2020

“Visuals in the Park #11” is now released!

Posted on December 6, 2020

“Visuals in the Park #11” | Montana Cans (official) on canvas with gloss UV varnish | 20″ x 16″ x 1.5″ | 2020 | Wire and hanging hardware is included and installed. Available to purchase through the “Big Cartel” link in the “Shop” on www.montymontgomeryart.com

Direct Purchasing link: https://montymontgomery.bigcartel.com/category/nature-series-paintings

“Visuals in the Park #11″ | 16″ x 20″ x 1.5” | Aerosol on canvas | 2020

Work of Art statement: The Nature Series is a body of work that is based on patterns, colors, and natural elements from various moments in nature.

Fresh photos from the Creative Lounge at BROADSTONE NORTHPARK in SD,CA.

Posted on December 2, 2020

An updated visual of the now fully furnished Creative Lounge / DIY room at Broadstone North Park in the North Park, San Diego neighborhood. Thank you to the Broadstone Family and Carlee Ray for the invite to create in this beautiful space. Time to get some ping pong on!

Featured Video of the DIY / Creative Lounge : Broadstone Video Link

Materials:
Montana Cans (official)Dunn-Edwards Paints

“Abstracted Intersection” is available to purchase in the “Shop”.

Posted on October 19, 2020

“Abstracted Intersection” 5’ x 4’ x 2.5” @montanacans | @liquitex | @goldenpaints on canvas is available to purchase in the “Geo Series Paintings” section through the “Big Cartel link” in the “SHOP” on montymontgomeryart.com . Contact Artist for any questions.

Direct Purchasing Link: https://montymontgomery.bigcartel.com/category/geo-series-paintings

Completed “LIVE” during KAABOO Del Mar 2019 with my Mom over the three day festival. We had such a blast creating this piece together!

#montymontgomery #montyart #geometricabstraction #abstractart #geometricart #nonobjectiveart #montanacans #liquitex #goldenpaints #sandiego

Upcoming Kaleidoskull exhibition Spring 2021 in Minneapolis, MN.

Posted on September 23, 2020

| Kaleidoskull Griffin | @goldenpaints and Montana Cans (official) on cradled birch panel with UV gloss varnish | 10” x 10” x 1.5” | Circa 2017 | Original sold.One of the ten collaborative @kaleidoskullart works by Tony Philippou and I featured in the opening “KALEIDOSKULL” exhibition Redefine Arts in March of 2017.

Kaleidoskull Griffin | @goldenpaints and Montana Cans (official) on cradled birch panel with UV gloss varnish | 10” x 10” x 1.5” | Circa 2017

Kaleidoskull is now preparing for our upcoming solo mural and exhibition Spring 2021 at Gamut Gallery in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit the full “Kaleidoskull Project” on www.kaleidoskullart.com .#kaleidoskull#kaleidiskullart #tonyphilippou #montymontgomery #collaboration#griffin#urbancontemporary#goldenpaints#montanacans#artexhibit#gamutgallery

Past “minis 2020 / A Group Show” Exhibition at Sparks Gallery in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, CA May 23 – July 5

Posted on June 1, 2020

This exhibition features a variety of small artworks from a wide range of artists, including many previously exhibited artists, and newly emerging artists. The small, affordable pieces constitute a small sampling of each artists’ own unique style and voice.

// Exhibition on view May 23 – JULY 5, 2020

We are pleased to present the virtual catalog for our highly-anticipated annual “minis” exhibition. We have some truly fantastic pieces this year, ready to find a home.  If you are in San Diego, we will delivery them safely directly to your door, or use code FREESHIPUSA to ship free anywhere in the USA through our website.

Direct Visual Catalog Viewing Link: https://sparksgallery.com/product-category/gallery-exhibitions/minis-2020#catalog

// Direct “Geo #116” Purchasing Link: https://sparksgallery.com/shop/geo-116
While this is currently a virtual show, we are in the process of hanging this show at the gallery for a tentative opening on June 28 where we will have staggered, timed entry tickets for your safety. Please keep the date penciled in and we will announce details once we can open to the public.  I also encourage you to listen to our first Podcast, with my thoughts on supporting galleries during the pandemic, updates, and future plans at the gallery. 

Thank you for reading, and for your support,
Sonya Sparks

RSVP to Closing Reception: https://sparksgallery.com/rsvp?eid=19601
// CLOSING RECEPTION: JUNE 28 – SIX TO NINE PM (may be subject to change)

 Located in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, the Sparks Gallery is housed in the historic Sterling Hardware Building: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego 92101, between Market and Island. Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market (and 7th) for $1 per hour ($10 flat rate after 6pm on Fri/Sat/Sun).

