I think everyone had a wonderful time at our Dealers’ Meeting
here in St. Petersburg, Florida. There was a very productive exchange
of ideas, and the camaraderie was great. We could hardly hear ourselves
during Saturday evening’s dinner party, because everyone was talking
and laughing at once.
Pat, front right, with Jake Henderson, front left, of P. Buckley
Moss Galleries, and the Moss dealers who made it down to St. Petersburg,
FL for the dealers' meeting to discuss the best ways to bring Pat's
work to her collectors.
The weather cooperated, and we had people coming from
all over. The dealer who traveled the longest distance to be with us
was Lori Knight of Knight Visions Gallery in Bothell, Washington. The
second longest distance traveled was by Jeff Bosiljevac of Ginger’s
Hang-Up in Omaha, Nebraska
From left: Patty Moss; Jon Thames, owner of Thames Fine Art in Frederick,
MD; Lori Knight, owner of Knight Visions in Bothell, Washington, who
came the greatest distance; Mary Ann Warren, owner of Graphics, Etc
in Roanoke, Virginia.
Pat with Jake on the left and Jeff Bosiljevac, owner of Ginger's
Hang-Up, who made it all the way to Florida from Omaha, Nebraska.
Our special guest speakers were Vincent and Julie DeGeorge,
owners and operators of Downtown Art & Frame in Lakeland, Florida.
They got everyone pumped up with fresh ideas on how to build their business
Julie and Vincent DeGeorge spoke to the dealers on networking
as a way to spread the word about Pat's art.
We also had a general discussion and ideas session as
well as a sneak preview of new products for 2007. One of the items we
talked about was my snow globe for 2007, which features three Kris Kringles
skating around an ornament tree. It’s lively and fun.
Pat's sketch for the 2007 snowglobe, on the left, and the clay model
developed from it on the right.
Our weekend ended with everyone looking forward to our
next Dealers’ Meeting, which will be held this August 17-19. I’m
very thankful for the dealers who represent my work around the country,
and they are so great to work with.
Old Man Winter paid a visit to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley this
week, bringing an ice storm and with it downed power lines and disrupted
telephone service. My Museum
in Waynesboro was closed Wednesday, as were many other businesses in
the area. My Distribution Center in Mathews just got a lot of rain.
I walked in my shirt sleeves and shorts here in Florida!
The Museum in Winter: a view of the Museum this week from the P.
Buckley Moss Society's commemorative walkway.
That’s all for now. I hope to have a few new paintings
to show you next week; back to my easel!