Just 2 days until The Hometown Flodown and Goose arrive at Red Rocks!
More great artists have joined the show, as well as Headcount!
All artists as well as parking and entrance details can be found here and at phanart.net.
Get to Red Rocks early on Thursday, check out one of the greatest music venues in the country and support the artists and vendors taking part in The Hometown Flodown, starting at 11:30am in The Rock Room at Red Rocks!
Don’t Miss out on the Super Rad Cape Company’s Exclusive Capes and Apparel at The Hometown Flowdown including their newest designs: The Great Goose Abduction – a handsome black cape with unicorn abducting a goose and Chasing Satellites a shimmering Gold cape with UFOs and Geese. Every Cape is a one of a kind masterpiece, handmade by us at Super Rad Cape Co!
Erik Varvel, has been creating artwork in a variety or mediums for the past 15 years. In 2000, He and his wife Michelle, joined forces to create VarvelArts LLC to focus on the creation and distribution of of the Artwork created by both Erik and Michelle as they continue to collaborate on both design concepts and creations covering a variety of material creations including , jewelry, prints, wood engraved art, ceramic art, fabric art, collector pins, magnets and much more. See they’re Goose Inspired Work at Phanart’s Hometown Flowdown
Lindsey started Sex Plants Rock and Roll, an organic and handmade skincare line in 2020 as a way to encourage connection to the planet through deep self care. Treat yourself this run at Phanart. Your body and spirit will appreciate it!
TRiPP, a poster artist for the past decade featuring bands from Phish to Widespread Panic, Further to The Disco Biscuits, has donated 10 prints (including some rare ones) to PhanArt to raise money for Mockingbird Foundation. This is a most generous donation from TRiPP and we at PhanArt thank him greatly!
Included in this 10 print donation are:
Gorge 2011 set of 2 prints with matching #s; together they fit together for an illustrative view of the Gorge
Alpine 2009 Artists Proof
Three (3) Red Rocks 2009 prints #’s 115-117/200
Knoxville 2009 #73/95
Portsmouth 2010 #39/65
Philly 2009 #46/100
If you are interested in buying one of these prints before they are put up for auction in coming weeks and months, contact PhanArt Pete or post a comment below with an offer on the poster. Make sure to check out TRiPP’s websiteand get on his mailing list and stay connected with him on Facebook and on Twitter. TRiPP will be having a give away soon from his 2011 Holiday Card Collection. Stay tuned for details coming soon…..
To commemorate the 3 nights of Phish at Dick’s this past weekend, we have three posters up for auction to benefit Mockingbird
Isadora Bullock – Titled “Steep” and commemorating the shows Phish played in Telluride in 2010, this poster measures 15″ x 21.5″, in a 3 color linocut limited edition of 125. Original cost was $20. This poster has since sold out!
Vinny Naro– This poster was made, as all Vinny’s work is, by hand with pen and ink. A limited run of posters was made for Red Rocks and all have sold out. The intricate detail and style of Naro’s artistry make it rare, artfully crafted concert poster art.
Kevin Mand – About the poster: The original work was done on cold press illustration board with pigment liner pens. Kevin notes that he chose to do the black and white point-o-lism as he feels it relates to how Phish is to him, as well as it is a very intricate and timeconsuming process. After hiking around Telluride for a bit he brainstormed this idea at the town park stage thinking about the “bands view”. The prints where done digitally on 12pt semi-gloss paper, with only 250 done, they are all signed and numbered.
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.
The posters are wrapped in craft paper and shipped in a sealed poster tube.
Since 2004, Adam Davidoff has had a unique way of making art for the Phish community – collectible coins that have an incredible amount of detail, all designed by Adam. Below are his 12 coins, as well as paypal links for the three that remain available. Adam will donate $1 from each coin sold to Mockingbird Foundation.
