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Looking for Light: Children’s Art Exhibition 2022

25 Mar 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

Looking for Light: Children’s Art Exhibition 2022

  • Exhibit run: March 25 – April 23, 2022
  • Reception: Thurs March 31, 5-7 pm


  • Theme: Light in art

    Artists play with light, both as a subject and as a tool.  It can be used to create dramatic or subdued effects.  The source of light defines colors, creates shading, and is used to create perspective and space in pictures. Light can be used as symbolism within a work of art. Optical illusions can be produced using the contrast between light and dark.  In addition to making things visible, light can be used to evoke emotions. This exhibit shows how light is used to create effects within art or as the subject of an artwork. 


  • Eligibility: Kindergarten through eighth grade students may enter art pieces, created between August 2021 – February 2022, for this exhibition. Two-dimensional art must be no larger than 12”x18”. It is suggested that it be mounted on or matted with colored construction paper, but should not framed. Three-dimensional art is also eligible, but larger pieces accepted only as exhibit space allows. Contact Kathy Martin, Director of Education, at 755-5268 or e-mail education@hockadaymuseum.com with any questions about art for this exhibition.  Only one entry per person accepted -this includes collaboration pieces.


  • To Enter: Complete an entry form. Check to make sure you have included an artist statement about how light is used/found in your piece and a title for your piece. Attach it to back or bottom of artwork. Deliver art to the Museum located at 302 Second Avenue East, Kalispell, MT.  Students or their teachers may submit art for this exhibition.  Entries accepted February 22 – March 11, 2022.


  • Pieces selected for display are determined by how well they represent the theme, the quality of work, and available gallery space.

    In order to help us create the best collection of artwork possible, we ask teachers submitting art on behalf of their class to make a pre-selection of entries to alleviate excessive examples of the same art project.  Collaborative pieces larger than 12” x 18” accepted with prior approval by Hockaday Museum Education Department.

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  • Date: 25 Mar 2022 - 23 Apr 2022
  • Location:Hockaday Museum of Art
  • Curators:Kathy Martin
  • Duration:60 Minutes (approximately)

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