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. 

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





VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery invites the community to explore Art & Design Faculty Exhibition 2020 at

Julie Bowland, gallery director, says the virtual multi-media show features “a wide variety of media, aesthetic outlooks, and visual expression representing the broad range of interests and talents of the VSU Department of Art & Design.”  

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition 2020 showcases works by a few new faculty artists as well as some returning favorites — Julie Bowland, Evelyn Davis-Walker, Lindsay Godin, Craig Hawkins, Abigail Heuss, Selena Nawrocki, Ray Noll, Kyoung-Im Park, Lauren Peterson, Michael Schmidt, Taylor Shaw, and Kaleena Stasiak.  

Bowland says, “This very popular event is where our Department of Art & Design faculty members show that they don’t just ‘talk the talk” but also ‘walk the walk,’ as all studio instructors are also practicing artists and designers.”

Due to the ongoing global health crisis, the Dedo Maranville Fine Gallery’s physical on-campus location will remain closed throughout the fall semester. Believing walls and a ceiling are not required to celebrate the arts, the gallery staff plans to temporarily host all upcoming exhibits on a virtual platform at The next show, Art & Design Foundations Exhibit, opens virtually on Sept. 28.

Contact Julie Bowland at (229) 333-5835 or to learn more about VSU’s virtual gallery. Individual artists featured in the current Art & Design Faculty Exhibition may be contacted directly for more information about their work.

- Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator


Senior Art & Design virtual Exhibition poster Spring 2020

VSU College of the Arts FINE 2020 Art & Design Senior:


“Every member of our senior class seeks to convey the truth of our life experiences within our art. We use radical, social and political ideas in our work, directly engaging with our audience to promote conversation and understanding.Creativity is essential to our personal growth and the expression of our individual truths, and design is our vehicle to engage the public, to educate and inform. Every one of us are unapologetically ourselves, and this show is documentation of our lives and our art in-progress; ​Presented to you, In BOLD. ”

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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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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