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This story by Tripp Colonell appeared in Coastal Point magazine in October 2015.

Silkscreen artist Erick Sahler to debut Fenwick print at Artisans Fair

By Tripp Colonell

For Coastal Point

BETHANY BEACH — Erick Sahler’s array of hand-pulled silkscreen prints have depicted a variety of Delmarva towns, from downtown Salisbury, Md., to Berlin, Md., and more, but just in time for his Bethany show debut, he’s unveiling his Fenwick Island Lighthouse print.

“It’s a fantastic demographic in the Bethany, Rehoboth, Fenwick and Lewes areas — it’s just people who have the culture and means to appreciate good art. Anything I’ve done there has been a huge success for me,” said Sahler of his latest serigraph depicting the area.

“I did the Lord Baltimore show in Ocean View, and I was talking about this Rehoboth print and everyone kept asking why I didn’t do a Fenwick print, so I went out and shot the lighthouse from every angle.”

Sahler was just finishing his latest piece before the show but said that it is consistent with previous works in the series — demonstrating similarities to 1960s pop art, with its bright colors and hard graphic lines.

While he’s been involved with art in various forms throughout his life, he’s now been pursuing his serigraphs as a full-time job for four and a half years and said that he’s never looked back on his decision to quit his day job.

“My grandmother told me when I was a little fella that if you can do what you like doing for a living, that you’ll never work a day in your life. That kind of struck a chord with me,” he said. “It’s been great. I have a family to support, and everything has kind of exceeded my expectations in every way. The feedback on my work that I’ve gotten is just sort of reinforcement that this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”

Even though he’s previously appeared at other shows in the area, Sahler is making his debut at the Artisans Fair on Saturday, where he’s looking forward to seeing some of the other artists.

“Creative people, they feed on one another. Just being with people who make something out of nothing — that’s always inspiration,” he said. “It’s a new show for me, but you always just feel kind of jazzed from talking to other artists.”

More than 50 artists and craftspersons will exhibit their work at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the annual Artisan’s Festival sponsored by the BBVFC Ladies Auxiliary.

For more information on Sahler and his work, visit his website at


Bayside Gazette — “Erick Sahler to unveil Berlin serigraph” (March 2015)

Beach to Bay Times — “Featured artist: Erick Sahler Serigraphs” (August 2013 and July 2014)

Berlin-West Ocean City Life — “Silkscreen artist captures iconic Eastern Shore images” (August 2013)

Coastal Point — “Silkscreen artist Erick Sahler to debut Fenwick print at Artisans Fair” (September 2015)

Coastal Style — “Smooth as Silk: Erick Sahler’s nostalgic silkscreens add “Regional Pop” to the Shore” (May 2016)

Daily Times/DelmarvaNow — “Salisbury artist draws inspiration from Eastern Shore” (February 2013)

Delmarva Almanac — “Artist Interview: Erick Sahler” with video (August 2013)

Go! Magazine — “Serigraphs as serious art on display” (May 2012)

Maryland Coast Dispatch — “Students Get First-Hand Look at Artist at Work” (September 2016)

Metropolitan Magazine — “Q&A with Local Artist: Erick Sahler” (January 2014)

Office of the Governor — “City of Salisbury presents print to Maryland governor” (April 2015)

Old Line Plate — “Interview: Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.” (October 2015)

Salisbury Independent — “Erick Sahler: The future is bright” (October 2014)

Salisbury Independent — “Erick Sahler elected to Society of Illustrators” (November 2015)

ShoreBread Magazine — “Big and bold: Erick Sahler Serigraphs” (December 2012)

Tidewater Times — “About the Cover Artist: Erick Sahler” (June  2014 and May 2016)

USA Today — “Sahler serigraph celebrates Assateague Lighthouse” (May 2014)

Wall Street Journal — “Former editor creates limited-edition silkscreen prints” (December 2012)

WBOC-TV “DelmarvaLife” — “Delmarva Treasure: Erick Sahler Serigraphs” (February 2014)

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