2014 Winter Issue
Happy anniversary, thanks for your support and loyalty!
The first issue of ArtTour International Magazine launched in the winter of 2011, and 19 issues later, our writers and artists are still working hard and with even more passion. We have published over 420 articles and exhibited the works of over 3,000 artists in our magazines and special issues. ArtTour International Magazine has grown to become one of the most iconic art magazines in the international market, reaching over 2.1 million readers worldwide. Art events and trends, as well as the work of masters, emerging artists, and contemporary professional artists, come vividly alive on our pages, sharing an international platform of enormous reach.
In 2014, ArtTour International Magazine received the award and international recognition from the National Association of Fine Arts in Brazil, whose president, Edilson E. Barbosa, presented us with the “Grand Medal of Honor,” as well as the prestigious title of Honorary Member, for our “relevant contribution to fine arts and culture globally” through our work with ArtTour International Magazine, ATIM.TV and the Vivid Arts Network.
Following in the footsteps of the magazine, the ArtTour brand has expanded to include ATIM.TV and the ATIM Masters Awards.
ATIM.TV was born as a YouTube channel in July 2012. After record-breaking growth, the channel became an independent web tv channel and you can now find us online at ATIM.TV. We’ve broadcast 110 videos, of which 76 “Art 2 Heart” interviews with artists and major figures from the art world, have reached over 300,000 viewers.
The ATIM Masters Awards launched in May 2014 out of appreciation for master artists, painters, dancers, actors and other personalities in the art world with whom we have worked. We felt there was a need to honor the figures who inspire the art industry with their dedication and their achievements. This year we presented the ATIM Masters Awards to master painter Fabian Perez, our master of the year; actor and playwright Jorge Herrera; and master painters, Chris Dellorco and Edilson E. Barbosa. We also recognized emerging and professional talents who participated in our events this year.
Over 40 working professionals have written for us. Their expertise and passion jumps off the page of ArtTour International Magazine. We feature authors with inspiring and exciting stories — just the kind of stories you want to read.
While we are still learning, evolving and continuously growing, we thank you for your support and truly appreciate the trust you place in us.
Happy anniversary to the ArtTour International Magazine team of artists and collaborators, and many thanks to you, our worldwide family of readers!
Editor-in-Chief ArtTour International Magazine
Front Cover Art: “The Ghost Swift” by Kirsty Mitchell.
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