Art Exhibit takes on new twist

Union Arts Council will hold its fifth annual Competitive Art Exhibition on Saturday, November 12, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. inside the beautiful Edgewood Plantation just west of Farmerville on Hwy. 2.   This FREE event is always a popular occasion in our parish, attracting artists and art-lovers to see paintings, photography, sculpture, fabric art, and other creative wonders.  We’ve added a new feature to this year’s event:

“Music and Mimosas” from 2 to 4 p.m.   Visitors can view stunning works by our own local artists, and enjoy a little bubbly and music. Free of charge!   (although donations are greatly appreciated)    What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Several artworks might be for sale, as well.
Thanks to Edgewood owners Pat and Kay Carroll for graciously hosting this art exhibit.


Art competition/show set for Nov. 12

Union Arts Council will hold its fifth annual Competitive Art Exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at the beautiful Edgewood Plantation near Farmerville, LA.  Winners will receive prize money and ribbons.

Artists currently or formerly living in Union Parish are invited to submit their works on Friday, Nov. 11, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the site, located at 8876 Hwy. 2, at the western edge of Farmerville.  Entry fee is $10 for amateurs and $15 for professionals; fee covers up to three entries.  Additional entries are $5 each; maximum is three additional items.  Categories are two-dimensional art (paintings, drawings, photographs, etc.), three-dimensional art (sculpture, pottery, woodcarving, etc.), and folk art.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to compete in in the youth division.  There is no entry fee.

Juror will be Stacy Thomas Medaries, art instructor at Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe.  She holds BFA and MFA degrees from Louisiana Tech University, and is an active studio artist well-known in the Monroe region.  She is most versatile in studio, exploring clay sculpture, acrylic painting, drawing, jewelry and especially hermost recent approach to repousse relief sculpture.  Medaries is represented by the Sugar Gallery in Monroe.

For complete artist prospectus, click link below


Competitive Art Exhibition – Dec. 5, 2015

Artists currently or formerly living in Union Parish, LA, are invited to enter the fourth annual Union Arts Council Competitive Art Exhibition on December 5, 2015, being held at Farmerville United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 301 Anthony St., Farmerville, LA.  Both professionals and amateurs may enter, with separate categories for each.  Youth in grades 9-12 are also invited to participate.  Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded.UAC_show-entries-4PROSPECTUS, 2015

See attached prospectus for complete details.


UAC Art Show Inspires Watermelon Festival Attendees

Peoples Choice_Watermelon Art Show 2015

People’s Choice Award by Chaba Simpson

UAC Art Show_Watermelon Festival 2015

Youth Inspired by Art Show


Over 600 visitors enjoyed visual and performing arts at the Second Annual Union Arts Council Art Show in the Courthouse during last weekend’s Louisiana Watermelon Festival. Visitors of the art exhibition voted for the “People’s Choice”, which was awarded this year to Chaba Simpson for her painting entitled, “Peaceful”. About forty five works of art were exhibited at the show and live musical performances entertained art goers. It was free to enter works of art and free for the public to visit the art show. This is was the second year that the Union Arts Council sponsored this event. “We want to spread the word about Union Arts Council, and get more local art lovers involved,” said Bob Ward, UAC exhibit chair. This event did just that. Union Parish Artists displayed their art work and local musicians performed for the art-inspired crowds.  Local entertainer, Amanda McDowell, organized the Performing Artists that entertained the crowds and Bob Ward headed up the visual art exhibition. “Without the individuals that volunteer for the Union Arts Council, this event would not be possible,” said Nancy Love, President of UAC.  “We want to thank all UAC volunteers for this event, including Joyce and Jimmy Grier, Dona and Jim Funderburk, Jean Jones, Betty and Gary Thomas, Chaba and Robert Simpson.” There were a number of young artists that displayed their talent and showed interest by signing up to be involved with future events of the Union Arts Council. “It was so good to see so many young artists express their interest in the performing and visual arts, said Joyce Grier, member of UAC Board of Directors. You can follow Union Arts Council events on their Website,, and on Facebook at Union Arts Council has a monthly members meeting on the first Monday of each month (no meeting in August) at 4:00 PM, at the Farmerville United Methodist Church. These meetings have guest speakers, visual art demonstrations, and performing arts shows.   All art lovers and supporters are invited.

Shauna Hamilton


Shauna Hamilton gave a wonderful piano performance at Union Arts Council’s Open Membership meeting Monday, May 18th. She sang a variety of music, including a piece from The Sound of Music.

UAC meets every third Monday of the month at 4pm at the United Methodist Church in Farmerville for an Open Membership meeting, and everyone is invited to attend. Each month we feature a different artist. If you sing, dance, play an instrument, write, paint or do any art form, we’d love for you to share your art with us. Contact UAC at

Join us at our next Open Membership meeting Monday, June 15, 4pm. Artist TBA

Shauna Hamilton at UAC Membership Meeting

Singer-pianist Shauna Hamilton will present a musical program at the Union Arts Council membership meeting on Monday, May 18, at 4 p.m., in the fellowship hall of Farmerville United Methodist Church (on Anthony Street across street from U.P. High School). Members and wannabes are welcome!!!!

Shauna is a local piano teacher and choir director at Farmerville United Methodist Church. She and hubby Rev. Hank Hamilton came to Farmerville nearly a year ago, and have endeared themselves to the community. You will enjoy Shauna’s presentation Monday.