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Artistic Encounters: Meet The Artist

Artistic Encounters -Meet the Artist essentially takes the artist from behind the camera and welcomes them into the Blue Ridge PBS studio.  This provides our arts loving audience the opportunity to meet the featured artist while they introduce their works one on one. Specially curated pieces from their collection will be on display during the reception and for several weeks afterwards with many available to take home by making a donation to Blue Ridge PBS. Additionally, each artist will donate one piece to Blue Ridge PBS which will then be auctioned the night of the artist’s reception. Proceeds benefit the artist and Blue Ridge PBS so it may continue its mission of enriching people’s lives by providing educational, informational, and cultural programming that fills a unique role as a positive and lifelong resource for the communities we serve.


The artist P. Buckley Moss was asked how long it takes for her to paint a picture.  "My whole life," she said.  For Pat, it is this lifelong passion and belief that is expressed in her work, giving us a collection of art that is filled with a lifetime of experiences:  from her Irish-Italian heritage to her urban art school education, the laughter of her children, and the simplicity of birds flying south for the winter.  

As a young mother Pat moved her family south and increasingly found inspiration in the imagery of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, becoming captivated by the life and culture of the Amish and Mennonite people of the area.  She embraced the local landscapes, lifestyles, and traditions and felt that the life and culture she was part of held an important message for modern society:  live simply and enjoy every moment!

Join us as we celebrate her life, legacy and 91st Birthday!


Thursday, May 30 from 4 – 7 pm


Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 13 from 1 – 4 pm

The reception/exhibit are completely free of charge and are held at Blue Ridge PBS: 1215 McNeil Drive, Roanoke, VA 24015. 

In order for the series to continue we need funding and artists! Please reach out to

Artistic Encounters - Visionaries 

Recognizing and supporting Blue Ridge PBS’ artist series, Meet the Artist 

  • Brenda Barksdale
  • Anne and Curt Steele
  • Ann Martyn 
  • Mary Page Gwaltney

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