Exhibitions

Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond, Opens Sept. 9

Current Exhibitions

Jay Dusard: A Retrospective View Camera to Digital Derringer Through August 19, 2018 – Special Exhibition Gallery Jay Dusard is best known for his images of working cowboys and landscapes of the American West. His work is published, exhibited, and collected worldwide. While working in architecture and cartography, Dusard began as a self-taught photographer, studying with Ansel Adams and Frederick Sommer – establishing himself as one of the great black-and-white printmakers – then earning a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize nomination and several book awards. This exhibition features more than 60 photographs spanning over five decades of his work. Image: © Jay Dusard, Julie Hagen, Little Jennie (Wagstaff) Ranch, Wyoming, 1981, gelatin silver print, 28.25 x 22.25”, The Jay Dusard Collection at Booth Western Art Museum

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
Through August 19, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition features the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational programs. For additional information on the Booth Artists’ Guild, click here.

Image: © Bart Lindstrom, Morning Chill, 2018, oil on canvas, 30 x 30″, First Place 2018 BAG Exhibition

The Wildlife Art of Guy Coheleach
Through October 7, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Wildlife fans, artists, environmentalists and children will all be awed by the big cats, elephants, wolves and other animals in the paintings of Guy Coheleach. Recognized as one of the best wild animal painters in the world, Coheleach’s work has toured to nearly two dozen major museums in cities from New York to Los Angeles. He has won the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence an unprecedented eight times.

Image: © Guy Coheleach, Colorado Morning, oil on linen, 2017, 24 x 36”, Collection of the artist

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart
Though  November 18, 2018 – Picturing America Gallery

A veteran of the country music industry, Marty Stuart is much more than a master musician; he is a producer, writer, historian, collector, curator, and photographer. In fact, the Mississippi native has been taking photographs nearly as long as he has played guitar. This exhibition features Stuart’s documentary photography of American culture through country music singers and songwriters, local characters encountered on tour, and the Lakota Tribe of North Dakota. American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart was organized by the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee.

Image: Marty Stuart. Willie Nelson, 1994. Archival pigment print, 20 x 16 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Marty Stuart

Upcoming Exhibitions

 Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond
September 9, 2018 – January 13, 2019 – Special Exhibition Gallery

As the largest Remington exhibition in the South, Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond illustrates the attraction, romance and conflict of the American West through the eyes of the most well-known name in Western art. Experience Frederic Remington’s art in a way no other public exhibit has ever shown in the southeastern U.S., at the largest permanent home for Western art in the country –LEARN MORE

Image: Frederic Remington, The Broncho Buster, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY

East/West Visions: Scott Christensen & Quang Ho
October 25, 2018 – January 20, 2019 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This exhibition brings together two of the country’s top landscape painters, highlighting both the similarities and differences in their styles. Both artists will serve as Featured Artists for the 2018 Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium, delivering the keynote address and  workshops during the week.

Image: © Quang Ho, Grand Canyon – Slot Canyon, 2013, oil on panel, 48 x 48”

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 21 – November 11, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition features the work of artists who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs. For additional information on the Booth Photography Guild, click here.

Image: © April Carlson, Looking at You, Kid, 2016, color print, 15 x 22”, First Place Award Winner in the 2017 Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition

15th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019 – Borderlands Gallery

Artwork in a variety of media by members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program.

Image: © Ruby Gomez, age 16, Benito, 2017, watercolor on paper, 18 x 12’’

Past Exhibitions

2018

Z.Z. Wei: Shadow Stories
February 22 – June 10, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Born and educated in China, Z.Z. Wei’s views of America allow us to see the hopefulness of a newcomer. His paintings transport us to a place where time stands still. His compositions portray quiet, yet powerful images reminiscent of a whimsical, rural America. Richly complex, they are filled with humor and loneliness, peacefulness and pain. They balance half in shadow, half in light, tempting us to experience a unique and timeless look at life.

Image: © Z.Z. Wei, At One in the Landscape, 2016, oil on canvas, 72 x 72”

Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition
April 10 – May 13, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the school year, primary and elementary school art teachers expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each teacher has selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs. The primary and elementary schools represented in the exhibit include: Adairsville Elementary, Allatoona Elementary, Cartersville Elementary, Cartersville Primary, Clear Creek Elementary, Euharlee Elementary, Excel Christian Academy, Hamilton Crossing Elementary, Mission Road Elementary, Pine Log Elementary, and Taylorsville Elementary.

Zoë Urness: Keeping the Traditions Alive
November 16, 2017 – May 27, 2018 – Picturing America Gallery

Zoë Urness uses her art to help preserve the traditions of indigenous people. As a Tlingit Native, her images serve to connect the old ways to the modern day realities of the Native world.

Laura Wilson: That Day
January 20 – April 29, 2018 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Wilson was first introduced to the art world through her work assisting Richard Avedon on his monumental Western project. She has since gone on to have a major photography career of her own. This exhibition showcases more than 60 large scale images representing the highlights of her career, including such Western subjects as rodeo, small town football, and Western movie making with her sons Luke and Owen Wilson.

Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
March 13 – April 8, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the school year, middle and high school art teachers expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs. Participating schools include: Adairsville Middle and High Schools, Cartersville Middle and High Schools, Cass Middle and High Schools, Excel Middle and High School, South Central Middle School, and Woodland Middle School.

GA Wildlife Artists in SEWE:
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
January 9 – March 11, 2018 – Borderlands Gallery

Thirteen Georgia Wildlife artists who exhibit work at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) in Charleston each year will be featured in this exhibit of both paintings and sculpture. Participating artists include: Laura Adams, Bucky Bowles, Broderick Crawford, Peggy Everett, Millie Gosch, Jane Ingols, Jay Kemp, David Lanier, Carl McCleskey, Jan Perkins, Ken Wallin, Peggy Watkins, and Chris Wilson. Learn more about SEWE by clicking here.

The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post
October 26, 2017 – February 4, 2018 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

After working as a commercial artist for a period, Howard Post decided in 1980 to paint the lifestyle he knew best – the Arizona ranch traditions and the Arizona landscape. Post is known for his unique aerial perspectives and modern, impressionistic viewpoint. A distant ranch house, cowboys sitting on fence rails, or cattle clustered in a corral are all subjects brought to life by Post’s keen imagination. His use of high perspectives renders people and animals in his works with exceptionally strong shapes and patterns, along with strong, orderly shadow patterns cast by the figures of cattle, cowboys, trees, or fences. This exhibition was organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.

