U.S. National Deadline: November 6, 2017 – 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.
ELIGIBILITY & 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.
JUDGE & 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.
At least $1,500.00 will be awarded.
The fee to enter is $35.00 for one, two or three artworks.
All accepted 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
- 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: email@example.com (229) 333-5835.
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
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.
Valdosta State University
Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery
Department of Art
1500 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698
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