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


Lynn Holland - Seed Pods 2014 - PBWCS
Lynn Holland, Seed Pods [Detail], 2014, watercolor, 26×35 inches

Palm Beach Watercolor Society

May 30 through August 1
Opening Reception: May 30, 3-5 p.m.

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society was founded in 1982 and supports community watercolor education and appreciation. The Society sponsors watercolor exhibits each year and promotes public interest and knowledge of the arts. Demonstrations are offered to the public given by professional watercolor and mixed media artists October through May.

The exhibition was juried by Chris Lopez, an internationally published painter, graphic designer and photographer. During the last decade, his work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in Europe and the United States. Residing in Fort Lauderdale, Lopez now teaches at The Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Our upcoming season schedule is coming soon…