• Dec. 2, 5:30 to 9 pm in conjunction with Art Walk, Opening Reception
  • Dec. 3, 4, 1 to 5 pm, Open House at K Space featuring family friendly demonstrations, holiday projects and refreshments.

opening exhibitions:

Annual K Space Artists Exhibition -the artists of K Space Art Studios present new works
A Little Christmas – small works by local artists at affordable prices, because “we need a little Christmas, right this very minute!”
The Ornament Show – original hand-made ornaments by local artists


TAMUCC- Student Art Association in the Hot Spot on the 3rd floor

Join us for Artist Demonstrations, Hands-On Projects, Refreshments

This event Sponsored by: Grande Communications – Thank You Grande!

Thanks also to these sponsors:  Clower Company, Fox KUQI Television, House of Rock, Andrews Distributing Company and Republic National Distributing Company.



Friday, 5:30 – 9 pm and Saturday 1 to 5 pm:  Merry Printsmas!

Tired of boring and itchy wool sweaters? Looking for a unique gift for the Holiday Season? TAMUCC Printmaking Professor Ryan O’Malley will be printing hand carved woodcuts on T-Shirts for your holiday fashion needs!!!

A supply of shirts in Adult Sizes will be provided for $20

Bring your own shirt and have it printed for only $10!

Proceeds support the 2012 Oso Bay Biennial to be held in April of 2012.

Tis The Season To Be Inky!

Saturday Demonstrations

1:00-2:00 pm:  Cyanotype Christmas Cards with Diana Byers

2:15-3:15 pm:  Tin Can Ornaments with Amorette Garza

3:30-4:30 pm:  Make Your Own FlipFlop Stamps with Rachel Payne



Opening:  Friday, November 4th, 5:30 to 9 pm

In Conjunction with ArtWalk

main gallery:

Extravagancia de Pinatas sponsored by NuStar Energy

Thirteen schools from across the Coastal Bend competed in our Pinata Contest during our Dia de los Muertos Festival on October 28th.  View these beautiful pinatas during the Nov. 4 ArtWalk.  At right is the third place winner, La Catrina by the Kaffie Middle School Art Club led by Irma Janko.  See more about the pinatas HERE.

Art Star:  marks

works by Kristi Beach


Hot Spot Gallery:  ZOO

by David Fuentes

a collection representingconflicting animals that meet between a series of color and line






Sept. 24-Nov. 18 in the main gallery:

5th annual juried exhibition of contemporary art from across the United States


Juried by: Tony Magar


Sept 24 – Nov. 18

Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11 am to 5 pm.

Image right: Which side are your amber waves? By Susan Gregory
Third Coast National:

K Space Contemporary proudly presents the fifth annual Third Coast National, juried by Tony Magar.  This non-thematic exhibition utilizing artistic mediums such as photography, painting, sculpture, film, and graphic design will be on view from September 24th through November 18th.  227 artists submitted 696 images.  Juror Tony Magar narrowed the entries down to 46 works by 43 artists. The result is a beautiful sampling of works from all over the United States.

2011 Third Coast National Juror Tony Magar:  Born in London, England, Magar studied at the Royal Albert School of Speech and Literature before traveling through Africa, China and India. Ending up in New York City, Magar became active in the art scene as one of the founders of the legendary Park Place Gallery (the first gallery in Soho to show abstract art) and as an apprentice to Mark di Suvero. He has participated in notable exhibitions such as “New Forms” at the Martha Jackson Gallery in 1958, where he exhibited side by side with Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, John Chamberlain, Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline, and the “Whitney Sculptural Annual” in 1966 at the Whitney Museum NYC. A painter and a sculptor, Magar has an entire chapter devoted to his work in the recent book ‘New American Abstraction 1950-1970′ published by Skira.  Magar is currently represented by Laura Rathe Gallery in Houston, Texas.

