ART COMPETITION 2020 Paleochora: Call for artists until 12th April

The Municipality of Paleochora – Kandanos – Selinou, the Department of Culture in co-operation with the Art Flow Studio Gallery, are delighted to announce the invitation to of the third  Themed Art Exhibition & Competition.

Registration:  until 12th April 2020
Finalists’ exhibition: 9th – 17th May 2020  at the Art Flow Studio Gallery in Paleochora.

1st Prize € 500,- 2nd & 3rd place winners:A one week exhibition at The Art Flow Galleryin Paleochora.

“Light and Darkness” – “ Φωςκαισκοτάδι
We live in a world made of, or revealed by, light and shadow and we presume that light and darkness are opposite polarities, yet when they meet, they fit together perfectly, generating harmony not friction. Each is complementary to the other.

“To see a candle’s light, one must take it into a dark place.”

The contrast of light and darkness (white and black , day and night) has a long tradition of metaphorical/metaphysical usage, traceable to the ancient Near East, and explicitly in the Table of Opposites of Pythagoras.

Through art and nature we see  that the qualities of light and darkness always generate and embody a communion of opposition.
They replace one another in mutual transformation.
Each polarity always implies or necessitates the presence of its opposite. Black/White, Foreground/Background, Yin/Yang, Good/Evil.
Art competition Light & darkness
The artistic theme may be explored in diverse aspects:– A chromatic exploration with “chiaroscuro” effects.
– The balance and pattern of light and shade
– Mood and feelings that light and dark suggest to you .
– Use light and dark to explore simply a face, a landscape , a still life or whatever can be represented through light, darkness or a balance between them.
– Explore how darkness and light can express your ideas and beliefs.
– Experiments into ambiguous foreground/background perception.WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE RESPONSE?● Registration closes on the 12th April 2020

For more information guidelines and submision form :


or send a message to artflowgallerycrete@gmail.com

Art Flow Studio Gallery
Harbour – Limani, Paleochora,
Tel: (+30) 6947044741- 2823041443


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.