Art Gallery

Artist of the Month: September 2018

Darryl Desmond

I am a self taught portrait and figure artist working in pencil for black and white drawings, and soft pastel for color. I’ve shown in ‘fine art’ shows for 16 years and shown in more ‘fine art’ galleries than I can remember.

My art work is in collections all over the world. I like to do highly detailed artwork (the more detail the better) and I enjoy doing a variety such as portrait, figure, fantasy, western, religious and some etc. too.

My works are on display at the Clark Center during September and October. Some are limited editions, signed and numbered, and some are open editions (signed but not numbered).

I believe if you draw what you like they come out better, that’s why I stayed away from a commercial artist job and remained a freelance artist. Enjoy. . . .

Medicine Crow by Darryl Desmond

Steve McQueen by Darryl Desmond

Morning Sun by Steve McQueen

Genie by Darryl Desmond

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