Laguna Art Museum opens Timothy J. Clark watercolor exhibition

Laguna Art Museum presents an exhibition of watercolors by Timothy J. Clark on view November 4, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

Timothy J. Clark, Richard Smart’s Carved Italian Table, 1999. Watercolor on handmade Twinrocker paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, Florida.

Clark (b. 1951) is an internationally-recognized artist who has studios in Capistrano Beach, New York City, and West Bath, Maine. He is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and the Chouinard Art Institute, and has garnered a reputation as both a painter and teacher of watercolor. He is a faculty member of the Art Students League in New York City and has taught at numerous other institutions including the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the National Academy School in New York. He also conducts painting workshops at locations in the United States and Europe. Watercolor magazine named Clark one of the “20 Great Teachers in America” in 2006 and again in 2009.

Clark’s watercolor and oil paintings are in many public and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, The Butler Institute of American Art, and the Farnsworth Art Museum. An inveterate sketcher, within days of the 9/11 attack, Clark created a sketchbook of drawings at Ground Zero, that was acquired for the Museum of the City of New York.

Laguna Art Museum is a museum of California art. Its purpose is to provide the public with exposure to art and to promote understanding of the role of art and artists through collection, conservation, exhibition, research, scholarship, and education. Working within the tradition of the oldest cultural institution in Orange County, the Laguna Beach Art Association, Laguna Art Museum documents regional art and places it in a national and international context. The museum maintains its historic ties to the community and is responsive, accessible, and relevant to the area’s diverse population. The museum’s exhibitions, catalogues, and educational activities illustrate an ongoing examination of California art, including historical and contemporary art.

Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, on the corner of PCH and Cliff Drive, next door to Las Brisas restaurant. –