Gallery Hours:Monday through Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday through Sunday: 11am-9pm

“Geo Series” murals featured on Hard Edge Lines

Posted on May 28, 2020

Thanks so much to my talented friend Karri McPherson for the feature of “Geo #35” and “Geo #114” on https://www.instagram.com/hardedgelines . I’m honored to be a part of this visual journey with Karri and other hard-edge abstractionists from around the world.

The “Geo #35” mural is 9’ x 13’ created with Montana Cans (official) in 2016. It is located on the corner of 30th and Gunn street in the heart of Explore North Park in San Diego, CA.

“Geo #114”, the second mural featured on the “Hard Edge Lines” is 13’ x 13’ with Montana Cans (official) on a custom built triangle panel and located on the second floor lounge of Porto Vista Hotel San Diego in Little Italy .

Big Thanks to Lauren Siry of 1805 Gallery for the opportunity to create in such a beautiful hotel. View other hard-edge abstractions in the “Gallery” and “murals” on montymontgomeryart.com .

#hardedgeabstraction #hardedgepainting #muralism #mural #geometricabstraction #geometric #northparksandiego #northparksd #sandiego #abstractgeometry #montymontgomery #montancans

Past “Abstracts / A Group Show” Exhibition at Sparks Gallery in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, CA April 25 – July 5, 2020.

Posted on May 15, 2020

With this exhibition, the gallery aims to highlight the ways in which abstract art impacts the viewer through color, texture, line and form. A broad range of abstract works will be on view from a selection of local artists.

// Exhibition on view April 25 – JULY 5, 2020 Direct Catalog Viewing Link: https://sparksgallery.com/product-category/gallery-exhibitions/abstracts

// Direct “Geo #105” Purchasing Link: https://sparksgallery.com/shop/geo-105

“Geo #105″ | 12″ x 12″ x 1.5” | Aerosol and Acrylic with Gloss varnish on cradled birch panel.

RSVP to Closing Reception: https://sparksgallery.com/rsvp?eid=19601
// CLOSING RECEPTION: JUNE 28 – SIX TO NINE PM (may be subject to change)

 Located in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, the Sparks Gallery is housed in the historic Sterling Hardware Building: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego 92101, between Market and Island. Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market (and 7th) for $1 per hour ($10 flat rate after 6pm on Fri/Sat/Sun).

Gallery Hours:Monday through Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday through Sunday: 11am-9pm

New Hand Embellished Archival Pigment Print!

Posted on May 3, 2020

This “Limited Edition” | 1 of 1 | Hand Embellished Archival Pigment Print on canvas features clear granular gel in various sections and is now released in the “Shop” through the “Big Cartel” store in “Hand Embellished Archival Pigment Prints”. Original painting (circa 2017).

“Geo #65” | 12” x 12” x 1.5″ | Sides of the canvas are black | Wire and hanging hardware is included and installed.

Direct Purchasing Link: https://montymontgomery.bigcartel.com/…/hand-embellished-ar…

This print can also be created at various sizes with texture added in specific sections. Direct message or “Connect” through the website for more information.

#handembellished #archivalpigmentprint #gicleeprint #artprints #goldenpaints #geometricabstraction #modernism #contemporaryart #montymontgomery

How fast the days go by…

Posted on April 14, 2020

Hard to believe a year has gone by since “Bloom Bash 2019”. Glancing back at the 44 piece, 176ft suspending mural which was installed along the roofline of Panama 66 and unveiled at the opening #bloombash party during #artalive2019 at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park . This mural is the largest commissioned solo piece to date in the history of the museum and is now featured throughout Porto Vista Hotel San Diego in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, California. Contact Lauren Siry of 1805 Gallery for more information and view “Murals” in the “Gallery” on www.montymontgomeryart.com for detailed visuals.

Hanging with Mom and Dad during the install of of the 44 piece, 176 ft. “Geo #98” mural at the San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego, California.

Thank you to the entire Pacific Event Productions and San Diego Museum of Art Family, it was an honor to work with all of you on this unforgettable project. Polychromist @amazon13 Caitlyn Poppert @steffbadgett @djagow CAPTAIN AUZMO @salgirrl @oneeyedlauren @lirpa___ @cpermann SDMA Social @theeventartist Balboa Park and so many others! Huge Thank you as well to Lauren Siry | 1805 Gallery and Porto Vista Hotel San Diego for currently featuring the artwork.

