February 8, 2017

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Annual Juried Student Art Competition Accepting Submissions, Deadline is Feb. 22

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is now accepting submissions for its 19th annual Juried Student Art Competition. All currently enrolled students, regardless of their major area of study, are encouraged to participate.

A maximum of four two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional works may be submitted for the Juried Student Art Competition. This includes graphic design, illustration, interior design (presentation boards, illustrations, models, and so on), computer animation, drawing, printmaking, painting, aqueous media, jewelry, photography (digital and darkroom), ceramics, small metals, sculpture, and mixed media.

Artwork must be submitted by the student applicant, not a faculty member, and must be original. Reproductions or prints of original work will not be considered. The work must have been completed while attending VSU and must not have been previously exhibited in the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery.

Submissions will be accepted at http://blog.valdosta.edu/studentcomp/ until midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 22. There are no entry fees, but there is prize money to be won — $200 for first place, $125 for second place, $100 for third place, $75 for fourth place, and six merit awards of $50 Binders Art Supplies gift cards.

Julie Guyot, 2017 Student Art Competition judge, will review the digital submissions and select the pieces that will be featured in the Juried Student Art Competition. Students will be notified of acceptance via email on Monday, Feb. 27. Only those submissions accepted by the juror will compete for awards and be featured in the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery from Monday, March 20, through Friday, April 7.

Guyot is a full-time studio artist who lives in Tallahassee, Fla., with her husband, Clayton, and her dogs, Lucy and Rudy. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1994 and a Master of Fine Arts in studio art from Florida State University in 2008. She founded Take Out Project, a community-building ceramic lending initiative, in 2012. 

Contact Julie Bowland, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery director, at (229) 333-5835 or jabowlan@valdosta.edu for more information. 

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