Sparks Gallery, located at 530 Sixth Ave is pleased to announce a new group exhibition, “Creative License.” The exhibition will feature works from selected member artists from the Oceanside Museum of Art’s affiliate group “Artist Alliance.” The opening reception will be held this Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

The Artist Alliance group 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.

One-Lonely-Leaf

Artist: Hollis Litrownik

Inaccessible

Artist: Gail Titus

Fruits-and-Boards

Artist: Viktoria Romanova

Sonya Sparks explains her curatorial vision for this exhibit:

“While there were many different themes in the works submitted for this show, I found myself drawn towards pieces which feature the artist’s observation of human encounters with nature, as well as those that show our social encounters with one another. These themes served as a guide for my selections. Some works are traditionally crafted, while others are abstract or surreal.”

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 an event space and represents contemporary artwork by artists living in San Diego and Southern CA. The Gallery was awarded the 2015 People in Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse by Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO).