We’re gearing up for our Waynesboro gallery show and Barn Open House this weekend. Friends are coming from all over, and my children and grandchildren will be with us for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education’s fundraising dinner on Saturday evening. The fundraising event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the new Memorial Walkway and Patio at The Barn, and dinner will be catered by Eric Stamer Catering. The event will also include live and silent auctions. One of the live auction items will be a lovely quilt featuring one of my hand-painted centerpieces. The quilt was designed and quilted by Marianne Fickling and Lois Driskill. All the funds raised for the Foundation support its teachers’ grants and scholarships for students.
Appalachian Summer will be released during my July 10-12 gallery show and Barn Open House in Waynesboro, VA. It is the final season in my popular “Appalachian Stream Series”. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-949-6473.
This colorful and lovely quilt made by Marianne Fickling and Lois Driskill will be auctioned during the Foundation’s fundraising dinner on July 11.
I’ve been working on paintings for my fall shows, and among them are a couple pieces featuring trains. For my show with King James Galleries of Winchester (Virginia) September 12-13, I’ve been working on a painting of “The Trough” in Romney, West Virginia, including the South Branch Valley Railroad line. For my November 8 show with Apple Barn Gallery in Buchanan, Virginia, I have been working on a depiction of The War Powers, which is a set of three historic steam trains in Roanoke, designed and built by the Norfolk & Western Railway.
This depiction of “The Trough” in Romney, WV, will be released during my show with King James Galleries of Winchester, September 12-13. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-869-9025.
This Christmas scene of the gazebo in Front Royal, VA, will also be released during my show with King James Galleries of Winchester.
This is a depiction of the famous trio of Roanoke trains known as The War Powers.
Another famous Roanoke steam train, the famous Class J 611, returned to “The Star City” this spring and made six excursions over the Fourth of July weekend. One of its routes passed through Radford, and my daughters Becky and Mary and I went to see it. It was such fun to see the old cars and the crowds of train enthusiasts who came from near and far to see it pass by. We met a person who came from Maryland just to see the 611 run last weekend. My grandfather Daniel Buckley drove a steam engine, and my children and I have always gotten so excited whenever we’ve heard a train. The kids used to sit on the wall in Mill Rift, Pennsylvania, where my mother had a summer cottage, and wait for the train to go by. The conductor would always give them a toot-toot.
Another fabulous quilt has been completed for the Foundation! This one was designed and stitched by Nancy Gore of Howard, Ohio. Many thanks to Nancy for her time, materials, and talent!
Nancy Gore, left, of Howard, OH, designed and stitched this gorgeous quilt featuring one of my hand-painted centerpieces for the Foundation for Children’s Education.