Above: Founders of the ArtTour International Masters Awards Alan Grimand and Viviana Puello during the 2019 ceremony at the Museum of Art and Design in New York.
James McNeill Whistler once said that “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” Sometimes, specific visions from outstanding artists need due recognition, and as such various awards for artists and their masterpieces are established. One of such highly coveted recognition is The ArtTour International Master Award Ceremony.
The ArtTour International Master Award Ceremony is one of the most prestigious award programs in the international art scene. This award program receives thousands of artwork as entries per year, but only the cream of the crop are selected to receive the esteemed award. The organization only names and invites sixty awardees to receive this sought-after award.
An award ceremony unlike any other, the ArtTour International Masters Awards reunites artists from all over the globe in one setting to recognize their careers, their activist works, and to promote global peace awareness through intercultural exchange. This event is spearheaded by ArtTour International, one of the best multimedia platforms out there, perfect for artists looking for a dependable facet of exposure. They have redefined the way to market art in the present times. It is a state-of-the-art digital publication with over 2.1 million readers from 205 different countries. Additionally, it maintains a printed magazine, aside from its digital edition, where they feature the artists who win their prestigious award. It is continually growing, and the magazine gains readers of about ten million viewers weekly for the ArtTour International Show that airs every Thursday at 5:30 in the afternoon on Spectrum 1993.
Referred to as “The Oscars for the Visual Arts,” the ArtTour International Masters Awards represents the recipient’s new journey for breakthroughs and more significant opportunities. It paves the way for these artists to be recognized by art entrepreneurs and connoisseurs, which can jumpstart their careers.
This event is organized in collaboration with the non-profit organization, Create4Peace, bringing the best and most talented artists together to exchange ideas and cultivate intercultural relations. Every year, the event is hosted in a different country where the recipients also get a chance to travel and explore the culture and artworks present in the host country. Ever since its foundation, the ceremony has been celebrated in Miami and New York in the United States, Florence and Ferrara in Italy, and finally Montagnac, France.
However, due to the recent changes in people’s lifestyles brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ATIM Masters Awards will take place next Spring in Florence, Italy. Sixty artists will gather in Florence for the ceremony to immerse themselves in Italy’s culture by touring the country.
The critically acclaimed award program was created by Viviana Puello and her partner Alan Grimandi, founders of the multimedia platform ArtTour International Magazine. Viviana Puello is an internationally recognized art business expert and CEO of ArtTour International. She is also the host of the show “ArtTour International,” which airs every Thursday at 5:30 pm in NYC through MNN-HD Spectrum 1993. The show received the “Public Media Awards of Excellence” for two years in a row in 2018 and 2019.
This contest also highlights the diversity of culture from the selected artists. Frequently, ArtTour International pairs up the winners with their other non-profit organizations and be part of their working team or lead their projects.
The search for the next batch of talented artists to receive this prestigious recognition has begun. Visual artists, both new and old, are welcome to submit their works directly on Arttour International’s official website. Nominations are also welcome from non-visual artists people who want to support their favorite budding artists.