Category Archives: Dawson

Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Presents Its Member Exhibit ‘Coalescence’

Blue Ridge artists have invaded Dawsonville!

Come see the fantastic art now on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

Southern Appalachian Artist Guild's Coalescence

The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) show is titled “Coalescence” (everyone coming together) and features 28 members with 51 works in 2D and 3D. We’re always glad to see their work down mountain. SAAG’s mission is to enhance the professional and business development of artists and to maintain the art-centric vision of the artistic community.

Join for the free opening and reception June 9 from 5:00-7:00p.m. to meet these wonderful artists. If you miss the opening be sure to visit the exhibit on display until July 14th.

Don’t miss it.

The Bowen is located just North of Dawsonville’s Historic Square at 334 Highway 9N (Next door to Lanier Technical College). Hours are Tuesday to Friday 10-4 and Saturday 12-4. For further information, call 706.216.ARTS (2787), email: or check us out on FaceBook or web

Six-Month Filing Extension is not an Extension to Pay Taxes

The tax deadline is almost here, and millions of taxpayers will need more time to get their paperwork to the IRS. Liberty Tax Service assists taxpayers who need to request an automatic six-month extension to file their taxes, but Liberty reminds that an extension to file is not an extension to pay. Taxpayers who owe taxes must pay by the April 18 filing deadline or they may incur penalties and interest.

Last year, about 13 million taxpayers requested a six-month extension to file their federal income tax returns. To receive the extension, taxpayers can submit Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File. The extension gives taxpayers until Oct. 15 to file their taxes and can help taxpayers avoid a late filing penalty. However, those who owe taxes must estimate how much they owe and make payment by the filing deadline. Taxpayers will be charged interest on any tax that is not paid on time.

Taxpayers may be unable to pay all they owe. For those taxpayers, the IRS offers payment options, including an installment agreement.

Liberty Tax Service assists taxpayers who need to file for an extension. Participating Liberty Tax offices offer the service free of charge.

To find a local Liberty Tax office, call 866-871-1040 or visit Liberty Tax does take appointments, but they are not necessary.

Project Linus 2017

The Heart in Hand Quilt Guild has once again sewn quilt tops to donate to children in need!

On Saturday, March 25, thirteen members met at the Bowen Center for the Arts.  Guild member Cathy Currier, offered to quilt all the completed quilt tops. Hopefully, she knew what she was in for! After 6 hours of non-stop sewing, 48 quilt tops in all shapes and sizes, colors and designs were created. These finished quilts will be donated to various children’s organizations as part of the Heart in Hand’s “Project Linus” outreach.

Back row: Deborah Raptis, Sylvia LaFalce, Dot Edmonds, Liz Smith, Ellen Masters and Patricia Bourne Front row: Jackie Somerville, Dianne Summers, Joan Peterson, Mary Beth Tharp, Cathy Currier, Sandra Curle, and Joan Sievenpiper

Quilters participating in this year’s charitable workshop are:

Mary Beth Tharp, Dianne Summers, Ellen Masters, Jackie Somerville, Joan Peterson, Patricia Bourne, Sandra Curle, Barbara Venable, Deborah Raptis, Liz Smith, Joan Sievenpiper, Dot Edmunds and Sylvia LaFalce.

This Guild of over 55 members meet at The Bowen the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m. For more information, contact Jackie Somerville to check dates at or come to the Bowen.