Upcoming Events

Opening Reception: Medium Festival of Photography – Size Matters

Sparks Gallery is pleased to host the 2018 “Size Matters” exhibition for the annual Medium Festival of Photography.

Size Matters is the signature exhibition of the annual Medium Festival, presenting a curated selection of works smaller than 10 inches. The 2018 exhibition will be held at Sparks Gallery with an opening reception on Oct. 20 from 6-9pm. The exhibition juror is Brian Clamp, director of ClampArt in New York City. Continue reading

Sunset Photography Excursion in Coronado

Lee Sie - The Del

Join photographers Lee Sie and Jon Barnes on a guided photography excursion in Coronado on November 17, 2018 from 3:30-5:30pm. Ticket holders will be able to learn photographic techniques and digital camera settings from the experts while enjoying the many photographic opportunities in Coronado: lifeguard tower, rocks, ocean, coastline, sunset, and boats, to name a few.

Tickets may be purchased at: https://sparksgallery.com/shop/sunset-photography-excursion-coronado-tickets

Degas Dinner

To celebrate Sparks Gallery’s upcoming 4 Year Anniversary, our next dinner party will observe the body in motion through art, music, and performances throughout the evening, and will be inspired by the famous French painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917). During this exclusive event interspersed with contemporary ballet performances by the San Diego Ballet Company dancers, we will be lead through a gastronomic journey catered by MIHO, taste exotic wine poured by The Rose Wine Bar, and mingle in European-style tables designed by Hostess Haven with florals by Layered Vintage.  Limited to 60 seats; 21+ Only.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://sparksgallery.com/shop/degas-dinner-tickets

 

Past Events

Gallery Selections “Chapter Two” Reception

In celebration of Chapter Two of our 2018 Gallery Selections Exhibition, Sparks Gallery will host an evening of artistic creation on Saturday, August 25th from 6pm – 9pm. Live painting and a fresh look at new works from each of our six featured artists are all part of the evening’s festivities. Join us to explore surrealist collage by Perry Vasquez, Fibonacci-inspired painting from Paul Hobson, Khalid Alkaaby’s arresting nudes, new illustrations inspired by the “wild women” mythology from Marissa Quinn, Brady Willmott’s enigmatic oil paintings, and the West Coast debut of Monty Montgomery’s Kaleidoskull collaboration with Tony Philippou.

RSVP HERE

Wine sales from opening reception to benefit Computers 2 SD Kids.

Gloria Muriel Live Painting & “Beyond the Eyes” Closing Reception

Guests are welcome to join Gloria Muriel on June 2, 1-4pm as she demonstrates her technique in a live painting session on the closing weekend of her solo exhibition, “Beyond the Eyes” at Sparks Gallery.

Free to attend. No RSVP required.

Parking:
Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour. Street parking is also available for $1.25 per hour.

Reserve your parking spot ahead of time, visit the Sparks Gallery SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Artist Talk: Gallery Selections 2018 Artists

Thursday, May 24, 2018 6PM-8PM
Free to attend. No RSVP required.

Artists Brady Willmott, Khalid Alkaaby, Marissa Quinn, Paul Hobson and Perry Vasquez from our current group show: “Gallery Selections / A Group Show” will speak about their work on display at the gallery and discuss their process and inspiration.

Refreshments served at 6:00pm. Talk will begin promptly at 6:30pm

Parking:
Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour. Street parking is also available for $1.25 per hour.

Reserve your parking spot ahead of time, visit the Sparks Gallery SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Sparks Gallery Summer Bazaar

Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 1pm – 5pm for a one day only Summer Bazaar at Sparks Gallery featuring new jewelry & small works by local artists. Just in time for Mother’s Day and graduation gift shopping. Visitors will also receive exclusive offers on delicious eats at Cafe Sevilla – our neighbors in the Gaslamp.

Vendors:
Alexandra Hart
Bette Barnett Jewelry
Bri Anderson
Niki Grandics
Monica Hui Hekman
Valerie Hebert
& more…

Plus all new pieces from Erin Fader, Seth Papac, and LOA Designs