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Valdosta National 2018
Valdosta State University
Dedo Maranville
Fine Arts Gallery
Department of Art
1500 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Georgia
Entry Deadline: 11/6/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Valdosta National 2018): $35.00

Valdosta National 2018

The Valdosta National presents the best in contemporary art in an annual national all-media competition. Hosted by the Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, Georgia, 2018 will be the 30th year of the annual juried exhibition.

Deadline: November 6, 2017

Awards: at least $1,500.00

Exhibition: January 16-February 2, 2018

Entry fee: $35 for 3 different artworks: Up to three artworks may be submitted per artist. The fee to enter is $35.00 for one, two or three artworks. Because separates artists’ images as they are submitted, only one image may be submitted for each piece entered. To show multiple views of a single 3-D piece, please join photos into a single image before submission using such tools as are available at

  Eligibility and Guidelines: Open to all artists over 18 living in the United States.  All artwork must have been completed in the last 5 years (no earlier than 2012,) original (no Giclees or reproductions,) and not previously shown in the VSU Fine Arts Gallery. Valdosta State University faculty and staff are ineligible to apply to the Valdosta National 2018.

 Images submitted must accurately represent actual artwork or the artwork will not be exhibited. Art will be insured while in the gallery (deductible may apply, and art is not insured during transit.) Artwork may be for sale with no gallery sales commission. Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the exhibition.

 Presentation: All work must be professionally presented; 2-D work should be framed with plexi-glass, and with a hanging wire. No sawtooth hangers or glass allowed. Paintings may be gallery wrapped (with 1.5 inch edges) without additional framing. Artwork that is complicated or difficult to install (such as an installation) must be installed by artist. There is not a size limitation.

 Please note that the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery reserves the right to photograph & publish accepted work for promotional purposes. Submission of your entry indicates your acceptance of the rules of this show. 

 Judge and Juror: Linda Hall

Linda Hall is a multimedia artist that is inspired by the natural world and the human condition. She holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an occasional adjunct professor at Florida State University.  Her watercolor paintings and three-dimensional soft sculpture works have been exhibited in group and solo shows in regional and national and international publications and venues. Her work has been featured on various music CD covers, in an issue of New American Paintings and in online publications of Oxford American and Beautiful Decay. She lives in Tallahassee Florida and has a studio in the historic area of town called Smokey Hollow.

Deadline for entry: November 6, 2017, 11:59 PM Mountain Time Zone
Notifications e-mailed: By December 11, 2017
Deadline for receipt of accepted work (hand-delivered or shipped): Friday, January 5, 3PM. Note: work may be shipped and received by VSU Department of Art any time before this deadline. If you need to hand deliver work on a different day before January 5, please call the Art Office at (229) 333-5835 to make arrangements, and to ensure that someone will be in the office to receive your work.
Opening Reception: January 16, 6PM-7:30PM

Exhibition closes: Friday, February 2, 3PM
Pick up of hand-delivered work:
 Monday, February 5, 8:30AM-5:30PM. Please call VSU Art Office at 229. 333.5835 to make other arrangements if you cannot pick up on this date.
Return of shipped work: Sent by February 12, 2018

Questions? Contact Gallery Director Professor Julie Bowland: (229) 333-5835.

 VSU Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery Call for exhibition proposals!
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Valdosta State University (VSU) Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is reviewing solo and small group exhibition proposals for the 2018-2019 Season. The deadline is October 15, 2017. There is a $10 entry fee to cover administrative expenses.

Artists 18+ are invited to apply, all media will be considered, artwork is insured while in the gallery; the gallery takes no sales commission.  

All proposals are reviewed through Call for Entry Please log on to  propose an exhibition for the 2018-19 Season.

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery hosts 8 exhibitions per academic year; 3 of the time slots are open for visiting artists.

Mission Statement: The VSU 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.

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, with approximately 11,500 students, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region.
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