Spring at my Museum is absolutely beautiful! I hope you will come next week and see all the different things that are in bloom.
The evening of Thursday, April 25, I’ll be hosting the opening of the 2nd Annual P. Buckley Moss Invitational Art Show at the Museum at 6:00 p.m. Art students from all over the Shenandoah Valley and beyond will have their entries displayed at the Museum until May 20, and I will select the grand prize winner on April 25.
Our Museum and Barn Open House will be held April 26-28, and I’ll be signing prints and meeting collectors at my Barn home from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Come see me!
Palace on the Mountain features Swannanoa, located atop Afton Mountain between Waynesboro and Charlottesville, VA, and will be released during my Museum and Barn Open House April 26-28. For more information, please contact the P. Buckley Moss Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
I’m looking forward to the Moss on the James Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society’s 6th Annual Tea Party on May 4. The proceeds will help establish the Moss on the James Endowment Scholarship in conjunction with the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. The event will be held at historic Tanglewood Ordinary in Goochland, Virginia. I’ve created a black and white giclée of the building that will be available during the luncheon for a donation of $25 (regularly $75).
Tea at Tanglewood Ordinary will be available as a black and white giclée for purchase at a special price to those attending the tea, with the proceeds going to the Endowment Scholarship.
The cost of the tea party is $32 ($20 is tax deductible). Tickets are available through Cindy Alvis, Moss on the James Treasurer, 1687 Alvis Road, Manakin Sabot,VA 23103. For additional information, contact Cindy at 804-784-1288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A little later in May will be my granddaughter Sarah Donnelly’s graduation from Virginia Tech. Hokie Sarah will graduate this spring, and her younger brother Sean is following behind her. Who’s a proud grandma!
The weekend after that, May 24-25, I’ll be in Roanoke, Virginia, for my Collectors’ Convention. The Convention is shaping up to be such fun. In addition to our regular Friday evening reception and exhibit, we will be having a tour of the O. Winston Link Museum, followed by a luncheon. The O. Winston Link Museum is dedicated to the photography of O. Winston Link, a twentieth century railroad photographer. Located within easy walking distance of the Hotel Roanoke, where our Convention will be held, the museum inhabits a restored Norfolk & Western Railway passenger train station. The tour group will meet in the lobby of the Hotel Roanoke at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the tour and luncheon cost $25 and are available from P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd., 1-800-430-1320. For more information on the Convention, please click here.
I also have my granddaughter Chiara Gabellieri’s high school graduation to look forward to in June, as well as a show June 21-22 with Martin’s Gallery in Hanover, Pennsylvania. I’m currently working on a triptych painting for Martin’s show that features the Hanover Market House, the Warehime-Myers Mansion, and the Neas House. I’ll show you a picture of it when it’s a little further along.
I’m coming into all of this well rested, having had a wonderful winter in Florida painting and spending time with friends—much laughing and enjoying one another’s company. I’m looking forward to seeing them all again soon, too. Don’t we count on our friends to understand who we are and what we need!
On Saturday, April 13, Pat Carter, Office Manager for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education, attended the “Quilts of Comfort” live and silent auction benefitting the Gifted Care Program of the Hospice of the Shenandoah. Fifty-eight quilts were donated for the event, including one from the Foundation, featuring one of my angel centerpieces. The quilt was designed and stitched by Brenda Dahl and Ellen Bloomberg of Burlington, Iowa. The lucky winner was Jill Webb of Staunton, Virginia. Half of the proceeds from this particular quilt was donated back to the Foundation by the Hospice of the Shenandoah. The auction was lively and attended by over 250 people, with proceeds from the entire event totaling over $40,000.
Some of the gorgeous quilts that were donated for Hospice of the Shenandoah’s “Quilts of Comfort” auction.
Jill Webb of Staunton, VA, was the lucky winner of the Foundation quilt that was designed and stitched by Brenda Dahl and Ellen Bloomberg of Burlington, IA. Many thanks to all for their support!