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35th Annual Spring Into Art

The Annual Spring Into Art Exhibition provides visual artists of all skill levels an open invitation to participate in the region’s foremost art exhibition.
Exhibit is open to the public April 12 – June 8, 2022.


Travis D. Simmons, Valdosta, GA, “Frankenstein”


1st place: Adam Calvin, Lake Park, GA, “In a Drawer”
2nd place: Pam Scruggs, St. Simons Island, GA, “Shy Girl”
3rd place: Lanell Shen, Valdosta, GA, “Big Splendor”


1st place: Christine Flanagan, Live Oak, FL, “Be Kind”
2nd place: Lindsay Sebastian, Valdosta, GA, “The Unidentified”
3rd place: Jeffrey Smart Baisden, Live Oak, FL, “Union Men”


1st place: L. Stephanie Smith, Quitman, GA, “Boss”
2nd place: Mike Tanner, Nicholls, GA, “The River”
3rd place: Larry Elshoff, Lake City, FL, “River Retreat”


1st place: Walter Hobbs, Valdosta, GA “Vessel”
2nd place: Dave Richards, Valdosta, GA, “Frolicking Wormy Wood”
3rd place: Michael T. Schmidt, Hahira, GA, “Gulf and Phillips 66 Oil Cans”

Katherine Taylor, Hahira, GA, “Southern Muse
Julie Barnes Smith, Valdosta, GA, “Basket Traditions in Clay
Joe Morgan, Valdosta, GA, “Thoughts of Jesterday
Janice K. Smith, Valdosta, GA, “Fly Away With Me
Jill Bright, Hahira, GA, “A Confusion
Nichols Grier, Valdosta, GA, “Blackstar Hoodie
Todd Wessel, Valdosta, GA, “Michigan’s Carr goes out a winner
Bonnie Rabert, St. Simons Island, GA, “On the Course
Tom Powell, Marietta, GA, “Mycology
Ron Thomson, Thomasville, GA, “Above

2022 Spring Into Art Sponsors


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Randy and Susan Allison
John and Susan Dukes
The Rev. Walter and Gail Hobgood
Tom and Merry Jo Kurrie
McLane Funeral & Cremation Services
Sally Turner Querin
Rose Consulting Law
Thacker Dermatology
Susan Turner
Warren and Kelly Turner
Valdosta Insurance Services, Inc.
Wild Adventures Theme Park
Buddy LaHood
Astro Exterminating Services


Citizens Community Bank
CJB Industries
Kenny and Susan Crago
Rev. and Mrs. Peter Ingeman
Miller Hardware Company
Renasant Bank
Carreen Shapiro
Studio 8 Design, Architects
Wright and Betsy Turner
Valdosta Commercial Doors
Mala Vallotton
Mr. and Mrs. Rouse Vallotton
Event Point



Alday, Wright, & Giles, P.C.
Stephanie and David Blevins
Jan Brice
Converse and Jill Bright
Dean Brooks
Will and Jane Burgsteiner
Jim and Ingrid Carroll
Gloria Boyette Corker
Charles and Jennie Eidson
Brad and Tina Folsom
Dr. Lucy Greene
Steve and Cathy Johnson
Kaleidoscope Gallery & Emporium
Dr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Lahr
Landis International, Inc.
Langdale Place
Drs. Dennis and Patricia Marks
Nancy McGee
Judge and Mrs. Arthur McLane
Jack and Cheryl Oliver
Giovanni and Penny Panizzi
Jennifer Powell
Chuck and Sheila Roberts
Monique Sineath
Ann Schutt
Clint and Barbara Slocumb
Allen and Roni Strickland
Jeani Synyard
Prentice and Suzanne Taylor
The Herndon Company
Al and Anne Turner
Valwood School
Nancy Warren
Wells Fargo Advisors

Important Dates:
Spring Into Art Exhibit Ends: Wednesday, June 8. The exhibit will remain on display until 6pm on June 8.
Art Pickup*: Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10. All works must be picked up from the Turner Center on Thursday, from 10am-6pm, or Friday, from 10am-4pm. Works selected for the Colson Calendar will be ready for pick up at a later date (selected artists will be notified). *Artwork not collected by August 10, 2022, will be forfeited to the Turner Center and possibly discarded.