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Carol Prusa - Spiral Galaxies
Carol Prusa, Spiral Galaxies, 2020, Silverpoint, graphite, acrylic on acrylic dome with internal light, 69 x 69 x 12 inches


December 1-18
Member Preview Days: October 22 – November 13, Thursdays and Fridays only, 12 – 5 p.m.

All life requires light. Artists seem uniquely able to surf the shadows, seek the rainbows, capture the glimmers, and corral light in their work. The art exhibited here depends on light to complete its narrative. From the objects captured on film by the available light through a pinhole camera lens, the wax encaustic-layered painting catching shimmers in the raking light, the dome with swirls enlivened by the light within, and the stained glass casting rainbows on the walls, these artworks display the prismatic qualities of light.

“Darkness is dawn not yet born.” — Kahlil Gibran

Curated by Jessica Ransom, Artist Services Coordinator


Chelsea Odum
David Peterson
Carol Prusa
Christopher Reisert
David Rubinson
Janet Siegel-Rogers
Nora Solomon
Keith Squire
Ahimsa Teabout


Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.


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“Cherished” is a large-scale mural created by West Palm Beach-based artist Craig McInnis. Inspired by the Council’s Virtual Summer Performing Arts Series, the Cultural Council commissioned McInnis to create the mural in our main gallery space. Using three warm colors to paint iconic instruments, “Cherished” showcases the power of music and its ability to unite people from all walks of life.

Cherished - Craig McInnis mural CCPBC gallery summer 2020

Joel Cohen - bottle palm (cropped)
Joel Cohen, “Bottle Palm” (detail), 2019, photograph on archival textured paper

Natural Narrative

February 14 through May 30
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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 nature.

This exhibition is curated by Nichole M. Hickey.


Anthony Burks, Sr.
Joel Cohen
Marleen De Waele-De Bock
Arlene Florence
Nicole Galluccio
Peggy Greenfield
Lucy M.F. Keshavarz
James Knill
Allison Kotzig
Tina Kraft
Franne Lee
Cynthia Maronet
Frank Navarrete
Barry Seidman
Shannon S. Torrence
Carin Wagner
Camilla Webster
Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.

Exhibition Sponsors

The Frances and Jeffrey Fisher Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Member Preview Sponsors

Sandra Thompson - My Palm Beach
Sandra Thompson, “My Palm Beach,” (detail), 2019, mixed media

Made in Palm Beach

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.

Artist Lectures

• Sandra Thompson – January 11, 3 p.m.
• Bernard Perry – February 1, 3 p.m.


Aya Bendat
Joan Eiley
Nancy Ellison
Patricia Levey
Donna Levy
Pamela Acheson Myers
Patricia Nix
Bernard Perry
Edwina Sandys
Helen Stein
Leora Klaymer Stewart
Sandra Thompson
Carleton Varney
Eleanor Woolems
James Woolems
Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.

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Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery

Mark Cohen - COVID Nurse - detail
COVID Nurse, 2020, acrylic on board, 30 x 22.5 inches

Mark Cohen

We All Wear Masks

December 18, 2020 – January 16, 2021

Mark Cohen is an award-winning marketing communications executive, graphic designer, teacher, painter, and printmaker. Mark’s hope is that the 14 COVID-19 portraits of healthcare workers and first responders presented in this exhibition will help all of us understand the importance of masking, social distancing and hand-washing.

Beginning in March of 2020, Mark began painting large-scale COVID-19 paintings using pencil, acrylic, and oil. He created a series of 10 paintings celebrating healthcare professionals that were exhibited at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. The COVID-19 paintings remind us of the sacrifices our American healthcare heroes make every day to care for all of us.

Artist Interview

How do we move forward - Anthony Burks Sr - Fist
Anthony Burks, Sr., Power Is…, 2020, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil

How Do We Move Forward?

Presented and curated by ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.

October 16 – December 12

Watch the special virtual preview event from Friday, October 19 on our YouTube Channel 

In response to the recent series of events that spurred local, national, and global response, a group of Palm Beach County Black artists have stepped up to engage the community through art. Serving as both communicators and problem-solvers, 10 visual and spoken word artists will provide content regarding four centuries of turmoil and social and civil injustice. Since the revolution has already been televised, these artists will contribute to continuing conversations and help build solutions through art.

