U.S. National Deadline: November 8, 2019 – 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, 2020 will be the
32nd year of the annual juried exhibition.
On display January 21-February 7, 2020.
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 2014,)
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 2020.
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 by the
gallery.) Artwork may be for sale, with no gallery sales commission.
Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the exhibition.
JUDGE & JUROR
Didi Dunphy is the Program Supervisor at the Lyndon House Arts Center,
the civic arts campus dedicated to incorporating visual art and arts
education with the mission of enriching the community of Athens, Georgia
and beyond. She holds an MFA in in the contemporary arts from San
Francisco Art Institute. A former Visiting Scholar and Professor in the
contemporary and digital media arts at the Lamar Dodd School of Art,
UGA, Ms. Dunphy works as an independent curator in partnership with
regional art museums. In the curatorial field, she manages and designs
exhibits for the Gallery at Hotel-Indigo-Athens and the Indigo’s
GlassCube artist residency and project space. She is the guest curator
at the Albany Museum of Art responsible for gallery and educational
outreach programs through 2020.
At least $1,500.00 will be awarded.
The fee to enter is $35.00 for one, two or three artworks (scroll down to mid-page for link to entry form).
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
Artwork may be for sale with no gallery sales commission.
Questions? Contact Gallery Director Professor Julie Bowland: firstname.lastname@example.org (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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