Year in Review:

To view images from each exhibition, click the word “slideshow” in the grey boxes. Slideshows may need a few seconds to load.


Nov 30 – Dec 15, 2012:

November 30-December 15, 2012

The Apocalypse Show:  possibly the last show ever


Is 2012 the End of Times? Doomsday? Armageddon? Well, if this is indeed “The End” my friend, K Space Contemporary has a “Final Countdown” for you! “The Apocalypse Show” is a huge group exhibition of artists from all across Texas and features their unique takes on the end of the world scenario. It’s also K Space’s 5th Anniversary this year so please come down, experience a fantastic show and help us party like it’s “1999”!

If this is “The End of the World As We Know It”, you won’t want to miss possibly the l ast show ever!!!  It’s going nuclear!  Join us after ArtWalk at K Space…

Apocalyptic artists include: John Aasp, Manuel Abarca, Cande Aguilar, Jorge Alegria, Tony Armadillo, Jennifer Arnold, Loring Baker, Matt Barton, Courtney Bracco, Diana Byers, Judy Curiel, Julia Curran, Jesus De La Rosa, Sarah Fedak, Jim Forsythe, Sharon Forsythe, David Fuentes, Amorette Garza, Joshua Goode, Georgia Griffin, Ben Herrera, L. Elizabeth Hood, Marcus Howell, Veronica Jaeger, Lynda Jones, Gerald Lopez, Thomas Murphy, Ryan O’Malley, Eric Payne, Rachel Payne, Jimmy Pena, Joe Pena, David Phillips, Angel Quesada, Claudia Quintero, Greg Reuter, Barbra Riley, Ken Rosier, Mike Stephens, Ashley Thomas, Paul Valadez, Day Wheeler, Mayra Zamora

Gift Shop: The 5th Annual Ornament Show –

Original hand-made ornaments by local artists. Great ideas for unique gifts and/or a chance to get a mini-artwork by your favorite artist.   Many of these mini-artworks can be displayed year-round.

In the Hot Spot (3rd Floor Gallery inside K Space Art Studios):  Texas A &M University-Corpus Christi Student Art Association Art Exhibition and Sale.


Oct. 27 – Nov. 15, 2012:

Dia de los Muertos Exhibition: Celebracion de la Vida & Extravagancia de Pinatas


Funding provided by:


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Art Star Oct. 5-Nov. 15:  Stephen Gambill

Hot Spot Nov. 2-Nov. 17:  G-Spot –  TAMUCC-Graduate Art Students

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Sept 15-Oct 20, 2012:  Third Coast National

Click  Third Coast National  to see  general information from the show.

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Hot Spot: Sept. 15-Oct. 27:  Bon Temps – Photography by Jim Caldwell & Robert Cockrell



Aug 31-Sept 7:  Spectacular Salon

25 artists each have 100 square foot of space in which to install as much artwork as possible.  The result is wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling art!  This show draws a huge crowd every year.

2012 Participating Artists:Mayra Zamora, Mike Stephens, Kathy Wagner, Juan Vela, Grace Barraza-Vega, Diane Berman, Amy Bowers, Becky Smith, Manuel Abarca, Karen Dellinger, Tom Murphy, Nino Morado, Shelly Porter, Roque DeLeon, Tommy Thumbs, Delores Jarvis, Georgia Griffin, Jimmy Pena, Kiki Rigg, Gerald Lopez, Diana Byers, Jennifer Arnold, Day Wheeler, Michelle Smythe, Letty Gomez


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July 6-Aug 24, 2012:

Watered Down:  the ebb and the flow

Watered Down: the ebb and the flow is a national juried exhibition of contemporary art that involves the theme of water.  One of the best shows of 2012, Watered Down can be seen in the slideshow below.

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August Art Star:  New Photography by Tristan Schober


May 4 – June 24, 2012

Appliance Art

is an invitational show of artworks that incorporate industrial/household appliances, mechanical gadgets, electronic thingamajigs, and/or battery-operated whatchamacallits.  Works of art included in the show have taken numerous forms – 2D, 3D, wall-dependent sculpture, kinetic, weaving, etc.

