OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view JUNE 17 – SEPT 24, 2017 (with a break for Comic Con from July 10 through August 2)
An exhibition of “minis” will be presented in sizes 10×10 inches or smaller in our new group show. All works priced at $200 and under. Continue reading
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view MAY 27 – JULY 9, 2017
The Allied Craftsmen of San Diego celebrates its 70th year with a juried exhibition of members’ work at Sparks Gallery in downtown San Diego. The exhibition, Allied Craftsmen: Material Obsessions, will showcase innovative processes and high standards of workmanship in ceramics, enamel, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metals, mixed media, and wood. Continue reading
Sparks Gallery is pleased to present artist Li Huai’s solo show, You Fascinate Me!, opening March 11, 2017.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view MAR 11 – JUN 11, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view FEB 19 – MAY 21, 2017
Exhibiting Southern California artists whose artworks are inspired by the San Diego coast. Continue reading
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view JAN 7 – MAR 5, 2017
Sparks Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition at the gallery in 2017 that features a talented and diverse selection of sculpture chosen by The National Sculpture Society. The society was established in 1893 by the sculptors Daniel Chester French, Augustus St. Gaudens, Stanford White and J.Q.A. Ward. For more than 120 years, members have created, exhibited, collected and supported the evolving tradition in American sculpture. This juried exhibition will feature 23 top sculptors in the thriving artistic community of Southern California.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view NOV 12, 2016 – FEB 12, 2017
31 Southern California artists each feature a work of art depicting animals, both real and imaginary. Continue reading
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view OCT 30 – DEC 30, 2016
Alexander Arshansky presents a varied array of work in his solo show “Stories Within”. Alexander Arshansky is a Russian-born artist and a recent transplant to the West Coast who works in a style he has deemed “Biomorphic Cubism”. This style could be best described as a combination of Biomorphic Abstraction, with Cubist style compositions, along with two-dimensional inner details.
Art critic Charles Pilar declares, “I have found myself viewing his work and spending a long period of time at each piece intrigued by the story within. I have also found when I view that same piece again later, I see something I had missed the first time. This is a very unique talent. I highly recommend seeing his art as it is very powerful and you will find your mind opened with the messages within his work.”
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view August 27 – October 23, 2016
The artist presents brand new works for his solo show, “Dark Heavens”. Daniel Dust’s hyperreal paintings have been meticulously hand painted in grand scale.
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE PGK DANCE PROJECT featuring dancers Martin Anthony Dorado, Caitlyn Silva, & Caroline Courtney
// Exhibition on view August 4 – November 6, 2016
Sparks Gallery explores the elegance of the human form and the body as a landscape with paintings, photography, and sculpture by San Diego artists.
Sparks Gallery is pleased to announce local artist Larry Caveney’s solo show, “Super Freaks”, opening June 11, 2016.
Caveney will be exhibiting an array of abstracted superheroes and villains in his solo show at Sparks Gallery. Beer and wine sales on opening night will benefit the California Veterans Legal Task Force (http://www.cvltf.org/).
Exhibition Dates: June 11 – August 21, 2016 (please note: show will be removed from July 18 through August 3 for Comic Con rental & rehang)
Opening Public Reception: June 11, 2016: 6 – 9 pm Continue reading
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view May 13 – July 14, 2016
The Allied Craftsmen of San Diego is having their Annual Juried Exhibition May 13 –July 14, 2016 at Sparks Gallery. This annual exhibition has come to define the current contemporary practices of the group and exemplifies the group’s mission of producing work that pushes the limits of their chosen medium.
The Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, now in its 68th year, continues to be a major influence of contemporary craft and art in San Diego. “We are one of the oldest and longest lasting groups that continue to operate in the country, our mission and intentions have not changed over the years, but have continued to adapt to the art world as it evolves.” -Levi J Casias Continue reading
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM
Guests who RSVP receive one free drink ticket
Themed musical and dance performances will accompany Muriel’s solo show opening, where the artist will be presenting new drawings and paintings inspired by goddesses and deities. RSVP required for opening night. Continue reading
The first decade of the 21st Century will be remembered for the radical paradigm shift brought about by the introduction of a vast array of portable, personal, information technology.
On Monday, July 19, 2010, Amazon announced that for the first time, it had sold more e-books the previous quarter than hardcover books.
This project is an homage to books. “Real” books. Books with covers and dog-eared corners; books with pulpy paper and yellowing pages. Musty smelling books fading into history. Continue reading
“VERDANT” / A GROUP SHOW
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016 – EIGHT TO TEN PM
In San Diego, we are lucky to have a diverse set of habitats: Beach, Chaparral, Mountains, Desert, and more. This selection of artwork by San Diego artists is a celebration of the diversity not only of San Diego flora, but also of vegetation outside of our local environment. With this selection of contemporary scenes of plant life, we observe and capture visions of bountiful greenery. Continue reading