Raleigh, NC, December 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Vinita Jain, a local artist specializing in acrylic and pastel painting, has received third prize in the 11th annual Pastel 100 competition. Jain was honored in the Abstract category. Her painting, along with a one-on-one interview will be featured in the April 2010 issue of the The Pastel Journal. The contest is open to artists in the U.S. and abroad. In order to be eligible, an artist’s work must be at least 80 percent soft pastel.
“It is an honor to receive third place in the abstract category for the Pastel 100 competition,” said Jain. “There are so many talented artists featured on this list and it is exciting to have my work recognized by such a prestigious publication as The Pastel Journal.”
- The Pastel Journal is a publication devoted to pastel artists of all skill levels, from the passionate amateur to the working professional. For more information, visit www.artistsnetwork.com/pasteljournal.
About Vinita Jain:
A native of India, Vinita Jain has lived in North Carolina for more than 10 years. As a child, art was a passion of Jain’s, and she was first introduced to pastels when she came to N.C. Jain took courses in drawing and color theory at Meredith College and since has taken pastel workshops from renowned artists. Influenced by impressionists such as Edgar Degas and Vincent Van Gogh, Jain works mainly with soft pastels but has recently begun working with acrylics. For more information, visit www.vinitajain.com.
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