The dates of the 4th Art Symposium are not yet confirmed. 

3rd International Art Symposium LUZ in Cómpeta, 14 – 21 October 2017

8 days of Inspiration, Creation, Art, Friendship and Joy

When artists from all over the world come together to share a single workspace for a week, elusive inspiration naturally starts to percolate. 12 professional talented artists travel from 9 different countries to the picturesque mountain village of Cómpeta, province Málaga in Spain for the 3rd International Art Symposium LUZ. They come from Colombia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, Italy, Armenia, Denmark and Spain.

The LUZ Symposium will be held in the marvellous environment of the Andalusian mountain village Cómpeta. The village is surrounded by beautiful nature. No doubt that the Spanish culture, the sun, sky, mountains and the sea will inspire the participating artists...!

It is organised by Dutch artist, art event organiser and gallery owner Lieuwke Loth. The council of Cómpeta turns their communal space, Salon de Actos, into a workshop for one week, inviting visitors to observe and talk with each artist at work. While Cómpeta is already thriving with working artists and international visitors, the LUZ event gives both locals, residents, artists and tourists a venue to engage with one another. The group exhibition at the end of the symposium is not just a display of the pieces that will be created during this week, but a celebration of Cómpeta’s role in bringing together so many different cultures and nationalities. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the Symposium LUZ!


Jesus Leguizamo, Colombia (painter)

Lara Steffe, Italy (sculptor)

Zaman Jassim, Saudi Arabia (painter)

Akhsar Esenov, Russia (painter)

David Noalia, Spain (painter)

Poonam Chandrika Tyagi, India (not confirmed) (painter)

Saad Nazih, Morocco (not confirmed) (painter)

Sidsel Brix, Denmark (painter)

Tanja Eijgendaal, Denmark (painter)

Anne Grigoryan, Armenia (photographer)

Sahak Poghosyan, Armenia ((painter, sculptor)

Program 14 - 21 October:

Sat. 14/10 12 p.m. Introduction of the artists/ welcoming them in the gallery

Sat. 14/10 Artists at work: 4 - 6 p.m.

Mon.16/10 - Thurs. 19/10 Artists at work: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m

Fri 20/10 Artists at work: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sat. 21/10 Inauguration exhibition 3rd Symposium LUZ

We’ll celebrate the final of the symposium together with the artists. 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

The created art pieces will be exhibited in Galeria Luz de la Vida till 3 Dec.

The event is hosted, organised & curated by Galeria Luz de la Vida/ Lieuwke Loth

Supported by the council of Cómpeta, local businesses and a team of volunteers:

B&B Finca Las Sierras

entre las montañas y el mar, con saludos cordiales y culinarias,
Wilco & Manon
Veerle, Lothar, Rosi, Samuel Duran Chavoz, Jaime, Hans, Henny,
Marriette, Marga, Marjon en Wim, Yvonne en Richard, Ben, Jo


Teteria Herbabuena


Council of Competa

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For more information you can contact Lieuwke Loth: