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.
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.
• Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
• Past Exhibitions
Cultural Council Biennial
June 9 through September 2
Opening Member Preview: Thursday, June 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Event Photos »
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce the biennial juried art show for professional artists 18 years and older living or working in Palm Beach County. This open call was juried by Jennifer Inacio, assistant curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Juried Art Services, a Palm Beach County-based organization that has juried some of the nation’s leading exhibitions coordinated the show’s juried process.
Prizes were awarded at the preview event to the following artists:
- Best of Show ($2,000): Natalya Laskis, Collector’s Room
- 2nd Place ($1,000): Rick Newton, Christopher Columbus Discovering the New World
- 3rd Place ($500): Linda Finch, Open Window
Visit the gallery and vote for your favorite to receive The People’s Choice award, which will be announced after voting by the public concludes August 19.
Image: Natalya Laskis, “Collector’s Room,” 2017, Acrylic, oil on canvas, 79 x 64 inches, $5,000
Made in Palm Beach Gardens
September 15 through November 18
Member’s Preview and Annual Meeting: Thursday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | RSVP Online »
The concept behind this biannual exhibition is a focus on cities in Palm Beach County. Before development, the land that became Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests, as well as swampland further west. In 1959, wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur announced plans to develop 4,000 acres and build homes for 55,000 people. He chose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial choice, Palm Beach City, was denied by the Florida Legislature, because its name was too similar to the nearby Palm Beach. A total of 14 artists will represent Palm Beach Gardens.
Image: John Cooksey, “Bowline,” 2016, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 33 inches, $8,000
John T. Cooksey
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center
Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Florida Artists Group
August 12 through September 23
The Florida Artists Group is a statewide organization of professional artists with the purpose of promoting the highest standards of creative art in the state of Florida. Since 1949, the Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and members’ exhibition each year in a different Florida city. Education and other cultural aims are advocated at these meetings through lectures, panel discussions, films and demonstrations.
This exhibition comprises nine Palm Beach County artists: Sami Davidson, Carol Grillo, Cecily Hangen, Joan Lustig, Lynn Morgan, Nadine Meyers Saitlin, Karen H. Salup, Carol Staub and Lorrie Williamson.
Image: Nadine Meyers Saitlin, “Pisces on the Table,” 2017, acrylic paint on paper, 22 x 30 inches
December 1 through February 3
February 16 through May 12
May 25 through August 18
Sami Makela / Dennis Bertram
September 30 through October 28
Nelson Babilonia / Tanya Witzel
November 4 through December 2
Dianne Bernstein / Judith Shah
December 9 through January 6
Barry Seidman / Cynthia Maronet
January 13 through February 10
February 17 through March 17
Stephen Alarid / Rita Shapiro
March 24 through April 21
Dina Baker Fund Grantee
April 28 through May 26