My daughters Patty and Becky and I had a great time with the Moss on the James Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society Saturday at their Eighth Annual Tea Party Fundraiser. This year’s Tea Party was held at the Nanking Chinese Restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. We had a lot of fun, and the food was really wonderful. As usual, my girls and I bid on all the hair care products in the silent auction. This year, the Chapter was raising funds for Art on Wheels, which brings comprehensive arts programming to communities with limited access to the arts, and raised well over $4,000. We are doing a special early release on one of this year’s ornaments to support Moss on the James’ fundraising effort. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of my new Love’s Duet ornament, which is based on the print by the same name, will benefit Art on Wheels through June 30.
Talking to members of the Society’s Moss on the James Chapter at their Eighth Annual Tea Party this past Saturday.
Andrea from Art on Wheels made everyone at the tea party a little etching.
The Chapter also concluded their raffle of a small, framed Canopy of Blue giclée that was donated by the Society’s Charity Print Program. The proceeds of $1,004 benefited the Moss on the James Endowed Scholarship that was started in 2013 and will be administered by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. The framing was donated by the Moss Workshop. The lucky winner was chapter member Opal Dyke.
On Sunday I was the guest speaker for the Friends of Claytor Lake’s (FOCL) second annual Spring Splash fundraising event at the Rockwood Manor B&B in Dublin, Virginia. My lake house in Radford is on Claytor Lake, and it was great to meet so many of my neighbors. The FOCL is dedicated to conserving and protecting the lake, including keeping it clean of trash and other debris, such as logs. Their work has earned Claytor Lake the status of being one of the cleanest lakes for people to enjoy. I created a new print edition to help raise funds during the event titled Morning Sail, and I enjoyed working with Spring Splash organizer Laura Walters and her husband Jeff Arnold. Jeff is the one who took me up for an aerial view of the lake in his little seaplane that I wrote about in my April 15 newsletter.
At FOCL’s second annual Spring Splash fundraising event, signing Morning Sail, my new print of Claytor Lake.
This week I’m on my way to Florida to celebrate my beautiful grandson Picco Gabellieri’s graduation from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota on Thursday. I’m looking forward to being in Florida again, and I hope to see some of my friends.