He has also used watercolors and acrylics in his works that have included old barns and religious items, all with his same technical style. Having put the original railroad art on his computer, he mostly prints them off now, many for notecards he sends to people he knows, or whose special event catches his eye.
GOHS Executive Director Bob Brzozowski said in the past, the organization’s board of directors decided who would receive the awards. This year, it was opened to the membership. When Mongillo was nominated, the board approved it unanimously, Brzozowski said.
“His artwork celebrates Oneonta’s railroad history,” Brzozowski said.