The Virginia Avery Memorial “Reflections” Juried Art Exhibition
March 9, 2024 to April 12, 2024
Dawsonville, GA
Application Dates
Oct 10 '23 to Jan 17 '24
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Feb 1, 2024



The Bowen Center for the Arts


The Virginia Avery Memorial


Juried Art Exhibition

Sponsored by The National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta Branch

Exhibit Dates: Mar 9 to Apr 12, 2024

Deadline to enter January 17, 2024


Best in Show $750

Plus awards in each category ~Painting (oil,acrylic,water color and pastel), Photography, 3-D (sculpture, jewelry and ceramics), Graphics (drawing, printmaking), and Mixed Media (everything else).

First $500, Second $300, Third $200 , HM $75 and People’s Choice ribbon


Jan 17 - Deadline: Digital images, entry form and fee due

Feb 1 - Email notification of Juror’s accepted entries

Feb 20-23 - Shipping to Bowen, 10 am -4 pm

Feb 27- Mar 1 - Hand delivered artworks delivered to Bowen, 10am-4pm

Mar 9 -  Awards reception, 2-4pm, at the Bowen Center for the Arts

Apr 12 - Exhibition closes

Apr 13 + Apr 16-17 - Artwork pickup: 10am-4pm. Return shipping will occur same week 


Painting (oil,acrylic,water color and pastel)


3-D (sculpture, jewelry and ceramics)

Graphics (drawing, printmaking)

Mixed Media (everything else).


 Madeleine Kellam


  • Fee:  $35.00 for 3 works. Pay online via ​Juried Art Services
  • 2D Size Limits: Maximum frame size not to exceed 48” in either width or height.
  • Hanging works submitted must have securely fastened hanging wire or suitable hanger according to materials (such as metal, canvas, etc.) and compatible with Bowen wall hanging system. The Bowen reserves the right to refuse the display of any unsafe or unsuitable work.
  • Sculpture may not exceed 20 lbs


  • Open to all women residents of Georgia.
  •  Artsts working in all 2D and 3D media are invited to participate. 
  • Originality: all submissions must be original works in concept, composition, and execution by the artist. Classroom/workshop pieces, copies of master works or any other artwork created under the supervision of an instructor are not eligible. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. No reproductions or copies will be accepted. 
  • Works must have been created in the last four (4) years, and not previously shown in any Pen Women or Bowen exhibitions. Artwork labels should be affixed to the back or bottom of each piece. 
  • Artwork presented for the exhibition must be identical work as submitted for entry. If not, the work and the artist will be automatically removed from exhibition.
  • Artists who do not adhere to these rules will forfeit entry fees and be disqualified from future exhibitions for the next two shows.​


Shipped artwork must arrive no later than Feb 23, 2024 and sent via UPS or FedEx to The Bowen, 334 Highway 9 North, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Artist must also enclose a prepaid return shipping label. Air Float shipping boxes are recommended. The original packaging will be retained by Bowen for return shipping to artist. 


Works will be sold at the retail value stated on Entry Form. Works not for sale should be listed “NFS.” It is the artist’s responsibility to supply retail prices. The artist will receive 60% of the retail price, the Bowen will retain 30% and Pen Women Atlanta Branch will receive 10%. The Bowen shall collect sales tax of 7% at point of sale. Payment for work sold will be sent within thirty (30) days of exhibition closing date.


By applying, artists give permission for the Atlanta Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women to exhibit their entries on the website and in publicity for the “Reflections” exhibition

The Bowen Center for the Arts, 706.216.ARTS(2787),,

NLAPW, Atlanta Branch ( 310)968.2794

For technical assistance contact or call (954)418.2827