Opening Reception:

Friday, September 4, 6:30-9 pm: Virtual Opening and Presentation of Awards on Facebook

On display September 4 through October 2

The Third Coast National Biennial is a juried exhibition of new works of art from all over the USA. Third Coast National was the first exhibition in K Space Contemporary’s new street-level gallery. For its first ten years (2007 to 2016), Third Coast National was an annual exhibition. It is now a biennial exhibition held in the even-numbered years.

The Third Coast National competition averages 180-200 entrants who submit up to 650 works. 15-20% of the artists who enter Third Coast National Biennial are accepted. Past Jurors include Artists: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Sharon Kopriva, Tony Magar, Ray Smith, Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford, Andy Coolquitt, Josh MacPhee, Glasstire Editor in Chief – Christina Rees, Art Museum of South Texas Curator-Deborah Fullerton, TAMUCC Art Department Chair – Rich Gere, Del Mar College Art Department Chair -Ken Rosier, Ballroom Marfa Co-founder and Executive Director – Fairfax Dorn, and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at San Antonio Museum of Art -Suzanne Weaver.

2020 Juror – Rigoberto Luna

Rigoberto Luna is a native of San Antonio, Texas, where he is the Co-founder and Exhibitions Curator of the Presa House Gallery. Since 2010 Luna has developed numerous exhibitions with a heavy focus on Latinx artists of Central and South Texas. Recently Luna served on the curatorial panel for the Third Annual Tito’s Prize (2020) at Big Medium in Austin, Texas. Major curatorial projects include Ctrl+A, at K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, TX (2018); Entre La Sombra: Life Along the Missions, a collaboration with The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture World Heritage Office and the Office of Historic Preservation (2017).


  • July 1: Entry Deadline
  • July 31: Artists Notified by email
  • August 12-15, 19-21, 11 am to 5 pm: Receiving Hand-Delivered works
  • August 21: Shipped works due (Works must arrive between August 12 and August 21)
  • Sept. 4, 5:30 – 9 pm: Exhibition Opening with CC ArtWalk
  • Oct. 2: Last day of show/ ArtWalk Closing
  • Oct. 3, Oct. 7-10, 11am to 5 pm: Pick Up Hand-Delivered works
  • Oct. 5: Begin returning shipped works