The Iberville Parish Library will be hosting its 42nd annual Acadian ArtShow with entries being accepted at the Iberville Parish Library's J. Allan Nadler Building at 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., in Plaquemine, on Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

If this is not convenient, please contact the library.

The ArtShow attracts over 70 artists from south Louisiana in both professional and non-professional divisions. Each year approximately 250 original art pieces are displayed, many of which are for sale at reasonable prices.

Competition is open to all non-professional and professional artists. Paintings must be the original work of the entrant and may not be copies of other artists' work or have been entered in previous Acadian ArtShow competitions. All art must be framed or matted and ready to hang. Due to space limitations, no painting exceeding 45-inches in size in any one direction, including frame, will be accepted.

For artists under 16 years of age there is a Young Artists Corner begun in 1999. All framing rules and entrance fees apply. No place prizes are awarded but honorable mention ribbons awarded at judge's discretion.

Entries will be displayed at the library, Oct. 27 – Nov. 3 during library hours with a public reception being held in the meeting room of the Library Nov. 4 from 2 - 4 p.m. The reception will feature Annette Stassi, this year's Miss Evangeline. Members of the Plaquemine Service League will be serving refreshments.

Ribbon premiums for first, second, and third place will be awarded with a special ribbon being presented to the grand prize winner in each division. Cash awards, made possible by a generous donation from Sygenta of St. Gabriel are given to the grand prize and first place winners. Gift certificates, provided by the Friends of the Iberville Public Libraries, are awarded to the second and third place winners.

For additional information, call the Iberville Parish Library at (225) 687-4397/687-2520, e-mail at