2017

14th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 14 – December 31, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 22 – November 12, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Ansel Adams: The Masterworks
April 8 – November 5, 2017 – Picturing America Gallery

Booth Museum has acknowledged the growth and importance of photography as a fine art medium with a new permanent photography gallery, Picturing America. In conjunction with the gallery opening, Ansel Adams: The Masterworks showcased 30 photographs from an edition known as The Museum Set – images hand selected, printed, and signed by Adams himself. Exhibited together for the first time ever, these images were loaned from the personal collection of Virginia Adams Mayhew, Ansel’s granddaughter. For more on Ansel Adams at Booth Museum, click here.

Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present
June 29 – October 8, 2017 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

For well over 100 years artists have been drawn to the red rocks of the Four Corners region in the American Southwest. Works by two of the most famous to paint the area, Maynard Dixon and Edgar A. Payne, sat the tone for enjoying the art of current masters G. Russell Case, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Ray Roberts and Matt Read Smith.

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe
April 15 – August 27, 2017 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This impressive exhibit showcased more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot” — by Jacques Lowe, Kennedy’s personal photographer from 1958 through his early years in the White House. “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe” was developed by the Newseum in collaboration with the Jacques Lowe Estate. The Newseum, an interactive museum of news, is located in Washington, D.C.. www.newseum.org.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 16 – August 20, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

Embrace the Struggle: The Art of Chris Navarro
March 9 – June 11, 2017 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This display of over 30 sculpture and large scale photographs of monumental projects around the country showed how Navarro overcame the struggles of evolving from bull rider to professional bronze artist. Tackling a wide range of subjects, the artist developed a style much sought after by committees wishing to commission a monument.

Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition
April 11 – May 14, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit is the product of students from primary and elementary schools in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the primary and elementary schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
March 14 – April 9, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum, we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit was the product of students from the middle and high schools in the Bartow County, Cartersville City, and Excel Christian Academy School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the high schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs.

2017 Olmsted Collectors Preview Exhibition
March 2 – March 30, 2017 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

The 2017 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational was a 7-day event featuring 30 of the world’s greatest collectible artists producing beautiful landscape paintings. As the most prestigious invitational Plein Air Painting competitions in the United States, the 2017 Olmsted Collectors Preview Exhibition showcased 30 paintings created by the Field of Invited Master Artists.

Howard Terpning: 70 Years of Art
December 15, 2016 – March 26, 2017 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Including art from across his entire career, this was the first retrospective of the Western master Howard Terpning. Included were examples of his early illustrations, movie posters for major motion pictures – including The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind – combat art from a tour with the United States Marines in Vietnam as a civilian combat artist, and nearly 40 major paintings from his fine art career.

Yoho National Park: A Canadian Gem – Photographs by Peter Essick
January 10 – March 12, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

Each January Booth Museum highlights the work of a Georgia artist whose artwork relates to the Museum’s mission, by highlighting them in a one-person exhibition. Peter Essick, a National Geographic photographer based in Stone Mountain, Georgia was the 2017 honoree. He was the first photographer to have work showcased in this series. The exhibition centered around a portfolio of 33 images from Canada’s Yoho National Park, seen in the June 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

Robert E. McGinnis: Hall of Fame Illustrator
January 6 – March 1, 2017 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Robert McGinnis is known as one of his generation’s greatest illustrators. Over a seven decade career, he created art for publications like Ladies’ Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Time, and The Saturday Evening Post and cover images for over 1,200 books, ranging in subject from detective stories and thrillers to romance novels and Western tales. He also contributed artwork for more than 40 movie posters, most notably Breakfast at Tiffany’s, many of the James Bond 007 films, the Odd Couple, and Barbarella and garnered success as a Western artist. Among the highlights in his award winning career was his 1993 election to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame and the receipt of the 2017 Booth Western Art Museum Lifetime Achievement Award.

65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey
October 20, 2016 – February 19, 2017 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Merrill Mahaffey completed his first painting in 1950. He says he has been on a quest ever since, “chasing the sunlight across the land trying to capture the exact luminosity that makes ordinary places magical.” Known for his highly detailed paintings of rock formations, canyon walls and mines, Mahaffey contrasts light and shadow to great effect. Through nearly 30 paintings, this exhibition highlighted the best of his work over the last 20 years.

13th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

Frank Harding: Collection of a Cattleman
August 2, 2016 – January 5, 2017 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

In early 2016, Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins received a call from businessman Duncan Alexander, who had acquired a collection of Western art from his late business partner, Frank Harding. Duncan hoped to find a museum that would appreciate the collection and honor Harding. A quick visit to Illinois confirmed the collection had important pieces by leading contemporary artists Harry Jackson, Joe Beeler, Gordon Snidow, Tom Ryan, Robert Lougheed, and James Boren. An agreement was reached for the collection to be placed on loan, with the understanding it will be given to the Booth. The Booth Museum is fortunate to be able to share this collection with the public and grateful for the opportunity to work with Duncan Alexander to honor the spirit of Frank Harding, Cattleman and Collector.

2016

By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
August 20 – November 27, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This innovative traveling exhibition brought together Native American artwork and objects, with the iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis, creating a relationship between the images and artifacts, enriching the meaning of both by giving context, insight and perspective. Focused on Native women and their art, the exhibition allowed us to more deeply understand their roles within Native society, culture and family. Both classic and lesser-known Curtis photographs of women, their artwork and the environment in which they lived, from the internationally acclaimed Christopher G. Cardozo Collection, were incorporated in the exhibition.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition

August 16 – November 13, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond

July 26 – October 2, 2016 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Ray Kinstler is one of America’s greatest portrait painters. Seven U.S. Presidents have sat for him, as have 50 cabinet officers and many of the brightest stars in business and entertainment. Yet he began his art career like many in the Booth collection, doing illustrations for Western pulp magazines and book covers. This exhibition was a retrospective of his Western subjects covering over 60 years.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition

May 10 – August 14, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

New Acquisitions

March 22 – July 31, 2016 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

This exhibit represented works of art that were new to the Booth Museum permanent collection. These pieces had been donated or acquired during the previous two years and were representative of twelve artists. For eight of these artists, this was the first time a piece of their work was exhibited at the Booth.

