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Celebrating America & Waynesville, Ohio’s 223 Birthday…

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Our Strength and Beauty limited edition giclee print by P Buckley Moss features an American Eagle in flight with full wing span. Multicolored background of soft aqua, peach pink and white.

Artwork gives the finishing touch to any home decor project. Limited edition print by American Artist P Buckley Moss at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio

P Buckley Moss American Flag Collection

July's Baby, Baby Months of the year series (A child print representing each month) captures the love of artist, P. Buckley Moss, for children and family. Colors of red, white and blue for the flag, white and gray plus tans and rust in the basket.                  Michael's Flag, rare, limited edition print by American artist P Buckley Moss shows the artist's patriotism through the painting of our American flag. Red, white and blue with shades of light and darker aqua and the artist's love of using black.

 

Home of the Brave features American and Confederate flags waving in the wind with bold black iconic tree and canon in a background of a misty morning light.             Home of the Brave limited edition print by P Buckley Moss, framed and hanging in an entryway by the door on caliente walls.

 

Fourth of July P Buckley Moss Goose features the Moss iconic goose on a background of the American flag in red, white and blue.

 

4th of July Food

Salty Banana Pudding

Recipe: Salty Peanut and Banana Pudding

INGREDIENTS
1/3 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/4 tsp. fine salt
2/3 c. + 3 tbsp. sugar
1 3/4 c. whole milk
4 lg. egg yolks
1 3/4 c. heavy cream divided
1/3 c. Creamy Peanut Butter
3 tsp. pure vanilla extract, divided
50 vanilla wafers
4 med. ripe bananas, sliced
3/4 c. chopped roasted and salted peanuts, divided

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together flour, salt, and 2/3 cup sugar in medium saucepan. Whisk in milk, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup cream. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and a pudding like consistency, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  2. Arrange 25 wafers (slightly overlapping) in the bottom of an 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Top with half of banana slices, 1/4 cup peanuts. Cover and chill 4 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Whisk remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/4 cups cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla on medium high with an electric mixer just until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread over top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup peanuts.

 

 

Raffle Basket Giveaway Fourth of July Weekend

Canada Goose Gallery basket donation for the 223 Waynesville Birthday event.

Canada Goose Gallery basket donation for the

 

223 Waynesville Birthday event Basket Raffle Giveaway.Canada Goose Gallery Raffle Basket

Handcrafted rope basket with embroidery design.
Rose Colored photo Frame.
Bottle of Wine.
2 P Buckley Moss Geese Wine Glasses.
1 Pair of Solmate Socks.
1 Spray Bottle of Maven Hand Sanitizer. (Mint scented).
1 Red, White & Blue Necklace.
$25 Gift Card to Canada Goose Gallery
Win one of 10 different baskets donated by Waynesville Merchants! Earn one free raffle ticket for every $20 spent! Drawing July 5th at 5:00pm.
BONUS: A cash purchase at the gallery between July 1-July 5 will also enter you in a drawing for one of (5) $25 gift certificates to the gallery.
CALL: 513-897-4348

Fourth of July Cake

Fourth of July Cake recipe

Too pretty to eat!

Waynesville History Cards

I love that Waynesville has been around for 223 years! So much history and resilience.

Ohio HIstory day is celebrated in Waynesville Ohio with a boxed set of history cards

Vintage photos of Waynesville in the early 1900’s and before. The town as it was and the way the town looked then in a 60 card set. Cards sold ($20) to support Waynesville Merchants Association.  Great gifts!

 

Sunday Church – Spring at Callaway Chapel

Let Art Comfort & Inspire with P Buckley Moss Church Architectural Art.

Let Art Comfort & Inspire with P Buckley Moss Church Architectural Art.

 

Spring at Callaway Chapel limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features a small church in a wooded area in colors of soft turquoise, blues and cream with white and black trees.

Address: Spring at Callaway features the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Nestled in a serene forest surrounding Falls Creek Lake, the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel was carefully planned by Cason Callaway himself as a tribute to his mother. Inspired by 16th-century Gothic chapels, it is highlighted by a variety of materials native to its region, including fieldstone quartz. Beautifully crafted stained glass windows depict pines, soft woods and hardwoods, as well as the Southern forest in a progression of seasons. The majestic sounds of the chapel’s custom-built Möller pipe organ ring out during seasonal concerts.
Today, the chapel is used for small weddings as well as a Non-Denominational Service each Sunday morning throughout the Summer and during the Christmas season.
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Psalm 32:7-8

Figurines Collection

Nurse Figurine titled Loving Care is a P Buckley Moss figurine featuring a nurse holding a baby and giving comfort. Colors of lavender, blue, cream, golden for hair and black base and tiny cat.

