Congratulations to our 2014 3rd Coast National Award Winners (slideshow of images coming soon):

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.


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July 16-19, from 11 am to 5 pm: Receiving Hand-Delivered Works
July 18: Shipped Works Due (must arrive between July 9 – 18)
August 1, 5:30 – 9 pm: Exhibition Opening with CC ArtWalk
Sept. 19: Exhibition Closes
Sept. 20, Sept. 24-26, 11 am-5 pm: Pick Up Hand-Delivered works
Sept 24: Begin Returning Shipped Artwork 

Now in its 8th year, The Third Coast National was the inaugural exhibition opening K SpaceContemporary’s street level space on Starr Street in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.  This exhibition has proven to be one of the most popular exhibitions in Corpus Christi and one of the artistic highlights of the year.


                                                                               Special thanks to our 2014 Juror:
Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford

Mark Bradford (Scrapdaddy), a Houstonian for the past thirty-nine years, has had quite a diverse career in art. Having a great-grandfather that was an inventor, Mark caught the “creativity bug” at a very early age.Mark delves into many mediums of sculpture, such as metal, concrete, and chainsaw art, allowing his creations to truly be one of a kind. His main source of inspiration is the joy he evokes from both children and adults, when witnessing his many different pieces.

Mark has traveled all over the world, and through these travels, he has been fortunate enough to find continuous sources of inspiration. His work is featured throughout North and South America, as well as Europe. He has participated in several television shows, that include “Battle Bots”, “Junkyard Wars”, “Guinness Primetime Live” and even hosted two shows for the History Channel entitled “Scrapyard Scavengers.” Mark has also performed twice with two different creations of his at the Essen Show in Germany. He has been featured in the “Smithsonian Magazine” and “002”, and is regularly featured in newscasts and newspapers. Mark’s work has also recently been showcased in two solo exhibitions at the Art Car Museum, in Houston, TX, as well as the Beeville Museum of Art, in Beeville, TX.


Congratulations to the accepted artists!  40 works by 38 artists were selected for the exhibition from 524 works submitted by 184 artists from all over the US. 

  1. Reincarnate by Stephanie Alaniz
  2. There is Nothing Left by Michael Aldana
  3. Cycloptic Internee by Brad Blair
  4. The Book of Hats, Chapter 49: The Late Bloomer by Eliot Brown
  5. Into the Eye of the Storm by Troy Bunch
  6. A Cardigan for my First Rodeo by Dylan Collins
  7. Surrender by John Cummins
  8. Metamorphosis by Jon Davis
  9. Spit Tapestry by Samantha Dorgan
  10. Livestock by Bill Fulk
  11. To Awaken in Paradise by Annalise Gratovich
  12. Pliades by Dewane Hughes
  13. Standing Water by Lynda Jones
  14. Wave by Lynda Jones
  15. If I knew the Way by Leslie Kell
  16. Cornflower Dreams Mindscape by Wayne King
  17. Empty Dreams by Wayne King
  18. The Day the Robot Come to Town by Joel Kiser
  19. Isolation by Andrew Kotasek
  20. Face of War by Dwayne Kraatz
  21. An Apex of Delicate Fortification by Erika McIlnay
  22. Veijas Sky by Kathleen McLaughlin
  23. Tends to Lash Out by Rob Millard-Mendez
  24. Ode to Pogue by Carissa Misch
  25. Stereotype I by Abel Ortiz
  26. Home-Less by Eloa Jane Pereira
  27. Slot Canyon#5, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM by David Poindexter
  28. Goose Gun by Bill Price
  29. IN?Opposition by Kevin Ramler
  30. The House of Solitude by Brian Row
  31. Modern Love by Wade Schmitz
  32. January 1 by Steven Schroeder
  33. Blue Light by Caroline Sharpless
  34. Dynasty Marching Snare Butt End over Brushed Metal Finish by Jason Valdez
  35. Jetty Rock by Kaitlyn Van Zandt
  36. Urban Vibe Night Lights by Susan von Gries
  37. Big Pool by Lana Waldrep-Appl
  38. No Apologies by Megan Wood
  39. In The Sheets by Lauren Yandell
  40. Tribal Cape by Georgia Zwartjes

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





Past 3rd Coast National  jurors include:

2007 – Ray Smith, painter

2008 – Josh MacPhee, artist activist

2009 – Fairfax Dorm, Director of Ballroom Marfa

2010 – Trenton Doyle Hancock, artist

2011 – Tony Magar, artist

2012 – Christina Rees, Director Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and Moudy Gallery, TCU

2013 – Andy Coolquitt



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