Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery

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.

Located in the Fine Arts Building (on the first floor - southwest corner), the gallery has been completely renovated and updated with 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)

20th Annual Juried VSU Student Art Competition

Open to all currently enrolled VSU students, any major

$500 in awards, NO Entry Fee, All Media Accepted

Deadline: 5pm, Friday, Febraury 23

Exhibition: March 19 - April 6, 2018

Enter up to 4 different works, any media

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Questions? Contact: Julie Bowland, Gallery Director, 229.333.5835,

Valdosta National 2018

All-media Juried Competition

January 16-February 2

Reception and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, January 16, 6-7:30pm


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

Contact: Julie Bowland, Gallery Director, 229.333.5835,


More than 500 individual works of art by adult artists from across the United States were submitted for the Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery’s Valdosta National 2018. The all-media juried competition and exhibition opens at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, with a reception and awards ceremony.  

For the 30th annual showcase of contemporary visual art, Linda Hall, Valdosta National 2018 judge, selected 66 works by 54 artists from 26 states to be featured and to compete for $1,500 in awards. The selection process was highly competitive.

Julie Bowland, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery director and Department of Art and Design professor, described Valdosta National 2018 as “eccentric and raw … with a lot of unusual or unexpected mixed media, including leather, glass, buttons, resin, found objects, sewn rubber with iron, yarn, raku with mummified fish, hand-painted silk filled with sand, cast plastic with polaroid, sterling silver and shell, beverage cans, and ceramic installation, as well as more traditional bronze, oil, graphite, photography, lithography, relief print, acrylic, clay, and intaglio.”

Valdosta National 2018 will run through Friday, Feb. 2, and is open to the public. 

Hall is a Tallahassee, Florida-based multimedia artist inspired by the natural world and the human condition. Her watercolor paintings and three-dimensional soft sculpture works have been exhibited in group and solo shows in regional, national, and international publications and venues. Her work has been featured on various music CD covers, in an issue of “New American Paintings,” and in online publications of “Oxford American” and “Beautiful/Decay.” She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an occasional adjunct professor at Florida State University. 



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 at (229) 333-5835 or to learn more or to schedule a guided tour of the exhibition.

2017-2018 Exhibition Schedule -

Paul Santoleri image

Paul Santoleri


February 12-March 2

Reception: Monday, February 12, 6-7:30pm

image: Paul Santoleri

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