 

 

Nurse Figurine titled Loving Care is a P Buckley Moss figurine featuring a nurse holding a baby and giving comfort. Colors of lavender, blue, cream, golden for hair and black base and tiny cat.   Nurse Figurine titled Loving Care is a P Buckley Moss figurine featuring a nurse holding a baby and giving comfort. Colors of lavender, blue, cream, golden for hair and black base and tiny cat. Nurse Figurine titled Loving Care is a P Buckley Moss figurine featuring a nurse holding a baby and giving comfort. Colors of lavender, blue, cream, golden for hair and black base and tiny cat.

Nurse Figurine titled Loving Care is a P Buckley Moss figurine featuring a nurse holding a baby and giving comfort. Colors of lavender, blue, cream, golden for hair and black base and tiny cat. Nurse Figurine titled Loving Care is a P Buckley Moss figurine featuring a nurse holding a baby and giving comfort. Colors of lavender, blue, cream, golden for hair and black base and tiny cat.

 

Church Signs

 

Church Signs

The Lessons of Art and Faith

Christianity In Art

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Art brings to life something that cannot be expressed with mere words. The visual experience of the forms and colors expressed by an artist can evoke emotions felt deeply in ones soul. For Christians around the world, and throughout time, art is a moment of reflection on our faith. The deep and profound expression of our inner voice is spoken as we look upon an artist’s vision of their deepest beliefs.

 

Art is so much more than paint on canvas or figures chipped from stone. Men and women around the world have stared at statues and paintings for centuries in rapture. It is not uncommon for us to be moved to tears by the inclusive colors and textures. Art somehow finds a way to enter into the purest part of our faith. And surprisingly, this was part of the original Christian thinkers intention.
In the time of Christ and the early Church, art gave a voice to a world where few people could read and write. Its colors and subjects were a voice to the masses of people in communities who struggled to understand their purpose. Art gave them a roadmap to their faith!
Christian art is also very much about the artist. For P. Buckley Moss, her faith is at the core of who she is as a person, a mother, an artist. As Easter approaches this week, during this shelter-in-place reality that we are all a part of, art can bring to us the community we all crave right now. To look upon the crucifiction and celebrate the sacrifice made for us is something somber and refreshing.

My All is a limited edition print by P Buckley Moss featuring Christ on the cross. Colors are turquoise with a splash of gold and white blank spaces.

This week let us all celebrate our faith. Take a moment to reflect upon our beliefs and embrace the beauty that only art can share with us in such a deeply personal part of our lives.
And share your reflections with others, with me. Just as Pat painted her vision with deep, heavy strokes of color, so should we share the beauty and blessings that come from a life of deep faith.
Be safe everyone. Reach out to as many people as you can to check on them and give them a moment of community. We are all in this together–what better lesson can Easter week give us?
The Value of Community
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

Sharing Work and Fellowship limited edition print is a barn raising theme with colors of cream, soft turquoise and earth colors.

 

In a time when our community is “virtual” we are collectively appreciating all the things that our neighbors contribute to our lives. Pat Moss spent many years of her artistic life exploring the communities in and around the Shenandoah Valley. She loved the communities that Quakers built and often spent time sketching and painting their simpler way of life. What does community mean to you? Are you missing the moments shared? We should all take this solitude and explore the meaning of community. I have a feeling it will be far more valuable!

History as a Lesson in Hope

Headlines from The Columbus Dispatch in 1918
from October 11 on the left to November 8 on the right.
CREDIT THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH / COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY
Ohio’s major cities reacted to these closure orders at varying paces. Cincinnati had already closed most public gathering places on October 5, Dayton closed with the October 8th order, Columbus and Cleveland started to fall in line and got everything closed by the 14th, Toledo received the state order a few days late, but started closures once they got word.
No one was happy about the closures. Cincinnati theatres convinced the city to stay open through Sunday, October 6th so that their current shows could finish their run. Columbus’s Health Officer, Dr. Louis Kahn closed theatres just before the Governor’s suggestions were issued. However, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce asked that a previously planned concert at Memorial Hall be allowed to go on, because only a higher class of person would attend (and assumedly, they would not spread disease). In Cleveland, police arrested various people breaking public gathering laws, including a group of Jewish men holding religious services, a candy shop owner and their patrons, and a gambling game (the gamblers insisted that they were not gambling, but the police insisted that was not why they were being arrested).

