Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.  |  News April/May 2013

 

I AM SOOO LUCKY. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME


It was the second day of a lousy show. Crowds were thin and vendors were grumbling about slow sales. I was checking the clock every few minutes, counting down until I could pack up and go home. Then a bright face appeared in my booth, eyeing my work. “Did you create all this?” she asked, bubbling. I said I did. “You are sooo lucky,” she said, “I could never do anything like this.” And with that little reminder, my perspective changed entirely. Yes, I AM sooo lucky — and I couldn’t do this without so many of you. So, thank you. Your support means the world to me.


All the best,

 

JUST IN TIME FOR A STROLL ON THE BOARDWALK ...


We’re excited to announce a new collaboration with Barefoot Willy’s Tees in Pittsville to produce a line of
T-shirts featuring my art. Big Assawoman Nude Beach Party (Ocean City) shirts are available now, and Bare Assateague Nude Beach Party (Chincoteague) shirts are in the works. We’re also developing my Blue Crabs print for shirts to debut April 27 at Salisbury Festival.


All my designs are printed on soft, high-quality, all-cotton shirts. They will sell for $15 each. Look for them soon at Bungalow Love in Berlin, Dash-In in Willards, Sundial Books in Chincoteague and Sunnyside Shop in Cambridge. They’ll also be available at all the shows on my Events schedule.

 

HEART-WARMING STORIES, FROM WI-HI’S CLASS OF 1965


With more than 400 graduates, Wicomico High School’s Class of 1965 was the largest in Salisbury history.


Among its members were my mother and father, Noralynn Taylor and “Skip” Sahler. My father was killed by a drunk driver on Christmas Day 1966, about a month before I was born, so all I know of him has come to me through the memories of others.


One of the unexpected blessings of working art shows on the Eastern Shore is connecting with so many folks — mostly from the Wi-Hi Class of ’65 — who recognize my name, introduce themselves and share a bit about my father.


I am grateful for their stories and the long paths that eventually brought us together, so many years later.

 

GHOSTS OF THE PAST IN “DOWNTOWN ALLEN, MD.”


Thank you to Miss Mary Lee Kolb, the grande dame of the village of Allen, who allowed me to reproduce a 1989
pen-and-ink drawing of her Kolb’s Peninsula Farm Market for my 2013 “Allendar.”


An Allendar is like a calendar, but it runs on “Allen time” — that is, it starts just a bit late (in this case, April).


The Peninsula Farm Market shut down about 15 years ago, though a “Temporarily Closed” sign remains in its window. It was the longtime gathering spot for residents of the rural Eastern Shore community, and legends of its heyday will continue to circulate for years to come. 


I hand-pulled 100 two-color 11 x 17 prints as giveaways for the Allen Lions Club’s annual Farmers Night and the Allen United Methodist Church Spring Bazaar, both in March. A small number of free prints are still available, while supplies last. Give me a shout if you’d like one.

 

COMINGS AND GOINGS FROM ERICK SAHLER SERIGRAPHS


JUST RELEASED — New this month is the “Chincoteague Oysters” silkscreen print, available at Bishop’s Stock in Snow Hill, Bungalow Love in Berlin and Sundial Books in Chincoteague. A “Choptank Oysters” version is available exclusively at Sunnyside in Cambridge. Also, the Erick Sahler Serigraphs ArtCard collection has expanded to include “Bare Assateague,” “Big Assawoman,” “Blue Crabs,” “Chincoteague Oysters,” “City Park” and “Smith Island Cake.”


SELL-OUT WATCH — Two framed small “Catnap” prints remain, less than 10 “Perdue School” prints remain, and less than 20 “Discover Assateague” and “Salisbury University” prints remain. “Downtown Salisbury” and “Boardwalk GullFriends” (Thrasher’s) are sold out.


IN THE WORKS — I am designing artwork for an edition of 16-x-20-inch silkscreen prints celebrating the old Chincoteague swing bridge and an edition of 11-x-14-inch silkscreen prints featuring the Salisbury Zoo’s iconic spectacled bear. Both will debut in early June.

 

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