Upcoming Exhibitions

Plein Air Painters of America: 35 Years Outdoors
October 20, 2022 – February 26, 2023

This exhibition showcases one work of art by each of the current/active members of the Plein Air Painters of America created within the last two years. Each work should either have been started outside and a substantial portion of the painting done en plein aire or artists may bundle several studies in one frame to create a larger work of art, but are limited to one framed entry. Circle Preview & Donor Dinner, October 21, 2022, Member opening, October 20, 2022.

© Kathleen Hudson, Morning Walk, Fort Frederica, 2022, oil, 24 x 24”, Collection of the artist


19th Annual Kids Cowboy Up!
November 15 – January 1, 2023

This exhibit features artwork in a variety of media by members of the Cartersville Boys & Girls Club and the Hands of Christ after school programs. Opening reception November 17, 2022.

Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West
January 28 – May 21, 2023

Forty quilts bring light to the achievements made by Black men and women who helped shape the American West / Organized by the James Museum, Guest curator, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi

© Viola Burley Leak, Watts Riot, 2001, cotton fabric & batting, machine appliquéd & quilted, 66.5 x 62.5”

Barbara Van Cleve: Just Women’s Work
Saturday, April 15, – October 15, 2023

Barbara Van Cleve: Just Women’s Work consists of  black and white photographs  taken from 1986 – 2014 as Barbara travelled to ranches across the West. This exhibition explores ranch life through the work of women, and serves to show that no task was kept from them, as all hands are needed — from sewing to branding, a women’s work on a ranch is simply what needed to be done. By featuring the work of women ranchers, Van Cleve wishes to share their stories and add to the story of the West, which sometimes centers on the men. Van Cleve has published several books on ranch life, including “All This Way for the Short Ride” (1997) with poet Paul Zarzyski. Barbara was inducted into the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas in 1996 following her publication of “Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women.”

© Barbara Van Cleve (b. 1935) The Shepherd [Chew Ranch, Utah], 2000,pigment print, 13 ½ x 20”, Booth Western Art Museum permanent collection, Cartersville, GA.