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.
• Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
• Past Exhibitions
Glenda Green, “Sea of Love” (detail)
February 15 through May 18
Member Preview: Thursday, February 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | RSVP Online »
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 Palm Beach County artists will be sharing their love in this exhibition, co-curated by artist, educator and designer, Kristin Miller Hopkins.
Artists in the show
Tim D. Carter
Exhibition is generously sponsored by:
Member Preview Sponsors:
Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery
A Journey Through Shadow, Shape and Structure
February 9 through March 23
Having the luxury of traveling extensively over the years has afforded Michael D’Amato to experience and capture some of the most amazing sights in the world. Though largely self-taught, D’Amato finds moments in a certain breath that is truly his own. Focused on geometry, architecture, light and shadow, there are one-of-a-kind stills that makes the viewer pause and absorb the work in their own fascination and wonder.
Image: “Circular Path,” 2017, sculpture by Richard Serra, “The Matter of Time,” Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Spain, Moab lasal exhibition print, 20 x 16 inches
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center
Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation
New Selections from the Studio
January 19 through February 16
For Dina Gustin Baker, painting is “poetry without words, music without sound and freedom without loss.” Through that personal quote, her paintings convey her true self: a woman who is steadfast, strong, absolute and an artistic force. Baker’s career began in the early 40s with conversations with Dr. Barnes of the Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA, having been awarded a scholarship to the Art Students League in NYC, and soon enough surrounded by the true greats of their time—Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, the list goes on. Though influenced by such prolific men, her style has remained true to herself as a painter and as a woman. Baker’s experiment in style in her studio practice, from the early figurative pieces to her broad abstract strokes to the more tumultuous and seemingly consciously applied touches, communicates her adaptability and ingenuity in form, space and color. This latest body of work, created in the last year, comes directly from her studio and showcases Baker’s relentless and unyielding commitment to create.
Image: “Lavender Way,” 2018, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Philip Butera / Kathryn Carlyle
Inspiration and Expression
February 23 through March 23
As Artists Paint your Mind
By Philip Butera
The most exquisite museum
would be filled
with glorious stained-glass walls
where colors and sunshine would combine
paint your mind.
Image: Kathryn Carlyle, “Agartha,” mixed media and copper leaf, 36 x 48 inches
February 23 through March 23
Joan Eiley was born in Montreal. She studied Interior Design with the New York School of interior design where she learned to love drafting. Joan also took additional courses in drawing and pottery with an emphasis on the art of sgraffito. Her move to California in 1977 immersed her in the world of design. She worked with a well-known Interior Designer, and opened her own exclusive showroom selling unique objet d’art gathered during extensive travel through Latin America, Asia and Europe. When Joan and her family moved to Toronto, she opened and directed the acclaimed Joan Eiley Showroom. Catering to the Interior Design trade, she represented important lines of furniture, lighting and accessories from the U.S., Europe and Mexico along with handmade objects and works of art. In 2014, after 30 successful years, Joan closed her showroom and found herself “totally besotted with drawing”. These brush pen and ink drawings on cotton rag paper are a window on her latest artistic trajectory.
Image: “Sunday Afternoon,” 2018, brush pen + ink drawing on cotton rag paper, 14 x 17 inches
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.
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.
Janet Rogers / Shannon Torrence
March 30 through April 27
Dina Baker Fund for Mature Artists Grantee
May 4 through June 1