Friday, April 13, 2012
Art on Henderson names seven finalists for 2012
Annual competition to enhance Henderson Avenue with public art.
DALLAS Art on Henderson, the annual competition to enhance Henderson Avenue with public art and support Texas artists, named the seven finalists for 2012.
Now in its third year, the competition is open to artists who live anywhere in Texas.
The finalists are:
- George Toblowsky (Dallas), “Corporate Guardian #2”
- Nic Noblique (Clyde), "Even Your Emotions Have an Echo"
- Leslie Begert (Austin), "Birdwoman I"
- Juan Gonzales (Dallas), "Flux" and "Progression"
- Steve van Gelder (Dallas), "When Love Comes To Town"
- Michael Christopher (Dallas), "The American Beast"
- Faith Schexnayder (Austin), "Memory Quilt Bench"
Each finalist receives a $650 stipend to install the artwork. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be announced in May, and will be awarded $3,500, $2,500, and $1,500 respectively.
This year a new "Sponsor’s Choice Award" was won by Scott Shubin (Dallas), who created a piece called "Spectra 214."
After the seven finalists are placed along Henderson Avenue between Central Expressway and Ross Avenue by May 15, three winners will be chosen. All the sculptures will grace the neighborhood for the next two years.
“This is a wonderful way to do something important for the area, and to demonstrate our commitment to the art community,” said Jeff Levine, publisher of ModernDallas.net, who chairs the project. “The quality of the art this year was incredible. We had some very hard choices.”
Jurors included gallery owner Edith Baker; art consultant Gail Sachson; architect-artist Steve Bourne; and art critic Todd Camplin. They chose from nearly three dozen sculptures.
Underwriters are Andres Properties and Phoenix Property Co.; 2012 sponsors include UDR, Wood Properties, and Tommy Terrific Car Wash.
To see all of the entries, click here.
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