On January 7, 2013 the Phish and Grateful Dead communities were given the news that Robert Eckhart had passed from a strong battle with cancer. Everyone knows him as “Barefoot Bob”. He leaves his wife and two sons behind.
The way Bob treated everyone he knew, whether it was in person, or via Twitter and Facebook is what planted the seed for the memorial fund. Without missing a beat a few friends began working out details for the raffle and auction that has become the ” The Robert Eckhart Memorial Fund Charity Raffle and Auction”. Several fans of Phish, artists and Phish itself have generously donated to the cause.
To enter the raffle, all you have to do is donate $20 to the Robert Eckhart Memorial Fund and email your receipt to the email given on the website. An eBay storefront was also set up to auction off artwork. You will find a lot of art that is rare and hard to acquire in this raffle and auction.
This charity event shows how tight knit these communities are and how much each life is valued.
The raffle ends at 1:59pm Eastern Standard Time on January 31, 2013. The auctions are ending at various days and times.
Here is the website holding the extended details for the event:
This is an almost complete set of Ryan Kerrigan’s Summer 2011 Happy Fish series for Phish Summer Tour 2011 made by FlipPinOut Productions.
Included in this pin set are: Holmdel, Detroit, Cuyahoga Falls, Cincinatti, DarienLake, Camden, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Portsmouth, Gorge, Hollywood, Tahoe, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver and Essex Junction.
Not included in this set are: Bethel, Mansfield, Merriweather, Watkins and New York City.
Six of these pins are completely sold out from individual sales: Tahoe, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Hollywood ad The Gorge.
Featuring 17 of the 22 pins from the set, each pin is individually bagged and is in perfect condition. These beautifully detailed pins were based on the design’s of Ryan Kerrigan’s prints from the summer tour run of 2011. Each fish has the city, state and the dates played of a venue from the tour written into the scales. Each is individually numbered 1-100 from a limited press of 100 and has a double prong backing and the artists web site on the back. There will be no reprints. Each pin measures 1.25″
All net proceeds (after shipping and ebay fees) will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation to benefit Music Education.
Our latest auction is one for all the pin collectors out there. Each of the pins is brand new and sealed in a plastic pouch with backings for each pin. Bidding starts at $40 and will last from Sunday evening until Friday evening. All profits from the final auction price (after shipping) will benefit Mockingbird Foundation.
They were donated for this auction by…
StuPINdous Creations – Manteca pin
Pin me Down – Trey is a Jedi reversible pin
Party Time Pins – Simple and Festival 9 Bouncin Sun pins
Ten Minute Tube Designs – Sand, Fee, Cavern and SiiHB pins
Zenster – Superball/Superman 9 Pin
Myfe. Designs – Golgi (Junkyard Dog with a Brain of Brass) and Tela pins
JDub Allstars – Fish eye pin
This auction netted $300 for Mockingbird Foundation!!!!!
From our good friend Jiggs, an auction to support The Mockingbird Foundation:
I have put together a collection of 22 different Jiggs magnets to auction for the Mockingbird Foundation. Included are a few that are not currently available, as well as some older stickers that I no longer offer. The auction will run for 7 days, and all the proceeds go through eBay directly to Mockingbird.
The set includes: Stop Analyzing & Enjoy Yourself, Fest 8/Super 8, Alaska/Piano, Tweezer Madness, Reba Alliance, Jiggs Logo, Maze, Bethel 2011, The original 7 Below/7 Eleven, Stasheville, A laser pointer doesn’t make you Chris Kuroda, ASIHTOS, Whalecallers, Ghost, Festival 8 Sticker, Miami NYE 2009, The original YEMSG sticker, That was a hell of a lot longer than 15 minutes, Let Fish Sing, Trey please save me from your followers, Tube, and My Friend.
Featured in the auction are four posters from Jones Beach and Summer 2010 tour
Erin Cadigan’sposter for 2nd leg of summer tour. Based on the Virgin of Guadeloupe, the clouds are the venues and dates. The print measures 12″x18″, comes from a signed and numbered edition of 113 and is printed on 1-33 Champagne pearlized 100# cover 34-113 Cougar felted 100#cover (nice white paper). This poster is #80/113
Vinny Naro’s poster is 12×18″ on 100lb. uncoated stock in an edition of 150. Each poster is signed and numbered. This poster is an Artists Proof.
Bruce Horan’sposter is 9.5X15″ and printed on 300 gsm Coventry Rag paper. A 2 color silkscreen
with metallic silver ink, this poster is signed and numbered. This poster number is 23/80.
