I’m back from my family Disney Cruise and my July Open House at
the P. Buckley Moss
Museum . What fun! The Disney Cruise was all that we thought it
would be and more. In fact, we’re signed up to go again a year
from New Year’s Eve, and all the family who didn’t come
with us this time will go next time. It was a joyous time for everyone,
and Disney is a class act! The Barn Show and Museum Open House was very
busy, and I was so happy to see so many of my old friends as well as
make lots of new ones.
Pat and her motley crew of mice and pirates pose together before
the big dinner on the ship. They also celebrated Papa Jack’s 75th
Today I’m getting ready to leave for my Collectors’
Convention in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tickets to the Convention
will be available at the door, so it’s not too late! I look forward
to seeing you there, and you know you don’t want to miss seeing
me in my cowgirl costume at the Society’s
20th Birthday Party and Dinner/Dance, which will have a Country
Western theme. It’s going to be so much fun!
One of the items up for auction during the birthday party will be the
new hybrid daylily developed by Stuart and Diane Kendig of Perfect Perennials
in York, Pennsylvania, which they named after me. What an honor! Andre
Viette, famous for his “In the Garden” with Andre Viette
radio program, donated beautiful lilies for our last birthday auction
in Waynesboro, Virginia, and I bought all I could. So, you’ll
have to bid hard to get the P. Buckley Moss Daylily at this weekend’s
Perfect Perennials of York, PA, donated a gorgeous P. Buckley Moss
Daylily to be included in the fundraising activities this weekend.
Next weekend I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio, for a show
with my friends at Gallery Art Center. We’ll debut two very special
prints at this show, True Heroes-Together We Fight and Fun
Time on the Farm. Gallery Art Center will donate 10% of sales from
both show prints to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation’s Hats
for Heroes Program, which is dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer.
True Heroes-Together We Fight will be released at Gallery Art Center’s
show July 27-28. This print honors the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation’s
Hats for Heroes Program dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. For
more information, contact the gallery at 614-442-1109.
Fun Time on the Farm will also be released at Gallery Art Center’s
August 3-4 I’ll be with my friends at Designer Art
and Framing in Russell, Kentucky. We’ll release The Good Ole
Days, which depicts the childhood home of Naomi Judd. Naomi’s
mother Polly Judd still lives there and graciously gave me permission
to include her home in one of my paintings.
The Good Ole Days will be released at Designer Art & Framing’s
show August 3-4. For more information, contact the gallery at 606-833-1380.
I was sad to receive the news this week that one of my
oldest dealers, and very dear friends, are closing their gallery at
the end of September. Margaret Moser and her son Michael have represented
my work in Fairfax, Virginia, for over twenty years, and I have so many
wonderful memories of time spent with them and their collectors. Margaret
and Michael are known for their exceptional service and excellent framing,
and Northern Virginia won’t be the same without them. I want to
share Margaret’s letter with you:
“I am deeply saddened by our plan to close Moser Gallery on September
30, 2007. Michael and I feel blessed by our personal friendship with
you and our Moss dealership. I knew from the moment I saw your work
in Georgetown that whatever road I had to take I wanted to become a
P. Buckley Moss dealer.
“I am confident that I shall go down in Moss history as being
one of the proudest patrons of your watercolors, giclées, lithographs,
and books. I feel blessed by knowing Pat Moss and the Moss Portfolio
staff. Each and every one of you I consider superb! I wish you continued
personal happiness, good health, and success in all your endeavors.
“Love to all,
L. to R. Patty Moss, Michael Moser, Pat, and Margaret Moser at the
Moser Gallery show last December. They are pictured with Pat’s
giclée Flowers on Red.
Thank you, Margaret and Michael, for the wonderful memories
and for your friendship!
’Til next week…