1st Edition Maze/Bowie Coin: Above is the SOLD OUT Original Maze/Bowie Coin (600) which debuted in April 2004 The Maze/Bowie Coin was my original design. The idea was to symbolically represent the state of limbo that exists (albeit briefly) during the intros of these 2 Phish songs. This duality struck me as the perfect theme upon which I could design a Phish Coin. The Maze/Bowie Coin is a flipping coin, and the idea is that when life throws a decision at you, you use this coin to make your decision for you.
UVM/Coventry Coin: Above is the SOLD OUT UVM/Coventry Coin (500) which debuted in August 2004 The UVM/Coventry Coin was never meant to be. However, when the boys pulled the plug in May of 2004 I decided if the gig was up, I had to make one final coin, my swan song of sorts. The idea behind the UVM/Coventry Coin was to symbolically bookend the career of Phish. One side represents their early days at UVM, and depicts Slade Hall (where Page played his 1st official gig as a member of Phish). The other side depicts Newport State Airport in Coventry, VT, where Phish ended.
2nd Edition Maze/Bowie Coin: Above is the 2nd Edition Maze/Bowie Coin (600) which debuted in March 2009 I made a few subtle changes to the original design for the 2nd Edition Maze/Bowie Coin. I changed the text on each side to match, and also altered the stars such that they were smaller than those on the original Maze/Bowie Coin. The 2nd Edition also has a reeded edge (like a quarter) and is slightly thicker than the original.
Hampton Reunion Coin: Above is the SOLD OUT Hampton Coin (200) which debuted in March 2009 In designing the Hampton Reunion Coin, I tried to incorporate symbology relating to a rebirth. For this reason, I incorporated a Phoenix on one side, representing Phish rising from the ashes to triumphantly return to the stage in March of 2009. On the venue side there is a moth (another symbol of rebirth) flying toward the full moon in the night sky above Hampton Coliseum.
Red Rocks Coin: Above is the SOLD OUT Red Rocks Coin (200) which debuted in July 2009 The Red Rocks Coin is filled with Phish symbolism referring to the band’s storied past at this great venue. The venue side is loosely based off of a photograph from backstage at the venue. A giant iguana sits atop Creation Rock on the left, a reference to a 1993 narration by Trey at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. On the other side, Icculus awaits the Famous Mockingbird as it delivers the Helping Phriendly Book. These are also subtle references to great performances by Phish at past Red Rocks shows, not to mention the Junta live version of Icculus containing the line “This is Red Rocks… This is the Edge!” On the flip-side is a nod to the Colorado state flag, and this side is the first one on a Phish Coin to be done in full-color.
Festival 8 Halloween Coin: Above is the SOLD OUT Halloween Coin (300) which debuted in October 2009 The Halloween Coin is chock full of symbolism referring to the desert venue, as well as Phish related Halloween. The Desert (life) side of the coin depicts a hot air balloon with an “8″ on it, as the Coachella Valley is a hotbed for hot air ballooning. The date palm (tree of life) is an allusion to the Save the Date theme used in the announcement of Festival 8, and serves a vital role in the agricultural economy of the Coachella Valley. The saguaro cactus is a nod to Gordo, and the peyote button symbolizes a spiritual desert journey, which many of us had at Festival 8. The Camel has a polo mallet leaning up against it in reference to the Empire Polo Club.
The Halloween (death) side of the coin depicts no less than 11 Phish songs that I felt have Halloween related symbolism. The ghost serves as the centerpiece of this side of the coin, and it has a snowman dose on its tongue and is holding a piece of meat (a nod to the second song in the Ghost Trilogy). The spider web with a fly caught in it is a reference to Guelah Papyrus, the cat is a reference to Poster Nutbag, and the witch is a reference to Axilla. The tombstone reads RIP R.W. memorializing Roger Wolfe, executed son of Errand Wolfe, rebel leader of the Lizards in Gamhendge. Piper the worm is coming out of the ground below the ghost, and a skeleton symbolizes a soul returning to earth on Dia de los Muertos (11/01/09) to beg the holy spirit (ghost) forgiveness for past transgressions. The vultures fly overhead, and the trees are a double reference to I Saw It Again (the 3rd song in the Ghost Trilogy) and Limb By Limb.
