With a new year underway, the distinguished galleries in the Gaslamp Quarter have new exhibitions planned to inspire collectors and guests to find photographs, paintings, and sculpture by new and established artists.

Fall in love with art that speaks to you, where the consultants of The Chuck Jones Gallery, Sparks Gallery, The Art of Tim Cantor, Michael J Wolf Fine Arts, and the Brokers Building, can guide you in finding the right piece for the new year, and for years to come!

Sparks Gallery- 530 Sixth Ave

The Sparks Gallery is housed within the historic Sterling Hardware Building in San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, located between Island & Market on Sixth Avenue.  Sparks Gallery is also an event space and represents contemporary artwork by artists living in San Diego and Southern CA.

Pictured Artwork– “Guanyin” by Gloria Muriel – Original Acrylic on canvas 13.5″ x 24″ (call for pricing)

Up and Coming Exhibition– “Edge of the Ocean/ A Group Show”  Feb. 19-May 21- Exhibiting Southern California artists whose artworks are inspired by the San Diego coast.  The artists’ work on view will show their interpretations of the San Diego coastline: capturing the feeling of the sand, water, wind, animal life and plant life, as well as the natural beauty of the shape & form of the edge of the ocean.  Artists on view include Li Huai, Gloria Muriel, Stefanie Bales, Sherry Krulle-Beaton, Jon Barnes, and Roy Kerckhoffs’

Opening reception, Sunday, February 19, 6pm-9pm click here to RSVP

Chuck Jones Gallery- 232 5th Ave.

Home of the Legendary Looney Tunes Animation Director Chuck Jones.  The Chuck Jones Gallery represents the incredible artwork of many animation legends and pop culture giants!

Pictured Artwork– “Barone Breeze” by Karen and Tony Barone- (call for size and pricing)

Up and Coming Exhibition: “Down the Rabbit Hole”  the artwork of Karen and Tony Barone  March 13- April 1st- Karen and Tony Barone, the renowned wife & husband artist couple whose works have been exhibited and collected around the world, now reside in Southern California’s Palm Springs Valley in a home and studio compound they call their “paradiso secco” (dry paradise).  As sculptors, Karen and Tony have amassed a “big” reputation for life-size figurative and jumbo larger-than -life objective outdoor and indoor metal sculpture in sparkly and shiny color show-car paints and exotic patina.  They also have paintings and make regal and important the things considered ordinary and everyday.

Opening Reception: March 17th – 5PM- 8PM-

Brokers Building Gallery- 402 Market Street

The Brokers Building is an Artist’s Consortium in downtown San Diego where artist’s rent individual spaces.  The Gallery has group and individual shows to showcase their artist’s vast and individual styles.

Featured Exhibition– “Going to Add More Birds!” artwork by Czech Republic, skilled craftsman and artist Hans Chobolits

Paintings on view in the Gallery.  Call for more information: 858-222-9367

Michael J Wolf Fine Arts- 363 Fifth Ave. #102

Michael J Wolf Fine Arts is located in the historic Brunswick Building and celebrating 20 years in the Gaslamp Quarter.  They have been the premier exhibitor of fine arts and original works from emerging local, national and international artists.

Pictured Image– “Sunset on San Diego Bay” original oil on canvas by Grant Pecoff

Featured Exhibition– The Work of Grant Pecoff-  “An amazing artist that used to have a gallery in Little Italy for 20 years and just last year he and his wife moved to Hawaii.  I love his work and are proud to be his local gallery home now in San Diego!” said owner Michael J Wolf.

As a world traveler, Pecoff has embarked upon many international pilgrimages, painting some of the world’s most spectacular and beloved cityscapes, dramatic coastal views, breathtaking sunsets, expansive cloud formations and nautical themes.  At the heart of Grant Pecoff’s talent is his ability to share the way he sees life with viewers.  Step into one of his colorful paintings and uplift the vibration in your world.  Please contact the gallery for artwork and pricing.  The Michael J Wolf gallery is celebrating their 20th anniversary and offering a 10% discount on non-sale items.

 

 

The Art of Tim Cantor- 527 4th Avenue

The works of Tim Cantor are beautifully displayed at the Art of Tim Cantor Gallery.  Tim Cantor is an American self-taught surrealism artist and writer.  Tim was raised in Marin County, CA. and began painting at the age of 5 using a box of oil paints and brushes that were his great-grandfather’s.

Pictured Image– “Nostalgia” by Tim Cantor- oil on canvas- 60″ x 48″

Featured Exhibition- “Nostalgia” the surrealist paintings of artist Tim Cantor-  for more information contact, 619-235-6990

Also, don’t forget,  the Gaslamp Quarter Association and Downtown Partnership Clean and Safe are going to be celebrating their 150th anniversary of San Diego with a public art project!  “Rabbitville” 150

Click here for access to an artist prospectus and application.  Submissions due on Friday February 10.