Art Gallery

Artist of the Month: September 2017

Mary Ann Oliver

I have been creating art my whole life. My husband and I grow Pinot Noir grapes and when our wine is made, my art appears on the labels. I have had many shows in Southern California. In the Central Coast, I have had exhibitions at the Art and Wine Walk, Atascadero…Opening Minds, Steynberg Galley, SLO…Paradise Retreat Center, Pismo Beach…the Arroyo Grande Library, and as a featured artist at Kennedy Club in AG.

I paint every week with a group of wonderful local artists. I work mainly with oils and teach both acrylic and oil painting. I love color and experimenting with different styles. I enjoy painting EVERYTHING….landscapes, still life, portraits, animals. I currently teach group lessons at the “Station” in SLO and private lessons in my home studio. I am also a Yoga and Aquatic Exercise instructor and a volunteer right here at the Clark!

You can reach me at (805) 710-9057 or

“Mountain-Scape” by Mary Ann Oliver

“Koi” by Mary Ann Oliver

“Seascape” by Mary Ann Oliver

Apply to be on the Clark Center Lobby Walls!!

The Clark Center for the Performing Arts accepts applications in the fall from fine Artists interested in exhibiting their work annually. Public art is displayed in both the Center lobby and in the Salon hallway. There is sufficient space for large bodies of work. Artists working with mixed media, oil, water color, pastels, pen and ink, sketching, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Artists are juried for content acceptability and a total of 10 artists will be selected and paired to display their work for a two-month period during the following year. The deadline for applying is typically in October and artists are notified in early November. The sale of art requires a contribution of 20% of the sale price to the Clark Center Foundation which is used for funding performing arts scholarships and grants.

Click here to download the art application. For more information, please contact Kris Sinay, Clark Center Community Relations Manager, at

Clark Center Performing Arts Association