Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.  |  Metropolitan


In January 2014, Metropolitan Magazine in Salisbury, Md., showcased Erick Sahler Serigraphs in its “Q&A with Local Artist” feature.

What can you tell our readers about yourself?

I am an American Screen Printing Association certified graphic artist and screen printer who has designed thousands of illustrations, graphics, cartoons and logos on the Eastern Shore of Maryland since 1983. Some of my clients have included Perdue Farms Inc., Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, Delaware International Speedway, Chesapeake Screen Printing and The Daily Times. Erick Sahler Serigraphs was launched in 2011. In addition to art, I enjoy long family road trips, rooting for the home team, dirt track racing and a good game of fetch with our Chesapeake Bay retriever, Chance.

What is a serigraph and how are they different from other art prints?

A serigraph is a fancy word for a silkscreen art print. It was coined around 1940 by combining “seri” (Latin for “silk”) and “graph” (Greek for “to write”) to differentiate fine art silkscreen prints from more commercial silkscreen processes used to print everything from wallpaper to T-shirts. All my artwork is hand printed. For each color, I create a stencil in a high-mesh screen through which ink is “pulled” with a squeegee. Colors are hand printed one sheet of paper at a time, usually working from the lightest to darkest colors, at a rate of two colors per day. It takes a week or more to complete the printing on most of my editions. While the process is more labor intensive than printing a digital image or giclee, serigraphs are more bold and vibrant than other types of art prints. In addition, small variances in the screen-printing process make each serigraph a unique work of art.

Do you design custom prints?

I take on custom work as schedules and budgets allow, and I’m interested in projects that promote events and institutions on the Eastern Shore. However, I am not a print shop. Any custom work must involve an original design by myself and an edition of no less than 50 prints.

What will you be working on in 2014?

In January, I will print my newest design celebrating the Whitehaven Ferry. I also have art in the works featuring the Assateague Lighthouse, Cambridge harbor, Wallops Island rockets, the Rehoboth Boardwalk, the Lewes Lighthouse and Ferry, and Memorial Stadium.

Where can your work be purchased?

All my artwork is available online at It can also be purchased at Bishop’s Stock in Snow Hill, Bungalow Love in Berlin, Red Queen Gallery in Onancock, Sunnyside Shop in Cambridge and Sundial Books in Chincoteague. My studio in Salisbury is open by appointment. To schedule a visit, or to discuss sales, commissions, donations or other opportunities, call 410-845-3774 or email


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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