Participating artists include: Cande Aguilar (Brownsville, TX), Grant Billingsley (Sanger, TX), J.B. Boyd (Isle of Palms, SC), James Ciosek (Houston, TX), Julie Combal (Brooklyn NY), Matthew Derezinski (Kirksville, MO), Kurt Dyrhaug (Beaumont, TX), Leslie Elliottsmith (Alexandria, LA), Mira Gerard (Johnson City, TN), Susan Gregory (Charleston, SC), Gregory Grim (Minneapolis, MN), Randy Hall (San Angelo, TX), Daniel Haslett (Ft.Worth, TX), Carol Hayman (Austin, TX), Jane Honovich (Houston, TX), Norman Kary (Plano, TX), Dennis Kemmerer (Corpus Christi, TX), Ya La’ford (Houston, TX), Alla Lazebnik (Newton, MA), Nathan Marshall (St. Louis, MO), Jenny Meyer (Austin, TX), T.C. Moore (Petaluma, CA), Thomas Murray (St. Petersburg FL), Guy Nelson (Brooklyn NY), Abel Ortiz (Uvalde,TX), Harmony Padgett (Arlington, TX), Carol Perry (Escondido, CA), Jean Plough (Philadelphia, PA), Rachel Robinson (Buffalo, TX), Carin Rodenborn (Austin, TX), Sky Shineman (Tuscaloosa, AL), Andrew Smith (Corpus Christi, TX), Jerry Smith (Plano, TX), Sebastian Stoddart (Corpus Christi, TX), Jackson Titus (Coyle, OK), Paul Valadez (Edinburg, TX), Claire van der Plas (Alamosa, CO), John Vinklarek (San Angelo, TX), Christina Renfer Vogel (Omaha, NE), Jonathan Whitfill (Lubbock, TX)

K Space Contemporary is sponsored by: Clower Company, Grande Communications, Fox KUQI Television, House of Rock, Republic National Distributing Company.


September 2,2011, 5:30 to 9 pm (in conjunction with ArtWalk)


Images clockwise from top left by Rachel Robinson, Gerald Lopez, David Phillips, Stephanie Clayton, Andy Niemann, Grace Barraza Vega

Artists were invited to rent a spot on the wall in our main gallery and display everything they could within that space.  We estimate that 750-800 attended the event.  See our facebook page for pictures.

Participating artists: Manuel Abarca, Richard Armendariz, Jennifer Arnold, Dianne Berman, Amy Bowers-Yilmazer, Ed Boyd, Jim Caldwell, Stephanie Clayton, RAD – Roque Deleon, Jennifer Engel, Saul Garcia, Georgia Griffin, Sabrina Hinojosa, Narice Hopp, Sunil Kilaru, Gerald Lopez, Thomas Murphy, Jessica Neblitt, Andy Niemann, Jimmy Peña, David Phillips, Rachel Robinson, Michelle Robles, Greg Rubio, Tristan Schrobar, John Skarda, Becky Smith, Michelle Smythe, Isaac Sutton, Grace Barraza Vega, Juan Vela, Duane Webb, Diane Weiner, Day Wheeler, Mayra Zamora




July 1-Aug 26:  Exquisite Corpus

Image at left by Jimmy Pena and Day Wheeler

K Space Contemporary is happy to announce the opening of Exquisite Corpus an exhibition of works of art that were inspired by the theories and ideas of the Surrealists. Much of the work is collaborative and was created on-site during events held in June.

Participating artists: Jennifer Arnold, Matthew Barton, Lisa Fonseca, Amorette Garza, Eric Payne, Rachel Payne, Jimmy Peña, David Phillips, ReFormat, Roland Reyna, Ricky Ruiz, Ricardo Ruiz, Tristan Schrobar, Michelle Smythe, Day Wheeler.  And more!







August 5 to August 26


Checkered Silence features new paintings by Ruby Christine.

A native of Corpus Christi, Ruby quietly discovered freedom in painting.    Often described as art naïve, Ruby’s paintings are not literal or polished.   Ruby is driven by the urge to express raw emotion and fleeting sensations.  After working in various mediums and styles, Ruby recently finds herself mixing mediums like acrylics, sand, joint compound, oil and chalk pastels.  Ruby prefers large paintings:  “I’m all about scale. Whatever size canvas I end up choosing, I usually end up going off the page.”

image by Ruby Christine


Hot Spot Gallery (3rd Floor in K Space Art Studios):

For the Love of Photography



Jan-June 2011

Jan 15 to Feb 25……..Opening Jan.15, 2011, 5:30 Gallery Talk by the artist, 6 – 8 pm Reception

Main Gallery:  WISYWIG – Wendy DesChene: a color filled, floor-to-ceiling mixed-media installation of painted canvas, stuffed animals, and other materials

Art Star:  Reformat

Hot Spot: Seeking Purity: Day Wheeler

March 4 to April 22……..Opening Mar 4, 5:30 to 8pm

Main Gallery:  Fear & Loathing: Rosemary Cantu, Jorge Lopez, Justin Varner, Sonia Berg

