Our galleries, located in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building at 601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth Beach, 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 is used for rotating sculpture displays and occasional events, and offers a view of the Martin Luther King, Jr. mural by Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra, on the back of the main building.
• Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
• Past Exhibitions
Sandra Thompson, “My Palm Beach,” (detail), 2019, mixed media
November 22 through February 1, 2020
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It’s a biennial tradition for the Cultural Council to highlight artists who live in one of the 39 cities and towns throughout Palm Beach County. The professional artists of Palm Beach vary—from traditional painters to eccentric sculptors, and everything in between. What better way to welcome 2020 than with Palm Beach’s finest?
Made in Palm Beach is curated by Nichole M. Hickey.
• Sandra Thompson – January 11, 3 p.m.
• Bernard Perry – February 1, 3 p.m.
Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.
Member Preview Sponsors:
Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery
Faces of Food
November 22 through January 18, 2020
“Faces of Food” is a photographic exploration of the men and women that create, cook, and prepare food in South Florida. Featuring striking, evocative and moody imagery of chefs, bartenders, brewers, farmers, and pastry artists, the work seeks to document and highlight the passion and personalities behind the local food landscape.
Libby Volgyes is an award-winning food and beverage photographer based in West Palm Beach. She previously worked as a photojournalist for The Palm Beach Post and now operates Libby Vision, a food photography studio. In the spring of 2019, Libby’s project “Faces of Food” was selected to exhibit at the Food Photo Festival in Vejle, Denmark.
Image: “Marco Barbisotti,” Executive Chef, Sant Ambroeus
January 25 through February 29
“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth” is a Pablo Picasso quote that Raúl Colón often invokes because, to him, the statement is true.
Colón is an artist and illustrator interested in the possibilities that the visual image can bring to the minds of others who see it. “No matter if it’s editorial art produced for magazines, posters, murals or art for art’s sake… the visualization of ideas has been with humanity since ancient times,” says Colón. “I’m glad to be able to work in the visual arts, especially when I produce pieces that may inspire young viewers as I once was inspired by children’s picture books.”
Colón was born in New York City, studied art in Puerto Rico and designed puppets and animated films in Florida. An illustrator of over 30 books for children, Colón has received a Golden Kite Award, a Pura Belpré Award and both a gold and silver medal in the Original Art show.
Image: “Brooklyn Book Festival poster”
Generously sponsored by:
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center
December 21 through January 18
Lynn Amsterdam is an abstract painter and photographer based in Delray Beach. She enjoyed a successful 32-year career with the State of New Jersey and as a professional photographer. After sustaining injuries from a debilitating accident in 2009 she discovered the healing power of art through her paintbrush. “I approach my painting like I approach a relationship, unknowing where it is going, excited about the possibilities, building upon it, layer by layer, adding the colors of life and its texture until the momentary period of ugly becomes beautiful,” says Amsterdam.
Amsterdam’s work has been exhibited in several galleries across the country, as well as in private collections. She is a member of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Delray Art League. lynnamsterdam.com
Image: “Around the Bend,” 2017, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
P H I L I P R O S S M U N R O
January 25 through February 22
‘Whether spectacularly beautiful or hideous in import, images and events before the eye are often unseen. Blindness is inherent in humans. The question is whether it be inherited or accidental; chosen, denied or desired?’
A scotoma is an area of partial alteration in the visual field, a literal blind spot. Metaphorically and in the figurative senses it is a gap not in the visual function but in the mind’s perception, cognition or world-view. In Medieval Latin it stems from the Greek ‘skótōma’, – giddiness, from ‘skotoun’ – to make dark or from ‘skotos’ – darkness.
Munro’s images conspire within the actions of the participants to ask that you look again and rephrase the questions of what lies before you. Within the parameters of a work by Philip Ross Munro you are never alone.
Munro is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, d.s.a.p. He is an engineer, designer, painter and photographer. To view his works, visit www.philiprossmunro.com.
Image: “Inside the Private View #1,” 2019, photography
Generously sponsored by:
February 14 through May 9
There are many reasons why people move to Palm Beach County—the amazing weather, exciting arts and culture, and a variety of outdoor experiences. With this growth in population, there comes a need to explore the impact on local environment. This exhibition features installations, photography and more that illustrate each artist’s perspective on the topic of climate. Curated by Nichole M. Hickey.
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center Gallery
2019 Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists Grantee
February 29 through March 28
April 4 through May 2
May 9 through June 6
Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery
March 7 through April 4