• 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.

The Shadows-on-the-Teche 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.

For a complete schedule of events, click here.

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

  • Give suggestions on interesting places for our artists to paint
  • Host an artist throughout competetition week
  • Sponsor/provide lunch for artists one day during the week
  • Sponsor an award

Contact us at shadows@shadowsontheteche.org or (337) 369-6446 if you're interested!