Art Star: Jennifer Arnold

Hot Spot: Indelible: the artists of Electra Art * Axis Tattoo

May 6 to June 24………Opening May 6, 5:30 to 8 pm

Main Gallery:  Latex Suites & Gardens:  Memory and Consciousness – new paintings by Cande Aguilar

May 6 – 27:

Art Star – David Phillips

Hot Spot – Ryan O’Malley & Printmakers

June 3- June 25……….Opening June 3, 5:30 to 8 pm

Art Star – The Naked Slot Machine: Rachel Robinson

Hot Spot – closed for summer

July 1st – Aug. 26th ………opening July 1st, 5:30 to 9 pm

Main Gallery: Exquisite Corpus

Art Star: Sacred Garment: Kimberly Dolan (through July 29th)

Checkered Silence:  Ruby Powell (opens August 4 through August 26th)

Hot Spot:  For the Love of Photography (August 5 through August 26th)

For the Love of Photography is an ecletic mix of contemporary photography by a group of 7-10 photographers from the Coastal Bend and South Texas.

Sept 24 to Nov. 18……Opening Sept 24, 6 to 8 pm

Main Gallery: 3rd Coast National

Sept 24-Oct 28

Art Star:  Gerald Lopez’s Mask Collection

October 28 (Friday) 4 pm to midnight: Dia de los Muertos Festival

Nov. 4 – 25…………Opening Nov. 4, 5:30 to 9 pm

Art Star:  Kristi Beach

Hot Spot:  David Fuentes



2010 Schedule

January 16 – March 6, 2010
Opening Saturday, Jan 16, 6 to 8 pm
Main Gallery: Robert Bubp: Corpus-topia
Art Star: Casey Cooper
Hot Spot: Balance and Counter-Balance – installation by Day Wheeler & Jimmy Pena

March 13 to Apr 23, 2010
Opening Saturday, Mar 13, Hip Hop Street Festival
Main Gallery: Graffiti Show
Hot Spot: Kat Kaub

May 1 to July 20, 2010
Opening May 1, 6 to 8 pm
Main Gallery: Carriers, Panels & Culm Piles – Dennis Kemmerer
Art Star: Goodbye Girls, Michelle Smythe
Through June 18: Hot Spot: Nora Verdin, Nola Guajardo, Rick Longoria and others

June 24 to July 20, 2010
Main Gallery: Carriers, Panels & Culm Piles – Dennis Kemmerer
Art Star: Day Wheeler-The Dog Show
Hot Spot: Rebecca Jordan-Glum- Faux’s and Schmoe’s

July 31-Oct. 2, 2010
Main Gallery: OPP – Other People’s Projections: video works by John Aasp, Jonathan
Lowther, John Medina, Monica Panzarino &; Nadine Sobel, David Politzer
Art Star: Nora Verdin and Nola Guajardo
Hot Spot: Miguel Pena

October 16 – Nov. 19, 2010
Opening Oct 16, 6 to 8 pm, gallery talk by juror at 6 pm
Main Gallery: Third Coast National juried by Trenton Doyle Hancock
Art Star: Ryan Howell, Suspension Series
Hot Spot: Jim Caldwell, Men in Black and White

Dec. 3, 2010 -January 7, 2011
Main Gallery: Past, Present, Future – works by K Space artists
Gift Shop: Annual Ornament Sale
Hot Spot: Seeking Purity: Day Wheeler a select retrospective


January 17 – February 28, 2009
Main Gallery – Linda Lewis
Hot Spot – Melissa Marks and Norberto Gomez, Jr.

Mar 11 – March 28, 2009
Main Gallery: Graffiti Art Project
Art Star: Trey Andrade
Hot Spot – Rooster Collective

April 9 to May 15, 2009
Main Gallery: Eye Infection: Ann-Michele Morales, Reformat, Rosemary Cantu,
Matthew and Jennifer Guest, Jim Forsythe, Joshua Goode,
Art Star: Home Series: Grace Zuniga
Hot Spot: Wallflowers: Ericha Kemm, Ashley Thomas, Michelle Smythe

May 21 to July 3, 2009
Main Gallery: Material Revelations: Cathy Breslaw & Maricela Sanchez
Hot Spot: twin sisters Nora Verdin & Nola Guarjardo, Ricardo Longoria, Joe Pena

