A.I.A.S. Exhibition and Congress - 2009 Edition

September 11-13th 2009

National Exhibition of Suiseki

'Conza' Exhibition Center

  Castagnola Boulevard

 Lugano (Swiss)

XII NATIONAL A.I.A.S. Congress - 2009 EdiTion

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... Since from the foundation  of our National Association, we decided that the Annual Exhibition/Congress should be itinerant, namely it should have tried to reach every point of Italy where there were ready members  and able to undertake the burden of the organizathion, obviously with the support of membership clubs, institutions or structures, leaving the resource of our social seat of Castelfranco for those  years in which, there had not been proposed at least  reliable canditatures.

This wander has at least 2 reasons: a promotional purpose, namely to increase the interest and the spreading  of the suiseki art , and to be of support to those who feel disadvantaged on account of a logistic isolation  in respect  to areas with a greater number of enthusiasts .... without neglecting that the discovery of new touristic  and cultural  realites, does good  for members and to the moral of  companions.

So, on the trail of enthusiasm caused by the acquisition of members beyond the Alps, we have accpted with some hesitancy but with great enthusiasm, the candidature presented by the Ticino Bonsai Club of Lugano.

The fears were about  the attendance of the farest members    and the consequent missing  of stones in exhibition;neverthless we were aware of our "duty" to encourage even our more isolated  members , supporting them with our presence.

Every fear has melt  as snow in the sun, in a fair and  totaly positive  climate:  a quiet welcome,  a good organization ample spaces , indulgent climate and landscapes of a Swiss spruceness: days have flown  away very quickly.


The availability, competence and kindeness of our Honour Guest  and  sole Judge Mr. Martin Pauli  from Swiss rendered unforgettable , apart from instructive, our annual meeting.



What could we had wanted more?

Thanks, thanks to everybody !

A.I.A.S. members (there were fisically present n.17 to the General Meeting ) have displayed in total 54 stones , some of which  delivered for account  of absent members.

A.I.A.S. TROPHY 2009

1st classified "Landscape Stones" Category

"Yearning nostalgia"

Landscape Stone

of Mrs. Luciana Queirolo

The suiseki classified to the first places in the other categories :

1° prize for the category
 "Landscape Stones" to

Mrs. Luciana Queirolo

"Yearning nostalgia"

1° prize for the category
"Shelves" to

 Mr. Angelo Attinà

1° prize for the category
"Object Stones" to
Mr. Lorenzo Sonzini
    "Old hut"

1° prize for the category
 "Biseki Stones" to

Mr. Giuseppe De Vita

"Behind the veil"

1° prize for the category
"Stones to Admire" to

Mrs. Luciana Queirolo

   "Old hollow tree"

"I.B.S. Plaque" Award
Judges: Mr. Angelo Attinà,  Mr. Ezio Piovanelli
Mr. Gianni Bonato

"Stones to Admire" Category

"U.B.I. Plaque" Award
Judge : Mr. Marino Nikpal
Mr. Andrea Schenone 
  "Human shape"

"Object Stones" Category