Reminder: First Tube Art Show

The First Tube Poster show has blown into a full blown scene with printmakers, pinmakers, and all sorts of collectable Phish-inspired art! Here is the final press release about The Mothership Collective‘s First Tube Art Show, taking place this Saturday, June 15th in Atlantic City between 10am and 3pm at Trump Plaza’s Westminster Room. Come join for what will surely be a fun afternoon! Admission is FREE!


First Tube Poster Show

First Tube’, is an art show featuring Phish artists from around the country will be held on Saturday June 16th from 10am-3pm at the Trump Plaza Hotel, Westminster Room, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Developed and produced by a group of artists and fans known as the Mothership Art Collective, this poster show will be held in the middle of a weekend of Phish, who play nearby Bader Field June 15-17th.

The initial artists announced for First Tube represent some of the best artists in the Phish community and poster art. Longtime Phish artists AJ Masthay, TRiPP, Ryan Kerrigan, John Warner, Erin Cadigan, Noah Phence and Bruce Horan 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. Newcomers Jiggs, Ed Wilson, Lauren Domsky and Branden Otto are featured in their first Phish poster show, as well as writer and author Dave Calarco who will be selling and discussing his book ‘Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts’ at the show.

First Tube will also be incorporating the growing area of pin makers and collectors into the show with Party Time Pins, 10 Minute Tube Designs, Pin Me Down and stuPINdous Creations. Brian Kushner of PhanBadge and Adam Davidoff of Phishcoins will also be in attendance, showcasing their unique memorabilia.

"Dunkalope" (Dr.Wookles)

Non-profits include The Mockingbird Foundation which has given grants for music education totaling more than $600,000 over the past 14 years; PhanArt, a book and website created as a way to showcase the art made by Phish fans and raises money for Mockingbird Foundation, and Screens ‘n’ Suds based in Richmond, VA curates beer inspired screenprints to raise money to benefit the National MS Society and other charities with monies totaling nearly $50,000 in the past 4 years.

Phish poster shows have been held over the years with great success, as unique posters made for the Phish shows that weekend and stop on the tour feature some of the best concert art being produced today. First Tube is the first event for 2012 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 that Phish has makes for amazing art inspired by the band, the locales and the music. 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, First Tube will offer free entry to all patrons, tubes available for purchase, charitable donations from the event made to the Mockingbird Foundation and the Virginia Mason Foundation (in memory of Shawn Williams). First Tube will feature a wide array of artists with posters, art, pins and other memorabilia to fit any budget. Special edition works, only available at the show, will be available for viewing shortly at



Bill Graham Civic Center

What: The Bowie Miracle—A contest for one free ticket to see Phish at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco on Sunday August, 19th 2012, and a free, signed copy of Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts.

Why: We have a ticket to miracle, however the miraclee must be a “David Bowie” fan.

The Skinny:  If you don’t have a ticket for the Sunday night BGCC San Francisco run and are a “Bowie” fan this contest is for you! Essentially, we love “Bowie” and we want you to make us understand your love of “Bowie” and, more importantly, how you got “Bowie,” when you got it and why. Maybe you got it from the first time you heard it or maybe it took a few times till the song just clicked for you? Whatever the case may be, tell us about your favorite “Bowie” and/or “Bowie” moment. All you need to do is tell us about it according to the contest rules. Judging is totally subjective and we will pay absolutely no costs for your travel to and from BGCC. One lucky winner submits an essay and gets a ticket to the show. No more, no less.

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901 Responses to “Reminder: First Tube Art Show”

  1. ThePigSong Says:

    Mixed reviews eh? Thanks for the frontline commentary doodz!

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