California’s Napa Valley wine country was absolutely beautiful. We traveled by motor coach from San Francisco to Sonoma, where we visited several vineyards, and we also took the Wine Train from the Town of Napa to St. Helena, stopping at Rutherford along the way.
The Wine Train was such fun! We learned about wine and wine making and did some wine tasting, while enjoying the gorgeous scenery of wine country.
We enjoyed lunch in the dining car on the way back to the Town of Napa.
One of the places we visited in Sonoma was the Nicholsen Family Ranch, where we enjoyed a tour and a “Be My Guest Dinner”. We found this bird’s nest among the grapes in the vineyard. What a lovely place to call home!
Another highlight of Sonoma was the Ramekins Culinary School, where we enjoyed a wine pairing dinner and prepared the meal ourselves with assistance from their chefs.
Domaine Carneros in Sonoma specializes in sparkling wines.
At Domaine Carneros we learned about the process for making their sparkling wines. These pictures are of large vats of wine and one of the bottling stages.
We all enjoyed the trip so much. There were so many different things to see and do. I would like to give a special thanks to Bonnie-Lou Binnig, President of the Moss Pelicans Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society, for coordinating it for us. She is a great organizer!
The new gallery at 329 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro, Virginia, is up and running! It officially opened on September 2, and our grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will coincide with my Barn Show and Waynesboro’s annual Fall Foliage Festival October 10-12. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, October 10, and afterward I’ll head over to The Barn to meet collectors and sign their prints. I’ll be signing at The Barn, which is just a quick ten-minute drive from the new gallery, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 10, through Sunday, October 12. Collectors are invited to visit the gallery for refreshments and a tour Friday through Sunday, and we are excited about having our booth for the Festival’s sidewalk art show right in front of our very own gallery. Regular hours for the gallery are 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., seven days a week.
My new gallery at 329 W. Main Street in Waynesboro, VA, is open seven days a week, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
We are thrilled with our beautiful new gallery!
We love being downtown and feel much more connected to the community there. We’ve received a lot of local support since we opened last week. There are several very nice restaurants nearby, and people seem to be making an outing of a gallery visit and lunch.
Everyone loves seeing our famous Moss Dollhouse in the gallery window, and it looks almost magical when it is lit up at nighttime. The children are drawn to it like a magnet and love counting the mice inside to earn their “I-found-all-the-mice-in-the-P.-Buckley-Moss-dollhouse” sticker. The Augusta Free Press published a wonderful article on the dollhouse and the new gallery, which can be read by clicking here. Danny Glenn, husband of Museum staff member Jane Glenn, has done a wonderful job finishing the new roof for the dollhouse and installing it in its new home. He has also been our personal woodworker, fix-it man, and problem-solver during the entire move from the Museum to the new gallery, and we have greatly appreciated his help and quality craftsmanship.
Collectors love seeing the Moss Dollhouse in the gallery’s front window.
We would also like to thank Jo Cowherd, who served as the Museum’s gift shop manager for over twenty years, for her tremendous help in setting up the new gallery. Her input and organizational skills have been priceless, and we thank her for all her time and effort.
As you can tell, I’m excited about the upcoming Barn Show and the grand opening of the gallery. I’ve created a new giclée print edition to commemorate our special weekend. Trail to Humpback Rock features its namesake on the Blue Ridge Parkway, depicted in the splendor of fall. Come join us for a fun-filled weekend!
Trail to Humpback Rock will be released during the grand opening of my new Waynesboro, Virginia, gallery located at 329 West Main Street the weekend of October 10-12. For more information, please call P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd., at 1-800-430-1320.
This coming weekend, I’ll be showing with my friends at Berlin Creek Gallery, in Berlin, Ohio. Gallery owner Nancy Tarzan and I will release my newest giclée of the area, which features the Zion Reformed Church in historic Winesburg, Ohio.
Road to Zion will be released during my show with Berlin Creek Gallery in Berlin, OH, September 12-13. For more information, please contact the gallery at 330-893-2686.
This Thursday marks the anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. That is a day most of us will never forget. I pray for peace and healing for the victims, their families, and for our country.
Foundation Fundraising Dinner
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education will host a fundraising dinner on October 4 in conjunction with my show with The Village Shoppe in Kalona, Iowa. The event will start at 5:15 p.m. with a social hour and will be held at the Kalona Historic Village. The price is $35 each, and tickets may be obtained through the Foundation office at 108 S. Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980; PH: 540-932-1728; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dinner will be followed by a live auction that will include an exquisitely made quilt featuring one of my hand-painted centerpieces. Many other items will also be in the auction. For more information, please contact the Foundation office.