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Noida artist wins emerging artist award

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

based artist Chetnaa Verma has been announced the winner of the Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year Award, 2014'.

The prize includes a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000, a three months residency in Scotland, with a monthly stipend, and a solo show.

In a grand finale held at Gallery Nature Morte last evening, Chetnaa was chosen among five artists shortlisted for the Prize.

Tauseef Khan from and Shrimanti Saha of Baroda were declared as the first and second runner-up at the finale event.

Over 4500 works by 1800 artists were reviewed by a 10-member jury, comprising leading artists, curators and collectors.

Chetanaa presented two artworks "Crossword of Diagonals" and "On Parallel Ground".

The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence (AiR) programme was launched in the country in 2012 and is brought here by online art gallery Bestcollegeart.Com.

Currently in its 13th year, AiR this year is set to welcome 10 artists from across the globe, the largest group ever, from India, China, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, North America, Mexico, Chile, Spain and the UK.

First Published: Sun, April 06 2014. 15:10 IST