15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers - Tony Arruza

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.

Gallery Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Tony Arruza - by Robert Clark

15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers

by Tony Arruza

December 2, 2016 through January 21, 2017
Opening Member Preview: Thursday, December 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

An exhibition unlike any other, “15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers” is the brainchild of Tony Arruza who has traveled the world in search of professional surfboard hand-craftsmen to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Having no two boards the same, Arruza has inlaid photographs, taken and printed himself, that aesthetically lend themselves to the boards’ shape. This five-year in the making, world-wide collaboration has each finished board as a distinct, fine art creation.

Read more about this exhibition in the November 2016 issue of Portfolio Magazine.

Image: Tony Arruza, photo by Robert Clark

This exhibition has been generously sponsored by:

The Fanjul Family • Mr. & Mrs. G. F. Merck • Anonymous • SSI Petroleum • Sushi Jo • Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A. • House of Frames, Inc. • Lipari Ribek Group • McCranels Orthodontics, Inc. • Nomad Surf Shop • S‑One Holdings/LexJet • Terrance Riley Irrigation • Tina Fanjul and Associates Realty • Vissla • Diva‑Licious Cake House • Saltwater Brewery • Tito’s Vodka 

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center

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

Tina Kraft - Mangroves Overlooking the Waterway 2016

Tina Kraft

November 12 through December 10

Living in South Florida for the last three decades, Tina Kraft received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida Atlantic University in 1999. She went on to study under Graham Nickson, Dean of the New York Studio School and moved to New York City in 2010 to receive a Master of Fine Art degree from NYSS in 2012. Kraft looks to the history of painting as a catalyst, using the influence of the Masters to inform her present day work. Since returning home, Kraft has focused her attention on painting the lush landscapes of South Florida as well as trips to Italy, London and New York to work from a different terrain or visit great works of art. Kraft has shown in numerous exhibitions from New York to Florida to California. tinakraft.com

Image: Mangroves Overlooking the Waterway, 2016, Oil on linen, 18 x 22 inches

Renee Plevy - Excursion 1998

Renée Plevy

November 12 through December 10

Renée Plevy was part of the vibrant New York art scene in the 80s with a studio at 41 Union Square. During that time she was teaching and studying at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League. She has been in 65 gallery shows including an exhibition at Lincoln Center, had a solo museum show at the Patterson Museum in NJ, and was awarded “Artist of the Year” through the Bloomfield Art Group. In 2012 she founded the Portrait of the Woman Palm Beach Luncheon. She has painted and unveiled 23 oil portraits in that time honoring prominent Palm Beach County women community leaders while also benefiting Quantum House. Renée’s oil paintings capture the souls of the people and animals she paints. Her works are in international private and corporate collections. Renée does private commissions of both people and pets as well as teaches privately. reneeplevy.com

Image: Excursion, 1998, Oil on canvas, 24 x 48 inches

North Gallery

Paley Foundation

Art + Medicine

Paley Foundation Medical Illustrations by Pamela Boullier Ross

November 19, 2016 through January 21, 2017
Meet the Artist – Opening Afternoon Reception: November 19, 3-5 p.m.

This is an exhibition about how art and science can work together, each stemming from a common core of creative thought and vision. The exhibition shows a contemporary styling in digital airbrush technique applied to the art of medical illustration. It represents a six year collaboration between an artist and a surgeon.

The illustrations on show have been selected from a voluminous oeuvre of over 2,000 works, representing a medical knowledge bank never before illustrated. They are used for teaching other orthopedic surgeons through lectures, symposiums and academic publications, and will be combined for publication in a 3 Volume Book Set, authored by Dr. Dror Paley, due to be released in January 2018. thepaleyfoundation.org.


Future Exhibitions

Main Gallery

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February 3 through March 18, 2017

Mark My Words

March 31 through May 27, 2017

Cultural Council Biennial

June 9 through August 5, 2017

Solo Exhibitions

Fredi Cohen / Moneta

December 17, 2016 through January 14, 2017

Dora Frost / Ron Burkhardt

January 21 through February 18, 2017

Patricia Levey / Kris Davis

February 25 through March 25, 2017

Dorene Ginzler / Art Siegel

April 1 through April 29, 2017

Dina Baker Fund Grantee (TBD)

May 6 through June 3, 2017

North Gallery

Street Painting Festival Photographs

February 4 through March 4, 2017

Edel Rodriguez

March 11 through April 15, 2017