A.I.A.S. Exhibition and Congress - 2008 Edition

Alberobello (Bari)

10th-12th October 2008 

The Trulli of Alberobello

This year hoisted by the “Valle d’Itria Bonsai Club”, associated member of A.I.A.S., to whom goes our warmest thank.


The Hotel Astoria has put at disposal all its wide halls of Convention where the Valle d’Itria Club has staged the exhibition in the best way.
The exhibition of our suiseki has been placed side by side to the 3rd Bonsai Exhibition Valle d’Itria Trophy to which have participated  Clubs associated with UBI.

The premises of Hotel Astoria, seat of the Congress


Judges, three AIAS members  : Mr. Ezio Piovanelli and Mrs. Luciana Queirolo, IBS Instructors and Mr. Shozo Tanaka, known expert of Bonsai and Suiseki.

As every participating member, have exhibited their stones, even if out of contest.

Mr. Ezio Piovanelli

"Motherly love"
Object stone
Landscape stone
"Free spirit"
Stone to admire


Mrs. Luciana Queirolo

Stone to admire
Chinese racemose agate
"Ices’ land"
Landscape stone
"The world of Frank"
Landscape stone

Mr. Shozo Tanaka
for the Club Amatori Bresciani
Landscape stone

On Sunday 12th October afternoon  Mr. Ezio Piovanelli has shown the verdicts and critics of the judges , among other things perfectly concordant among them.

As usually, there has been a large exchange of stones among members : in such a way , the boxes of stones brought for the exchanges have come back home not empty, but full of new treasures.

During the social dinner of Saturday evening the prices giving ceremony and the lottery tickets draw  in favour of the Association have taken place.

The objects of the raffle have been granted by the members

Images in remembrance

The friends of the Valle d’Itria Bonsai Club


Three judges and two people awarded

The social dinner in a typical  Apulian  farm :
Libations, awarding and ….. extractions !

Mr.Carlo Laghi awarded in the “Landscape stone”, “Biseki” and “Shelves” categories

Mr. Marino Nikpal awarded in the “Landscape  stone” and “Stone to admire” categories

The A.I.A.S.  Trophy to Mr. Mario Ferrari

The I.B.S. plaque granted to Mr. Sergio Bassi, withdrawn by Mr. Giuseppe De Vita

The U.B.I. award granted to Mr. Angelo Attinà

Some moments of the awarding

A.I.A.S. Trophy 2008

1st classified “Object stone “ category

"Sunset at Lerici"

Object stone

of Mr.  Mario Ferrari

The suiseki classified to the first place in the other Categories :
 1° prize for the Category
"Landscape Stones" to
Mr. Claudio Villa
"The nearest moon is shining
 over the plateau"


1° prize for the Category "Shelves" to
Mr. Carlo Laghi
"Water way"
1° prize for the Category
"Object Stones" to
Mr. Mario Ferrari
"Sunset at Lerici"
 1° prize for the Category
"Biseki" to
Mr. Giuseppe De Vita
"Look over the Universe"
1° prize for the Category
"Stones to admire" to
Mr. Marino Nikpal

"I.B.S. Plaque" Prize

 Mr. Sergio Bassi

"Animal shaped stone"



"U.B.I. Plaque" Prize

Mr. Angelo Attinà

"Mountains with peaks"