DEC. 6-14, 2013

Join us for ArtWalk, Friday December 6, 5:30 to 9 pm:


The Spectacular Salon is a giant annual art show and sale.  This year we are holding it in conjunction with our annual Holiday Ornament Show and ArtWalk on December 6th.  Spectacular Salon is a great opportunity to show off your work – especially at gift-giving time.  Our holiday show has traditionally been one of our most well-attended events, so we expect another great crowd.

Spectacular Salon Basics:  artists rent space on the wall in our main gallery and display everything that will fit within that space.  The result is a floor to ceiling Art Extravaganza!

In our Gift Shop: The Ornament Show!

K Space Contemporary has invited artists and crafts-people to create original, clever, unique, hand-made ornaments or miniature artworks for our 6th annual ornament show and sale.  Join Us!



MAIN GALLERY:  November 1-23, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Exhibitions

Opening: Friday, November 1, 2013 5:30 pm to midnight

Extravagancia de Piñatas

Loteria the Exhibition

Art Star:  Mexica 5: Mark Clark

Live Music on Starr StreetNewman, The Shakedown, The Blind Owls

K Space Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Extravagancia de Piñatas and Loteria the Exhibition.  Both exhibitions are located in the main gallery of K Space Contemporary, 415 D Starr St. in downtown Corpus Christi.

Sponsored by AEP Texas, Extravagancia de Piñatas features piñatas created by area K-12 youth. This delightfully colorful, large-scale project benefits local schools.  One elementary school group and one secondary level group will receive money for classroom art supplies.  Winners are determined by visitor votes. 25 to 30 piñatas will be on display.

Loteria the Exhibition also opens for exhibit at K Space Contemporary.  This show features 130 works by over 120 artists who recreated their own versions of cards from the Mexican Bingo game.   The cards are displayed in grids of 9 creating giant Bingo cards on the wall.

A community altar created by Grace Barraza-Vega will be displayed in the entrance to the gallery.  Visitors are invited to leave a remembrance to or photo of a loved one on this beautiful altar.

In the Art Star Gallery, Mark Clark will display his colorful paintings of Aztec Gods and Goddesses.  Clark, retired from the Smithsonian, now lives in Brownsville, Texas where he owns and runs Gallery 409.   He is strongly influenced by the culture along the Rio Grande River.

These exhibitions are made possible by sponsorship by AEP Texas and Texas Commission on the Arts.  In addition, Half Price Books is contributing additional gift prizes for the winning team members.



Third Coast National: 7th annual juried exhibition of contemporary art from across the United States

Juried by:  Andy Coolquitt

Opening Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Lecture:  Saturday, Sept 7, 10 AM  by juror Andy Coolquitt:

Image:  detail of “Off the Chandelier” by Lindsey Stern


K Space Contemporary proudly presents the seventh annual Third Coast National, juried by Austin artist Andy Coolquitt.

Third Coast National draws artists from across the USA.   45 works by 30 artists were selected from 525 images submitted for review.  This non-thematic exhibition of works of art in a variety of artistic mediums (photography, painting, fiber, sculpture, etc.)  will be on view from September 6th through October 18st.

Meet our Juror (and many of the artists) at the opening Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 5:30 to 9 p.m.  Join us again on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. for a lecture by Coolquitt about his artwork.

About our Juror Andy Coolquitt



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Selected artists include: Matthew Barton (College Station, TX), Joo Young Choi (Houston, TX), Ryan Davis (Buda, TX), Hamid Dayani (California), Tim DeVoe (Denton, TX), Bryon Draper (Utah), Robert Jack Harrington (Austin, TX), Jill Hendrix (Hideaway, TX), Bill Iles (Louisiana), Jean Judd (Wisconsin), Dennis Kemmerer (Corpus Christi, TX), Christopher Lowther (Alabama), Karen Madden (New York), Tracey Meyer (Sugar Land), William Miller (New York), Jen Moon (Wisconsin), Jeremy Newton (Bellmead, TX), Jorge Puron (San Antonio, TX), Judy Row (San Marcos, TX), Ricardo Ruiz (Corpus Christi, TX), John Self (Kerrville, TX), Mike Stephens (Corpus Christi, TX), Lindsey Stern (Austin, TX), D.J. Stone (Arkansas), Tanya Synar (Denton, TX), Sarah Tell (California), Tore Terrasi (Arlington, TX), Kristin Walsh (North Carolina), Jason Tanner Young (Ohio), Sigrid Zahner (Indiana), Mayra Zamora (Tivoli, TX).

