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