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Entry Deadline: June 1st

Third Coast National Biennial is a prestigious 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 when it opened in 2007. For the first ten years, it was an annual event. In 2016, Third Coast National became a biennial exhibition held in even numbered years. 

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2022 Juror: Mark L. Smith

Mark Lesly Smith, PhD, is the owner and operator of Mark Smith Studio & Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. A former art department chairman and an associate dean, he is a member of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, the co-founder of Flatbed Press in Austin, and co-author of "Flatbed Press at 25" published in 2016 by U.T. Press. He currently serves as an art advisor to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park’s Cabinet Oak Project and developer of the park’s upcoming artist residency program. Smith is also a practicing artist — concentrating on collage and calligraphy —and will be exhibiting his Hope Suite prints at the Neill-Cochran House Museum in Austin, June 2 - December 18, 2022. Additionally, he will be presenting a large-scale projection of the Hope Suite on the eastern facade of the LBJ presidential library in Austin in a project called "Hope After Dark" on the evening of September 22.

See Smith's CV

Past Third Coast National jurors include: artists Trenton Doyle Hancock, Sharon Kopriva, Tony Magar, Ray Smith, Mark "Scrapdaddy" Bradford, Andy Coolquitt and Josh MacPhee, former Glasstire editor Christina Reese, Art Museum of South Texas Curator Deborah Fullerton, TAMUCC Art Department Chair Rich Gere, Del Mar College Art Department Chair Ken Rosier (now retired), Ballroom Marfa Co-founder and Executive Director Fairfax Dorn, San Antonio Museum of Art Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Suzanne Weaver (now retired), and Presa House Gallery Co-Founder and Curator Rigoberto Luna.

The exhibition will be held in K Space Contemporary's Starr Gallery  July 15 through August 26, 2022.



June 1: Entry Deadline

June 17: Artists Notified by Email

July 8: Selected works must be delivered to K Space Contemporary

July 15 (Friday), 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Exhibition Opening

August 5, 5:30 to 9 pm: ArtWalk Reception

August 27-28, 11am to 5 pm: Pick Up Hand-Delivered works

August 30: Begin returning shipped works

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