Third Coast National is funded by: Clower Company, Andrews Distributing, Grande Communications, Omni Hotels, and the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission.






Opening: Friday, July 5, 2013, 5:30 to 9 pm

High in Fiber is an exhibition of contemporary fiber art by:Dianne Berman, Sara Crittenden Coppedge, Paula Gron, Erika McIlnay, Patricia Reinhardt, Alicia Ross, Mary Schaudies and Ashley Thomas.  Spinning Demonstration by Barbra Riley at the opening

Art Star Gallery July 5 – 26New Paintings by Raychelle Schaudies – K Space welcomes back our good friend and  founder of K Space Art Studios.

One night only – July 5th:

Gignac & Associates Parking Lot, 416 Starr Street:  Slick by Sabra Boothe – a multi-media art installation about the BP oil spill display in a Silver Stream RV converted into a moving art gallery.

About High in Fiber:  K Space Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of High in Fiber an exhibition of contemporary fiber art.  The show includes surprisingly innovative versions of cross-stitched, sewn, embroidered, woven, and stuffed works of art.   High in Fiber will be on view July 5th through August 23, 2013.

High in Fiber is funded by the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission.  For more information about programs and events at K Space Contemporary, visit www.kspacecontemporary.org.

image: detail of untitled (Expecting Marilyn) by Alicia Ross




images above L-R: “Battle Axe V1” by F. Morbillo, “Thatch” by Beverly Penn, “North Pacific Gyre Series #13” by Amy Gerhauser

May 3: Iron Pour Demo in the Gignac & Associates Parking Lot at the corner of Starr and Mesquite Streets.


Texas Atomic Iron Commission

Officially founded in 2007, the Texas Atomic Iron Commission is a collaborative organization that brings together universities, industry, students and artists. The commission provides members with opportunities with networking, exhibitions, pouring cast iron sculpture and the exchange of ideas. Participating institutions include Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Keen Foundry, Lamar University, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas Woman’s University, The University of Dallas, and The University of Texas at Tyler.

The Texas Atomic Iron Commission has presented at numerous national conferences and symposia, as well as exhibiting sculpture at The Dishman Art Museum; Lamar University, The Martin Museum of Art; Baylor University, The East | West Galleries; Texas Woman’s University, The Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery; The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and Burris Hall Gallery; New Mexico Highlands University.

This program is funded by the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission.

Opening in the Art Star Gallery & Hot Spot May 31:


May 31-June 28 – Manic Architectronics, Sebastian Stoddart

I use media and processes involving traditional construction to represent my internalized framework and projected blueprints of my psyche. Various types of wood, schematics, structural fasteners, clinical items, and pristine craftsmanship are utilized. Continuous analysis and familial historical associations to this media are scrutinized, relating to internalized metamorphoses. These Case Studies are represented by large scale modular  installations, wall mounted nail reliefs, suspended networks of architectural forms, and flat schematics. The audience is not only invited to view my own personal expressions, but share and develop their own reflections. – Sebastian Stoddart

Art Star:  May 3-24 – Le Dernier Cri:  20 Years of Sick-Screen Print

Books, Posters and Prints from Le Dernier Cri studio in Marseille, France.  For a sneak peak visit: http://www.lederniercri.org/

In the Hot Spot: May 3-24:  TAMUCC Printmakers


April 5-20, 2013:  PEEP SHOW

Corner Spot:  Peep Show – various artists. An exhibition in which the artwork is obscured and viewers must look through a peep hole to see the work.

March is Contemporary Art Month!  Click here for more details.


works above l-r by artists:  Bill Barber, Amber Scoon, Sarah Fedak

March 1 – April 17:  PORTFOLIO – selected artists

Portfolio includes a group of selected contemporary artists who live in Corpus Christi and the surrounding area.  The exhibition will be on view March 1 through April 17, 2013.

“Portfolio” features two (or three) works by each artist exhibited alongside the artist’s biography and resume highlights giving viewers an opportunity to learn about the artists.

