February 13, 2019

Harmony – Meet the Artists

Sparks Gallery’s newest exhibition, Harmony, is a collection of works which celebrate movement, music, and dance. We asked each artist what the concept “Harmony” means to them, and how their artwork reflected this theme. Read on to find out how music and movement serve as a source of inspiration for these artists.  Continue reading

August 23, 2018

Gallery Selections 2018 Artist Q&A

We asked our artists from this year’s “Gallery Selections” 2018 exhibition a series of questions regarding their definition of art and style, what drives them, and where they pull their inspiration.

Read on to learn about the creative processes of each artist in this exhibition.

What does art mean to you?

(“Waiting for the Night Soilman” Perry Vasquez)

Perry Vasquez: “My definition of art is ‘hard work over a long period of time’. To do this I try to make my process a mixture of losing and regaining control. That way it stays fresh, spontaneous and focused.”


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November 21, 2017

Demonstrations: Alexandra Hart Metalsmithing

Don’t know the difference between annealing and antiquing? Get a deep dive into the world of metalsmithing from master crafter Alexandra Hart, symbiosis solo artist.

As Hart mentioned in her interview “Technique to me is just like language, it’s just a tool. I’m not technique specific I do whatever technique gets me to the result I need, but the technique is ancient. ”

Witness the artist at work with these ancient techniques in this 45 minute artist demo, captured onsite at Sparks Gallery November 16th 2017.

November 16, 2017

Conversations: Interview with Alexandra Hart

Sparks Gallery sat down for an in-depth interview with Alexandra Hart to discuss the artist’s solo show symbiosis – on view at Sparks Gallery in San Diego through December 3rd. On the eve of the artist’s metalsmithing demo, we share a behind the scenes interview captured at the artist’s studio. Read on for in-depth thoughts direct from the artist on her process and inspiration.

Sparks Gallery: Why did you choose symbiosis as the title for your solo show? Continue reading

November 9, 2017

Small Business Saturday 2017 Online Sale

Sparks Gallery will be hosting a promotional Small Business Saturday Sale Online, here at sparksgallery.com (ONLINE ONLY). Please save the date and return on November 24-25, 2017 for 10% off all artwork and jewelry under $2000 purchased through our website. Customers may use promo code SHOPSMALL at checkout to obtain this discount on November 24-25. Please Browse {all new items under $2000} and {gift items under $100}.

October 7, 2017

Sparks Gallery Recommends: Top Local Arts & Culture Podcasts

Want to join the 42 million Americans listening to podcasts weekly but don’t know where to start? Check out some of these top arts & culture-focused podcasts to stay up to date on what’s happening in the Southern California art scene and beyond. Click on the podcast thumbnails to subscribe to your selected pods on iTunes, and please do feel free to comment below to let us know if you have a favorite podcast that we have not listed here.

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May 14, 2017

Q&A with Artists from “Edge of the Ocean”

“Edge of the Ocean” at Sparks Gallery features artwork from 36 Southern California artists exploring their relationship with the San Diego coastline: capturing the feeling of the sand, water, wind, animal life and plant life, as well as the natural beauty of the shape & form of the edge of the ocean.

We asked each artist: “What captivates you most about the ocean? Is there a specific memory, mood, or experience of the ocean you want to convey through your work? How has living in the coastal community of Southern California influenced your artistic practice?”

Read on to learn about their inspiration and process.

Victor Angelo’s “Torrent”

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