It was so good to see my Pennsylvania friends again! My show with Les & Pat Martin of Martin’s Gallery in Hanover, Pennsylvania, was a joy. It’s like being with family whenever I come up.
My daughter Patty and I enjoyed breakfast at the Dutch Country Restaurant with members of the Lake Marburg Moss Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society.
I was so happy to meet this year’s recipient of the Lance Martin Scholarship in Honor of P. Buckley Moss, which is funded by the Lake Marburg Moss Chapter. Kristen Zartman is in her third year at Lebanon Valley College. She and her mother Annette Zartman also attended our breakfast. This scholarship is awarded to either a high school senior or graduate student who is studying to work with learning different kids. Standing, L. to R.: Me and Sally Gobrecht, President of the Lake Marburg Moss Chapter. Seated, L. to R.: Kristen Zartman and her mother Annette.
My new Penn State University print was very well-received, and I was so proud of the way it was framed at Martin’s Gallery. Les Martin is one of only 58 framers in the world to be a Master Certified Picture Framer! He earned his Master Certification through a test administered by the Professional Picture Framers Association.
What a sign! Martin’s really announced our show.
L. to R.: Les Martin, me, and Pat Martin. Les and Pat Martin are the owners of Martin’s gallery. We are holding a framed picture of the three of us that was taken around 1980. My, how the years have gone by!
The gang’s all here! These are all the smiling faces who worked the show. Les and Pat were so proud to have their first grandchild Payton Lynne (pictured front row, far left) at the show with them. Payton is the daughter of Adam and Courtney Martin.
Dear friends. Standing, L. to R.: Cyndi Beaver, me, and Lynnwood Schultz. Seated: Mary Orse.
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week I’ll be in New York City with my daughter Patty and my business partner Jake Henderson to participate in The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum’s Power of One Program. Tuesday night there will be a kick-off event for the Museum’s Disability Awareness Month, and my art will be on display. On Wednesday I’ll be the guest speaker for a group of students, and I’ll talk about how my struggle with dyslexia enabled me to become a successful artist.
This weekend I’ll be in Waynesboro, Virginia, for the P. Buckley Moss Museum’s Open House and Barn Show. Our special print for the show is Autumn Sanctuary, which depicts the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Autumn Sanctuary will be released during my Museum Open House & Barn Show in Waynesboro, VA, October 7-9. For more information, please call the Museum at 540-949-6473 or 1-800-343-8643.