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April 7

King James Galleries
Winchester, VA
(540) 869-9025
April 13-14
Windswept Frame & Art
McMurray, PA
(724) 941-2729

April 20-22
Barn Show & Gallery
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Waynesboro, VA
 (540) 949-6473

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Dear Friends,


While the snow swirled and piled high in Radford, my daughters Becky and Patty along with Mary Morgan, helped me at my snow free Waynesboro home with the spring clean up. We trimmed trees and raked the grounds. It was cold but we all basked in the sun with the daffodils, enjoying the first gifts of spring. What we didn’t realize until our return to Radford, was that our power was going to be out for 5 days. This necessitated an extended visit to my daughter Mary’s house, which is always pleasant. Our friend Joe took care of Pi the cat. Sadly because of the weather, I missed the Virginia Tech women’s basketball game. I’ve become a fan of basketball lately. Getting to know the incredible young women on the Virginia Tech women’s team has made it extra special for me.


Virginia Gothic in Spring. Taking a breather from yardwork with my girls Patty (L) and Becky (R).


Beautiful yet pesky snow. Thank you, Joe Jennelle, for this beautiful photograph.


I really enjoy the people behind the scenes of public television. Their creativity is wonderful and their energy and passion for what they do is contagious. I was delighted to be with our Blue Ridge PBS friends for the premier party celebrating the launch of a new series, Write Around the Corner. Write Around the Corner is a new production that was created and will be presented by Rose Martin to showcase Virginia authors and authors who write about Virginia. While I was there I also met Super Why, the mascot of an animated television show with an interactive website aimed at teaching children age 3-6 vital reading skills. Reading and writing are such valuable life tools and I applaud BR PBS network for keeping them to the forefront with this valuable programming.


Pictured with me L to R, James Baum President and CEO of BRPBS, Dr. Rose Martin with her mother Rosalie, and my daughter Becky.


Sandra Spradlin and Super Why


April 7th I will be visiting King James Galleries in Winchester, Virginia. Together we will release my new print, Spring at Bel Air, Front Royal. This print features the ancestral Front Royal home of leading citizens William M. and Elizabeth A. Buck. The mansion was built in 1795 and is best known for being visited by General Robert E. Lee and his staff in 1863. Marian Sempeles, manager of King James, shared the story with me about how Lucy Buck, the 19 year old daughter of the Bucks, recorded this event in her diary. It is one of very few civilian diaries that survived the Civil War that tells the history of that era from a non-military perspective. Her diary titled, Sad Earth Sweet Heaven, was published in 1973.


Spring at Bel Air, Front Royal


The Moss Society trip for this year is in the final stages of planning. The dates will be September 20-23, 2018. We will be touring Waynesboro, Charlottesville, Luray and Staunton.  Fall is such a lovely time to be in Virginia.  We will get to usher the season in together since the autumnal equinox occurs on September 22. Food, history and perhaps a glass of local wine will be enjoyed by all as we travel the countryside. This is the area where I raised my children as well as launched my career as an artist. It is a special place for me and I think it will be for you too. The trip itinerary will be announced very soon, along with sign up information.


“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” 
― A.A. Milne


Until next week,



P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd.
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Mathews, VA 23109
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