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cigar box show

Last year, hundreds of cigar boxes were donated to K Space Contemporary. They are in all shapes and sizes – large, small, most made of wood, some metal, some cardboard and some with compartments for cigars.  It is a treasure trove of possibilities for cool works of art. So – we decided to create an exhibition with them.  

We invite you to participate! Stop by K Space to pick up a cigar box, or create a piece for the exhibition from your own cigar box(es). Cigar box works may be designed to hang on the wall, to sit on a pedestal, shelf or floor, or even to hang from the ceiling (as long the finished piece weighs less than 10 lbs).  They can be disassembled, combined, broken, painted, collaged, added onto, etc. etc. Anything goes! We are excited to see what everyone with come up with!


  • March 12 – 20, Wed. – Sat. 11 am to 5 pm: Deliver works to K Space Contemporary
  • March 20, 11 am to 5 pm: Deadline for Works to be delivered to K Space Contemporary
  • April 2, 5:30 – 8 pm: Opening Reception with ArtWalk (COVID-19 precautions in place.)
  • May 7, 5:30 to 8 pm: Art Walk
  • May 20: Last day of Exhibition
  • May 21-22 (Friday-Saturday), 11 am-5 pm: Pick Up Works



Eligibility: Artists must be (or become) a member of K Space Contemporary (KSC) to participate.  Join online at, or visit K Space Contemporary at 623 N. Chaparral St.  Student/Senior Memberships are $20, Individual memberships are $35.

Number of Works: Each Artist may submit 1-2 works.

Pick Up Cigar Boxes: While supplies last, artists may pick up 1-2 boxes at K Space Contemporary during regular gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm, OR they can use their own cigar boxes.  If/When we run out, we will post it on Facebook and Instagram.

Media: Any visual art media may be utilized. Artists must exhibit original works of art. Artists must be available to install complicated works. If the work of art incorporates video, please discuss presentation methods with us.

Size Limitation: Two-dimensional works must not exceed 4 feet in either direction.  Three-dimensional works must be manageable by two people.

Artist’s Information: Please complete the Google Form located at the link below. This form collects label information for up to 3 works of art, social media handles, bio, statement, and images so that we can publicize your work on our website and social media pages. Google Form:

Label: Each work of art must arrive with labeling securely attached. The label must include name, email address, phone number, title, media, date, retail price (include 40% commission).

Sales: KSC collects payment and retains 40% commission. INCLUDE GALLERY COMMISSION when pricing your work.

Hand-Deliver Entries to K Space Contemporary, 623 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 Wednesday – Saturday, March 12 – 20 from 11 am to 5 pm. Register your work on the sign-in sheet.

Promotion & Use of Images: Checking “Yes” to “Publicity” in the Google Form gives K Space Contemporary permission to use your work(s) of art in promotion for the exhibition (website, social media, press release, print materials).  Artists maintain the copyright of all works selected for the exhibition. Artists are credited for works used in promotional materials where possible. We encourage artists to invite their own contacts to the exhibition via the Facebook event or forward the mass email, and to promote their work in the exhibition on their own social media pages. Please tag @kspacecontemporary in your FB and IG posts.

Virtual Exhibition Programming: This exhibition physically installed in the gallery, as well as, online on We will create an exhibition slideshow and post it on our YouTube Channel (K Space Arts) and social media pages. Various works will be highlighted on our blog and on Instagram and Facebook @kspacecontemporary with your FB or IG handle.

Insurance: Works are not insured while on display, however, the gallery is climate controlled and protected by an alarm system. Our experienced staff and installers take precautions to protect the artwork at all times. We recommend that you insure your work if you so choose.

Abandoned Works: Works left at K Space Contemporary 60 days after the last day of the exhibition are considered ABANDONED. Abandoned works become the property of K Space Contemporary and will be disposed of, sold, or given away with no compensation to the artist.