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.

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• Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Image Courtesy of Gil Walsh Interiors. Photo Credit © Sargent Architectural Photography

Lectures: The Art of Design

April 5
Erin A. Cantu

April 12
Jackie Armour

April 19
Jennifer Garrigues

3 p.m. at the Cultural Council
RSVP online or call (561) 472‑3336
Free to members and $10 for non-members.
Seating is limited.

Art & Décor

February 16 through May 12
Opening Member Preview: Thursday, February 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | See Event Photos »

This exhibition brings together the work of eight interior designers paired with eight professional artists, all from Palm Beach County. Each duo will work together to create a customized vignette inspired by the artist’s work. Since designers typically place artwork after assembling a room, this will be an exciting challenge for both artist and designer to fashion a unique space at the Cultural Council. Acclaimed interior designer Gil Walsh selected the designers featured in this exhibition.

Image Courtesy of Gil Walsh Interiors. Photo Credit © Sargent Architectural Photography

Pairings of designers and artists in the show

Stephen Mooney Interiors and Susan Romaine
Dalton Designs, Inc. and Carin Wagner
Allan Reyes Interior Design and Dana Donaty
Patrick Killian Inc. and Jacek Gancarz
Jennifer Garrigues Inc. and Luis Montoya & Leslie Ortiz
Mona de Sayve Interiors and Karen H. Salup
JMA Interior Design and Skip Measelle
Erin A. Cantu and Alexander Krivosheiw

Exhibition is generously sponsored by:

North Gallery

Frank Beatty - First Church of Christ Scientist - Materio Collection

Frank Beatty, “First Church of Christ Scientist,” Gouache, 16½ x 21 inches

Materio Private Collection

February 17 through April 21

Henry Flagler came to Florida in the late 19th century and soon collected and promoted work by artists in the State, leading the way to a long tradition of collecting work by Florida artists. Phil Materio and his family have collected similar work in the same manner, and this sample shows a deep connection to Flagler’s legacy. Phil started collecting in 1996 due to an article he read in the Palm Beach Post on the Florida Highwaymen. His interest became his passion and currently has more than 500 pieces of Florida art ranging in date from the 1890s through the 1980s. There are 13 featured artists in this exhibition that illustrate the love and passion these artists had for the Florida landscape.

Exhibition is generously sponsored by:
Oxbow Carbon LLC

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

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

Stephen Alarid - Gate of Light

Stephen Alarid

March 24 through April 21

For the past three decades, Stephen Alarid’s work comes from a process of determination, creation and knowledge. Early on, he received a scholarship to the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and from there, went on to exhibit work in New York. In 1998, Alarid won the prestigious cash award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Alarid’s work has been described as “ribbons of paint where fantasy figures are hidden within a larger image.” He layers paint to form shapes and images subtly. With this current body of work, Alarid works with “bands of light” that seem to him as if they are “like a vibration from sound, coming in and out of space.”

Image: “Gate of Light,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 48 inches

Rita Shapiro - A Year in My Life

Rita Shapiro

March 24 through April 21

Living in West Palm Beach since 2001, Rita Shapiro has an extensive and varied education and career. Though she received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees at Temple University, she later studied painting at Pratt Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Nature is the primary source of her inspiration for her paintings working with the optical pleasures of color and light. Shapiro writes: “Painting is my link to the larger world… a world with no boundaries.” Shapiro’s work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the nation. She has also exhibited extensively and won numerous awards. ritashapiroart.com

Image: “A Year in My Life,” 2017, oil on wood panel, 14 x 14 inches

New Work #19 - Debra Yates

Debra Yates

Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists Grantee

April 28 through May 26

Debra Yates is a fourth generation Key West Conch. She recently relocated to the historic Parrot Cove neighborhood of Lake Worth. Before settling here, she left her mark from coast to coast, gathering 35 years of creative experience. Yates is the third recipient to celebrate receiving the prestigious Dina Baker Award for Mature Female Artists. Yates’ abstract compositions are sophisticated and modern. Yates has a recurring constant in her work: the circle and the bold black line. Featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler and many widely known design books, Yates also has public work in many South Florida spaces. She has been awarded multiple honors, such as the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in 2000. debrayatesart.com

Image: “New Work #19,” 2016, mixed media, 72 x 72 inches


Future Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Dreyfoos Faculty

May 25 through August 18

Solo Exhibitions

North Gallery

Kim Sargent Photography

May 5 through June 30