I’m very excited about my new painting and etching studio that has just been completed in the basement of my lake home in Radford, Virginia. It has taken awhile, but it’s worth it to have it set up like I want with sinks, paper racks, plate cutter, and hot plates in the right position. It sounds like a lot of stuff, but it’s so wonderful to be able to work comfortably. I do love my studios! All I need now is a blizzard so I can stay in one spot and work with my daughter Becky. We’re both looking forward to it.
My beautiful new etching and painting studio in the basement of my lake home in Radford.
Last week I participated in three fundraising events in conjunction with my show with Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio. The first event was held Wednesday evening. It was an Artist to Artist dinner to benefit PALS for Life Breast Cancer Support Group. I’ve been helping to raise funds for PALS since my first fundraising walk with Joan Schurerman, one of its founders, in 1993. Each artist in attendance donated a piece of their work that will be raffled in the future to help raise funds for PALS. I donated a black and white sketch. Thursday evening’s event was a fundraiser for Greenebucs, the Greene County Chapter of National AMBUCS™, Inc. AMBUCS™ is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for children and adults with disabilities. After Friday’s show, I attended a fundraising reception for the Glendower Mansion in Lebanon, Ohio. The Glendower is owned by the Warren County Historical Society, which maintains it as a museum. It is also the subject of our special print for the weekend’s show, titled Colors of Glendower.
This beautiful little girl, Rachel Collins, was the recipient of a special tryke during the Greenebucs fundraising dinner Thursday night. I was delighted to meet her, her parents, and her therapist Catherine Gorhdand from United Rehabilitation Services in Dayton, OH. They were so happy to receive this tryke.
At Friday night’s reception at the Glendower Mansion with the Colors of Glendower print we released for the Canada Goose Gallery’s show.
Bill and Sue Bowers drove all the way from North Carolina to attend the show. They also were delighted to pick up their framed Our Farm on Old Town Run print they purchased and had framed through Canada Goose Gallery. Isn’t the print framed beautifully! Laura DeRamus and Canada Goose Gallery provide excellent quality framing. Even I have a piece they framed in my house. Although I have all the respect in the world for my framer Corrado Gabellieri, I just had to have a piece framed by Laura.
Jan Williamson’s birthday wish was to come and see me in Waynesville. Her four best friends brought her and celebrated her birthday with us. Back row, L. to R.: Roberta Schiverdecker, me, Jean Nienhaus, and Elaine West. Middle row: Nancy Millovich. Jan Williamson is seated. Good friends are such a blessing!
This past Monday evening, my daughters Mary and Becky and I hosted a potluck dinner at my home in Radford, Virginia, for the Moss in the New River Valley Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society. The Chapter celebrated its 22nd Anniversary earlier this year, and we’ve been working together on charities that long. Their member Jeanette Stephens owned a gallery in Dublin, Virginia, and represented my work there—we’ve all been good friends for years. We gave them a tour of my new etching studio and said we’d have them back to see how the etching process works. We will also have students come and experience the etching and silkscreen processes. In traveling to different universities and groups, I’ve discovered that my equipment is pretty superior, and it helps with the experience and excitement of executing an etching or silkscreen—another joy in my life.
Some of the members of the Society’s Moss in the New River Valley Chapter enjoying the potluck dinner at my home.
Next Thursday, November 6, I’ll be the guest speaker for the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia. I spoke to them 25 years ago, and I’m very much looking forward to being with them again. It will also be fun to see the Mimslyn again. The Mimslyn Inn used to carry my work, and my son John worked as a chef there.
Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, I’ll be showing with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, Virginia and on Sunday, November 9, I’ll be at the Apple Barn Gallery in Buchanan, Virginia.
Loudoun Farm will be released during my show with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, VA, November 7-8. For more information, please contact the gallery at 703-771-8696.
This painting is a work in progress that will be printed in the near future. Orders for the print will be taken during my show with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, November 7-8. The painting features Rokeby in Leesburg, which has the distinction of housing the nation’s founding documents when Washington, DC, was burned and occupied in 1814 during the War of 1812. The documents, including the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution, were temporarily housed in Rokeby’s basement. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Rokeby’s important role in history. For more information, please contact Medlin Art, Ltd., at 703-771-8969.
The National D-Day Memorial will be released during Apple Barn Gallery’s show in Buchanan, VA, November 7- 9. I will be there to meet collectors and sign prints on Sunday, November 9. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-254-6677.
Foundation Mailing Labels for the Holidays
Christmas card mailing time is just around the corner. The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education has three different sets of return address labels that would look very nice on your envelopes: Scarlet Splendor, Our Time with the Children, and The Bridge at Long Grove. If you are interested in making a monetary donation for any of these return labels, please contact the Foundation for Children's Education by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 540-932-1728.