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.

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.

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• Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions

Main Gallery

John Cooksey - Bowline

Made in Palm Beach Gardens

September 22 through November 18
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The concept behind this biannual exhibition is a focus on cities in Palm Beach County. Before development, the land that became Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests, as well as swampland further west. In 1959, wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur announced plans to develop 4,000 acres and build homes for 55,000 people. He chose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial choice, Palm Beach City, was denied by the Florida Legislature, because its name was too similar to the nearby Palm Beach. A total of 14 artists will represent Palm Beach Gardens.

Image: John Cooksey, “Bowline,” 2016, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 33 inches, $8,000

Featured Artists

Judy Flescher
Genie Fritchey
Laurie Hein
Lucy Keshavarz
Dolores Kiriacon
Anthony Kolens
Nancy Tart
Carin Wagner-Brown
David Charlowe
Mimie Langlois
Debbie Mostel
Marilyn Samwick
Shakeera Thomas
John T. Cooksey

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

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

Sami Makela - Miles Jam 2017

Sami Makela

September 30 through October 28

Born in Helsinki, Makela attended art school and made a name for himself as a graffiti mural artist. Later Makela moved to Paris in the early 90s to seek inspiration. That inspiration led him to America in 1994 to pursue his artistic dreams. As owner of Makela Art Studio in Lake Worth, he works in art restoration, murals and decorative painting throughout southeast Florida. He also creates his own unique work in various styles, from assemblage to surrealism to figurative painting. Makela has shown internationally and continues to promote and support the arts in Palm Beach County. makelaartstudio.com

Image: “Miles Jam,” 2017, Acrylic on wood, 36 x 48 inches

Dennis A. Bertram - Visitation No. 1, 2017

Dennis A. Bertram

September 30 through October 28

Bertram received his doctoral degrees in medicine and public health and maintained positions at Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York at Buffalo for most his life. Bertram did not start his formal art training until late in his academic career retiring from the SUNY at Buffalo in 2014. He paints in three distinct styles, all with geometric elements that imbue connection and relativity. His landscapes are washed over with gold leaf giving them a regal air. Bertram’s “Skyships” contain figurative components that have become defaced and nearly destroyed. Having exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Bertram shares his time between his studio in Buffalo and South Florida. dennisbertram.com

Image: “Visitation No. 1,” 2017, Oil and 23k gold leaf, 20 x 27 inches


Future Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Jason Newsted

December 1 through February 3


February 16 through May 12

Dreyfoos Faculty

May 25 through August 18

Solo Exhibitions

Nelson Babilonia / Tanya Witzel

November 4 through December 2

Dianne Bernstein / Judith Shah

December 9 through January 6

Barry Seidman / Cynthia Maronet

January 13 through February 10

Annette Rawlings

February 17 through March 17

Stephen Alarid / Rita Shapiro

March 24 through April 21

Dina Baker Fund Grantee

April 28 through May 26

North Gallery

To be announced…