My daughter Patty and I spent a beautiful couple of days in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It’s a wonderful, historic little town. King James Galleries of Gettysburg and I released the last in a series of four prints depicting Gettysburg area landmarks, each in a different season. I was so happy that it was well-received. Gallery manager Debra Starry and owners Don McKenzie and Joe Hynson will start planning my next piece soon.
Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square and the Gettysburg Hotel. Lincoln Square is featured in my print The Tree Lighting!
The two King James Galleries, one in Winchester, Virginia, and one in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, are wonderful to work with. The owners and managers are very conscientious people, and I love the way they come together to support the shows and how they deal with their customers. I got to meet Joe Hynson and his family, along with Don McKenzie, in Edinburg, Virginia, a couple weekends ago; and, this past weekend Don was in Gettysburg smiling at everyone. He’s such a lovely man.
I was delighted to see Victoria McLaughlin at the show. I first met her at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska several years ago when I was showing with Ginger’s Hang-Up in Omaha. Victoria had previously purchased one of my prints of The Pentagon and had me personalize it with her husband’s name and rank. The print was lost during a recent transfer—they’ve lived in nineteen homes during her husband’s air force career—and Victoria purchased another during the Gettysburg show and had me personalize it with her husband’s current rank and name. We had such fun reminiscing about the luncheon at Offutt with the officers’ wives.
Victoria McLaughlin and I had a great time reminiscing about meeting during my 2011 visit to Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE. We so enjoyed the lovely luncheon hosted by Marj Kehler, spouse of the commander of Strategic Command, at the historic Quarters 16 built in 1896.
I’ll be flying to Iowa this Thursday for my show with The Village Shoppe in Kalona. Gallery owner Doris Greiner and I will be releasing two new prints during my show Friday and Saturday, and Saturday night (October 4) there will be a fundraising dinner for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education.
Love’s Journey, above, and Spring at the Wahl House, below, will be released during my show with The Village Shoppe in Kalona, IA, October 3-4. Love’s Journey depicts St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Riverside, IA. Spring at the Wahl House is my second print featuring the historic Wahl House. Originally built in Joetown, Iowa, in 1892 to replace the stagecoach hotel, it was moved by Glenn Wahl to Kalona in the 1940’s and graces the Kalona Historical Village. For more information, please contact the gallery at 319-656-3853.
My daughter Patty is flying out for the fundraising dinner, too, and I hope everyone will want to come. The Foundation does such good work for children’s education, providing scholarships, teacher grants, a Summer Art Enrichment Program, and much more. The children are so appreciative.
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.
We are going to periodically feature one of my authorized dealers in the newsletter, and this week is Columbia House Interiors and Art Gallery’s turn.
Columbia House Interiors and Art Gallery, owned by my dear friends Ned and Alma Freeman, is celebrating fifty wonderful years in business in downtown Columbia City, IN. I have been their featured artist since 1981 when we met at the International Art Show in New York. Since then, I’ve traveled to Columbia City for four shows. The gallery carries a large inventory of my prints and etchings and has supported the Pat’s Happy Hoosiers Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society since its inception. The gallery’s success is due to its faithful staff and customers. Kathi Roman has been “wearing many different hats” for 33 years. Kathi works with many customers developing unique styles of framing. Their motto is, “If it will stand still long enough, we’ll frame it.” Columbia House invites any who are traveling U.S. 30 west from Fort Wayne, IN, to stop at the gallery, or gather friends and make a day trip to visit them. You will love the gallery! Located twenty miles from Fort Wayne, the address is 227 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, IN 46725; PH: 260-244-7305. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon. through Wed. and Fri.; and 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sat.; closed Thurs. and Sun.