My daughter Patty and I had a wonderful weekend with our “Atlanta family.” We drove up from St. Petersburg, Florida, last Friday and had dinner with Peggy Powell and Bill and Toni Jernigan, who are members of the Mossaphile Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society, and my granddaughter Kate’s boyfriend Michael. Kate was out of town. We stayed with our friends Mel and Suzanne Abramovitz again. Their home is better than any hotel—the best breakfast, the best coffee, the best everything—even their dogs know us and we, them.
It was such a pleasure showing with Barry and Pam Watson and their family at The Framery in Marietta, as always. Barry’s framing is excellent, and he and Pam are so gracious. We very much enjoyed our time with them.
The Framery’s family. Back row, L. to R.: Caroline, Emily, Carolyn, gallery owners Pam & Barry Watson, my daughter Patty, me, and Mel & Suzanne Abramovitz. Front row, L. to R.: Beth & Adam.
It was a joy to see Dick Colvin again, and he purchased the original of Spring in Piedmont Park.
Having fun with collectors Liz & Rob Hubicz.
With Wendy & David Foskey—David was with the company that helped design and build the bridge at Piedmont Park, which is the subject of Spring in Piedmont Park.
Our dear friend Dianne Hopkins of Cumming, Georgia, came to the show again this year and gave us another $50 check as a donation to the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. Peggy Powell did likewise, and so did the Mossaphile Chapter! I am most grateful for their generosity, and their donations will support the Foundation’s goal of promoting art education in schools nationwide. Studies have shown that educating through the arts is a very effective means of reaching children with learning differences. My thanks to you all!
The drive up from Atlanta to Virginia was almost beautiful, with things just beginning to bloom. We missed all the storms, too, thank goodness!
Everyone came outside to give us a “send-off” and wish us safe travels.
This weekend, we’ll be in Lexington, Virginia, for my show with Frame and Design Friday evening and in Winchester, Virginia, for my show with King James Galleries of Winchester on Saturday. At Frame and Design, gallery owner Nancy Boggs and I will release Col Alto-Lexington, Virginia, which features historic Col Alto, built in 1827 for James McDowell, Governor of Virginia from 1843-1846. For years it was the stopping place for such notables as Governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States Congressmen, academicians, brilliant scholars, revered architects, and great historical figures such as Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Today, Col Alto shares its aristocratic heritage and ambience as part of the Hampton Inn family. At King James Galleries of Winchester, gallery manager Marian Sempeles and I will release Visiting the Handley Library, which features Winchester’s Handley Library, which opened in 1913 and is named after Judge John Handley, who left money in his will for the library to be built. It’s a glorious building, and I fell in love with it when I was there last year.
Col Alto-Lexington, Virginia, will be released during my show with Frame and Design in Lexington, VA, on March 22. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-463-1855.
Visiting the Handley Library will be released during my show with King James Galleries of Winchester, Virginia, on March 23. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-869-9025. I’ve also done a mixed media version, in color, of the Handley Library that I will bring with me to the show.
2nd Annual P. Buckley Moss Invitational, 2013
April 25 - May 24, 2013
The P. Buckley Moss Museum, in conjunction with the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education, is proud to announce its second annual juried art show for students. This Invitational, which includes students from surrounding communities, gives young artists a real-world experience in submitting and exhibiting their art.
The exhibit will open Thursday, April 25, and will run until May 24, 2013. There will be an opening reception on April 25, 2013, and I will be in attendance. Submissions from area schools are arriving at the Museum, and our Curator Bonnie Stump shared the following message from one of the teachers with me:
Once again, we would like to thank you for coordinating the P. Buckley Moss Invitational. Last year, we had a wonderful time viewing all the student artwork from the other high schools. It was a special evening for the East Rockingham art students. They were overwhelmed with excitement when they received recognition for their artwork. Not only did they receive a monetary reward, they had the wonderful experience of getting to know Pat Moss. She was very kind and supportive, and this opportunity made the students feel successful and appreciated…
East Rockingham High School