December 8, 2005 – April 9, 2006 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Artist with the Corps of Discovery: The Art of Charlie Fritz

Featured 50 paintings of the Lewis and Clark expedition by Montana artist, Charles J. Fritz. Organized by the Montana Museum of Art and Culture, the works in this exhibit retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark highlighting key moments and events in the history of the Expedition from 1803 – 1806. Aside from a few sketches of plants and artifacts, drawn by William Clark on the pages of his journal, there are no contemporary visual representations of any phase of the expedition. Featured limited copies of a hard cover book with commentaries on the works written by historian Stephen Ambrose.

December 13, 2005 – February 5, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery 
Reclaimed Wood: Balance, Harmony and Mystery in the Art of Betty Tipton

Features wildlife and native American wood carvings by Atlanta artist Betty Tipton. Through her work she strives to push woodcarving into the realm of fine art. The balance and harmony of nature are reflected in Tipton’s work demonstrate her love of nature.

December 13, 2005 – February 5, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
Whimsical West: Heroes and Villains in the Drawings of Darryl Willison

Features drawings by Darryl Willison, known as ‘America’s Drawing Cowboy.’ Willison uses variety of whimsical approaches to bring alive the 19th century Wild West in his drawings. He gives viewers part of a story and encourages them to use their imagination.

September 29, 2005 – November 20, 2005 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Doubleday’s Cowgirls

Featured vintage photographs of women rodeo performers from the collection of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  Over four decades, Ralph Russell Doubleday, a freelance photographer, pictorially recorded and documented the history of both big and little rodeos, their events, activities, specialty acts, and personalities.  During the “Golden Age of Sport” (1919-1929), cowgirls and the sport of rodeo flourished and evolved.  Female athletes from the United States in general enjoyed increased opportunities to compete during the twenties.

November 14 – December 11, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery
2nd Annual Kids Cowboy Up

Artwork by members of the Cartersville Boys and Girls Club and Hands of Christ After School Program.

September 19 – November 13, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery
Illuminating the Mind: Soulful Work of K. L. McKenna

Features vibrant landscape paintings of the West highlighting McKenna’s unique use of color, light and focuses on color and composition, drawing inspiration from the landscapes she knows and loves so well. Katherine paints in the Impressionistic style.

July 25 – September 18, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery
Kowboy Krunch and Western Kitsch: Seeing the West Through the Art of Jonathan Fenske

Features playful contemporary paintings of Western wooden and plastic toy subjects. Fenske’s favorite subjects include anything brightly colored, “pop culture objects not to dismiss as not art.” Organized in cooperation with Matre Gallery of Atlanta.

June 16 – September 11, 2005 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line

Features seldom-seen Western American art from private and public art collections in Georgia and other Southern states. Includes work by artists such as Maynard Dixon, Charles Berninghaus, Carl Oscar Borg, Ernest Blumenschein, Thomas Moran, Robert Henri, Joseph Henry Sharp, Kim Wiggins, Peter Hurd, William R. Leigh, Thomas Hard Benton, Paul Strand, and Edward Western. Organized by the Booth Western Art Museum.

May 31 – July 24, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery
Rodeo, Ranching & Roosters: The Art of Linda Ballantine Brown

Features artwork reflective of Ballantine Brown’s experiences with ranch life in Florida for over 25 years. She shows a life most people are unaware exists in a state most known for its beaches. Further, Ballantine Brown documents Florida’s cowboy culture.

May 31 – July 24, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery
Journey Through the Mind, Heart, Body, and Soul of Julia Speer

Features ceramic sculptures by Atlanta artist Julia Speer, whose work is natural and organic, full of life, “created to provoke thought and invoke something magical.” Introspective and ethereal, Speer’s art is the product of searching and a connection to Native American spirituality. The deserts, architecture, and arid landscapes of the Southwest are primary influences for Speer’s work.

March 1 – May 30, 2005 – Special Exhibition Gallery
American Spirit Remembered

Features historical artwork spanning the career of Mort Kunstler, including Western, Civil War, space, American history, and movie poster subjects. Produced in conjunction with Hammer Galleries in New York.

April 5 – May 30, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery
Ebb & Flow: The Art of Matthew Craven and Shane McDonald

Showcases highlights from the careers of two Atlanta area artists whose work is often inspired by nature. The work shows landscapes to figurative pieces to abstracts. McDonald works in oil, pastel, and acrylic while Craven sculpts in earthenware stoneware and creates encaustics, a centuries-old process that uses heated beeswax with pigments mixed in applied brushes.

February 1 – March 25, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery
Echoes: A Visual Reflection Photographs by Richard Buswell

Features carefully composed black and white photographs of decaying objects, places, and things. Buswell, a proud fourth generation Montanan, his camera focuses on artifacts of the Montana frontier. Buswell’s images are more interpretive than they are documentary.