July 11 to Aug 29, 2009
Main Gallery: Twisted Spurs (national exhibition juried by Angel Quesada)

Sept 4 to Oct 9, 2009
Opening Sept 4 (Friday), 6 to 8 p.m.
Main Gallery:  Enmascarados: Homage to the Social Phenomenon of Lucha Libre: a collection
of works about Mexican Wrestling by Chicano artists creating a dialogue of diversity, nostalgia and
irreverent playfulness. Curated by Angel Quesada.
•Project Slicker 2009: Condom Couture for the Runway in conjunction with Planned
Parenthood: fashions made with condoms by area artists and designers.
• Ryan Howell: New Work
Art Star (Gift Shop): Lisa Harrison Ramirez
Hot Spot: Cody Blain Jones: Alone in a Crowd

Thursday, Oct. 29:7 pm to midnight: WIG OUT 2009 fundraiser
Friday, October 30, 7 pm to midnight Dia de los Muertos Street Festival

Oct. 17 to Nov. 22, 2009
Opening Oct. 17 (Sat), 6 to 8 p.m.
Main Gallery: 3rd Coast National juried by Ballroom Marfa Director, Fairfax Dorn
Art Star: Ricardo Ruiz
Hot Spot: Robert Cockrell & Jim Forsythe

Dec. 6 to Jan. 8, 2009
Opening Sunday – Dec. 6, 2 to 7 p.m.
Main Gallery: Annual K Space Open House works by the K Space Studio and Associate
artists.  The 2009 exhibition is curated by TAMU-CC’s Museum and Gallery Practices Class led by Elizabeth B. Reese, PhD.
Gift Shop Starry Art!: Original, Hand-Made Christmas ornaments by local artists
Hot Spot: TAMU-CC Student Art Association annual show and sale of works of art by
TAMU-CC Art Students


January 19 to March 1, 2008
Isolated Blur: Works by Billy Colbert
Opening January 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Billy Colbert is an up-and-coming artist from Washington D.C. layering silkscreen,
collage and painting, Colbert’s works are rich in images from popular culture (funded in
part by City of Corpus Christi Arts and Cultural Subgrant and the Amy Shelton McNutt
Charitable Trust)

March 8 to March 30, 2008
The Graffiti Art Project Exhibition
The Graffiti Art Project is a program designed to educate graffiti offenders in  Corpus Christi. This exhibition is a culminating show of the graffiti paintings created during workshops in the previous month. (funded in part by City of Corpus Christi, Arts and Cultural Commission Subgrant)

April 5 to May 11, 2008
Paper Politics
Paper Politics is a traveling exhibition of politically charged works by printmakers from
across the United States organized by Josh MacPhee of NYC.
In the Hot Spot – Pulp Friction: Jimmy Peña, Ryan Howell & Michelle Smythe

May 17 to July 6, 2008
Main Gallery – Jesus de la Rosa & Paul Valadez
In the Hot Spot – K Space Artists Group Exhibition

July 12 to Aug 31, 2008
Main Gallery – Perfectly Strange: Curtis Miller and Matthew Guest

Sept 6 to Oct. 12, 2008
Tele-Caste System: Site (un) Scene An installation by Amorette Garza & Shreepad Joglekar
Hot Spot: “A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far away…” works by Kat Kaub

Oct. 18 to Nov. 30, 2008
Main Gallery – 3rd Coast National Juried Show
Hot Spot – Ashley Thomas: New Work

Dec. 7, 2008 – January 11, 2009
Main Gallery – Annual K Space Open House
Hot Spot – TAMU-CC’s Student Art Association


October 13 to November 18, 2007
Third Coast National juried by Ray Smith
Grand Opening of K Space Contemporary: Saturday, October 13, 7 to 9 pm
K Space Contemporary opened its doors with the first annual Third Coast National
competition and exhibition. Our juror for 2007 is internationally renowned artist Ray Smith
who divides his time between New York City and Cuernavaca, Mexico.

October 18:
Art 21: Protest – Screening & Panel Discussion
Panel: Mike Stephens, Ericha Kemm, Ryan Howell

October 25:
Art 21: Paradox – Screening & Panel Discussion
Panel: Mike Stephens, Ericha Kemm, Ryan Howell

December 2, 2007 to January 12, 2008
12th Annual Open House
Opening: Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
12th Annual Open House featuring artists from the Studios @ K Space, Silent Auction
In the Hot Spot (3rd Floor Gallery) – TAMU-CC Student Art Association