What a beautiful weekend! The weather couldn't have been nicer for
my Museum Open House
and Barn Show. We all enjoyed the beauty of the mountains, which
will be even more glorious in a few weeks. I wish I could get back to
see all the different kinds of trees and the variety of colors they
Our special print for the weekend was Colors
of Fall, featuring Liberty Furnace in Shenandoah County. Pictured
with me above are the owners of the property, L. to R.: Bobbie Loveland,
Suzanne Artz Loveland (mother of Bobbie), me, and Emma Lou Clark Artz
and Robert M. Artz (parents of Suzanne).
I'm very proud of my Museum staff. People who visited the Museum and
then came to The Barn to have me sign their prints had such glowing
comments about the staff and the docents. It's good to know that I'm
My friend Floyd Boothe of Richmond, VA, was at the Museum selling
raffle tickets for the Moss on the James Chapter of the P.
Buckley Moss Society. The print being raffled is Colonial
Summer, and proceeds from the raffle will benefit Riverside
School in Richmond, VA. Riverside School specializes in teaching learning
It was such fun to see two friends I made on last year's Quilt Camp
at Sea's New England Cruise for a Cure (benefited the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation). Phyllis Collins and Margaret Reitan came up from
North Carolina, and I was delighted when Phyllis volunteered to make
a quilt to benefit the P. Buckley
Moss Foundation for Children's Education. I gave her a choice of
two of my hand-painted fabric centerpieces to work with, and I can't
wait to see what she creates.
The P. Buckley Moss Society's
cookbook Recipes for Touching Lives is well on its way through
production and is due to arrive on November 15 for subsequent distribution
to your favorite Moss dealer. Preorders
will be shipped to you the moment the cookbooks land on our loading
dock. We received a couple of the cookbooks last week, and they are
absolutely beautiful. The cookbook is 256 pages, hardbound, and full
color and has a dust jacket. In addition to recipes, which are marvelous--I've
sampled some of them, it features testimonials and stories by Society
members as well as some of my artwork. The cookbook will make an excellent
Christmas gift, and $1.00 from every cookbook purchased will be donated
to the Foundation. Recipes for Touching Lives retails at $29.95
plus tax (Virginia) and shipping.
This weekend I'm off to Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Leesburg, Virginia,
for shows with Martin's Gallery and Medlin Art, Ltd., respectively.
Les and Pat Martin and Patrick and Shirley Medlin are old friends, and
I'm looking forward to showing at both galleries.
Conewago Creek's Humpback Bridge will be released during my show
with Martin's Gallery in Hanover, PA, on Friday, October 15. The limited
edition giclée on paper features Johns Burnt Mill Bridge located
between Hanover and New Oxford, PA, and celebrates the area's love of
fall. The bridge was originally built in 1820 and reconstructed in 2005.
For more information, please contact the gallery at 717-632-3355.
Our Capital City will be released during my show with Medlin Art,
Ltd., in Leesburg, VA, on Saturday, October 16. The limited edition
giclée on paper pays tribute to our Founding Fathers' vision
of three separate branches of government. Clockwise from top, the Capitol
represents the legislative branch, the Supreme Court represents the
judicial branch, and the White House represents the executive branch.
For more information, please contact the gallery at 703-771-8696.
See you soon!
P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education's
13th Annual Creative Mind Conference
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 couple weeks
away. Please send in the downloadable
brochure and registration form soon so that we may plan for an accurate
number of participants.
Foundation Fundraiser on November 4
There will be a fundraising dinner, with live and silent auctions,
to benefit the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education on
Thursday, November 4, 2010, at The Doubletree Hotel (near the Richmond
Airport), 5501 Eubank Road, Sandston, Virginia. I will be there to join
in the fun-I wouldn't miss it!
There will be a cash bar, art preview, and silent auction, 6:00-7:00
p.m.; seated dinner, 7:00-8:15 p.m.; and a live auction of my art, 8:15-9:00
p.m. A special print will be given to each attendee.
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;