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FAMILY DOG INSPIRES YOUNG ARTISTS

Dog Show Art Exhibit Displays Talent of Houston-Area Students

HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 30, 2014) — The Houston World Series of Dog Shows, held July 16-20 at NRG Park, will once again showcase young talent this summer at the 24th Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit. The exhibit displays several of the masterpieces entered in the contest, offering participants the chance to compete for prizes while depicting their love for the family dog. Undeniably charming, each work of art reveals the ability of man’s best friend to capture our hearts and inspire our minds.

“The talent level exhibited in this contest improves every year,” says Barbara Winslow, director of the art contest. “The exhibit allows us to share this outstanding artwork with all dog lovers who attend the dog show.”

Seventeen school districts participate in the art competition including Aldine, Alief, Clear Creek, CyFair, Deer Park, Fort Bend, Galena Park, Galveston, Goose Creek, Houston, Humble, Katy, Klein, La Porte, Pearland, Spring and Spring Branch. Each grade — from kindergarten through 12th — has its own winner, and a “Best in Show” prize, echoing the most coveted dog show honor, is bestowed on one outstanding student.

The Houston World Series of Dog Shows, sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, supervised by Onofrio Dog Shows and sponsored by Purina® Pro Plan®, is Houston’s must-see dog event attracting more than 40,000 spectators, participants and vendors. Adult admission is $15 per day at the door. Tickets for senior citizens are $10 and children 12 or younger are admitted free with adult. Tickets for active or retired service personnel and family are $5 with ID. Parking is $10, cash only. Visit www.houstondogshows.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@Houstondogshows) for the latest information.

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