Local photographer featured in summer art exhibit at Booth Western Art Museum

Local photographer Phyllis Burchett will have photos in two different exhibits in Cartersville between now and October 1.

COVINGTON — Phyllis Burchett, a local photographer and founding member of the Southern Heartland Photography Club, will have select photos in a special art exhibit in Cartersville through Aug. 15.

She will be a featured artist at the Cartersville Booth Western Art Museum’s in the summer exhibit “Artists Representing Reality.”

The Booth is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute and is the second largest art gallery in Georgia. It is a 120,000-square-foot museum housing some of the most famous western artists in the United States.

To be invited to participate in any exhibit at the Booth is a great honor.

Burchett’s work will also be displayed with one other artist in “The Fence,” an outdoor exhibit area created by downtown Cartersville. This exhibit runs through Oct. 1.

”The Fence” is sponsored by the Cultural Arts alliance of Bartow County, the Downtown Development Authority and the Convention Visitors Bureau.

Burchett began photography in 2003 with a focus on nature, landscape and wildlife. She was part owner and manager of Burchett Equine Center for over 30 years so it was only natural for her to turn to equine photography. Her knowledge of horses helps her to fulfill her creative vision for the Equine Form as art.

Burchett’s photography has been recognized in many venues, but the most important accolades she has received are Grand Prize Winner at betterphoto.com along with numerous First and Second place wins; Best in Show at the 2011 Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta, First place in Landscape and Animal Categories, Finalist and Nominee in the International Black and White Spider Awards, First place winner 2013 Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta and First place in the photography division Madison Art Guild, Spring In Bloom 2011.

She has been published in Western Horseman, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, the Appaloosa Journal, Inner Reflections Calendar, Natures Best Photography Magazine, Expressions Magazine, Seascapes with Better Photo and featured on ViewBug, LandscapePhotographerMagazine.com, The Framed Network, Equestrian Stylist, the RockN W Report, DTown with Rafael “RC” Concepcion and FemWorld View Magazine.

Burchett is represented by Poems Art Publishing, The World Art Group and Arcangel-Images. Her work can be seen and purchased at the Southern Heartland Art Gallery in Covington.

Covington native and proud Valdosta State alumna, Hunter has previously worked with The Covington News and Valdosta Daily Times. She started working for Rockdale/Newton Citizen in June 2018.

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