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Winners chosen in annual juried photo show
Bowen photo show
Taking first place in the 15th annual juried photography show at the Bowen Center for the Arts this month is Nadine Yawn with her photo entitled “dawn,” featured top left. Second place was awarded to Mark Green for his panoramic mountain shot, featured bottom center, and third place went to Kathleen Gill for her black and white “naked dance,” top right. - photo by For the Dawson County News

The Bowen Center for the Arts hosted its awards reception for its 15th annual Juried Photography Show on Sept. 2.

This exhibit is a collection of photographic works produced by 36 regional artists (including eight first timers to a juried event) from all over Georgia, with almost all works for sale.

This year's Photo Judge was Travis Rhoads of Alpharetta. 

Rhoads awarded the $500 first prize to Nadine Yawn of Ellijay for her breathtaking airplane photo “Destination Dawn.

Second prize and $300 was awarded to Mark Green of Jasper for his panoramic landscape on canvas “Northern View from Mt. Oglethorpe.”

Third place of $150, and an honorable mention, went to Kathleen Gill of Jasper for her breathtaking black and whites of a forest in “Naked Dance” and her stark “Dogwood Study.”

Additional honorable mentions went to Tom Reed of Dawsonville for his panoramic landscape on canvas “Westfjords – Iceland,” David Ferguson of Canton for his architectural black and white “Stairway,” and Karen Cannon of Auburn for her intriguing photo of a mine shaft “Partly Cloudy.”

The Bowen always appreciates photographic artists who contribute their time and talent in artwork. The Bowen would like to thank judge Travis Rhoads for all of his time and insightful critiques of several works. His hard work and critical eye brought us this fantastic display.

And special thanks to Judy Linn, whose classical guitar music lilted through the art center reception.

The Bowen also wishes to thank all those incredible volunteers who make it work.

The exhibit continues through Friday, Sept. 29.

The Bowen Center for the Arts is located just north of Dawsonville’s Historic Square at 334 Highway 9 N. Admission is free.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information contact Ginny Greenwood at (706)21-ARTS(2787) or email director@BowenArts. org or visit