Council Gallery Exhibitions
The Cultural Council’s three galleries are a venue for Palm Beach County-based professional artists to show, share, and sell their work.
The largest gallery typically hosts three exhibitions per year (Fall through Spring). These exhibitions are curated by the Council, or by qualified collaborators, and include multiple artists across varied mediums representing the exhibition’s theme, or as conceived by the juror or curator. Artists are sourced from the Council’s online directory and/or through a public call for artists.
Exhibition: November 17, 2023 – January 13, 202
Sometimes we just want to be enchanted, engaged, and enthralled. In this exhibition, Florida’s flamingos will be represented in all their glory along with a wide array of quirky and beautiful visual creations. With specific installations that will evolve throughout the show’s run, visitors are encouraged to return again and again.
Kinetic Sculpture Performances with Dave Blair: Select Saturdays* during the run of Whimsy & Wonder, 1–4 p.m.
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*Excluding holiday weekends and Saturday, December 2.
This gallery is to provide Palm Beach County-based emerging, mid-career, or professional visual artists with an opportunity for a solo exhibition (typically a full series of their work or a sampling of work representative of their career evolution). Exhibitions are chosen annually through a non-paid, competitive selection process vetted by a committee of visual arts professionals.
Lauren Bertelson: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Exhibition: October 6 – December 2, 2023
Lauren Bertelson’s mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother have left literal and metaphorical scars in her family archive. Those photos document their struggles in wanting to be seen and appreciated for the intensive domestic labor they participated in while also displaying palpable trauma from rejection and dismissal of their accomplishments. Lauren’s work emerges from their desires to both create and destroy, combining self-portraiture with a variety of domestic crafts to create a feminist body of work that simultaneously recognizes her matrilineage and elevates domestic work to contemporary art. Her practice is about love and anger and the transfer of these sentiments through generations of women.
Kristin Miller: We Become the Place
Exhibition: December 8, 2023 – January 20, 2024
Artist Reception: December 7, 2023, 5 – 7 p.m. Click to RSVP.
We Become the Place is an exhibit that creates habitats through the layering of mixed-media materials in both works on paper and sculptural installations. Referencing South Florida’s unique landscape, these bodies of work create a sense of “wall-life,” which dance delicately between 2D and 3D spaces exploring concepts of identity and adaptation. Acting as nature’s gesture drawings, air plants and jellyfish are shapeshifters, while flora and fauna create a consistent narrative. Nature changes and morphs to its specific location, becoming the place. Through quiet observation we adapt as well – floating and drifting through new identities, creating a personal and natural symbiosis between our daily life and the physical environment.
Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation Gallery
A flexible space that can be used to feature an individual artist, creative collaboration, or a community or educational art project.
Veterans of Palm Beach County
Exhibition: November 3 – December 9, 2023
In celebration of Veterans Day, seven artists who are also veterans (or have family members who are veterans) will exhibit their work in a range of media and styles including printmaking, painting, and ceramics. These artists explore a variety of topics in their work and celebrate the diversity of those who serve in our armed forces.
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Exhibition: December 15, 2023 – January 27, 2024
Palm Beach County-based photographers explore iPhone photography in this exhibition, curated by Jack Davis, a renowned authority in digital imagery for over 35 years. Davis routinely teaches at conferences and leads workshops around the world and was one of the first inductees into the Photoshop Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to the industry. Davis has chosen a range of images that display the high-quality images and diverse effects photographers can achieve with the cameras we all hold in our hands.
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