Current Exhibitions

Exhibition: Gallery Selections 2017 / A Group Show

For “Gallery Selections 2017 / A Group Show”, each staff member at Sparks Gallery has hand-selected 3 artists and their artworks to feature in this year’s new annual tradition. Though vastly different in style and medium, the group exhibition will showcase over 30 pieces of contemporary art from a diverse, yet selective group of artists from San Diego.

// Exhibition on view AUGUST 3 – OCTOBER 29, 2017
// OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
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Exhibition: Minis / A Group Show

“This exhibition is a great opportunity to purchase a small piece of art from one of your favorite San Diego artists, priced $200 and under,” notes gallery owner Sonya Sparks. “We will have a wide variety of styles, techniques, and color palettes on view, all in ‘mini’ scale.”

// 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)
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition: Alexandra Hart: symbiosis / A Solo Show

Sparks Gallery is pleased to present San Diego artist Alexandra Hart’s solo show this Fall. The exhibition, symbiosis, is a manifestation of the artist’s interpretation of jewelry as wearable art, and will feature collaborative talks and demonstrations throughout the duration of the show.

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM

// Exhibition on view SEP 30 – DEC 3, 2017

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Exhibition: Wanderlust / A Group Show

Thirteen Southern California artists will exhibit artworks featuring places and cities across the globe in “Wanderlust: / A Group Show”, opening November 4, 2017. Discovery abounds in this exhibition as, not only will selected works transport viewers to exotic locales, but one-third of the featured artists are showing at Sparks Gallery for the first time.

// Exhibition on view NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 30, 2017
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Past Exhibitions

Exhibition: Material Obsessions / A Group Show

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.

// OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view MAY 27 – JULY 9, 2017
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Exhibition: Southern CA Sculpture / A Group Show

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.

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Exhibition: Animalia / A Group Show

Animalia / A Group Show of San Diego Artists

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

Exhibition: Alexander Arshansky Solo Show – “Stories Within”

Alexander Arshansky Solo Show: Stories Within

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.”

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Exhibition: Physique / A Group Show

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.

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Exhibition: Larry Caveney Solo Show – “Super Freaks”

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)

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Exhibition: Allied Craftsmen 2016 / A Group Show

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
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Exhibition: Gloria Muriel Solo Show: “Xanadu”

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 – SIX TO NINE PM

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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