Harrisburg Jamfest

I had a great time at the Harrisburg Jamfest this weekend!  I got to see lots of friends, many of whom played the event.  It had the backyard camping feel (It originated on the promoter’s mom’s backyard)  I set up on Saturday along with some other venders and it was nice to have people recognize obscure phish reference in the some of my artwork.  I sold a couple prints and an antelope painting,   so the weekend was successful, but more importantly I had fun!

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The girl that bought this insisted on displaying this all weekend!  I plan to do more of these, as well as traditional yellow antelope canvases for the lots.  I also sell them through my esty shop, available in whatever colors you’d like (just post a request in a comment).  I’m also gearing up for the start of tour tomorrow, and on the search for a live video or audio stream.  If I do, expect an illustrated setlist on wed night!  SPAC might take a bit longer, since I’ll be camping that weekend, but fingers crossed I can get cell phone reception to at least see the setlist.  

Finest in the Nation!

I gave it the old digital try.  Hadn’t done art on a computer in a while, but I’ve had the time to give it a second chance.  I hand drew the ingredients and did colored it digitally.  I think last time I worked with coloring on a computer was high school computer art class (yeah, we had those in the 90s!). 

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I plan to have these on the lots at Mann and MPP, they will also be available online via Etsy.  They are 11×17 on 65 lb paper.  Each one is hand signed and limited to an edition of 50.

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Scouring my external hard drive, I also came upon this gem. Not directly phish related, but I had done it for a flyer for the band Great Northeast from Harrisburg, Pa (my hometown).  It’s comprised of 150+ bluegrass instruments and was possibly the reason I stopped doing digital art for several years.  I also have this available through etsy, and will be selling some at a small festival a good deal of my hometown friends will be performing in.

I’m going to try out some other things digitally, but paper and pencil will probably my main instrument.   More sketches,  drawings, and in 2 weeks, illustrated setlists!  Follow me on twitter for updates! https://twitter.com/joseeen

Junta Visualized

Josean Rivera

I’ve been continuing the Phish theme in my art this summer.  Last weekend was their 3 day run at Saratoga Springs, NY (I made it to 2).  I’ve spent the week recovering from those shows and preparing for 2 nights at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Coumbia, MD.  During this time I’ve worked on a couple things, including some paintings and sketches for possible show posters.  While working on sketches for Gamehendge, I’ve also been sketching random songs as well.  I eventually ended up with a series that covers their first album, Junta.  I’ll be giving these out/putting them up this weekend, as well as a few in Philly. Time permitting, I’d like to draw other albums, although some of the songs can be pretty abstract.  Any requests?  Just add a comment with your song choice, and I’ll try my best!

junta1Fee, YEM, Esther, Golgi Apparatus

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Summer Tour

Josean Rivera

Its that time of year once again! Phish tour 2014 is fast approaching, and with school ending soon, I’m finding more time to create some stuff for the summer.  With 2 nights at the Mann Center, it seemed fitting to create a poster for this show.  With the city skyline visible from the venue, and a zoo within walking distance, it only seemed fitting to use a Slave to the Traffic Light reference.  Image

The print is a 6 layer stencil (no registration- I had to line these up by hand) and spray paint on braille paper. They measure 8.5×11 (fits in a document frame.) Each one has a different sunset, and different colored lettering. I also have 2 available with smaller lettering on the top right corner. I will be doing a total edition of 50 of these, 10 will be available through etsy (Find the rest on the lot!) I can…

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