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The Bowen Center for the Arts call to photographers  

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The Bowen Center for the Arts announces its Call to Photographers for its Appalachian Mountain Treasures Photo Show to exhibit March 3 through April 13, 2018. Deadline to enter is December 8, 2017. This show is also being hosted with Georgia Forest Watch and The Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club.

This juried event will attract photographers from the Southeast to compete for the over $3,500 in prizes and awards. Judges are Larry Winslett, Peter McIntosh and Horace Hamilton. Sponsors for this event include The Dobbs Fund, North Georgia Community Foundation, The Wilderness Society, Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Len Foote Hike Inn and Patagonia.

The theme is the Southern Appalachian Mountain Forests such as regional National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photos may also include adjacent mountain communities. National Forest for consideration include: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests; Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests; Cherokee National Forest; Andrew Pickens District of the Sumter National Forest; Talladega and

Bankhead National Forests; George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

Photographers may submit up to five entries under the categories of native wild animals, landscapes, cultural or native plants.

The entry fee is $10 per entry and may include digital manipulation of original photo. Complete eligibility and requirements are included on the Entry Form.

Entries are available via the web, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at The Bowen Center for the Arts located just North of the Historic Square in Dawsonville at 334 Highway 9 North. Art Center hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-4 and Saturday 12-4.

For more information contact Ginny Greenwood at 706.216.ARTS(2787) or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at


December 2 – 7:30 p.m. - North Georgia Chamber Symphony Concert Holiday Concert Series, Dahlonega United Methodist Church, Dahlonega, and

Dec 8-9 – 5-9 p.m. – Christmas by Candlelight at the Chief Vann House in Chatsworth. Explore a 19th century Christmas in one of America’s best-preserved Cherokee Indian homes. Cost $5.50 - $6.50. For more information, go to:   Phone 706-695-2598

Dec 9 – 7:30 a.m.- noon – Jasper Farmers Market in the Chamber of Commerce Building off Hwy 53

Thru Dec 21 – Tate House Christmas Open House Tours – Mansion Tours only, Bistro Lunch Tours, Dinner Music Tours. More info, click here. Reservations, except for Mansion tours required, click here


Thru Dec 23 – Dahlonega – Old Fashioned Christmas A parade officially bringing Santa to town is scheduled for the first Saturday in December. Carolling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theatre Christmas events on the calendar. More info HERE.

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