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July 2019 Exhibits
July 1 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:Regional Pop: silkscreen artists Erick Sahler & Joseph Craig English.
Erick Sahler’s “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 is a Salisbury, Md., native. He learned his craft as a teenager, apprenticing for a Salisbury screen printer and studying with Chesapeake Bay maritime painter C. Keith Whitelock. Sahler graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts. He has created artwork for clients across the Eastern Shore since 1983. 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. You can find his work in shops across Delmarva. For more information, please visit: www.ericksahler.com. Since 1972, Joseph Craig English has been hand printing his colorful serigraphs. Each original print is carefully silk screened, with every color being the product of a hand cut lacquer stencil. Using the finest oil pigments and acid free rag paper, the artist creates vividly colorful work that is unique as well as beautiful. English is a graduate of the School of Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. His grandfather was the owner of a print shop on Bainbridge Street in Richmond. While he finds his subjects from shores of the Chesapeake Bay to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Washington, DC area has been the inspiration for many of his favorite designs. He can often be found roaming the back streets and alleys with his camera, recording the city's unique charms. The artist's work has been included in numerous museum collections. This includes Richmond's Virginia Museum, Norfolk's Chrysler Museum and Roanoke's Taubman Museum of Art. His work can be found in hundreds of the top corporate collections in the United States. Additionally, his work has been purchased by the US State Department for display in US Embassies throughout the world.For more information, please visit: www.josephcraigenglish.com