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Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Awards Reception and Fine Art Sale

The Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition will host is 7th annual Awards Reception and Fine Art Sale.

Posted: Mar 3, 2021 8:11 AM

NEW IBERIA, La. -The Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition will host is 7th annual Awards Reception and Fine Art Sale on Fri., March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shadows Visitor Center (320 E. Main St., New Iberia).

Judge Kenn Backhaus, Bucks County, Pa. plein air artist, will announce this year’s winners and award over $6,500 in cash and prizes.

"All work painted throughout the week by the 30 artists from around the country will be exhibited and available for purchase," said Jayd Buteaux, Shadows marketing and programs manager. "Take home an original, one-of-a-kind work of art and support art education!"

Light refreshments will be provided. The reception and sale are free to attend. Paintings will also be on display and available for purchase throughout the week both in the Shadows Visitor Center and online.

Masks are required and guests are to practice safe social distancing measures. Shadows staff and volunteers will monitor the number of people inside the Shadows Visitor Center at all times in accordance with mandates by the Louisiana Governor’s office.

Plein Air Schedule:
The Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition will take place March 13-19, 2021. 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, paint out, awards reception and fine art sale, and quick draw competition. All activities and events are free to attend and participate unless otherwise noted.

Sat., March 13 at 3 p.m.: Quick Draw competition in downtown New Iberia where artists will have two hours to complete a painting.

Tues., March 16 at 1 p.m.: Kenn Backhaus will lead a Plein Air Painting Demonstration at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum.

Wed., March 17 at 7:30 p.m.: Kenn Backhaus will lead a Plein Air Painting Talk at the Shadows Visitor Center.

Thurs., March 18 at 2 p.m.: Kenn Backhaus will lead a Plein Air Painting Demonstration near the Shadows in downtown New Iberia.

Fri., March 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in a Paint Out in Downtown New Iberia. Works produced at the Paint Out will be judged, awarded ribbons, and available for sale. Free to participate, but registration is required.

Fri., March 19 at 6:30 p.m.: Shadows Plein Air culminates in an Awards Ceremony & Fine Art Sale at the Shadows Visitor Center. Awards announced at 7 p.m. All paintings completed during the week will be available for sale throughout the week at the Shadows Visitor Center and online.

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