Artist Pairings

Participating Spoken Word Artists
Dorian Frith
Jashua Sa-Ra
Jenn La Reine
Kim Nyesha Smith
Nick Murray
Participating Visual Artists
Dariel Donovan
Anthony Burks, Sr.
Tracy Guiteau
Kianga Jinaki
Turgo Bastien

Watch the live virtual preview event and see the artwork and poetry here »

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Alone Together installation

Sharon Koskoff: Alone Together: A Coronavirus Crisis Collage

June 13 – September 12

While living alone with underlying health issues and a stay-at-home order in Delray Beach, I knew I had to stay connected and stay active! As a community motivator and public mural artist, I challenged other Palm Beach County artists to submit a square-sized creation of something relevant that they had made or that inspired them during quarantine. The overwhelming results have kept my creative spirits intact while giving participants a sense of pride, purpose and recognition. Sharon Koskoff is an arts instructor of mixed media collage at Creative Arts School at Old School Square in Delray Beach.

Letter-sized prints of these six-inch (6″) square artworks were sold for a donation of $30 of more, with all proceeds benefiting the Palm Beach County Artist Relief Fund, administered by the Cultural Council. Each print included an image of the full mural by Sharon Koskoff.


1969 Palm Beach Pop Festival - Mick Jagger - photo by Ken Davidoff

Ken Davidoff: Photographs of Palm Beach Pop Festival, 1969

July 25 – September 12

Ken Davidoff has worked as a professional photographer since 1966, when he started working at his family’s photography studio in Palm Beach. His father, Bob Davidoff, was the family photographer for President John F. Kennedy. Over his career, Ken has captured images of rock legends such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley. His portfolio features additional celebrities, presidents, monarchs, and historical events, including the launch of Apollo 11. In 2008 he and Jack Connell started the company which is an archive of Ken’s rock photography and has licensed many of his photos for books, magazines, documentary films, record albums, clothing, and online publications.

This exhibition showcases photographs taken at the November 1969 Palm Beach Pop Festival, where more than 40,000 fans descended on the Palm Beach International Raceway to see an iconic lineup of 1960s rock legends. As the official photographer, Ken photographed such acts as Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, The Byrds, and The Rolling Stones.


Natalie Gottlieb - The Dress

VIA – Voices In Art

March 7 through April 4

VIA is a collective of women visual artists from Palm Beach County who have been meeting regularly for the past 16 years to support, encourage, critique and share each other’s creative talents.

The VIA body of work has evolved over time, producing new abstracts and collage works with innovative style and originality. This is VIA’s first exhibition, and it is in memoriam of the group’s late founder Natalie Gottlieb, an avid painter and writer.

“What is the criteria by which an artist in VIA derives their inspiration to make art for their viewers and collectors,” said VIA member Kathryn Carlyle. “Perhaps it occurs after our lucid dreams, or is simply derived from our own vivid imagination. Come into the world of VIA’s eyes and experience our visions.”

Image: Natalie Gottlieb, “The Dress,” 2015, monoprint

Brooklyn Book Festival poster 2019 - Raul Colon

Raúl Colón

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”
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Libby Volgyes - Marco Barbisotti

Libby Volgyes
Faces of Food

November 22 through January 18

“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

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Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

Carol Calicchio - Blue Haven
Blue Haven, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Carol Calicchio: Light Refractions

November 13 – December 18
Artist Reception: November 14, 5 – 7 p.m.

Natural light is a limitless spectrum of color. Everything it touches is illuminated in brilliance and brought to life. Carol Calicchio’s abstractions aim to interpret this powerful force of nature. Each painting is a unique story of a personal encounter that occurs in both the conscious and unconscious realm. Her artwork explores the complexity of light and its power to unite individuals, not only with their surroundings, but with their emotions and one another. Connecticut-born Calicchio earned a degree from the New York School of Interior Design and also studied painting and drawing at the School of Visual Arts. She now lives in Delray Beach and creates her vibrant works in a spacious and inspiring studio on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway.


