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Assateague Lighthouse featured in limited-edition silkscreen prints

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Assateague Lighthouse is featured in a new silkscreen print by Erick Sahler Serigraphs of Salisbury, Md. The limited-edition print will debut at Sundial Books in Chincoteague the afternoon of April 19, the same day the newly renovated lighthouse reopens to the public.

“Assateague Light,” a 12-color screen-printed image, offers a bird’s-eye view of the lighthouse beacon, as the Assateague National Seashore wraps around Toms Cove in the distance. The print is the 15th in Sahler’s “My Hometown” series celebrating the places that are special to Delmarva residents and visitors. Other Sahler “My Hometown” prints have featured Assateague ponies, Chincoteague’s old swing bridge and Wallops Island.

“With its bold red-and-white stripes, the 142-foot-tall Assateague Lighthouse is one of the most handsome and recognizable beacons anywhere. Built in 1866 on the tip of the island, shifting sands over the years have moved the beach several miles eastward. This print celebrates both the lighthouse’s long service to mariners and its ‘Friends,’ who completed an extensive restoration project in 2013,” Sahler said.

The image, which was designed and hand-printed by Sahler, is 16 x 20 inches. There are 150 prints in the edition and it sells for $85 unframed and $135 framed.

Sundial Books, at 4065 Main St. in Chincoteague, is the exclusive dealer of Erick Sahler Serigraphs on the island. Pre-orders for “Assateague Light” prints are now being accepted. Call 757-336-5825.

All serigraphs by Sahler are printed by hand in his Salisbury studio using Earth-friendly archival inks on all-cotton, acid-free paper.

Sahler, 47, is a Salisbury native who graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a bachelor’s degree in visual and performing arts. He has created commercial artwork for clients across the Eastern Shore since 1983.


Bayside Gazette — “Erick Sahler to unveil Berlin serigraph” (March 2015)

Beach to Bay Times — “Featured artist: Erick Sahler Serigraphs” (August 2013 and July 2014)

Berlin-West Ocean City Life — “Silkscreen artist captures iconic Eastern Shore images” (August 2013)

Coastal Point — “Silkscreen artist Erick Sahler to debut Fenwick print at Artisans Fair” (September 2015)

Coastal Style — “Smooth as Silk: Erick Sahler’s nostalgic silkscreens add “Regional Pop” to the Shore” (May 2016)

Daily Times/DelmarvaNow — “Salisbury artist draws inspiration from Eastern Shore” (February 2013)

Delmarva Almanac — “Artist Interview: Erick Sahler” with video (August 2013)

Go! Magazine — “Serigraphs as serious art on display” (May 2012)

Maryland Coast Dispatch — “Students Get First-Hand Look at Artist at Work” (September 2016)

Metropolitan Magazine — “Q&A with Local Artist: Erick Sahler” (January 2014)

Office of the Governor — “City of Salisbury presents print to Maryland governor” (April 2015)

Old Line Plate — “Interview: Erick Sahler Serigraphs Co.” (October 2015)

Salisbury Independent — “Erick Sahler: The future is bright” (October 2014)

Salisbury Independent — “Erick Sahler elected to Society of Illustrators” (November 2015)

ShoreBread Magazine — “Big and bold: Erick Sahler Serigraphs” (December 2012)

Tidewater Times — “About the Cover Artist: Erick Sahler” (June  2014 and May 2016)

USA Today — “Sahler serigraph celebrates Assateague Lighthouse” (May 2014)

Wall Street Journal — “Former editor creates limited-edition silkscreen prints” (December 2012)

WBOC-TV “DelmarvaLife” — “Delmarva Treasure: Erick Sahler Serigraphs” (February 2014)

This story appeared on the USA Today website in May 2014.

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