JULY 7 to AUGUST 18, 2017  Main GalleryAmerican Dream Logo


American Dream is a juried exhibition inspired the history of artists questioning, provoking, resisting, reflecting, and healing through making.  K Space Contemporary invited artists across the United States to submit works of art for this national competition.

The exhibition is curated by the K Space Contemporary Exhibition Committee: Jennifer Arnold, Scott Ellison, Gerald LopezJimmy PenaGreg Reuter, Tristan Schober, Ashley Thomas and Day Wheeler.  The committee selected 40 works of art for the exhibition from 450 images submitted by 160 artists from all over the USA.

Congratulations to the American Dream Award Winners!

Winning works of art pictured below

  • First Place: American Landscape 3, pastel by Leslie Robison
  • Second Place: Female Empowerment Denied, mixed media by Tony Armadillo
  • Third Place: The Storyof I, mixed media by Ben Wright

Honorable Mentions:

  • “My World Keeps Getting Smaller Everyday” by Joseph Bernadas
  • “Woman Fence” by Celeste De Luna
  • “We the People” by Kelley Dunne
  • “Do You Want to Grow Up a White Man” by Jean Plough
  • “Fast Fashion” by Jamie Speck

Click here for list of Works selected for American Dream

We congratulate the selected artists!

July 7 – 28 in The K Space Gift Shop

Free Will Navigation:

Carla Hughes

Free Will Navigation features ceramic works by Carla Hughes. Carla Hughes is a sculptor and potter living and working in Harlingen, Texas. She received her BFA from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and has attended Penland School of Craft and the School of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution.  Her current research and resulting sculptural work explores differing perspectives and realities of American life, both current and historic. Intrigued by the dynamics of “us versus them” rhetoric, she draws from the polarizing ideals created by societal labels in order to draw correlations between social class and material, surface, shape, and space. She investigates the complex act of communication in a society whose perceived roles, class, and labels shift with time, migration, government policy, and geographical boundaries.