Our main gallery and Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery showcase 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. Our Solo Gallery serves as a valuable space for artists to exhibit their work in a solo format, be they emerging, mid-career or established artists in the County.
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Current gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. Find current and upcoming exhibitions below, or browse past exhibitions here. Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.
Main and Solo Galleries
Exhibition: October 29, 2021 – January 15, 2022
Member Preview: Thursday, October 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Click to see event photos.
Join us for an exhibition that focuses on the joy and solace of social activity in all forms—from celebrations to impromptu events among loved ones and strangers both—something sorely missed in 2020. Curated by Director of Artist Services Jessica Ransom.
Generously sponsored by:
Todd Lim: Negative Capability in Times of COVID-19
Exhibition: October 15 – November 27, 2021
The poet John Keats wrote to his two brothers in 1817 defining his term ‘negative capability’ and described it as a space where “a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts without irritable reaching after fact and reason.”
Todd Lim started these paintings during the COVID-19 lockdown and throughout that year, worked intuitively without a preconceived idea or notion of what the paintings would become. Working with whatever materials and supplies were at hand on the property and in the studio became the limitation; the bounds exceeded only through possible acts of creativity and experimentation, trial and error, meditation, and acceptance.
Gregory Dirr: The Big Book, A World Created
Exhibition: December 3, 2021 – January 15, 2022
Artist Reception: Friday, December 3, 5–7 p.m. RSVP Online.
This exhibition highlights significant works by Gregory Dirr in a series called The Big Book. This culmination of work is an epic narrative exploring the dualities of existential themes—love, evil, fear, death, birth. Without using pages, this story is told through whimsical and chaotic scenes interpreted differently by a spectrum of recurring characters. While approaching traditional and experimental processes, this body of work is characterized by differing media specific to each piece.
Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery
Mastering the Medium
Exhibition: November 12, 2021 – January 1, 2022
This gathering of six female artists across various mediums honors the fine line that has long existed between craft and fine art. Ceramics, quilting, and jewelry making have long been overlooked as women’s work. This group of women creating their own quilts without patterns, imagining jewelry as sculptural objects, and creating abstract wall works with wooden utensils are among the many female artists who adapt a medium associated with craft into works of fine art.
Eager to hear more from your local artist community? We’re excited to announce a new series of Art Talks, featuring in-depth conversations with artists participating in the Council’s current exhibitions. This fall season, we’ll be featuring Art Talks with three artists participating in Gathering.
Free admission, registration recommended.
Art Talks run from 2 to 3 p.m.
Robert Wolfkill, Designing Interiors: The Art of Fine Furniture
December 11, 2021
Shakeera Thomas, My Grandmother’s Masala Brick: The Art of Making Roti & Dhal Puri
January 15, 2022
NEW! Emerging Collector Tours
Interested in starting or expanding your art collection—or even learning more about the process? The Cultural Council makes it easy for collectors to access important work by both established and emerging Palm Beach County artists. When you purchase a piece from the Council, you’re directly benefiting local artists and supporting our mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.
In support of this effort, we’re excited to launch Emerging Collector Tours, where collectors at any level can learn more about the works on display in our gallery from participating artists, curators, and other professionals in the field.
For more details on collecting work from the Cultural Council, sign up for our Collector Emails.
Free admission, registration recommended.
Tours run from 2 to 3 p.m.
Emerging Collector Tour: Jose Mendez
December 4, 2021