Membership Meeting in March

UAC_Houser  Barbara Houser presented “Chalk Painting” at the Union Arts Council’s March Open Membership meeting.

UAC_OpenMtg_Houser Attendees enjoyed the “Chalk Painting” presentation by UAC’s board member, Barbara Houser.

The UAC’s Open Membership meeting is the third Monday of each month. The next meeting is April 13th, 4pm. Linda Ward will present “ACEO’s, tiny art”. The membership meetings are open to anyone interested in the arts. The meeting takes place at the United Methodist Church in Farmerville.


Membership Meeting & Presentation

UAC held its first Open Membership meeting, with a hands-on presentation by artists Adam Lewis and Wren Rogillio. They presented “Fun with Plaster,” to demonstrate the possibilities for a children’s workshop. The SAC members in attendance enjoyed painting small plaster shapes.

Our next Open Membership meeting is Monday, March 16th, 4pm, at the United Methodist Church, Farmerville. The meeting is very informal, and we will have an artist/presenter. We welcome anyone interested in furthering the arts in Union parish.


(left to right) Linda Ward, Adam Lewis, Wren Rogillio, Joyce Grier

UAC meeting, Feb 16, 2015, Betty Kennedy Betty Kennedy, new UAC member and artist, works on painting a small plaster animal shape.


The finished painted shapes!

Please Join us at our Membership Meeting!

Anyone and everyone interested in the arts is welcome to attend the Union Arts Council’s Membership Meeting on Monday, February16th, 4pm, at the United Methodist Church in Farmerville. Our current plans are to have a monthly membership meeting, with special guest presenters.

Our presenters at the Membership Meeting are Adam Lewis and Wren Rogillo. Adam is a musician and Wren is a photographer.

UAC’s 3rd Annual Competitive Art Exhibition

The winners of Union Arts Council’s 3rd Annual Competitive Art Exhibition:

Best of Show                     Adina Miller, “Austin”, portrait on porcelain

People’s Choice                Chabaket Simpson, painting of lakeside cabin

Folk Art

1st place               Adina Miller, “Rose of Sharon”, painting on porcelain

2-D Fine Arts – Amateur

1st                           Richard Lowery, “Herons in Fog” photo

2nd                          Marie Fitzgerald, “Magnolia” painting

3rd                           Barbara Houser, “Water Lotus Flower,” watercolor

Honorable Mentions      Gene Barron, Richard Lowery

2-D Fine Arts – Professional

1st                           Melanie Douthit, “Poppy Mist”

2nd                          Charlene Vail, “Granny’s Trunk”

3rd                           Joyce Beauvais, “Louisiana Saturday Night”

Honorable Mentions      Ophelia Autrey, Chabaket Simpson, Charlene Vail, Melanie Douthit

3-D Fine Art – Amateur

1st                           Jonathan Beckler, “Exposed Root”, wood sculpture

2nd                          Jonathan Beckler, “Viking Bowl”,, wood sculpture

3rd                           Jonathan Beckler, “Desert Formation”, wood sculpture

3-D Fine Art – Professional

1st                           Audie Maxey, “Walnut Hollow Form,” wood sculpture

2nd                          Audie Maxey, “Hickory Bowl,”  wood sculpture

3rd                           Audie Maxey, “Sycamore Vase,” wood sculpture


1st                           Skylar Read

2nd                          Raven Hendrix

3rd                           Sarah Patterson

ART SHOW set for December 6

ART SHOW set for December 6

Union Arts Council will hold its third annual Competitive Art Exhibition on Saturday, December 6, at Claiborne Electric Cooperative in Farmerville.  The event is open to adult amateur, adult professional, and youth artists (grades 9-12) residing in Union Parish, and to adult artists who are former residents of the parish.   Entries will be accepted in two-dimensional fine art (paintings, photography), three-dimensional art (sculpture, ceramics, etc.), and folk art.

Peter Jones, Professor Emeritus in the Louisiana Tech School of Art, will be judge for the competition.

Adult artists will receive ribbons and cash awards; youth artists will receive ribbons and gift certificates.  A “People’s Choice” award also will be presented.

Artists should bring their entries to Claiborne Electric on Friday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For details or questions, contact Bob Ward, exhibition coordinator, at 318-791-8038.  Or send email to

CLICK on prospectus, below, for complete details on art categories, entry fees, requirements for artists, etc.