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


Wendy Boucher - Food Fight - Play With Your Food Exhibition

Wendy Boucher, “Food Fight,” 2017, paper collage on canvas, 10 x 10 inches

Play with Your Food!

September 14 through November 3
Member Preview and Annual Meeting: Thursday, September 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | EVENT PHOTOS »

The delights of the culinary world often lead to once-in-a-lifetime experiences that evoke comfort, tradition and culture. Food is also one of the ties that bind and bring friends and families together. Since people tend to eat with their eyes first, in this exhibition, 21 artists are encouraged to “play” with their food and create works of art in all media. From the painterly realism on canvas to the incredible mastery of bronze on display, here is where food will be transformed into something timeless.

Featured artists in the show

Fulya Acikgoz
Wendy Boucher
Erika Cespedes
Joel Cohen
John Cutrone
Nazare Feliciano
Nicole Galluccio
Ray Gross
Bruce Helander
Julia Longwell
Anita Lovitt
Patricia Maldonado
Nicole Newsted
Luis Montoya & Leslie Ortiz
Kristin Pavlick
James Rabidoux
Manon Sander
Barry Seidman
Karla Walter
Marilyn Walter
Gillian Kennedy Wright


CHNK
CHNK


X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

November 16 through February 2
Member Preview: Thursday, November 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | RSVP Online »

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


Woolems Luxury Home Builders 40

Woolems Luxury Home Builders

October 6 through November 3

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

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


James Woolems - The Weighted House

James Woolems

October 6 through November 3

In 1978, James Woolems founded Woolems Luxury Home Builders where he has cultivated a collective of talented, highly skilled professionals and trained craftspeople who realize the architectural dreams of his discerning clients. Woolems has built dozens of award-winning custom luxury residences from Palm Beach, Jupiter and Miami to across the Sunshine state. An enduring inquiry into shape, form and volume informs Woolems’ meticulous structures and is reflected in his sculptural practice where he has quietly honed his artistic education in his own studio and with leading artists at Anderson Ranch, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Three Pines Studio.

“Since childhood I have been fascinated with taking objects apart and re-inventing them,” says James Woolems, who began studying sculpture and other artistic skills over 10 years ago. “I create sculpture for the same reason I read a good book, for the enjoyment or working and finding out what happens. As a builder I am drawn to metal, wood, steel and found objects. It is in the hammering, welding, gluing and basic assemblage that something familiar or accidental comes about. Shapes begin to appear and the discovery of proximity and relationships find logic and meaning. It helps me find balance.”

Image: “The Weighted House,” 2015, Mixed media, 28 x 22 inches


Eleanor Woolems - Seated Thoughts

Eleanor Woolems

October 6 through November 3

A native of Palm Beach County, Eleanor Woolems was a successful real estate agent for years before returning to school to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Last year, she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and Ireland’s Ballinglen Arts Foundation, where she worked with artist Catherine Kehoe. Her award-winning artwork has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout South Florida as well as in Ballycastle, Ireland.

“I am interested in the exploration of the process relating to self-understanding and patterns of familiarity as an expression of growth, happiness and enlightenment,” she says. “The starting point is the feminine figure. Referencing instinctively the archetype of ‘wise woman’ and development of soul qualities… my journey embraces investigating awareness, not exclusively in the psyche of women lives, but also patriarchy.”

“I search intuitively and impulsively looking for complex and synchronistic patterns, shapes, hues, darks and lights. The oil paint, charcoal, pencil, gouache, painted palettes, paper and canvases excite me,” she adds.

Image: “Seated Thoughts,” 2014, Gouache on Duralar, 36 x 30 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.

Dorotha Lemeh / Nelson Babilonia

November 10 through December 8

Ben Georgia

December 15 through January 12

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

Fabricating Smiles

November 10 through January 5

BiblioArte

January through February

Michael D’Amato

February through April