it’s a collection of works from around the world inspired by traveling

On the website of our festival, we have opened a new space for artists of the world, where we collect a unique collection of incredible works. Each of you can send us a photo of your unique work created during your trip. The main thing is that each work should have a story and an incredible atmosphere that traveling gives.

ABOUT THE “TRAVEL-VERNISSAGE” PROJECT. “The creation of our project also begins with a story. Once I was visiting Tbilisi (Georgia). While I was traveling through the city, my attention was often caught by the paintings of local artists that were sold along the cobblestone streets. I especially liked the depiction of Georgian houses. It seemed that these houses had filled the entire landscape and dissolved somewhere in the sky.
Opposite the hotel, where I lived, there is a craftsman’s shop. There I bought a painting that depicts the houses as a souvenir to remind me of my trip.
And, on the airplane, on the way back to Kharkiv, I came up with the idea of our festival. So you can say that this painting got me inspired. And I’ve got a tradition: to get my own collection of paintings that depict the cities of distant countries where I traveled to remind me of them.” (Anna Kurinna)

This is how the idea of ​​our unusual “Travel Vernissage” was created.

The Vernissage is an opportunity to share your creativity with viewers from all over the world, to find your admirers, and most importantly, to inspire and get inspired to travel!”


To participate in the project, professional works of travel graphics are accepted: man and environment, flora and fauna, natural or architectural landscape.

Age of participants: from 18 years.

Technique: any available graphic technique (engraving, soft materials, ink, mono-, polychrome and other watercolor techniques, graphite and other types of pencil, mixed technique, markers, digital graphics technique, etc.).

Work format: chosen by the participant and at least A4 format.

One participant can send up to three works.

From one to three works that meet the conditions of the project can participate in the Vernissage.

Important: an interesting disclosure of the topic, accented and aimed at the main idea of ​​the festival; composition type; choice of perspective; colors, textures; professional painting skills.

SEASON DEADLINE – the last week of November.

To participate, you have to do the following:

  • Post the work that was created during the trip on your social media page Facebook or Instagram, with an active link to the official page of our festival in the post “specially for the festival @ArtTravelFest” and the hashtag #be_free!
  • Make sure the link is active. Then we can see your work.
  • Add a small story in addition to the work that tells about the circumstances or inspiring moments that helped to create the work.
  • Fill out a short application to participate in the project, indicating short information about the author, the country, the title of the work and a link to its location in social networks.


The authors of the best works, according to the opinion of the project curators and the Festival Organizing Committee, will be awarded by festival diplomas and invited to participate in its international events.

The originals of the selected works will be considered to be included to the funds of the Museum of Photography and Graphics, which is created on the basis of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts.

Project curators are Olena Kalashnikova and Polina Dzyubenko.

Olena Kalashnikova is an artist; a teacher of fine arts at the Kharkiv specialized school with in-depth study of certain subjects “Lyceum of Arts” No. 133 of the Kharkiv City Council of the Kharkiv Region; the participant of international competitions and festivals in fine arts; the organizer of many children’s art exhibitions; teacher’s students took part in international exhibitions in France, Portugal, Macedonia, Poland, Montenegro and Greece. Member of the International children’s competition-festival “Solar Olympus” in 2021, Ukraine.

Polina Dzyubenko is an artist, candidate of architecture, associate professor of the Department of Fine Arts and Design of Kharkiv National University of Urban Economy named after O.M. Beketov. Member of the Kharkiv organization of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. She participated in many regional, Ukrainian and International exhibitions, and created personal exhibitions. For many years, she was the head of the jury and the curator of the regional competition of children’s drawing on the Greek theme “Shine of Hellas”, a member of jury of the II and III Open competition of theatrical and performing arts of small forms “FLY!” and the Children’s International Competition-Festival “Solar Olympus”, held in 2021, Ukraine.

Contacts of the curators for questions and clarifications: (Olena Kalashnikova) (Polina Dzyubenko)

PROJECT PARTNER: HudpromArt Art Center of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Kharkiv, Ukraine).