Art Gallery

Artist of the Month: July 2017

Sunny Lindsay Patton

It has been a lifetime love for Sunny to draw and paint. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California and continued her education with classes at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Ca and numerous ongoing workshops throughout the country. Many of Sunny’s paintings have been accepted in national and international shows including Harness Tracks of America, Grass Valley Draft Horse Classic, and Horse and Country, Canada. Her paintings hang in private collections in the US and Europe. Her acrylic painting, The Champion was chosen for the cover art for Hit’s Indio Desert Circuit horse show for 2000.

Sunny especially likes to paint in watercolor and airbrush, depending on the desired final effect. The watercolor medium lends itself to the fresh spontaneous look that can be seen in her paintings. She gives demonstrations of paintings with airbrush and watercolor yearly at the Indio Date Festival and to local art groups.

Sunny is a member of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society and taught art at a local elementary school for 15 years. She teaches at the “Young at Art” program at the C.V. Historical Museum in Indio during the summer.

Sunny has resided with her family in the desert since 1982. She and her husband have 2 grown children and live on their mini ranch in Bermuda Dunes with horses, and a German shepherd.

Her website is and her email is

Blue Bell

Blue Bell

Sunny Patton 'Nap Time'

Nap Time

Sunny Patton 'Carol's Peonies'

Carol’s Peonies

Sunny Patton Round Up

Round Up

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