DEADLINE JULY 1, 2013
We do not accept hand-delivered/mailed CD/DVD or emailed images. Please use the online application system on this site. It is easier and less time consuming to fill in the online form and upload your images than it is to save them to a disc or email them to us. You may however, snail mail the entry fee (check, money order) if you prefer not to use the PayPal system. K Space will correct your submission status to “submitted” once payment is received. Now – on with the prospectus….
April 1: Online system available to accept entries
July 1, 11:59 p.m.: Entry Deadline
Aug 2: Artists Notified by email
Aug. 16-17, Aug. 21-24, from 11 am to 5 pm: Receiving Hand-Delivered Works
Aug. 23: Shipped Works Due (must arrive between Aug. 16 and 23)
September 6, 5:30 – 9 pm: Exhibition Opening
September 7, 10 am: Lecture by Juror, Andy Coolquitt
Oct. 18: Exhibition Closes
Oct. 19, Oct. 23-25, 11 am-5 pm: Pick Up Hand-Delivered works
Oct 23: Begin Returning Shipped Artwork
The Third Coast National is a non-thematic, juried exhibition of new works of art from all across the USA. We are simply looking for innovative, interesting contemporary artwork. The first Third Coast National was held in 2007. It was the first exhibition in the new K Space Contemporary.
Eligibility: Artists age 18+ living in the USA may enter. Works previously exhibited at K Space Contemporary or K Space Art Studios-Hot Spot are not eligible. Entries must be original works of art completed within the last 2 years. Reproductions (giglee’/inkjet prints, high quality copies, offset lithographs) will not be considered. All visual art forms and media are acceptable. Video is accepted if the artist provides the means for it to be viewed (computer, TV screen, monitor) or as part of a sculpture. Complicated installations must be installed by the artist. Failure to comply with the following submission guidelines may disqualify your entry – entry fee will not be refunded.
2013 Juror – Andy Coolquitt. Andy Coolquitt was born in Texas in 1964, and currently lives in Austin. This past fall, he presented a major solo exhibition titled attainable excellence at AMOA-Arthouse in Austin, Texas. This exhibition was organized by the Blaffer Museum in Houston, and opened there in May, 2013. A full-color monograph published by UT Press accompanied the exhibition and features contributions from Dan Fox, Matthew Higgs, Jan Tumlir, and Rachel Hooper. Coolquitt is currently an artist-in-residence at 21er Haus in Vienna, Austria, and will open an exhibition there in July, 2013. He is represented by Lisa Cooley in New York, and Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna.
Coolquitt is perhaps most widely known for a house, a performance/studio/domestic space that began as his master’s thesis project at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994, and continues to the present day. Recent exhibitions include + at Locust Projects, Miami; Everyday Abstract Abstract Everyday at James Cohan Gallery, New York; Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork… at Galerie Johann Koenig, Berlin; dwelling at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; and Real Estate at Galleria Zero, Milan. His work is included in numerous private collections, as well at that of the Philbrook Museum and the D. Daskalopous Collection.
Awards: $2000 in Cash awards: Erick Schaudies Memorial Award for Best of Show plus 4 places. Honorable Mentions will be given at the juror’s will.
Sales: All works must be for sale. K Space collects payment and retains 40% commission. Include commission when pricing your work. Be sure to put in an acceptable price The price that you plug into the online entry form is the price that will be displayed with your work. We do not make changes to information after you have entered it online.
Entry Fee (non-refundable): $35/non-members ($30/members) for up to 3 works of art. Each additional entry is $5. Enter online through our website. The Entry fee can be paid online through PayPal or by mailing a check or money order payable to K Space Contemporary. If your paypal name &/or email address is different than your entry name &/or email address, be sure to send an email to email@example.com with both names and email addresses so that we can cross reference them and give you credit for your entry fee.
Format: Works will be juried from digital images submitted online. Artists may submit one image for each work of art.
Shipping: All shipping costs and liability for damage are the responsibility of the artist. Accepted works must be shipped via UPS in reusable containers. Make sure your name is on your crate in permanent marker on the outside. Do NOT use packing peanuts – we hate ‘em. Works must arrive at K Space no earlier than Aug 16 and no later than Aug 23.
Ship Accepted Works to: K Space Contemporary, 415D Starr Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Return Shipping: A pre-printed shipping label for return shipment must be included with your work OR it must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 22 with “Shipping Label” in the subject line. To create a return shipping label, visit www.ups.com. (you may have to set up an account.) You are not charged for the shipment until it is shipped back to you. If your work is 2D – attached the return shipping label to the back. If your work is 3D, include an envelope with the return shipping label inside your crate where it can be easily identified.) If there are specific instructions for return shipping, such as a freight carrier, make a note of it on bright colored paper and staple to the return label.
Hand Delivery: Artists may personally deliver accepted works of art to K Space on days and times noted in the Calendar.
Selected Works: K Space reserves the right to reject works not represented accurately in the image and information submitted or works that are poorly constructed or poorly presented (dirty mats, bulky decorative frames, warped canvases, falling apart sculpture, etc.).
Label: Each accepted work must arrive with proper labeling (name, email address and phone number, title, media, date, retail price) securely attached to the back of frame or bottom of sculpture.
Framing Requirements: Sculpture must be manageable by two people. 2-D works must be properly prepared for exhibition with wire securely attached. Drawings and prints must be framed. Works requiring glazing must use Plexi-glass or equivalent. Only white, off-white or black mats are acceptable. Unframed paintings must be gallery wrapped – painted around the edges. The following will not be accepted: wet paint, clamp/clip frames, fragile frames, glass, colored mats, and thick, bulky, decorative frames not represented in the juried image as part of the work of art.
Insurance: Works are not insured while on display. The gallery is climate controlled and protected by an alarm system. K Space will take precautions to protect the artwork at all times but will not be responsible for loss or damage. We recommend that you insure your work if you so choose. K Space will not assume any liability for the preservation of artwork that is vulnerable to changes in temperature and humidity due to the Corpus Christi climate.
Abandoned Works: Works left at K Space Contemporary 60 days after the last day of the exhibition will be considered ‘abandoned.’ Abandoned works will become the property of K Space Contemporary, which will dispose of, sell, or give away the works with no compensation to the artist.
Agreement: By submitting your entries and paying the entry fee, you agree to the terms stated above.
Mailing address: K Space Contemporary, P.O. Box 545, Corpus Christi, Texas 78403