December 18, 2007 – February 10, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery 
Dancing Ground of the Sun: Paintings of New Mexico by Lynne Friedman

This exhibit features vibrant Southwestern landscapes by New York artist Lynne Friedman. Utilizing vivid color and rich texture, Friedman saturates her canvases with the light and warmth of the desert sun. Her masterful interplay of intense colors creates emotionally charged paintings reminiscent of the Fauves in their vivacity and expressiveness.

December 18, 2007 –  February 10, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery 
As Mother Earth Spins, She Speaks: Pueblo Pottery of Alvina Yepa 

Alvina Yepa comes from a family of artisans of the Jemez (“Hay-mess”) Pueblo in Northern New Mexico. The native people of Jemez speak Towa, a language spoken no where else on Earth. Likewise, artistic traditions are  passed-down from parents to their children, as Alvina learned pottery making from her mother. Her exquisite works demonstrate an integration of traditional nature motifs with her own contemporary innovations. 

December 18, 2007 – February 10, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery
Letter Paintings: Illustrated Envelopes and Letters by Al Napoletano

For more than 10 years artist Al Napoletano and collector Bill Zigrang have traded letters and small gifts.  Many of the envelopes and letters sent by Napoletano have included small drawings or paintings, done in a style similar to the famous letters of artist Charlie Russell.  This exhibition showcases more than 20 examples drawn from Zigrang’s private collection.   

October 16, 2007 – January 6, 2007 – Theatre Lobby Gallery
William Matthews: Watercolors of the West

This exhibition features images of working cowboys and Western landscapes by one of the top watercolor artists in America. Building on the strength of the Booth Museum’s paintings by Matthews, this exhibit showcases a broader range of subjects and further confirms the artist’s skill in depicting the modern West in watercolor. Matthews will serve as the Featured Artist for the 5th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Symposium, October 25 through 28.  The artist will provide the keynote lecture for the event on Thursday evening, October 25th, and present a workshop for artists on Friday, October 26.

November 20 – December 16, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
4th Annual Kids Cowboy Up Art Exhibition

Artwork by members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ after school program.

June 2 – November 25, 2007 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Beautiful Utility: Decorated Objects from Cowboy and Indian Culture

Explore a wide range of objects gathered from Southern collections including beadwork, leather, quillwork, pottery, basketry. While viewing these outstanding works of art visitors are encouraged to ponder their intended uses, who the makers were, and why they were so elaborately decorated.

September 25 – November 18, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
First Light: Native American Paintings by Jack Morris Jones

Features exquisite paintings by Georgia artist Jack Morris Jones that capture the reality and beauty of Native American culture. He employs multiple glazes to create a dazzling array of colors and textures on his canvases. Jones’ luminous portraits and breath-taking landscapes evoke a sense of timelessness and celebrate the majesty of nature.

July 24 – October 14, 2007 – Theatre Lobby Gallery
Modern Day Mavericks and Western Icons: Paintings by Carrie Fell

This exhibition features Denver artist Carrie Fell’s distinctive cowboys and other Western icons.  Bold and edgy yet simple and fluid, Fell’s work gives traditional icons of the West a modern twist.

July 31 – September 23, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
A Texas State of Mind: Paintings by Larry Lemons

Features bold paintings by Larry Lemons inspired by icons of his adopted home state of Texas: armadillos, longhorn skulls, and pickup trucks.  Lemons takes common subjects and wraps them in a colorful, often whimsical, package that he calls ‘A Texas State of Mind.’  His work focuses on the good and positive aspects of life and celebrates everything that is Texas.

March 3, 2007 – May 13, 2007 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Gone: Photographs of Abandonment on the High Plains

Steve Fitch spent a decade driving across the American Great Plains, stopping along the way to photograph the interiors of abandoned buildings – churches, schools, dance halls, and homes.  Using a large-format view camera, Fitch captured the interiors of structures in Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.

March 3, 2007 – May 13, 2007 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Making a Hand: Ranch Children of New Mexico

This exhibition presents sixty-six action portraits of young cowboys and cowgirls by Santa Fe photographer Gene Peach.  Many people assume, as did Peach, that “the cowboy was a relic of the past.”  This exhibition dispels that belief and other myths and stereotypes associated with ranching and rodeo culture and sheds light on this enduring and authentic way of life through the lives of children.

April 10, 2007 – June 3, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Four Corners: Watercolors by Don Maier

Explore Maier’s series of vibrant, impressionistic watercolors of the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.  Many of the works were painted on location.  These evocative landscapes seek to transport you to the American Southwest.

April 10, 2007 – June 3, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Glass is my Canvas: Fused Glass by Licha Nicholson

Enjoy the warm glass designs inspired by the things Nicholson sees, feels and touches in her everyday life.  A graduate of the Pilchuck Glass School, founded by Dale Chihuly, Nicholson draws on her Latina roots and the natural beauty around her as inspiration to create expressions in glass.

June 5, 2007 – July 29, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Recent works by Jim Frederick

This exhibition features Western works by Dallas, Texas artist Jim Frederick.

June 5, 2007 – July 29, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Recent sculptures by John McLeod

This exhibition features sculptures by Chattanooga artist John McLeod

May 1 – July 22, 2007 – Theatre Lobby Gallery
Illustrations by Jack Davis

This exhibition features Western, Civil War and Presidential sketches and completed illustrations by Jack Davis spanning his 60 year career. Davis’ work has appeared in MAD magazine, EC Comics, Life, Esquire, True West, Frontier Times, Ebony, and Time, including many covers. He also illustrated movie posters, bubble gum cards, display advertising, and music albums.

February 6 – April 29, 2007 – Theatre Lobby Gallery
Demythologizing the West: Large Scale Photographs by Jay Dusard

Arizona photographer Jay Dusard’s images of contemporary western cowboys, horses, and landscapes are meticulously printed. The exhibition featured 18 images, some are as large as 4′ x 8′, many of them never seen before. Dusard draws his inspiration from the work of Ansel Adams and Frederick Sommer.

February 13 – April 8, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Spirit, Stride, Rhythm: Equine and Wildlife Sculptures by Gerry Wempner

Inspired by Will James and John Steuart Curry, Georgia sculptor Gerry Wempner creates playful works of horses, deer, antelope, and other wildlife.  These bronzes evoke thoughts of Americana and the wide-open spaces of the West Wempner observes on his frequent trips to Montana.

February 13 – April 8, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery
Surface, Space, Stone: Lithographs by Keith Rasmussen

Georgia artist Keith Rasmussen created lithographs using a multicolor printing process that required each color to be applied separately.  He interpreted the canyons, deserts and rock formations of the West, capturing its physical essence and atmospheric effects.