What fun to be in Edinburg, Virginia, again for the Ole Time Festival! I showed in the famous Edinburg Mill with King James Galleries of Winchester and met friends from all over. I even met a fly fisherman who knows Mike and Lisa Anne Milhorn of Up Against the Wall Gallery in Kingsport, Tennessee. Mike is also an avid fly fisherman, and Lisa Anne is a top-notch fly tier. It was wonderful to see the appreciation and enthusiasm of collectors who came to purchase my new print of the town, Home Sweet Home-Edinburg, VA. I love seeing people’s reaction to my work. Also, I learned that the Hotel Edinburg, which appears in my show print, was a popular destination in the summertime in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s for visitors from Washington, DC. The Massanutten VFW Post 2447 has owned and maintained it since 1947.
Getting to hold a baby again—what joy! I met this future collector while showing at the mill.
Dinner Saturday night with the King James Galleries family. Clockwise from bottom left: Lori Hynson; Joe Hynson, co-owner of King James Galleries; me; my daughter Becky; Marian Sempeles, manager of King James Galleries of Winchester; Don McKenzie, co-owner of King James Galleries; Autumn Hynson; and Olivia Hynson. Autumn is studying at Virginia Tech to be a veterinarian, and her mother is also a vet.
Edinburg is an old, historic town with a close-knit, supportive community, and everyone gets behind all the different projects, from organizing the Ole Time Festival to preserving historic buildings and raising money for the library.
I fell in love with this house next to Stoney Creek, which feeds into the Shenandoah River. The Grandstaff family was the first family to settle in the area, and this house was built for one of their descendants, Polly Snapp. The brick section was built in 1834, and the log cabin portion in the back was built before then. Actress Mary Tyler Moore’s great-grandfather was Lt. Col. Louis Tilghman Moore, CSA, and he lived in this house for six years after the war. Mary Tyler Moore’s parents were married in this house. I had the pleasure of meeting the current owner, Bill Roller, at the show. He introduced himself and told me that he had attended Virginia Tech.
I stayed at the wonderful Edinburg Renaissance B&B again this year, together with my daughter Becky. We so enjoyed owners Bill and Donna Smith’s warm hospitality and meeting some of their family and friends. Bill and Donna sponsored a raffle to benefit the Friends of the Shenandoah County Library System, and I pulled the winning ticket. A former neighbor donated one of my Santa’s Friends prints, King James Galleries of Winchester donated the framing, and Bill’s cousin Brian Minnigh donated the printing service for the raffle tickets. See, everyone gets involved!
The Edinburg Renaissance B&B.
Family and friends at the Edinburg Renaissance B&B, L. to R.: Bill’s cousin Brian Minnigh, Donna Smith (co-owner of the B&B), Bill’s aunt Norma Minnigh, Bill Smith (co-owner of the B&B), me, and Denise and Ralph Perrino (long-time friends of Bill and Donna). Ralph wrote a book and spent a good portion of the weekend in the Author’s Tent at the Festival.
Bill & Donna Smith sponsored a raffle of this beautifully framed Santa’s Friends to benefit the Friends of the Shenandoah County Library System. L. to R.: David Robinson (Adult Services Librarian), me, Donna, & Bill. David has made the local library a place where young people love to go and formed a Teen Board to design programs that teens would like, such as a Lego Club, Teen Craft Club, and video game tournaments.
Carol McMillan, left, was the lucky raffle winner. Carol, who is from Rye Brook, NY, was vacationing in the area. She is pictured with Donna Smith.
This Sunday-only I’ll be in beautiful, historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for a show with King James Galleries of Gettysburg. Gallery manager Debra Starry and I will be releasing Autumn at Penn Hall, which depicts the building affectionately known as the “Old Dorm” at Gettysburg College. The “Old Dorm” survived the Battle of Gettysburg and was used as a hospital during the conflict.
Autumn at Penn Hall will be released during my show with King James Galleries of Gettysburg on Sunday, September 28. For more information, please contact the gallery at 855-855-1863.
I’m very happy to announce that the new Memorial Walkway and Patio area is ready and a special ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held immediately following my Barn Show on Friday, October 10, at 5:00 p.m. Please join us at The Barn at 18 Providence Lane in Waynesboro, Virginia, for refreshments and the dedication of our new Memorial Walkway and Patio.
At 9:30 a.m. that same day, I’ll be at our new gallery at 329 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro for its own grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterward, I’ll head over to The Barn to sign for collectors. I’ll be signing at The Barn Friday and Saturday (October 10-11), 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday (October 12), 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please be sure to stop by our beautiful new gallery for refreshments and a tour. We’re so proud of it.
Last week, Missy and Mike Waterbury visited the Waynesboro gallery. Mike is the son of my dear friends Joe and Ellen Waterbury of Tama, IA. Joe made the magnificent dollhouse in the window behind Mike & Missy. The Augusta Free Press published a wonderful article on the dollhouse and the new gallery, which can be read by clicking here.
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 or the Waynesboro gallery at 540-949-6473.
To commemorate our October 10-12 grand opening, the Waynesboro gallery will give a special commemorative gift of Jefferson’s Treasure to those who make a purchase of $100 or more. Limit one per customer.
On Thursday, October 16, there will be a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. for my new gallery in Blacksburg, Virginia, located at 223 Gilbert Street. I will be signing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday-Saturday (October 17-18), and from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday (October 19). Come join us for refreshments and fun! We will be releasing a new giclée that features the pylons of Virginia Tech’s War Memorial.
Silent Sentinels features the pylons of Virginia Tech’s War Memorial and will be released during my show at P. Buckley Moss Gallery-Blacksburg October 17-19. For more information, please call the gallery at 540-552-6446.
See you soon!