Current Exhibitions

Exhibition: Array 2019 / A Group Show

Sparks Gallery owner and chief curator Sonya Sparks has hand selected artwork from several local artists for a group show titled “Array”. The artists she has selected will be revealed on opening night. This is a chance to see several artists who have not yet been shown at the gallery, as well as those who are popular with our collectors.
Continue reading

Exhibition: Size Matters 2019 / A Group Show

Sparks Gallery is pleased to host Medium Photo’s “Size Matters” exhibit again this Fall. This exhibition features a selection of small photographic works smaller than 10 inches by contemporary artists in North America and the UK. Size Matters is the signature exhibition of the Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego and the artwork was juried this year by Kai Caemmerer of SFO Museum.
Continue reading

Exhibition: Uptown Meets Downtown / A Group Show

Sparks Gallery has invited the studio artists of THE STUDIO DOOR to collaborate with an exciting exhibition titled “UPTOWN MEETS DOWNTOWN”.

With eyes on 2020, The studio artists of The Studio Door have found inspiration by mashing up their contemporary styles with a nod to the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s were called “roaring” because of the exuberant, freewheeling popular culture of the decade.
Continue reading

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition: Duke Windsor: Radiance / A Solo Show

Sparks Gallery is pleased to announce a new solo show featuring San Diego artist Duke Windsor. The exhibition features a new collection of Windsor’s work focusing on the power of gold leaf to evoke a feeling of wanderlust, ambling through the back streets of local San Diego neighborhoods. Continue reading

Past Exhibitions

Exhibition: minis 2019 / A Group Show

Sparks Gallery’s annual “minis” exhibition returns at the end of May this year, featuring local artists who have created work in many different mediums. All works are under 12 inches long and priced under $500. In addition to the small works on view, a selection of studies and sketches by the artists will also be available for purchase in a silent auction on opening night.

Continue reading

Exhibition: AjA Student Photography

Sparks Gallery is pleased to host a guest exhibition by The AjA Project, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization providing participatory photography programming to youth and communities.

In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education Juvenile Court and Community Schools, The AjA Project programmed with youth participants through its Art + Social Justice curriculum at two unique sites in San Diego this Spring.

“How We See,” an exhibition by 37ECB students, is a culmination of work developed over 20 sessions of AjA Project programming centered around photography and identity. For three months students photographed their social and personal environments using film and digital cameras. Their work is a testament to perseverance, determination, and creativity.

The gallery is also featuring a participatory photo art installation in our back patio titled, “Let Me Tell You My Name” by La Mesa Reflections students. This installation includes original large-scale images speaking to the themes of identity and stereotypes. Students were asked to analyze their personal and social landscapes, highlighting the importance of their individual selves, rather than a perceived stereotype, and present the images to view through a large scale installation.

Continue reading

OMA Artist Alliance: Creative License / A Group Show

The Oceanside Museum of Art has an affiliate group of membership called “Artist Alliance”. Membership in Artist Alliance provides opportunities for interaction, visibility and growth for artists in the region. Sparks Gallery is pleased to host the latest exhibition of artwork from artists in the Artist Alliance group who are located in Southern California. 27 pieces from the Artist Alliance members were juried into the exhibition by Sparks Gallery owner & chief curator Sonya Sparks. The artwork will be on display at Sparks Gallery from April 27 – July 7, 2019. All works are for sale and directly support the local artists in the Artist Alliance group.

Continue reading