Call for Entries – American Dream

American Dream is a national juried exhibition inspired by the history of artists questioning, provoking, resisting, reflecting, and healing through making.  American Dream is curated by the K Space Contemporary Exhibition Committee: Jennifer Arnold, Scott Ellison (collector), Gerald LopezJimmy PenaGreg Reuter, Tristan Schober, Ashley ThomasDay Wheeler 


May 10: Entry Deadline
May 26: Artists Notified by email
June 14-16, 21-23, 11 am to 5 pm: Receiving Hand-Delivered Works
June 23: Shipped Works Due (must arrive between June 14-23)
July 7, 5:30 – 9 pm: Exhibition Opening with CC ArtWalk
August 18: Exhibition Closes
August 23-25, 11am-5 pm: Pick Up Hand-Delivered works & Begin Returning Shipments


Congratulations Selected Artists!

American Dream Selected Works

40 works of art in alpha order by artist’s last name

  • The Endless Summer by Casey Anderson, Corpus Christi TX
  • Female Empowerment Denied by Tony Armadillo, Corpus Christi TX
  • Day of the Suburbs by Meg Aubrey, Corpus Christi TX
  • Hear No, Speak No, See No Evil (Shitheads) by Robbie Barber, Waco TX
  • My World Keeps Getting Smaller Everyday by Joseph Bernadas, Corpus Christi TX
  • Loop Holes by Angela Carbone, Laredo, TX
  • It Started With Her by Ana Cortes, DeKalb IL
  • Self Served by Ana Cortes, DeKalb IL
  • Grand Canyon National Park, 48 Mile Waterfall by Kerstin Dale, Corpus Christi TX
  • Gig Economy Chutes and Ladders by Nancy Daly, Washington D.C.
  • Woman Fence by Celeste De Luna, Harlingen TX
  • We the People by Kelley Devine, Houston TX
  • Is it Working? by Kara Dunne, Swansea MA
  • Mezcla by Jenelle Esparza, San Antonio TX
  • Mezcla 2 by Jenelle Esparza, San Antonio TX
  • Cotton by Carol Flueckiger, Lubbock TX
  • Break by Michael Furrh, Denton TX
  • Four-tee-five by Leila Hernandez, Edinburg TX
  • Regando el Maiz y el Nopal by Marco Hernandez, Wichita KS
  • Terraforming by Veronica Jaeger, Pharr TX
  • Bad Hair Day by Todd Kale, Austin TX
  • Fortune Cookie by Jinliang Li, Corpus Christi TX
  • Boons and Blunders (Tree of Light) by Anna Lochrie, Farmington MI
  • The Believer by Patrick McGrath, Houston TX
  • Barreras (Barriers) by Tina Medina, Dallas TX
  • A Place to Lay Down by James Pace, Tyler TX
  • DO YOU WANT TO GROW UP A WHITE MAN by Jean Plough, Philadelphia PA
  • Mount Helicon by Barbra Riley, Canyon Lake TX
  • American Landscape 3 by Leslie Robison, St. Augustin FL
  • Untitled #3, Composition in ‘D’ Series by Whitney Sage, Blacklick OH
  • Hung Out to Dry by Katie Serralde, Lubbock TX
  • Fast Fashion by Jamie Speck, Rockport TX
  • Why the Sky is Blue by Clair Steele, Corpus Christi TX
  • Finding Balance in the Unknown by Elise Techentine, Granbury TX
  • Hay Bales by Ashton Thornhill, Lubbock TX
  • Magnus Bisontis by Patrick Vincent, Nashville TN
  • Transparente by Vanessa Viruet, Chicago IL
  • White Priviledge by Margi Weir, Detroit MI
  • The Story of I by Ben Wright, Corpus Christi TX

    Eligibility: Artists age 18+ living in the USA may enter. Entries must be original works of art completed within the last 2 years. Works previously exhibited at K Space Contemporary (KSC) or K Space Art Studios-Schaudies Gallery (formerly known as the Hot Spot) are not eligible. Failure to comply with submission guidelines may disqualify your entry. Entry fee is non-refundable.

    Jury Panel – KSC’s Exhibition Committee: Jennifer Arnold, Scott Ellison, Gerald Lopez, Jimmy Pena, Greg Reuter, Tristan Schober, Michelle Smythe, Ashley Thomas, Day Wheeler.

    Media: Open to all visual art forms and media. Artists must be available to install complicated works. Artists must exhibit original works of art; we do not exhibit reproductions (giglee/inkjet prints, high quality copies or offset lithograph prints).

    Video Works: KSC shows video works (DVD, USB drive) via projector or flat screen television. KSC will contact accepted artists to arrange video display.

    Size Limitation: Two-dimensional works must not exceed 6 feet in either direction. Three-dimensional works (and shipping crates) must fit through a 36 x 83-inch doorway.

    Format: Works are juried from digital images submitted online. Artists may submit one image for each 2D work of art and two images for each 3D work of art.

    Online Entry Form: It is an automatic function of our entry form service to request your artist statement and resume.  We do not review that info for jurying purposes.  First and Foremost, K Space looks at your artwork, so if you don’t have a statement and resume together – it’s okay, enter anyway!  Just type in “coming soon” in those spaces.

    Sales: KSC collects payment and retains 40% commission on sales. INCLUDE GALLERY COMMISSION when pricing your work. The price & label information that you type into the online entry form is the label info to be displayed with your work.

    Notice: Notice of acceptance or denial is emailed to the address in ‘My Profile’ in this Entry (Entrythingy) System. Click ‘My Profile’ to update your contact information. Accepted works are also posted online at 

     Awards: $1500 in Cash awards for the top 3 works (Best of Show, 2nd, 3rd Places) selected from original works after the show is installed. Honorable Mentions will be given at the panel’s discretion.

    Entry Fee (non-refundable): $30/non-members ($20 / KSC members) for up to 3 works of art. Each additional piece is $5. Enter online through our website. Entry fee may be paid online through PayPal or by mailing a check or money order payable to K Space Contemporary. Paying via PayPal through the online system automatically completes your submission..

    TO Pay Entry Fee by Check or Money Order: To mail your entry fee, close out of the entry system once you have added all of your images. Do not click the PayPal button. Your entry remains in the system as ‘Not Submitted’. KSC will manually correct your entry status to ‘submitted’ when we receive payment. Mail to K Space Contemporary, P.O. Box 545, Corpus Christi, TX 78403. Mailed entry fees must be postmarked by May 10th.

    Shipping: All shipping costs and liability for damage are the responsibility of the artist. Accepted works must be shipped via UPS or FedEx in reusable containers. Hand Delivered and Shipped works must arrive at KSC during dates noted in the calendar.

    Selected Works: KSC reserves the right to reject works not represented accurately in the juried image, and works that arrive damaged, late, are poorly constructed or poorly presented (dirty mats, warped canvases, etc.). 40-50 works of art (20-25% of the entrants) will be selected for this exhibition.

    Framing Requirements: Sculpture must be manageable by two people. 2-D works must be properly prepared for exhibition with wire securely attached. Shipped works with glazing must use Plexi-glass or equivalent.

    Insurance: Works are not insured while on display. The gallery is climate controlled and protected by a security system. KSC takes 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.