For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Plein Air Art Competition 2021
Call for Artists
Plein Air
NEW IBERIA, La. --- Applications are open for the 7th annual Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition.

Thirty artists will have the opportunity to compete for $6,500 in cash prizes to be awarded by Judge Kenn Backhaus, nationally acclaimed Bucks County, Pennsylvania plein air painter. This upcoming competition will take place from March 13 - 19, 2021 and will include several fun-filled events for both artists and the community.

The application form and rules can be found online. Those interested may also apply online. The deadline for applying is Sunday, November 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified by November 30, regarding selection.

Due to the coronavirus (and uncertainties surrounding it), only those artists who are juried into the competition will pay an application fee.

About the Shadows-on-the-Teche:

The Shadows-on-the-Teche, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opened to the public in 1961 with the mission to preserve the buildings, landscape, collections, and historical integrity of the site; to research and interpret through education programs a 19th century southern Louisiana plantation economy and community and their evolution; and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in historic preservation. The National Trust, which owns and operates the Shadows, is a private, non-profit organization. The Shadows does not receive funding from federal, state, parish, or city government. The site supports itself through admissions, special programs and events, and donations to the Friends of the Shadows. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact Jayd Buteaux at (337) 369-6446 or, and follow the event on Facebook.

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia, Louisiana.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit