NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Shadows-on-the-Teche invites artists of all ages and skill levels to the 7th annual Paint Out to be held on Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, during the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition.
Participants will be able to paint in the gardens of the Shadows and along New Iberia's Main Street. Starting at 1 p.m., artists will bring their artwork to the Shadows Visitor Center (320 E. Main St.) where Kenn Backhaus, Bucks County, Pa. plein air artist and judge for this year’s juried competition, will present awards for the Paint Out.
Participation in the Paint Out is free, but registration is required. All participants are to check-in at the Shadows Visitor Center prior to painting in order to complete a registration form and have their canvas stamped with the official Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air stamp. Registration forms are also available online here.
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.