Don Coen: The Migrant Series

April 16 – July 24, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Created by Colorado-based artist Don Coen, these 15 large-scale realistic portraits told the visual story of migrant farmers in today’s United States. The images highlighted the unique personalities of each subject and their work ethic. Painted between 2001 and 2010, the series came from hundreds of hours Coen spent in fields making studies and taking photos in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Florida. His aim is to give these hard-working men and women an identity along with an expression of gratitude.

Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands

March 10 – July 3, 2016 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Michael Naranjo grew up in a New Mexico pottery family and went to school to study sculpture, but service in Vietnam threatened his dream. A grenade explosion took his eyesight and left his right hand severely wounded. Despite these limitations, Naranjo has created over 100 important works including many monuments. Drawn from the Collection of Tia, this exhibition surveyed more than 30 works from throughout his 45-year career.

Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary and Primary Art Exhibit

April 12 – May 8, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit is the product of students from the elementary and primary schools in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition

March 15 – April 10, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum, we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit was the product of students from the middle and high schools in the Bartow County, Cartersville City, and Excel Christian Academy School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the high schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs.

Ansel Adams: Before & After

November 14, 2015 – April 3, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Visitors could explore the work of famed photographer Ansel Adams and his influence on contemporary photographers. This exhibition was a rare opportunity to see more than 20 original images by Adams as well as photographers with work related to his considerable legacy. Also included were images by photographers who influenced Adams’ early work, along with photographs made by his peers. For more on Ansel Adams at Booth Museum, click here.

Bob Kolbrener’s AutoGraphs – “Tradigital” Signs of the Time

October 27, 2015 – March 20, 2016 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

This exhibit featured more than a dozen photographs of road signs and auto related subjects captured by acclaimed photographer Bob Kolbrener over the past four decades that were digitally updated for new audiences. The resulting contemporary images showed Bob’s commitment to traditional photography and a mind still open to new possibilities.

Technicolor Coyote: Adventures with Michael Goettee

January 5 – March 13, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery

This exhibition featured a cross-section of 2-D and 3-D mixed media works by popular Atlanta area artist Michael Goettee. Reflecting his imagination, adventures, and memories, Goettee’s vibrant, sometimes campy, creations often integrate iconography of the American Southwest. To view a brief gallery walk with Michael, click here. To take a virtual tour of Technicolor Coyote: Adventures with Michael Goettee, click here.

Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege

October 22, 2015 – February 21, 2016 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Featuring three of the youngest stars in the Western art world – Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott and Logan Maxwell Hagege – this exhibition showcased three artists inspired by many of the same influences. Despite having much in common, and often painting side-by-side on location, each has a distinctive style. To take a virtual tour of Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege, click here.

12th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!

November 17, 2015 – January 3, 2016 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2015

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition

August 18 – November 15, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Blazing the Trail: The Cowboy Artists of America
June 26 – October 25, 2015 – Special Exhibition Gallery

A retrospective exhibition featuring one or more works by nearly every artist who was ever a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, drawn from the collections of Booth Western Art Museum and its members.

Framing the Future: Current Members of the CAA
June 26 – August 30, 2015 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This exhibition featured one new work by each of the current Cowboy Artists of America members that were in the group’s 50th Annual Sale & Exhibition in October 2015.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition

May 12 – August 16, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

Cowboy Artists Sketching the West
June 1 – June 27, 2015 – Booth Atrium

An exhibition featuring the catalog sketch by each of the current Cowboy Artists of America members that were in the group’s 50th Annual Sale & Exhibition catalog.

The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

February 14 – June 7, 2015 – Special Exhibition Gallery

What is it like to be the chief White House photographer for the President? Through this exhibition, visitors were able to go behind the lens to experience the world of the White House photographers – eleven in all, since 1961 – who are both visual historians and key links between the American public and the President. This exhibit included rarely seen images from the Kennedy years to the Obama Administration.

Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit
April 14 – May 10, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit was the product of students from elementary schools in the local Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the elementary schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig
January 29 – May 10, 2015 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

One of America’s greatest landscape painters, Clyde Aspevig seeks to capture the unique beauty of the High Plains. He also hopes viewers are motivated to help preserve the undeveloped areas of the West. Approximately 35 of the artist’s most recent works made up this exhibition.

Unexpected Perspectives: Thom Ross on the Civil War

November 25, 2014 – May 3, 2015 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Thom Ross has had a lifelong obsession with American History, particularly the folk heroes and martyrs whose epic stories reach legendary status. This exhibit featured 14 works based on historical events, expressed with bright colors and stylized forms. Ross believes that seeing these historical figures in this contemporary way gives new insight into both who they were and who we are.

High School Art Exhibition

March 17 – April 12, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum, we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit was the product of students from high schools in the Bartow County, Cartersville City, and Excel Christian Academy School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the high schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work from their school art programs.

Altered States: The Art of Susan Easton Burns & Julia Burns 
January 6 – March 15, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery

Primarily known for her expressive paintings of horses, Susan Easton Burns was the 2014 official Kentucky Derby poster artist. This exhibition showcased the full range of her subjects including paintings of wildlife, domestic animals and figures along with works on paper. Viewers also enjoyed seeing vibrant works the artist says she creates intuitively. Susan’s work provided a great setting for the ceramic animals by her daughter Julia included in the exhibition.

Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line IV  

September 27, 2014 – January 25, 2015 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This is the Booth’s signature triennial exhibition series, featuring seldom seen great works of Western art from public and private Southern collections. Included were more than 90 works of art in a range of media and styles covering over 150 years of art history. Artists represented ranged from early legends Alfred Jacob Miller and Albert Bierstadt, to modernists Robert Henri, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Robert Rauschenberg, to Georgia’s own Howard Finster, and master photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Edward S. Curtis, to contemporary standouts Bill Anton and Krystii Melaine.

11th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!

November 18, 2014 – January 4, 2015 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

Prevailing Winds: American Women Artists
October 23, 2014 – January 4, 2015 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This exhibit featured approximately 70 works of art by members of American Women Artist and special guest Krystii Melaine. American Art Collector magazine recently proclaimed the members of this esteemed group as “women of distinction”, representing some of the very best painters and sculptors working today.

2014

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition

August 19 – November 16, 2014 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Modern Masters – Antiquated Process: Claude Levet, Will Dunniway & Robert Szabo
July 15 – November 2, 2014 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Part of Booth Museum’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this exhibition presented the work of the three photographers best known for creating images at Civil War re-enactments and other living history events using the wet collodion process popular between 1851 and the 1880s.

