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I am very happy to announce the recipients of this year's P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship. The Scholarship is administered by the P. Buckley Moss Society and the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education and is awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts.

Zachary Hastert, a graduating senior at Buffalo Gap High School in Staunton, Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley Governor's School Arts and Humanities Program, is the recipient of a $1,300 award from the P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship. Zach also won 1st Place in the Governor's School's art exhibit "26 Points of View" that was held at the P. Buckley Moss Museum a few weeks ago. I juried the show, and I loved the three-dimensional quality and texture of Zach's work.

Zachary Hastert and me with his prize-winning artwork. Zach will attend the Delaware College of Art and Design this fall.

Each morning Zach takes courses in art history and appreciation, humanities, and studio production. Then he returns to Buffalo Gap High School for afternoon classes. Zach states, "Although I am labeled with a learning disability, it does not make me a slow learner. I am very well-versed in current events, have traveled, and love history. I have to get books on audio and study longer hours. I am a visual learner and have a vivid imagination. In a unique way, my learning disability has made me a stronger artist. I work harder on my art to overcome all deficiencies in other areas."

Zach will be attending the Delaware College of Art and Design, where he wants to experience all mediums, investigating the mix of art and sound design.

Fallon Crossman, who will be in her senior year at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, will receive a $500 renewal scholarship. Fallon has received awards from the P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship for the past three years, making this her fourth such award.

Fallon Crossman is entering her senior year at Mount Ida College in Newton, Ma., and is majoring in Interior Design.

Each semester, the Interior Design Project at Mount Ida includes a Design Studio. This semester Fallon says, "Design Studio VI consists of Institutional Design, History of Furniture, Lighting Design, and Introduction to Design Theory & Criticism." She will also take liberal art courses in Major American Writers and History of Civilization II. Fallon will also have an Interior Design Internship. Fallon states, "By being placed in the professional work environment, I will gain first-hand experience in my preferred area of Interior Design."

As in past years, Fallon continues to participate in The Learning Center, a program which supports students with learning disabilities. Her academic coach has helped her figure out the best ways to learn and be successful, such as taking on-line quizzes in paper form.

Fallon will be graduating from Mount Ida in 2011 with a degree in Interior Design and will have reached her goal of becoming an Interior Designer. Always aiming high, Fallon is already setting her future goals. She wants to take the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) exam. The NCIDQ certificate demonstrates that an individual is highly qualified through education, experience, and examination to competently practice interior design.

We support Zach and Fallon in their endeavors and wish them the best of luck.

The P. Buckley Moss Society has two other scholarships. The Judith Cary Leadership Memorial Scholarship is for students who are pursuing either a bachelor's or a master's degree in special education. The Anne and Matt Harbison Scholarship is for a graduating high school senior with a certified language-related learning difference who is pursuing post-secondary education. Applications are still under consideration for these two scholarships, and I'll announce the winners in a future newsletter.

Our Collectors' Convention is shaping up to be great fun, and I'm very much looking forward to being in Williamsburg and seeing so many of my friends from Virginia and neighboring states. Some of my friends from as far away as Georgia and New York will be there, too. It will be held June 11-12 at the Williamsburg Hospitality House, 415 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia.

The exhibit will run from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, and there will be a cocktail and hors d' oeurves reception. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, there will be a group tour of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, followed by a Colonial-style lunch at the King's Arms Tavern. Tickets for the tour and lunch are separate from the regular Convention attendance tickets. Please call P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd., (804-725-7378 or 1-800-430-1320) for more information.

On Saturday, June 12, the exhibit runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by a Jimmy Buffett-themed Dinner Dance and Auction. The proceeds of the Dinner Dance and Auction will benefit the Foundation for Children's Education. Tickets for the Dinner Dance and Auction are separate from the regular Convention attendance tickets. Please call P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd., for more information.

Throughout the course of the exhibit on Saturday, there will be ongoing activities to entertain collectors of all ages, including a slide show about my life and art presented by Moss Museum curator Bonnie Stump, a costume parade, a hand bell performance by Diane Grant, and announcement of the framing competition and cross stitch competition winners. I will be available both days to meet collectors and sign my work. A selection of my originals, prints, and collectibles will be available for purchase, including several new pieces that I created to commemorate this special event.

Colonial Garden is a special giclée on paper that I created for this Convention. It features the detached kitchen at the John Blair House at Colonial Williamsburg. Collectors do not have to attend the Convention to purchase Colonial Garden. Giclées may be ordered from your gallery prior to the event for $200; after June 12 the price will be $300. Giclées per collector are not limited; however, the edition size of this giclée is 250. Colonial Garden will also be available for purchase during the Convention.

Each attendee may purchase two copies of the giclée on paper Garden Visitors ($60 each) for me to personalize at the Convention. After the convention, this giclée will be available for $80.

All attendees will receive the complimentary black and white print Bruton Parish Church.

The Sir Christopher Wren Building features what is perhaps the most famous building on the campus of The College of William and Mary. This limited edition giclée on paper will also be released during the Convention.

I've been working on some fun paintings while I've been in Italy, and I'll bring them back with me when I return to Virginia. You may see them at the Convention.

These two Madonna paintings are on wood panels.

I'm thinking of doing this cat and mice piece as a large woodcut, but there may also be a painted version on canvas.

Won't you come and join us for a weekend of fun and camaraderie!


L. to R.: My daughter Becky; me; my son-in-law Roberto Ghezzi; and Rick Johnson, the Director of the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, at a wine tasting dinner at the Pane e Vino Restaurant in Cortona, Italy. Even though there are quite a few glasses on the table, we actually didn't drink that much. The wines we were tasting were Syrah from an Italian producer, as well as one from France, and a Shiraz from Australia. We got an education, as well as a good dinner and good wine.

Update on Literacy Council of Kingsport, Tennessee's, Online Fundraising

I would like to thank everyone who supported the Literacy Council of Kingsport, Tennessee, in its online fundraising efforts via the Show Us Your Goodness program, sponsored by riceworks® - Snack Alliance, Inc. The Literacy Council was selected as one of two secondary finalists and will receive $5,000.

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