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See local photography at Bowen Center juried art show on Friday
Michelle Wittmer Grabowski’s “Titmouse in Spring” will be one of the works on display in the upcoming juried photo exhibit sponsored by the Bowen Center for the Arts. Photos courtesy of the Bowen.

On June 25, the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawson County will officially open “Still”, a juried photo exhibit featuring photographers from 21 cities across Georgia. 

Entries in the juried contest fall into two categories, people or animals and landscapes or seascapes. The contest was open to photographers of all ages and drew in photographers from 21 cities in Georgia. 

According to a release from the Bowen, this year’s contest attracted 56 photographers who entered almost 190 photos. Out of those pieces, 168 were accepted for final judging by David Akoubian, a renowned photographer from Big Canoe. Prize awards in each of the categories are $500 for first place, $250 for second place and gift prizes for third place. 

The exhibit will officially open on June 25 with a reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the announcement of winners. There will also be an online announcement of the winners, and the exhibit will remain on display at the Bowen until July 23. 

The Bowen Center for the Arts is located at 334 Highway 9 N and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free. 

For more information on the upcoming juried photography exhibit, go to or contact Executive Director Ginny Greenwood by calling (706) 216-2787 or emailing