November 14, 2006 – February 4, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Dignity, Beauty, Essence: Dee Venzer’s West

This exhibition features Native American and cowboy paintings as well as still life of Western wear by Dee Venzer.  Many of the works are from the Museum’s permanent collection, including some of her collage and multimedia pieces.  Others will be on loan from local collectors and the artist.

December 2, 2006 – February 11, 2007 – Special Exhibition Gallery
By Native Hands: Native American Baskets From the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

Features a collection of Native American basketry from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, MS, collected at the turn of the century by Laurel resident Catherine Marshall Gardiner.  The collection contains baskets produced between 1850 and 1910, by artisans representing more than forty North American tribes from across the continent.

Today’s native basket-makers work within a tradition that is centuries old. Although Native basketry traditions suffered in the dislocations and epidemics of the 18th and 19th centuries, many tribes are reviving the old techniques and encouraging the development of weaving skills in the community. Most basketry traditions are closely tied to the land; baskets are made locally of available fibers and dyed with local plants.

December 19, 2006 – February 11, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Eyescapes: Changing Perspectives of the West by Kathryn DeLee

December 19, 2006 – February 11, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Native Art of Horse Painting from the Trail of Painted Ponies Association

Includes 10 “Masterworks” ponies with a Native American theme.

November 21 – December 17, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
3rd Annual Kids Cowboy Up

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

September 26, 2006 – November 19, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
A Passion For Pencil: Portraits by Denny Karchner

Discover Karchner’s photo-realistic drawings of notable Western American figures as well as some of his recent paintings.  The exhibition includes one of Karchner’s works from the Museum’s permanent collection.  Seth to contact Denny about drawing in the lobby on Friday of the Symposium and/or coming to do December art-for-lunch.

September 26, 2006 – November 16, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
The Essence of Cowboying: Works in Bronze by Curtis Fort

Immerse yourself in riding, roping and ranching through the works of cowboy, storyteller and sculptor Curtis Fort, who combines his passions for the American West and sculpting.

August 26, 2006 – November 12, 2006 – Theatre Lobby Gallery
Shadows and Selves: Paintings and Photographs by Billy Schenck

In conjunction with the exhibition of Billy Schenck’s extraordinary collection of New Mexico paintings, the Booth Museum is exhibiting more than a dozen paintings and photographs created by Billy Schenck.  Themes include landscapes, desert images, figures, and descansos (roadside memorial markers).  James Burns, Curator.

August 1, 2006 – September 24, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
Scott Dobbs: The Talisman Series

Explore Dobbs’ series of vibrant, expressionistic watercolors interpreting the Lewis and Clark expedition.  This exhibition continues our celebration of the bicentennial of the Expedition.  September 21 meet-the-artists reception.

August 1, 2006 – September 24, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
Recapturing the Old West: Sculptures by Bruce Everly

Explore everyday cowboy life in Everly’s works.  An accomplished wildlife and figurative sculpture, Everly specializes in Western and Civil War figures; this exhibition highlights his Western works.  September 21 meet-the-artists reception.

June 2 – July 30, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
2nd Biennial Booth Western Art Museum Volunteer, Member and Staff Art Exposition

May 13, 2006 – August 13, 2006 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Trees In A Circle: Navajo Weavings of Teec Nos Pos

Featured are a collection of weavings spanning nearly a century. Organized by the Farmington Museum, the exhibition presents a rare glimpse into the aesthetic, technical and design evolution of a particular weaving tradition. These spectacular textiles, along with insights from Navajo weavers and the subsequent story of one trading post family’s heritage, highlight the exhibit.

May 13, 2006 – August 13, 2006 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Gateway to Navajoland: The Art of Silversmithing

Featured fie local collections of stunning Navajo silverwork, squash blossom necklaces, bolo ties, bracelets, rings, belt buckles, and a concho belt dating from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

April 4 – June 4, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
Expressions: Portraits by Stanley Pawelczy

Featured were drawing and paintings of Americans, silver screen cowboys, and Civil War figures by South Carolina artist Stan Pawelczyk.

April 4 – July 30, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
Wild Ride: Artistic Lessons of Nature by Eric Strauss

This exhibition, organized by the Museum, featured 18 stainless steel sculptures by Georgia artist, Eric Strauss, the largest number of his works ever assembled in one exhibition. It was shown at BWAM first from April – July, 2006 and then began to tour the state, going to art centers, museums, and botanical gardens.

March 7 – October 2006 – Theatre Lobby Gallery
Collecting the West: Highlights from the Hasty Collection

On loan from the collection of Canton, Georgia, residents Linda and William Hasty, Jr. These 14 works in a variety of media represent the collecting tastes of two Georgia natives who fell in love with Western art. Included in the exhibition are original works by Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, Joseph H. Sharp, and Olaf C. Seltzer, plus engravings by Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and Oscar Berninghaus.

February 7 – April 2, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
Peace Pipes and Smoke Signals: The Art of Connie Lynn Reilly

A colorist at heart, Reilly loves realistic subjects including Native Americans and Civil War figures.

February 7 – April 2, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery
Spirit Catchers: Expressions in Bronze by Mark and Eli Hopkins

Features bronze sculptures by Mark Hopkins and his son, Eli. Described as “bronze in motion,” Mark’s work is flowing. Eli’s work is unique, and stands on its own, dissimilar from, although influenced by, his father’s work.