The Bowen Center for the Arts announces the winners of the “Smallest Little Juried Art Show”


The Bowen Center for the Arts has officially announced the winners of its most recent exhibition, the “Smallest Little Juried Art Show”.

According to a Bowen statement, the art exhibit features works from all media priced at $ 150 or less. The pieces shown at the show were judged by Mikki Root Dillon of Lilburn, GA. Dillon studied art at Ohio State University and resumed studies in printmaking, stained glass, watercolor and pastel after his retirement. His paintings are featured in several public and private collections across the United States and in publication.

This year’s first-place winner is Dahlonega’s Paul Schiemer with his play “Teacher’s Pet,” which the release said the judge found captivating.

“This illustration really won me over with its technique and intricate details for humor; wonderful composition, ”Dillon said in the release.

Second place on the show went to Jill Haack of Gainesville with “Time for Tea”, third to Ildiko Hyde of Cumming with “Autumn Road”, and fourth to Sarah Smith of Dawsonville for “Nosy Horse”.

The show’s honorable mentions were Gordon Benson for “Basket of Eggs”, Ruth Jones for “Wrightsfield Beach-South End”, Virginia Matteson for “After the Storm”, Patrick Olmsted for “Love Birds and Tree Hugger”, Marla Puziss for “Gypsy Violin and Oakland Cemetery Angel”, Dan Rhoads for “Butterfly on Cone Flower” and Sarah Smith for “Mourning Dove”.

The “Smallest Little Juried Art Show” will run until December 15th. The Bowen is located at 334 Highway 9 North and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

“The exhibit is free so that everyone can come and admire beautiful artwork and the Bowen dressed in holiday splendor,” the statement said.

For more information, contact Executive Director Ginny Greenwood by calling 706-216-2787 or emailing


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