Martha G. Smart Student Gallery

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. 

 
Martha G. Smart was graduated from Georgia State Woman’s College in 1949 and Valdosta State College in 1973. She was an accomplished potter. She taught biology and science at Valdosta High School. Her family established a living memorial in her name to assist outstanding students through the gift of scholarship to support creative engagement and academic success. John L. Smart, her son, asked that a scholarship fund be established for educational purposes, in particular for students that exhibit an extraordinary talent in the three-dimensional arts. See more information on the Martha G. Smart Scholarship
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.

For more information or to schedule a gallery visit, contact Julie Bowland, Gallery Director at 229-333-5835 or e-mail at jabowlan@valdosta.edu