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.
- Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
- Past Exhibitions
Selections From the Armory Art Center
August 26 through October 29
Member’s Preview and Annual Meeting: Thursday, August 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | See Event Photos
This exhibition features new or unseen work by 41 talented artists that are current faculty at the Armory Art Center.
After a group of inspired citizens saved the historic, art deco Armory building in West Palm Beach’s Flamingo Park neighborhood, the Cultural Council assisted in the founding of the Armory Art Center, which opened to the public in 1986. The Armory Art Center’s mission is to inspire the creation and experience of art.
The Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, youth art camps, outreach and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered each year including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture. In addition, several exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. armoryart.org
Image: Raymond Neubert, Fractured Nude, 2015, Felt-tip marker on foam board, 36 x 28 inches
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center
Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation
October 8 through November 5
Working with extremes, stark contrasts and atypical materials, Jane Ehrlich paints canvases that show movement as well as rigidity. A painting, for her, is all about the negotiation of complex elements. She creates a controlled flow suspended in time. Her white paint is derived from Gofun, a pigment of aged, pulverized oyster shells traditionally used in Japanese painting. It is then binded with glue to affix to the support medium. Ehrlich studied at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and The Brooklyn Museum School. She has exhibited nationally and spends her time in Hudson, NY and West Palm Beach, FL. janeehrlichart.com
Image: 2column/blueline, 2015, mixed media, 48 x 26 inches
October 8 through November 5
Boca Raton resident Bob Birkenes received his BFA in Advertising and Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His international award-winning advertising background is extensive — including the original Kellogg’s TV commercials (“L’Eggo My Eggo®”) — and includes creating TV, print and packaging communication for many Fortune 500 companies. Birkenes now focuses on his painting as well as serving as Delray Art League’s Chairman of Indoor Art Exhibits. His latest series, “Fantasies in Space,” showcases his abstract expressionistic style and his interpretation of the exquisite beauty that is found in outer space. fineartamerica.com/profiles/robert-birkenes.html
Image: Nova Concerto, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches
October 8 through November 12
Shades of Culture is a cultural tourism marketing program, movement and growing project conceived and managed by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, with funding from the Tourist Development Council and Palm Beach County.
The arts are an expression of the creative spirit, a priceless gift we share with one another. When you support the arts you become part of an extraordinary exchange—one that sets The Palm Beaches apart. Our iconic sunglasses are a symbol for the arts, our community and our unique perspective on it all. They are a cultural call to arms. To be involved. To promote the arts in The Palm Beaches. To experience culture here that’s unlike anywhere else. Join the Movement »
Jeff Whyman: Resurrection of Innocence
Visitors to downtown Lake Worth can view Jeff Whyman’s installation of “Resurrection of Innocence” in the Cultural Council’s new Project Space adjacent to the Council’s headquarters.
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.
15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers
December 2, 2016 through January 21, 2017
X x X
February 3 through March 18, 2017
Mark My Words
March 31 through May 27, 2017
Cultural Council Biennial
June 9 through August 5, 2017
Tina Kraft / Renee Plevy
November 12 through December 10, 2016
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
Paley Foundation Medical Illustrations by Pamela Ross
November 19, 2016 through January 21, 2017
Street Painting Festival Photographs
February 4 through March 4, 2017
March 11 through April 15, 2017