Spirit of Freedom

Spirit of Freedom is a giclee limited edition print by P Buckley Moss printed on paper. Colorful pastel background of turquoise lemon yellows and corals. Stately horse ih shades of tans and browns.

 

Spirit of Freedom is a large Giclee print that has garnered extreme interest and popularity with collectors especially those with the wall space to hang this exceptional image. Taken from an original watercolor that once hung in the permanent collection of the P Buckley Moss Museum, the Giclee reproduction process is nearly a perfect recreation of the original. The giclee is a digital process that is produced by a large printer that “spits or sprays” the ink onto the archival paper or canvas recreating both color and texture of the original unlike any other printing process.

Moss’ horses are almost always created with flowing lines which is a characteristic of her style and this work is no exception. The flowing main and flaring nostrils indicate the pronounced power of the horse as well as the symbolism of freedom and sensuality. Early in her career during a show, a person asked her why she didn’t paint nudes and she pointed to one of her horses and said, “Look at that beautiful horse,” to which the gentleman replied, “Touche!”

The soft pastel colors in the background, the indication of landscape in the very minimalist way speak to Pat’s artistic training as a professional artist and lends to a visual style like no other. Those who are not aware of this artist often recognize either her horses or her geese even if they don’t know who she is!

Spirit of Freedom  |  Issued in 2001 |  Giclee on the finest quality paper
Image Size: 44 x 21-1/4 Inches. Paper Size 46 x 23-1/4 Inches | Edition: 250 and 25 Artist’s Proof

 

Spirit of Freedom is a giclee limited edition print by P Buckley Moss printed on paper. Colorful pastel background of turquoise lemon yellows and corals. Stately horse ih shades of tans and browns.                 Spirit of Freedom is a giclee limited edition print by P Buckley Moss printed on paper. Colorful pastel background of turquoise lemon yellows and corals. Stately horse ih shades of tans and browns.

 

More Time In 2020

Leap Day graphic featuring the frog images of P Buckley Moss.

1440 Extra Minutes?

With so much “time” on our hands one would think we could accomplish the impossible, right?
How do we spend our time? So many hours in our day spent worrying or busy with “busy” work. You know how that goes, we get up with the best intentions and then before we know it the day is over, the sundown, and it times to go to bed. Let’s think about time this week and make it special.
With a whole extra day, I challenge you to think about the things you enjoy in life. For me, it’s reading. A good book, a comfortable chair, and off I go to the far places of adventure and travel, or perhaps it is history that has caught my attention this week or poems. I rarely take the time and this week I shall reconsider how I spend every minute, of every day.
When I look at this image I am reminded of my grandchildren. Oh, they are too old for me to snuggle up and read a favorite story, but I am comforted in knowing that occasionally they too will curl up and read something! Well, as I am reminded every now and then, they do read, you know, things on their phones, articles, stories, blogs, even an occasional magazine.

What is it for you?  What will you do with your extra Leap Year minutes this week? Think about it and make it the gift it is intended to be….the gift of time!Let Art Inspire for Leap Year with the P Buckley Moss frog collection.

 

Playful red frog hanging from a branch limited edition print by P Buckley Moss.

Frog Magic

Frogs are magical, time-traveling creatures. As they leap around us they travel through time reminding us to move toward what we desire in life. The symbolism of the frog appears in many traditions around the globe. It is generally associated with a transition which is why we see frogs in Leap years.

The frog is symbolic of:

  • Cleansing
  • Renewal, rebirth
  • Fertility, abundance
  • Transformation, metamorphosis
  • Life mysteries and ancient wisdom

Celebrate a 223rd Birthday with Limited Edition History Cards

History Matters

The History of Waynesville. One of the most fun projects I worked on last year was the collection of old photographs for the birthday of Waynesville. I went to the library and worked with the historian and to the Museum at the Friends Home and worked with several docents. Looked at pages and pages of images of this small town that blossomed through time, living moments of history.
Waynesville History Cards featuring the many historic buildings in Waynesville Ohio
We made the first series of cards and they were so well received by our visitors to town during our 222 Birthday Bash in 2019. Then we found so many new images!
Selling these cards is a labor of love! The total price is donated to the Waynesville Merchants Association so that we can continue to provide events that are fun for everyone. Come and check them out!

A Fun Visitor

Village of Waynesville, Ohio. Main street with retail shops and restaurants along the street.

On any day in Waynesville, there are visitors that come in the gallery with smiles for the art and curiosity about the treasures inside such a colorful place. One day last week I had a most unusual and delightful visitor who brightened my day and now I hope will brighten yours.

