I’m very happy to be back in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I’ve
been walking every morning and painting away all hours of the day and
night. Sunday, I attended a meeting of the Moss Pelicans Chapter of
the P. Buckley Moss Society,
and the whole group is very excited about our project to raise funds
to help Hunter Hart continue his education in computer program design.
Hunter, who has a learning difference, is a whiz with computers and
just graduated from high school earlier this year. The meeting was held
at the home of Bonnie-Lou Binnig, who showed us the archival storage
box that she uses to store and preserve her unframed prints in.
I’m so proud of the work of the Society at-large and the chapters.
The Moss Pelicans’ sponsorship of Hunter is only one of many examples
of the good work that chapters do every year. Other examples include
raising money for Ronald McDonald Houses, collecting school supplies
for local schools, raising money to send a teacher to the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education’s Annual
Creative Mind Conference, plus many more.
Carol Megill, a charter member of the Society and a very active member
of the Three Rivers Moss Chapter in the Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
area sent me a picture a while ago that I would like to share now. The
Three Rivers Moss Chapter sponsors a raffle each year to benefit the
AC-ACLD Schools in the Pittsburgh area. AC-ACLD is an association for
children and adults with learning disabilities and is a not-for-profit,
private educational organization. Three Rivers Moss requests a print
donation from the P. Buckley Moss Society office, has it framed, and
then raffles the framed print with the proceeds benefiting AC-ACLD.
Three Rivers Moss Chapter member Carol Megill and AC-ACLD student
Brady with the raffle prize, a framed print of The
Story Teller Revisited.
Any chapter or non-profit organization wishing to sponsor
a raffle or auction using one of my prints should contact the office
of the P. Buckley Moss Society at 540-943-5678. The Society office handles
applications for donations of my art for fundraising purposes.
I’ll return to Virginia on Labor Day, and a couple days later
I’ll fly out to Seattle, Washington, for The Puyallup Fair. I’ll
be there September 7-9 to display and sign my work. It’s been
a long time since I’ve been in Washington State, and I’m
looking forward to my visit.
I’m so pleased that I’ll be with my friends Sally Case and
Linda Seidner of Vivian’s Antiques & Collectibles in Columbiana,
Ohio, on September 22. Vivian’s has been an authorized Moss dealer
for about 25 years, and it’s been almost 15 years since I’ve
been with them for a show. Sally and Linda are going to feature my children’s
prints, and I’ll be delighted to inscribe the prints with any
name their collectors wish.
September 28-29 I’ll be with Laura DeRamus and Kathy Heims at
the Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio. We’ll be releasing
a new print titled The Old Clifton Gas Station, which depicts
the 1940’s Gas Station Museum located next door to the historic
Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio.
The Old Clifton Gas Station will be released during Canada Goose
Gallery’s show with Pat September 28-29. For more information,
contact the gallery at 513-897-4348.
See you soon!