Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.  |  News Fall 2015

 

NEW DESIGNS: FENWICK AND ST. MICHAELS


Two iconic Delmarva lighthouses star in our new silkscreen print editions.


“Fenwick Light” is a 10-color hand-pulled edition of 125 prints. Completed in September, it is the latest addition to the My Hometown series.


Surrounded by a sea of cottages and trailer homes, Fenwick Island Lighthouse has stood guard over the Delaware-Maryland border since 1858. To me, the simple white tower offers calm reassurance in a place that is often noisy and congested.


“Hooper Strait” is a 10-color design celebrating the popular beacon that now welcomes visitors to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Artwork was completed in October and prints will be available in early 2016.


Originally constructed 5 miles offshore in 1879, Hooper Strait was one of dozens of screw-pile lighthouses that dotted the bay. Today only three survive, but they remain an enduring symbol of Chesapeake country. My design returns the Hooper Strait Light to its original base, as it stood for decades marking the entrance to Tangier Sound.


The image size for both prints is 12 x 16 inches on 16 x 20 archival Rising Stonehenge paper. Prices are $85 unframed and $135 framed.

UPCOMING SHOWS AND EXHIBITS


Nov. 5-Dec. 27 — Annapolis Maritime Museum nautical print exhibit and sale, 723 Second St., Annapolis, Md. Thursdays to Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nov. 7 — Meet the Artist exhibit. Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 S. Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Md. 10 a.m.-noon.

Nov. 18 — Wallops Flight Facility Arts and Crafts Show, Wallops Island, Va. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Wallops employees only)

Nov. 21 — YES Gym Arts and Crafts Show, Fruitland, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dec. 12 — Erick Sahler Serigraphs studio open house. 5198 Duck Crossing Lane, Salisbury, Md. Noon-4 p.m.

Feb. 27, 28 — Salisbury Optimist Better Living Show, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, Md. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday



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YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR PRINT SHOP OPEN HOUSE


The Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. print shop will host its annual holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 12, from noon to 4 p.m.


In addition to our usual artwork, stationery and tees, we’ll pull some rarities from the archives, including Artist Proofs and Edition Varies never before made available.


Come to browse, come to shop, come to see how the prints are made. Orders placed on Dec. 12 will be guaranteed for delivery by Christmas Eve.


The print shop is located above the garage at our home. The address is 5198 Duck Crossing, off Riverside Drive Extended, about 4 miles from downtown Salisbury, Md.


For more information, or to place an order in advance, call me at 410-845-3774 or e-mail erick@ericksahler.com.

 

SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS’ NEWEST MEMBER


Thank you to the Society of Illustrators for electing me to Illustrator Membership in September.


The society has had a distinguished history since its founding in 1901, during the Golden Age of Illustration. Over the years, it has welcomed such prominent artists as Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parish, and guest speakers have included Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie. In 1958, it named Norman Rockwell the inaugural member of its Hall of Fame. In 1959, the society published its first Annual featuring the year’s best in illustration, a tradition that continues to this day.


Becoming an Illustrator Member requires an interview, portfolio review and sponsorship by five current members.


The Society of Illustrators, located at 128 E. 63rd Street in Manhattan, houses the Museum of American Illustration, a gallery for temporary exhibits and a library devoted to illustration. There is also a dining room and bar, graced by Norman Rockwell’s “Dover Coach” illustration.


I am grateful and humbled to be a part of this revered institution.

 

The LEGACY (SERIES) CONTINUES …


Earlier this year we introduced our Legacy Series, which features sold-out Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. designs in an 8-x-10-inch, open-edition format.


Legacy Series designs are hand-printed and signed by me — just like the first-edition prints. They’re just smaller and unnumbered. The compact size makes them popular with travelers, gift-givers, and those who have “run out of wall space” (they look great on book shelves too!).


The “Choptank Light” Legacy Series print was released in September. It joins three other Legacy prints — “Downtown Salisbury” released in April, and “Liftoff!” and “Swing Bridge,” both released in June.


