February 12, 2019

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Annual Juried Student Art Competition Accepting Submissions, Deadline is March 1

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is now accepting submissions for its 21st 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 (digital and traditional), interior design (presentation boards, illustrations, models, and so on), computer animation, drawing, printmaking (lithography, etching, silkscreen, relief, collographs, etc.), 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, in both concept and execution. Reproductions or prints of original work will not be considered; however, printmaking, as noted above, is welcome. 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 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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, and $75 for fourth place.

Holly Ann Scoggins, 2019 Student Art Competition judge, will review the online submissions and select the pieces that will be featured in the Juried Student Art Competition. Students will be notified via email by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Only those submissions accepted by the juror will compete for awards and be featured in an exhibition in the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery from Monday, March 25, through Friday, April 12.

Scoggins serves as a professor of art at Polk State College in Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from East Carolina University and a Master of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking from the New York Academy of Art.

Visit http://blog.valdosta.edu/studentcomp/ for full submission and presentation guidelines.  

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

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