Upcoming Exhibitions

Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
March 16 – April 9, 2023

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 has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work from their school art programs. Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16, 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Borderlands Gallery

Many Metals, Many Fires: Strauss, Ivy, Rogers
March 25 – August 27, 2023

This exhibit features three contemporary American metal sculptors and challenges them to use their creativity, and metal(s) of choice to interpret the American West and other subject matter. Opening reception March 25, 2023.

©Eric Strauss, Lightning, 2006, stainless steel

Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition
April 11 – May 14, 2023

See the exhibition and meet the student-artists featured in the Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition. Light refreshments will be available in Borderlands Classroom. Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Barbara Van Cleve: Women of the West
April 15, – October 15, 2023

Barbara Van Cleve: Women of the West consists of 78  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.

“We Set Our Eyes Westward: One Woman’s Journey 1839-1848.” Artist Heide Presse

July 1 – December 31, 2023

Artist Heide Presse studied the journals written by Keturah Penton Belknap between 1839 -1848. Heide has conducted extensive research and is creating an exhibition about Keturah’s families journey Westward. The exhibition begins with Keturah’s marriage and covers her and her husband’s two step journey out West.. Roughly half the work depicts their life in Iowa farming, and the other half their journey to Oregon with the Watts wagon train. Member opening July 15, 2023.

©Heide Presse, On Our Way Rejoicing, 2022, oil, 24 x 48”