It was great to be back in Springfield, Ohio, among so many old and
dear friends. I also met lots of new friends at The Frame Haven’s
show. Gallery owners Don and Audrey McKanna are super organized and
everything flowed smoothly. Even missing my connecting flight in Philadelphia
Friday and having to fly into a different airport didn’t faze
them, and the show went on as planned.
Pat with Audrey (left) and Don McKanna, owners of The Frame Haven
in Springfield, Ohio, where Pat showed this weekend.
Everywhere I go, I see how the P.
Buckley Moss Society members and the galleries who represent my
work help their communities. This time I was delighted to meet two wonderful
young men, one who is graduating from college and another who will be
starting college this year, and both the Society and The Frame Haven
are playing a role in their education.
Pat enjoyed meeting Tom Burkam, who is graduating from
Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Tom received the Society’s
Anne and Matt Harbison
Scholarship for 2003-07 and plans to be an early education teacher,
Don and Audrey McKanna and The Frame Haven are helping Harley Langdon,
center, raise money to buy a computer for college. Harley, who is learning
different, is graduating from Springfield South High School this year
and is planning for a career in the art field. Pictured with Harley
and Pat is Kathy Higgins, left, Harley’s art teacher.
Don and Audrey arranged for a very special dinner after
Friday’s show, which benefited The Nehemiah Foundation, a local
organization that provides resources to programs meeting the spiritual
and physical needs of children and families. It was held at the home
of Ted and Jenny Versteeg, who were such warm and gracious hosts. Their
home is lovely and comfortable and really shows their love for home
and family. I felt even more at home when I realized that Jenny is the
daughter of Jane Heckler, who I was sorry to hear passed away this February.
Jane and Pat Catron were instrumental in bringing me to Springfield,
where I showed my work for the first time at the Springfield Art Center.
I met Jane and Pat at a DAR convention where I was showing many years
was happy to be reunited with her old friend Pat Catron, second from
right, and Jenny and Ted Versteeg, far left and far right. Jenny is
the daughter of Jane Heckler, who together with Pat Catron was instrumental
in bringing Pat and her work to Springfield.
Jim and Julia Valentine also came to the dinner, and we
had a good laugh at my mother’s expense. Jim and Julia purchased
two originals at the show, the original of the show print High
School Memories and an unprinted crucifixion. The crucifixion
reminded me of a Gran Liz story, and whenever I tell a story about her
we have loads of laughs.
Pat shares a funny story about her mother, affectionately known
to everyone as Gran Liz, with Jim and Julia Valentine, pictured here
with one of the two originals they purchased during The Frame Haven’s
show. Note the framed skating original on the wall behind them.
I want to give a special thanks to Scott Buchwalter and
his wife Tami for coming on their anniversary and taking all these wonderful
pictures of the weekend. Scott and Tami were also at the Society’s
birthday party in Des Moines, Iowa, and took pictures there, too.
This time the photographers got their picture taken with
Pat! Pictured with Pat are Tami and Scott Buchwalter. Scott took the
pictures appearing in this newsletter.
This weekend I’ll be showing with my friend Shirley
Medlin at Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, Virginia. We’ll be releasing
a new print edition titled The White House Tulips that I’m
really excited about.
The White House Tulips will be released during Pat's appearance
at Medlin Art, Ltd. in Leesburg, VA May 11-12. For more information
call the gallery at (703) 771-8696.
’Til next week…