Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.  |  News Spring 2016

 

O.C. ICON FEATURED IN NEW SERIGRAPH EDITION


A bucket of Thrasher’s french fries is the star of a new Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. silkscreen edition debuting this spring.


Aside from the beach and the Boardwalk itself, Thrasher’s is Ocean City’s most famous attraction. Since 1929, locals and tourists have lined up for buckets of the delicious golden french fries. They are so tasty, in fact, they don’t need anything more than a splash of apple cider vinegar and a shake of salt. No cheese, no gravy and especially no ketchup. It’s Rule No. 1, and it’s posted right next to the cashier. So don’t even think of asking for it.


“Rule No. 1” is our second design featuring the old-style Thrasher’s french fries bucket, and our seventh edition celebrating the classic cuisine of the Eastern Shore. Others include Scrapple, Chincoteague Oysters and Smith Island Cake. 


The print is an eight-color design hand-pulled by the artist. It measures 16x20 inches and there are 150 prints in the edition. They are $135 framed and $85 unframed, and are available now.

UPCOMING SHOWS AND EXHIBITS


May 20 — Fine Arts @ Oxford preview party, Oxford Community Center, Oxford, Md. 6-8 p.m.

May 21, 22 — Fine Arts @ Oxford juried show and sale, Oxford Community Center, Oxford, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

May 28 — Artisans Fair, Lord Baltimore Elementary School, 120 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, Del. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 17 — “Son of Print is Not Dead: The Silkscreen Art of Erick Sahler” 3F gallery exhibit. Tony Weeg Photography, 115 W. Main St., Salisbury, Md. 5-9 p.m.

June 24 — Featured artist at Pocomoke Art Stroll, downtown Pocomoke City, Md. 5-8 p.m.

Aug. 19 — Third Friday celebration. Downtown Plaza, Salisbury, Md. 5-8 p.m.




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BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES


The magnificent Trimper’s carousel is the grande dame of the Ocean City Boardwalk. Built in 1912, it boasts 45 hand-carved animals, including a frog, goat, lion, tiger and more. But the white horse covered in red roses has always been our favorite. 


Rosie,” as she is known, is featured in a new edition we are pulling this month. “Trimper’s Carousel” is our fifth Ocean City design. We have also paid homage to the old Alaska Stand in “O.C. Boardwalk” (2012), the quiet joys of the beach in “Offseason” (2012), and Thrasher’s french fries in “Boardwalk GullFriends” (2011) and “Rule No. 1” (2016).


The carousel print is a 13-color design hand-pulled by the artist. It measures 16x20 inches and we expect 150 prints in the edition (we never know until we’re done printing). They are $135 framed and $85 unframed, and will be available in early June.

“SUMMERTIME BLUES” SALUTES CHESAPEAKE CRABS


There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues? Hey ghost of Eddie Cochran, around here our “summertime blues” are the cure!


Nothing says summer fun on the Eastern Shore like a bushel of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs. Some of the best times of our lives have been spent feasting with friends around a pile of hot steamed jimmies and cooler of ice cold beer. 


This new silkscreen edition is a variation of our popular “Blue Crabs” design that debuted in 2013. But instead of the bright orange crab on a blue background, we’ve returned to the blue, teal and sand colors of the crab’s natural habitat in this new artwork.


The print is a five-color design hand-pulled by the artist. It measures 16x20 inches and there are 145 prints in the edition. They are $135 framed and $85 unframed, and are available now.

PRINT CELEBRATING POCOMOKE DEBUTS IN JUNE


In our travels across Delmarva, we’ve discovered enthusiastic pride in some of the smallest towns, including Snow Hill, Berlin and Pocomoke City. Especially Pocomoke City. That’s why our 27th “My Hometown” Series design features the iconic bridge that is the gateway to the “friendliest town on the Eastern Shore.”


Built in 1920, the Pocomoke City Bridge was designed to “put forth a visually pleasing entry” into town, according to state records. Decorated with large Doric columns, finials and globe-shaped streetlights, the bridge — and its striking pagoda-like tender’s house — remains a joy to cross. Surrounded by a bustling farmers market, the art deco Mar-Va Theatre, the fascinating Delmarva Discovery Center and a popular restaurant, the bridge delivers travelers to the heart of the community.


The print is a 13-color design hand-pulled by the artist. It measures 16x20 inches and we expect 80 prints in the edition (again, we never know till we’re done). They are $135 framed and $85 unframed, and will debut June 24 during the Pocomoke Fourth Friday Art Stroll, where Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. is the featured artist.

LEGENDARY SUNDIAL BOOKS MARKS 10 YEARS


Congratulations and a million thanks to Jonathan and Jane Richstein, who started the legendary Sundial Books in Chincoteague 10 years ago this month. Jon and Jane — the duo behind the counter seven days a week — are some of the friendliest, most knowledgable people and their shop is an extension of their broad interests and engaging personalities. We could happily spend an afternoon making small talk and browsing their shelves.


Not only is Sundial one of the best independent bookstores around, it has also made a huge impact on the Eastern Shore arts scene. From concerts and jam sessions to poetry readings and exhibits, Jon and Jane have been constant friends to the arts. Certainly Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. would not be where it is today without Sundial’s support.


In honor of Sundial’s 10th year, we created a design featuring the bookstore facade (complete with a “Misty of Chincoteague” poster in the window) and the slogan “Wastin’ away again in Marguerite-a Henry-ville.” It’s a groaner for anyone fond of the island and its world-famous pony culture. The design is available on postcards and 11x17 prints exclusively at Sundial Books, 4065 Main St. (at the foot of the old swing bridge) on Chincoteague Island. 

BOAT U.S. POSTER CAN BE YOURS FOR THE ASKING


Earlier this year, we offered gratitude for Boat U.S. selecting Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. to design its 50th anniversary poster. Now we give thanks again for Boat U.S. making the poster available for free while supplies last. Seriously. Free. 


To get yours, go to www.BoatUS.com/poster and complete the form. There are no strings. In a couple days, you’ll receive by mail your own 18x24 print, suitable for hanging (as Mad Magazine used to say).


Again, thank you Boat U.S.

GRACIAS, MERCI, DANKE, GRAZI AND THANKS TO ...


— Joan Nubie, proprietor of Oxford’s Treasure Chest boutique, who sold out preorders of our new “Town Park” prints during the Oxford Day celebration. The “Town Park” print will debut May 20 at Fine Arts @ Oxford


— Robbie Tarpley Raffish, who wrote “Smooth as Silk,” a profile of our business for the May/June edition of Coastal Style magazine You can read it here


— David Pulzone, who featured our “Hooper Strait” lighthouse artwork on the cover of the May edition of Tidewater Times


— Tony Weeg, photographer, gallery director and all-around good dude, for hosting “Son of Print is Not Dead,” the second comprehensive exhibit of Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. prints, as part of the Third Friday celebration June 17 in downtown Salisbury


— Our “groupies” — 123Rachel_Marie and Kate_Ellen12 — who visited the print shop and bought a ton of our postcards across the peninsula this spring. We appreciate your support in spreading the Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. gospel on the interwebs


— You. For reading this far. For your Likes and Shares. For your kind words when we’re out and about. And for your purchases. I hope our artwork returns some of the satisfaction you’ve brought us. We’re grateful for all of you.


All the best,

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