It was delightful to be among so many happy, friendly people this past
weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Gallery Art Center was celebrating its 28th
anniversary (and 27th year as a Moss dealer!), and I was so happy to
be there and be part of it. I was particularly pleased to see my old
friends Lester and Mary Borlo and their daughter Suzi Campbell who,
together with Peter Vatsures, own and run the gallery. It was fun reminiscing
with them about the good times we've shared at past shows and conventions.
Mike Arndt(left) and his wife Myra (third from left) are the proud
owners of the original watercolor Our Lady of Mount Carmel Park.
Also with Pat are Suzi Campbell and Lester Borlo of Gallery Art
Lester, Mary, Suzi, and the Gallery Art Center family
showed their tremendous generosity by donating a portion of the proceeds
of the sales of their special show print Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Park, as well as a portion of the proceeds of Friday's overall
sales, to Mount Carmel Hospice and Mount Carmel Hospital's Unit 3-West
Behavioral Health Services through the Mount Carmel Foundation. The
Gallery also sponsored a fundraising dinner for them Friday evening.
Staff members of Mount Carmel Hospital's Unit 3-West Behavioral
Health Services gave Pat this T-shirt and hat. Here Pat proudly models
her new apparel, saying that they are most appropriate for her.
This Thursday through Sunday, I'll be undertaking an exciting
show schedule when I appear at Martin's Gallery in Hanover, Pennsylvania,
Thursday evening; People's Place Gallery in Intercourse, Pennsylvania,
Friday and Saturday; and Thames Fine Arts & Framing in Frederick,
Maryland, Sunday. My daughter Patty and I will drive to these shows
together, and I'm looking forward not only to seeing my Pennsylvania
and Maryland friends but also to having a mother-daughter road trip!
Martin's Gallery will be featuring Woodland Mill during their
show. Mills are one of my favorite subjects to paint. They represent
a link to our history and to a time when life was simpler and less hurried.
I find something very solid and comforting about them.
Woodland Mill is the show piece for Martin's Gallery, Hanover, PA,
where Pat will appear on November 10th. For information, call the gallery
at (717) 632-3355.
People's Place will be debuting Autumn at the Cloister,
which depicts two of the buildings at the Ephrata Cloister, a National
Historic Landmark dating to 1732, in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County.
Autumn at the Cloister, to be released at People's Place Gallery,
Intercourse, PA, where Pat will be appearing on November 11th and 12th.
For information, call (717) 768-7171.
Thames Fine Arts and Framing will be debuting The
Lighthouse Keeper at Thomas Point. The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
is located in the Chesapeake Bay just south of Annapolis, Maryland.
It has the distinction of being one of only nine lighthouses in the
country designated as a National Historic Landmark.
The Lighthouse Keeper at Thomas Point, to be released at a show
with Pat at Thames Gallery, Frederick, MD, on November 13th. For information,
call (301) 663-0707.
Let's all take a moment to remember our armed forces,
both past and present, this Friday on Veterans' Day and be grateful
to them for keeping us free.
Pat's print of the World
War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC.
Well, I'm off to repack my bags and load up the car.
'Til next week, take care.