A Complex Frontier: Selected Works by Bernard Williams
May 15 – October 5, 2014 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

This exhibition examined the historic role of African Americans on our nation’s expanding frontier. In this body of work, Williams addressed complex social interactions that occurred between Black, European, Hispanic and Native Americans, particularly in the West. The icons and imagery used by the artist, rooted in the urban context of his native Chicago, reveal the layers of cultural heritage we share as Americans. Booth Museum was proud to partner with Africa Atlanta 2014, a city wide year-long celebration of cultural and economic bonds among African, European, and American cultures, on this exhibit.

Art and the Animal

May 3 – September 7, 2014 – Special Exhibition Gallery

The Society of Animal Artists, an association of animal and wildlife artists founded in 1960, annually host a juried competition for its members. The selected works, typically comprised of about 45 flatworks and 15 sculptures, then travel to museums around the country. The Booth welcomed the 2014 show, featuring creatures from around the world by today’s best animal painters and sculptors.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition

May 13 – August 17, 2014 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit

April 8 – May 11, 2014 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit was the product of students from elementary schools in the local Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the elementary schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles
January 16 – April 27, 2014 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Among the most recognized women artists in the West, this Texas native is known for her joyful, whimsical imagery of cowgirl heroines and their animal counterparts. These 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.

Today’s West! Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

October 24, 2013 – April 13, 2014 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Drawn from the collection of the world famous museum in Cody, Wyoming, Today’s West! immersed visitors in the artistic developments occurring in Western art over the past 50 years. Both paralleling and complementing the Booth’s permanent collection, artists including Fritz Scholder, Bill Schenck, Anne Coe, Jim Bama and Carrie Ballantyne are featured. Today’s West! ran concurrently with an exhibition at the High Museum in Atlanta entitled Go West!, featuring historic art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Windows of the Soul: A Portrait of America by Susan K. Friedland
January 7 – April 6, 2014 – Borderlands Gallery

This exhibition was a visual journey across America featuring over 30 mixed media works, including assemblage boxes, photographs, encaustic paintings, and sculpture. Friedland’s imagery highlights the often overlooked beauty and structure of everyday life with passion and style. Her work has been featured in Cowboys and Indians Magazine and the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

Tenth Annual Kids Cowboy Up!

November 12, 2013 – January 5, 2014 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2013

My West: The Art of Theodore Waddell

July 18 – December 29, 2013 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

For decades Ted Waddell has created unique and impressionistic scenes depicting the land near his homes in Montana and Idaho, creating art work based on abstractions of subject matter at hand, especially grazing animals and their habitats. This exhibition featured nearly 50 paintings, hand-made prints and sculpture based on Waddell’s personal experience on rural ranches and in urban art centers. The edgy, yet serene and animated qualities of his work have drawn rave reviews from a wide range of art fans at Modern and Western art museums nationwide.

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition

September 3 – November 10, 2013 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Covering America: The Saturday Evening Post in the 1950’s and early 1960’s

March 30 – September 29, 2013 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featuring 30 original paintings alongside The Saturday Evening Post covers they graced, the exhibit showcased a magazine that captured the heart and soul of America. The art of Norman Rockwell, John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, John Falter, George Hughes, Amos Sewell, Richard Sargent, Mead Schaeffer and Thorton Utz embodies everyday life in post-World War II America – a time of tremendous growth and change.

Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition

May 14 – September 1, 2013 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of painters and sculptors who are members of the Booth Artists’ Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational artistic programs.

Native Expressions: Dave McGary’s Bronze Realism

March 7 – June 30, 2013 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Sculptor Dave McGary is known for his realistic and colorful depictions of Native peoples based on his many years of interaction with Native Americans eager to have the true stories of their families preserved in bronze. This exhibition featured approximately 30 sculpture of varying scale representing the best of his career.

Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit

April 9 – May 12, 2013 – Borderlands Gallery

At Booth Western Art Museum we take pride in providing a venue for emerging and talented young artists. The artwork in this exhibit was the product of students from elementary schools in the local Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the elementary schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher selected a number of pieces representative of the work of their school art programs.

Amy Watts – Cowgirl Heaven
January 8 – April 7, 2013 – Borderlands Gallery

Working from a studio in Sam Booth’s home town of Statham, Georgia, Amy Watts produces colorful paintings reflecting her view of the West. An accomplished horsewoman, Watts often includes her own horses in her mosaic-like compositions that demand attention.

National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West

October 27, 2012 – March 10, 2013 – Special Exhibition Gallery

While no single institution can assume credit for the diverse and complex associations that attach to the simple phrase the “American West,” throughout its almost 130-year history, National Geographic has published photographs that support and defy romantic notions of the land and its peoples. Wide open spaces, spectacular rock formations, and the cowboy life are examined alongside struggles for limited natural resources, Native American cultural continuity, and new energy sources. The images shown in this exhibition, a small sample from the significant holdings of the National Geographic archive, offered a broad understanding of a region that has long captivated photographers. Organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and Museums West.

Family Traditions: The Art of John, Terri Kelly and Bill Moyers 
October 25, 2012 – February 17, 2013 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Featured art by all three famous artists in the Moyers family and a recreation of Bill’s studio featuring paintings, illustrations, saddles, sculpture and other items recently donated to the Booth Museum.

Ninth Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2012

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition

September 4 – November 11, 2012 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

The Indian Gallery of Henry Inman
June 14 – October 7, 2012 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, with the support of Ann and Tom Cousins, this exhibition featured more than a dozen portraits of Southeastern Indian leaders from the early 1800s, including Cherokee, Creek and Seminole people. Inman created the paintings in the 1830s for reproduction in the landmark McKenney and Hall publication History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Also included were prints from the publication and a number of important artifacts.

Saddle Up: The Western World of Harry Teague
May 15 – September 2, 2012 – Borderlands Gallery

Harry Teague suffered two strokes in the 1990s. As a result, Harry was left with partial paralysis and brain injury. Painting became an important part of Harry’s therapy. He created a colorful “western” world that was displayed in the exhibition.

American Legacy: Our National Parks
On Location with the Plein Air Painters of America
March 8 – August 26, 2012 – Special Exhibition Gallery

To create this exhibition, organized by the Haggin Museum in California, 38 members and guests of the Plein Air Painters of America selected their favorite park and set up their easels at sites across the country. The resulting 100 paintings draw viewers into seasonal and daily experiences of color and light rendered in some of America’s most beautiful places. En plein air is French for “in the open air” and is often used to describe painters who work outdoors, on location.

