It was so beautiful driving up to Leesburg, Virginia, and Hanover,
Pennsylvania, last weekend. The yellows and reds of fall made for a
Both Martin's Gallery in Hanover and Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg
have become like family through the years and dear friends. It was such
a pleasure to be with both of them. My daughter Patty and I had a wonderful
time-such camaraderie, such good friends, such good food, and such good
framing; not necessarily in that order! It's always a pleasure to see
my work represented so beautifully.
It was fun to have breakfast with members of the Lake Marburg Chapter
of the P. Buckley Moss Society
in Hanover, PA. We met before the show started Friday morning. Congratulations
to the Chapter for a very successful bingo that netted $2,500 for the
Martin's Gallery Scholarship Fund. Since the chapter was formed 21 years
ago, the members have raised an extraordinary $105,703.30 for various
charities on both the local and national levels!
Good times at Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, VA. L. to R.: Cindy
Cheng, gallery owner Shirley Medlin, me, Shirley's sister Sandy Johnson,
gallery owner Pat Medlin, and Olga Coffey.
I'm often asked how I keep up. Well, I'll tell you. After leaving Thursday
and coming back Saturday night-driving and showing-I slept Sunday and
Monday. I get up for an hour or two and work, then go back to sleep.
That's my secret.
This Wednesday I'm leaving for Waynesville, Ohio, and my show with
Canada Goose Gallery this Friday and Saturday. I'll also participate
in several fundraisers while in Waynesville. Wednesday night I'll attend
a fundraising dinner to benefit both the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education and the Greene
County Chapter (known as Greenebucs) of National AMBUCS™, Inc.
AMBUCS is a national non-profit service organization dedicated to creating
mobility and independence for children and adults with disabilities.
Thursday evening I'll participate in a candlelight vigil to honor those
affected by breast cancer and support those currently fighting the disease.
After Friday's show at the gallery, I'll attend a benefit dinner with
live country music and live and silent auctions to benefit Pals for
Life Breast Cancer Support Group. That event will be held at Keepin'
It Country Farm. Before the show starts Saturday morning, I'll participate
in a walk as part of Waynesville's "Hands Across the County, Denim
and Pink Weekend" fight against breast cancer. I may need an extra
day of sleep after this trip, but it will be worth it!
I've created a special new giclée on paper for the occasion
titled Our Farm on Old Town Run. The property featured in the
print is located on the outskirts of Xenia, Ohio. Built in 1884-1886,
the house and the land were a wedding gift to one of three Bryce family
sons. The land was part of the family's farm and consisted of several
hundred acres. The property has also long been associated with the Shawnee
Indian Nation, and there is an Ohio historical marker located on the
front of the property declaring it to be the birth site of Shawnee Chief
Tecumseh in 1768. In addition to the new giclée, a new Ohio poster
will make its debut at Canada Goose's show.
Our Farm on Old Town Run, above, and a new Ohio poster, below, will
be released during my show with Canada Goose Gallery this weekend. For
more information, please contact the gallery at 513-897-4348.
Shop and Raise Funds for the P. Buckley Moss
Foundation for Children's Education
Pufferbellies Toys and Books for Children, located at 15 W. Johnson
Street in Staunton, Virginia, (PH: 540-886-3516) is offering its charitable
giving program called "Shop Sundays for a Cause" in November
to the Foundation. If you shop at Pufferbellies Toys and Books for Children
during any Sunday in November, the store will donate 10% of the Sunday's
sales to the Foundation. Please visit this wonderful and unique shop
on a Sunday in November. What a great way to start your Christmas shopping!
We didn't get this picture in time for last week's newsletter, so
I'm sharing it now. This is the P.
Buckley Moss Museum's booth/tent for the Waynesboro Fall Foliage
Festival that was held October 8-10. My daughter Patty is the one in
the short-sleeved dark shirt, and Pat Carter is the one in the yellow
shirt and khaki apron.
Pat Carter is the office manager for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation
for Children's Education. Marion Roark, the Foundation's treasurer,
is on the right in the black sweater. Patty and Pat represented my work
at the festival.