I’ve been working since I’ve been back from Italy, and the painting below will be our new Halloween print. It’s a twist on the Nine Lives theme.
Nine spooky cats in the treat bowl, waiting to play tricks!
While I was in Italy, the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, was busy enjoying visits by some special guests, including a flock of about fifty Canada geese the morning of September 7.
Canada geese saluting the American flag (far right) behind my museum in Waynesboro, VA.
The Museum hosted an annual fundraiser for the Shenandoah Valley Arts Center on September 11, which was held on the porch. Aren’t the harpists elegant? I wish I could have heard them play.
The Museum was included in a tour of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA). Approximately 103 people in about 50 antique cars came to the Museum on September 15. It was a 6 Cylinder Tour of cars between 1920 and 1954, all Chevrolets. What fun!
Just a few of the beautiful antique Chevrolets that visited the Museum last week. My children’s father’s and my first car was a blue and white Chevy.
The P. Buckley Moss Society’s Commemorative Brick Walkway was dedicated on July 16, 1999, not only as a beautiful addition to the grounds at the P. Buckley Moss Museum, but also as a unique way for people to honor someone who has touched their lives. Proceeds from the commemorative bricks benefit the Endowed Scholarship of the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education.
The Foundation has made a list of all the commemorative bricks in each of the eight sections of the walkway. The alphabetical list of recipient bricks designates in which of the eight sections the brick(s) can be found. The list will be available at the receptionist’s desk of the Museum.
This Thursday I’m flying to Berlin, Ohio, for my show with my friends at Berlin Creek Gallery. Gallery owner Nancy Tarzan and I will release two new giclées on paper that will only be available as a set, Victorian Splendor and Brightman’s Sleigh Ride. Victorian Splendor features the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg, which is the home of the Holmes County Historical Society’s museum of Victoriana and collection of Holmes County history. The house was built in 1902 by L. H. Brightman, an industrialist from Cleveland, for his large family and has been investigated by the Central Ohio Paranormal Research Group. In honor of the resident spirits, I included a ghostly figure in one of the windows of the house. There will be an unveiling and reception at the Victorian House Museum Thursday night.
Victorian Splendor, left, and Brightman’s Sleigh Ride, right, will be released as a set at my show with Berlin Creek Gallery, September 23-24. For more information, please contact the gallery at 330-893-2686.
My next show will be with Martin’s Gallery in Hanover, Pennsylvania, on October 1. Gallery owners Les and Pat Martin and I will release my newest print of Penn State University.
Penn State University will be released as a giclée on paper during my show with Martin’s Gallery in Hanover, PA, on October 1. For more information, please contact the gallery at 717-632-3355.
Remember, 1st Deposit for 2012 Alaskan Cruise
is Due by October 14, 2011
If you are looking for a special vacation next year, why not join me and other Moss collectors on a seven-day cruise along the Alaskan Coast?
The ship Zaandam, of the Holland America Line, will set sail from Seward (Anchorage) on July 29, 2012, visiting Glacier Bay, Haines, Juneau, and Ketchikan before passing through the Inside Passage to Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada on August 5. Interior staterooms are $1,238.53 per person, double occupancy, and ocean view staterooms are $1,588.53 per person, double occupancy. Deluxe and verandah staterooms are also available.
An Alaska land tour can also be added, starting at $1,337.04 per person. The land tour runs immediately prior to the cruise, July 26-29, 2012. The land tour departs downtown Anchorage, where you will board the McKinley Explorer train to Denali National Park, where you will take the Tundra Wilderness Tour. On July 29 you will return to Seward in time to board ship for the cruise.
An optional post-cruise excursion to Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada, is also available. The Gardens are on Victoria Island outside Vancouver, and this would be a day-trip involving taking a ferry boat over to the Island.
Society member Carol Thurman of Monroe, Michigan, has volunteered to serve as our Society Cruise Coordinator. She may be reached at 734-289-3796 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cruise space is limited and not guaranteed until deposit is received. To ensure that you receive the P. Buckley Moss Society group rate, a deposit of $75 per person for the cruise-only or $625 per person for the cruise/land tour package is due by October 14, 2011. To make your reservation, please contact Stacy’s Travel, 12 E. Front St., Monroe, MI 48161; PH: 734-243-6330; or Stacystravel1@hotmail.com. For more information, please visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/hal/alaska2012/#/0 to view an on-line brochure, or contact Stacy’s Travel if you would like a copy mailed to you.
Some Important Dates
Land Tour: July 26-29, 2012
Sea Cruise: July 29-Aug. 5, 2012
First Deposit Due: Oct. 14, 2011
($75 per person for cruise-only or $625 per person for cruise/land tour package)
Second Payment Due: $300 per person by Jan. 10, 2012
Final Payment Due: April 15, 2012