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85th Annual McKee Student Art Contest & Exhibition
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85th Annual McKee Student Art Contest & Exhibition

Celebrate the arts in education during the McKee Student Art Exhibit, the longest running student art exhibition in the country! This annual 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 homeschools—receive invitations to submit their work. Last year, the Museum received over 1,000 entries chosen by teachers as the best of their class. 
The Museum’s Tuleburg and West galleries will be filled with two- and three-dimensional art works created in crayon, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil and acrylic paint. There are also photographs, sculptures, collages and mixed-media pieces.  In addition to the traditional entries, this marks the fourth year with the addition of short digital films.

Ruth Santee Selected as McKee Exhibition Judge 


Ruth Santee is an Oakland-based artist and tenured professor at San Joaquin Delta College. She received a BFA from the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has also taught at the California College of Art Extended Ed Program, UC Davis, and Bakersfield College. 
Santee has exhibited in museum, non-profit, and gallery venues and her work is in the permanent collection of the University of Oregon and the David Brower Center in Berkeley. She is also the director and co-owner of Transmission Gallery, a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Oakland art scene that exhibits work by local and regional artists. 

Museum Hours

12:00-5:00 p.m.

1:30-5:00 p.m.

1:30-9:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays

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