Art Gallery

Call For Artists to Display and Sell their work in the Clark Center Lobby 2022

Hey, artists! Want to Show Off?

We are now accepting applications from fine artists who are interested in flaunting their talent!

Original art is displayed in the lobby and the Salon hallway, and there is plenty of space for large bodies of work. 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 sculpture and photography.

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

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

For more information, please contact our business office at
805-489-4196 or

Our art gallery is open to the public during our Box Office hours which are Tuesday-Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm. Please stop by! Below are just a few samples of the current exhibits that will be displayed throughout November and December.

2021-2022 Art Application

Current Artists

Beate Amler – Painter

Beate Amler graduated with a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design from the College of Graphic Design in Mannheim, Germany. After living in San Diego and Princeton, New Jersey where she continued her art education, she relocated to the Bay Area. Her paintings have been exhibited at juried shows in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. Her medium is water color and acrylics.

Working intuitively, she chooses a color theme for the background and then explores what can be enhanced via motifs such as butterflies, fishes, faces, flowers, and other subjects. She utilizes layering to impart additional visual sensation.

It is critical to her that the viewer takes a deeper look and discovers not only a startling menagerie of figures, forms and shapes, but also themselves within it.

For more information please visit her website or find her online:

Facebook: Beate Amler ART

Instagram: beateamler_art

Curtis Essen – Photographer

Curtis has enjoyed photography since given his first camera as a gift from his father when he was 6 or 7 years old. By the time he was in 5th grade the family had a darkroom in the house and though he pursued a career in diagnostic imaging, he minored in photography in college and has continued to explore his passion.

His work comprises primarily of landscape scenes of the Central Coast and its local mountains and vineyards. He holds permanent collections at CJ’s Café in Arroyo Grande, and more than 50 of his pieces are displayed at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Diagnostic Imaging, Ambulatory Care and The Acute Rehab departments, and in the offices of the largest accounting firm in the county. He was featured in the 2018 SLO CAL magazine, the annual county tourist guide.

He currently shoots with a 50 megapixel Canon 5Dsr. Firing his Canon always brings him great joy! He does his own printing on a 44” wide Canon ImageProGraf 8400 12 color printer using pigment based archival quality Canon inks. He prints mostly on canvas, stretching the canvas onto the frames himself. Some of his larger photographs are a compilation of up to 22 or more images digitally stitched together resulting in images that are generally in the 200 megapixel range.

Since he does his own printing his prices are much lower than you will see for similar sized images in galleries and he can custom print to any size to match your wall space.


To learn more or to see some of his other images, visit his web site at:


2021-2022 Art Application