While working at the back of the gallery a young man and his mother walked in and started looking intently at the artwork.  I greeted them and struck up a conversation about the pieces they were looking at together. I was curious about their day in Waynesville and asked how the visit was so far, thinking the boy would come back with a negative response since a day walking around was not anything like video games with friends. To my surprise, his face lit up when I asked about their visit and he said, “This is a great place! I love coming here!” 

Pleasantly surprised, I asked what he liked most about Waynesville. He responded that he loved art, but that he was also excited to visit all the antique stores. Hmmm, I thought.  Here is a ten-year-old boy who loves art and antiques?! 

So, young man,” I said in surprise.  “What do you love about antique stores?”

 

Gallery wall at Canada Goose Gallery displaying the art of P Buckley Moss. Turquoise Treasure is a large turquoise cat on canvasHe thought for a moment and began to tell me how much he loved seeing things from so many years ago.  He loved looking at all the tools, toys, and treasures of an antique store and imagining how they were used and who may have used them.

Well,” I said with a big smile. “It is a rare person indeed who truly appreciates the value of a good antique!” 

 

Before I could continue, he and his mom started telling me how much they liked so many of the P Buckley Moss prints and originals in the gallery.  They were astounded at the different styles and subjects but as I suspected, the print they were the most excited about was Turquoise Treasure which features a standing cat, with such a playful attitude that happened to be painted turquoise.  But then it wouldn’t be a cat if it didn’t have an attitude, right? 

 

Turquoise Treasure is a limited edition print by P Buckley Moss released in several different sizes on paper and canvas

 

 

I too am a huge fan of our Turquoise Cat.  It is one print almost everyone comments on when they peruse our gallery.  And I just love that old art lovers and younger new ones just love how this wonderfully simple and colorful piece can make you smile, even on the gloomiest of winters days!

 

Window display at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville Ohio with art and gifts by P Buckley Moss

They walked around and asked questions about certain pieces that caught their eye.  Before we knew it, they were mindful of the time and wanted to get outside to continue their planned day in town.  Before they left, I asked if he was “On the Hunt” for any antiques in particular and he looks up at me with a big smile and said, “Of course! I collect Pez dispensers.” The gleam in his eye brought a smile to my face and we talked about his Pez collection, although he was quick to point out that it was not technically a real collection since he only had about 100 of these candy dispensers. 

OK, only 100?!  I leaned in closer and told him that anytime you have 100 of any one category of items…it would definitely have to be considered a collection!  He smiled and looked up at his mom with pride. But now he had me quite curious.

 

I asked him more about the tiny candy dispensers and he told me that he would expect to pay around $15 to $25 for one of the old Pez dispensers if he was lucky enough to spot one in any of our antique malls. “The really early ones are worth thousands of dollars,” he told me. Who knew? 

Without blinking an eye he said, “My 1979, Tweety Bird!”  

Tweety Bird Pez Dispenser

 

So,” I continued. “What is your absolute favorite Pez dispenser from your collection at home?”

Without blinking an eye he said, “My 1979, Tweety Bird!”  

Of course, it was!  

 

He made sure to also tell me how much he enjoyed the artwork of P. Buckley Moss.  He and his mom promised to come back when they had a bit more time to learn more about her and all the beautiful artwork.  They both agreed that coming into the gallery was a delightful surprise and a reason they would return again. I made him promise to return with his 1979 Tweety so I could see what I missed from back in the day and made a mental note to keep an eye out for “Pez” dispensers when I get around to cleaning my basement. 

Gallery wall at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville Ohio featuring the artwork of P Buckley Moss.

As they headed out the door, I stopped and looked around the gallery.  Through the eyes of a ten-year-old, I was seeing the fun and magic that art brings into our everyday life.  I glanced at the turquoise cat and gave her a wink. There is something for everyone!  

He made my day and I was so very happy they would come to Waynesville to walk around and just enjoy new experiences as a family.  That is what life is all about–exploring, learning, and setting out on a “hunt!”

Art can be so fun!

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The Rise Of An Iconic Artist

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Iconic Artist: P. Buckley Moss

An artist in the 1960s was faced with cultural shifts and upheaval, not unlike the changing landscape of todays rapidly moving world.  But one thing was sure for Patricia Buckley Moss, motherhood and artist were not always a welcome combination back then!

 

As a graduate of the prestigious art school, Cooper Union College in New York City, Pat Moss was filled with talent and skills that would certainly bring her the recognition she deserved.  But for women, all women in the 1960s, motherhood was a much higher calling and few dared to cross out of that expected role and venture into others that were mainly held by men. Yes, even art!

