Competitions Third Coast National Biennial
U.S. National Deadline: July 1, 2020 – 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. K Space has recently expanded its gallery space and is now able to accept more works of art for the exhibition. The number of pieces selected for the exhibition ranges from 50 to 65 works of art.
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.
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.
$2500 in Cash Awards. Honorable Mentions are given at the juror’s discretion.
$40/non-members ($35/members) for 1 to 3 works of art. Each additional entry is $5.
Visit us for more details and easy online application.
All works must be For Sale. KSC collects payment and retains 40% commission.
- July 1: Entry Deadline
- July 31: Artists Notified by email
- August 15-18, 22-25, from 11 am to 5 pm: Receiving Hand-Delivered Works
- August 21: Shipped Works Due (must arrive between August 12-21)
- Sept. 4, 5:30 – 9 pm: Exhibition Opening with CC ArtWalk
- Oct. 2: Last Day of Exhibition / ArtWalk
- Oct. 3, 7-10, 11am-5pm: Pick Up Hand-Delivered works
- Oct. 5: Begin Returning Shipped Artwork
K Space Contemporary is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and promoting contemporary art. As a forum for creative exchange and experimentation, we aspire to educate and build awareness for innovative art in South Texas. K Space Contemporary is located in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas. K Space Contemporary is the oldest alternative art space in the Coastal Bend region. A primary goal of the organization is to exhibit emerging and mid-career artists
K Space Contemporary
415D Starr St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401