3rd Coast National

2016 Entry Deadline – July 8th
The Third Coast National, now in its 9th year, is a non-thematic, juried exhibition of new works of art from across the USA. We are simply looking for innovative, interesting contemporary artwork. 3rd Coast National introduces the Coastal Bend community to innovative artists and artwork being created in other parts of the country, as well as in our own region.  Very special thanks to all of the 2015 participants – 528 images were submitted by 178 artists from all over the USA. The panel selected 46 works of art by 35 artists for the 2015 exhibition.  On display August 7 through September 18, 2015.

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SELECTED WORKS – 2015 3rd Coast National Exhibition:

Note: Titles were copied exactly as they appeared in the entry form because artists like to play with text.  Please contact info@kspacecontemporary.org if any corrections are needed.

  • Magic Vibes by Galina Bachmanova
  • Burrower by Brad Blair
  • Junkyard Cloud by Jeffie Brewer
  • Blue Flowers in the Tile by Troy Bunch
  • Drawing: Abby Rain by Julie Carey
  • Sunset Dunes by Rene Culler
  • Human Skull Unearthed Circa 1930 by David Dorsey
  • Steward with Both Eyes Corered by Byron Draper
  • Plow the 3rd Field by Kurt Dyrhaug
  • Five Diner Mugs by Thomas Edwards
  • Primitive by Phyllis Finley
  • Bridge by Susan Fitzsimmons
  • Take by Ghislaine Fremaux
  • Ronald McDonald Tormented by Demons by Jonathan Garza
  • Porcelain Soldiers by Tina Gebhart
  • Porcelain Soldiers II by Tina Gebhart
  • Bus by Jack Girard
  • Emu by Jack Girard
  • UNTITLED (MAS 1) by Jen Grabarczyk-Turner
  • Lobe: Palatino (15) by Jason W. Howell
  • Stress: Futura by Jason W. Howell
  • A Short Time to be There by Leslie Kell
  • A Long Time to be Gone by Leslie Kell
  • Hear The Highway Breathing by Leslie Kell

  • ‘Untitled Scape/Facade’ 2015 by Dennis Kemmerer
  • ‘Untitled Scape/Facade’ 2014 by Dennis Kemmerer
  • The Organs by Anthony Lazorko
  • Untitled (MB1) by Denise Liebl
  • We have Been Waiting for You by Sean Lyman
  • tablet landscape 12 by Andrew Martin
  • Dad at 100 by Michael McCaffrey
  • Ghost Dad by Michael McCaffrey
  • THREAD AND STICK, HOPE AND HOME, 3,400 by Tim McMeans
  • Celeste by Lorena Morales
  • ‘Buoy #30’ by Bill Price
  • Let Is Burn by Wade Schmitz
  • River Knot by Bryce Speed
  • Doom, Death and Liberty by Mike Stephens
  • Cowboys From Hell by Mike Stephens
  • First in War by Mike Stephens
  • Campground by Jennifer Thompson
  • Strands by Jennifer Thompson
  • Family Farm by Margi Weir
  • Medicine by Jack Wood
  • Diptych: The Den – Saldy Young Tongue by Jack Wood
  • Security Blanket by Georgia Zwartjes
June 1: Deadline for Entries

June 26-July 1: Artists Notified by email & Selections posted below
July 11, July 15-18, 11 am-5 pm: Receive Hand-Delivered Works
July 17: Shipped Works Due (must arrive between July 8 – 17)
August 7, 5:30-9 pm: Exhibition Opening with CC ArtWalk
Sept 18: Last Day of Exhibition
Sept 19, Sept 23-26, 11 am-5 pm: Pick Up Hand-Delivered works
Sept 23-25: Begin Returning Shipped Artwork


Special Thanks to our 2015 3rd Coast National jury panel:

Deborah Fullerton Dunn, Curator of Exhibitions, Art Museum of South Texas. She has been with the Art Museum of South Texas for 21 years serving as Education Outreach Coordinator, Curator of Education and Curator of Exhibitions where she has served for 10 years. During her tenure, Ms. Fullerton-Dunn has overseen the curation and installation of over 100 temporary and permanent collection exhibitions, juried shows and offsite exhibits. Ms. Fullerton-Dunn also coordinates guest lecturers, visiting artists and the film series. She has contributed to 16 publications and catalogues. Other duties include docent training, supervision of the Museum Preparator and student interns. She is the staff liaison to the Board of Trustee’s Exhibitions Committee and Collection’s Committee. In 2010 Ms. Fullerton-Dunn began overseeing the registration of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. Ms. Fullerton-Dunn holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Corpus Christi State University and a Master of Art degree in Digital Media.

Rich Gere is a noted artist, curator and administrator. His work has appeared in over 150 juried, solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia. In addition, Mr. Gere has curated dozens of exhibitions in the southeast and France. His work can be found in public and private collections in the US and Europe including; Memorial Health Systems, Savannah GA; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN; Biblioteque National du France, Paris, France; Custom Recording Studios, Nashville TN; Traprock Peace Center, Greenfield MA and Kroger Corporation, Columbus OH. Mr. Gere taught at Tusculum College, Walters State and Virginia Intermont, and Savannah College of Art and Design where he built the School of Fine Arts Print Media program. Recent honors include a City of Atlanta Individual Artist Grant, and a Hambidge Fellowship at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap GA. In 2014, Gere moved to Corpus Christi. Tx to assume the role of Chair of the Department of Art at Texas A&M University-CC.

Ken Rosier – Born and raised in rural Nebraska, Ken Rosier has been a practicing ceramicist for over 35 years. He produces functional wheel work and hand-formed raku objects. His work may be found in homes and institutional collections such as the Art Museum of South Texas, University of North Texas, Arizona State University, and University of Oklahoma. Ken teaches ceramics at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he also serves as Chair of the Department of Art and Drama.

Prestigious jurors of past 3rd Coast National exhibitions include: painter Ray Smith (’07), artist activist Josh MacPhee(’08), Director of Ballroom Marfa Fairfax Dorn (’09) , artist Trenton Doyle Hancock (’10), artist Tony Magar (’11), Glasstire critic & Director of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts & Moudy Gallery at TCU Christina Rees (’12), artist Andy Coolquitt (’13), artist Mark Scrapdaddy Bradford (’14). [/two_third]

Deadline to enter 2016 3rd Coast National is July 8, 2016