#sandiegomuseumofart #bloombash2019 #balboapark #geometricabstraction #abstract #geometry #contemporaryart #mural #muralism #montanacans #graffuturism #portovistahotel #littleitalysd #montymontgomery #montyart

The Residency begins at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA.

Posted on March 4, 2020

The studio is coming together here Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in the majestic Laurel Highlands of Farmington, PA. Psyched to start creating daily in the studio with visiting hours Thursday through Sunday. Hand embellished prints on canvas and original works in progress will be available. I’ll be hanging the exhibition in the Laurel Lane Gallery tomorrow which will feature various original paintings. Visit “Exhibits” on montymontgomeryart.com or nemacolin.com for more details.

Direct Gallery Link: https://www.nemacolin.com/activities/art

Artist in Residency Link: https://www.nemacolin.com/experience/artist-in-residence

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Artist Residency Studio 2020

“Experience art from the bare bone beginning to the flourishing final masterpiece! Shadow the process of brush-to canvas, scissor-to-paper and wood-to-lathe with our Artist in Residency Program. Observe as artists work together creating their next element of expression. The program offers support from the resort, inspiration from our award-winning atmosphere and opportunity for artists to collaborate in once in a lifetime experience. Artists are provided with a studio that is accessible to guests and will be holding weekly meet and greet receptions. As their residency concludes, an exhibition will take place in the Walden Pond Gallery. The artist will give a final exchange and unveil their legacy masterpiece. We invite you to engage with our artists and absorb their techniques in a unique experience.” -Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Thank you to Gallery and Residency Director Amanda Hymans Shane for this amazing opportunity to create for 60 days in such a beautiful location.

#nemacolinwoodlandsresort #nemacolin #pennsylvania #laurelhighlands #mountains #artistresidency #artist #montymontgomery #montyart #geometricabstraction #contemporaryart #montanacans

An awesome “Discover Art In Unexpected Places” opening at Porto Vista Hotel!

Posted on February 22, 2020

Thanks so much to everyone who attended the opening of Discover Art In Unexpected Places at Porto Vista Hotel San Diego in Little Italy to celebrate the “Geo #115 and “Geo #114” 13 foot triangular murals along with Cheryl Sorg – Artist “Sky Portals” and a film by Holly Sutor documenting the artistic process. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/oU03PxBgfck

Two of the over 7 foot panels featured horizontally now at Porto Vista Hotel in San Diego, CA.

42 of the custom panels from the 172 foot “Geo #98” mural which was commissioned by San Diego Museum of Art for “Bloom Bash” last April are currently featured throughout Porto Vista Hotel. Contact Lauren Siry of 1805 Gallery for purchasing information. I’ll be donating 10% of sales back to San Diego Museum of Art to support the ARTS in San Diego, California and beyond.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of these projects. San Diego Museum of Art @sdmasocial Sarah Grossman @pacificeventproductions Polychromist Lauren Siry @portovistahotel 1805 Gallery . Visit “Gallery” | “Exhibits” on montymontgomeryart.com for visuals of each panel and more information.

Past – 2020 LCVA Biennial Winter Gala – Longwood University – Farmville, VA – February 15, 2020 8pm – 12am.

Posted on February 9, 2020

This original Geo Series painting titled “Geo #113” was featured at the 2020 Longwood Center for the Visual Arts Winter Gala benefit sale and auction which opened on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 8pm-12am in the Blackwell Ballroom on Longwood University’s campus in Farmville, Virginia. It’s always an honor to be invited back by my Alma Mater to participate in this amazing event to raise funds and support so many wonderful organizations.

“Geo #113″ | Aerosol and acrylic on cradled birch panel with UV gloss varnish on all paint. Exposed birch is raw with no varnish | 10″ x 10″ x 1.5”.

The LCVA’s widely anticipated biennial gala is the best attended event of its kind in the region. All proceeds support the LCVA’s community outreach programs. More than 500 attendees will delight in an elegant evening while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and live music. A live auction, featuring fine arts and crafts, complements a sale gallery. 

We envision the LCVA as a place for everyone, and we take that “place” with us no matter where we go. The 2020 gala theme Dream, invites you to join us in letting our hopes and aspirations for the future run free.  In the past, our collective dreaming brought life to the LCVA as it exists today, whether that is an exhibition in downtown Farmville, or hands-on interdisciplinary art activity in classrooms in our 14-county service area.  We continue to dream about who we can become when we work together to be the change we wish to see in our community.

