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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Erick Sahler

Erick Sahler

Artist Work

"Hooper Strait"
2015
Silkscreen print
16 x 20 inches
"Offseason"
2012
Silkscreen print
16 x 20 inches
"Summer Sunset"
2015
Silkscreen print
16 x 20 inches
"Blue Crabs"
2014
Silkscreen print
16 x 20 inches
"O.C. Boardwalk"
2012
Silkscreen print
16 x 20 inches
"Memorial Stadium"
2014
Silkscreen print
16 x 20 inches

Artist Information

County
Wicomico County
Phone
410-845-3774
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Pop art and the Eastern Shore are my passions. Illustration and printmaking are my gifts. My mission is simple: I create art that would bring me joy to hang on my walls.

Artist Bio

You won’t find any geese or skipjacks in the limited-edition silkscreen prints of Erick Sahler. His “Eastern Shore art for the rest of us” salutes the common but often overlooked events and institutions — like Smith Island cake, the Delmar stock car races and the old Chincoteague swing bridge — that make life on the Delmarva Peninsula so special.

“The Eastern Shore is chockfull of so many great traditions that make it such a wonderful place to live and make art,” Sahler said. “I want to celebrate them all.”

Sahler learned his craft as a teenager, apprenticing for a Salisbury screen printer and studying with Eastern Shore painter C. Keith Whitelock. He graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts and has created commercial artwork for clients across the Eastern Shore for three decades. In 2015, he was elected to the Society of Illustrators in New York.

All serigraphs by Sahler are printed by hand in his Salisbury, Md., studio using Earth-friendly archival inks on acid-free paper. In addition to the prints, his art is also available on mugs, postcards and tees.

You can find his work in shops across Delmarva. For a list of sellers and upcoming events or to order a piece online, go to www.ericksahler.com.