Big Cypress 10th Anniversary Coin: Above is the 10th Anniversary Big Cypress Coin (300) which debuted in January 2010 The Big Cypress Coin was made to commemorate the 10 Year Anniversary of the Big Cypress Millennium NYE Festival in the everglades. One side of the coin represents the everglades themselves, and the other side depicts the festival site itself. The Everglades side was inspired by the Seminole Tribal legend of creation, in which the creator places a shell at the base of a tree (I chose a Big Cypress “Tree of Life”) and as the tree grew, the roots made the shell crack, and from that shell emerged all of the animals of the world.
The Venue side of the coin depicts the stage setup used for the midnight to sunrise set, and is complete with Father Time on his bicycle, the on-stage porta-potty, and the clock-themed backdrop behind the stage. The Skywheel carnival ride looms in the distance, and a swamp airboat awaits the boys backstage as the first sunrise of the new millennium rises behind palm trees in the distance. Fireworks are exploding above the stage as a news helicopter flies overhead reporting on all of the insanity. The Hot Dog that the band rode to the stage before the all-night set, and the Meatstick Time Capsule, intended to be opened in 4020, are also depicted.
Festival $8 Bill: Above is the Festival $8 Bill (888) which debuted in April 2010 The idea to design an $8 Bill for Festival Eight actually came to me late night on Halloween, so it is safe to say it was a little late! However, over the past few months, the idea kept popping into my head, so I decided to go for it. The design is based on the $1 Bill, and I tried to work in as much Phish symbolism as possible while remaining true to the original form. Basically anything that I could alter to make the Festival $8 Bill Phishy (in a subtle way) I did. The serial number references Halloween, as do the Roman numbers at the bottom of the pyramid. I took out 5 of the 13 stars, olive leaves and arrows in the seal on the right side of the back of the Bill to make eight of each as a nod to Festival 8. Taking out the middle 5 stars actually created an unintended figure eight, which I thought was extra cool! I also removed the center tail feather of the eagle to make it so there are only 8 of them. I changed the Latin slogan below the pyramid to say “Lego Libri Servo Vita” which means “Read the Book and Save Your Life,” and the signatures at the bottom of the front side of the Festival $8 Bill are those of Marco Esquandolas and M.R. Palmer! The Department of the Treasury seal has been altered to reference the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street album cover choice for Halloween. I originally wanted to use a visage of King Wilson, and then it hit me that Woodrow Wilson was on the now defunct $100,000 Bill, so it seemed like a nice touch. I also changed the letter in the middle of the Federal Reserve Seal to an 8, and the city of printing has been changed to Indio, CA. I changed the other serial numbers to F8 and 1030 and 1101 to represent the other two days of the festival. In Clod We Trust needs no explanation, does it? Hope you like it… Just another memento that will be even easier to carry in your wallet. The Festival $8 Bill will be printed on Crane & Company 100% Cotton woven paper… as close to the U.S. currency cotton/linen paper as I can get without having the Feds checking things out!
Greek Theatre Coin: Above is the Greek Theatre Coin (200) which debuted in June 2010 For the Greek Theatre Coin I decided to use the California State Flag a la the Colorado State Flag on the Red Rocks Coin. That idea was very well received, and I think the flag is a great way to represent the state in a singular image. The bear and star were going to be in 3-D, but the colors would not have been able to remain true to form, so I decided to go with full color in 2-D instead. On the other side, I did my best to re-create the feel of a straight-on view of the stage at the Greek Theatre. The maze at the bottom was inspired by the circle that lays in the center of the floor/pit area. I considered putting a bonfire there as a tribute to the bonfire parties thrown in the Greek Theatre before Stanford/Cal football games, but the maze won out. The llama at center-stage pays homage to the 1st song Phish ever played at the Greek Theatre on 8/28/93. The birds above symbolize the performance of The Birds, an ancient Greek drama by Aristophanes. This play marked the 1st performance of any kind in the Greek Theatre in 1903. The clock tower in the background is depicts the landmark of Sather Tower, commonly referred to as “The Campanile” because of its stark resemblance to the Campanile di San Marco in Venice, Italy. The lightning bolts on top of each spire are a subtle nod to the Grateful Dead’s roots in the bay area.
