The Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting its North Georgia Juried Show now through Dec. 15.
The exhibit features over 80 works by 45 regional artists and photographers from all over Georgia, with almost all works for sale.
This year's jury panel consisted of artist members of the Bowen board of directors: Jeanne Tompkins, Fred Pember, Vin Filosi, Dub Anderson, Kathy Pate and Shirley Hawkins.
In the arts awards category, Best of Show went to Ken Selzer of Clarkesville, the Merit Award to Fred Dorr of Big Canoe and the Honorable Award to Barbara Edwards of Jasper. Honorable Mentions went to Sara Lindkrantz of Big Canoe, Irene Klangos of Suches, Karen Sturm of Jefferson, Brenda Esposito of Suches and Ken Selzer of Clarkesville.
In the photography awards category, Best of Show went to David Ferguson of Canton, the Merit Award to Jack Anthony of Dahlonega and the Honorable Award to Karen Cannon of Auburn. Honorable Mentions went to Tom Reed of Dawsonville, Jo West of Dawsonville, David Goodspeed of Blue Ridge, Tom Chapman of Lawrenceville and Louisa Finley of Loganville.
The Bowen wishes to thank participating artists who contributed their time and talent to produce such fine artwork. The Bowen also wishes to thank the army of judges who viewed this enormous show, and to thank all those incredible volunteers who made it work.
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. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.