25th Anniversary Exhibition
Friday, December 4th – January 22nd 2021
December 4th, 6-9 PM
K Space Contemporary is excited to announce the 25th Anniversary Celebration of K Space Art Studios. The main event is an exhibition featuring the many artists who have been involved in K Space Art Studios. 40+ past and present K Space Studio Artists are exhibiting. Other elements of the celebration consist of a 25-day Art Challenge on Instagram, virtual programming, a solo exhibition by co-founder Raychelle Schaudies, and a historical exhibit of photos, news clippings, and video documentation.
Opening with the First Friday ArtWalk on December 4th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm, the K Space Art Studios 25th Anniversary exhibitions will be on display at K Space Contemporary through January 22, 2021. Gallery Hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 am to 5 pm. These exhibitions along with artist interviews and a video about the studios’ history will also be available virtually on www.kspacecontemporary.org, Instagram or Facebook @kspacecontemporary, and the “K Space Arts” YouTube channel. The 25-Day Art Challenge will run @KSpaceArtLab on Instagram from November 29 through December 22 with tutorials by K Space studio artists.
K Space Art Studios is a thriving cooperative workspace that has been highly influential in the Corpus Christi art community. It was established in November 1995 by Erick and Raychelle Schaudies in the third-floor warehouse of the former Kress Five & Dime Store. In addition to offering affordable studio rentals, K Space Art Studios has presented numerous exhibitions and community events and led the way in creating a bustling art scene in downtown Corpus Christi. Realizing the need for a contemporary art center in the Coastal Bend, the studio artists established K Space Contemporary, which is now a key non-profit arts organization that provides opportunities to artists, conducts educational programming for all ages, creates public works of art, and organizes community events such as the ever-popular Dia de Los Muertos Festival.
Over the years, K Space has been credited with helping propel downtown revitalization efforts when it was once an afterthought of entertainment seekers in the city. Now it has become a cultural “mecca”, THE place to see and be seen, a draw of intrigue and curiosity. This sensation started with the Studios’ open house events and rose with other events in which K Space collaborated with other individual artists, galleries, and businesses in the immediate downtown area.
Housing 12-18 artists at a time, K Space Art Studios serves as an incubator where artists improve their artistic skills and aesthetic, learn exhibition promotion, curating and installation, and collaborate on projects. Many former and current studio artists have become prominent artists, educators, curators, and gallery/art museum professionals. Their successes are part of K Space Art Studios’ legacy. This celebration highlights their talent and achievements as well as their contributions to the Corpus Christi community.
K Space Art Studios is proud to count so many esteemed artists as former and current members. Artists participating in the 25th Anniversary Show (at printing) include:
Tony Armadillo, Cheryl Votzmeyer, Loring Baker, Ericha Kemm, Ricardo Ruiz, Andy Niemann, Cristina White-Jones, Nola Guajardo, Debra Williams, Nora Verdin, Mayra Zamora, Payton Koranek, Carmen Ruiz, Ashley Thomas, Caroline Kuepper, Andrea Valenti, Rachel Payne, Greg Reuter, Jenna Muscarella, Lori Edwards, Diana Byers, Cynthia Alvarez, Tiffany Anderson, Courtney Bracco Bruun, Jimmy Pena, Raychelle Schaudies, Michelle Smythe, Day Wheeler, Gerald Lopez, Elena Rodriguez, Maricela Sanchez, Marie Valdez, Lars Roeder, Clay Reuter, Julia Dixon, Deborah Fullerton, Alex Chapa, Eric Cuevas, Catey Arnold, Criselda Saenz, Megan Benavides, Jorge Alegria.
We care about the safety of our visitors! We are disinfecting often and practicing safety measures. Please follow these COVID-19 Guidelines when you visit K Space Contemporary:
- Use Hand Sanitizer at the entrance. (It is also available in various areas of the gallery.)
- Wear a Mask
- Maintain a 6-foot distance from others
- Please do not come into the gallery if you feel sick
For more information about programs and events at K Space Contemporary, visit www.kspacecontemporary.org, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook @kspacecontemporary.