Spring is here! I spent the weekend working in my yard in Mathews, Virginia. It was wonderful to be outside enjoying the birds and the water and watching the boats go in and out the creek.
I’m very pleased to report that my leg is healing nicely, and I’m able to get around without crutches. I hardly even have a limp! My advice to everyone is to walk. I know that regular walking has kept my bones strong and made my quick recovery possible. I do miss my walking friends in Florida and long to walk and talk with them again.
This weekend I’ll be in historic Frederick, Maryland, for my show with McGuire Fine Arts, and we’ll release my new giclée on paper titled Afternoon at Sugarloaf, featuring nearby Sugarloaf Mountain. I was so taken with Sugarloaf that I kept painting different versions of it. I’m eager to see how people like our choice for the print. The other originals will be available at the show, and my friend Jon Thames with McGuire Fine Arts will be happy to show them to anyone who is interested.
Afternoon at Sugarloaf will be released as a giclée on paper during my show with McGuire Fine Arts in Frederick, MD, on Saturday, April 9. For more information, please call the gallery at 301-695-6567.
Also this weekend, the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, will host the Virginia Chapter of the World Organization of China Painters (WOCP) for its 2011 Exhibition and Convention: Artistry on Porcelain. For more information, please call the Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
The Museum has several fun events planned for the end of April, including our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m.; the opening of the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School Visual Arts Department’s annual exhibit on Thursday, April 28; and the Museum’s Open House and Barn Show the weekend of April 29-May 1. Hurray! Hurray! I get to be in the Valley for the weekend and see my friends and grandkids!
Country Memories will be released as a giclée on paper during my April 29-May 1 Museum Open House and Barn Show in Waynesboro, VA. For more information, please contact the P. Buckley Moss Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
During the April Museum Open House and Barn Show, please look for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education’s Christmas in April display, which will be set up in the Museum’s gift shop. A Christmas tree will be decorated with paper replicas of the Foundation’s special porcelain ornament that is based on my Tree of Learning print. You may “purchase” your ornament now for delivery in July. This special ornament will retail for $42, and $21 from the sale of each ornament preordered before May 31 will be donated to the Foundation. It is never too early to start shopping for Christmas!
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education, along with P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd., is offering a special porcelain ornament for 2011 featuring my Tree of Learning image. This special ornament will retail for $42. For every ornament preordered before May 31, $21 from the sale will be donated to the Foundation. After May 31, the Foundation will receive $10.50 from the sale of each ornament. To preorder the ornament, please contact P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd., at 1-800-430-1320 or 804-725-7378.
Did you know that you can now follow Pat on Facebook? There is a P. Buckley Moss Fan Club page and a P. Buckley Moss Galleries page. We anticipate that the fan club page will evolve into the social page and the P. Buckley Moss Galleries page into more of a product oriented page. We hope you will feel free to comment on the fan page about Society activities, chapter endeavors, Pat Moss stories, etc. On the galleries page we will post the latest prints and give advance notice of future products, gallery shows, etc. Some P. Buckley Moss galleries have set up Facebook pages. You can search for your gallery by typing the gallery name in Facebook's search box.