Each work of art is being sold via Silent Auction.  Proceeds from this sale benefit K Space Contemporary’s education and exhibition programs.  The silent auction lasts six weeks, beginning March 1 and ending during our annual fundraiser, WigOut, on April 13.

Participating artists include:  Chris Anderson, Mateo Ayala, Loring Baker, Bill Barber, Jerry Cobarruvias, Judy Curiel, Kitty Dudics, Sarah Fedak, Phyllis Finley, Jenifer Hartsfield, Lauren Hood, Rebecca James, Dennis Kemmerer, Gera Lemke, Shelia Rogers, Teresa Ruiz, Amber Scoon, Carolyn Young

MARCH 2 – 29, 2013

Art Star:  “Musings” – new paintings by Shelly Porter

Corner Spot:  “In-Appropriation”  TAMUCC Visual Art Students and Faculty have transformed and/or updated works of art discovered in thrift shops.  Not to be missed is an enormous master study of Albrecht Durer’s “Knight, Death and the Devil” by Printmaking I students.


Prophecy: Pena & Wheeler

Jan. 4 – Feb. 22, 2012

“Prophecy” is a collaborative effort by Corpus Christi artists Day Wheeler and Jimmy Peña who have shared studio space for the past 14 years and have collaborated on many projects including installations and murals. Jimmy is a self-taught artist with an impressive body of work surpassing many academically trained artists both conceptually and technically. Day, who possesses an MFA from University of North Texas, teaches at a community college while continuing her studio work. While coming from different backgrounds, these artists work well together, bringing about collaborations that read as one voice.


This exhibit was born out of the thought that according to the Mayans, the year 2012 is predicted to be the end of the world. If mankind is still here in January 2013, this show will be a response to the genesis of a new apocalypse, which according to some, we may be witnessing now as our environment shows signs of deterioration and stress.  These artists will visually comment on this slow decline of the ecological balance of the Gulf Coast as a result of petroleum wastes, products, and spillage polluting our waters and lives. A particular target will be plastics, however, other types of refuse will also come into play. Another goal is to create significant imagery from recycled materials while changing the space into an ominous, seductive environment with not only constructions, but also lighting, sound, and kinetic features. The final goal is to reach and impact a large audience of Gulf Coast residents, tourists, and students appealing to their visual and auditory senses.

This is an important contemporary exhibit with an extensive learning curve. So many in our population are visual learners. This is a fresh approach for this area in addressing these concerns. With an island of plastic the size of Texas floating in the Pacific, animal injuries, fish kills, and overflowing landfills, man is leaving a negative footprint. This is a message that cries out to be heard.

As an added educational component to the exhibition, the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will be present during the January and February ArtWalks handing out fabric shopping bags, providing information and showing a video of problems caused by trash along the Texas Coast. Funding for Prophecy provided by Texas Commission on the arts, Joe Aker, and other generous donors & friends.

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Jan. 4 through Jan. 25 in the ART STAR GALLERY:

Transcending the Landscape:

collage paintings by Sarah Fedak

These 9″ x 12″ paintings rely on collage and layered painting for their subtle abstraction.  Working with the translucency of Mylar, images within these landscapes can be seen on the other side or beyond.  Translucent trees reveal landscape beyond.  Translucent grave stones reveal beyond (this universe?).  Translucent walls in the sculpture garden communicate yet another vista.  Concrete supports over a bayou reveal distant landscape and translucent flowers reveal beyond their petals.  See Caller Times Article Here.


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Jan. 4-Jan. 25, 2013, in the Hot Spot (3rd Floor gallery inside K Space Art Studios)

“Sonta” by Jacob Schimmel our newest K Space studio artist!


February ART STAR (Feb. 1 through Feb. 23):

Possibility: Amy Bowers

Image: Eggs, 5×7, Mixed Media, 2013

About the image:

“Eggs” represents new beginnings. It was created with a mixture of normally discarded items, an attempt to create from things that usually end up in the landfill. These include a plastic wrapper, metal pieces from a kitchen thermometer and paint samples along with paint, crackle and modeling paste. It began as a challenge to create from “trash” and became an opportunity to be awake to the possibilities of life. To discover that everything has potential; it is all a matter of perspective.