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Bowen Center for the Arts to host 15th Annual Juried Photo Show
On exhibit Sept. 2 – 29
Travis Rhoads
Travis Rhoads. - photo by For the Dawson County News


The Bowen Center for the Arts will be hosting its 15th annual juried photography show this month, starting with an awards reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

On exhibit are some of the finest works produced by 36 regional artists, including eight first timers to a juried event, from all over Georgia. Almost all works presented in this show are for sale.

This year's photo judge is Travis Rhoads of Alpharetta. 

Rhoads’ artistic background began in high school with awards for fine art drawings and paintings. He received his master’s degree from the Savannah College of Art & Design where he studied architecture, which also led him to his passion for photography. 

Rhoads is currently vice president of the Roswell Photographic Society. He has won several awards including first prize in the Bowen's 2016 Annual Photo Show.

Rhoads will be awarding a first prize of $500, a second place prize of $300 and a third place prize of $150. He also added four honorable mention awards due to the high quality of works presented.

Participants this year include Karen Cannon of Auburn; Deborah Larson of Blairsville, David Goodspeed of Blue Ridge, Marilyn Padzinski of Buford; David Ferguson and Bob Kelley of Canton; Linda Henderson of Cartersville; Susan Branham of Cumming; Jack Anthony, J.B. Fox and Robbie Peerson of Dahlonega; Donna Ayers, Tom Reed, Susan Bush, Michelle Wittmer Grabowski, Tara Hardwick, Shirley Hawkins, Linda Henderson, Jimmy Hill and Donna Waters, all of Dawsonville; Nadine Yawn of Ellijay; Reed T. Miller of Flower Branch; Jack Haack, Travis Massey and Cynthia Todd of Gainesville; Jeanette Buffalo, Kat Alikhan, Janice Edens, Kathleen Gill, Mark Green, Sandra Plevin and Bill Rigby, all of Jasper; Yolanda Santiago White of Kennesaw and Barbara Bowen of Powder Springs.

The Bowen always appreciates photographic artists who contribute their time and talent in artwork. The Bowen would like to thank Travis Rhoads for his hard work and critical eye that brought the fantastic display.

The exhibit continues through Sept. 29.

The Bowen Center for the Arts is located just north of Dawsonville’s historic square at 334 Hwy. 9 N.

Admission is free.  Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, contact Ginny Greenwood at (706) 216-2787 or email or visit