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 foundations exhibition

From The Ground Up:

Art & Design Foundations

October 21 - November 8 Public Reception:  Monday, October 21, 6pm - 7:30pm

The Foundations program promotes an understanding and application of the basic elements of design, creative and analytical thinking, and problem solving. Foundations courses, which all Art & Design majors take in their first two years, are essential to pursuing a program in the visual arts. Selections from the following foundation studio classes are represented in this exhibition: 

Drawing I (ART 1010)
Drawing II (ART 1011)
2D Design (ART 1020)
3D Design (ART 1030)
Computers in Art (ART 2030)

Foundations Faculty represented: 

Julie Bowland
Evelyn Davis-Walker
Clyde Edwards
Mark Errol
Craig Hawkins
Abigail Heuss 
Kristy Hughes
Sean Hurley
Selena Nawrocki
Richard Peterman
Kalina Winska

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 -

Student competition exhibition image

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

August 26-September 13

Reception: Monday, August 26, 6pm-7:30pm

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