Art Flow Competition
Aris Liatakis is a keen Art collecter and aficionado. Along with his family, he owns and manages the Aris Hotel in Paleochora, which is affectionately known as “The Art Hotel”.
The outside and interior spaces of the hotel act as an open Gallery exhibiting a variety of handmade Art & Design pieces, all of which have been created by local artists, including Artists from the Liatakis family.
The open gallery is constantly changing, as the older items are sold and newer items are installed. Even the hotel and room interiors have been carefully designed and decorated with beautiful works of Art.
Apart from the art collection, the architecture of the hotel – both the building and lush gardens – compliment the ‘Art’ profile of the establishment.
RICHARD BRADLEY OWEN
Born in Vancouver, Canada 1957, Bradley Studied philosophy at the Simon Fraser University and on graduating in 1987, moved to the island of Crete where he lived for five years.
While living in Brussels Bradley began painting and onmoving to London in 1998 first exhibited his work at the Gagliardi Gallery of Kings Road, Chelsea.
His paintings are regularly exhibited in London and can be found in private collections in Luxembourg, Belgium, UK, the United States, Canada...
As Mayor of Paleochora, Antonios has a wealth of experience in presiding over, as well as appreciating a wide variety of Cultural events and activities both locally and further beyond.
His occupation constantly brings him into contact with the Creative works of local artists, musicians, dancers and local folk events as well as the creative work and activities of local school-children. Annual events in Paleochora include the much loved Carnival and in recent years the Paleochora Art Week.
In joining our judging panel he wishes the very best to all competition entrants and looks forward to reviewing all of the Artworks in the selection process.
As owner of Art Flow Studio Gallery, as well as being an Artist, Claudia is well versed in the appreciation of a wide variety of art forms.
She has been formulating the idea for the Art Flow Competition since September 2017 and is delighted to finally launch the project in co-operation with the Municipality of Kandanos Selinou.
Claudia brings to the panel an obvious love for Art and Artists alike, an eclectic taste, and above all else, a passionate principle in defense of absolute inclusivity in Art which is best described in her statement 'Art is for evreyone, there is no High art and no low art, only Art'
Kevyn joins our Judging Panel as a keen collector and Art aficionado. Schooled in Zimbabwe by a teacher who never tired of telling her class that she was a pupil of Augustus John, it is therefore not surprising that Kevyn grew to love and appreciate Art, in particular traditional African and Ethnic Art.
His collection includes Zimbabwean Soap Stone sculptures as well African carved figurines of African Olive wood and African printed tapestries.
Now that he and his wife Eileen are based in Paleochora, his Art collecting has diversified having added Abstract Oil canvases from an Artists co-operative in Chania as well as various pieces from local Paleochora artists.