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Bowen Center for the Arts announces winners of “Smallest Little Juried Art Show”
Paul Schiemer art show winner
The Bowen Center for the Arts has announced that Paul Schiemer from Dahlonega has won first place in the “Smallest Little Juried Art Show” with his piece “Teacher’s Pet”. (photo courtesy of the Bowen)

The Bowen Center for the Arts has officially announced the winners of its most recent exhibit, the “Smallest Little Juried Art Show”. 

According to a release by the Bowen, the art show features works of all media priced at $150 or under. The pieces entered in the show were judged by Mikki Root Dillon from Lilburn, GA. Dillon studied art at Ohio State University and resumed studies in printmaking, stained glass, watercolor and pastel after retirement. Her paintings are featured in several public and private collections throughout the United States and in publication. 

This year’s first place winner of the show is Paul Schiemer from Dahlonega with his piece “Teacher’s Pet”, which the release said the judge found captivating. 

“This illustration really grabbed me with its technique and intricate detail for humor; wonderful composition,” Dillon said in the release. 

Second place in the show went to Jill Haack from Gainesville with “Time for Tea”, third went to Ildiko Hyde from Cumming with “Autumn Road”, and fourth went to Sarah Smith from Dawsonville for “Nosy Horse”. 

The show’s honorable mentions were Gordon Benson for “Basket of Eggs”, Ruth Jones for “Wrightsfield Beach-South End”, Virginia Matteson for “After the Storm”, Patrick Olmsted for “Love Birds and Tree Hugger”, Marla Puziss for “Gypsy Violin and Oakland Cemetery Angel”, Dan Rhoads for “Butterfly on Cone Flower” and Sarah Smith for “Mourning Dove”. 

The “Smallest Little Juried Art Show” will be on display until Dec. 15. The Bowen is located at 334 Highway 9 North and is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. 

“The exhibit is free so everyone can come enjoy wonderful works of art and the Bowen dressed in holiday splendor,” the release said. 

For more information, contact Executive Director Ginny Greenwood by calling 706-216-2787 or by emailing