My heart goes out to all those who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Here in Mathews, Virginia, I had a brief power outage and the usual high tide, wind, and rain. However, my house didn’t receive any damage, and I am counting my blessings.
It was fun to be with our friends of 31 years, Les and Pat Martin, on Saturday. Our show at Martin’s Gallery in Hanover, Pennsylvania, was a busy one, and everyone was warm and friendly. Our friends John and Nancy Dixey greeted collectors at the front door again, and members of the Lake Marburg Moss Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society were there raising funds for The Martin’s Gallery Scholarship Fund. It was such fun to have breakfast with members of the chapter before the show started and get to spend a little time with them.
Patty and I enjoyed having breakfast with members of the Lake Marburg Moss Chapter at the Dutch Country Restaurant before the show. Standing, L. to R.: Sharon Goldstein, me, Chapter President Sally Gobrecht, Lynne Laughman, & my daughter Patty. Seated, L. to R.: Cathy Gorsuch, Sally Bingaman, & Sandra Hershey.
L. to R.: Me, Pat Martin, our friend Cathy Gorsuch, and Cathy’s precious granddaughter Elizabeth.
Pictured with me are Claude & Debra Dauberman. Claude stitched the cross stitch pattern Christmas Carol and had the Martin’s frame it to give us as a donation for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education’s next fundraiser. Thanks so much Claude & Debra!
Everyone was in a holiday mood because of the subject the Martin’s had chosen for their show print. They were all excited about Santa’s Cabin, and I heard stories about generations of family members going to see Santa at the cabin, “My dad went there; my grandfather…; etc.” For all of you who came to the show, Santa was there, too, but not in his red suit.
My daughter Patty Moss, holding the Martin’s granddaughter Payton. Payton knew just where to go in the gallery to get into trouble—she was adorable! Patty wanted to take her home!
The gang—everyone who was still at the show as Patty and I were leaving. On the far left are gallery owners Pat and Les Martin, with Pat holding their beautiful granddaughter Payton. Payton’s father Adam Martin is on the far right, wearing a suit and pink tie. Payton’s Uncle T.J. is standing in front of Adam.
This weekend, I’ll be at two galleries here in Virginia: Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg Friday and Saturday and Apple Barn Gallery in Buchanan on Sunday. My friend Shirley Medlin and I will release a new giclée on paper featuring Dodona Manor, also known as the Gen. George C. Marshall House, during our show Friday and Saturday. Gen. Marshall and his wife purchased the gracious early-19th-century house in 1941 and lived there during Marshall’s great achievements as military Chief of Staff during World War II, Presidential Emissary to China in 1945, Secretary of State (1947-1949), and Secretary of Defense (1950-1951). The Marshall Plan for restoring war-torn Europe won Marshall the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. Rachel Nichols, another dear friend and owner of Apple Barn Gallery, and I will release my newest giclée on paper featuring the Peaks of Otter, which is located near Bedford, Virginia. I’ve never been to The Peaks before, so I’m very excited to be having breakfast there with the Society’s Moss in the Country Chapter Sunday morning before the show.
The George Marshall House-Dodona Manor will be released as a giclée on paper during my show with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, VA, November 2-3. For more information, please contact the gallery at 703-771-8696.
The Peaks Visitors will be released during Apple Barn Gallery’s Show withOUT Moss November 2-3 and their Show with Moss on November 4. For more information, please call the gallery at 540-992-3551.
Please pray for all the people who have been hit severely by the storm, and remember to vote next Tuesday. Please also pray for the most conscientious person to win for our country.