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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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!