Calling all Union Parish artists...young and older...amateur and pro Do you love to paint, sculpt, photograph? Or maybe you love to create quilts or crochet or design fabric items? Do your sketches capture something special about the subject? Are you new to art creation...or have you expressed yourself through art for decades? Then the Union Arts Council Competitive Art Exhibition 2021 is CALLING YOUR NAME. For complete details ("prospectus"), click the" Artist info here" button above. You will see that entries are due on Friday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. IF THIS TIME SLOT IS DIFFICULT FOR YOU, please let us know and we will accommodate you in some way. Entries will be judged the afternoon of the 26th by esteemed artist and educator Vitus Shell (see article below). Public viewing of the entries will be Saturday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Union Arts Council announces juror for competition The Union Arts Council is pleased to announce that Vitus Shell will juror its ninth annual Competitive Art Exhibition on March 27. Shell is a mixed-media collage painter born in Monroe, Louisiana, where he lives and works as a visiting assistant professor of art at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The UAC exhibition will feature entries from Union Parish adult and youth artists, working in any art medium. The show will be held in the Dance Studio of Union Parish, 301 N. Lafayette Street, Farmerville, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shell earned a BFA from Memphis College of Art in 2000 and an MFA from the University of Mississippi in 2008. Currently, he is working on a group show at the Masur Museum in Monroe, titled “The South Got Something to Say.” Shell has participated in exhibits across the country, painted a mural for the National Civil Rights Museum's NBA Pioneers exhibit, and was commissioned for public art by the Memphis UrbanArt Commission.
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Competitive Art Exhibition now a great memory
Jamie Anderson with her Best of Show glass mosaic, "Much Ado about Something"
Chosen Best of Show in the Union Arts Council’s Competitive Art Exhibition on Nov. 2, 2019, was a glass mosaic entitled “Much Ado about Something” crafted by Jamie Anderson. Earning People’s Choice honors was Nicole Ramsey’s painting, “Sunrise Voyage.” Retired Louisiana Tech art professor Charlie Meeds was juror for the competition. The eighth annual art exhibition was held at Edgewood Plantation in Farmerville, and drew 55 entries by 20 Union Parish artists. Winners received ribbons and cash prizes. Blue ribbon winners in other categories were Melanie Douthit, professional, two-dimensional; Audie Maxey, professional, sculpture; Richard Lowery, professional, photography; Nicole Ramsey, amateur, two-dimensional; Kay Carroll, amateur, sculpture; Bonnie Harrison, amateur, pottery; Tammy McKown, amateur, photography; Barbara Sisk, folk art. Maggie BeDoit earned first place honors in the youth division. Other winners: Professional, two-dimensional: Jamie Anderson, second place; Melanie Douthit, three honorable mentions. Professional, three-dimensional: Audie Maxey, second place. Professional, photography: Richard Lowery, second place and honorable mention. Amateur, two-dimensional: Barbara Sisk, second place; Nicole Ramsey, third; Dave Beckler, honorable mention; Bonnie Harrison, honorable mention. Amateur, photography: Diane Horton, second place; Mindalyn Barrelle, third; Diane Horton, honorable mention. Folk Art: Erin Lyons, second place. Sponsors of this year's event were Bayou General Store, Edgewood Plantation, Janet Fortenberry-State Farm, Dawn Frasier, Sheriff Dusty Gates, Union General Hospital, DeLoutre View Farms, Kilpatrick Funeral Homes, Tammy McKown, Joel Taylor CPA, and Pam Holloway.
Nicole Ramsey's painting, "Sunrise Voyage," was chosen by art show visitors for the "People's Choice" award