Appliance Art is filled with works of art by some of the most creative, whacky and wonderful artists of the Coastal Bend.   Participating artists include:  Jennifer Arnold, Courtney Bracco, Daniel de la Cruz, Ashley Veronica Dyckman, Amorette V. Garza, Georgia Griffin, Marcus Howell, Louis Katz, Gerald Lopez, Heather McPherson, Jimmy Pena, Claudia Quintero, Barbra Riley, Raychelle Schaudies, Tristan Schober, Sandra Shelton-Flinn, Becky Smith, Michelle Smythe, Paul Valadez, Day Wheeler, Mayra Viviana Zamora.

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Art Star June 1 – June 24, 2012

Art Star Gallery:  Ashley Thomas.    Visit www.ashleythomas.org for examples of her work.

April 27 – June 8, 2012: NASTY: New Works by Bill Fick and Tom Huck

followed by Wolfbats Beseech the Great Bear of Oso Bay Collaborative Performance and Parade from House of Rock to McGee Beach an Oso Bay Biennial event.

May 4-May 30, 2012

Art Star:  2012 Project Slicker:  Condom Couture for the Runway

Fabulous fasionable designs from Family Planning of the Coastal Bend’s annual fashion show and fundraiser.

March 2 – April 27, 2012:

Main Gallery:

Fictive Portraits: Samplings from a Timeless Village – Intaglio prints and monotypes by Dennis Olsen

Gallery Talk by artist Dennis Olsen at 6 pm

Corpus Christi, TX:  K Space Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Fictive Portraits: Samplings from a Timeless Village, an exhibition of intaglio portraits by San Antonio artist Dennis Olsen.  The exhibition will be on view March 2 through April 27, 2012.

Olsen will be exhibiting selections from the series, “Samplings,” in which designs within the works are derived from bank note engravings from around the world.  Olsen’s “borrowings from those notes do not respect their provenance. Like musical samplings after which they are titled, they are composite faces: kings, queens, tyrants, heroes, saints and sinners. They are a complex visual mixing that melds facial appearances of ethnicity, gender, and class.”  Each “personality” is accompanied by a narrative suggested by the finished print – see example at right. (www.dennisolsen.net)

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Monthly Shows April 6 – 12, 2012

Corner Spot:  Student work from Metro and Miller High School.  The best works of art created by students under the instruction of April Herrera.

Art Star Gallery: TAMUCC’s Advanced Photography Class led by Jennifer Arnold.

Hot Spot Gallery: New Mixed Media Paintings by Cristina Jones


March 2 – 30, 2012

Corner Spot:  Betty – paintings by Betty Mobley from the collection of Monica and Scott Ellison

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Art Star Gallery: Assemblages – Becky Smith

Hot Spot Gallery: Antecedent – Diana Byers (FMI on workshop on March 3 with Diana Byers click here)

February 3- 24, 2012

Art Star Gallery: Goodwill:  Claudia Quintero

Hot Spot Gallery on 3rd floor inside K Space Art Studios:Notes to Saint Peter: Ricardo Ruiz and Ricardo V. Ruiz

Father and son team up to present an exhibiton of their works.  Ricardo “the elder,” an amazing painter, will conduct a live painting performance during the opening.

Jan. 6-27, Opening Jan. 6, 5:30 to 9 pm with ArtWalk:

Art Star Gallery:  “Art Gene”:  Sharon, Jim and Daniel Forsythe

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Jan 6-Feb 24, 2012 Main Gallery

Constructed Realities:
Joshua Goode & Lesli Robertson

K Space Contemporary is pleased to present Constructed Realities an exhibition of sculptural works of art by Dallas artists Joshua Goode and Lesli Robertson.   Both artists use materials commonly associated with construction, but in very different combinations.  Goode will be exhibiting The Haunted Mesa, an installation in which he is “exploring new ways to represent some of the more enigmatic qualities of ancient tombs and mythology in my own tomb building.”  Lesli Robertson, in addition to other works, will present a sculptural work created in part by local community members during a workshop, which she conducted in October.

detail of piece by Lesli Robertson


Funding for this program provided by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation as part of the “Spring for the Arts!” grant program.  Thank You CBCF!!!


Constructed Realities continues through February 24th.

Saturday, Jan. 7th, 10 am to noon: Gallery Lectures by Constructed Realities artists, Joshua Goode & Lesli Robertson