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Plein Air


City of New Iberia
Plein Air Competition

Annual week-long juried Plein Air competition featuring artists from around the country who are able to paint in seven parishes within Acadiana. Funds raised promote art education at The Shadows!

To stay up-to-date on the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition, like the event's Facebook page.


Schedule of Events for the Public

The City of New Iberia Plein Air Competition takes places in early March. Artists from around the country travel to New Iberia to compete in the juried painting competition. Artists are allowed to paint throughout seven parishes in Acadiana. The public is invited to attend programs and events scheduled during the week, as well as watch artists paint. Unless otherwise mentioned, ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE TO ATTEND.

Events coming soon! 

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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