Shadows-On-The-Teche Plein Air Art Competition 2021 Call for Artists

Linda Shannon
NEW IBERIA, La. (press release) –  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.
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