Current Exhibitions

Exhibition: Lenore Simon: Quest / A Solo Show

It is fitting that “Quest” solo artist Lenore Simon will celebrate her 90th birthday on International Women’s Day (March 8th) over the course of her exhibition at Sparks Gallery. A survey spanning one wondrous woman’s prolific artistic practice, “Quest” honors a life lived creatively. Simon’s artwork will be on view from December 9, 2017 – March 11, 2018.

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view DEC 9, 2017 – MAR 11, 2018
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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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Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition: Seeing is Believing / A Group Show

Take a trip into the unconscious mind of 21 Southern California artists as they transform the everyday mundane into thought provoking explorations of the body, relationships, emotion, form, and inanimate objects. Photography, sculpture, painting, and illustration are all masterfully employed to create otherworldly expressions of each artists’ innermost thoughts.

// Exhibition on view JANUARY 6 – APRIL 8, 2018
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Past Exhibitions

Exhibition: Symbiosis – Alexandra Hart with Tea Ninkovic

Sparks Gallery is pleased to present San Diego artist Alexandra Hart and Los Angeles fashion designer Tea Ninkovic this Fall. The exhibition, symbiosis, is a manifestation of the artists’ 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: 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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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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