‚BEYOND THE VEIL’ exhibition Art Contest –  Paleochora13th until 21st May 2023

Opening Night of Finalists exhibition 13th May 2023 at 18.30
Closing Night & Prize Presentation by The Mayor of Paleochora 21th May 202
3 at 18.30

The event (annual international art contest with prizes, which aims to promote and celebrate art), promoted by the Culture Department of the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou, the Art Flow Studio Gallery and a number of local sponsors aims to increase and enrich culture and art in the small town that is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

The competition, this year in its 4th edition, foresees a selection of three works that will stand out among all those participating and the artists will receive respectively
1st prize – € 500
2nd Prize – Art Exhibition – one week
3rd Prize – Art Exhibition – one week

Below, the 16 finalists selected artists who will exhibit in the art gallery:

Pela Mosxou – Greece

Silvia Forrer – Switzerland 

Romana Hostnig – Austria 

Pennie Malone – UK

Shelagh Mc Glenn – UK

Mark Tristram – UK

Rolf Dahlström – Sweden

Patrizia De Benedetti – Italy 

Marianne Mairhofer – Austria 

Eveline Jo Oswald – Switzerland 

Jean Marc Arakelian – France 

ARK Allison Kimble – USA 

Katerina Sklaveniti – Greece 

Dimitra Christinaki – Greece 

Dimitra Papageorgiou – Greece 

Efi Fiotaki – Greece

Art contest topic of the year :

“Beyond the veil of reality – ” “ Πέρα από το πέπλο της πραγματικότητας”

Is the representation of the world that our mind projects real and objective – or is a construction of our (collective or individual) unconscious?

When we create art, perhaps we deconstruct, filter and re-assemble components according to personal idiosyncrasy or ideology. Likewise we unveil the unconscious form, by simply fleshing-out a thought, emotion or dream.
“First I dream my paintings, then I paint my dreams”: Vincent Van Gogh.

The same inspiration that artists so often seek may be the fruit of the unconscious impulse to which we must abandon ourselves completely to get the job done.
The word Inspiration derives from the Latin for breathing-in, inhaling; however in Ancient Greek culture, an external Muse’s breath induces a poetic ecstasy. Meanwhile, for Jung, inspiration always signifies an archetypal contact with the unconscious.

One might therefore say that every creation , however realistic , contains a mysterious component from a parallel universe; something that has necessarily passed from a condition of unconsciousness, before becoming objective.
“Beyond the veil of reality” is not solely an artistic theme to elaborate, it is rather an invitation to let go ( why ever not?):
– to dare without fear, making that part of us speak that would like to express itself but doesn’t;
– to be surprised by an artistic inspiration
which is none other than the voice of our unconscious – that wants to convey a feeling, an emotion, a thought, real or illusory, that somehow belongs to us, because it contains a part of us.

All finalists will now have their work exhibited at the Art Flow Studio Gallery in Paleochora from 13 to 21 May and the public will have the opportunity to see how local and international artists have responded to the artistic theme of this year.
Visitors will also be invited to submit a personal favorite vote and the selected artist will receive a special certificate .
Come and join the event, to celebrate art, in a period that needs art more than ever. Refreshments and musical entertainment during the opening and closing night.

For more information:

Art Flow Studio Gallery

Harbour – Limani, Paleochora, Crete

Greece 73001

 https://www.instagram.com/artflowstudiogallery www.artflowstudiogallery.com

artflowgallerycrete@gmail.com Tel: 6947044741 / 2823041443

Source: Art Flow Studio Gallery, text: Claudia Boldura



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.