January 16, 2014 through April 27, 2014 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Have I Heard this Before - Howell-Sickles (small)©Donna Howell-Sickles, Have I Heard This Before, 2012, mixed media, 30 x 22”

Making A Target of Herself - Howell-Sickles (small)

©Donna Howell-Sickles, Making a Target of Herself, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48”

Dance in the Doorways (small)©Donna Howell-Sickles, Dance in the Doorways, 1990, bronze, 13.5 x 13.5 x 11”

Booth Western Art Museum is excited to welcome artist Donna Howell-Sickles. The exhibit, Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles, can be viewed in the Museum’s Temporary Exhibition Gallery from January 16, 2014 through April 27, 2014.

Among the most recognized women artists in the West, Donna Howell-Sickles is a Texas native who is known for her joyful, whimsical imagery of cowgirl heroines and their animal counterparts. The iconic figures, seen in more than 30 of the artist’s mixed media works, inhabit a realm between history and mythology, conveying timeless tales from frontiers of long ago, in a contemporary context. Much of Howell-Sickles works are on paper and canvas utilizing a mix of charcoal, pastel, and acrylic. She uses the color red in many of her works to symbolize the life and energy of the artist while animals are often found alongside the cowgirls in her pieces representing inner strength and obstacles to overcome.

On January 16, 2014 Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to an Exhibition Opening Reception and Evening Lecture with Donna Howell-Sickles. The exhibition, Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles, will be open to the public and on view. Refreshments will be served in the Booth Ballroom from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in the Booth Theatre, Donna Howell-Sickles will describe her career as one of the most recognized women artists in the West.

For more information on Donna Howell-Sickles, visit www.donnahowellsickles.com.

Sponsored in part by:
David and Nancy Blevins