Art Gallery

Call For Artists to Display and Sell their work in the Clark Center Lobby 2023

Hey, artists! Want to Show Off?

We are now accepting applications from fine artists who are interested in displaying and selling their work!

Our lobby is filled with art from local artists year round! We reserve the space for student artists in March and April and offer it to the community the rest of the year. Mixed media such as oil, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, sketching, etc. are encouraged, as well as sculptures and photography.

Although we do not charge artists to exhibit, we humbly ask that 20% of the proceeds from pieces that sell be invested back into our student scholarship and grant programs. These scholarships benefit graduating seniors who will be pursuing an education in the arts.

Art pieces are juried for content acceptability and 10 artists will be selected to display their work for two consecutive months.

Our art gallery is open to the public during our Box Office hours which are Tuesday-Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm. 

For more information, please contact our business office at 805-489-4196 or art@clarkcenter.org


 

2023-2024 Art Application
2023-2024 Art Application

Current Artists

Marilyn Cameron

When Marilyn retired, she had a lot of time and artistic talent on her hands. So, she enrolled in a local art school and became familiar with many forms of art media. She found that painting was the challenge that made sense to her to pursue. Marilyn began showing her art at a local art association and won first place at a county fair. She took lessons from many local artists and attended out of town workshops. Her first show, Blue Horses, was even featured in a local newspaper. Marilyn paints what she loves, and whether it be flowers or horses, she finds watercolor and her subjects to be her favorite challenge.

Horses have always been Marilyn’s first love. Her grandfather was a horse trainer and put her on her first horse when she was only three years old. Marilyn feels that horses are noble creatures and exude great dignity. As a horse trainer, she discovered the best response came from a kind, gentle, and respectful approach. Marilyn expresses her affection for the craft by using unconventional composition and color to portray the horse’s amazing strength and gracefulness onto paper.

Terry Greene

Terry Greene was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is now a retired educator with 5 children and 6 grandchildren. Aside from having won a poster contest in the fourth grade, Terry had not explored art for most of her life.  After school, she went to college, began her career, and started a family with the hope that one day she might be able to pursue painting seriously. When COVID and retirement happened at the same time, she decided it was the perfect opportunity to delve into the world of art, this time with acrylics. After having taken a few art classes from artists with vastly different styles, this was Terry’s journey in finding her own style of painting and artistry.

“My goal in painting with acrylics is to explore texture and color.   I LOVE color and especially bold colors.  The challenge for me is to come up with a composition that makes you both think, chuckle, smile, or ponder all at the same time.”