Last weekend was special for me because I got to meet with many collectors
at the Museum and Barn Open House. These meetings are important because
I need the contact with those who enjoy my paintings and share my
philosophies. If I did not get to meet with you, I would be painting
in a vacuum and my work would suffer. I need your encouragement. Thank
you for giving it to me.
I am enjoying spring in Mathews on the Chesapeake Bay. Malcolm and
I were working in the yard yesterday when a pair of Canada geese landed
close by. They quickly made themselves at home, working their way
across the grass, eating whatever it is they find to eat in new mown
grass. We were able to walk within a few yards of them without their
showing fright. Maybe they knew that I have painted their images many
hundreds of times. They are back again today. I hope they nest nearby.
It would be fun to see their goslings in the yard.
I hope you Iowans, and others for that matter, are gearing up for
our National Convention
in Cedar Rapids. It will provide me with another chance to say hello
are four Museum
and Barn Open Houses each year. At these events, there is an open
invitation to you all to visit the P. Buckley Moss Museum and meet
with Pat at her house nearby. At her home (a converted apple crating
barn) Pat signs purchases of her work.
The next Museum and Barn Open House will be July 1921. For those
of you who are thinking of staying overnight, there are some fine
bed and breakfasts nearby, as well as hotels and motels. Please call
the Museum for more information about accommodations, 1-800-343-8643.
Please note that you may bring up to two previously purchased pieces
to a Museum and Barn Open House for Pat to personalize. We have had
to set a limit so as leave Pat time to speak with everyone. Pat will,
of course, sign all purchases made at the Museum during the Open House.
When you purchase from the Museum, your local
gallery receives a commission. If you normally shop at another
Moss gallery and you would like them to receive a commission, please
tell the sales person at the Museum the name of the gallery you use.