The show at Frame & Design in Lexington, Virginia, this past Friday
was delightful. Gallery owner Nancy Boggs got the whole town involved
in her show, and I was especially thrilled to meet Major General John
W. Knapp, the Mayor of Lexington, who came by and gave me a proclamation
declaring the day to be P. Buckley Moss Day.
Pat and the gallery team at Frame and Design, Lexington, VA. Gallery
owner Nancy Boggs is in the back row, second from left.
My favorite subject, horses, was all around me in beautiful
framing. Lexington is the home of the Virginia
Horse Center, so it is horse lover country. Nancy and her friends
invited me to go with them to the Horse Center after the show to watch
a Percheron draft team competition, but my daughter Patty and I had
to drive over the mountain after the show to Sweet Briar for the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education’s Annual
Creative Mind Conference.
Pat (2nd from right) with the group from Bridgewater College at
the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education Creative Mind
Conference, Sweet Briar, Virginia.
What a drive! We went via Route 60, and all the way it
was curves and mountains and rain and blowing leaves. We could only
go 30 mph the whole drive. The sun came out the next day, and Virginia
was colorful and lovely.
The Conference was spectacular. The speakers were exciting to be around
and listen to. Their love of children and their caring for children’s
welfare and education was obvious. All of us there were inspired by
their creative teaching methods. We all participated in workshops, and
I even got to make a book.
Dell Philpott, (Program Director, P. Buckley Moss Foundation), Barbara
Henriksen Andrews, and Pat. Barbara was the Keynote Speaker at the Foundation's
Creative Mind Conference, and her topic was Art, Reflection, and
Creativity in the Classroom. She is an art teacher from New Palestine
High School, Palestine, IN.
I also got to sit in on the Foundation’s Board
meeting, and that was also inspiring. They are all volunteers who are
so involved and caring and thinking of ways to help children’s
Pat, Jenny Cross, and Dell. Jenny is a Foundation Board member who
works with special needs children. Jenny and her friends decorated the
cardboard box in Jenny's hand, and Pat drew the little girl in the center
of the top. The box will be auctioned off at the Foundation's fundraising
dinner on November 11 in Roanoke, Virginia.
I would have loved to have taken a picture of the whole
Board, but the power was out both Saturday and Sunday from the storm
Friday so everything was done by candlelight. Our dinners were candlelit,
and the entertainment afterward was, too. One of our entertainers was
a delightful thirteen-year-old girl from Staunton who played the harp
for us so beautifully. Sarah Wilhelmy was so sincere about her goals,
and what a pleasure it was for all of us to get to meet her and hear
The Foundation’s next big event will be a fundraising dinner and
auction at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia, on November 11. For
more information, please contact the Foundation at 540-932-1728 or e-mail
This weekend I’ll be showing at the Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville,
Ohio. My good friends and gallery owners Laura DeRamus and Kathy Heims
have a busy and fun weekend planned for us. We’ll be releasing
three new prints during the show. A portion of the proceeds from the
sale of Speak Up for a Child will benefit the Court Appointed
Special Advocates (CASA) program. CASA’s mission is to support
and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected
children so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
Speak Up for a Child will be released at Canada Goose Gallery, Waynesville,
OH, November 3-5. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the print will
be donated to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
Friday night we’ll be attending a dinner and auction
to benefit CASA, and I’m so pleased about the special quilt that
will be among the auction items. I drew one of my baby birds on a piece
of fabric for the centerpiece, and volunteers added a border in an Ohio
Star pattern. I think it turned out very nice.
Pat created the centerpiece for the spectacular quilt that will
be auctioned at a dinner sponsored by Canada Goose Gallery to benefit
CASA on Friday night.
The other two prints that will be released this weekend
are Winter Geese at the Clifton Mill and Winter Skaters
at the Clifton Mill. These two prints represent the second season
in a series of seasonal Clifton Mill prints. The first was last year’s
at the Clifton Mill.
Winter Geese at the Clifton Mill and Winter Skaters at the
Clifton Mill will be released at Canada Goose Gallery when Pat appears
there on November 3-5. For more information, call the gallery at (513)
Mill was built in 1802 and is one of the largest water powered grist
mills still in existence. One of six mills located within a mile of
one another on the Little Miami River, the Clifton Mill is the only
one still standing. The mill is still operational and has been lovingly
preserved by the current owners, the Satariano family.
’Til next week…happy Hallow’s Eve!