Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm, Friday: 10am-3pm (Admission is free of charge)

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.

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The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery presents:


The Valdosta State University Department of Art and Design will present its 26th Annual Juried Student Art Competition March 19 through March 29 in the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

A campus-wide invitation to participate in the 2024 Juried Student Art Competition was issued earlier this year to all currently enrolled VSU students. Regardless of their major area of study, students were encouraged to share their artistic talents by submitting two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional works, including graphic design, illustration (digital and traditional), interior design (presentation boards, illustrations, models, and so on), computer animation, drawing, printmaking (lithography, etching, silkscreen, relief, collographs, etc.), painting, aqueous media, jewelry, photography (digital and darkroom), ceramics, small metals, sculpture, and mixed media.

Mark Errol, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery interim director and ceramics faculty member, said that XX students submitted more than XX works of art for the competition and exhibition. 

Jill Foote-Hutton, the 2024 Juried Student Art Competition juror and art professor at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, reviewed the submissions and selected XX pieces to be featured in the exhibition and to compete for one of several prizes — $200 for first place, $150 for second place, $100 for third place, $50 for fourth place, and two honorable mention awards.

The winners will be announced during an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18, in the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery.


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