Sparks Gallery: The History Behind The Building
Featured Image: Sterling Hardware 1980/81 Sparks Gallery is housed within the historic Sterling Hardware building in San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, located between Island & Market Street on Sixth Avenue. The Building was awarded the 2015 People in Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse by the Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO). Early History Originally, the 50 x […]
On Visual Expression and Current Events
Thoughts from Charlene Mosley: As an artist and introvert who is learning to be more extroverted, I feel I best express my thoughts and emotions visually; sometimes I don’t have any verbal expression for what I say through my work. There is a connection and meaning to every face I portray and I hope that […]
What’s in a Dream?
Thoughts surrounding current events from Duke Windsor: Dr. King had a dream. This is a year to be remembered as a nightmare. We were still struggling with a horrible pandemic, and a financial and social crisis when a tragic event caused a “tipping point” in our country. It has now spread around the world. The name […]
Online Workshop / Evgeniya Golik
(Image courtesy of Nimrad Maramba) Join us as we premier our first virtual workshop with exhibited artist, Evgeniya Golik. This video class will shadow Golik as she shares some of her most common techniques and favorite materials, as she develops a piece of artwork from start to finish. Funds raised from this class will directly […]
Inspiration at Home
FROM OUR HOMES TO YOURS In the spirit of staying creative and connected, we would like to share the latest inspirations from our gallery team and friends in the art community. Below, we have curated a handful of resources and activities that have uplifted our spirits as we re-center ourselves at home. CONNECT (the old-fashioned […]
Best Galleries in San Diego as Recommended by Sonya Sparks
Culture Trip recently reached out to Sonya Sparks, owner of Sparks Gallery (and the owners of basileIE) to recommend the best galleries in San Diego for their article here. Culture Trip chose an handful to feature, and we have posted Sonya Sparks’ full list of recommended San Diego galleries (who feature more than one artist […]
Staying Creative (Part 2)
Last week we asked some of our exhibited artists how they have adapted to new routines, lifestyles, and creative practices in the wake of COVID-19. Below are updates from the second group of artists who have shared their thoughts and experiences.
As the global pandemic of COVID-19 pushes everyone into isolation, we wondered how artists manage their creative practices while adapting to life during this global health crisis. Read on to find out how our exhibited artists are staying creative during these challenging times.
Curated Content (Spring 2020)
SPRING INSPIRATIONS As Spring approaches, creativity abounds. At Sparks Gallery, we are busy preparing the shows and events for the year ahead. Inspired by projects from local artists, our Gaslamp neighbors, and our team’s current interests, we have curated our latest inspirations to share with you. COMMUNITY Half of the eight Mission Federal Artwalk 2020 Featured Artists are also […]
Duke Windsor Gold Leaf Workshop (postponed)
Please check back for a new date for this event, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 6:30 – 8:30 PM Back by popular demand, we will be offering another gold leaf workshop this Spring. We will explore the process of gilding in gold leaf with artist Duke Windsor, whose work is on […]