Visual Arts Exhibit

Call For Artists to Display and Sell their work in the Clark Center Lobby 2024

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 Visual Arts Exhibit 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


2024 Art Application
2024 Art Application

Current Artists

Tracy Waitkus


Tracy Waitkus has been a portrait and performing arts photographer in San Luis Obispo County since 2013. Her interest in photography first started during her high school years when her father introduced her to 35mm SLR film photography. Years later when her daughter was a member of a ballet company, her passion for photography reignited with inspiration drawn from watching and eventually photographing the beauty, grace, and strength of dancers both on the stage and in beautiful outdoor locations around the Central Coast.

Over the past several years Tracy has had the opportunity to work with many local dancers, dance studios and ballet companies including Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet, North County Dance and Performing Arts Foundation, SLO Movement Arts, Studio of the Performing Arts, and Flex Performing Arts.

The images in this exhibit were captured at Avila Beach, Biddle Park in Arroyo Grande, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, The Elfin Forest, and Pismo Beach.

Maz Ghani


Maz Ghani was born in 1969 and moved to the US in 1995 after living in Australia and Canada. A Radiologist by training, Maz gained an interest in botanical photography several years ago while exploring his wife’s colorful gardens. He uses a combination of photography and scanography to compose the botanical layouts and is inspired by nature’s diversity. His works have been published in Travel and Leisure Magazine, Black and White Magazine along with an article “Art from the Garden” in Berkshire Magazine. His photos have been included in the SLO Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, SLO Botanical Garden “Art in the Garden” Juried Exhibitions, Proud+ 2021 Juried Exhibition, the iMotif Juried Exhibition and the Contemporary Online Art Gallery.

“Based in the bucolic central California coast, I am inspired by all things botanical and focus on floral and nature photography, frequently experimenting with new techniques to create my tableaux. I search for unusual perspectives and enjoy both black and white and color photography. ​ A fleeting moment captured for eternity.”