Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.
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HAWS and the Waukesha County Museum are holding a Student Art Showcase open to anyone, Kindergarten through Post High School.
Original artwork must show one of the following values we learn from our pets: Joy and Laughter, Friendship, Love and Kindness, Loyalty or Nurturing. Notes our Executive Director, Lynn Olenik: “We often stress the importance of core values for our youth, and our pets demonstrate these values on a daily basis. We can learn so much from our pets!”
Student artists are encouraged to choose one of the values, and be creative! Artwork should be either 8"X10" or 11"X14" and use media such as watercolors, photography, and the like. Further details can be found on the entry form on the HAWS website. Entries must be received at HAWS on or before Monday, March 15, 2010. The winners of the Student Art Showcase will be announced at www.hawspets.org by Monday, March 29, 2010.
The “top dog” from each age (K-4th, 5th-8th, high school and post high school) and each value category will be chosen. The winners will receive a ribbon, as well as having their artwork framed and displayed at the Waukesha Museum during The Nature of Dogs exhibit, which is being showcased April 10 - June 12. After the museum exhibit, the artwork will return to HAWS where it will be permanently displayed throughout the newly remodeled shelter!
For further details, an entry form or more information, visit www.hawspets.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The entry form must be included with the artwork when it is delivered to HAWS.
By the way - HAWS and the Museum will be offering many fun activities throughout the run of The Nature of Dogs - stay tuned for all the details!