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April 13-14

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April 20-22
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Waynesboro, VA

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May 5-6
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, VA
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Dear Friends,


Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” 
~Georgia O’Keeffe 


When you see a young dance troupe joyfully performing together knowing that an art program has facilitated this event, you smile. When you see learning different children share their paintings with broad smiles of accomplishment, you realize that art, in its many forms, is a vital component for all communities.  I am proud to live in Virginia, a state that provides assistance for many citizens through creative art programs.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018 the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened its doors and hosted a celebration for the Virginia Commission for the Arts 50th Anniversary Program.  The VCA mission is to celebrate and champion artistic excellence and encourage growth in artistic creativity, quality and innovation. The program recognized 50 artists and art leaders that have inspired and led the effort to keep art as an integral part of our communities. I was honored to be selected as one of the Outstanding Artist award recipients. I was deeply moved and re-energized listening to Chairman Jane Chu from the National Endowment of the Arts give the opening remarks. I encourage everyone to visit and learn about the great work Chairman Chu is involved with.  I’d like to thank the VCA and Virginia Museum of Fine Art for their support as well as family and friends who took the time to attend this event with me.


Richmond Ballet’s “Minds in Motion” Ambassadors performing and sharing their vision of how the unification of children through art can change the world.


Friends and Society members, Bob Almond (L) and Lois Badey (next to me), join me in conversation with one of the keynote speakers, Adriana Trigiani.  Adriani and Nancy Bolmeier Fisher are the founders of The Origin Project, an in-school writing program that serves students in Appalachia.  Both women are passionate advocates of education.  To learn more about The Origin Project please click this link,


What an honor to receive the 50 for 50 VCA award!


Outstanding Artists category award winners.


Prior to the ceremony, I got a glimpse of the awards that were being handed out.


The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts graciously invited us to tour the Terracotta Army exhibition. This fantastic exhibit is one that I have always wanted to see.  From the museum website, “First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China,  an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Discovered one mile east of the known burial site of the First Emperor of China (r. 221–210 BC), or Qin Shihuang, the terracotta army was created to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China’s birth and one man’s lasting imprint on a nation.”


This soldier has been identified as a Middle Ranking Officer based upon the detail of his attire. Can you believe this earthenware is from 221-206 BC?


My busy week continued with a Benefit and Auction to help fund Virginia Techs Women’s Basketball Program held at the German Club of VT. I painted the athletic facility Cassell Coliseum and donated it to be auctioned off. Mark Whitehouse was the highest bidder and now is the new owner of an original watercolor.


Mark Whitehouse and his new framed Moss original.


Waynesboro native coach Kenny Brooks and player Kayla Kinder join me and Faye Marcum at the benefit. Coach Brooks’ program teaches character and integrity through sports, which develops strength and courage in these young women. He shared wonderful stories about the members of the team. I am happy that so many people joined together to help out a wonderful program.


Here I am with my new friends, the talented (and tall) women of the Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball team.


Our Coliseum is available now. When purchased at the Moss Gallery of Blacksburg during the month of February, 20% of the proceeds will go to the Women’s Basketball program at Virginia Tech.


Next week I will have pictures and stories to share from my first show of 2018 that was held in Blacksburg, Virginia.



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