The Iconic West of R. Tom Gilleon
January 28 – May 27, 2012 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Nearly 40 paintings exposed viewers to the full range of Tom Gilleon’s subjects, including grain elevators, Indians, horses, landscapes, and nine panel grid paintings reminiscent of Andy Warhol.

Cartersville and Bartow County Schools Art Show

April 10 – May 13, 2012 – Borderlands Gallery

Included were up to four works of art from each city and county elementary and primary school.

Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line III  

September 24, 2011 – February 12, 2012 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This was the third offering of the Booth’s signature triennial exhibition series, featuring seldom seen great works of art from public and private Southern collections. Included were more than 50 paintings and sculpture in a range of media and styles covering over 150 years of art history.

Stan Natchez: Indian without Reservation

September 13, 2011 – January 8, 2012 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Stan Natchez creates art that juxtaposes the icons of both ancient and modern American culture, often incorporating familiar items such as pow-wow beads, dollar bills and newspapers. Inspired by Pop artists Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, his work explodes in vivid colors and provocative visual statements.

Eighth Annual Kids Cowboy Up!

November 15, 2011 – January 8, 2012 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from the Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2011

Booth Photography Guild Biennial Exhibition

September 13 – November 13, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition featured the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Booth Artists’ Guild Biennial Exhibition

May 17 – September 11, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition showcased the talents of artists who are members of the Booth Artists Guild, a group that meets monthly for art education and fellowship.

Mort Künstler’s Civil War Art: For Us the Living

April 2 – September 4, 2011 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Presented to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War, this exhibition traced the history of our Nation’s greatest conflict through the art of one of its greatest historical artists. The exhibition featured more than 40 major paintings, plus preliminary sketches that Künstler uses to create his masterworks.

Ed Mell: New West Visionary

March 10 – August 21, 2011 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Featuring 40 paintings and sculpture, this exhibition showcased the talents of an artist that views the West a little differently. He is best known for dramatically geometric views of Western vistas, often combined with powerful weather events. His work also includes landscape, floral, and figurative subjects that incorporate elements of abstraction and cubism.

Cartersville and Bartow County Schools Art Show

April 12 – May 12, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

Included were up to four works of art from each city and county elementary and primary school.

Kevin Nickell: Into the Fog

January 11 – April 10, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

This exhibition showcased the work of Kevin Nickell, a former staff photographer for the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. Into the Fog captured the enchantment of nature blanketed by mystical fog in more than 30 impressive black and white images.

Ansel Adams: A Legacy

September 25, 2010 – March 13, 2011 – Temporary & Special Exhibition Galleries

Showcasing more than 130 photographs by famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams, this exhibition was a tribute to one of the 20th century’s most admired artists. Many of Adams’ most famous images were included and presented in the more intimate scale he intended them to be viewed. These prints were originally created by the artist himself in his California darkroom and given to The Friends of Photography to represent his legacy. For more on Ansel Adams at Booth Museum, click here.

Seventh Annual Kids Cowboy Up!

November 16, 2010 – January 9, 2011 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from the Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2010

Biennial Booth Museum Staff, Volunteer and Member Art Exhibition
July 13 – October 3, 2010 – Borderlands Gallery

The fourth offering of the very popular Biennial Booth Museum Staff, Volunteer and Member Art Exhibition provided the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and allowed the Museum to showcase the wealth of talented artists within our Museum family.

Four Seasons in Yellowstone: Photographs by Tom Murphy

May 22 – September 12, 2010 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Featuring more than 40 stunning images, this exhibition, sponsored in part by the Kendeda Fund, showcased the flora and fauna of Yellowstone National Park in all seasons and weather conditions, as seen through the lens of master photographer Tom Murphy.

Elementary School Art Exhibition

April 13 – May 13, 2010 – Borderlands Gallery

Elementary students in the Cartersville and Bartow County School systems had their work on display in the Borderlands Gallery. Art teachers from each of the local elementary schools have selected artwork from throughout the year to be included in the exhibition.

Kenneth M. Freeman: An Artist at Work
January 10 – May 2, 2010 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Showcasing 50 oil paintings and sculptures featuring working cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo heroes, Native American elders and children, mountain men, Western landscapes, Buffalo Soldiers and more. This exhibition included a re-creation of Ken Freeman’s studio, complete with easel and artifacts.

The Longest Mile: Paintings by Ernest Varner
January 12 – March 14, 2010 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Acworth, Georgia artist Ernest Varner draws equally on his military career and art training to create paintings that spotlight the contributions of African Americans in the West and throughout American history.

Sixth Annual Kids Cowboy Up!

November 17, 2009 – January 10, 2010 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from the Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2009

Route 66 Meets Highway 41: Roadside Impressions by Chuck Middlekauff

August 18 – November 8, 2009 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Chuck Middlekauff was first exposed to the Western culture of cowboys, truckers, and diners during cross-country car trips with his family. Today he relishes the challenge of painting windmills, roadside attractions and billboards that show textures induced by weathering and years of hard use. Route 66 has provided consistent subject matter for Middlekauff for years; however, an invitation from the Booth Museum to explore Highway 41 was an opportunity he readily accepted. This exhibition showcased works inspired by each of these legendary roads.

Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography and
Painting the Canyon: Selected Works from Grand Canyon Collections 
August 8 – October 25, 2009 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Created by the Grand Canyon Association and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography showcased 60 photographs covering the photographic history of the Grand Canyon. Included were images of early photographers dangling from cables to get the perfect shot along with more modern images that are bold and dramatic, revealing the canyon’s awesome views.

Authentically American: The Taos Society of Artists

May 26 – August 16, 2009 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

In the early 1900s, a small group of academically trained artists formed the Taos Society of Artists. Their goal was to promote a truly American art as an alternative to much of what was then being produced, which they considered merely an east coast version of European art. By depicting the Taos Indians and the landscape of Northern New Mexico, these artists brought fame to Taos and themselves. The exhibition included examples from many of the Taos Society members, drawn from the Olson Family Collection.

Wild at Heart: Selections from the National Museum of Wildlife Art
April 11 – July 19, 2009 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Drawn from the collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this exhibition featured paintings and sculpture by the greatest wildlife artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Wildlife from all regions of the United States was included, with a heavy emphasis on the West. Artists represented included deceased masters such as Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin and Charles Russell, along with contemporary masters like Tucker Smith, Bob Kuhn and Robert Bateman.

