Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.  |  News Holidays 2014

 

GOOD NEWS FOR SALISBURY


Congratulations and thanks to my old friend and colleague Greg Bassett, who launched the weekly Salisbury Independent earlier this year.


Hitting the streets in May, the new publication has quickly become Salisbury’s favorite newspaper, reporting much of the good news passed over by other media. The Independent has been a friend to the arts, with regular coverage of the city’s electric Third Friday events, and features the captivating photography of fellow JMB grad Tony Weeg.


On Oct. 15, I was the subject of the Independent’s Q&A interview of the week. Our discussion covered a wide range of topics, from my art career to my ideas for developing the city’s downtown. It was lots of fun and I didn’t hold back in voicing my thoughts.


For the opportunity, I am grateful. You can read the story from the Independent’s archive here.

UPCOMING SHOWS


Nov. 13 — Wallops Flight Facility Arts and Crafts Show, Wallops Island, Va. 11 a.m-1 p.m. (open to Wallops employees only)

Nov. 22 — YES Gym Arts and Crafts Show, Fruitland, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nov. 28-30 — Holiday Shoppers Fair, Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, Md. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dec. 14 — Santa Social, St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall, Salisbury, Md. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.



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LOCAL MOJO RISES IN OCEAN CITY


Local Mojo and Erick Sahler Serigraphs — can you feel the fire?


For three years, I have hoped for someone to open a funky shop selling Delmarva-made arts and crafts in Ocean City. And this summer, Shenandoah Cute (her real name!) did it.


Local Mojo is the coolest little store on Coastal Highway. Located just north of the big old barn at 34th Street, it is a one-stop shop featuring healthy food, crafty housewares, unique clothes and lots of original art.


Local Mojo carries a selection of Erick Sahler Serigraphs prints, stationery and tees, along with the work of about 15 other artists. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3406 Coastal Highway.


Thanks, Shenan, for supporting the artists of Delmarva, and best wishes.

 

ESS GIVES BACK TO DELMARVA


Giving back is a huge part of the Erick Sahler Serigraphs philosophy. In 2014, we donated more artwork than ever to benefit fundraisers for a number of Delmarva-based nonprofits, including:


— Ben’s Red Swings

— Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company

— Delmarva Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

— Delmarva Zoological Society

— Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County

— Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute of Lewes

— Oxford Community Center

— Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation

— St. Francis de Sales Catholic School

— Salisbury Optimist Club

— The Salisbury School

— Youth Exercise Services (YES Gym)


Generally, the prints are auctioned and bring a good deal more than their retail price, so we are grateful for the support of all the generous bidders who ante up for local causes.


To discuss a donation of artwork to help support your Delmarva nonprofit, please email me at erick@ericksahler.com.

 

SEVERAL PRINTS NEAR SELL-OUT


As sales begin to heat up for the holiday season, it’s a good time to alert Erick Sahler Serigraphs fans of several potential print sell-outs.


In my silkscreen process, once an edition is complete the stencils in the screens are destroyed. That means the artwork will never again be printed in the same size and colors.


Three designs released in 2014 — “Assateague Light,” “Liftoff!” and “Oxford Ferry” — have just 15 or so prints remaining. In addition, several designs from previous years — “Chincoteague Oysters,” “Choptank Light,” “O.C. Boardwalk,” “Offseason” and the two “Salisbury University” prints — are also near sell-outs.


If you have been thinking about purchasing any of these prints, please act soon. They can be ordered online or at any of the shops that carry my work. Once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.

SCRAPPLE TEES — A RUNNING “GAG”


The scrapple tees have become a running “gag” at Erick Sahler Serigraphs.


Scrapple is an Eastern Shore breakfast “meat” made of, well, hog offal, more or less. Folks either love it or hate it.


In 2013, we introduced our first specialty tee — “Make Mine Scrapple” — printed by Barefoot Willy’s Tees in Pittsville. The shirts — grayish-brown in color, just like the meat — were a runaway success.


As a follow-up, this fall we released a second scrapple shirt, a parody of what might have been if the world’s most famous computer company had originated on the Eastern Shore.


The new two-color design is printed on retro ringer tees. They cost $20 and are available in adult sizes S-XXL at Local Mojo in Ocean City, Sundial Books in Chincoteague and Sunnyside in Cambridge while supplies last.

Tony Weeg photo

EIGHT PRINTS TO DEBUT IN 2015


I tried for years to capture the essence of Snow Hill, making countless sketches of the river, the drawbridge and the courthouse, but was always lured back to Green Street. It’s the heart and soul of the community, comfortably blending arts and culture with the rural character of a small town.


I finally feel like I got it right in the artwork above, called “Green Street.” The 12-color design will be my first silkscreen print of the new year, and will debut at Bishop’s Stock in Snow Hill in February.


Also in the works for 2015 are seven other new designs featuring scenes from Berlin, Chincoteague, Oxford and St. Michaels, plus a couple surprises I’m still researching. Stay tuned — as soon as the new artwork is complete, it will be posted on our website and on the Erick Sahler Serigraphs Facebook page.

WHERE TO FIND US THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS


The Erick Sahler Serigraphs print shop is open daily by appointment (except show dates below) through Christmas Eve at 5198 Duck Crossing Lane off Riverside Drive in Salisbury. To schedule a visit, call 410-845-3774 or email erick@ericksahler.com.


In addition, ESS artwork, stationery and tees can be found at the following shops across Delmarva:


— Bishop’s Stock in Snow Hill

— Bungalow Love in Berlin

— Local Mojo in Ocean City

— Pemberton Pharmacy & Gift in Salisbury and St. Michaels

— Red Queen Gallery in Onancock

— Sundial Books in Chincoteague

— Sunnyside in Cambridge

— The Treasure Chest in Oxford

— Whitehaven Hotel Gift Shop in Whitehaven


As always, thank you for your support.


May you have a joyous holiday season!

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