2,500 square feet of flexible gallery space showcases ongoing temporary exhibitions focused on art made in or unique to Palm Beach County. The exhibitions educate the public about art and artists, and provide exposure to artists in Palm Beach County so they can be more successful.

Further, with the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center and Sallie and Berton E. Korman Education and Training Center, the Council focuses on the creation of art – How does the artist create? What process does he/she use? What does it take to make art? This carries through to all media of art: visual, music, dance, theatre, etc.

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.

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Gallery Exhibitions

Current and Upcoming

Past Exhibitions:
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Main Gallery

Giannina Dwin, Untitled, 2015, Salt and sugar, 63 x 31 inches

Woman: Untitled

January 15 through March 12
Member’s Preview: Thursday, January 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | View Event Photos

The focus of this exhibition is to highlight women in various lights—socially, economically, politically, aesthetically and figuratively. Inspired by the desire to underscore the presence of women artists, the goal is to draw attention to the perspectives that women have on the world through art.

This show is featured in a multi-media platform that will spotlight 14 Palm Beach County artists. Painting, drawing, performance and photography are included in this exhibition. This exhibition also coincides with International Women’s Month that is celebrated every March. Curated by Raheleh Filsoofi, Sibel Kocabasi and Nichole M. Hickey.

Participating artists:
Linda Behar • Giannina Dwin • Nazare Feliciano • Misoo Filan • Soheila Ghodstinat • TD Gillispie • Naghmeh Goodarzi • Suzanne Khalil • Sarah Knouse • Dorotha Lemeh • Bonnie Seeman • Vicki Siegel • Deborah Walsh • Flora Zolin

Generously Sponsored by:

Suri Tapas Bar   Palm Beach Winter Open   Titos Handmade Vodka

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

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

Jo Ann Nava - Crow Funeral

Jo Ann Nava

January 23 through February 20

The relationship between humans and animals is both interwoven and reflective. We are finding more complexities and empathies in the interactions of animals. When a crow dies the birds in its flock gather with acknowledgement. Similarly, a rat will pass his favorite treat in favor of releasing a trapped companion. These displayed compassions compare and in some cases surpass the human heart. They do not benefit from self-gratification.

“Bad Children Blessed Beasts” is a collection of multimedia sculptures and paintings that depict the most innocent of human beings, our children, as mischievous and somewhat dark in their pleasure. In contrast, the collection presents birds and beasts in reverent harmony with their innate intent. Jo Ann Nava’s work can be seen in the permanent locations of Voyageurs National Park, Virginia Tech Outsider Art Gallery and in many private collections. joannnava.com

Ellen Liman - Tulips Orchids and roses

Ellen Liman

January 23 through February 20

Recent, colorful, large oil paintings using complex arrangements of flowers and objects will be shown at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County January 23 through February 20, 2016. Created in Liman’s West Palm Beach studio, the paintings are not merely traditional still lifes of beautiful flowers as she uses them as a “jumping off” point to explore their unique arrangements in space, their intense color relationships and various textures of paint. Liman’s “experiments” are influenced by the colors in a Bonnard, the shapes and structure in a Cezanne, the idiosyncratic perspectives in David Hockney and the fine brush strokes in the action painting of Franz Kline.

Liman studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia, The Art Students League, The National Academy of Design and with individual painters. She has exhibited nationally and her paintings are in many private and corporate collections. Liman is also owner of the Liman Gallery located at the historic Paramount Building in Palm Beach. ellenlimanartist.com

North Gallery

Sandra Thompson - Fountain

Sandra Thompson

December 19 through February 13

Known for her quintessential paintings of Palm Beach, Sandra Thompson has had a love affair with Palm Beach since moving to the island in 1961. Struck by the coalescence of European architecture, winding vias, lush foliage, fountains, statues and walled entries, Thompson painted more than 300 island scenes, which is referred to as the “Palm Beach Collection.” The prolific artist paints almost daily. Thompson said that if she lived to be 250 and painted every day she could not capture all the glorious landscape that is Palm Beach. She has also explored capturing political scenarios which will also be featured in this exhibition.

Project Space

Jeff Whyman - Resurrection of Innocence

Jeff Whyman: Resurrection of Innocence

through July 2016

Visitors to downtown Lake Worth can view Jeff Whyman’s installation of “Resurrection of Innocence” in the Cultural Council’s new Project Space behind the Council’s building.

A free reception and talk with the artist will be held on Wednesday, February 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
RSVP: (561) 472-3336

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Main Gallery

The Art of the Motorcycle

March 25 through May 21

Call to Install

June 3 through July 30


Palm Beach Winter Open   Titos Handmade Vodka

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

Raheleh Filsoofi | Sibel Kocabasi

February 27 through March 26

Linda Mason | Genie Fritchey

April 2 through April 30

Alyssa di Edwardo *Dina Baker Fund grantee

May 7 through June 4

North Gallery

Dodie Thayer

February 20 through April 2

Miami City Ballet by Jordan Matter

April 9 through June 4