We had a wonderful weekend in spite of the rain for our gallery show and Barn Open House in Waynesboro, Virginia. The students from Stuarts Draft Elementary School came for the tree lighting ceremony at The Barn Saturday morning and saw their ornaments on the tree. It was such fun to see the expressions on their faces.
The students of Stuarts Draft Elementary School (grades K-5) came for our tree lighting ceremony at The Barn Saturday morning. They made the ornaments for our big tree. Pictured with us are their art teacher Mrs. Yee (standing beside me on the left) and my daughter Ginny Moss (in the back on the right), co-manager of our Waynesboro gallery.
These two delightful brothers came up and had their ornaments signed by me.
Joseph Blandino won the gallery’s Small Business Saturday door prize basket.
Our famous dollhouse is also decorated for the holidays and welcomes visitors to the Waynesboro gallery from the front display window.
Sunday morning we had our annual potluck Christmas breakfast with members of the Moss on the James, Pat’s Blue Goose, and Moss in the Forest Chapters of the P. Buckley Moss Society. It’s good food with good friends and something we all look forward to.
Our wonderful breakfast buffet Sunday morning.
Members of the Moss on the James Chapter. Not pictured, but also with us Sunday morning, were members of the Pat’s Blue Goose and Moss in the Forest Chapters.
Also on Sunday, I pulled the winning raffle ticket for the Cherub’s Perch quilt, which benefitted the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. This beautiful quilt was made by Cheryl Foster of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The lucky winner was Linda Bergguist of Iowa City, Iowa.
L. to R.: Marion Roark, Treasurer of the Foundation’s Board of Directors; Brenda Simmons, Foundation Office Manager; and me. The lucky winner of the raffle for the Cherub’s Perch quilt was Linda Bergguist of Iowa City, Iowa.
Monday evening we had a Christmas party at The Barn with former and current staff members of the P. Buckley Moss Museum and the new Waynesboro gallery. What wonderful friends and what a wonderful time we all had! Everyone felt at home as soon as they walked in The Barn, surrounded by pieces of the “permanent collection” that they saw every day at the Museum and that now hang in the The Barn. Although there was sadness over no longer working together at the Museum, there was joy and celebration over our new beginning and what a privilege it was meeting all the wonderful people who visited the Museum in the past—and every day we meet more.
Christmas party at The Barn with former and current staff members of the Museum and the new Waynesboro gallery.
Earlier last week I was on air with Blue Ridge Public Television for the unveiling of our newest fundraising print Nature’s Beauty, which features The Cascades in Giles County, Virginia. This print is available from Blue Ridge Public TV for a pledge.
With Blue Ridge Public Television on December 2 for the unveiling our newest fundraising print Nature’s Beauty, featuring The Cascades in Giles County, VA.
Last week I also attended a reception at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center in Blacksburg, Virginia.
With Ron Rordam, Mayor of the Town of Blacksburg, VA, at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center reception on December 3.
This weekend my daughter Mary and I will be in Kingsport, Tennessee, showing with Up Against the Wall Gallery and unveiling my newest Kingsport area print. The Carousel features the subject of The Kingsport Carousel Project, which has been a volunteer effort to provide a menagerie-style carousel for the enjoyment of the citizens of Kingsport. The animals are all hand-carved by volunteers.
The Carousel will be released during my show with Up Against the Wall Gallery in Kingsport, TN, on Saturday, December 13. For more information, please contact the gallery at 423-246-7210.