Annual McKee Student Art Contest & Exhibition at the Haggin Museum (Virtual) | Visit Stockton
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Annual McKee Student Art Contest & Exhibition at the Haggin Museum (Virtual)

Admission: $8 - $5

Location: The Haggin Museum

1201 N Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA 95203

Phone: 209-940-6300

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Annual McKee Student Art Contest & Exhibition at the Haggin Museum (Virtual)

The Haggin Museum continues the longest-running student art competition in the United States--now in its 90th year and is now going online to keep the public safe!

February 25, 2021 - April 18, 2021 (Virtual)

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. Now you will get to see the art in the comfort of your own home!

The new online structure has expanded the opportunity for students to participate. Students, their parents and guardians, and teachers from all subjects have the chance to honor their favorite artists by submitting artwork. In addition, anyone who has been featured as part of the exhibition throughout the years is encouraged to submit their artwork for inclusion to celebrate the 90th anniversary. 

Artwork submissions will begin to be displayed in online galleries on Haggin Museum’s website within 1 business day of them being received. Submissions will be accepted beginning February 25th. Artwork will continue to be accepted and added to the galleries throughout the run of the exhibition until April 18th. 

Each Friday one lucky participant will receive an art-themed prize-pack, beginning March 5. The earlier submissions are received, the more chances there are to win and the longer the artwork will be viewed by the public. Prompt participation is encouraged.

Submission info and galleries can be found online at:

Media Inquiries:
Susan Obert – or 209.940.6331

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