2020 Winter Biennial Gala : https://lcva.longwood.edu/events/2020-winter-biennial-gala

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts : https://lcva.longwood.edu

Longwood University : http://www.longwood.edu

Farmville, Virginia : https://farmvilleva.com

Rolling on the panels here in San Diego, California!

Posted on January 29, 2020

“Pop Up” Studio views from here at Porto Vista Hotel San Diego in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, California. The 44 custom panels from the “Geo #98” mural which was created for the San Diego Museum of Art “Bloom Bash” last April will now be featured as single pieces in various spaces throughout Porto Vista Hotel. Fresh colors and a shapes are currently hitting the panels!

Thanks to so many folks for being a part of bringing both of these projects to life in this city I love!!! @sandiegomuseumofart @sdmasocial @theeventartist @pacificeventproductions Polychromist Lauren Siry @portovistahotel @1805gallery .

Please come join us on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 6-8pm for “Discover Art In Unexpected Places”. A reception with Live Music, Food and Drinks to celebrate the “Geo #114” and “Geo #115” 14’ triangular murals in the second floor lounge which were completed in November. Also enjoy Cheryl Sorg ‘s beautiful “Sky Portals” elevator installation and a film by @mindcrushproductions documenting the artistic process. Visit “Exhibitions” on www.montymontgomeryart.com for the eventbrite invitation and details.

#studio #portovistahotel #littleitalysd #sandiego #sandiegomuseumofart #artist #muralist #montymontgomery #exhibition #painting #mural #muralism #geometricabstraction #geometricart #contemporary #montanacans #sdmayourway

CURRENT – “DISCOVER ART IN UNEXPECTED PLACES” – Mural and Panel Exhibition at Porto Vista Hotel – Little Italy – San Diego, California

Posted on January 20, 2020

Porto Vista Hotel, the art hotel of San Diego, has new installations and is inviting everyone to come check them out!

The Porto Vista Hotel Arts Program is pleased to announce a reception on Wednesday, February 5, 6-8 p.m. in celebration of two new art commissions by Monty Montgomery and Cheryl Sorg.

Eventbrite Link: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwGCklNfxpxPhLhSvRCdLXDwzTj

While Monty Montgomery has completed two site-specific murals of geometric abstractions in our second-floor lounge and is currently installing various large scale panels throughout the hotel, Cheryl Sorg has transformed the lobby elevator into a dynamic installation of vibrant portals scattered in an endless blue sky. We invite you to explore the new works of art while enjoying live music by Anthony B. Comito, food by the GlassDoor and a film screening by Mind Crush Productions that documents the artistic process.

The Porto Vista Hotel Arts Program, curated by 1805 Gallery Director Lauren Siry, aims to highlight the potential of art to transform everyday places and experiences. To learn more please visit portovistasd.com/art

“Geo #114” 13′ x 13′ Triangular mural on panel. One of two murals in the 2nd floor Lounge at Porto Vista Hotel in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, CA.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening. The two thirteen foot “Geo Series” murals are permanent installs in the 2nd floor lounge while seven of the panels from the 44 piece, 172 foot suspending mural that was displayed at the San Diego Museum of Art in 2019 are now featured in the Costa Del Mar conference room as the other thirty five panels are being hung throughout the hotel. Please contact Laurn Siry of 1805 Gallery in San Diego for purchasing information and view the panels through the “Gallery” in “Paintings” or Murals”.

Past – “MICROCOSM 3” – Group Exhibition at VISUAL gallery + design – San Diego, California – January 18, 2020 | February 14, 2020

Posted on January 18, 2020
“Geo #99″ | @montanacans and @goldenpaints on cradled birch panel with UV gloss varnish | 6″ x 6″ x 1.5”

One of two original “Geo Series” paintings featured in the past group exhibition “MICROCOSM 3” which opened on Saturday, January 18, 2020 6-9 pm at VISUAL gallery + design located in the heart of the North Park neighborhood at 3778 30th St. in San Diego, CA. Visit visualshopsd.com for details. Thank you to Curator / Artist Jorge Gutierrez for this invite to exhibit alongside so many talented folks.

#visualsd#exhibition#northparksd#sandiego#montymontgomery#montanacans#goldenpaints#contemporaryart#geometricart#geometricabstraction

Happy New Year… Look Out 2020!

Posted on January 4, 2020

Wishing all of you an Amazing 2020! Have a year filled with tons of happiness and success while taking great care of one another. Enjoy those magical moments and journey down new vibrant paths. See you out there!

Porto Vista Hotel Mural Project – Little Italy San Diego, CA – November 2019


📸: Holly Sutor
#happynewyear #2020 #geometricabstraction#mural#muralism

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