3rd Coast National Biennial Prospectus


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: Closing reception with ArtWalk

Oct. 3, Oct. 7-10, 11 am to 5 pm: Pick Up Hand-Delivered works

Oct. 5: Begin returning shipped works

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).

Entry Information

Framing, Shipping, and Delivery

Eligibility: Artists age 18+ living in the USA may enter. Entries must be original works of art completed within the last 2 years. Works previously exhibited at KSC or Schaudies Gallery at K Space Art Studios (formerly known as the Hot Spot) are not eligible. Failure to comply with the following submission guidelines may disqualify your entry. Entry fee is non-refundable.

Media: All visual art forms and media are acceptable. Artists must be available to install complicated works. Artists must exhibit original works if accepted; we do not exhibit reproductions/copies of original paintings, drawings, etc. Accepted video works will be shown via DVD on a 42” flat screen television unless the artist provides other means.

Size Limitation: Two-dimensional works must not exceed 5 feet either direction.  Three-dimensional works (and shipping crates) must fit through a 36”x 83” doorway. Sculpture must be manageable by two people.

Awards: $2500 in Cash Awards. Honorable Mentions are given at the juror’s discretion.

Sales: All works must be For Sale. KSC collects payment and retains a 40% commission. INCLUDE GALLERY COMMISSION when pricing your work. Price & label information that you type into the online entry form is the label info that will be displayed with your work.

Entry Fee (non-refundable): $40/non-members ($35/members) for 1 to 3 works of art. Each additional entry is $5. Enter online through our website. The Entry fee can be paid via PayPal or by mailing a check or money order payable to K Space Contemporary. Paying with PayPal through the online system automatically completes your submission.

To Pay Entry Fee by Credit Card, Check or Money Order:  If you prefer to mail your entry fee, simply close out of the system once you have added all of your images. Do not click the PayPal button.  All of your information and images remains in the system, but your entry status will say “not submitted” until KSC receives the payment. Once KSC receives your payment, we will manually correct your entry status to “submitted.”  

1 – Mail check or Money Order to K Space Contemporary, P.O. Box 545, Corpus Christi, TX 78403. Mailed entry fees must be postmarked by the entry deadline in the calendar. OR

2 – Credit Card: Call 361-887-6834 to pay with a credit card over the phone, Tuesday – Friday, 11 am to 5 pm. 

Notice: Notice of acceptance or denial will be posted on www.kspacecontemporary.org and emailed to the entrant’s address included in their online application/Entrything form. To update your email address, click MY PROFILE at the top of the entry form.

Format: Works are juried from digital images submitted online. Artists may submit one image for each 2D work of art and two images for each 3D work of art. Please make sure the images are between 5 Mb and 500 Mb in file size. 

Selected Works: KSC reserves the right to reject works not represented accurately in the image and description in the entry form.  KSC may refuse works that arrive damaged, are poorly constructed or poorly presented (dirty mats, warped canvases, etc.).

Framing Requirements:  2-D works must be properly prepared for exhibition with wire securely attached. Shipped works requiring glazing must use Plexi-glass or equivalent. Only white, off-white or black mats are acceptable. We prefer that drawings and prints be framed for protection; however, we will exhibit works on paper using magnets or clips. Unframed paintings must be painted around the edges in solid black, white or grey or with continued image. The following are not accepted: wet paint, clamp/clip frames, fragile frames, glass, colored mats, and thick, bulky, decorative frames not represented in the juried image as part of the work of art.

Label: Each accepted work must arrive with proper labeling (name, email address and phone number, title, media, date, retail price) securely attached to the back of frame or bottom of sculpture.

Shipping: All shipping costs and liability for damage are the responsibility of the artist. Accepted works must be shipped via UPS in reusable containers. Make sure your name is on your crate in permanent marker on the outside. Do NOT use packing peanuts. Shipped works must arrive at KSC no earlier than August 10 and no later than August 19. Note: Pack your work well with at least 3 layers of bubble wrap or surrounded with styrofoam in a sturdy box. Works that arrive in broken or damaged crates will be returned immediately.

Ship Accepted Works to

K Space Contemporary, 623 N Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Return Shipping: A pre-printed shipping label for return shipment must be included with your work OR  emailed to info@kspacecontemporary.org by October 1 with SHIPPING LABEL; in the subject line. To create a return shipping label, visit www.ups.com.  If your work is 2D, attached the return shipping label to the back. If your work is 3D, include an envelope with the return shipping label inside your crate where it can be easily identified. If there are specific instructions for return shipping, such as a freight carrier, make a note of it on bright colored paper and staple to the return label.

Hand Delivery: Artists may deliver accepted works of art to KSC on dates and times noted in the Calendar.

Promotion & Use of Images: Selecting “Yes” in the “Publicity ok?” blank gives K Space Contemporary permission to use your work(s) of art in promotion for the exhibition (website, social media, print materials).  Artists maintain copyright of all works selected for the exhibition. Artists are credited for works used in promotional materials as follows: “Title of Work” by Artist Name.

Insurance: Works are not insured while on display. The gallery is climate controlled and protected by an alarm system. KSC takes precautions to protect the artwork at all times but will not be responsible for loss or damage. We recommend that you insure your work if you so choose. KSC will not assume any liability for the preservation of artwork that is vulnerable to changes in temperature and humidity due to the Corpus Christi climate.

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.