On the upper level of the museum in fall 2012 will be an exhibition of the work of Timothy J. Clark, an internationally recognized artist who has studios in Capistrano Beach, New York City, and West Bath, Maine. Clark (born 1951), a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and the Chouinard Art Institute, 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 paintings are exquisitely rendered and infused with color and light, recalling the work of late-nineteenth-century artists John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer. The exhibition Expressive Luminescence: Watercolors by Timothy J. Clark was on view at the Nevada Museum of Art last winter and spring. Art historian Gene Cooper of Laguna Beach, who curated the exhibition, wrote, “Like Rembrandt, Clark’s dramatic light penetrates the rich darkness of the interior core evoking a sense of mysterious presence.” 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 after 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. The exhibition will be curated by Curator of Early California Art Janet Blake, and will include landscape, still life, and figural works.