“Willow” by Jesse Bidwell
2019 Cairo Bear #47
B & B Forest Products LTD
Description: Willow will be made entirely of natural products: willow sticks, crushed glass, rocks, and shells. A Tree of Life on the back will intertwine glass and twigs, representing our beautiful green mountain sides.
About the Artist: Jesse Bidwell is a Coxsackie native. She lives there with her son, Nate, and is a caterer Panera Bread in Glenmont. She has volunteered for multiple things over the years, but her main passion is the Coxsackie Riverside Festival. She has been involved and is co-chairperson since 2009. She remembers going to the festival when she was a child and how it focused on family and fun for all. Jesse and her son, Nate, are a part of the committee that wants to keep the tradition going for the future generations.