Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.  |  News Fall 2016

 

UPCOMING SHOWS AND EXHIBITS


Nov. 5 — YES Gym Fine Arts and Crafts Show, YES Gym, 123 W. Main St., Fruitland, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Nov. 9 — Wallops Flight Facility Arts and Crafts Show, Wallops Island, Va. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open to WFF employees only


Nov. 26 — Small Business Saturday Print Shop Open House. Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co., 5198 Duck Crossing Lane, Salisbury, Md. 1-4 p.m.



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HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM THE EASTERN SHORE


Back by popular demand, our Eastern Shore Christmas Cards are available on our website and across Delmarva in the shops that carry our work.


Each box set contains eight cards and envelopes, with two cards of each of the four designs:

— Here Comes Santa Claws

— May Your Holidays Rock

— Seasoning’s Greetings

— Deck the Hulls


Eastern Shore Christmas Cards are $16 per box. To order, click here. Or, for custom or bulk orders, contact us at 410-845-3774 or erick@ericksahler.com.

A HOT TIME FOR ILLUSTRATORS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS


In July, Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. joined several hundred of the world’s most influential illustrators and designers in Austin, Texas, for ICON9 — the ninth illustrators conference held biennially since 1999.


“It was an absolute delight and totally inspiring to be among some of the giants of the illustration world,” Sahler said. “Most of us toil alone in our studios all over the world. Yet when we come together, we discover we all share the same challenges, triumphs and failures.”


The four-day conference featured dozens of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and presentations by such luminaries as Rolling Stone and New Yorker illustrator Anita Kunz, renegade designer James Victore and Millennial comic superstar Gemma Correll.


Planning for ICON10 to be held in 2018 is already under way. We strongly recommend it for illustrators and designers of all levels. Go, connect and be inspired.


To learn more, click here.

THE EASIEST WAY TO FRAME YOUR BOAT U.S. PRINT


We heard from many of you who ordered the free 18x24 lithograph print we created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Boat U.S. (still available here).


To help get the artwork out of its tubes and onto your walls, we are offering framing service for the Boat U.S. prints. Our black wood frames are custom made for Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. by Furst Bros. in Baltimore, and include high quality glass to protect your print. We’ve already framed more than a dozen, and they look great.


The cost for framing is $50, and prints must be dropped off and picked up at our print shop — no shipping please. Contact us at 410-845-3774 or erick@ericksahler.com to set up an appointment.

NEW TEES FOR THE SCRAPPLE LOVER IN YOUR LIFE


Each fall, when the air turns chilly and the sun rises later, we reignite our love affair with scrapple — because nothing warms the belly and fortifies the body for a busy day like a hot scrapple-and-egg sandwich on toast.


For the uninitiated, scrapple is an Eastern Shore delicacy made according to Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. The seasoned loaf of ground pork, which includes “everything but the oink,” is sliced and fried crisp. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s nothing else quite like it.


Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. celebrates scrapple this fall with two T-shirt designs. Our classic “Scrapple” design parodies on the iconic Apple Computer logo, and is printed in two colors on sand tees. Our “Eat More Scrapple” shirt features a distressed design on black tees.


All our shirts are 100 percent cotton, made by Gildan, and hand-printed by our friends at Barefoot Willy’s Tees right here on the Eastern Shore. Adult sizes S-2XL are available online and at Sunnyside Shop in Cambridge, while supplies last. The cost is $20.


To order, click here.

REHOBOTH CELEBRATED IN NEW SILKSCREEN EDITION


“Rehoboth Boardwalk,” the 28th design in the “My Hometown” series, debuted this fall. It features three (yes, three!) Volkswagens — two Beetles and a Microbus — parked along Rehoboth Avenue, under the iconic Dolle’s and Kohr Bros. signs.


“Lined with tidy vacation homes and fine restaurants and boutiques, it is one of America’s prettiest — and most sophisticated — seaside towns,” Sahler said. “The bright orange Dolle’s sign towers over the junction of Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk at the heart of the community. It is here where my senses become overwhelmed and I feel my soul transported to a simpler, more carefree time.”


The “Rehoboth Beach” silkscreen print is a 12-color design hand-pulled by the artist. It measures 16x20 inches and there are 105 prints in the edition. They are $135 framed and $85 unframed, and are available now.


To order, click here.

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


— Thank you so much to Dr. Annette Wallace, Alexandra Tobiassen and Susan Redden of Pocomoke High, who allowed me the honor of creating a silkscreen print edition celebrating their great school. Dr. Wallace, the current Maryland Secondary School Principal of the Year, is a visionary and a risk taker. In the world of high school administration, where so much is by the book, it was a true pleasure to work with this group that dared to dream big and think outside the ordinary. I appreciate their support, energy and passion.

NEW “SAMPLERS” EXPAND OUR POSTCARD LINE


This summer we introduced eight new “Samplers,” each featuring a quartet of similarly themed Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. designs.


“We made it easier — and less expensive — for the folks who like to frame our postcards,” Sahler said.


The images are the same size as individual Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. postcards, yet they are printed on one sheet of paper using the same exacting standards as our Legacy Reproduction prints.


Standard Sampler groupings feature Assateague, Cambridge, Chincoteague, Delaware Seashore, Lighthouses, Salisbury, Talbot and Wallops designs. They are available in 14x18 warm white mats for $55 unframed and $95 framed. Custom groupings of designs may also be ordered at the same prices.


To order, click here.

OUR ANNUAL STUDIO OPEN HOUSE IS SATURDAY, NOV. 26


On the Saturday after Thanksgiving — Small Business Saturday across the U.S. — our print shop will be open from 1 to 4 p.m.


Call ahead to place an order for pickup, or come to browse and hoist a toast to the holiday season. All our silkscreen prints will be available, as well as postcards, notecards and T-shirts.


The print shop is located above our garage — 18 steps up (you’ve been warned) — at 5198 Duck Crossing Lane, off Riverside Drive about 4 miles from downtown Salisbury.

— On a related note, thanks to Maryland Coast Dispatch reporter Bethany Hooper, who covered a field trip to Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co. by a dozen Pocomoke High School advanced arts students. The visit was in celebration of National Arts in Education Week, and we discussed the creation of the Pocomoke High School silkscreen print and life in the arts after high school. You can read Bethany’s story here.


— I cannot thank Marianne Stallsmith enough for the warm reception we have received at Candleberry Gallery in St. Michaels. She is an enthusiastic supporter and has taken the time to understand our creative and printing processes, which translates to better service to her customers. I am proud to be part of Candleberry and welcome her to the little family of shops that carry my work.


— In a world where so much information seems to be at our fingertips, we still find ourselves needing an assist when Google isn’t good enough. That’s when Jim Dawson, owner of Unicorn Books in Trappe, Md., comes to the rescue. On several recent occasions, we have needed reference photos of an old boat, bridge or lighthouse that no longer exists — even on the Internet. Unicorn stocks a vast inventory of out-of-print books about the Chesapeake region, and Dawson knows every one from cover to cover. We are grateful for his help and support.

— Molly, the youngest of the Sahlers, who joined the family business this summer framing prints, packaging notecards and postcards, and assisting with our road show appearances. Her can-do spirit and eye for detail ensures that everything that leaves our shop is of the highest quality. Plus, she’s good company, and we truly missed her when she returned to school this fall.


— And finally, as always, you all. Your support continues to humble and amaze me. Thank you for allowing me to continue doing what I love to do.


All the best,

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