Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery


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The Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is committed to providing a teaching and learning environment serving a diverse student body and local audience. The Gallery fills a unique niche in the region as a venue for exhibitions showcasing student artwork as well as art from outside the region. Diverse exhibitions serve both the state and regional community by providing cultural enrichment and expanded educational opportunities to everyone. 

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery has state of the art lighting, sound and video systems, climate controls, security system and 'Mila' portable walls. For more information download the Gallery Floor Plan & Description (pdf)

VSU’s Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery and Martha G. Smart Gallery are located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, at the intersection of Brookwood Drive and Oak Street. They are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is free of charge.

Contact Julie Bowland, Gallery Director (229) 333-5835 or  to schedule a guided tour of the exhibition.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm, Friday: 8:30am-3pm



Department of Art & Design Faculty Exhibition 2021

August 23- September 24

(Please note that the gallery will not be open during the day of August 23rd, only for the reception.)

Public Reception:  Monday, August 24, 6-7:30PM
Live keyboard music by David Springfield
Please help keep our community safe. It is strongly suggested to wear a mask and social distance in the gallery and in the lobby during the reception.
Food and beverages will not be served at this reception. 
Corresponding Virtual Exhibition available at

Normal Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm, Friday: 8:30am-3pm

Please note: due to the gallery being temporarily short-staffed at this time it is suggested to email Gallery Director Julie Bowland, to confirm that the gallery is open. We plan to be back to normal hours soon!

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Art Faculty Exhibition:

Participating artists: Julie Bowland, Tommy Crane, Evelyn Davis-Walker, Clyde Edwards, Mark Errol, Jenny Evans, Lindsay Godin, Craig Hawkins, Abigail Heuss, Karin Murray, Selena Nawrocki, Ray Noll, Kyoung-Im Park, A. Blake Pearce, Richard Peterman, Michael Schmidt, Taylor Shaw, Kaleena Stasiak


Because last year the Gallery was online only, we’d like to welcome new faulty members;

Jenny Evans-Art Education

Lindsay Godin-Photography and Design

Taylor Shaw-Foundations

Kaleena Stasiak-Printmaking and Foundations


The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is Thrilled to be back live and in-person, and proud to kick off the 2021-22 Arts Season with the Art & Design Faculty Exhibition. This multi-media exhibition will feature a wide variety of media, aesthetic outlooks and visual expression, representing the broad range of interests and talents of the VSU Art and Design faculty. This very popular annual event is where art faculty members show that they don’t just “talk the talk,” but also “walk the walk,” as all studio instructors are also practicing artists.


Students, patrons, art lovers of all stripes, and community members alike will enjoy seeing the exciting new work by full and part-time art faculty, and listening to live music by the VSU Music faculty member, David Springfield.


Come celebrate the Arts with us!

VSU Call for Student Proposals


Located down the hall from the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, the Martha G. Smart Gallery offers a unique venue for student/class exhibitions, installations, and collaborative ventures. A student interested in exhibiting must submit a signed gallery contract, a written proposal briefly stating the intent of the desired use of the exhibition space, and 5 images representational of their written proposal. For a group exhibition one student must assume responsibility and sign the contract, though all exhibiting student names must be listed in proposal. 

Art Student Gallery Proposal 

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2021-2022 Exhibition Schedule -

Craig Hawkins Marbles and Candy

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

August 23-September 24

Reception: Monday, August 23, 6pm-7:30pm

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Virtual Exhibitions can be seen at