83rd Annual McKee Student Art Contest & Exhibition

Feb 6, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014

The Haggin Museum is proud to feature the work of student artists from kindergarten through grade 12 in the 83rd Annual McKee Student Art Contest and Exhibition.

The exhibition was first envisioned by founding patron Robert T. McKee, whose goal was to encourage students by providing a public venue for their artworks. The critical thinking skills the arts teach our children are as important as the pleasure they bring to the classroom and museum.

All schools in San Joaquin County—public, private, charter and homeschools—receive invitations to submit their work. This year teachers submitted 1,127 entries from 59 schools in San Joaquin County.

Due to the immense number of entries, the walls of the West and Tuleburg Galleries are covered from top to bottom with art. They are filled with two- and three-dimensional art works created in crayon, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil and acrylic paint.

In addition to the traditional entries, this marks the second year with the addition of digital entries. High school students were invited to submit short digital films, and nine were received. The shorts will be shown in one of the galleries and special prizes will be awarded.


The Education Department is proud to announce the selection of Monika Meler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at University of the Pacific as this year’s McKee Exhibition Judge.

Originally from Poland, Meler earned her B.F.A. from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, an M.A. at Purdue University and M.F.A from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

An accomplished printmaker, she spent a year studying in Rome and has completed numerous residencies. Her teaching philosophy stresses self discovery and engagement with the art world outside the classroom.

Participating Schools

Jefferson Elementary:
Jefferson School
Monticello Elementary

Wicklund Elementary

Lincoln Unified:
Civic Pride Independent Academy
Colonial Heights
Don Riggio
John R. Williams
Lincoln High
Mable Barron Elementary
Sture Larsson High
Tully C. Knoles

Lodi Unified:
Ansel Adams Elementary
Bear Creek High
Heritage Primary Elementary
Manlio Silva
Middle College High
Oakwood Elementary
Tokay High
Lodi Unified Charter Schools:
Benjamin Holt College Prep Academy
Joe R. Serna
Vincent Shalvey Academy

Manteca Unified:
Lathrop Elementary

New Jerusalem Elementary District:
Delta Charter School

Private Schools:
Annunciation, Stockton
Brookside Christian High
Carden Academy, Stockton
Clara Mohammad Middle School, Stockton

Ripon High

San Joaquin County Office of Education Charter Schools:
one. Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
Port City Academy
Venture Academy
Stockton Unified:
Adams Elementary
August Elementary
Cesar Chavez High
Dolores Huerta Elementary
Edison High
Elmwood Elementary
Fillmore Elementary
Fremont Elementary
George W. Bush Elementary
Harrison Elementary
Hoover Elementary
Jane Frederick High
John Marshall Elementary
Kohl Open
Madison Elementary
Montezuma Elementary
Monroe School
Roosevelt Elementary
Taft Elementary
Tyler Skills School
Victory Elementary
Weber Institute

Stockton Unified Charter Schools:
Langston Hughes Academy
Nightingale Elementary
Pittman Elementary
Stockton Collegiate International School

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Stockton, CA 95203
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