SEA GIRT LIGHTHOUSE PRINT CONTINUES LIMITED EDITION SERIES
A signed, limited edition art poster of the historic Sea Girt Lighthouse was unveiled at the annual meeting of the Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee. The poster is the second in what is planned to be an annual series of collector prints of the shore landmark.
The dramatic vertical image of the 114-year-old lighthouse, which is an artistically enhanced photograph, focuses on the lighthouse tower, drawing the viewer’s attention up the sturdy red-brick square structure to the octagonal lantern room to settle on the beacon projecting a guiding light. The three-line text reads: Sea Girt / Lighthouse ’10 / Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee.
Robert Varcoe, a lighthouse trustee who conceived of the annual series of art prints to raise funds for the lighthouse, is the photographer and designer of this year’s poster and the 2009 inaugural poster.
The 2010 poster, measuring 11x17 inches, is printed on heavy, coated stock paper and is limited to 100 copies. Each print is signed and numbered by Mr. Varcoe.
Copies are available at the lighthouse during Sunday tours, selling for $15 each – with all proceeds going to the lighthouse. They can also be ordered through the mail by sending a check for $21 for purchase, postage and handling to the Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee, P.O. Box 83, Sea Girt, NJ 08750.
A few copies of the 2009 poster are also available for purchase. Last year’s print features the lighthouse tower and lantern room in four images, all based on the same photo but each subtly altered from the others in tint and tone as if to collectively show the lighthouse at the ready to guide passing ships at all hours and in all weather conditions.