fri 11/1 – First Fridays at Gallery5 | 200 W Marshall St, 804 644 0005 |www.gallery5arts.org https://www.facebook.com/
Sat 11/2 – Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event | Gallery5 | 200 W Marshall St, 804 644 0005 | gallery5arts.org 5th Anniversary Celebration of Beer and Art to Benefit MS Society and Other Charities https://www.facebook.com/
Screens ‘n’ Suds 5th Anniversary Small Batch Series Blue Mountain Brewery – Foxy Mama Red Tripel 8.2% ABV | 34 IBUs | 15bbl batch | 120 @ 750mL bottles Madly aroma hopped with French Strisselspalt, this one’s a real beaut. She’s brilliant reddish — very unique and tasty. Hardywood Park – Menagerie 11.8% ABV | 35gal batch | 100 @ 750mL bottles Three different stouts—aged in Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Maker’s Mark Bourbon barrels—all blended together with a Belgian Strong Ale, then aged in a rum barrel for 2 months. O’Connor Brewing – Mermaid’s Milk Imperial Milk Stout 9.5% ABV | 55 IBU | 25gal batch | 120 @ 22oz bottles Strangeways – Wyrd Sisters 9% ABV | 20bbl batch | 33 @ 750mL bottles each The Wyrd Sisters are three different versions of a Belgian Tripel, each fermented on a different yeast strain — Cordelia (Celis), Ophelia (La Chouffe), Desdemona (Trappist) — then aged in oak barrels Three Brothers – Meet Brett IPA 6.7% ABV | 21gal batch | 100 @ 750mL bottles 100% Brettanomyces-fermented IPA
Screens ‘n’ Suds began in 2009 as a way for Brian Gearing and Ric Hersh to finally get the poster show they wanted in Richmond, VA. When Capital Ale House was chosen as the venue for the event, it made sense to invite a few breweries to join in and slake the thirst of the art lovers in attendance. Since that inaugural event, Screens ‘n’ Suds has raised over $100,000 for MS Society and local charities, and its list of partnering breweries and artists has grown from 15 to over 50, coming from all over the country, from Berkeley, CA to Omaha, NE, to just across the river on Manchester Island.
Last year, Screens ‘n’ Suds collaborated with Richmond’s Hardywood Park and Itty Bitty Press to create Quadrawine, its inaugural small batch beer. This year’s list of collaborators has expanded to five, and plans are in the works for bigger and better projects as Screens ‘n’ Suds pushes forward into the second half of its first decade of celebrating beer and art for charity.
The Screens ‘n’ Suds 2013 Series continues Sam Verrill‘s mission to marry beautiful art to great causes. Five years ago, he launched Screens ‘N’ Spokes, an art show and bike team, to benefit the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To-date, over 130 prints have been produced between the Spokes and Suds series, and including events, the team has raised over $160,000 for the MS Society. In 2008 and 2009, he worked with the Independents Coffee Cooperative of Philadelphia to curate the Beans ‘N’ Screens show to benefit the fair-trade Cooperativa San Fernando.
Beginning October 18 and ending October 20, Conch & Bucket will present an art show and poster sale to celebrate the Hampton Coliseum and Phish’s return to the historic venue.
Michael Hamad of Setlist Schematics fame will take part as well as Joseph Griffith, winner of the Hampton Bay Days poster contest. Artists will feature the Coliseum and incorporate one song, and Hamad has mapped out some classic shows and jams from the Mothership. A contest among the artists featured will be held over the course of the Hampton run, with the winner receiving a metal trophy of the Coliseum designed and constructed by Hampton artist Cha Cha Mubinga. The announcement will be made during Tall Tall Trees set, which will begin shortly after the Surrender to the Boat trip on Sunday.
Voting is open to the public and will cost one dollar. All revenue from the votes will be donated to Saint John’s Church in an effort to feed the homeless in Hampton.
Conch & Bucket is the brainchild of Peter Pittman (owner of the Taphouse) and was recently visited by Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods. Conch proffers local seafood, steak, fine wine, and draft beer. It has a cozy back patio and is located in downtown Hampton just three miles from the Coliseum.
Dinner & A Movie Art Show, presented by Manifest Glassworks, will be held on October 23rd at Aimiee’s Dinner & A Movie, located at 190 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY. Running from 2pm-until 630pm, the art show will feature many artists including Tripps Prints, Isadora Bullock, Pin Me Down Designs, Bill Pompeii of Pompeii Prints, Ant Pharms Pins, StuPINdous Creations, Brian McGowan of GowyGear, PhanArt, Noah Clein and local glass from Manifest Glassworks, Liffiton Fine Arts and others.
Admission to the art show is free and will feature Live Music from High Peaks Band at the adjoining bar, Wallabee’s. This is a rare chance for Glens Falls residents to view and purchase art from vendors that travel the nation, to meet up with friends new and old and to celebrate Vermont’s greatest band visiting Glens Falls!