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2016 Competition

2016 Award Winners

2016 Selected Artists

Ben Bensen

Donna Bland

Liz Bonham

Denise Broussard

Susan Clark

Tony Cutrera

Karen Faulk

Carol Hallock

Janelle Cox

Claude Ellender

Sondra Hartt

Wendy Hazey

Debra Heard

Catherine Hillis

Ken Hopel

Kay Jeansonne

Cathy Lachance

Nan Landry

Courtney E. Lee

Harold Letz

Mary Monk

Louis Morales

Rocky Perkins

Marc Poole

Marie Randolph

Phil Sandusky

Andrea Schellman

Billy Solitario

Ann Sutton

Peg Usner

Gwen Voorhies

Jeromy Young


2016 Competition Judge


Roger Dale Brown grew up in Tennessee, exploring the woods, creeks and fields around his Nashville home, a passionate observer of every aspect of nature since early childhood. He has made it his life’s work to connect deeply to places around the world, incorporating knowledge of their nature, history, architecture and culture in his creative process, and reflecting that knowledge in his painting and writing.

Not having the advantage of a formal art education, Roger educated himself. He spent countless hours studying historical artists such as John Carlson, Arthur Streeton, Isaac Levitan and John Singer Sargent and concentrated his study with master teachers over the years. Roger has developed his own style, which draws deeply from the Impressionist view that painting from life is essential.

Roger has a deep commitment to passing on his knowledge of the artistic process to his students. His self-directed education has given Roger a unique ability to recognize a student’s struggles and an ability to guide the learning process in clear and understandable ways. A celebrated teacher, he has led close to 100 workshops from Maine to Montana in the United States, and abroad in Ecuador, Italy and Scotland. His teaching includes live demonstrations as well as on-location, figurative, studio and still-life classes.

Roger has been honored to serve as juror for art and plein air competitions for Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society and others across the country. When not traveling to paint or teach, he lives with his artist wife and two dogs in Franklin, Tennessee, and teaches in his home studio.

“To capture the essence of a scene and make viewers feel they can step into a different day and understand its mood and beauty is my goal.”

Interested in helping to make City of New Iberia Plein Air a success? We have lots of opportunities!

  • Give suggestions on interesting places for our artists to paint

  • Host an artist throughout competition week

  • Sponsor/provide lunch for artists one day during the week

  • Sponsor an award

Contact us at or (337) 369-2300 if you're interested!

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