 

When Patricia Moss and her growing family moved to rural Virginia for her husband’s job, motherhood became a role much easier when surrounded by mountains and trees rather than urban concrete parks.  The artist in her relished in the colorful scenery and inspirational role models that surrounded her family in the Quaker community that they had found themselves.  So many wonderful lessons to be learned! So many wonderful scenes and gifts of nature to paint!  And luckily, for Pat, so many delightful and important “Art Fairs” too!

 

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With children in tow, artist P. Buckley Moss shared her work with visitors from neighboring Washington D.C. and the surrounding communities in Virginia through the bustling street fair scene in small towns along the Virginia Coastline in 60s and 70s.

 

“Of course I am a mother!” Pat would proudly say as she carried her canvas pieces from the family station wagon to the main street art fair scene.  It was a routine that is embedded into the hearts and memory of her five children.  Following their mother, like little ducks in a row, they waited just long enough to be shushed away so they could explore and play together while watching beloved pieces of art being carried away by new fans. It would be the beginning of movement by women of the time.  Following Pat from show to show and embracing her vision of the world; loving her unique talent and imagery, and propelling this mother of five into an iconic rise to fame.

 

Art is something that makes us stop in our tracks, even if just for a brief moment. It fills our senses with color and perspective.  It isn’t just the scene or the subject we embrace.  Art is much more.  Our eyes focus on one detail then will move to another.  Our mind searches for meaning, through a memory or even a reminder of something we experienced before.  Art is a moment when the noise around us ceases and we are inside our own experience.  It is a feeling of being truly present.

 

For Pat Moss, art was her pathway to embracing her own talents; and motherhood was a role she owned and loved (still does!) but in the beginning, when Pat became “P,” her greatest fans were the laughter of her five children and the people who saw talent first.  It is almost hard to believe today the struggles that women had back then, but those struggles gave Pat an eye for a world much kinder and more welcoming.

And that world in rural Virginia holds many lessons we might consider embracing once again, but I’ll save the lessons of the Quakers for another post.  For now, I celebrate with you the artist, the woman, and the mother: P. Buckley Moss. A combination of talents that will make anyone stop in their tracks to enjoy!

 

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Welcoming Summer

The Shades of Blue…

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The Color: Lakeshore Blue

Where to Use It: No matter where you live, nothing is as inviting as a cool body of water on a summer day.

Get the same feeling in your living areas by immersing the room in this cool shade.

For a dramatic effect, use the color on upholstered pieces, drapery panels, and accessories.

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I think that no matter where you place a shade of blue,

it just has a way of bringing out the freshness of the space.

And I love how the blue softens the black too! 

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Playful walls are most inviting!

Blue skies and blue seas–they make us long for summer

and the laughter that most often is included with it!

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A gallery in a child’s room is an amazing way to teach and share

that is not  burdened with digital dings and pings.

Children today need to glance over at art and see that

not everything need have a thumbs up in appreciation.

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Enjoy the Shades of Blue in Our Lakeshore Blue Collection of Limited Edition Prints

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How To Start Collecting Art

When considering what to hang on your walls, which can be anything from Fiber art, Native American masks, photography, or paintings – the ultimate in wall art – take your time making a decision, and go with your heart.

Establish a relationship with a gallery that understands how to preserve the value and beauty of your art or follow an artist who shares your aesthetic values and understands your unique perspective of the world and allows you emotional connections to the artwork. A gallery owner is an individual who should be someone you feel comfortable with and that you trust understands your need and vision for your home and art collection. They should ask about the rooms and space that you wish to add such works of art so that you can achieve your goal of making a space for you and your family that feels just the way you wish.  Read Full Blog Post

Kentucky Derby Red Brings Out the Best in P Buckley Moss Art

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It’s time to start planning your Run For The Roses gathering! I just love that expression and I love the Kentucky Derby.  All the hats and fancy dresses, tiny finger sandwiches, and of course, the excitement of the race!  I haven’t been, but it makes me happy to think of all the fun and excitement of being around horses.  If I had to pick a favorite that Pat Moss paints I would have to say that her horses are some of the most lovely and inspiring images to grace a wall.

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Events

Meet P Buckley Moss at Canada Goose Gallery

P Buckley Moss, American artist visits Canada Goose Gallery each October to meet with collectors and sign her art.

American artist, P Buckley Moss, will visit the Canada Goose Gallery for a signing event October 23, 2020 & October 24, 2020 from 10:00AM-5:00PM both days. Meet the artist and have your print purchases signed.

We will update details of the show as they become available.