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.

Directly south of the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building is the Cultural Council’s Project Space, which will feature new sculpture by Lucy Keshavarz (through May 2019) and offers a view of the giant Martin Luther King, Jr. mural by Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra.


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• Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions

Main Gallery

CHNK
CHNK


X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

November 16 through February 2
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Graffiti isn’t a new concept in the artistic world. Its various manifestations in the past include inscribed obscenities in ancient stone, “Kilroy was here” doodles in World War II and the many colorful, spray-painted images that decorated public places in the 1980s. Then, graffiti was considered an unwelcome form of vandalism. Now with the evolution of graffiti as mural art (à la Banksy), these lines have become blurred, and the people behind the work have transformed from “misguided youths” to professional artists. This exhibition showcases the talents of 16 local artists (emerging to professional) and focuses on the many styles and maturation of graffiti and mural art.

Artists in the show

Adriano Ficarelli
Arive
Atomik
Brian Cattelle
Bulk Styles
CHNK
Craig McInnis
Emo
Grabster
Hoxxoh
Iron Mayer
PhD
Ray Gross
Ripes
Venom
Yvonne Parker
 

 

Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery


aZul for Better Living

Fabricating Smiles

November 17 through January 5

aZul for Better Living, Inc is an emerging non-profit organization founded in Bogota-Colombia in 2014 and established in West Palm Beach in 2015. We believe in transforming relationships into collaboration while highlighting different abilities through endless opportunities. Our mission is to empower adults with developmental disabilities and their families using fashion design, industrial design and art as tools to achieve financial independence, dignity and artistic recognition.

As part of our services, we offer alternative and creative learning sessions that are highly experimental and fully inclusive, using multi sensory approach to maximize the potential in our creatives and collaborators.

Fabricating Smiles is a creative training that offers participants the opportunity to learn professional manners, body language and icebreaker dialogues that help to foster confident interactions in social situations, and how to interact – navigate in a professional business setting. azulforbetterliving.org

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase FoundationJP Morgan Chase logo


Ben Georgia - Manhattan IV

Ben Georgia

December 15, 2018 through January 12, 2019

Ben Georgia was once asked two questions: “What did you love to do as a child when alone?” and “What would you do if you did not have to work?” For Georgia, the answer to both was simple—art. Though it took some time to realize this dream, his determination brought him to where he is today. With over 30 years of experience exhibiting paintings and selling over 1,600 of them, Georgia has created a body of work focusing on the emotional dynamics and interaction of color and form. His work was once referred to as “working toward the depths of the emotional experience.” To quote Georgia himself, he strives to paint “where the energy, beauty and strength of the painting compensate for and counteract the tragedy and decay of life.” bengeorgia.com

Image: “Manhattan IV,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

 

Future Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Modern Love

February 15 through May 18

Love is a universal language—whether it’s between two people, the world around us, or even self-love—this complex emotion spans cultures and defines who we are. In this exhibition, there are representations of all facets of love, as a concept, represented in many ways: color, sensation, awareness, empathy or even through nature, technology, dance and beyond. Twenty-one Palm Beach County artists will be sharing their love in this exhibition, co-curated by Kristin Miller Hopkins.

Biennial 2019

May 31 through August 10

What better way to celebrate the summer than to see an expansive set of artwork presented by local artists? Every two years, professional Palm Beach County artists working in a wide variety of media share their work in the Cultural Council’s biennial summer exhibition. This year’s Biennial 2019 exhibition will be juried by Melanie Johanson, curator of contemporary art at Cornell Art Museum. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, Second Place and Third Place, as well as a People’s Choice award—an opportunity for patrons to vote for their favorite.

Solo Exhibitions

The Cultural Council provides the opportunity for professional artists in Palm Beach County to have an exclusive exhibition in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center to assist them as they grow and expand their careers.

Dina Baker

January 19 through February 16

Philip Butera & Kathryn Carlyle / Joan Eiley

February 23 through March 23

Janet Rogers / Shannon Torrence

March 30 through April 27

Dina Baker Fund for Mature Artists Grantee

May 4 through June 1

Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery

BiblioArte

January through February

Michael D’Amato

February through April