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Sept. 6-7

Mathews Market Days
Mathews, VA
(800) 430-1320
Sept. 27-28
The Art Loft
Collinsville, IL
(618) 344-1212
October 4-5
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Berlin, OH
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Dear Friends,


Poet John Holmes said, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”


Hurricane Dorian doesn’t appear to be done unleashing her fury, and she will be near Mathews County when I arrive. For the past few days, many of us have watched in disbelief and sadness as this storm ravaged our southern neighbor, the Bahamas. In the coming weeks, let’s all find a way to help this devastated country rise back up.  My hope is that everyone will continue to be vigilant and work together as this storm continues to churn up the Atlantic coast.


I will be in Mathews, VA Friday, September 6th and Saturday the 7th, to celebrate the 45th Annual Market Days Festival. Even though the festival committee has cancelled the Friday event, you’ll find me at my distribution center from 10 am until 4 pm on both days. It is located just 5 minutes south of the festival on Route 14. The address is 74 Poplar Grove Lane, Mathews, VA 23109. A member of the Market Days committee will be on hand to sell posters. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call. The number is 800-430-1320.


My distribution center on 74 Poplar Grove Lane in Mathews.


The P. Buckley Moss Foundation is hoping that the festival will be able to open for the Saturday event. My staff at the distribution center has been having fun helping with the preparations for the children’s art booth. The theme this year is Celebrating Aviation through Art, and the children will be making and painting balsa wood airplanes. I may have to make one of those too. There is no charge to participate and all ages are welcome. The booth will be on Brickbat Rd in Mathews (weather permitting).

The new office décor for the Moss Foundation.


Following my adventures in Mathews, I will be in Dublin, VA on September 8th (Sunday) for the much anticipated release of my new print, New Dublin Presbyterian Church. I really enjoyed creating this painting for the celebration of their 250th anniversary. The church was built in 1875 and is the third sanctuary that this congregation has shared. It should be noted that all 3 sanctuaries have been built on the same grounds. This church has a rich history of community involvement and served as a military hospital in 1863-64. Proceeds from the sale of this print will be donated to support the Presbyterian Children’s Home of the Highlands. I will be there from noon until 2:30pm.


New Dublin Presbyterian Church, IS: 6-5/16 x 12 ins., $75;
IS: 8-3/4 x 16-1/2 ins., $125. Edition 300 and 25 artist proofs


Each year with the beginning of school I remember the mix of excitement and trepidation I had when going back to school. I took such delight in learning new things, but being a dyslexic kept some skills out of my grasp. Art, an elective subject, was what helped to provide the focus I needed to be successful. There are times when I wonder about how school classes are determined to be electives. Over the years, I have seen art open doors to learning different minds like mine. So, it follows that when there is a new expression of art, I am very interested in seeing it and wonder who it will reach. Recently my daughter Becky accompanied me to the Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg, VA to meet artist, Daniel Canogar from Madrid. His exhibition is titled Surge and is part of the Waveform collection of art currently on display at the center. What he has done is intriguing. He has created and installed 4 sculptural LED panels in the Ruth C. Horton Gallery. Through the use of the internet and a computer, he is producing abstract animations. The animations are visual interpretations of data being sent on the internet. He said, “I am using art to show the hidden infrastructure of our digital society in a very physical way.” It is all very beautiful and it becomes more personal as you realize that you are watching the data transmission of weather patterns, news commentary or scientific data from a volcano. His display will be at the Moss Arts Center for 2 years and I hope many of you will get to see it. There is a wonderful (and short) video by Daniel that you can watch by following this link. The 2019-20 Moss Arts Center schedule is filled with diverse events. You could spend an entire day there. By supporting the arts, we help build healthy communities by strengthening them socially, educationally and economically.


Artist Daniel Canogar and me at the Moss Art Center in front of the
Surge artwork.


Until next week,





P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd.
74 Poplar Grove Lane
Mathews, VA 23109
(800) 430-1320
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