The 32nd Annual Spring Into Art Exhibition:

April 8 – June 5, 2019

The Annual Spring Into Art Exhibition provides artists of all levels with the opportunity to participate in a truly unique art exhibition. This unique art exhibition is open to all artists (18+) who work in most any medium. Selections for awards are based on a dual-judge review, which will be conducted without knowledge of the artists’ identity, title or price of work. The judges are carefully selected for their knowledge and ability to judge works based on merit alone. Participating artists are welcome free of charge, and are permitted one additional guest with the $60 entry fee option. Tickets to the Gala are available for purchase at $45 each.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 – Deadline for entry Completed entry form & entry fee should be received or postmarked by Thursday,
  • March 15, 2019– Mail forms to Turner Center, 527 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31601
  • Thur, Fri & Sat, March 28, 29, 30 – Art delivery dates Labeled works should be delivered to the Turner Center for the Arts at 527 N. Patterson St. in Valdosta, Georgia.
  • Delivery hours: Thursday, March 28, from 10am -6pm, Friday & Saturday, March 31 & 30 from, 10am – 5pm. (Use labels provided on reverse side of this brochure.)
  • Monday, April 8, 2019 – Opening reception Gala The opening reception Gala will be from 6 – 9pm. Tickets for the event are $45 each. Participating artists will be welcome free of charge. Participating artists who enter at the $60 fee rate may bring one guest. Artists will gain entry to the Gala by checking in at the artists’ table. The exhibit will open to free public viewing starting April 9.

Preston McLane, Ph.D., J.D.

Preston McLane is the Director of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. Preston’s doctoral research focused on the conceptual relationships between the Baroque genre paintings of Alessandro Magnasco and the Spanish picaresque novels of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Prior to coming to Florida State, he lived in Moscow, Russia, where he received his MA from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a thesis on the emergence of synthetic realism in early Soviet easel painting. Preston previously served for six years on the staff of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts and has been a curatorial fellow at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Appleton Museum of Art, and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

Preston’s research interests include artistic adaptations of the picaresque literary genre and Don Quixote; fictitiousness in early modern and contemporary art; nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian and Soviet art; and the application of property theory to cultural resources and heritage sites.

Katie Dobson Cundiff

Katie Dobson Cundiff is an award-winning painter known for her bold and confident brushwork of impressionist landscapes, outdoor still lifes, and figure.

Katie was drawing on the floor of her illustrator father’s studio from the time she could hold a pencil, and realized her destiny as an artist at an early age. Early endeavors rewarded her with scholarships, earning a BFA in painting from Ringling College of Art and Design.

A love of the out of doors and passion for paint has resulted in numerous awards and recognition in plein air events, juried shows, and festivals across the country.

Katie is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, American impressionists Society, American Women Artists, and master signature member of Women Painters of the Southeast. She is currently an adjunct professor at Ringling College and conducts private workshops in drawing and painting en plein air and in her Sarasota, Florida studio.


Katie is currently represented by:

Anderson Fine Art, St. Simons Island, GA; Coconut Grove Gallery, Miami, FL and Madeby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

[email protected]

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2018 – Spring Into Art ends The exhibit will remain on display until 6pm on June 5.
  • Thursday & Friday, June 6 & 7 – Art Pickup dates
    • All works must be picked up from the Turner Center on Thursday, from 10am – 6pm and Friday, from 10am – 5pm. Works selected for the Colson Calendar will be ready for pickup at a later date, and artists will be notified.

For more artwork entry information, download the Spring Into Art Entry Form by clicking the button below. Call 229-247-2787 with any questions.

Best In Show

Mary VanLandingham, Nashville, GA, “The Last Day”

Painting Catagory
1st place: Earle McKey, Valdosta, GA, “Garden-In-Aix”
2nd place: Steven S. Walker, Hahira, GA, “Prosperity Path”
3rd place: Suzanna Winton, Thomasville, GA, “Drinking Buddies 2”

Drawing / Printmaking / Mixed Media Category
1st place: Anda Chance McAlpin, FL, “Threshersaurus”
2nd place: Travis D. Simmons, Valdosta, GA, “The Black Dog”
3rd place: Sean Hurley, Valdosta, GA, “Compressors”

Digital Arts / Photography Category
1st place: Tim Teasley, Valdosta, GA, “Applebee’s Afternoon”
2nd place: L. Stephanie Smith, Quitman, GA “Life Saver”
3rd place: Evelyn L. Mercer, Hahira, GA, “Glynn Willis Rd.”

Sculpture / Ceramics / Jewelry / Crafts Category
1st place: Julie Barnes Smith, Valdosta, GA, “Basket”
2nd place: Don Penny, Hahira, GA, “Kilauea Process”
3rd place: Patsy Buccy, Valdosta, GA, “Treasures of the Earth”

Honorable Mention
Dee Aurandt Athens, GA Somewhere in Time
Harvie Ann Cox Moultrie, GA Peaches and Lace
Annette Crosby Valdosta, GA Go with the Flow
Christine Flanagan Live Oak, FL What a Beauvoir
Kristy Hughes, Valdosta, GA, We Forgot About the Spaciousness Above the Clouds
Zach O’Brien Adel, GA Double Crossed
Tom Phillips Valdosta, GA Cumberland #2
Sally Turner Querin Valdosta, GA Creeper
Dave Richards Valdosta, GA Tall, Dark and Handsome
Maggie Scruggs Valdosta, GA Nurtured

Merit Award
Walter Altman, Valdosta, GA, Salt Marsh Lambs
David L. Bechler, Menlo, GA, Eel in the Depths
Marilyn F. Bechler, Menlo, GA, On the Hiawassee
Minnie G. Brown, Sycamore, GA, Still Life with Copper
Jeff Byers, Perry, FL, Java Joe Coffee & Tea Service
Paul Consolini, Valdosta, GA, Untitled II
Tiffany Courington, Valdosta, GA, A Good Day Fishing
Larry Elshoff, Lake City, FL, Secret Stream
Rosemary S. Ferguson, Tallahassee, FL, Aqua Velva Palm
Rosemary S. Ferguson, Tallahassee, FL, Catch of the Day
Sean Hurley, Valdosta, GA, Hutton and 12th, Troy, New York
Fay Bridges Hyatt, Valdosta, GA, Sunset
Marilyn K. Jones, Live Oak, FL, Golden Beauties
Andrea Kimble, Nashville, GA, Making Up
J. Stephen Lahr, Valdosta, GA, ABC
Mary Myeong-a Lee, Tallahassee, FL, Time After Time
Suzanne Marcil, McAlpin, FL, Ribbon Candy
D. Arthur McBride, Havana, FL, Remembering Pop
Karin Murray, Valdosta, GA, Seasonal Traces
A. Blake Pearce, Valdosta, GA, Nanny Goat Beach – Sapelo Island I
Sarah P. Reynolds, Lake Park, GA, Untitled I
Derek Schaper, Valdosta, GA, Totem #9
Michael T. Schmidt, Hahira, GA, Industrial Fuel
Susan Wehling, Valdosta, GA, Introspective
Sherry Wetherington, Valdosta, GA, Magnifique Bouquet De Fleurs


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