Contemporary Visions of the West: The Art of John Nieto
March 3 – May 24, 2009 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

John Nieto is recognized as one of the world’s leading painters of the contemporary West. Nieto’s work clearly reflects his mixed Hispanic and Native American heritage. His distinct style includes elements from his native New Mexico, as well as his travels to Europe where he was influenced by the expressionist painters who released their subconscious in their paintings.

Fresh Perspectives from Saltwater Climes: Renderings by Bob Graham
January 13 – April 5, 2009 – Borderlands Gallery

Artist Bob Graham, working from his home state of South Carolina, is known for his rendering of characters from America’s past. Although he has earned the nickname “The Saltwater Cowboy” for his numerous paintings of Western subjects, his passion for recreating historical caricatures emerges from his participation in Civil War re-enactments and activities that celebrate American heritage.

The Black West: Buffalo Soldiers, Black Cowboys & Untold Stories

December 20, 2008 – March 22, 2009 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Showcasing the work of 16 contemporary African American artists, this exhibition gave new light on the important role blacks played in developing the West. In addition to the stories of black cowboys and buffalo soldiers, works of art also featured black lawmen, explorers, rodeo stars and women. Participating artists included Bernard Williams, Ed Dwight, Burl Washington, Eddie Dixon, Bobb Vann, Michael Godfrey, and many others.

Abandoned Beauty: Trucks of Enchantment, Photographs by Barbara Bowles
December 9, 2008 – March 1, 2009 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Based in Santa Fe, Barbara Bowles has traveled the Southwestern United States discovering unique subjects for her photography, including junkyards. Using her camera, she has captured the spirit of a bygone era, as well as the color and textural variations that can be seen in weathering and decaying vehicles along with other subjects from her native New Mexico and beyond.

Fifth Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 18, 2008 – January 11, 2009 – Borderlands Gallery

Throughout the year, staff members from the Booth Western Art Museum work with members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ After School Program to create artwork in a variety of media. This annual exhibition gathered the best works of art created during the preceding year. The young artists ranged from elementary school to high school students.

2008

Dust and Pearls: Showing ATTITUDE in Cowboys & Cowgirls
September 16 – December 7, 2008 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

This exhibition showcased the artwork of Santa Fe artist David DeVary, featured artist for the 6th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium. DeVary believes the cowboy and cowgirl are the American icons of today. As such, these subjects deserve to be painted like the religious icon paintings of much earlier times. DeVary uses metals such as copper, gold and silver along with oil paint to present colorful portraits of cowboys and cowgirls who are full of attitude and raw emotion.

Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line II
August 16 – November 30, 2008 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This second edition in the Booth Western Art Museum’s triennial series displays a cross-section of the surprising wealth of Western American art from museums, private collectors, galleries and corporate collections in Georgia and surrounding states. Featured artists include American masters Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Joseph Henry Sharp, E.I. Couse, Charles Russell, and Ansel Adams. Contemporary Western artists represented included Howard Terpning, Clyde Aspevig, Ken Riley and Alyce Frank.

Drawing on a Legacy: Recent Works by Cherokee Artist Tony Weldon
September 23 – November 16, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery

Of Cherokee descent, Weldon’s passion for his family heritage led him to begin drawing Native Americans. His works, based upon historical research, are highly developed in terms of technique, but also tell a story and convey emotions. One of Tony’s drawings is part of Booth Museum’s permanent collection, while another was recently accepted into the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. This exhibition recognized the Cherokee heritage that links the West with the Southeast.

Weaving a Trail Back Home: Cherokee Basketry from the Eastern Band
September 23 – November 16, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured the artistry of basket makers Eva Wolfe and Rowena Bradley, this exhibition was drawn from the collection of Lambert Wilson in western North Carolina, home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. The baskets selected represent the continuing tradition of an art form for which Cherokee people have been known for centuries. It also reminds us of the local roots of a people that became divided between East and West after the infamous Trail of Tears.

Hidden Heritage: Western Art Treasures from an Atlanta Collection
June 24 – September 14, 2008 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

An Atlanta couple that shared a love for the West and Western art spent over twenty years building an excellent collection of Western images, including many outstanding examples from members of the Cowboy Artists of America. This exhibition surveyed the best of the collection, including powerful oil paintings, highly detailed pencil drawings and dramatic bronze sculptures. This collection reminds us that some of the best examples of Western American art are practically in our backyard.

Neo-abOrginal Art: Sculptural Marvels of Ed Archie NoiseCat
July 29 – September 21, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery

Born and raised in British Columbia, Ed Archie Noisecat was surrounded and influenced by the stories and art forms of the Native Americans of the Northwest Pacific Coast. Although formally trained in New York, and utilizing contemporary methods and materials in his sculpture, Ed continues to evoke the carving traditions of his ancestors. Recently, Noisecat has worked in Oklahoma and New Mexico and has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine. Although he has won awards for large public art commissions, he has also continued to carve works on a small scale.

3rd Biennial Booth Museum Staff, Volunteer and Member Art Exhibition
June 3 – July 27, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery

This exhibition was an opportunity for members, volunteers and staff of the Booth Museum to display the creative talent of the local museum community. Submissions were limited to associates and affiliates of the Booth Museum.

SPACE, SILENCE, SPIRIT: Maynard Dixon’s West

May 3 – July 27, 2008 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This exhibition featured over 75 drawings, small paintings and memorabilia from the A.P. Hays Collection and 15 studio paintings from the stellar collection of Brigham Young University Museum of Art. The Hays Collection included works by two of Dixon’s wives, Dorothea Lange and Edith Hamlin. An array of recently handmade frames included the artist’s hand-carved monogram and logo.

Captured on Canvas! Gunfighters and Outlaws by Bob Boze Bell and Thom Ross
April 1 – June 22, 2008 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Bob Boze Bell and Thom Ross are life-long students of Western history; yet choose to create their artwork in a stylized manner that separates it from traditional Western realism. This exhibition focused on their work related to famous individuals such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, “Wild Bill” Hickok, Billy “The Kid” and other historical figures.

Shadow Riders: Rodeo Photography of Mark Gilliland
April 8 – June 1, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery

Mark Gilliland’s black and white photographs give us a behind the scenes look at the vernacular rodeo traditions of small-town America. In fact, this exhibition featured images taken at a recent rodeo in Ringgold just south of the Tennessee State Line in Georgia. The exhibition included a photograph that was awarded Grand Prize in a competition for Cowboys and Indians Magazine.

