Magazine (ATIM) with the ARTYA Award to be recognized as ATIM Artivist of the Year 2019. The news was received through Viviana Puello, Founder / CEO and Editor-in-Chief of this magazine present in more than two hundred countries with an audience which exceeds 2.1 million readers.
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The ARTYA constitute a program of avant-garde awards to honor a series of chosen artists from the international scene for their role in the conservation of the environment through art, thereby making an impact on the world.
In short, an award to thank you that, as best environmental artists of the year, dedicate your work to make this terrestrial globe a better place.
And regarding the global situation of our environment, the award-winning photographer, also named in the Big Apple honorary member of Artists for a Green Planet, declares: âI love my country, Spain.
I love my continent, Europe, I love America and I love the wonderful Mother Earth that sustains us by lovingly embracing the orb with her arms without borders and, therefore, as a citizen of the world I say that we have to love our whole world much more planet, to our own planetary home as a whole.
And we will achieve this goal by joining our forces, I am convinced of that, but it is urgent to make a difference and learn to walk harmoniously over it without getting dirty or hurting it.
We are nature, let's take care of ourselves and let's not obscure the light of life of our world! âAnd he adds:â Deep down, certain creative lines of my work, as I understand and practice artistic photography fused with digital contemporary art, are aimed to increase awareness, sensitivity, commitment, responsibility and environmental education, among other aspects. â
This year the ceremony of the 2019 ARTYA Awards (The Artivist of the Year Awards), presented by ArtTour International Magazine in collaboration with Artists for a Green Planet and Manhattan Neighborhood Network The Firehouse Neighborhood, was held in New York on the 13th December before the cameras of the ArtTour International TV Show produced at the MNN Television Studios located in East Harlem.
The Yeclano artist, having not been able to travel to the United States to collect the award in person, was represented at the gala by Jorge Pérez Rodríguez, who received the award in his name, and by Leyre Oruetxebarria García, members of the Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Spain in New York.
The winners received an original sculpture, unique in color and shape, entitled "Sunset of Hope" (protected in its case and created in bronze, represents an autumn leaf.
To anticipate that José Ángel has also been selected by ATIM in NYC as one of the Artists of the Decade, whose names will be made public at the end of January in the first special print and digital edition with ArtTour's anniversary character International Magazine;
as well as in multimedia platforms, social networks and in a special episode of the ArtTour television program entitled "Top Artists To Watch This New Decade", which is scheduled to be recorded on the 27th of February in New York and to which José Ángel Palao, without his presence being confirmed today, has been invited to participate with other creators to share his artistic messages with the audience.
On the reason for the initiative of these awards, Viviana Puello, editor-in-chief of this American magazine, specifically: âWhen I reflect on the last ten years, I am amazed at the talent I have been able to meet.
That is why we dedicate the first issue of the decade to artists who have helped define art as we know it. â