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Glenfiddich Emerging Artist Award 2014 announced

In an exclusive grand-finale held at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, Glenfiddich and Bestcollegeart.com announced Chetnaa Verma as the winner of the third edition of “Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award”.

In a proud moment for the country, Chetnaa Verma emerges as the winner despite a tough competition from artists all over India. Chetnaa presented outstanding artwork titled – “Crossword of Diagonals” and “On Parallel Ground”, for her much deserving win.

The core of her practice in art focuses on the series of geometrics and the lines guided by the urban metroscape. Tauseef Khan of Delhi and Shrimanti Saha of Baroda were declared as the first and second runner-up at the finale event. The evening saw the presence of the celebrated jury members and iconic artists from the country coming together for this coveted award ceremony to show their support to the emerging talent.

Recognized as the country’s biggest art award, the award is brought together by Bestcollegeart.com, India`s most reputed online art gallery dedicated to supporting and nurturing young contemporary artists in partnership with Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. Chetnaa will be the artist representing India in 2014 at the globally acclaimed Glenfiddich Artists in Residence (AiR), collaborating with other celebrated international artists, and get an opportunity to live and work at The Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland for 3 months.

The artist received an award of total value INR 10, 00,000 which comprises INR 1, 00,000 as cash reward, three months residency in Scotland with a monthly stipend, materials allowance, travel, accommodation and finally, a solo show at Art District XIII in 2014.

Over 2,500 works by 655 artists were included for this year’s contest, out of which five finalists were shortlisted by a 10 member jury, comprising leading artists, curators and collectors. All five finalists showcased their works at an exclusive preview, ‘Five for the Future’ held at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon on 4th April, 2014. Chetnaa’s artwork will be on view until the 30th of April 2014.

ARTSOME

April 2014