Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition

Shadows-on-the-Teche ,  317 E. Main St. New Iberia, LA 70560

(337) 369-6446

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Dates: March 12, 2022 - March 18, 2022

Recurring: Recurring daily

Price: Free

Time: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The 8th annual Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition takes place Saturday, March 12 to Friday, March 18. The 28 artists selected by judge Mark Boedges will paint en plein air in seven parishes in Acadiana: Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion.

The public is invited to travel around during the week, watching artists paint and asking questions about the art of plein air painting.

Artists can paint as many paintings as they wish from Saturday, March 12 to Thursday, March 17. Artists’ work painted throughout the week will be exhibited and available for sale at the Shadows Visitor Center (320 E. Main Street). Competition winners will be announced, and prizes awarded on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

Other festivities planned during competition week include a Quick Draw, two painting demonstrations, an art talk, and a downtown Paint Out. For more information, please visit our website.

For more information, contact the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or

The Shadows is continually monitoring the coronavirus and will implement precautions that are in line with federal, state, and National Trust for Historic Preservation guidelines at the time of the event.