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.
She. Her. Hers.
January 26 – April 6
While women artists are beginning to achieve recognition for their work, they remain under-represented in galleries and museums. This exhibition focuses exclusively on the work of women artists and their responses to perceived requirements of domesticity, the many waves of feminism, and their own lived experiences.
Guest Curator: Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Co-Founder of Women Art Dealers Digital Archives
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.
Sonya Sanchez Arias: Then and Now (something old something new)
Exhibition: January 26 – March 9, 2024
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 27, 3-5 p.m. Click to RSVP.
This exhibit tells the story of Sonya Sanchez Arias’s journey and point of view as a 6th generation Trinidadian moving from one multi-racial and culturally diverse island to a new and equally diverse experience in South Florida. It incorporates the wisdom and experience of all ancestors, both hers and others, through things they left behind. Each piece in this body of work will incorporate something old and vintage from then with something newly created with digital art and present-day technology to celebrate the now. These mixed media assemblages made from found and recycled objects, old historical and vintage photographs, and modern digitally collaged portraits simultaneously contrast and merge together.
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.
2023 South Florida Cultural Consortium Recipient
Exhibition: February 16 – April 6, 2024
Nicole Doran brazenly mixes mass-produced objects and arduously hand-crafted mementos to create brightly colored abstract assemblages that ultimately spawn a visceral tableau of cascading chaos. These multi-textural surfaces are painted, stained, flocked, and dyed to evoke the unpredictable and catastrophic. Informed through her research, Doran investigates spiritual practices and systems of belief, including Celtic ceremonies, English witchcraft, Tarot, Astrology, Human Design, and modern era science fiction fantasy. Her interest in occult practices leads the artist to often describe her works as altars or relics of her personal divinations, allowing her to develop her own queer feminist witchcraft.
The South Florida Cultural Consortium is a partnership between the local arts agencies of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties. The Consortium’s Fellowship program is intended to nurture the artistic development of eligible visual and media artists who reside in one of these counties. Fellowships are not project-based; recipients may use the Fellowships according to their individual needs.
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