21st Century Regionalists: Art of the New West
December 22, 2007 – April 13, 2008 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This exhibition featured the art of more than a dozen Western artists who work in a distinctively regional style. While these artists have much in common with the Regionalist movement of the 1930s, they are also quite contemporary, employing modernist techniques and often dealing with poignant social issues. Participating artists selected by guest curator James Burns included: Woody Gwyn, Elaine Holien, Tricia Higgins Hurt, Trish Booth, Howard Post, Doug Smith, Jim Vogel, Josh Eliot, Gary Ernest Smith, Louisa McElwain, Ed Sandoval, Rebecca Tobey, Joshua Tobey and Mark Yale Harris.

The Two Sides of Julia Knight: Old and New Works in Bronze
February 12 – April 6, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery

Julia Knight’s credentials as a bronze sculptor serve as an example of the artistic wealth of Northwest Georgia. Although not a Western artist, her work reflects the Western American spirit of celebrating the diversity of the human and animal personalities that surround us. This exhibit featured a number of her bronze portrait busts, including her depiction of President Jimmy Carter, commissioned by the Booth Western Art Museum.

A Time and Place: Landscapes by Ken McLeskey
February 12 – April 6, 2008 – Borderlands Gallery

Ken McLesky spent his formative years in the urban environs of Atlanta, studying illustration at Atlanta College of Art. However, his discovery of the open spaces and landmarks of the American West inspired him to focus on the beauty and power of these sites in his landscape paintings. The artwork in this exhibition anticipated the coming of spring and the renewal of life.

Like Father, Like Son: The Western Art of Paul and Chris Calle
January 8 – March 30, 2008 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

This exhibition included more than 20 works of art by famed Western artist Paul Calle and his talented son Chris. Paul’s depictions of mountain men in both oil and pencil are highly prized by collectors. His depictions of explorers of new frontiers extend from high elevations to space travel. Chris has followed in his father’s footsteps by drawing mountain men, but has also made a name for himself as a designer of postage stamps with more than 200 stamps in circulation. In addition to work by each artist, collaborative projects were also on display.

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

This exhibit featured 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 French Fauves in their vivacity and expressiveness.

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

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 nowhere else on Earth. Likewise, artistic traditions are passed-down from parents to their children, just as Alvina learned pottery making from her mother. Her exquisite works demonstrate an integration of traditional nature motifs with her own contemporary innovations.

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

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 showcased more than 20 examples drawn from Zigrang’s private collection.

William Matthews: Watercolors of the West
October 16, 2007 – January 6, 2008 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

This exhibition featured 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.

2007

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

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

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

Featured paintings by Georgia artist Jack Morris Jones that capture the reality and beauty of Native American culture. He employs multiple glazes to create an 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.

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

This exhibition featured 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.

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

Featured 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.

Beautiful Utility: Decorated Objects from Cowboy & Indian Culture
June 2 – September 16, 2007 – Special Exhibition Gallery

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

Color, Emotion, Perseverance: Jim Frederick’s West
June 5, 2007 – July 29, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured dramatic paintings by Dallas artist Jim Frederick, who created an eclectic collection of work focusing on color and emotion. Frederick’s paintings include abstracted landscapes and human forms, enormous cowboy boots, sunflowers, and even some pink cattle!

Awareness, Understanding, Dialogue: John McLeod’s West
June 5, 2007 – July 29, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured thought-provoking bone, wood, and stone sculptures by Chattanooga artist John McLeod that emphasized the importance of emotional and spiritual awareness. This exhibition highlighted issues relating to human-animal interactions, inviting viewers to consider their relationship to other living beings on earth.

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

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.

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

This exhibition presented 66 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 dispelled that belief and other myths and stereotypes associated with ranching and rodeo culture and provided light on this enduring and authentic way of life through the lives of children.

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

Visitors explored 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.

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

Visitors enjoyed 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.

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

This exhibition featured Western, Civil War and Presidential sketches and completed illustrations by Jack Davis spanning his 60 year career. Davis’ work has appeared in MAD Magazine, DC 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.

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

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′, and many of them never seen before. Dusard draws his inspiration from the work of Ansel Adams and Frederick Sommer.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Featured 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.

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

Louisiana artist Kathryn DeLee took viewers on a journey through the West using unique perspectives to convey her impressions of the varied landscapes that make up the geographic area known as ‘The West.’ She used various styles from near realism to extremely abstract to portray scenes from several states. DeLee’s work included abstract close-ups of land formations, satellite views, and scenic views of National Parks.

The Native Art of Horse Painting
December 19, 2006 – February 11, 2007 – Borderlands Gallery

Included ten ‘Masterworks’ horses (cast bonded marble) created for a national art competition sponsored by the Trail of Painted Ponies. Native and non-native artists designed these works to honor and update the tradition of some Native American tribes of painting and decorating one’s horse before going into battle, or on ceremonial occasions.

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

This exhibition featured 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.

2006

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

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

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

Visitors discovered Karchner’s photo-realistic drawings of notable Western American figures as well as some of his recent paintings. The exhibition included one of Karchner’s works from the Museum’s permanent collection.

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

An exhibition that immersed visitors 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.

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

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

Serenading the Light: Painters of the Desert Southwest
August 26 – November 12, 2006 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featured works form the personal collection of artist Billy Schenck. Through the works in this collections, viewers journeyed to Canyon de Chelly, Enchanted Mesa, Sanctuario de Chimayo, the Rio Grande Pueblos, and the mountains, arroyos, canyons and plateaus in between.

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

Explore Dobbs’ series of vibrant, expressionistic watercolors interpreting the Lewis and Clark expedition.  This exhibition continues our celebration of the bicentennial of the Corps of Discovery Expedition.

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

Explore everyday cowboy life in Everly’s works. An accomplished wildlife and figurative sculptor, Everly specializes in Western and Civil War figures; this exhibition primarily highlighted his Western works.

Collecting the West: Highlights from the Hasty Collection
March 7 – August 20, 2006 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

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.

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

Featured a collection of weavings spanning nearly a century. Organized by the Farmington Museum, the exhibition presented 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, highlighted the exhibit.

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

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

2nd Biennial Booth Museum Staff, Volunteer and Member Art Exhibition
June 6 – July 30, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery

This exhibition was an opportunity for members, volunteers and staff of the Booth Museum to display the creative talent of the local museum community. Submissions were limited to associates and affiliates of the Booth Museum.

