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"Big Red Heart" © 2000 Robert Hawk, Age 5 "Big Red Heart" © 2000 Robert Hawk, Age 5

Five-year-old Robert Hawk's "Big Red Heart" - now part of the 225+ images available for reproduction under the Kids-Did-It! Designs® retail brand - was selected to be published as a greeting card by Avanti Press, Inc. and displayed at the Tribute to New York exhibit at the SURTEX® convention, May 19 - 22, where the greeting cards were sold to benefit New York City relief and recovery.


Kids-Did-It! Artwork Selected for "Tribute to NY"

- "Big Red Heart" Featured as Greeting Card and at On-Site Exhibit -

SAN DIEGO, CA - May 23, 2002 – SURTEX® exhibitor-artwork reflecting the support and unity in the aftermath of September 11th, was reproduced as greeting cards and exhibited on-site as part of a special Tribute to New York during SURTEX® and the National Stationery Show®, May 19-22, 2002, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

SURTEX exhibitors from Australia, Israel, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States submitted images representing a diversity of styles, sentiments and perspectives. Trade editors, artists and art directors reviewed the variety of submissions and selected a total of eight designs, including 5-year-old Kids-Did-It! artist Robert Hawk’s "Big Red Heart", to be reproduced as greeting cards. In addition, a special on-site gallery, located in the Special Events Lobby of the Javits Center, showcased all Tribute to New York designs.

Avanti Press, Inc., a greeting card publisher and long-time National Stationery Show exhibitor generously produced a limited edition of 5,000 Tribute to New York greeting cards. GLM sold the individually packaged greeting cards on-site at the Javits Center throughout the duration of the two shows. All proceeds will benefit GLM’s "Funds for a Future," a year-long fundraising campaign benefiting New York City relief and recovery.

"We are very excited about all the submissions we received for Tribute to New York, as they present such a diversity of expression from our talented artists and designers from around the world," said Penny Sikalis, GLM vice president and SURTEX show manager.

"Tribute to New York" greeting cards will feature the following exhibitor artwork:

     "Peace on Earth" by Mary Kober of 3 Line Studio
     "Horse*Red*White*Blue"
     by Micheal Swerngin of Joan Cawley Licensing
     "Patriotic Birdhouses" by Tim Coffey of Tim Coffey
     "Wrapped in Glory" by Carol Eldridge of Carol Eldridge Designs
     "Big Red Heart" by Robert Hawk, Age 5, of Kids-Did-It! Properties™
     "Untitled" by Rachel A. Reilly of Rachel A. Reilly Illustration
     "Untitled" by Takashi Sakai of Salon De Sakai Inc.
     "Untitled" by Susan Zulauf of Zulauf Designs

"The greeting cards created from the selected entries illustrate a wide range of sentiments regarding peace and global solidarity. We are proud to offer a program that benefits New York and creates a feeling of unity," said Lori Robinson, National Stationery Show manager.

Five–year-old artist Robert Hawk is represented by Kids-Did-It! Properties™, a San Diego, CA business that licenses reproduction-rights to a growing collection of surprisingly sophisticated and beautiful illustrations created by young art students, ages 3 – 14. In addition to learning the fundamentals of art and design, each young artist also earns a royalty for the reproduction of their artwork.

About the Tribute to New York exhibit, "Robert’s Big Red Heart speaks eloquently for itself," said Glenn Abrams, President of Kids-Did-It! Properties™.

More information, as well as thumbnail-sized images from the current Kids-Did-It! Designs® illustration collection can be found on-line at: www.kidsdidit.com

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