The 48th  annual Acadian Art Show will accept art entries at the Iberville Parish Library in Plaquemine on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.The library is located at 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd. 

Competition is open to all non-professional and professional artists in Iberville and adjoining parishes (West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Ascension and Assumption).

There will also be a Young Artists Corner for those under the age of 16. An entrance fee of $5 per entry will be charged (fee waived for young artists) All mediums will be accepted. 

Ribbons for first, second and third place will be awarded in each category, as well as Best in Show. The awards are made possible through a donation by Friends of the Iberville Public Library and the Iberville Parks and Recreation District, Wilbert Funeral Home and The Bank of Commerce, White Castle, La. 

New display panels were purchased last year with a generous donation by the Shintech Corporation. Entries will be displayed during regular library hours at the Plaquemine Library from Thursday October 11 to Saturday October 20 during regular library hours. 

A reception will be held Sunday, October 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. for all artists and admirers. Awards will be presented by the 2018 Miss Evangeline, Grace Sanchez, at 3 p.m. Art must be the original work of the entrant and may not be copies of other artists' work or have been entered in previous Acadian Art Show competitions. 

All paintings must be framed or matted and ready to hang unless they are a non-traditional medium. Due to space constraints, overly large pieces may be denied entry. 

For additional information you can call the art show coordinator, Rachel Shoun at (225) 687-4397 or email rshoun@myipl.org.