Calaveras Y Calacas

Al Molina, Painting, Dia de los Muertos, corpus Christi, Texas, K Space Contemporary, Sugar Skull, Calacas & Calaveras, Day of the Dead
painting by Al Molina

On Dia de los Muetos, every soul should be remembered as a happy one, so the deceased are depicted in skeletal form full of vitality as they were in life – talking, laughing, enjoying their usual activities, and celebrating.

The 2019 Dia de los Muertos fine art exhibition at K Space Contemporary will honor the tradition of Calaveras y Calacas (Skulls and Skeletons) in Mexican art. We are seeking works of art that fill the canvas with a sugar skull(s) or skeleton(s) having fun:  humans, animals, bugs, birds and any other being that can be depicted as a sugar skull or in skeletal form.

This colorful exhibition, welcoming and celebrating the dead, will be part of our Dia de los Muertos Pop Up Show called Arte Inmersivo.

EXHIBITION DATES:

  • Oct. 11: Works due at K Space Contemporary. 
  • Oct. 20 – Nov. 15: Exhibition Dates
  • Oct. 20: K Space Contemporary Members Dia de los Muertos Brunch
  • Nov. 1: ArtWalk 6 to 9 pm
  • Nov. 2: Dia de los Muertos Festival, 3 pm to midnight
  • Nov. 16, 11am to 5 pm: Pick Up Works

GUIDELINES:

  • Open to All – must be (or become) a member of K Space Contemporary. Artist memberships $35, Students & Seniors $20. Join Online Here. 
  • Number of works: Each artist may submit 1 – 2 works of art.
  • Deadline October 11: Works must be delivered to K Space Contemporary – Hours: Wed. – Sat. 11am to 5 pm.
  • Size: Finished works must be 18” wide x 24” tall x ≅5/8” deep on canvas, panel or sturdy backing. (vertical format)  Works on paper must be adhered to a sturdy backing, such as foam-core.
  • Media: All 2-dimensional media is accepted. Sculptural relief on 18” x 24” canvas/panel is okay. Works must hang on the wall – We are not accepting free-standing 3-dimensional works.
  • Presentation: No Frames Please.  Works must be wired and ready to install when they are delivered to K Space Contemporary. Attach wire to D-rings or screw eyes. Sides of canvas must be painted black or with the image continued around the edges.
  • Label your work!!! Each work must arrive with 2 labels attached – one permanent and one to remove. Labels must include: Artist’s name, email address/phone, title, media, and retail price.
  • Price: K Space retains 40% commission on works sold. Include commission when pricing your work.
  • Delivery/Shipping: Artists are responsible for delivery of their artwork to and from the gallery, including any shipping costs incurred.
  • Curating: K Space Contemporary reviews all works of art for artistic quality and relevance to the exhibition theme. K Space Contemporary reserves the right to eliminate works of art for any reason.

FMI: Email info@kspacecontemporary.org or Call K Space at (361) 887-6834. Visit our Dia de los Muertos Festival webpage.