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)

show card for the senior exhibition

Senior Exhibtion:

1461 Days Later

November 17 - December 2

Opening Reception: November 17, 2019 1-3pm

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery presents BA and BFA graduates of the VSU Department of Art & Design for the Fall 2019 term. We invite you to join us in a celebration of their accomplishments on Sunday, November 17, from 1 to 3 PM. The graduating class of fall 2018 will be exhibiting a variety of artwork including drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry metalworking. The event is also free to the public.“1,461 days ago, we started this journey. We had no idea what the next 4 years had in store for us, and what we would encounter. After many sleepless nights and studio filled days, we have grown as artists and as individuals along the way. We may use similar methods to make our art, but our styles and inspirations are completely different. Movement, nature, technology, locations, and so many other things have inspired us to make the art we are presenting here. Our backgrounds may be as diverse as the beach and a farm, but we have come together for one purpose. It is finally our turn to show our work and show everyone what we as artists are capable of saying and doing.”

Exhibiting Artists:

Karley Hamm

Ashlyn Wilkerson

Alyssa McDonough

Karen Badillo

Nicole Hall

Kelsi Canfield

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

Questions? Contact Julie Bowland, Gallery Director or call 229. 333.5835.

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 

Apply for an exhibit now! Submit your proposal to Professor Julie Bowland

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.

2019-2020 Exhibition Schedule -

Valdosta National 2020 exhibition image

Valdosta National 2020 All-Media Juried Exhibtion

January 21-February 7

Reception: Tuesday, Januaryt 21, 6pm-7:30pm

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