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Artist Innovation Fellowship Showcase

In 2020, the Cultural Council created the Artist Innovation Fellowship Program to honor and celebrate the artistic process and support the careers and artistic endeavors of Palm Beach County professional artists across all artistic disciplines.

The Artist Innovation Fellowship is unique among professional development opportunities as it focuses on personal creative growth and the belief that an entire community will benefit through investments in creative individuals. The program is designed to address the pursuit of innovation in either existing avenues of creative expression or through the pursuit of new ideas and projects without the constraints of budgets or specific project outcomes. Fellowship funds can be used for supplies, research, instruction, apprenticeships, travel, or other experiences to help recipients explore and expand their creative process.


Anthony Burks Sr., visual artist (West Palm Beach)

Isabel Gouveia, visual artist (Lake Worth Beach)

Amy Gross, visual artist (Delray Beach)

Joshua Lubben, musician (West Palm Beach)

Donna Murray, choreographer/dancer (Jupiter)

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


biennial 2021 - Yvenel Benoit - Taco Tuesday
Yvenel Benoit, Taco Tuesday

Biennial 2021

Every two years, professional Palm Beach County artists working in a wide variety of media share their work in the Cultural Council’s biennial exhibition. This year’s show is juried by Aldeide Delgado, founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, Second Place, and Third Place, as well as a People’s Choice award.

“The selected artists for the 2021 Biennial work in a wide range of media, often challenging the traditional boundaries of painting, video, photography, and installation. They reflect on crucial topics of our time, subverting the patriarchal and colonial narratives of race and gender, and encourage conversations about the immediate environmental crisis and impacts of the pandemic on our society.”
– Aldeide Delgado


Diane Arrieta
Yvenel Benoit
Amy Broderick
Sebastian Bruno-Harris
Michael Dillow
Dana Donaty
Michelle Drummond
Giannina Dwin
Jacek Gancarz
TD Gillispie

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

Generously sponsored by:

Tracy Guiteau - Hindsight
Tracy Guiteau, Hindsight, 2020, Mixed media, 60 x 36 inches

Karibu: a celebration of black artists in Palm Beach County
January 18 – March 13
Member Preview Open House: January 16

Karibu (pronounced kah-ree-boo) means “welcome, come in” in Swahili. This celebratory concept of Black culture, not unlike the Southern tradition of Sunday dinner after church, invites everyone to embrace the journey of life and learn through the eyes and creativity of local Black artists.

This Harlem Renaissance-style exhibition is intended to build cultural bridges (not walls) between different communities.

Curated by ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.


Turgo Bastien
Caron Bowman
Anthony Burks, Sr.
Jamaal Clark
Dariel Donovan
Michelle Drummond
Eminent By Buera
Lee Glaze
Tracy Guiteau
Shica Hardy
Shawn Henderson
Andrew Hollimon
Lawrence Jean-Louis

Scott Jeffries
Kianga Jinaki
Lupe Lawrence
Ron Lawrence
Cynthia Simmons
Shani Simpson
Jahnoi Smith
Treal Toonz
Raquel Williams
Brian Wood
Gillian Kennedy Wright

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

Generously sponsored by:

Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery

Claire Salmon - Midnight Imaginings
Claire Salmon, Midnight Imaginings, 2019, digital art, 16 x 16 inches
Palm Beach County Illustrators - with BAM Festival

April 2 – May 21, 2021
Book Signing: Saturday, April 3 from 12 to 2 p.m.

An illustrator is an artist who enhances writing and concepts with a visual representation of that content, text, or idea. The illustrators in this exhibition elucidate such topics as motherhood, nature, culture and ethnicity, and the joy of childhood exploration.

Featuring: Caren Hackman, Jill Lavetsky, Tesla Mir, Claire Salmon, Maxine Schreiber

Life in Palm Beach County - Samuel Spear - Pool Dancers
Life in Palm Beach County - Palm Beach Photographic Centre

February 26 – March 26, 2021

The photographers in this exhibit were asked to submit works that epitomize some aspect of life in Palm Beach County. All of the participants are residents and were chosen by fashion, beauty, and lifestyle photographer Robert Farber. The images capture the people, energy, and lifestyle of sunny South Florida, from its beaches to its streets.

Image: Samuel Spear, Pool Dancers (detail), 2019


Ates Isildak - Natalie F

Ates Isildak

2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellow

January 22 – February 20, 2021

Ates Isildak lives and works in Palm Beach County. His parents are both from Turkey. Ates received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Central Florida, and is an alumnus of Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Using short films, music videos, and photography, Ates aims to create a safe space and medium in which marginalized communities can exuberantly express themselves. View Profile

Image: Natalie F., 2020, Print (Edition 1 of 3), 24 x 36 inches


Solo Gallery

Helen Levin - Arch Homage 10
Arch-Homage 10, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

Helen Levin: Gestural Abstraction

April 23 – May 22

All the paintings in this retrospective are works of Helen Levin’s mature style developed in the new millennium. The art reflects her passion for rigorous involvement with the discipline of abstraction, honed in an intense struggle. Levin can be described as a “formalist,” and through improvisation, she learns and keeps learning about the mystery of the innate spirit of herself. View Artist Profile »

Ann Friedlander - Fire

Ann Friedlander: The Language of Shapes

March 26 – April 16

This exhibition explores meaning without verbal narrative. Shadows, perspective, and atmosphere have been eliminated. The intent is to keep distant from the border where abstraction touches realism and play the game of color. View Profile

Image: Fire, 2020, oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches

Sandra Thompson - El Mirasol entry (detail)

Sandra Thompson: In Black and White

February 12 – March 19

Capturing the arched entries, ornate façades, lush vias, and tree-lined streets of Palm Beach on her colorful canvases has been a vow fulfilled by Sandra Thompson over many decades. Distilled to their essence, her meticulous pen and ink drawings of these same locales show a mastery of draftsmanship and an ability to capture in minute detail all that she observes. Thompson studied art and architecture at the Cooper Union in New York and, after moving to Fort Lauderdale in the early 1960s, became the first ever editorial artist at the Sun Sentinel.

Image: El Mirasol entry (detail), 1999, pen and ink

Stephania Conrad - Lil Lucy

Stephania Conrad: A Restrospective

January 8 – February 6

“I pour all that I know and feel into the marks on the page, the canvas, or into the shapes of the clay,” says Stephania Conrad.

“Striving for unity and classical beauty, I work toward harmony by integrating the physical and emotional aspects of a figure or a landscape. When inspired, I lose a sense of myself—and create the vision you see that is ultimately my product.”

Image: Lil’ Lucy, 2020, watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches