Art + History = Railroads!

Peoples’ Choice voting for  Railroad Art Show

Prizes are as follows:

  • First place:  Larry Lawrence Framing – $100 Gift Certificate:

  • Second place: Two tickets to the Moss Art Center for Love in Exile on October 7th

  • Third place: $30 gift certificate to BT’s Restaurant in Radford. (Your place for Food, Fun, Friends. Proudly serving local customers and college students, alike, for the past 40 years!)

Vote for your favorite, one vote only per person. . .

Opening on July 13th at the Montgomery Museum of Art and History is an historical exhibit titled:  “Let’s Go to the Depot! How the Railroad Changed Montgomery County and Cambria.”  The railroad, completed through Montgomery County in 1854, created a social center where sweethearts ran off to get married and fresh-faced draftees set off to serve their country. It was also a point of commerce, where goods and harvests from the county were shipped and products from around the world entered into Montgomery County, VA.

In conjunction with this history exhibit, members of the museum and other local artists have participated in a railroad-themed art show. Photographs, watercolors, oils, acrylics, pen and ink drawings, and even wood scroll-work are represented. 41 pieces by 20 artists of trains and related items will be on display from July 18th – September 8th. You may view the pictures online and vote for your favorite at (online voting starting on July 18), but even better, come in and see for yourself.

The closing reception is on September 7th 5-7pm. People’s Choice voting will allow only   one vote per person, voting will close at 6pm at the reception with awards presented at 6:30pm.

  • Aileen Fletcher, Digital Photography
  • Matt Gentry, Watercolor
  • Blake Gore, Miniature Drawing
  • Sue Hossack, Ink/Acrylic
  • Carol Josefiak, Oil
  • John Josefiak, Watercolor
  • Carl Lefko, Photography
  • Susan Lockwood ,Photography
  • Rita Mayer, Wood/Acrylic
  • Glenn McDaniel, Digital Art
  • Wayne McKinney, Photography
  • Pippi Miller, Photography
  • Sally Mook, Watercolor/Acrylic
  • Betty Moore, Acrylic
  • Judy Niehaus, Acrylic
  • David Pearce, Painting/Photography/Drawing
  • David Petersen, Photography
  • Mary Ratliff, Watercolor
  • John Singleton, Photography
  • Charles Whitescarver, Photography