Next Stop: Bedford!

Exhibit dates: October 10 through November 11, 2017

Opening Reception: October 13, 5-8 PM

Awards Reception (held as an ending reception): November 10, 5-8 PM

Awards: 1st: $300, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100

Awards of Merit: 3 @ $50 each

Presentations & Comments at 6 PM

Judge: Brett LaGue

This exhibit seeks to showcase not only trains and all they encompass for the train enthusiast, but also the many reasons to get off the train and visit Bedford, VA! The beautiful mountain and farmland scenery, Peaks of Otter, Smith Mountain Lake, and Historic Centertown with its many shops, restaurants, art, antiques, old buildings and interesting people are just a few ideas to inspire some great art for this fun exhibit!

(Mini slide-show below. Roll your mouse over the image to see the title and artist's name.)

A rich history of Bedford's train station can be found at Liberty Station's website.

Our first entry is "Visit Bedford" by Tracy Foutz-Hunt

Did You Know?

  • There are 2 airports and 1 Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the Bedford city center.

  • The average travel time to work in Bedford is 24% lower than the national average.

  • The number of people who carpool to work in Bedford is 12% higher than the national average.

  • The number of people who work from home in Bedford is 3% higher than the national average.

About Brett LaGue

Fincastle VA artist Brett LaGue studied graphic design and illustration at the Ringling College of Art and Design. For over 25 years he has exhibited his work across Virginia in dozens of solo and group presentations had his art accepted into many national juried exhibitions in Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, and Baton Rouge. In 2010 LaGue was selected to receive the prestigious professional fellowship grant from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and was juried into the 2010 Biennial exhibition at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA.

Brett often does plein air painting, capturing images of landscapes, gardens, and highways, translating initial impressions from everyday environments into simple scenes, his goal being to emotionally engage the viewer.

LaGue’s work is held in corporate collections of Carilion Health Care System (Roanoke, VA), Stonewall Jackson Hospital (Lexington, VA), as well as private collections across the United States, and in England. He is an active member of the artist coops The Market Gallery (Roanoke), and Nelson Gallery (Lexington), VA.