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
Translations: Margarita, Miguel, Beatriz, Vincent, Jaime, Christa

Restaurant Taberna Oscar

Council of Competa

fb: symposium Luz

For more information you can contact Lieuwke Loth: info@lieuwkeloth.nl 


Participants 2nd Symposium LUZ  October 2016:

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