Professional Curation Services

Professional Curation Services

Sonya Sparks is the owner and chief curator at Sparks Gallery. Sonya studied art in conjunction with obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of San Diego. With over 10 years of curatorial experience, Sonya has curated exhibitions for multiple organizations, including, but not limited to: the Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance, Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Cannon Art Gallery (Carlsbad, CA), and the Escondido Arts Partnership.

2023 Curation and Professional Services

  • Digital curation $200 per hour
  • On-site consultation $100 per hour 
  • Speaking event/panel $400 per session 
  • Curation for full exhibition $500
  • Portfolio review $50 per 30 minutes 

Book a Session With Sonya
(619) 696-1416

References available upon request.

Examples of Notable Past Projects

Chief Curator, Sparks Gallery, 2012 – present

2021 Juried Biennial, Cannon Art Gallery, Co-Juror with Andrew Ütt

2021 Art Glass Association of Southern California 40th Annual Members’ Exhibition at Spanish Village Art Center Gallery 21 in Balboa Park, Co-Juror

 Escondido Arts Partnership, “The Big Little Art Show” 2020, Juror

“Sonya is a visionary and consummate professional- from the overall mission down to the finite details.  Her open minded collaborative style, while keeping on a productive schedule, resulted in a spectacular exhibition and series of events for my solo show!  I look forward to all opportunities to work with her.”

-Alexandra Hart, 2017 “Symbiosis” Solo Exhibition Artist 

“I had the pleasure of meeting Sonya Sparks at her beautiful art gallery for a one-on-one portfolio review of my bronze sculpture series. As a long-time artist and first-time participant in a portfolio review, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, Sonya exceeded my expectations with her informative and insightful thoughts and ideas about my style and approach to my art. She recommended valuable strategies to keep me going in the right direction and answered all my questions with candor.
As an artist, it’s great to know that there are people like Sonya that are willing to be present in the art community and help artists thrive and improve their work from the knowledge she has gained from years of experience as a gallery owner and her passion for art.
I highly recommend Sonya’s expertise to artists seeking guidance and inspiration, and a fresh perspective on their work. I look forward to applying her suggestions to help me achieve my goals as an artist.
Thank you, Sonya, for your dedication to the art community and for providing me with an invaluable portfolio review experience.”


Sonya Sparks at Sparks Gallery – Art Curation – photo credit @createwithgusto