Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thanks to the Art Show Sponsors

     Eleven community-minded individuals and businesses stepped forward to sponsor the first annual Competitive Art Exhibition on Dec. 1, 2012.  Their generosity made it possible for the Union Arts Council to create an event to showcase local artists, reward their efforts with ribbons and cash prizes, and to support the newly formed art program at Farmerville High School.  These sponsors are

Claiborne Electric Cooperative
Community Trust Bank
Joseph Cusimano, Jr., Attorney at Law
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Sharp
Joel Taylor, Taylor & Wilkes CPA

Pam & Benoit Holloway

Leslie Cobb, Dean of Flowers
Robert Earle, Attorney at Law
First National Bank
Chris Harpin, CMH Training
Denise Jones, Georgia Bell's General Store

Sponsors were invited to attend the exclusive Preview Party the evening
before the public show.  Pictured at the event are (L to R) Jenifer Gray, 
representing First National Bank; Chris and Carla Harpin of CMH Training; 
and Farmerville High School art teacher Courtney Mardis.

Jenifer Gray (left), Arts Council secretary and FNB representative, and Nancy Love arranged the enticing serving table for the Sponsor Preview Party on Friday night.

And the Winners are...

     The Union Arts Council held its first annual Competitive Art Exhibition this weekend (Dec. 1), and it was a huge success!   Fifteen adult artists entered 42 works, and approximately 100 people visited the show.  Joyce Beauvais' watercolor, "DeLoutre Bottom," was named Best of Show by the judge, Dr. Joni Noble, ULM associate professor of art.   In voting by show visitors,  Sue Abbott's rendering of a horse running through snow won the "People's Choice" ribbon.

    Farmerville High School art students entered a variety of drawings and paintings.  Art teacher Courtney Mardis was present throughout the show to share her thoughts on the future of the newly formed art program at the school.  Proceeds of the Competitive Art Exhibition will be donated to the program.
   Other winners:
Adult Professional, two-dimensional fine art:  
First -- Peggy Touchstone
Second -- Sue Abbott
Third -- Joyce Beauvais
Adult Amateur, two-dimensional fine art:
First -- Sallie Holloway
Second -- Rickie Cox
Third -- Angela Hendrix
Honorable Mention -- Rickie Cox
Adult, three-dimensional fine art:
First -- Audie Maxey
Second --  Audie Maxey
Adult, Folk Art
First -- Jim Funderburk
Second -- Joye Hinton
Third -- Manuel Watkins and Jim Funderburk
Youth, two-dimensional fine art:
First -- Zachary Garza
Second -- Luis Rodriguez
Third -- Jackson Mason, Courtney Arledge, and Paradise Davis


Dr. Joni Noble (center), art show judge, chats with UAC president Kathy Watkins and art show coordinator Bob Ward

Sallie Holloway with her drawing that earned first place in Adult Amateur two-dimensional category

 Jim Funderburk with his scrimshaw wingbone turkey call that took first place in Folk Art category

Audie Maxey's wood sculptures earned first and second place in the three-dimensional fine art category

FHS student Zachary Garza earned first place in the Youth category for his drawing

Joye Hinton's painted ceramic vase earned second place in the Folk Art category

Rickie Cox earned second place honors in the Adult amateur two-dimensional fine art category for his oil painting

Angela Hendrix with her Mardi Gras-inspired drawing that earned third place award in the Adult amateur two-dimensional fine art category
Lana and Minor Patton were two of the nearly 100 visitors to the Competitive Art  Exhibition.   Here, they view Dr. Joni Noble's painting on display during the show.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Art show slated for Saturday, Dec. 1 

     The public is invited to view entries in the Competitive Art Exhibition being held Saturday, Dec. 1, in Farmerville by the Union Arts Council. The art show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Farmerville High School, 300 Anthony St. Admission is free. Many artworks will be for sale to the public. Proceeds of the event will be donated to the art program of Farmerville High School. The entries by Union Parish artists will be in a variety of media: two-dimensional fine art (paintings, drawings, photographs), three-dimensional fine art, and folk art. All entries will be judged by Dr. Joni Noble, associate professor of art at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Adult winners will be awarded ribbons and cash prizes; youth winners will receive ribbons and gift cards. Show visitors will also vote for the “People’s Choice” winner. Art show visitors are invited to attend other Farmerville events on the same day: the Historical District Tour of Homes, children’s programs at the library, and the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m.
ARTISTS:  For specifics on entering your works in the show, see earlier post regarding the prospectus.