Telluride Coin: Above is the SOLD OUT Telluride Coin (200) which debuted in June 2010 The Front side of the Telluride Coin was inspired by the classic image of the main strip in downtown Telluride, with the mountains looming in the background. The sign on the New Sheridan Hotel now says FLUFFHEAD (a nod to PT) and the clock tower reads 4:20, as do all clocks on Phish Coins. In the foreground, I put a silhouetted image of two guys crossing the street with a keyboard. This is a tribute to the classic shot of Trey and Page walking the keyboard across the street upon their arrival in Telluride in 1988. The Back Side of the Telluride Coin depicts The Roma Bar and its two neighbors, and was inspired by an old oil painting of the building. This pays homage to the location of Phish’s 1st run of shows outside of the Northeast. The Roma Bar hosted Phish for 5 of their 6 shows on that Telluride Run.
Halloween Poker Chip: Above is the Halloween Poker Chip (666) which will debut in October 2010 The Halloween Poker Chip was inspired by two things… The fact that I did a Halloween Coin for Festival 8 in 2009, and the fact that the 2010 Halloween Run is in Atlantic City. The Halloween Poker Chip is a casino grade ceramic chip just like those appearing in casinos worldwide. It weighs 10 grams and is 39 millimeters in diameter, both specs matching casino standards. Unlike traditional clay poker chips, ceramic chips have the image embedded into the chip itself… no cheap inlay stickers that can peel or wear away over time! One side of the Halloween Poker Chip was inspired by an old postcard from the heyday of Atlantic City in the 1930s – 1940s. The $31 denomination was chosen in reference to the 31st of October. I felt that a dollar value needed to be on the chip, and wanted to steer away from any existing chip denominations. I don’t want any pit bosses shaking me down in Atlantic City, right? The flip side of the Halloween Poker Chip is an evil jack-o-lantern, the quintessential Halloween image. The rolling edge of the Halloween Poker Chip was printed in black and orange and designed to mimic the edge spots reminiscent of vintage clay casino poker chips…
2010 NYE Coin: Above is the design of the NYE Coin (300) which will debut in December of 2010 The 2010 NYE Coin was designed to commemorate this year’s 5 night NYE Run being held at The Worcester Centrum and Madison Square Garden. These are two of the more hallowed venues in Phish history, so I tried to work in as much symbolic imagery as possible relating to past moments in each venue. I focused on trying to work in as much NYE flavor as possible, while maintaining a cohesive design. The Worcester Centrum Side of the NYE Coin was inspired by the 1993 NYE Run during which Phish played on a stage designed to look like an aquarium. The square shape of this setup doesn’t work well with the circular format of a coin, so I adapted it to be a fishbowl. The bowl is littered with Phish symbolism. The figure of Moses standing with the 10 Commandments at center stage relates to Tom Marshall’s appearance on 12/31/93 to sing the 1st line that he ever wrote for a Phish song, “Rye, Rye, Rocco” during Antelope. The scuba diver and the giant clam were part of the NYE gag that night, and the sperm whale is a nod to the Moby Dick encore that had everybody buzzing on 11/29/97. The surfboard next to Moses is a reference to the Wipeout Fest that went down at the Centrum almost a year later, on 11/27/98. The dates on this side of the coin were placed in the bubbles rising up from the fishbowl floor. The Madison Square Garden Side of the NYE Coin references all of the previous NYE shows performed at MSG. The Van de Graff generator on the top of Madison Square Garden is a nod to the Gamehendge Time Factory gag performed as midnight approached on 12/31/95. The Udderball (complete with pentagram as a reference to the Harpua narration from 12/30/97) is climbing up the side of MSG, and lends to what I feel is a bit of an urban Godzilla theme. The Udderball was brought to life on an incredible half-domed projector setup that was integral to the 12/31/97 NYE countdown. The caterpillar crawling down 8th Avenue is a reference to the costumed troupe that delighted the audience throughout the 1998 NYE Run, donning an array of fabulous costumery. During the Wolfman’s Brother on 12/28/98 caterpillars crawled up on stage and squirmed around while the band destroyed everyone in MSG that night. The seven snowflakes are a nod to the 2002 NYE gag when snowflakes began falling from the ceiling during the Seven Below performed as midnight approached on 12/31/02. I couldn’t resist making the snowflakes reminiscent of the snowflake on the Alta Ski Resort logo, as that is one of my favorite mountains! The dates for the 3 Night Run appear on the top of the building running along 8th Avenue, and the large digital clock outside of MSG is set to 4:20, as are all clocks that appear on Phish Coins.
