Our galleries, located in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building at 601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth, are free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2,500 square feet of flexible gallery space showcases ongoing temporary exhibitions focused on art made in or unique to Palm Beach County. The exhibitions educate the public about art and artists, and provide exposure to artists in Palm Beach County so they can be more successful.
Further, with the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center and Sallie and Berton E. Korman Education and Training Center, the Council focuses on the creation of art – How does the artist create? What process does he/she use? What does it take to make art? This carries through to all media of art: visual, music, dance, theatre, etc.
• Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
• Past Exhibitions
Lectures: The Art of Design
Erin A. Cantu
3 p.m. at the Cultural Council
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Free to members and $10 for non-members.
Seating is limited.
Art & Décor
February 16 through May 12
Opening Member Preview: Thursday, February 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | RSVP Online »
This exhibition brings together the work of eight interior designers paired with eight professional artists, all from Palm Beach County. Each duo will work together to create a customized vignette inspired by the artist’s work. Since designers typically place artwork after assembling a room, this will be an exciting challenge for both artist and designer to fashion a unique space at the Cultural Council. Acclaimed interior designer Gil Walsh selected the designers featured in this exhibition.
Image Courtesy of Gil Walsh Interiors. Photo Credit © Sargent Architectural Photography
Pairings of designers and artists in the show
Dalton Designs, Inc. and Carin Wagner
Allan Reyes Interior Design and Dana Donaty
Patrick Killian Inc. and Jacek Gancarz
Mona de Sayve Interiors and Karen H. Salup
JMA Interior Design and Skip Measelle
Erin A. Cantu and Alexander Krivosheiw
December 1, 2017 through February 10, 2018
As the Cultural Council celebrates four decades of supporting the arts, joins us as local artists exhibit their interpretations of the 40th anniversary gemstone, ruby.
Fulya Acikgoz | Glenda Green | Natalya Laskis | Beth Sloat | Carolyn Barth | Sharon Koskoff | Dorotha Lemeh | Leora Stewart | Adrienne Geffen | Susan Kronowitz | Art Siegel | Cindy Trezona
Image: Carolyn Barth, “Springtime” (detail)
Materio Private Collection
February 17 through April 21
Henry Flagler came to Florida in the late 19th century and soon collected and promoted work by artists in the State, leading the way to a long tradition of collecting work by Florida artists. Phil Materio and his family have collected similar work in the same manner, and this sample shows a deep connection to Flagler’s legacy. Phil started collecting in 1996 due to an article he read in the Palm Beach Post on the Florida Highwaymen. His interest became his passion and currently has more than 500 pieces of Florida art ranging in date from the 1890s through the 1980s. There are 13 featured artists in this exhibition that illustrate the love and passion these artists had for the Florida landscape.
Image: Frank Beatty, “First Church of Christ Scientist,” Gouache, 16½ x 21 inches
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center
Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation
January 13 through February 10
In Barry Seidman’s “My Drawers Series,” the photographs tell the story of a life. As the viewer goes from one item to the other in magnified detail, he or she begins to know the artist, what he did and what he cares about. The drawers are juxtaposed with items of modern day life, such as a coffee maker or a lamp and remote on the bedside table. “As this series came to fruition, I realized how biographical it became. It is an examination of my life as much as any written word, it’s a self-portrait,” Seidman explained. “So many accumulated bits and pieces of my life are there to explore. It’s almost too personal to show.” Recognized as one of the top, still-life photographers in the country, Seidman continues to exhibit his fine art photography in numerous, one-man, fine art shows in New York City and South Florida and has contributed to numerous group shows. barryseidman.com
Image: “Kitchen Drawer,” 2017, dye sublimation on aluminum, 48 x 33 inches
January 13 through February 10
This new series of paintings by Cynthia Maronet represents a visual tribute to the private paradise on the Earman River in North Palm Beach where she has lived for the past 35 years. A pair of large oak trees twisted with age and dozens of palm trees dominate the lush tropical landscape. Each evening the backyard and river are flooded with brilliant light, cloud formations, and reflections. Capturing those vibrant moments became the focus of her exhibition. The paintings seem to relate and connect as they tell the story of her environment and life. Maronet has exhibited nationally and is in many public and private collections.
Image: “Can You See the Palm Tree,” 2017, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches
February 17 through March 17
Annette Rawlings describes her work: “Drawing and painting from life, I simplify the complex form of the female nude to a few lines and colors. Line expresses movement. Color expresses harmony, calm and serenity. I balance negative and positive space through shape and color, the gestures bridging a gap between realism and abstraction.” With this new body of work, Rawlings paints on canvases simplified figures and transitions others to complete abstraction. She uses experimental techniques with oils, gouache, acrylic and graphite on canvas, hand-made and museum paper. Working in clay, a new media for Rawlings, she went from the traditional to the experimental. A lifelong dream of hers, and something completely new, is translating her figures into bronze. annetterawlings.com
Image: “Line Exploration 7,” 2017, acrylic on canvas tapestry, 40 x 24 inches, $5,000
May 25 through August 18
Stephen Alarid / Rita Shapiro
March 24 through April 21
Dina Baker Fund Grantee Debra Yates
April 28 through May 26
Kim Sargent Photography
May 5 through June 30