About Me

Mary VanLandingham

               

                   

              

Artist Bio

Mary VanLandingham is a traditional painter based out of South Georgia. With the use of oil paints, Mary specializes in creating lively and vivid imagery referencing the outside world. Her love and appreciation for the natural world is essential, and she strives to recreate scenes that embody a sense of both comfort and bewilderment. 

Mary was born and raised in South Georgia, and developed an interest for art at an early age. While pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Valdosta State University, she took an immediate liking to oil paints. 

She then combined her admiration for nature with her passion of oil painting, and began expressing place and perspectives that provide peace and familiarity. 

She has participated in exhibitions across to the United States and enjoys showing her work in new places. Mary works part-time in her home studio located in Nashville, Georgia. She is also a librarian at her second favorite place, Willis L. Miller library located in Valdosta, Georgia.

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Artist CV

  

Education

Valdosta State University, Bachelors of Fine Arts

Awards and Acknowledgements

2016 Honorable Mention at South West Ga Student Competition – Albany, Ga

2017 2nd Place at Valdosta State University Student Competition – Valdosta, Ga

2017 Outstanding B.F.A. – Art Student – Valdosta State University – Valdosta, Ga

2017 2nd Place at South West Ga Student Competition – Albany, Ga

2018 Harley Langdale Purchase Award – Valdosta, Ga

2018 Outstanding B.F.A. – Art Student – Valdosta State University – Valdosta, Ga

2018 2nd Place at Pines and Palms Fall into Art – Thomasville, Ga

2019 Judges Choice Award – Lemonade Stand Gallery Small Works – Key West, Fl

2019 Best in Show – Turner Center Spring Into Art – Valdosta, Ga

Internship

2016-18 Steven Walker Studios – Hahira, Ga

Instruction

2015-16 Assistant Art Teacher, Boys and Girls Club – Valdosta, Ga

Community Service

2017 Demonstration for Lowndes High School - Valdosta, Ga

2017 Demonstration at Plough Gallery – Tifton, Ga 

2018 Demonstration for Lowndes High School – Valdosta, Ga 

Exhibitions

2016 Valdosta State University Student Competition – Valdosta, Ga

2016 South West Ga Student Competition – Albany, Ga

2017 Valdosta State University Student Competition – Valdosta, Ga

2017 Turner Center for the Arts “Spring into Art” – Valdosta, Ga

2017 CCHA Spring “Art at the Mill” – Millwood, Va

2017 The Georgia Artists Exhibition – Moultrie, Ga

2017 CCHA Fall “Art at the Mill” – Millwood, Va

2017 TPCAC “The Art of Being Southern” – Troy, Alabama

2017 Nashville Harvest Festival Art Exhibit – Nashville, Ga

2017 South West Ga Student Competition – Albany, Ga

2017 Turner Center for the Arts “Boundless” – Valdosta, Ga

2017 Randy Higbee Gallery, “6” Squared Exhibition” – Costa Mesa, Ca

2017 Plough Gallery “4thAnnual Holiday Celebration” – Tifton, Ga

2018 Glave Kocen Gallery, 11thAnnual “Size Doesn’t Matter” – Richmond, Va

2018 VSU Martha G. Smart Gallery solo show – Valdosta, Ga

2018 Richeson Gallery “Richeson75 Small Works” – Kimberly, WI

2018 Valdosta State University Student Competition – Valdosta, Ga

2018 CCHA Spring “Art at the Mill” – Millwood, Va

2018 Turner Center for the Arts “Spring into Art” – Valdosta, Ga

2018 FCCA “Power of Red” – Fredricksburg, Va 

2018 Grand opening of South Georgia Regional Library – Valdosta, Ga 

2018 Pines and Palms “Fall into Art” – Thomasville, Ga

2018 Glave Kocen Gallery “The Pond” – Richmond, Va

2018 CCHA Fall “Art at the Mill” – Millwood, Va

2019 Glave Kocen Gallery “Size Doesn’t Matter” – Richmond, Va

2019 Richeson Gallery “Richeson75 Small Works” – Kimberly, WI

2019 Art at the Center 2019 National Juried Exhibition – Overland Park, Ks

2019 Lemonade Stand Gallery Small Works Exhibiton – Key West, Fl

2019 Turner Center “Spring Into Art” – Valdosta, Ga

2019 CCHA Spring “Art at the Mill” – Millwood, Va

2019 Riverside Art Center “For the Love of the Moon” – Wapakoneta, Oh

2020 Glave Kocen Gallery “Size Doesn’t Matter” – Richmond, Va

2020 Turner Center “On My Mind” – Valdosta, Ga