This month, the Bowen Center for the Arts opened a new juried photography exhibition, featuring dozens of photographic works that will be on display at the center through Aug. 26.
According to a press release by the Bowen, the new exhibit is themed “Not all those who wander are lost”, named after a quote by J.R.R. Tolkien.
“These works are profound studies of the theme that show care and thought,” the release said. “The Bowen always enjoys these juried events, and would like to thank all these photographers for bringing such wonderful and inspiring works to our Art Center.”
37 photographers from three states and 20 cities submitted 127 works to the show, and the show’s judge, Mike Ramy of Atlanta, chose 70 of the submitted works for the display. During the Opening Awards Reception on July 16, winners were chosen to receive prizes from the Bowen.
The show’s first place $500 winner was Tom Reed from Dawsonville for his work “Highway 89: Montana”. The second place prize of $250 went to Kathleen Gill from Jasper, Ga for her work “Dragging Feet; Jasper, GA”, and the third place prize of $150 went to Michael Amos from Cumming, Ga for his work “Sunrise Stroll; Corolla, NC”.
Several honorable mentions were also chosen:
Nikki Root Dillon from Lilburn, Ga with “Morning on the Marsh, Sapelo II, Sapelo Island, GA”
Morey Gers from Savannah, Ga with “Ossabaw Main Road, Ossabaw Island, GA”
Jack Anthony from Gainesville, Ga with “Beach Walking, Oregon Coast”
Jim Morganthaler from Athens, Ga with “Greek Widow, Greece” and “UGA Track, Athens, GA”
The 30 entrants represented in the show include:
Alpharetta, Ga: Lauren Mallery
Athens, Ga: Jim Morganthaler
Atlanta, Ga: Reis Birdwhistell, Gail Mitchell, Susanne Swing Thompson, Stephen Weiss
Blairsville, Ga: Deborah Larsen
Blue Ridge, Ga: David Goodspeed
Canton, Ga: John Quinn
Cumming, Ga: Michael Amos, Bert Grant, Brenda Sams
Dahlonega, Ga: Joe Bruscia, Linda Davis, Paul Schiemer
Dallas, Ga: Joshuwa Cook
Dawsonville, Ga: Elizabeth Ann Dalton, Michelle Wittmer Grabowski, Shirley Hawkins, Fred Pember, Tom Reed
Duluth, Mn: Karl Everett
Edmond, Ok: Paul Johnson
Flowery Branch, Ga: Dan Rhoads
Forsyth, Ga: Jay Sanders
Gainesville, Ga: Jack Anthony, Stephanie Donaldson, Cynthia Todd, Lloyd Unnold
Hapeville, Ga: Marla Puziss
Jasper, Ga: Kat Alikhan, Gidge Dady, Janice Edens, Kathleen Gill
Lilburn, Ga: Mikki Root Dillon
Marietta, Ga: Myrtie Cope
Savannah, Ga: Morey Gers
The collection of photos will be on display from now through Aug. 26. The Bowen is located at 334 Highway 9 North and is open from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, go to www.bowenarts.org, call the Bowen at 706-216-2787 or email Executive Director Ginny Greenwood at email@example.com.