The national painting competition announced by the Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, in memory of the important painter of Thessaloniki Loucas Venetoulias, gives young artists the opportunity to showcase their work. The first competition was held in 2014, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the painter’s death.

This is the 5th Panhellenic Painting Competition entitled “Painting Competition: Loucas Venetoulias“, which is open to artists up to 35 years old (adults, born from 01-01-1989 onwards). The theme of this year’s 5th competition is ‘Animals and us’.

The title can be interpreted in many ways. You can choose the one you want. After all, the relationship between humans and animals has been unbreakable from ancient times to the present day. It is sometimes characterised by love and care and sometimes by exploitation and abuse. Animals have been a source of food and clothing, useful helpers in work and transport, guardians and companions. They were sacrificed to the gods, offered as gifts, and used to detect disease and crime. Their interaction can be found from the Homeric Epics to the Aesop’s Myths, in mythological episodes, pottery, works of philosophers, poems, literary books, anecdotes and comics.

Each contestant may submit one painting. A jury of five, to be announced shortly, will select four works from among the entrants and the best of these will be awarded a symbolic sum of money. The remaining three works will be awarded equal praise. The four selected works will remain in the Collection of the Teloglio Fine Arts Foundation.

For this year’s 5th edition of the competition, the submission period is set from 1 to 26 April 2024, Monday-Friday, 10:00-15:00. The competition works will be exhibited within the exhibition space of the Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation in 2024. Attached you will find a file with the terms and conditions of the 5th Panhellenic Painting Competition “Loucas Venetoulias”.

More information: Teloglion Secretariat 2310991610 on working days and hours 09:00 – 15:00.

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