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Bowen to host national watercolor exhibition
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“Havana at Dusk” by artist John Baylis will be on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts during the Georgia Watercolor Society’s 40th National Exhibition. - Photo courtesy of the Bowen Center for the Arts

The Bowen Center for the Arts will host the Georgia Watercolor Society’s 40th National Exhibition this spring.

The show is juried by renowned artist Paul Jackson and will be on display from March 9 to April 26.

Each year the exhibit attracts extraordinary art from around the nation due to its reputation for generous awards and outstanding jurors.

This year more than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded, making Georgia Watercolor Society one of the top awarding competitions in the country. Eighty prize winning artists from 22 states have been accepted to display their works at the Bowen.

Also featured is a weeklong workshop for 24 lucky artists who will learn from Paul Jackson March 19-22.

An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 9. Appetizers and refreshments will be available.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Free events during the duration of the show will be held March 23. At 10:30 a.m. Jackson will hold a demonstration and at 12:30 p.m. he will present awards to the winning artists.

The gallery and gift Shop are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free.

The center is located at 334 Hwy. 9 North, just north of Dawsonville’s Historic Square.