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Dear Friends:
This past weekend I hosted a meeting of the Board of Directors of the P. Buckley Moss Society at my home in St. Petersburg, Florida.  I’m so proud of the work the Society does to help others, particularly children.  Far more than just a collectors’ club, the Society’s slogan is “For the Love of Children,” which serves as a constant reminder of its commitment to help children achieve success.

The Board of Directors of the P. Buckley Moss Society, happily relaxing after a full day of meeting (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).  Back row, L. to R.:  Scott Buchwalter, me, Peggy Goodwin (Vice President, Chapters), and Rev. Harold Henning.  Middle row, L. to R.:  Marlyn De Waard (Vice President, Publications), Mary Lou McMillin (President), and Sally Gobrecht (Secretary).  Front row (seated), L. to R.:  Ginger Cloonan (Dealer Representative), Jake Henderson (Artist’s Representative), Lance Allen (Executive Director & Assistant Secretary), and Thom Smith (Treasurer).

It was wonderful to hear the report that summarized the amount of money raised by the Society’s chapters for different charities.  The chapters work so hard and do so much for others.  I’m delighted to have them for friends and to work with them.

Board President Mary Lou McMillin, far right, and Secretary Sally Gobrecht, far left, arrived a couple days early.  I’m pictured in the middle.  Of course, we used the couple extra days together to go shopping!  I was happy to be the driver and shopping guide.

Another report summarized the charitable efforts of the Society as a whole.  Over the years, the charity print collection has helped raise $4,652,138.00, of which $1,614,302.00 was raised by the chapters.  The Society and the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education together have awarded almost $200,000.00 in teacher awards and grants, and since 1998 the Society has awarded $50,000.00 in scholarships.
Among the benefits of being a member of the Society is an opportunity to purchase the annual Members-Only Print or MOP.  This year’s deadline to take your redemption card for the print to your favorite authorized Moss dealer (or to The Moss Portfolio if you don’t have a dealer) was February 16.  We give the dealers a little more time to get your cards to us, so there’s still time for you to turn your card in—but please hurry so you don’t miss out!
I have been having such a wonderful, peaceful time painting in my St. Petersburg studio.  Museum curator Bonnie Stump has asked me to paint a few small original watercolors for her to keep on hand for collectors, and I’ve been sending her a variety of lovely little pieces.  When I say “variety,” I really mean a variety.  Please see the examples below.


These are only a sample of the originals that Bonnie has available at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, VA.  If you are interested in purchasing an original, please contact Bonnie at 1-800-343-8643 or e-mail her at  You can also contact your favorite authorized Moss dealer, who will contact Bonnie for you.  If you would like more information about the three originals pictured here, please refer to them by their inventory control number, which appears beneath each image.

Last week, I told you about the Museum’s 20th Anniversary Monthly Mystery Winner.  The good news is that February’s winner still hasn’t walked through the Museum’s front door, so you still have a chance to be the winner and receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the Museum’s gift shop.
In addition to the watercolors I’ve been working on for the Museum’s inventory, I’ve also been working on various paintings for upcoming gallery shows.

Provisionally titled Georgetown Row Houses, this piece will be released as a giclée on canvas during my show with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, VA, March 6-7.  For more information, please contact the gallery at 703-771-8696.  I lived in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC, for several years and had a gallery overlooking the canal there.  Georgetown is a wonderful, historic area, and I met lots of interesting people while I lived there and had the gallery.  There were people in our government and visitors from all over the world.

West Virginia University is a work-in-progress that will be released as an offset lithograph during my show with Frameworks Plus in Princeton, WV, May 2.  For more information, please contact the gallery at 304-327-7111.

This coming weekend I’ll be hosting our annual winter Dealers’ Meeting at my home here in St. Petersburg.  It’s a great opportunity for my staff and dealers to get together informally to exchange information and ideas.  I’m looking forward to it!

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