Booth Museum takes pride in offering resources to artists, photographers and authors. As an art museum involved with contemporary (living) artists, the Booth is constantly welcoming renowned artisans from across the country for exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, programs, lectures, and more. Through the Guilds, The Booth offers continuing education, support, and the opportunity to showcase works inside the Museum. Guild memberships are $24.00 a year in addition to a Museum Membership. Both should be purchased and renewed in tandem. To join the Booth Museum and its Guilds, click here.
Booth Artists’ Guild
The Booth Artists’ Guild (BAG) offers monthly educational programs for those interested in the visual arts. Programs include all types of mediums, as well as photographing and marketing your work, new art forms, styles and genres. The purpose of BAG is to offer continuing education to its members through artist presentations, exhibitions and demonstrations. Throughout the year, BAG offers special workshops to the public through the Booth Art Academy. Each summer, BAG members have an opportunity to display their work in the juried Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition in Borderlands Gallery. BAG members also have the opportunity to show and sell their works through the juried Artist’s Choice Exhibitions at the Downtown Gallery. BAG meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Booth Art Academy, located in the Teacher Resource Center (TRC) at 1 North Gilmer Street, Cartersville. For more information, or to register for any BAG workshops, call 770-387-1553.
Booth Photography Guild
The Booth Photography Guild (BPG) was founded in 2010 in conjunction with a group of interested and experienced photography members of Booth Museum. BPG offers educational opportunities related to all aspects of digital photography for anyone interested in photography – no matter the skill level. BPG holds monthly meetings on the second Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in Bergman Theatre at Booth Museum. Through its affiliation with The Booth, BPG is able to provide programming of a national scale, including critiques of members’ work by a professional photographer, hands-on classes, as well as lectures by visiting photographers. Throughout the year, workshops and classes on post processing software are offered along with a regular BPG Lecture Series. Each fall, BPG members can participate in the professionally juried Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition in Borderlands Gallery. BPG members also have the opportunity to show and sell their works through the juried Artist’s Choice Exhibitions at the Downtown Gallery. To learn more about the Booth Photography Guild and to see a full schedule of events and programs, visit boothphotographyguild.org.
Booth Writers’ Guild
The Booth Writers’ Guild (BWG) offers educational opportunities related to the art of writing – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or song. BWG is comprised of people who are passionate about writing the West and it is their intention to bring together professional writers, and those who aspire to be, and to share ideas. BWG hosts quarterly meetings and webinars featuring nationally known speakers including agents, publishers, and fellow writers, who share their experiences and allow members to access exclusive resources. Published BWG members also have the opportunity to display and sell their works in the Candace Alexander McNair Museum Store and the Downtown Gallery. For more information on BWG, view a brief promotional video here.