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Date(s) - 06/02/2023 - 06/24/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bowen Arts Center


Join us for an awesome display of creatures whether furry, scaly, feathered, slithering, creepy, aquatic, and everything in between. This all media exhibit will feature some of the funniest, silliest, coolest looking animal art on the planet. This favorite Bowen show will offer every visitor a chance to vote on their favorite so we can reward our industrious creators of art a wonderful prize. We will also award a Best in Show Juried prize as proposed by a panel of professional judges.

Several furry events & clinics will be scheduled to help those wonderful and caring community services such the Humane Society, Furr Kids and TLC Shelter to name a few. We’ll be glad to parade these homeless little monsters for everyone to see and hopefully, take to a much needed forever home. Join us in a crusade for adoption, care, neuter and spade control, and conservation for these critters that give us endless affection and joy (they may always look hungry, but they really just want your love).

  • Important Dates: 
  • April 21, 2023 Deadline: Digital images of submissions, entry form and fee due
  • April 28 Acceptance notifications via email
  • May 23-27 Deliver works to art center
  • June 2 Opening Awards Reception 4-6pm
  • June 27-30 Pick up all artworks (10-4)
  • Eligibility
  • Open to all artists/photographers 18 and older.
  • Enter up to five (5) original pieces per entrant.
  • Entry fee: $10 per piece.
  • All entries must be original works produced by entrant.
  • Includes all 2D & 3D art & photography in all medias.
  • Only works not previously shown at The Bowen.

Requirements & Gallery Sales

  • Entry form, submitted work and nonrefundable entry fee due Friday, April 21, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
  • Email JPG images of submissions to director@bowenarts.org.
  • Entry Fee: $10.00 per piece, paid online or via check payable to The Bowen, mail to PO Box 849, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
  • All information given on entry form as to title, size and price must remain same on accepted entry.
  • Maximum outside dimensions for final finished work (with frame or frameless): 96” (i.e. 20”x24”)
  • Approved work must be framed and securely fastened with hanging wire (no sawtooth hangers), or suitable hanger according to materials (metal, canvas, etc.) which are compatible with Bowen wall hanging system. The Bowen reserves the right to refuse the display of any unsafe or unsuitable work.
  • The Bowen collects 25% commission for works sold during Show.  A 7% Georgia sales tax will be added at point of sale. Prices listed on the entry form are binding. Works not for sale should be listed “NFS.”

Art Starts Here


Bookings are closed for this event.

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