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)

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery presents

Art is Hard

Senior Exhibition

Multi-media exhibition

April 15th – May 1st 2017

Opening Reception: April 15, 2017 1-3pm

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery presents the BFA and BA graduates in Fine Arts for the Spring 2017 term.  We invite you to join us in a celebration of their accomplishments on Saturday, April 15, from 1 to 3 PM.  

The graduating class of spring 2017 will be exhibiting a variety of artwork including drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry metalworking. The event is free to the public.  Musical entertainment provided by the VSU Student Jazz Combo.  

Creating art can be an emotional and psychological drain.  It can be difficult to express an idea or meaning without any words. Others may think art is easy and merely a method of escapism from the hardships of society—it is not.  Art is Hard is meant to challenge the public perception of art as a leisure.  On April 15th, we welcome you to celebrate and consider the works of the art presented by these ten graduates.   

The exhibit will be displayed from Saturday, April 15th through May 1st.

Lamar Benefield

Patrick Hilgert

SaraBeth Hobbs

Carlos Johnson

Erin Makay

Eliza Reyes

Keith Riley

Zachary Steele

Abigail Trella

Alex Zenzola


2017-2018 Exhibition Schedule -

Faculty Exhibition - Gheesling

Art Faculty Exhibition

August 21-September 8

Reception: Monday, August 21, 6pm-7:30pm

image: Dominick Gheesling

For more information or to schedule a gallery visit, contact Julie Bowland,

Gallery Director at 229-333-5835 or e-mail at

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The VSU Art Department Student 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. 

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