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The third annual Art on Henderson competition has concluded and Texas sculptor Nic Noblique has been chosen as the winner. Noblique, who is based in Clyde, Texas specializes in turning salvaged steel into graceful, imaginative forms. He received $3,500 for winning the competition.

Noblique's winning sculpture, "Even Your Emotions Have an Echo," was selected among seven finalists in the contest. Second place went to Steve van Gelder and his sculpture, "When Loves Comes To Town," while third place was given to Faith Schexnayder for her sculpture, "Memory Quilt Bench." All seven pieces of art have been installed along Henderson Avenue between Central Expressway and Ross Avenue. They'll remain there for two years for the public to admire.

Art on Henderson was started three years ago as a way to enhance the Henderson Area with worthy public art and as a way to support local Texas artists. This year's competition drew nearly three dozen entries from artists across the entire state. Their art was judged by local artist and gallery owner Edith Baker, art consultant Gail Sachson, architect and artist Steve Bourne and art critic Todd Camplin.

The seven finalists of the third annual Art on Henderson contest:

  • (1st place) - Nic Noblique, "Even Your Emotions Have an Echo"
  • (2nd place) - Steve van Gelder, "When Love Comes To Town"
  • (3rd place) - Faith Schexnayder, "Memory Quilt Bench"
  • George Toblowsky, "Discovery"
  • Leslie Begert, "Birdwoman I"
  • Juan Gonzales, "Flux"
  • Laura Abrams, "Big D Dreidel"