The Candiani cultural centre – Venezia-Mestre – and the "Matite in viaggio" cultural Association organize the 10th edition of the exhibition "MATITE IN VIAGGIO – CARNETS, DISEGNI, PAROLE". The exhibition aims to promote the culture of journey and the art of recording its experience, by drawings and words.
Article 3 of the Association statute: "Visiting countries and places, meeting people and communities, understanding ancient and contemporary civilizations are the conditions under which "travel sketchbooks" can express the will and dream to identify with the freedom and dignity of all men.
The exhibition takes place at The Candiani Cultural Centre in Venezia-Mestre.
Opening: Friday 16th October, 5.30 pm
The exhibition will be open from 16th October to 1st November 2020.


Following the previous editions, the general-theme section is dedicated to the notebooks that narrate the journey, through drawings and words.
Each author selected by the MIV committee participates with works in complete freedom of style and technique.


Wine civilization in Italy, in Europe, in the world.


The participation is free, and open to adult authors of any nationality , selected among those who applied according to the following instructions: The authors can apply for participating to the general theme section (point 1) and/or to the special section (point 2).


Each selected author should display his works: carnets, drawings and words, narrating itineraries done while visiting far and near places, meeting peoples.
Drawings have to be presented in original. Copies are accepted only if coming from pages of a notebook shown in original. Drawings presented as a copy could be accepted in particular cases at the full discretion of the MIV committee. Any copies must be of excellent quality. Clearly poor quality copies will not be admitted to the exhibition at the full discretion of the MIV committee.


AApplications have to arrive by May 31st, 2020 to the email address:
by sending the following documents.

  • - application form signed and filled in all parts
  • - acquittance form signed by the author (see point 13)
  • - author picture with a short bio (max 300 characters)
  • - brief presentation of the sketchbooks and reasons of the trip (max 300 characters)
  • - n°8 drawings about the general theme (point 1) and/or n°6 drawings for the special section (point 2) in case of application for the section.

Texts over 300 characters will be shortened by the MIV organization.

Drawings about the general theme must illustrate one or more journeys. Different drawings without any connection could be rejected by the Committee.
All pictures have to be emailed in jpg format with at least 300 dpi resolution.
Pictures emailed with the application, have to be included among the ones the author will send for the exhibition.
Works that have been already exposed in previous editions of "Matite In Viaggio" won't be accepted.


The received material will be evaluated by a commission that will select the authors that will be admitted to the exhibition.
The committee judgement is irrevocable and unquestionable and the participants accept it by submitting the application.
The Committee will choose (among the sent pictures) the picture to be used as the official image of the exhibition (poster, catalogue cover, flyers etc.).
The Author of the chosen picture as the official image of the exhibition will be asked to email it again in high resolution to: matiteinviaggio2020@gmail.com;
In order to be used for different advertising materials for the exhibition MIV 2020, it may be necessary to adapt the selected picture to the different requested forms and dimensions. Texts, dates and any other information connected with the event, could be put beside the image itself.
All the above uses are covered by the acquittance subscribed (see the form n°13).


The selected authors will be contacted within the end of June 2020 for the delivery of the materials. The materials must arrive within Friday sept. 11th 2020 to the following address:
PRESIDIO Centro Candiani piazzale Candiani n°7, 30174 Venezia-Mestre ITALIA. Tel +39 0412386125 (Hours mon/fri 9am-6pm).
Any drawings or notebooks sent by mail, have to be sent without frame. Framed works can only be directly brought by the owners who is in charge of taking them back at the end of the exhibition.
Expedition charges and eventual assurance will be covered by the participants.


The setting up and the organization of the exhibition are made by "Matite In Viaggio".
The exhibition spaces for each author could be on the wall, or in a closed showcase. The maximum space on the wall is a vertical panel cm 100x70, or in closed horizontal showcase with a maximum space for each author of cm 70 x 70. In the special sections it's also possible to have cm 70x50 horizontal panels. The arrangement of the works will be defined by the organization according to their quantity and the available area.
The unframed drawings will be displayed in h100x70cm panels provided and fitted by the organisation (or eventually h50x70 for the special sections).
The space allocation of the exposers will be defined by the organization, depending on their number and the space needed.
The exhibitors are allowed to use one of the desks in the exhibition halls to show their works, to draw and talk to visitors.


The sale of edited or self-published books of selected authors will be entrusted to the bookshop "Mondadori" (located on the ground floor of C.C. Candiani). It will apply a withholding of 20% on the indicated price.
Only during the first three days of the exhibition, 16-17-18 October, there will be a shop at the reception desk inside the exhibition, applying same conditions as the Mondadori bookshop.
The authors will personally fill a form indicating all the informartion about the works on sale: quantity, price, description. The authors will collect the unsold materials both at the reception desk during 16-17-18 October and at the Mondadori bookshop at the ground floor. On 18th October the exhibition reception desk will close at 5pm.
The name of the curator of the selling section of MIV Association and his email address will be communicated together with the admission letter.


