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Date(s) - 03/09/2024 - 04/12/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bowen Arts Center


The Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting the The First Virginia Avery Memorial Reflections II” Juried Art Exhibition which was brought to us by the Art Committee of the Atlanta Branch of the The National League of American Pen Women. It was open to all Georgia Women Artists and exhibit dates are March 9 to April 12, 2024.  Bring friends and family and view this awesome show! COME VISIT – BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY! This facility is wide open and safe for viewing! For additional images, please view our FaceBook page Bowen Center for the Arts.

The Virginia Avery Endowment. Virginia Avery, who had served as Branch, State, and National President, gave the Atlanta branch a generous bequest upon her death in 2006, which reflected her love for fellow artists and the Atlanta Pen Women. This gift was earmarked for juried art shows, beginning with the Reflections exhibit in 2008. Since that date, there have been additional distributions which allow them to continue with juried shows for many years to come.

This year’s Judge is Madeline Kellum. See this wonderful and huge display at the vintage and historic Bowen Center for the Arts with it’s wide open space and tremendous lighting. Come view these incredible works!

  • This year, Best in Show was awarded to Junko Rothwell of Atlanta for her work Resting and shown here at right –>

  • In Painting category: First went to Valentines Date by Nancy Jeanette Long of Loganville; Second: Spectators by Karen Sturm of Jefferson; Third: Monaco by Sandra Ruark of Canton, Award of Merit: Popular Fishing Spot by Gail Watson of Toccoa.

  • In Drawing categoryFirst went to Got it Mr. Alexander by Kay Ridge of Stockbridge; Second: Underwater Mia by Debra Yaun of Buford, Third: Pueblo Door by Mikki Dillon of Lilburn; Award of Merit: Nora by the Window by Debra Yaun of Buford.

  • In Photography category: First went to Contemplation by Traci Dickson of Suwanee; Second: In the Virtual Fishpond by Mikki Dillon of Lilburn; ThirdIsland Reflections by Crystal Berry of Douglasville;

  • In Sculpture category: First: Daphne by Deborah MacKnight of Calhoun; Second and Third: Voyeur and Murder of Crows both by Phoebe Maze of Waleska;

  • In Other Mixed category: First: Fault Line of Opposing Elements by Sonia Greiner of Atlanta; Second: Winter Forest by Judy Cutchins of Decatur; Third: Even Now by Pamela Reynolds of Savannah.

Please view our past event of the 2020 NLAPW Reflections Exhibit. Featured winners are here. Fantastic Works and CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL of the 2020 winners and participants.  2020 Best in Show was Debra Yaun, colored pencil Summer Immersion- simply… masterful.

2020 Art  First Place: Deborah Tidwell, oil Tea Party. The little girls’ faces are priceless!

Questions? Call 706.216.2787 or email Ginny at director@bowenarts.org. The Bowen is located in Dawsonville’s Historic District where Highway 9 and 53 intersect ~ only 7 miles west of Highway 400. If you’re coming on Highway 53 to 9, take a right at the stop sign and go .1 miles north up the hill. The Bowen sits between Dawson Junior High and Lanier Tech at 334 Highway 9 North.

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