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.

 

Main Gallery
North Gallery
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

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
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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:


Jason Newsted, Merry Christmas 08, 2008. Acrylic, ink & oilstick on canvas.

RaWk – The Art of Jason Newsted

December 1 through February 3
Member’s Preview: Thursday, November 30 | RSVP online »

As Grammy Award winning artist Jason Newsted says, “I shifted from crazy colorful music to crazy colorful pictures.” Beginning to make visual artseriously in 2004, Newsted manipulates canvases and upcycles ordinary materials. He imagines landscapes and figures that come to light froman unlimited color palate. His figures seem otherworldly and evoke a sense of frenetic emotion and in some of his work he has been influenced by Outsider Art. Newsted also works with words and layers. Using both hands, he scrawls out names or phrases and then layers paint to cleverly disguise them from the viewer. At times he twists and turns the canvas repeatedly, painting and painting, until he obtains his desired effect. Heavily influenced later by the great masters of modern art, Newsted has found his niche and an expressionistic awareness of contemporary art. Nick Korniloff curated this exhibition.

Little Kids Rock Perry J. Cohen Foundation
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Jason Newsted’s artwork during the exhibition will be donated to the Cultural Council, The Perry J. Cohen Foundation and Little Kids Rock.

RaWk – The Art of Jason Newsted exhibition is generously sponsored by:

JP Morgan Chase & Co.
The Gardens Mall
Art Miami
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
Bourlet Art Logistics
InJupiter Magazine
 

 

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


Carolyn Barth - Springtime, acrylic on canvas 14x14x1.5 inches

Ruby

December 1, 2017 through February 10, 2018

As the Cultural Council celebrates four decades of supporting the arts, joins us as local artists exhibit their interpretations of the 40th anniversary gemstone, ruby.

 

Featured Artists

Fulya Acikgoz | Glenda Green | Natalya Laskis | Beth Sloat | Carolyn Barth | Sharon Koskoff | Dorotha Lemeh | Leora Stewart | Adrienne Geffen | Susan Kronowitz | Art Siegel | Cindy Trezona

Image: Carolyn Barth, “Springtime” (detail)


 

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

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


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


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


Annette Rawlings - Line Exploration 7

Annette Rawlings

February 17 through March 17

Annette Rawlings describes her work: “Drawing and painting from life, I simplify the complex form of the female nude to a few lines and colors. Line expresses movement. Color expresses harmony, calm and serenity. I balance negative and positive space through shape and color, the gestures bridging a gap between realism and abstraction.” With this new body of work, Rawlings paints on canvases simplified figures and transitions others to complete abstraction. She uses experimental techniques with oils, gouache, acrylic and graphite on canvas, hand-made and museum paper. Working in clay, a new media for Rawlings, she went from the traditional to the experimental. A lifelong dream of hers, and something completely new, is translating her figures into bronze. annetterawlings.com

Image: “Line Exploration 7,” 2017, acrylic on canvas tapestry, 40 x 24 inches, $5,000


Barry Seidman - Kitchen Drawer

Barry Seidman

January 13 through February 10

In Barry Seidman’s “My Drawers Series,” the photographs tell the story of a life. As the viewer goes from one item to the other in magnified detail, he or she begins to know the artist, what he did and what he cares about. The drawers are juxtaposed with items of modern day life, such as a coffee maker or a lamp and remote on the bedside table. “As this series came to fruition, I realized how biographical it became. It is an examination of my life as much as any written word, it’s a self-portrait,” Seidman explained. “So many accumulated bits and pieces of my life are there to explore. It’s almost too personal to show.” Recognized as one of the top, still-life photographers in the country, Seidman continues to exhibit his fine art photography in numerous, one-man, fine art shows in New York City and South Florida and has contributed to numerous group shows. barryseidman.com

Image: “Kitchen Drawer,” 2017, dye sublimation on aluminum, 48 x 33 inches


Cynthia Maronet - Can you see the Palm Tree

Cynthia Maronet

January 13 through February 10

This new series of paintings by Cynthia Maronet represents a visual tribute to the private paradise on the Earman River in North Palm Beach where she has lived for the past 35 years. A pair of large oak trees twisted with age and dozens of palm trees dominate the lush tropical landscape. Each evening the backyard and river are flooded with brilliant light, cloud formations, and reflections. Capturing those vibrant moments became the focus of her exhibition. The paintings seem to relate and connect as they tell the story of her environment and life. Maronet has exhibited nationally and is in many public and private collections.

Image: “Can You See the Palm Tree,” 2017, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches