Friends Reunited: T. D. Kelsey, Julie Oriet and the Keough Collection
January 22 – May 15, 2022
T.D. Kelsey grew up on a ranch near Bozeman, Montana. During his career he was a rodeo cowboy, trained and showed cutting horses, and worked as a commercial pilot for United Airlines until 1979 when he resigned to devote full time to his art. His interest in, and promotion of, Texas longhorn cattle, maintenance of a wild horse herd on his ranch, passion for Africa and its wildlife, and concern for the conservation of wildlife worldwide have inspired many of his works. He is known for his intense, impressionistic sculptures that capture the spirit of his subjects. He is a member emeritus of the Cowboy Artists of America. Member opening will be Saturday, January 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm ET.
© Julie Oriet, Drinks For All My Friends, 2018, pastel on paper, 14 x 24”, Collection of the artist
© T.D. Kelsey, Field Trip, 2009, bronze, 5 x 26 x 10”, Booth Western Art Museum permanent collection, Gift of Donald and Marilyn Keough Foundation
Through the Years: Kenny Rogers’ Photographs of America
February 17 – July 10, 2022
When Kenny Rogers decided to take up photography he went all in, learning from some of the best on the planet. Former Ansel Adams assistant John Sexton regularly went on shoots with Kenny between performing gigs. Yousuf Karsch, the master portrait photographer, not only gave him tips, but also wrote the forward to a book on Kenny’s photos. Rogers loved shooting his celebrity friends and using photography as a way to meet new ones. His images of iconic Western lands are as breathtaking as his images of common folk are poignant. Featuring nearly 60 images this exhibition highlights a facet of a multi-talented man many didn’t know about and sheds new light on the seriousness of Kenny’s hobby. Member opening on Saturday, February 25, 2022. 5:00 – 8:00 pm ET.
© Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, 1987, Chromogenic print, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Sweet Tea VI: Toast to Texas
March 24 – July 31, 2022
Western works of art in private Texas collections is the focus of this year’s “Sweet Tea IV” exhibition. After visiting numerous private homes and cultivating several upper level Booth memberships, these collectors have agreed to loan pieces from their collections to share with the rest of the Booth membership base. Member opening on Saturday April 2, 5:00 – 8:00 pm EDT
© Joseph Henry Sharp, A Call on the Chief, oil on canvas, 19.5 x 23.5”, On loan from a private Texas collection
Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition
March 8 – April 10, 2022
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 March 17, 2022.
© Carlie Forman, Puck, 2021, Woodland Middle School Purchase Award Winner
Primary & Elementary Schools Art Exhibition
April 12 – May 15, 2022
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 that are representative of the work from their school art programs. Opening reception April 14, 2022.
© Sophia Vasquez – Munguia, Mountain Falls, 2020, 5th grade, Allatoona Middle School
Booth Artists’ Guild Annual Exhibition
May 17 – August 14, 2022
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. Opening reception May 19, 2022.
© Sivananda Nyayapathi, Fruit Bowl, oil, 20 x 24″
Michael Stack, Arturo Chavez (landscape) & Grant Redden (Cowboys/Sheep Rancher)
June 4 – September 18, 2022
This exhibit brings together 3 well-respected master artists, and features the incredible landscapes and cloud formations of Michael Stack, the beautiful landscapes of Arturo Chavez and the working rancher paintings of Grant Redden. Member Opening reception on June 4, 2022.
Barbara Van Cleve: Just Women’s Work
July 30, 2022 – February 12, 2023
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.”
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 16 – November 12, 2022
This juried exhibition features the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational programs about photography. Opening reception and awards August 27, 2022.
© David Chambers, Queen Anne Cottage
Plein Air Purists: Field to Studio
August 27, 2022 – January 8, 2023
The exhibition will be comprised of up to 40 masterworks created in studio by the greatest living plein air painters of the past six decades. It may also include four to five living and/or deceased master artists who led the way back outside to paint in the 1950s and 60s. (Forming the Mt. Rushmore of modern plein air painting in the US.) The aim is to pair the masterwork painting with the study by which the Master was inspired and/or informed. Yet, the study itself is very clearly not a masterpiece but contains small elements of brilliance that are transferred from the study to the finished work. The study and the masterwork will hang next to each other with a short description and/or video that conveys the elements of the seemingly innocuous sketch that inspired the masterwork.
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.