Each author allows "Matite In Viaggio" the reproduction and publishing rights of the images and the texts sent for the catalogue, the association archive, and any other communication connected with the exhibition organization.


Each author expressively authorizes to process personal data transmitted also for including them in the database of the association. The participation in the event implies the knowledge and full acceptance of these rules.


While ensuring the utmost care and custody of the works, the Organization disclaims any responsibility for any theft, fire, loss or damage of any kind, which may occur during all phases of the exhibition.
For any information: matiteinviaggio2020@gmail.com


To download the forms to fill out to expose at "Matite in Viaggio" click on the respective links below.



List of authors selected by the Commission for the 2020 exhibition at the Candiani Cultural Center in Mestre-Venice (18 October - 01 November)

  • 1. Adaoust Michele (Francia)
  • 2. Alberto Maria Catalina (Argentina)
  • 3. Amarillo Carina (Argentina)
  • 4. Andrieu Vincent (Francia)
  • 5. Baccini Lucia (Italia)
  • 6. Barchiesi Angelica (Italia)
  • 7. Bernacca Paolo (Italia)
  • 8. Betteto Luca (Italia)
  • 9. Bianchi Franco Sergio (Italia)
  • 10. Boldich Nicolas (Francia)
  • 11. Bolshakova Julia (Russia)
  • 12. Bonami-Redler Cendrine (Francia)
  • 13. Borsato Claudio (Italia)
  • 14. Brugnolo Federica e Salvador Barnaba (Italia)
  • 15. Bossu Pascaline (Francia)
  • 16. Calò Maria (Italia)
  • 17. Cappelletto Alessandra (Italia)
  • 18. Carraro Fabrizia (Italia)
  • 19. Charles Marguerite (Francia)
  • 20. Citton Fabrizio (Italia)
  • 21. Cocco Giovanni (Italia)
  • 22. Cortese Cristina (Italia)
  • 23. Costa Hugo (Portogallo)
  • 24. Cottone Anna (Italia)
  • 25. De Petris Giancarlo (Italia)
  • 26. Desplanche Vincent (Francia)
  • 27. Dupuis Stephane (Francia)
  • 28. Duret Isabelle (Francia)
  • 29. Englebert Julien (Francia)
  • 30. Faleschini Gian Paolo (Italia)
  • 31. Fania Livio (Italia)
  • 32. Farina Marta (Italia)
  • 33. Feroux Ghislaine (Francia)
  • 34. Ferrari Maria Elena (Italia)
  • 35. Fonda Lorenza (Italia)
  • 36. Francesconi Marina (Italia)
  • 37. Fucci Katia (Italia)
  • 38. Gabriele Liuba (Italia)
  • 39. Garcia Calvo Maria Carmen (Spagna)
  • 40. Gelpi Alicia (Argentina)
  • 41. Gobbo Gianni (Italia)
  • 42. Gula Beata (Polonia)
  • 43. Hernandez Oscar Hracio (Argentina)
  • 44. Illuzzi Romina (Italia)
  • 45. Jallais Xavier (Francia)
  • 46. Korneva Yulia (Russia)
  • 47. Lamberti Giancarlo (Italia)
  • 48. Lanzoni Carlo (Italia)
  • 49. Lerdo de Tejada Josè Maria (Spagna)
  • 50. Letestu Yann (Francia)
  • 51. Llacer Panti Rafael (Spagna)
  • 52. Macis Antonella (Italia)
  • 53. Maraner Antonella (Italia)
  • 54. Marcolin Lorenzo (Italia)
  • 55. Massazza Sandra (Argentina)
  • 56. Mazzocco Lara (Italia)
  • 57. Mezzapica Bruno (Italia)
  • 58. Moratti Maria Virginia (Italia)
  • 59. Moretti Maurizio (Italia)
  • 60. Naddeo Marta (Italia)
  • 61. Nieder Eric (Francia)
  • 62. Noni Horacio (Argentina)
  • 63. Olivio Elisabetta (Italia)
  • 64. Perou Elisabeth (Francia)
  • 65. Petrussa Ilaria (Italia)
  • 66. Pezzetta Edi (Italia)
  • 67. Plazzogna Gian Vittorio (Italia)
  • 68. Plisson Juliette (Francia)
  • 69. Presicce Luisa (Italia)
  • 70. Quirot Bernard (Francia)
  • 71. Raiola Giulia (Italia)
  • 72. Rossignoli Marco (Italia)
  • 73. Russo Angela Maria (Italia)
  • 74. Santuccio Salvatore (Italia)
  • 75. Sardella Catia (Italia)
  • 76. Schoepf Brigitte (Germania)
  • 77. Tormen Fausto (Italia)
  • 78. Trentin Luigi (Italia)
  • 79. Trivellato Cristina (Italia)
  • 80. Tudor Adina (Romania)
  • 81. Tuni Claudia (Italia)
  • 82. Vernazza Raffaella (Italia)
  • 83. Verzaro Renato (Italia)
  • 84. Witterbrot Nicolas (Francia)
  • 85. Yuzefovic Elena (Russia)