My daughter Patty and I had a wonderful weekend in Hardy, Virginia,
at The Cottage Gate’s show. Smith Mountain Lake is so beautiful
this time of year! Gallery owners Twila and Allen Tolley and their delightful
staff did an excellent job and made me feel right at home. Thanks!
Beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, where Pat showed this weekend
at Cottage Gate Gallery.
The P. Buckley Moss
Society was very well represented at the show. I saw lots and lots
of members and thoroughly enjoyed talking about upcoming events like
Convention, which will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, this September
22-23, and the fundraising dinner for the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education, which will
be held in Roanoke the evening of November 11. I want to give a special
thanks to the members of Society Chapters Pat’s Cats and Moss
at the Lake, who volunteered to help with the running of the show. You
did a fantastic job!
Two of “Hardy’s finest” were on hand to help with
control of the signing line. Pictured with Pat is Deputy Brandt Gawor.
Not pictured is Deputy Travis Bailey.
This Thursday through Saturday I’ll be in Ottumwa,
Iowa, for a show with M & J Art & Frame Gallery. Gallery owner
Bill Abigt has a fun-filled show planned, and Ottumwa’s annual
Race for the Cure will be held on the Saturday. I’m looking forward
to being there and seeing all my old friends again as well as to making
some new ones! This is where the Charles Kuralt show came and followed
me many years ago, so I have many good memories of that day and others
I’ve created three very special prints which will be released
during the show. Mars Hill Remembered celebrates the history
of and the special love the community has for nearby Mars Hill Church,
which was recently burned by vandals. Gothic Homestead features
the house that was made famous by artist Grant Wood. Prizewinner
symbolizes the high hopes of every child involved in 4-H.
Mars Hill Remembered
Mars Hill Remembered, Gothic Homestead and
Prizewinner will be released at M&J Gallery in Ottumwa, Iowa
when Pat visits the gallery May 12th and 13th. For details, call the
gallery at (641) 682-0434.
Please remember your mothers this Mother’s Day
Sunday, even if it’s only with a phone call! I love to be remembered!