• The Shadows is the first National Trust for Historic Preservation site in the Gulf South. The home and garden are as breathtaking as the history preserved here.


Open to all artists 18 years and older


The Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air is a juried exhibition, with applications reviewed by the competition judge who will choose qualifying Plein Air artists on merit of the Jpeg images submitted for the competition.


All Artist Entries must:

  • be received no later than November 15th, 2018 for the competition
  • include 3 images submitted for jury process (online or via USB stick or CD)
  • include fully completed Application Form (PDF or online form)

Application form can be completed online, emailed to shadows@shadowsontheteche.org, or mailed to:

     Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition

     320 East Main Street

     New Iberia, LA 70560


  • Three images are to be submitted, unframed. Plein Air paintings preferred.
  • Each image should be in JPEG (.jpg) format and sized to 1000 pixels at their largest dimension (height or width). Each Jpeg is not to exceed 1MG.
  • Identify each Jpeg as follows: Last name, First name, followed by the painting number (e.g., Painting #1, Painting #2, and Painting #3)


  • Application fee is $20. Artists juried into the competition will pay an additional $25 to compete. Fee can be paid via cash, check, or credit card. Click here for credit card payments.
  • Selected artists will be notified by December 15th, 2018.

AWARDS & PRIZES: $6,500+ in cash prizes will be awarded from the juried body of works in the exhibition.


Shadows-on-the-Teche is a Historic Site owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a 501c3 tax exempt organization. Profits raised from this event will be used to fund an annual Shadows Art Workshop to provide art education for adults and children and encourage an interest in and an appreciation for the visual arts.