SEMANA Magazine, October 12th 2006

Y QUE !!! ARTWORK WINNER Third Place Prize. Primer Salon marginal de Artistas

Y Qué !!! by Rafael Espitia
Y Qué !!! by Rafael Espitia

Finalmente “Niña Rossy”, una acuarela realizada en 2006 por el Luis Fernando Echeverri, fue la obra que obtuvo un mayor número de votos. Convirtiéndose así en la propuesta ganadora de la primera edición del evento. El segundo lugar fue ocupado por “En Calma” de Alejandra Quevedo y el tercero por “Y Qué” de Rafael Espitia"....

 

 

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AWARDS & GRANTS

2012 ArtTour International Magazine, cover magazine. "Colombian Master Painter RAFAEL ESPITIA, A World of Colors", Italy.

2012 Artwork "Colombia" commissioned by the Colombian Navy to be exhibited on the First Navy ship built entirely in Colombia: ARC "20 de Julio". Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

2011 Museum CASA GRAU, "A 23 Artist tribute to Maestro Enrique Grau" Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

2011 Calendario Testimonio Artístico Colombiano.

2011  Hampton Inn Hotel mural, Brickell, Miami, USA.

2010 First Colombian artist commissioned by RCN to make his artwork part of "Chepe Fortuna" tv serie scenery.

2009 DON BOSCO Award for his artistic trajectory, Colegio Salesiano 50 Años, Cartagena, Colombia.

2006 Third Award winner, Primer Salón Marginal de Artistas, SEMANA Magazine, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

2005 Convention Center mural,  Las Américas, Cartagena, Colombia.

Event hall's mosaic, Los Reyes Building, Cartagena, Colombia.

"El Olimpo" Dome, Private collection, Cartagena, Colombia.

Mural of the "Capilla del Mar" Hotel, Cartagena, Colombia.

1983 "Las Américas Global Resort" Hotel main Mural, Cartagena, Colombia.

Exaltation  "Outstanding Young Person in Cartagena" by Cámara Junior, Cartagena, Colombia.

8th International Painting Award, Eugenio Hermoso Badajoz, Spain.

1989 Third Award on First Contest of speed painting, Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain.

1989 Third Art Award, Asturian Centre of Madrid,  III Week of America, Asturias Prince Hall, Madrid, Spain.

1988 Honorific Degree on Plastic Arts,  Bellas Artes Institute, Cartagena, Colombia.

1984 First Place Award, IV Watercolor National Hall,  Medellín, Colombia.

1982 Sellected artwork for the publication of UNICEF greeting card, New York, USA.

Special Guest on TV Show "Póngase a pensar ", by José Fernández Gómez.

1982 Jury on the Galeria Skandia's Children Contest with the celebrities Pacheco and Gloria Valencia.

1981 Mention of honor, First Watercolor National Hall, Medellín, Colombia.

 


First Contest of speed painting at the Buen Retiro Park. Madrid, Spain.

Winner Painting
Winner Painting

Ayuntamiento de Madrid Junta Municipal de Retiro, given to RAFAEL ESPITIA, Third Prize. First Contest of speed painting. Buen Retiro Park. Madrid, Spain.


IV SALON NACIONAL DE LA ACUARELA 1984, Museo de Antioquia

Firts Prize and "PEDRO NEL GOMEZ" Plaque given to RAFAEL ESPITIA. IV National Watercolor Hall 1984, Museum of Antioquia. Medellin, Colombia.


UNICEF Greeting Card

Watercolor "Marine" 1981 by RAFAEL ESPITIA

The UNICEF International Art Committee has met and we are pleased to inform you that one of your designs "Marine", has been selected for consideration as a UNICEF greeting card....