P. Buckley Moss Barn Show

July 16-18 , 2010
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call (800) 343-8643 for more information.

Pat will be at her home, The Barn, to meet her collectors and personalize prints 11 am to 5 pm each day. You are invited to bring two previously purchased Moss prints or paintings to the Museum for personalization. In addition, all prints or paintings that are purchased at the Museum shop during these two days can be personalized.


Virginia Beach Treasures
Virginia Beach Treasures, Castle in the Sand, and Our Day at the Beach will be released at the Barn Show, July 16-18, 2010

Castle in the Sand
Our Day at the Beach

Virginia Beach Treasures celebrates summer at Virginia Beach, Virginia. The image includes the historic Cavalier Hotel, both Cape Henry Lighthouses and the statue of King Neptune combining attractions both old and new. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, constructed in 1792, stands near the spot where Capt. Newport landed. When the octagonal structure began to crack in the 1870's, its historical significance was not overlooked. It was left to stand as a historic landmark rather than being torn down. Constructed in 1881, the New Cape Henry Lighthouse is a mere 357 feet from the old one.

The Cavalier Hotel, in business for over 80 years and having hosted Presidents and celebrities, is an important historic structure. With the advance of train lines and steamships, many visitors came to Virginia Beach helping to fill the palatial hotel and making Virginia Beach a spa and resort destination. The hotel had rooms that provided saltwater baths and cold water, unheard of in 1927. Today there are two Cavalier Hotels, each offering a variety of amenities, but the original is now referred to as The Cavalier on the Hill. In 2002 the hotel underwent a complete renovation offering a library, full sized gymnasium, indoor pool and billiards.

From the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, a 34 foot cast bronze statue of King Neptune rises. Standing proud with a trident in one hand and the other resting on a loggerhead turtle, is 26 feet to the crown, 34 feet to the Trident. Originally commissioned to honor the annual Neptune Festival, the statue was sculpted by Richmond artist and sculptor Paul DiPasquale.

Castle in the Sand is an imaginative concept with two children building a sand castle that happens to be The Cavalier Hotel. The famous pier at Virginia Beach appears along the horizon. A small girl sits on the sand next to a bucket as one of Pat's iconic black cats peers out.

Our Day at the Beach also pays homage to Virginia Beach. Pat uses clean definitive lines to create the famous pier behind the children. The piece inspires a sense of nostalgia for a more serene and innocent time, when parents watched their children build sand castles and chase birds along the beach.

Established Moss collectors can credit Museum purchases to their local Moss gallery with a letter of introduction from the gallery.

Guided tours of the Museum are available during the Open House. Admission is free.

Museum hours during the Barn Show are:
Friday-Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.



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