K Space Contemporary’s (KSC) mission is to promote contemporary art.   One of KSC’s most popular exhibitions, 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.  For selected artists, 3rd Coast National provides an opportunity to show and sell artwork and build one’s resume.  The show provides educational & networking opportunities by bringing a noted juror (artist, curator, critic, etc) to Corpus Christi for the event and gallery lecture. In addition, 3rd Coast National also facilitates relationships between selected artists and KSC’s Exhibition Committee. (KSC has exhibited several artists who first showed in our 3rd Coast National.)

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). 


June 1: Entry Deadline
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



2014 3rd Coast National Award Winners

The Erick Schaudies Memorial Award for Best of Show:  IN/Opposition by Kevin Ramler

2nd PlaceBlue Light by Caroline Sharpless

3rd PlaceThe House of Solitude by Brian Row

4th PlaceIn the Sheets by Lauren Yandell

5th PlaceWave by Lynda Jones.


2014 Slideshow:

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Deadline to enter 2015 3rd Coast National is June 1, 2015