What a wonderful weekend we had in Waynesville, Ohio! I have great admiration for how everyone in town supports the fundraising events for Greenebucs and PALS for Life Breast Cancer Support Group. The merchants in town are very cooperative, too, and I even won a gift certificate from one of them. The driving force behind the events, of course, is Canada Goose Gallery in conjunction with the Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
After arriving in Waynesville last Wednesday, I had my hair done by Canada Goose Gallery co-owner Kathy Heims—she is a magician with my hair! Later that evening I attended a fundraising dinner at the Quaker Heights Community Room in Waynesville to benefit both Greenebucs, which is the Greene County Chapter of National AMBUCS™, Inc., (a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for children and adults with disabilities, including wounded soldiers), and PALS for Life, which provides wigs, prostheses, counseling, and sleeves for breast cancer patients.
Greenebucs gave this beautiful, new tryke to Cade Osborn during Wednesday evening’s event. Each tryke is custom-made to meet the needs of its recipient. Pictured with Cade are his father Brian and I. Look at the delight on Cade’s face as he takes it for a test-drive!
Canada Goose co-owner Laura DeRamus and I were just as delighted as Cade.
Thursday afternoon I visited with students participating in The Homework Club, which is Lebanon, Ohio’s, after school program. Canada Goose Gallery donated a portion of the proceeds from the weekend sales of their show print Lebanon Holiday Horse Parade to this program. The program was organized by a group of women who do a really fantastic job of working with the children, and the children were so happy. It was exciting for me to visit with both them and the women, who really care and give of their time and talents.
Another fundraising dinner was held Thursday evening at the Five Seasons in Dayton, Ohio, to benefit Greenebucs. During this dinner, a quilt designed around one of my hand-painted centerpieces was auctioned to benefit both Greenebucs and the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. The winning bidder was none other than Canada Goose’s own Laura DeRamus. Congratulations, Laura!
Marian Gebele, right, of Beavercreek, OH, designed and quilted this gorgeous creation. It is the fourth quilt she has made for Greenebucs and my Foundation.
During Thursday night’s fundraiser, Greenebucs presented a custom-made tryke to Jacob Robertson. Jacob is pictured in the arms of his mother Tara, standing next to his father Mike. Pictured beside the tryke is therapist Joyce Peet, owner of Therapy Connections Pediatric Therapy Center and a member of Greenebucs.
Greenebucs member Pat McWilliams did a wonderful job of organizing the fundraising dinners. Everything was so delicious and well-planned. Pat’s husband knew that I love oatmeal for breakfast and gave me a gift certificate for McDonald’s.
Friday and Saturday we had our show at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville. It was wonderful for me to see my work framed so beautifully and to sit among the pieces. It is always a joy to be with so many friends.
It was great catching up with my friends from the Trees of Life Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society. L. to R.: Deb Weisgerber, me, Colleen Jaski, and Dawn Brandi.
Before Saturday’s show, we had a fundraising breakfast to benefit PALS for Life at the Quaker Heights Community Center. I’ve been fundraising with PALS for Life since 1993—twenty years! It was a delight to be with old friends and a whole new group of young people who are now involved, too.
Canada Goose Gallery owners Laura DeRamus (left) and Kathy Heims (right) with gift bags that were available for purchase to benefit PALS for Life during the breakfast.
Greenebucs donated $500 to PALS for Life at Saturday morning’s breakfast. Pictured are Joyce Peet (Greenebucs) and Joan Schurerman (accepting the check on behalf of PALS for Life).
This is Griffin Shelton on his Greenebucs tryke. Pictured with him, clockwise, are his father Matthew Shelton, Anna Frank (physical therapist with Warren County Educational Service Center), and me.
Laura, Kathy, and Kathy’s sister Gloria drove me to the airport Sunday, and we had the best time reminiscing about the weekend’s events and laughing about things that had happened.
This weekend I’ll be in Hanover and Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. I’ll spend Friday, October 25, with Les and Pat Martin at Martin’s Gallery in Hanover. If you’ve never been to Martin’s, it’s a fabulous experience of warmth, friendliness, and excellent framing. I’ve been showing with the Martin’s since the early 1980’s, and they are like family. For more information, please contact Martin’s Gallery at 717-632-3355. On Saturday, I’ll have my second show with King James Galleries of Gettysburg. Gettysburg is a wonderful, historic town that is great for walking and shopping.
The Tree Lighting! will be released during my show with King James Galleries of Gettysburg on Saturday, October 26. The print features Christmas at Lincoln Square, with the historic Wills House in the background.
It’s all over Facebook and Virginia newspapers! Not only did Virginia Tech make me a Fellow but the university is also naming its new multi-million dollar arts center building after me! It will be called the Moss Arts Center, and this is such a great honor for me.
Society Brooches & 2013 Ornaments
Thank you for your patience as we fine-tune our in-house production process of this year’s Society renewal brooch and porcelain ornaments. We expect to start shipping out the brooches next week, and we’ll have ornaments to show you soon. We will start shipping out the brooches starting with the members who paid their renewal fee in January and work our way forward.