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December 7

King James Galleries
Gettysburg, PA
(717) 398-2034
December 13-15
Barn Show & Gallery
Open House

Waynesboro, VA
(540) 949-6473
December 21-22
P. Buckley Moss Gallery
Open House
Blacksburg, VA
(540) 552-6446

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Dear Friends,


How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was full of merriment and joy. My hope is that everyone could be blessed as I have been, with a loving family to share the holidays with. The time passed so quickly and before long I was on my way to Iowa for a show with Frames & More. Even though the weather was less than optimal, friends and collectors came to the gallery in the sleet on Friday night. I am once again amazed by the resilience of Iowans and touched by their compassion.


Even though the chill was on outside, there were plenty of warm smiles at my show. Gallery owner, Allan Young, is pictured with me holding a beautifully framed
Cedar Valley Seminary. I am looking forward to returning to this gallery sometime in the fall of 2020.


My dear friend Marlene Ham. We’ve been friends a long time and it was so good to catch up with her. She served the Moss Society as a board member, and travelled on numerous Society trips. For this visit to Iowa, her daughter Jean provided the most comfortable lodging for Patty and me. I am so grateful.


It is time for A Gettysburg Christmas Festival and I am delighted to be at King James Galleries of Gettysburg on Saturday, December 7th from 10 am until 5 pm. Gallery manager Debra Starry has a few surprises in store for visitors, including a Moss Santa selfie opportunity. We will be releasing my new print, Gatehouse Holiday. This gatehouse, located at Evergreen Cemetery, is well known from the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. At the time of the battle, it was a fairly new building, having been constructed in 1855. Elizabeth Thorne was serving as the caretaker in her husband’s place when the battle commenced. She was 6 months pregnant and had her 3 sons and parents with her. Union General Oliver Howard used the gatehouse for his headquarters. Soldiers took shelter behind headstones as the fighting raged. The gatehouse was damaged during the battle but remained standing. The structure was repaired in 1885, including the addition of an attached lodge.


From the archives, here is a picture of the gatehouse that was taken around July 15, 1863.


Present day gatehouse with the lodge.


Debra Starry has been working hard in preparation for my arrival! She has artfully framed our show print, Gatehouse Holiday.


Contributing to the decoration of the gallery is associate Sandy. The theme for the show is snowmen and I can’t wait to see what they’ve done!


The Winter Barn Show and Gallery Open House in Waynesboro, VA will be held December 13th – 15th. This is my seasonal homecoming and I hope you’ll join me. Perhaps the most anticipated part of my return home is to meet the students that have created the decorations that adorn my Christmas tree. This year’s artists are from Wilson Elementary School in Fishersville, VA. I will be at the Barn to welcome collectors and friends on Friday and Saturday from 11 am until 5pm, and in the gallery on Sunday from noon until 4 pm.


From Corrado’s frame shop, here is my new release
Winter’s Tranquility beautifully framed. The Waynesboro Gallery and I will be releasing this print on Friday, December 13th.  To pre order your print, or for questions about the show, please contact the gallery at 540-949-6473.


It’s not too late to get raffle tickets for the beautiful “Eagle” quilt that is being raffled by the 
P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. It will be on display at my Barn and the Waynesboro gallery throughout the weekend. The quilt features one of my hand-painted centerpieces. I will draw the winning ticket on December 15th at the Waynesboro Gallery. The quilt has travelled with me to shows this year and I have become quite attached to it. A big thank you goes out to Jeanine McNeill and Linda Gorman for this beautiful creation, and to everyone who has participated in the raffle. You need to know that these 2 women have made and donated 8 quilts in support of the Foundation’s mission. Tickets are $3 each, or 2 for $5.


Each and every day, let’s take time to be there for one another. As Emily Dickinson said, “Forever is composed of nows.”


Until next week,



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