These coins are sold out, but check www.phishcoins.com for availability!
So I mentioned in my last newsletter that I was working on my largest edition ever. Well, here it is! I was honored to be asked by the folks at Umphrey’s McGee and Galactic to create the prints for their gig this past weekend at Red Rocks, their first time headlining this incredibly historic venue.
The edition of 600 prints is a 5 color linoleum block print on white Stonehenge paper stock. I have a very small allotment of prints that will be available through my website today, Tuesday July 6 at 12 noon EST. On another note, I will be taking part in an upcoming art show based out of Berkeley, CA, entitled GREEK ART. If you’re heading out for the Phish shows, stop by the Vintage Berkeley gallery/wine shop August 7th from noon – 2pm for the opening reception.
Hope you had a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. See you on the second leg of summer tour! AJ
Cody Schibi offers original, one of a kind art to his Phish prints. Keeping them whimsical & colorful, Schibi’s detailed pieces attempts to draw the viewer into their world & beg them to see something different at every glance. Now’s your chance to grab some of these limited pieces of art while they’re still available.
You can also order these prints & more at Cody Schibi’s blog. File through his portfolio & stay updated on his current projects. For any questions or orders you can contact Schibi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You have probably seen Scramble at a show live painting. It could have been a Phish show, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bonnaroo, a String Cheese show, or pretty much anything that in the gamut of live music performances. Keith ‘Scramble’ Campbell has been making live art for more than 20 years now, and has become one of the most well known artists in the jamband community, as well as the festival circuit and live music scene.
painting String Cheese in 2001
My first interaction with Scramble was at Trey Anastasio Band at Red Rocks, 7/17/01. With beer in hand and in stomach, I wandered over to the left side of the stage and saw on an easily accessible ledge, this long-haired guy painting quickly, and seemingly to and with the music. The speed at which Scramble painted, and the finished product that was slowly coming to view was remarkable and my first foray into the world of live art, and subsequently, fan art.
For over a decade Scramble has captured live energy and created visual documentation of over 500 musicians. His word varies in content from the things he started painting when he first began to what his goals are in the future. Each painting is an improvisational attempt to capture the same energy and spirit being shared by the musicians and crowd. He dances and spreads the paints onto the canvas with his bare hands and brushes.
Scramble doesnt just paint at Phish shows and concerts, he also creates live art at events hosted in Main Gallery and Theaters performances at Red Rocks, including plays and musicals. Scramble is currently working at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and is also the seasonal Historian & Tour Guide at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheatre that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance.
Scramble also has designed 100 signed and numbered hand painted bottles of 05 Cabernet Sauvignon for BookCliff Vineyards and Tasting Room (1501 Lee Hill Road Boulder, CO).
handpainted bookcliff wine bottle ‘Rock Spirits’
From their website – bookcliffvineyards.com – “The Cab features a bright fruity nose, limestone earthiness and flavors reminiscent of blackberries and dark cherries with a hint of vanilla and a soft lemon peppery finish. “
bottles on the rocks
The Scrambled BookCliff 05′ Cabernet Sauvignon signed numbered limited edition will be available exclusively thru BookCliff Vineyards. For more information, prices, shipping, etc, call or email BookCliff Vineyards Sommelier Mark Stephan at email@example.com
check out Scramble’s gallery at scramblecampbell.com and his shop