Jonathan Caplan’sJones Beach print is a 13” x 19” Giclee print from J Cap Design is a signed and numbered edition of 20. It was printed the day before the Jones Beach shows this August, and features the mock-quote “We don’t want no night sky”. This poster is #7/20
All these prints and more are featured on the PhanArt Blog – www.phanart.net/blog – check it out daily for new art made by Phish fans, with a percent of each donation going to The Mockingbird Foundation
All proceeds from this auction will benefit the Mockingbird Foundation, which supports music education across the country. Check out www.mbird.org for more info.
Another auction for Mockingbird, this one via Sweet Evie by Charlotte Kruse. Great for the ladies and an awesome handmade creation! CLICK HERE TO BID NOW!
This gorgeous Pear Sweet Evie “Lacey” Headband is made with the highest quality super soft and stretchy trim, grosgrain ribbon and a beautiful vintage glass button, which is one of a kind in the collection. The feathers are 2 amazing pear colored peacock feathers, a beautiful ostrich feather and a tiny peacock feathers. This feminine style can be worn four different ways! Across your head in the “flapper” style with the feather either going forwards or backwards, or as a regular headband with the band under your hair and across the top of your head, with the feathers going up or down.
This is a great gift for your girlfriend or special someone in your life around the holidays.
This headband is a one of a kind piece, handmade in Los Angeles by designer Charlotte Kruse. Enjoy!
This is the first of 4 consecutive auctions we will be holding for Mockingbird. We are aiming to meet our goal of $3000 raised total by the end of the year, and ask fans to support us in reaching this goal.
1. Vincenzo Naro’s hand drawn and extremely detailed poster features the pipe organ from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The Devil is playing the organ below. This is entirely done in ink and pen by hand. The 12×16″ variants on 100lb. cover stock are $20.00 price includes shipping. Signed and numbered out of 200. A portion of the proceeds will go to Mockingbird.
2. Keith ‘Scramble’ Campbell made this artist proof design during the 12/31/95 Phish show at MSG in NYC. The drawing has the notation a/p for artist proof in the upper right hand corner with the artists signature and BE GOOD noted by the artist as well.
3. Caimen Ruff’s first poster featured The Palmetto and crescent moon are from the SC flag. The piece was created using prismacolor markers and pen on vellum and measures 11×17. There are 20 posters in this run and this is one of 3 remaining unsold.
4. MelanieJane Barnum’s fall tour print is done in watercolor and is from a limited edition of 9
5. Adam Miszewski’s first ever print celebrates the 10/29-31 run of shows in Atlantic City, NJ. This screen print is 11×17 and signed an d numbered. There are two versions of this poster: 80 orange/brown prints and 20 blue prints. This auction features the Orange/brown, not the blue one.
This auction to benefit the Mockingbird Foundation is unique and custom made. Donated by Wear Your Music, the bracelet is created out of the guitar strings of Mike Gordon’s bass. This specific bracelet will be made to the specifications of the winner’s wrist.
Propelled by a love for music and a desire to give back to the community, Wear Your Music was founded by two people, music-loving financier Steve Bernstein and jewelry artist Hannah Garrison. Founded over coffee, Craigslist and a pile of guitar strings in August of 2007, the company and its guitar string bracelet projects have since raised nearly a half million dollars total for more than 60 charities.
Combining fashion, music and philanthropy, Wear Your Music has created two similar, yet distinct, lines of unisex music-related jewelry. The original line, the Wear Your Music Artist Bracelet, is a series of bangle-style bracelets crafted from used guitar strings, donated by over 150 artists (such as Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Trey Anastasio and Ani DiFranco). They are sold on the Wear Your Music website (below), with 100% of profits going to a charity selected by the artist. In this way, fans feel close to their favorite artist and the artist’s charity benefits.
The overwhelming response to the artist bracelets inspired the two to release a low-priced line of unisex, one-size-fits-all guitar string bracelets. Available in 7 colors, these have been very popular with nearly every age group and again, a portion of the profits is donated to charity. WYM also provides a range of other music merchandise, from charms to necklaces. WYM has received a warm media reception by such outlets as People, InStyle, Time Out NYC, The Today Show and MTV. Music fans on 4 continents have snatched up bracelets from their favorite artists, and the artists themselves have given the project their ready support and participation. Today, with more artists joining daily, there are no signs of Wear Your Music slowing down.