Well, this is my last week in St. Petersburg before heading back to
Virginia. I’m really excited about my April
schedule—gallery shows every weekend, including the April
Barn Show! I’m going to be very busy, but I’m looking
forward to seeing everybody.
[Editor's note: there has been
a last minute change in Pat's show schedule. She will not
be appearing at Moser Gallery, Fairfax, VA on April 2nd. Instead, she
has added another day to the Prince Royal Gallery show in Alexandria,
VA. She will be at Prince Royal Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, April
2nd and 3rd. The Moser Gallery show has been rescheduled for July 16-17,
Pat has painted the World War II Memorial on Washington, DC's Mall
for release as a limited edition print at Prince
Royal Gallery's show, April 2nd and 3rd, in Alexandria, VA. For
show information, call (703) 548-5151.
This Tuesday I attended the Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council’s
Women of Distinction Luncheon. I was most honored to receive the 2003
Woman of Distinction Award, and I was delighted to have the opportunity
to attend this year’s event. The guest speaker, and recipient
of an Honorary Woman of Distinction Award, was Dr. Jane Goodall, who
is well known for her research on chimpanzees in Tanzania. She started
studying chimpanzee behavior when she was only twenty-six and has dedicated
her whole life to primate research and ecology. I have always felt that
people should pursue careers in areas in which they have a keen interest
or a natural ability, and Jane Goodall is a positive example of this.
Women of Distinction: Dr. Jane Goodall and Pat share a moment at
the Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council’s Women of Distinction Luncheon.
Dr. Goodall’s speech was on the importance of protecting
our environment and conserving our natural resources. Her talk was very
inspirational and encouraged the Girl Scouts to take on conservation
projects and promote awareness of the need for individuals to do what
they can to help. Dr. Goodall explained in her message that nature provides
a balance that keeps our planet healthy. However, man has done much
harm to this balance. With our destruction of natural habitats to suit
our own selfish purposes, we have caused the loss of many vital plant
and animal species. This loss causes unbalance and, if left unchecked,
can ultimately lead to our own endangerment. Dr. Goodall told us that
there is hope, that it isn’t too late to change our ways. So,
I ask you to be aware of how things you do everyday can affect the environment
and to have compassion for the other living things with which we share
The next Collectors’
Convention is shaping up to be great fun. Pennsylvania in spring
will be absolutely beautiful. Tickets are available now from either
your favorite Moss dealer or from The Moss Portfolio for this May 13-14
gathering of “my extended Moss family.”
Pat's large convention print for Pennsylvania is in fact three prints.
The triptych is titled Windows to Yesteryear and each of the
three prints is available separately or as a set with matching numbers.
You do not need to attend the convention to purchase the prints - just
place your order with your local Moss gallery before May 15th.
[Editor's Note: A program
for the Pennsylvania Convention has been posted on the website.
Convention veterans will see that there are additons to, and one subtraction
from, the usual program. Please note that there is no Buy and Sell at
this convention or at the Roanoke Convention. The Buy and Sell is incorrectly
included in the printed convention brochure.]
Please also mark your calendars for the second
Collectors’ Convention we’ll be having this year, which
will be held in Roanoke, Virginia, August 12-13. The P. Buckley Moss
Society will be sponsoring the Saturday night Dinner Dance; and, as
a special treat, it will have a Jimmy Buffett/Caribbean theme!
"We've got a loverly bunch of coconuts!" Peggy Goodwin,
Mary Lou McMillin, Pat, and Sally Gobrecht show off their hand-carved
coconut mugs at dinner following the board meeting of the P. Buckley
Moss Society. These coconuts will be used as decorations at the Society
sponsored Dinner Dance at the Collectors' Convention in Roanoke, VA,
August 13th. The Dinner Dance will benefit the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education.
I’m off now to pack for Virginia!