88th Annual McKee Student Art Contest & Exhibition

Mar 14, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

Drawing by Margarita Prishlyak, 2018 award winner of the Palomino Blackwing Award Lower Division
Celebrate the arts in education during the 88th Annual McKee Student Art Exhibit, the longest running student art exhibition in the country! This event features the work of student artists from kindergarten through grade 12. The exhibition was first envisioned by founding patron Robert T. McKee, whose goal was to encourage students by providing a public venue for their artwork. All schools in San Joaquin County—public, private, charter, parochial and home-schools—receive invitations to submit their work.

On average, Haggin receives 1,000 pieces of art chosen by the teachers as the best in their class. The Museum’s Tuleburg and West galleries will be filled with two- and three-dimensional artworks created in crayon, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil and acrylic paint, photography, and other mediums.

2019 McKee Judge:

Amy Baskerville has been scribbling outside the lines since her years attending a Japanese kindergarten in Tokyo. After living for several years in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore and then the Bay Area where she worked and raised a family, three years ago she moved to Stockton. Art has always been a passion for Amy; be it the delight of a textured tea cup, wall paint of an unusual hue or the placement of objects in a space and the ensuing results. 
She is President of the Stockton Art League Goodwin Gallery where she cherishes the varied interaction between art and community and is committed to keeping it thriving for many generations to come. 
Amy is excited and delighted to take part in this tradition which the Haggin Museum has been continuing now into its 89th year! To the participating students she says, “tap into the limitless creativity that is within you and your creations can only soar!"

Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:30 - 3 pm
This year the Museum will hold a welcome reception for students, their families, and teachers on March 16th. This event is FREE to everyone and sponsored by the Junior Women’s Group of the Haggin Museum who will provide punch and cookies to the guests.

The 2019 annual county-wide student art show opens on March 14th. All San Joaquin County K-12 teachers will be invited to drop off artwork February 28, March 1 & 2, 2019.  

For more information, View the 2019 McKee Exhibition Guidelines.
Victory Park - Stockton
1201 N. Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA 95203
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