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.

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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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May 6, 2017

Conversations: Interview with Li Huai

Sparks Gallery sat down for an in-depth interview with Li Huai to discuss the artist’s solo show You Fascinate Me! – on view at Sparks Gallery in San Diego through June 11thWatch this short interview filmed in the artist’s studio in La Jolla, and read on for in-depth thoughts direct from the artist on each of the three unique collections that comprise the exhibition – ALL THAT GRANDEUR, ALL THAT ROMANCE and ALL THAT RADIANCE.

Li Huai will be leading an artist talk at the gallery on June 1st, from 6:30pm – 8pm called “Artist as Producer” – the event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

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February 15, 2017

Q & A with Artists from “Southern California Sculpture”

The current group show at Sparks Gallery, “Southern California Sculpture” features artwork from 23 artists. SG asked the exhibiting sculptors “How has figurative sculpture evolved since you’ve been working in the medium? What developments are you most excited to see in the future?”

California Sculpture Academy Students

California Sculpture Academy Students with Brandon Roy and visiting educator Jorge Egea

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January 10, 2017

Q & A with Artists from “Animalia”

The current group show at Sparks Gallery, “Animalia” features artwork from 32 artists.  SG asked the exhibiting artists “Why do you choose to create work with animals as a theme? Do you have a cause that you are passionate about that involves animals?”

AmandaLynn at work

AmandaLynn at work

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