The 33rd Annual Spring Into Art Exhibition

May 11 – June 24, 2020

Welcome to our online Spring Into Art Sales Gallery! Please scroll through the artwork and when something catches your eye, just contact us to purchase. Call 229.247.2787 or send an email to Jessica at [email protected]. Thank you for your patronage!

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.

Important Dates:

Spring Into Art Ends: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The exhibit will remain on display until 6 p.m.

Art Pickup: Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 2020
All works must be picked up from the Turner Center on Thursday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Works selected for the Colson Calendar will be ready to pick-up at a later date, and artists will be notified.

Call 229.247.2787 with any questions.

2020 Best In Show

Mary Vanlandingham, Nashville, GA, “Abandoned Memories at Atalaya”

Painting Category
1st place: Steven S. Walker, Hahira, GA, “Streaming at Dusk”
2nd place: Annette Crosby, Valdosta, GA, “Visual Poetry”
3rd place: D. Arthur McBride, Havana, FL, “Soledad”

Drawing / Printmaking / Mixed Media Category
1st place: Glinda Pennock, McAlpin, FL, “Sundays Best”
2nd place: Tina Lanza Corbett, High Springs, FL, “Betcha Can’t Eat Just One”
3rd place: Joshua Jones, Valdosta, GA, “Paper Cut II”

Digital Arts / Photography Category
1st place: Amanda Yates, Valdosta, GA, “Southern Sadness”
2nd place: Thomas Phillips, Valdosta, GA, “Is That You, Deer?
3rd place: Tim Teasley, Valdosta, GA, “For Philip Larkin”

Sculpture / Ceramics / Jewelry / Crafts Category
1st place: Leslie Wallace-Coon, Apalachicola, FL, “Big Jake”
2nd place: Rusty Borders, Valdosta, GA, “Mid-Century Modern Birdhouse”
3rd place: Dedo Maranville, Valdosta, GA, “Toni the Pony”

Honorable Mention
Barbara Balzer, Tallahassee, FL, “‘Amor Fati’ He Whispered
Anda Chance, McAlpin, FL, “Waiting for the Weather to Clear
Brenda Francis, Tallahassee, FL, “Regal II
Anne Hemple, Tallahassee, FL, “Petals of Glory
Buddy LaHood, Valdosta, GA, “Joshua 1:9
Cynthia Mantini, Lake City, FL, “Enticing Azure
Lawrence Frederick Peterson, Lake Park, GA, “Urban Entre
Dave Richards, Valdosta, GA, “Catch Me If You Can
Suzanna Winton, Thomasville, GA, “Lily Pads I
Travis Simmons, Valdosta, GA, “In Praise of Folly

2020 Spring Into Art Sponsors


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Randy and Susan Allison
Altman + Barrett Architects
Colson Printing
John and Susan Dukes
John Gayle
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Goddard, III
Packaging Corporation of America
Sally Turner Querin
David Rose
Dr. Susan A. Turner
Warren and Kelly Turner
Valdosta Daily Times


Citizens Community Bank
J. Converse and Jill Bright
Commercial Cleaning Industries
Dr. and Mrs. Frank T. Corker
Rev. Walter and Gail Hobgood
Nancy McGee
Renasant Bank
Bill and Cindy Slaughter
Steel’s Jewelry Company, Inc.
Jeani Synyard
Thacker Dermatology
Betsy and Wright Turner
Valdosta Commercial Doors
Valdosta Magazine
Mala Vallotton



Alday, Wright & Giles, P.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Blanchard
Dean Brooks
CJB Industries, Inc.
Colony Bank
Colson Business Systems, Inc.
Brad and Tina Folsom
John and Robin Fretti
Kaleidoscope Gallery & Emporium
Dr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Lahr
Landis International, Inc.
Langdale Place
Drs. Dennis and Patricia Marks
Judge and Mrs. Arthur McLane
Nexxtep Technology Services, Inc.
Cheryl and Jack Oliver
Fritz and Mildred Scarborough
Signature Landscaping, Inc.
Monique Sineath
Clint and Barbara Slocumb
Southern OB-GYN Associates, P.C.
Sunset Farm Foods
Suzanne Taylor
Al and Anne Turner
Valenti, Rackley & Associates, LLC
Nancy DeRuyter Warren