We are organizing another Symposium LUZ in Competa, it will take place 17 October - 22 October!

keep the dates free. This time also with a demonstration of bronze casting.

We'll keep you updated! See also fb page: symposium luz


International Art Symposium:

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

This symposium brings people together. For a short period of time artists from all over the world gather to exchange information, techniques and ideas related to their profession. These artists, painters and sculptors from different backgrounds will inspire each other and will be able to see their colleagues at work.

The event will broaden horizons. It helps improve the understanding of other cultures, countries and art. The symposium is a public event using local spaces in Cómpeta and surroundings where locals, art-lovers and visitors can meet the artists and experience how they create their own particular style, with spontaneity, originality and creativity. At the end an exhibition will be held to present all art created during the week.

The LUZ Symposium will be held in the marvellous environment of the Andalusian mountain village Competa. 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...



Welcome Ceremony

Artists will do a presentation in the Salon de Actos, in the building of the Municipality. 

A nice chance to meet the artists and to get to know their style of art!

Monday 17 October: 11am

Artists at Work

At 3 locations: Salon de Actos, Casa la Fabula, Galeria Luz de la Vida.

Monday 17 October: 4-7pm

Tuesday 18/10 - Thursday 20/10: 11am-2pm & 4-7pm

Friday 21/10: 11am-2pm

Closing Ceremony and Inauguration

Inauguration of the International art exhibition in Gallery 'Luz de la Vida'  

Saturday 22/10: 12pm

Bronze Casting

A live demonstration and course of bronze casting at Casa la Fabula


Tuesday 18/10 11.30am

Thursday 20/10 5.30pm

Course bronze casting and mould making

Monday 17 -  Friday 21/10

In the course, participants can cast their own little bronze sculpture. (places still vacant)

If you would like to attend, please contact Lieuwke Loth (info@lieuwkeloth.nl)

Feel free to come and take a look!

Experience all the creative energy of the symposium!

For the locations please refer to the map on the leaflet.


Lydia Molinski from Germany living in Vienna, Austria

Eva Joensen, living in Denmark and Cómpeta, Spain 

Jorg van Daele living in Belgium

Karin Hoogesteger living in The Netherlands

Poonam Chandrika Tyagi living in India


Elnur Mahmudov, living in Azerbaijan

Art Kapustra, from Belarus, living in Israel


Alik Assatrian, from Armenia living in The Netherlands

Lieuwke Loth living in The Netherlands and Cómpeta, Spain

Aksana Evdokimenko living in Belarus

Dora Kelemen living in Hungary

Soon they will travel by plane to Spain!

We look forward to welcoming these professional artists to Cómpeta.

Let's make it an exceptional, inspiring and joyful week! 


Info about a 3rd Int. Symposium in springtime 2017 will follow.

The first Int. Symposium which took place in Competa in April/ May 2015 was a success.


First International Art Symposium Luz 2015 Competa, Spain was held:

24th of April - 4rd of May 2015


 International Symposium: Art IS Malaga was held in October 2015

Lieuwke Loth & Helene Mostertman organized the first Art Symposium in Malaga

more information at facebookpage: Art is Malaga

interested in supporting this event or volunteering?

let us know: info@lieuwkeloth.nl

More information:



Monique Becker-- Luxemburg info: Monique_Becker.pdf

Antonio Mele -- Italy (wood sculpture)  info:Antonio_Mele.jpg

Massimo D'Amico -- Italy info:Massimo_dAmico.jpg

Rusudan -- Georgia info:Rusudan.jpg

Maria Balea -- Roemenia info: Maria_Balea_mail.jpg and Maria_Balea_2.jpg

Burhan Ahmeti -- Macedonia info: Burhan_Ahmeti.jpg

Gleb Tkachenko -- Russia (wood sculpture) info: Gleb_Tkachenko.jpg and Gleb_Tkachenko.jpg

Kitty Sewell -- Sweden / Spain info: Kitty_Sewell.jpg

Setenay Ozbek -- Turkey (will not come, but will xhibit her paintings): Setenay_Ozbek.jpg

Aljona Shapovalova -- Russia info: Aljona_Shapovalova.jpg and Aljona_Shapovalova.jpg

Lieuwke Loth -- The Netherlands info: www.lieuwkeloth.com

Jorg van Deale -- Belgium (stone sculpture) info: www.jorgvandaele.be

Wladimir Barantshcikov -- Kyrgystan / Germany info:

Javier Gonzalez Montero --- Spain info:

Paco Ariza --- Spain info:


Flyer: final_frontpage.pdf

Flyer: final_backpage.pdf

Poster: poster_luz_with_sponsors.jpg


Galeria Luz de la Vida / Lieuwke Loth / Patrick Sayer & Volunteers 

Supported by Restaurants & catering:

Restaurant Casa Paco

Restaurant Museo del Vino

Restaurant Teteria Hierbarbuena

Restaurant Taberna de Oscar

Restaurant Lute y Jesus

Catering Tayo & Ulla, Helen, Kirsti

Sponsored by:

Sam Lopez Duran / Chavos SL

Finca El Cerillo (B&B for groups) Canilas de Albaida

The Town hall of Competa

Jo Dennison, Textile artist

Supported by:

Sam Lopez Duran

The Town hall of Competa

Kitty's Sculpture Garden, Jete/ Otivar

Merel Holleboom, Ben Loth, Kirsti & Martti

Tayo & Ulla

If you're looking for a painting of good quality, let us know, and who knows we can help you to find the right artwork.

please email: lieuwkeloth@hotmail.com 


Competa, Spain

Costa del Sol