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Youth Art Exhibition

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We invite area students in grades 6-12 to participate in our annual

Dia de los Muertos Youth Art Exhibition.

Awards will be given for first and second place in three categories:

6-8 Grades

9-10 Grades

11-12 Grades

Teachers: We accept class projects!

2023 Theme "Origin Story of Dia de los Muertos"

Although most strongly identified with Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Latin America and everywhere with a Latino population! The Aztec empire had been celebrating "Day of The Dead" long before Spanish conquistadors invaded and fused it with Catholicism to create the Día de los Muertos we know today. 


The Aztecs hosted a month-long celebration to honor the Goddess of the dead, Mictēcacihuātl, Queen of Mictlān (the underworld), whose role was to preside over souls in the afterlife. When the Aztecs were colonized the festival was shortened and moved to coincide with the Catholic holiday All Saints Day. Thus the birth of the modern day Dia de los Muertos Festival. 


Many traditions of the modern-day festival trace their origins all the way back to the Aztec traditions including Ofrendas, the importance of marigolds, and preparing the souls of those who have passed in their journey in the afterlife. 

When making art for this exhibition, think of traditions, symbols, and mythology that carried over from the Aztec festival and the merging of that holiday with the Catholic religion. 

For more information regarding the history of the festival and interesting information, you can visit the links below.


The exhibition will be displayed at the

Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, 2021 Agnes St., CCTX.

Important Dates:

Artwork due at K Space Contemporary:

Saturday, October 7

Exhibition Dates: October 18th - November 16th

Reception & Awards: Oct. 26th, 6 to 8 pm, at the Antonio

E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, 2021 Agnes St.

Pick-Up Dates: November 18th - 19th

Submitting Works:
  1. Complete the "Youth Art Submission" form below.

  2. Download the "Art Label", Fill out and attach to the back of the artwork.

  3. Deliver work to K Space Contemporary, 623 N. Chaparral St., downtown Corpus Christi by October 8th. 

  • All entries  must be student's original artwork created within the last year and not exhibited in a previous DDLM Youth Art Exhibition

  • One entry allowed per student (No fee to enter)

  • Accepting all 2D and 3D visual art media 

  • Entries must be no larger than 20" in either direction.

  • Theme: Dia de los Muertos Origin Story

  • K Space reserves the right to reject any work of art for any reason such as work that does not follow the theme, arrives damaged, or is otherwise inappropriate.

  • Works of art may be for sale. KSC will retain 10% of the sale to offset processing fees and students will receive 90% of the sale price. If you do not want to sell your piece, put "NFS" in the price section of the submission form.

DDLM Youth Art Exhibition

Agreement/Waiver: (Parent/Teacher must initial to acknowledge agreement.) I, as representative of above named student/child under 18 years of age, do hereby agree to waive any right or claim against K Space Contemporary, their successors or assigns, and release and/or hold harmless said parties from any claims, actions, causes of actions, damages and/or cost (active, constructive or implied) that may now arise, or shall arise in the future out of an art showing of the work submitted for this exhibition, which I do own, and which is to be exhibited. Such waiver and/or release includes but is not necessarily limited to fire, theft, negligence on the part of said parties, individually or collectively, and that of others and the moving, transporting and storage of said property. We grant to K Space Contemporary permission to reproduce the artwork(s) with regard to the Dia de los Muertos Festival and exhibition webpage/online gallery and related publicity and press releases. We also understand that if the Work of art is not picked up from K Space Contemporary within 30 days of the final pick up date, the work will be considered “abandoned” and become the property of K Space Contemporary.

My child's name may appear with his/her artwork in online exhibition and slideshow.

Thank you for Submitting!

Don't forget to print and fill out the Artwork Label below and attach it to the back of your piece before bringing it to the gallery.

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