At the Cultural Council’s home in downtown Lake Worth, 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. The gallery features long exhibitions and each month also showcases additional, one-person exhibitions.

The Cultural Council’s galleries are free and open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Main Gallery

Cheryl Maeder - Play

Cultural Council Biennial 2015

May 15 through August 29
View Photos from the Member’s Preview Party and Annual Meeting

The Cultural Council is pleased to showcase art by professional Palm Beach County artists working in a wide variety of media in our summer exhibition titled Cultural Council Biennial 2015. This open call was juried by Elizabeth Sobieski, a contributing writer to The Art Economist. Also a screenwriter and producer based in both New York and Los Angeles, Sobieski has written on arts-related subjects for such publications as New York Magazine, New York Post, Avenue Magazine and Cosmopolitan. The juried process was handled through Juried Art Services, a Palm Beach County-based organization that has juried some of the nation’s leading exhibitions.

Exhibiting Artists

Fulya Acikgoz | Margie Agoston | Susan M. Andreasen | Tony Arruza | Beju | Robert E. Birkenes | Nancy G. Brown | Karen H. Colbert | Beatrice I. Doone-Merena | Cheryl L. Fisher | Mark W. Forman | Teresa A. Frazee | John L. Frazee | Erin B. Fromkes | Jacek Gancarz | Durga Garcia | TD Gillispie | Meihui Goette | Doreen M. Grasso | Dolores Kiriacon | Tammy S. Knipp | Lorenzo Laiken | Estelle Lavin | Ginny Lloyd | Joan Lustig | Dena R. Lyons | Cheryl Maeder | Sami A. Makela | Henriett Michel | Melinda Moore | Debbie L. Mostel | Elsie Marley Musella | Pamela A. Myers | Frank (Charles) E. Navarrete | Ray P. Neubert | Rick L. Newton | Hanne Niederhausen | Susan Oakes | Sally Painter | Ralph Papa | John C. Rachell | Agata Ren | Sylvia Riquezes | Tracy Rosof-Petersen | Debbie L. Rubin | Benjamin Rusnak | Elle Schorr | Barry Seidman | Rita Shapiro | Shani Simpson | Roxene G. Sloate | George Steinman | Wayne Stephens | Leora K. Stewart | Dale S. Stryker | David Torrella | Matt Vought | Carin A. Wagner | Mark C. Walnock | Karla J. Walter

Vote for People’s Choice Award

You can vote for People’s Choice this summer by visiting our gallery. Just pick up a paper ballot from the front desk, and choose your favorite piece. Want a second vote? Take a picture of the piece and post it to Twitter or Instagram using #CCBiennial2015. Voting ends August 15.

Awards for Best in Show, second and third places were announced at the preview party on May 14:

  • Best in Show: Cheryl Maeder, Play, 2014, Film, 1:53 minutes
  • Second Place: Wayne Stephens, Untitled 2, 2013, oil and mixed media on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
  • Third Place: Nancy Brown, Balloon Over Bagan, 2014, Photograph, 38 x 48 inches


Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

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

Karen H Salup - Blues Bouquet


Karen H. Salup

April 25 through May 23
Opening Reception: April 25, 3-5 p.m.

As an abstract expressionist, Karen H. Salup concentrates on the action of painting as opposed to a recognizable concrete image. The brushstrokes act like vibrations of color to allow her paintings to come alive. Painting in her studio in Boynton Beach she concentrates on the canvas and works on paper “avoiding the pretty.” She invites the viewer to experience what seems to be her private interpretation into her landscapes of rhythm and imagery. Very active in the art world, she is on the board of Women in the Visual Arts and is involved with National Association of Women Artist, Florida and New York Chapters, Palm Beach Watercolor Society and is the Incoming President for Women in the Visual Arts. Salup has exhibited nationally and has won multiple awards for her work.

Vickie Siegel - Wired


Vickie Siegel

April 25 through May 23
Opening Reception: April 25, 3-5 p.m.

Vicki Siegel’s main theme in her work has been the use of multiple images. The works are a dialogue about the nature of connections: biological, psychological, emotional, physical and universal. Each work on canvas is a narrative that is informed by memories, both personal and collective. Siegel was born and raised in New York and Chicago. She worked as an art director and creative director in Chicago, Milan, Italy and South Florida. Siegel works in her Delray Beach studio creating mixed media works that are both emotional and introspective. She has exhibited extensively in South Florida and can be found in multiple private and corporate collections.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Our upcoming season schedule is coming soon…