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)

19th Annual Juried VSU Student Competition


All currently enrolled VSU Students, regardless of major are invited to enter the Student Competition. At least $500 in awards will be announced at the opening reception Monday, March 20.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, Midnight.

·       Up to 4 individual  original artworks may be submitted.

·       No entry fee. No late entries.

·       All art is submitted as jpg (96 dpi) images through this website.

·       No reproductions, copies or prints of original art allowed.

·       All work must have been completed by the student while attending VSU, but need not be from an art class.

·       2-D works must be framed with a wire attached to the back or otherwise professionally presented. (See Presentation Guidelines page.)

·       All media and styles of artwork are accepted, including but not limited to drawing, painting, mixed media, aqueous media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, small metals, jewelry, photography (digital and darkroom,) illustration (digital and traditional,) interior design (presentation boards, illustrations, models, etc.,) computer animation, and graphic design.


Judge and juror: Julie Guyot

Ms. Guyot graduated with her BFA in ceramics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1994 and her MFA in studio art from Florida State University in 2008.  She founded a community-building ceramic lending project called Take Out Project in 2012. She is a full-time studio artist and resides in Tallahassee Florida with her husband, Clayton and her dogs, Lucy and Rudy.

Questions? Contact Julie Bowland, Gallery Director or call 229. 333.5835.

2016-2017 Exhibition Schedule -

Prints and Textiles from Poland

Prints and Textiles from Poland

February 13 - March 3, 2017 
Opening Reception: Monday, February 13, 6-7:30pm

image: Paweł Kwiatkowski

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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