As an artist who lives and works in New Zealand,
I am about as far away from Italy as you can get
and it is no easy matter to travel there to
exhibit my work. However, for the last three
years that is exactly what I have been doing.
The great attraction for me is the opportunity
to exhibit my paintings under the auspicious
guidance of Paola Trevisan of Trevisan
International Art. Throughout my fifty years as
an exhibiting painter I have never encountered
such a gifted curator.
Her knowledge, perspicacity and honesty,
together with her acute awareness and passion
for individual creative force, is a great boon
to me and the many other artists who have been
fortunately selected by her discerning eye.
I am truly honoured to be associated with her
and her organisation, and now, as she expands
her operations beyond her native shores, I will
be proud to exhibit with her anywhere.
Keith Morant (New Zealand)
I was fortunate enough to have first met Paola
Trevisan through my participation in her "Imaginary
Journeys" exhibition in 2009. From the moment
Paola first contacted me I found her to be both
friendly and professional, however after
participating in this wonderful exhibition my
admiration for her professionalism grew. Paola
is an extremely talented individual. Her
dedication to her work is only surpassed by her
skill and experience as a curator. She has a
real commitment to the artists and the art that
she personally selects for her exhibitions. I
was proud to have been involved in an
international exhibition of this quality.
Paola's passion and mastery as a curator is well
renowned and it would be my absolute pleasure to
be part of any show she was involved with.
Bronwyn Woodley Graham (Australia)
Paola Trevisan has organized and curated the "Imaginary
Journeys" exhibition, this year in Ferrara. I
was honored and happy to join it. Paola selected
the artists and works in order to show the
unbelievable variety in art and limitless
imagination artists are using in their creative
work. That was the reason for the official name
of the exhibition. When I arrived in Ferrara I
found myself as well, in an "imaginary journey":
the group of artists which Paola brought
together and the general atmosphere and friendly
relations she managed to create was fantastic.
The installation of the artworks in the
Imbarcadero rooms and the lighting brought the
exhibition to an optimal level.
I feel very grateful to Paola and I think that
she is a first class curator – as far as
understanding art, knowing how to select it and
how to display it, and also how to write and
transfer her deep understanding to others.
Besides that Paola is a great organizer, being
capable, to organize many artists, communicating
with every one of them, to prepare a high level
exhibition catalog on time and to make public
relations and publicity for the exhibition. When
I was invited to participate in the exhibition,
I couldn't even hope for more than that!
Saadia Bahat (Israel)
When first approached by Paola Trevisan two
years ago to exhibit with her in Italy I was
truly amazed, especially as I am an artist from
Australia and quite a long way from Ferrara.
I have found Paola to be an extremely
professional curator and it has been an honour
to work with such an honest and encouraging
I have received enormous encouragement to
exhibit internationally and also in my own
I am looking forward to renewing my association
with Paola in Australia this year.
Carol Rowling (Australia)
Exhibiting with Paola Tevisan in Ferrara at
Estense Castle in Ferrara was a wonderful
experience. As an artist from New York, now
living in India since 2008, the exhibition I had
there is still a fond memory that also has its
proud space on my artist’s resume. Paola curates
beautiful exhibitions composed of hand selected
international artists that are well worth the
exposure. The castle’s Imbarcadero rooms are a
beautiful backdrop for the exquisite artwork and
the event is well attended by art lovers and
collectors. It is obvious how much work and
attention to detail is going into the
exhibitions, which take place every year in
Autumn. Paola chooses a different theme each
year and creates a beautiful catalogue that
accompanies each exhibition with quality
pictures of every artist’s work. I highly
recommend this event to any artist, who is lucky
enough to be invited!
Cariya Breemen (United States)
I met Paola Trevisan four years ago in Ferrara
at the exhibition "The Magic Path Of Art", Paola
organized it all very professionally. I had more
exhibitions where she was curating the show, and
it was always great without any problems. Paola
is always reliable, and does as she says. in the
meantime we had some lovely conversations and we
became friends. Paola is a very important
contact of mine in Italy, and I am proud to call
her my friend.
Jeannette Berndsen (United States/the
Since the first letter I received from Paola
with the invitation to exhibit in Ferrara up
until now, two years ago, I recognized a woman
who is passionate about art, specifically
Her passion contains both parts: the art as well
as the artists. She is deeply interested in and
committed to artists to give them space to
explore and to be. I learned to know her as a
powerful, loving, pure and intuitive woman that
is interested in growth of spiritual awareness
and to make this visible at a level that might
be times ahead on her public.
Through her work for art and artists she has the
power to open gates, hearts, and new ways to
look and experience art.
I am honored and delighted to work with her and
to be part of her ‘collection’.
Marion Bakker (the Netherlands)