"Christmas in the Country" events: art show, tour, Santa, parade, shopping

The weekend of Dec. 1-2 will be abuzz with Christmas activities in Farmerville, starting with the Arts Council's Art Show:
  • The Union Arts Council’s first annual Competitive Art Exhibition will be held at the Farmerville High School auditorium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1, and will feature local artists’ works in all media. Many items will be for sale. Admission is free. The school is located on Anthony Street near Academy Street.
  • The Historical District Association of Farmerville will hold its second annual Tour of Homes from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Homes on the tour are located along Academy Street and Bayou Street. The theme this year is “Love Stories.” Tour tickets are $5, and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, 116 N. Main St., Farmerville, and at the offices of Dr. Steven Unkel, 811 James Ave., Farmerville.
  • "Love Warms the Heart of Christmas" -- 2 to 4 p.m. at the Union Parish Library on West Jackson St., Farmerville (see map inside). Children are invited to have their photo made with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and to meet sweethearts Rudolph and Clarice, and Frosty the Snowman and his wife Crystal. Make holiday crafts for those you love. 
  • The annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Farmerville Jaycees, will roll at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in downtown Farmerville. The glittering nighttime parade is a favorite feature of the holiday season.
  • Holiday Shop-UP, sponsored by the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. The annual shopping extravaganza will celebrate the season with merchants’ open houses and festivities. Merchants will also welcome visitors on Saturday, Dec. 1

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Prospectus for the Union Arts Council Competitive Art Exhibition

The Union Arts Council presents The 1st Annual Competitive Art Exhibition Saturday, December 1, 2012 10:00am – 4:00pm Farmerville High School Auditorium, 300 Anthony St., Farmerville The Annual Competitive Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Union Arts Council, exists to promote and encourage the development and appreciation of art in Union Parish. It is our hope that this show will become an annual tradition alongside other local Christmas events, such as the Historic District Tour of Homes and the Christmas Parade. Eligibility: The 1st Annual Competitive Art Exhibition is open to all Union Parish artists, including adult professionals, adult amateurs, and youth in grades nine through twelve. Judging: Joni Noble, a practicing and exhibiting studio artist and former museum director, will judge Union Arts Council’s 1st Annual Competitive Art Exhibition. Noble is an associate professor of art education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). The artist holds a BFA in painting from ULM, an MFA in photography from Louisiana Tech University, and a PhD in art education from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work can be viewed at Joni Noble (dot) com. Fees: $15 for professional artists; $10 for amateur artists; free for youth. Each artist may exhibit three (3) works each. Adults may enter additional works for a fee of $5 per work, with a maximum of six (6) total works. Checks should be made payable to the Union Arts Council. *Artworks may be marked for sale or NFS (not for sale) *Union Arts Council, a tax-exempt 501c3 organization, will retain 30% from all sales Size/Hanging: With the exception of youth category, all adult works (2-dimensional) should be framed and ready to hang with secure wire attached to the back. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted. All framed artwork MUST be under plexiglass, with the exception of oils and acrylics. Maximum size is 36” wide. High school works may be unframed and will be displayed on tables. Awards: Ribbons and cash awards to adult artists; youth artists will receive ribbons and gift certificates. A People’s Choice Award will also be awarded. Categories: 2-dimensional (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography), 3-dimensional art (sculpture, ceramics), and folk art. Liability: Reasonable care will be taken during the Exhibition to ensure that all works are handled safely and kept safe during the show. Neither the Union Arts, its members or agents, Farmerville High School, nor the Union Parish School District are responsible for damage or loss of any works or damages caused by or to displayed works. For further information contact Bob Ward, exhibition coordinator, at 318-791-8038 A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE COMPETITIVE ART EXHIBITION WILL BE DONATED TO THE ART PROGRAM OF FARMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Calendar: Friday, November 30 – delivery of works to Farmerville High School Auditorium 11:00am-2:00pm Friday, November 30 – Patron Party for event sponsors, who will have first choice of artworks that are for sale. 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1 – Exhibition opens at 10:00am & continues until 4:00pm Saturday, December 1 – ALL artwork must be Picked Up at 4:00pm PLACE LABEL ON FRONT OF ARTWORK, UPPER LEFT: Name: _________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Medium: _______________________________________ Title: _____________________________________ Price*: ___________OR ____NFS (Not For Sale) _____ adult professional; _____ adult amateur; _____ youth Categories: 2-dimensional:____ Painting; _____ Drawing; ____ Printmaking; ____Photography. 3-dimensional: ____sculpture; ______ceramics. ____ Folk Art (please place label on the front of the artwork, upper left) * Union Arts Council, a tax-exempt 501c3 organization, will retain 30% from all sales

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Attention Artists!

The Union Arts Council is looking for artists! If you draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, print...create in any way, we're looking for you! Contact us: Union Arts Council (at) gmail (dot) com

Look for the upcoming prospectus for the 1st Annual Union Arts Council Fine Art Competition, coming in December 2012.