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Bideawee Annual Student Art Expo

Originally Posted: February 17, 2011

Hope Steurwald won for her entry representing grades fourth through fifth. (Courtesy Photo: Bideawee)

Kendra Jimenez won for grades second through third. (Courtesy Photo: Bideawee)

Westhampton - Bideawee, Inc., the leading pet adoption and animal welfare organization serving Long Island and New York metropolitan area communities, held it's Third Annual "Love Your Pet Art Contest & Expo" this Saturday at its Westhampton Adoption Center. Art students from all across Long Island submitted artwork to Bideawee demonstrating their love for animals and pets, and how that love is returned to family, friends and neighbors. Over 600 pieces were entered in the contest from children in grades Kindergarten through eighth. They were all displayed at the Bideawee Adoption Center for visitors of Saturday's Art Expo to view and vote for their favorite exhibits.

Winners were chosen in the following age groups: Kindergarten - first grade, second and third grades, fourth and fifth grades, and sixth through eighth grades. Students won prizes from local sponsors, Splish Splash, Dave & Busters and Tanger Outlets.

Over 200 parents and children visited the "Love Your Pet Art Expo" bringing in donations for Bideawee's homeless pets and spreading the word about Bideawee's programs and services. Dayton Avenue Elementary School Art Teacher and Bideawee Volunteer, Linda Steurwald, exclaimed "This is a wonderful event for the students at my school to showcase their art talent for such a great cause. The students are so excited to come to Bideawee, see their artwork displayed and know that all their efforts and hard work are for the love of pets." Families came to Bideawee to enjoy the day viewing all the inspiring artwork, eating Valentine's treats, making animal crafts and meeting all of the adorable adoptable animals looking for their forever homes.

Emma Mignone won for grades Kindergarten through first. (Courtesy Photo: Bideawee)

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