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

This exhibition 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 Booth Museum first and then toured the state, going to art centers, museums, and botanical gardens.

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

Featured drawings and paintings of Native Americans, silver screen cowboys, and Civil War figures by South Carolina artist Stanley Pawelczyk.

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

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. The book accompanying the exhibition featured commentaries on the art and work written by historian Stephen Ambrose.

Peace Pipes and Smoke Signals: The Art of Connie Lynn Reilly
February 6 – April 2, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery

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

Spirit Catchers: Expressions in Bronze by Mark & Eli Hopkins
February 6 – April 2, 2006 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured bronze sculptures by Mark Hopkins, who lived many years in Emerson, Georgia, 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.

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

Featured 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 reflected in Tipton’s work demonstrate her love of nature.

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

Featured 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 to fill in the rest.

2005

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

Artwork by more than 40 members of the Cartersville Boys and Girls Club and Hands of Christ After School Program.

Photo Works by Bob Wade
Lassoing the Imagination: Vintage Cowgirls Ride Again
September 29 – November 20, 2005 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Doubleday’s Cowgirls were brought to life again in the large-scale ‘Photo Works’ of artist and sculptor Bob ‘Big Daddy’ Wade. After more than 25 years of experimentation, he is adept at merging the mediums of photography and painting.

Doubleday’s Cowgirls: Women in the Rodeo
September 29 – November 20, 2005 – Special Exhibition Gallery

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 enjoyed increased opportunities to compete during the 1920s.

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

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

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

Featured 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.

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

Featured seldom-seen Western American art from private and public art collections in Georgia and other Southern states. Included 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 Hart Benton, Paul Strand, and Edward Western.

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

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

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

Featured 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.

American Spirit Remembered: The Art of Mort Künstler
March 1 – May 30, 2005 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featured historical artwork spanning the history of the U.S. and the career of famed artist Mort Künstler. Produced in conjunction with Hammer Galleries in New York, this exhibition included Western, Civil War, space, American history, and movie poster subjects.

American Spirit Remembered: The Art of Mort Künstler
March 1 – May 30, 2005 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featured historical artwork spanning the history of the U.S. and the career of famed artist Mort Künstler. Produced in conjunction with Hammer Galleries in New York, this exhibition included Western, Civil War, space, American history, and movie poster subjects.

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

Showcased highlights from the careers of two Atlanta area artists whose work is often inspired by nature. The works showed 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, then applied with brushes.

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

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

Arts for the Parks
December 28, 2004 – February 13, 2005 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featured the top 11 works of art chosen at the annual art show that raises funds for the National Parks system.

Recent Paintings by Hubert Wackerman
December 7, 2004 – January 30, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured paintings of Native Americans by West German-born artist Hubert Wackerman. For more than three decades Wackerman has traveled North America in search of new subjects. He paints in a wide variety of media.

Recent Sculptures by John Rutan
December 7, 2004 – January 30, 2005 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured artwork by artist John Rutan, whose work is inspired by his Montana roots. Philosophically, Rutan’s work is about everyman’s struggle to survive, define who he is, and how he belongs in the world. Artistically, Rutan is concerned with the depth and exploration of color, and compositional balances.

2004

Kids Cowboy Up! Exhibition
October 12 – December 5, 2004 – Borderlands Gallery

Outreach program that featured artwork from members of the Cartersville Boys and Girls Club and Hands of Christ After School Program.

Selling the Sizzle: The Art of Movie Posters
October 7 – December 12, 2004 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featured a large number of Western movie posters from the Booth Museum’s collection, along with many of the original oil paintings from which the posters were made.

Polaroid Transfers by Jodie Sinclair
August 10 – October 10, 2004- Borderlands Gallery

Featured Polaroid transfers with Southwestern landscapes by Boston photographer, Jodie Sinclair. Using a Polaroid land camera and type 669 Polaroid film camera, she peels the paper back after a few seconds of exposure, then transfers the dyes to watercolor paper.

Recent Sculptures by Jim Ford
August 10 – October 10, 2004 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured bronze sculptures by Colorado artist, Jim Ford. Ford’s work combines a love for the figure, prose, and ethnic diversity. Many of his subjects are Native American.

West by Southwest
August 5 – September 26, 2004 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featured 62 paintings from the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas. The exhibition focused primarily on the art of the Taos Society of Artists including works by Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest Blumenschein, E. Irving Couse, W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton, Ernest Martin Hennings, William Victor Higgins, Bert Geer Phillips, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Walter Ufer.

Recent Works by Steve Penley
March 12 – May 2, 2004 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured the work of Atlanta artist Steve Penley including Presidents, cowboys, and Civil War figures. Penley’s style uses elements of pop-art, photo-realism, and abstraction to create dynamic and unique works of art in an unmistakable style that is entirely his own.

The Other Side of the West: Re-creating New Icons of the West
March 16 – July 18, 2004 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featured fresh views of the West from contemporary artists such as Nelson Boren, Billy Schenck, David DeVary, J. E. Knauf, and others.

Recent Works by Dee Venzer
January 4 – February 22, 2004 – Borderlands Gallery

Featured more than two dozen paintings by Dee Venzer. Her portraits express the pride the individual has in his or her heritage and the value of their differences. She often combines past and present images to link yesterday and today. Venzer’s subjects include cowboys, Native Americans, and still-life paintings of cowboy gear.

Greetings From New Mexico: Vintage Postcards
January 4 – February 22, 2004 – Special Exhibition Gallery

More than 100 vintage postcards from the 1910s and 1920s from the collections of the Palace of the Governors, Museum of New Mexico, Photographic Archives, Fray Angelico Chavez History Library and traveling under the auspices of TREX: The Traveling Exhibitions Program of the Museum of New Mexico.

Return to Route 66: Photographs From The Mother Road by Shellee Graham
January 4 – February 22, 2004 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Featured photographs of the landscapes, people and landmarks along Route 66, known as the Mother Road, traversing two-thirds of the nation from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA by photographer Shellee Graham.

2003

Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier – The Phelan Collection
October 9 – December 5, 2003 – Special Exhibition Gallery

Included works by Frederic Remington, Peter Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Carl Bodmer, George Catlin, and other artists. Created for the Trust for Museum Exhibitions, featuring approximately 60 works of art showing the development of settlements on the frontier.

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