For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Morgan Samuel Price En Plein Air Painting Demonstration
NEW IBERIA, La. --- As part of the Shadows-on-the-Teche: Plein Air exhibit, the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum will host a plein air painting demonstration on Tues., March 12 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The demonstration will be conducted by Morgan Samuel Price, acclaimed plein air artist and judge for the 5th annual Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition. Price has painted for more than 40 years and has authored two books on plein air painting. The demonstration will take place outside, weather permitting, at the Hilliard University Art Museum (710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette) and is free to attend.

The phrase plein air describes art created in the open air, a process much different than producing canvases in the studio. Artists must deal with shifting angles and tones of light as well as adverse weather conditions. Visitors are invited to travel around the seven-parish area and watch artists paint en plein air.

2019 Plein Air Competition:
The Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition will take place March 9 - 16. Visitors are invited to travel around the seven-parish area and watch artists paint en plein air. Other festivities planned during competition week are an art talk, painting demonstration, awards reception and fine art sale, and quick draw competition.

  • Wed., March 13, Price will provide a free public program on plein air painting at the Shadows Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thurs., March 14, Price will lead a painting demonstration at 2 p.m. near the Shadows.
  • Fri., March 15, all interested artists are invited to participate in a Paint Out in the Shadows Gardens and downtown New Iberia from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. They encourage artists of all ages and skill levels to come take part in this free activity. Works produced at the Paint Out will be judged and awarded ribbons.
  • Fri., March 15, award winners will be announced, and all artwork completed over the week will be available for sale.
  • Sat., March 16, the competition will culminate with a Quick Draw competition in the morning. Competitors will have two hours to complete a painting in downtown New Iberia. Works will be judged, awarded ribbons and prizes, and available for sale off the easel. Participation in the Quick Draw is open to all artists for a fee of $10.

For more information, please contact the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or , Any funds raised from this event provide funding for art education.

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

Morgan Samuel Price Artwork:
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