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UC Berkeley Architectural & Environmental Planning Corporate Reception

Sparks Gallery Sign at Dusk

The Architectural & Environmental Planning department at UC Berkeley hosted an event in the gallery to celebrate the department’s achievements in relation to an environmental conference held at the San Diego Convention Center. Upon arrival, the guests greeted one another and enjoyed tray-passed hors d’oeuvres. The bar served a custom beverage package highlighting a Cedar […]

INSTALLATION: Requiem For (Our) Mother Natures

INSTALLATION: Requiem For (Our) Mother Natures

Created by Siobhán Arnold and Meagan Shein, the minds behind SIEN COLLECTIVE, Requiem for (our) Mother Natures is a new installation at Sparks Gallery consisting of 200 flowers hand sewn from found/recycled clear plastic meticulously hung into a cloud shaped form. Each flower is approximately 12” x 12”x 12” and is suspended by multicolored thread […]

Degas Dinner: Sparks Gallery Four-Year Anniversary

Degas Dinner: Sparks Gallery Four-Year Anniversary

Gallery guests were invited for a special seated dinner inspired by impressionist painter Edgar Degas. The gallery incorporated early 20th century Parisian design themes with custom florals by Adorations Botanical Artistry. The use of typha grass, bleached eryngium, and clematis pods paired with cut crystal glassware (via Hostess Haven) created an elegant and polished look […]

ILEA Breakfast

ILEA Breakfast

This exclusive breakfast was for San Diego’s chapter of the International Live Events Association, planned by Destination Concepts. Tables and chairs were set up in the front of the gallery with a projector and projection screen setup for an intimate and elegant presentation. Our partners at the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center prepared a […]

Five-Year Anniversary Cake Walk Celebration

Five-Year Anniversary Cake Walk Celebration

For our five-year gallery anniversary, we envisioned combining artwork with cake performances featuring notable artists Optimus Volts, ManRabbit, Alexander Arshansky, and Duke Windsor.  The event was a great success, as top collectors, supporters, friends, and neighbors gathered to watch as the artists decorated cakes in their own artistic style. The gallery space was transformed with […]

The 10 Best Corporate Event Spaces In San Diego

Business man dressed for San Diego corporate event

It seems like there are a million details that contribute to planning the perfect corporate event. Depending on the type of event, there can be so many small moving parts, working with catering, attendee list management and communication with guests , and more. It’s also true, however, that there is nothing more essential to an […]

The Best San Diego Museums [2021]

San Diego Museum of Man

Whether you’re planning a trip to San Diego or have been residing there for years, there’s no shortage of museums to visit in the bustling city. The weather is always beautiful, but sometimes having a day indoors can make some great, lasting memories.  From historic to cultural, the San Diego museums culture has a little […]

Julia San Roman Solo Show Video

Julia San Roman Solo Show Video

Click the video to view the walk-through of Julia San Román’s Solo Show, “GLIMMER” at Sparks Gallery. Julia San Román was born in Madrid, Spain. She holds a PhD in Biology and trained in Studio Arts and Art History. In her solo show at Sparks Gallery, a battle of forces takes center stage in San […]

Sparks Gallery and Exclusive Collections Gallery partner to present a solo show for San Diego artist Jens Rossen

Sparks Gallery and Exclusive Collections Gallery partner to present a solo show for San Diego artist Jens Rossen

Sonya Sparks (Owner of Sparks Gallery) and Ruth-Ann Thorn (Owner of Exclusive Collections Gallery) Sparks Gallery (Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA) and Exclusive Collections Gallery (Solana Beach, CA) have partnered this Fall to feature and support San Diego artist Jens Rossen. Rossen, who is represented by EC Gallery, is an expressionist painter, influenced primarily by […]

Now Exclusively Representing Khalid Alkaaby’s Abstract Works in Southern CA

Now Exclusively Representing Khalid Alkaaby’s Abstract Works in Southern CA

We are pleased to announce that Sparks Gallery is now exclusively representing Khalid Alkaaby’s Abstract artwork in Southern California. Khalid Alkaaby was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, where he worked as an artist and ran a successful art studio for some time. In 2005, Baghdad underwent immense terrorist bombings and Alkaaby was forced to leave […]