Keren Schwindt - Iceland
Iceland, acrylic on canvas, 48″ X 60″

Keren Schwindt: Abstracta

October 10 – November 7

Keren Schwindt is an emerging, self-taught South Florida artist who was so inspired by the beauty of her surroundings that she had to paint. She has spent most of her professional career working in medicine, while simultaneously pursuing the arts. After spending some time touring abroad and studying the works of great artists at the Louvre and Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Prado Museum in Spain, and even in Iceland, Keren developed a contemporary style all her own. Her work marries a touch of whimsy to surrealism, impressionism, and cubism in abstraction. Raised in both Hispanic and Asian cultures, Keren often sees touches of those influences in her work as well. By applying abstraction, Keren creates intense personal moments created by rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer to new and heightened experiences of the everyday.

Robert Schoenfeld - Gold Rio De Colores #19
Robert Schoenfeld, “Gold Rio De Colores #19,” acrylic on canvas, 50” X 60”

Petrina Easton: Summer Abstraction

August 8 – September 12

The artists participating in this exhibition were challenged to create abstract compositions using elements of color, shape, line, space, value, and texture. Creating their work over the past few months, the artists have responded differently to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent “Black Lives Matter” protests. To that end, the work is diverse and connected to the current state of affairs.

This exhibition is presented by Petrina Easton and Easton Art Galleries, an online-only art gallery dedicated to building and connecting a local community through art.


*Exhibition dates and artist interview were rescheduled from August 1 due to potential storm impact.

Participating Artists

Edie F Minkoff
Elliott Block
Elaine St. George
Petrina Easton
Lee Krull Gullett
Howard Sherman
Dr. Daniel Man
Jeannie Walsh
Roxanne Lewis
Robert Schoenfeld
Dr. Elisa Adams
Barbara Tansky
Peggy Hinaekian
Dru Kuhlman
Evy Olsen Halvorsen
Marthann Masterson
Eduardo Marquez
Patti Resso
Nw Smith
Linda Glassberg

Philip Paritsky

Philip Paritsky: Kodachrome or iPhone?

June 20 – July 18

Philip Marc Paritsky has been photographing the east coast of America for over five decades. He started following his passion at the age of eleven when his Poppa gave him his first camera. He worked as a professional photographer in the advertising world of Madison Avenue and had a successful career in finance, but returned to his original passion and became a fine art photographer in recent years. While doing his own photography, Philip also opened a not-for-profit gallery to support other artists active in the field. SJ Gallery, in Dallas, PA provides a space that nurtures and grows artists at all levels and provides opportunities to exhibit their talents. Philip received his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. He has published two books featuring collections of his photographs. His work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibits since the 1970s. Philip is a resident of Lake Worth Beach, FL.


Glenda Green - Lava Lamp, 2019

Glenda Green

2019 Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists Grantee

February 29 through March 28

Glenda Green is an abstract artist working in acrylics and mixed media, primarily on wood panels. She is a child of the 1960s, and her work is influenced by the music, fashion and symbolism of that era. Her work has been included in several exhibitions and collections including Art Palm Beach, Paul Fisher Gallery, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Cornell Art Museum, as well as the Coral Springs Museum of Art permanent collection and the Miller Gallery in Cincinnati.

“The paintings in this exhibit are a representation of how my life has been reshaped over the past year,” says Green. “All were inspired by everyday shapes that are a reflection of how I interpret the world. I hope that the energy I put into these paintings will convey feelings of hope, discovery and rebirth.”

A portion of the sales from this exhibition will be donated to help with the devastation of the wildfires in Australia—a passionate cause for Green and her daughter Lily.

Image: “Lava Lamp,” 2019, mixed media, 36 x 36 inches

Inside the Private View #1 - Philip Ross Munro

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

Image: “Inside the Private View #1,” 2019, photography

Lynn Amsterdam - Around the Bend

Lynn Amsterdam

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.

Image: “Around the Bend,” 2017, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

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