It was wonderful to be back in Des Moines with my friends at Kenneth
Paul Gallery. Gallery manager Nicole Brown hung my work so beautifully
for the show, and I'm always grateful to be represented in such a respectful
way. One of their framers reminded me that he has been framing my work
for 23 years, and I couldn't believe that he's even that old! I love
to see my things framed so tastefully, and I especially love the way
he framed the original of Des
Moines by the River.
After Saturday's show, I attended a delicious potluck dinner with the
Central Iowa Chapter of the P.
Buckley Moss Society that was hosted by chapter member Sharon Cubit.
Sharon's home is lovely, and it was such fun to be one of the gang.
Note the football game on the TV in the pictures below-Iowans love their
football! The game was Iowa State vs. Texas Tech; Iowa State won 52-38.
Fun times with the Central Iowa Chapter! L. to R.: Sandy Neal, Judy
Roe, Sandy Sheldon, Roni McFall, me, Sandy Moore, Sandy Bauer, Sharon
Cubit, MaryAnn Tayloe, and Marilyn Browne.
More members of the Central Iowa family, L. to R.: Bob Moore, Mike
Bauer, Ed Tayloe, me, Dave Cubit (holding Mugsy the Yorktese), Sarah
Cubit, and Matt Cubit. Last week, I mistakenly identified Mugsy as a
Westie, but I found out he's a Yorktese-sorry, Mugsy!
I donated two sketches and a small remarqued print that were auctioned
during the evening to benefit the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education. The total amount
raised was $800. Thank you, Central Iowa Chapter!
If you're going to be in the Richmond, Virginia, area on November 4,
you won't want to miss the Foundation's fundraising dinner at The Doubletree
Hotel near the Richmond Airport in Sandston, Virginia. There will be
live and silent auctions, and a complimentary print will be given to
each attendee. For more details, please see my September
15, 2010, newsletter. Gala tickets are $55 per person; please RSVP/mail
check and names of attendees by October 20 to Bob Almond, 1309 Westbrook
Ave., Richmond, VA 23227-3309; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
This weekend I'll be in Waynesboro, Virginia, for my Museum
Open House and Barn Show. I'm so excited to be in Waynesboro when
the fall colors are so beautiful and the flowers are blooming and the
grass is lovely and the sun is shining! It's going to be perfect for
Waynesboro's Annual Fall Foliage Festival in the downtown area, too.
People come from all over to the Festival and then come to The Barn
to see me. My son Chris is coming with his children from New York so
they can experience it and see the glorious Virginia countryside in
the fall, and I'm looking forward to seeing the children again. In keeping
with the season, we're releasing a special new giclée on paper
during the show titled Colors of Fall, featuring historic Liberty
Furnace in Shenandoah County.
Colors of Fall will be released as a limited edition giclée
on paper during my October 8-10 Museum Open House and Barn Show. For
more information, please contact the P.
Buckley Moss Museum at 1-800-343-8643.
Looking forward to seeing you in The Valley!
Remember, the Foundation's 13th
Annual Creative Mind Conference will be held on Saturday, October
23, at the Museum in Waynesboro. The theme of this year's conference
is "Voices from the Past, Envisioning the Future". For more
information, please contact the Foundation office at 540-932-1728. There's
still time to register for the conference, but it's just a few weeks
away. Please send in the downloadable
brochure and registration form soon so that we may plan for an accurate
number of participants.