Legacy Series prints cost $45 unframed and $85 framed, and are available on our website. 

SPREAD CHEER WITH AN EASTERN SHORE FLAIR


Our Eastern Shore Christmas Cards box sets feature four original Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. holiday designs on acid-free 80-pound smooth natural cardstock. Each set contains two cards printed with each design, for a total of eight cards and envelopes.


Printed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, each notecard box set is hand-assembled with care in the Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. print shop.


The notecards are 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches and are blank on the inside. Protected in clear containers, our box sets are attractively packaged and suitable for gift-giving. Shipping is free.


The Eastern Shore Christmas Cards collection contains two each of the following designs:


— Here Comes Santa Claws (blue crab)

— May Your Holidays Rock (rockfish)

— Seasonings Greetings (Old Bay)

— Deck the Hulls (workboat)


Box sets may be ordered here, or to request custom orders call 410-845-3774 or e-mail erick@ericksahler.com for a quote.

FAREWELL TO YART, BUT NOT TO BETHANY BEACH


It deserves saying one more time.


A million thank yous to Julie and Nick Kypreos for hosting the yArt Sale at their home in Bethany Beach for the past 10 Labor Day weekends.


The yArt Sale was the most incredible mix of great people, great art and great times. As with all things, there comes a time to move on and this year’s show was the last. There will never be another like it. So again to Julie and Nick, we are grateful for your support.


Looking ahead, Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. wants to continue its relationship with Bethany Beach. In 2016, I look forward to returning to the Lord Baltimore School show on Memorial Day Weekend and the Ladies Auxiliary show at the fire department in October.

 

Made on Maryland’s Eastern Shore   |   © 2009-17 Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.

ORDER FRAMED PRINTS ON OUR WEBSITE


You can now order framed prints, in addition to unframed prints, directly from the Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. website.


Our frames use all-wood moldings from sustainable forests. They are custom-made for us by Furst Bros. Co., which has been building frames in Baltimore, Md., for more than 140 years.


Our standard frames are satin black with a smooth finish, and look great in both traditional and contemporary settings. Each order is framed in our shop, where glass is cleaned, vacuumed and air washed, and frames are tape sealed and made ready for hanging with heavy-duty hardware.


Orders are shipped by USPS Priority Mail, and there is no charge for shipping in the continental US.


To order online, go to our Shop page. Choose your print, then select Framed or Unframed. All our transactions are handled safely through PayPal using any major credit card.

GRACIAS, MERCI, DANKE AND THANKS TO ...


— The local shops that carry my work, specifically Sundial Books in Chincoteague, Sunnyside Shop in Cambridge, Bishop’s Stock in Snow Hill, Bungalow Love in Berlin, Treasure Chest in Oxford, Classic Framing in Salisbury and Pemberton Pharmacy in Salisbury and St. Michaels. Each one is locally owned and operated, and stocked with great local merchandise. Please remember them during the holiday shopping season.


— The Delmarva Discovery Center and the Ward Museum for their dedication to preserving the culture of the Eastern Shore. They also have cool gift shops for your holiday shopping.


— Old Line Plate, a website devoted to Maryland food and history, for featuring us on Oct. 27. You can read the interview here.


— Tripp Colonel of the Coastal Point in Ocean View, Del., for his story on Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. in the Oct. 9 edition. You can read it here.


— David Luna for including my work in the inaugural LoDel Music & Arts Festival held at 16 Mile Brewing Co. in Georgetown, Del., in October.


— Dave Murphy for inviting me to participate in a November/December show at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. It will be the first time my work has been exhibited across the Chesapeake Bay.


— Duke Marshall and the Drum Point Market on Smith Island, Md., for carrying my prints and postcards. It is the first time my work has been exhibited IN the Chesapeake Bay.


— All y’all. If you’ve read this far, I appreciate your attention and your support. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


All the best,

 
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