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.
Something Out of Nothing
March 25 through May 21
Member’s Preview: Thursday, March 24 | View Event Photos
Artists are constantly challenged to create something new or innovative, a piece that is provocative or simply representational, a work that moves the viewer, explores ideas, expresses beliefs, confronts a movement. “Something Out of Nothing” illustrates the diversity of 15 artists in Palm Beach County who have embraced these very concepts. Each artist in this exhibition was challenged to create a work specifically for this show or to display work that has recently been created and not yet exhibited. This exhibition is a testament to the creative process and the tremendous talent that is found within Palm Beach County.
Call to Install
June 3 through July 30
Member’s Preview: Thursday, June 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | RSVP to attend
Visual artists in The Palm Beaches are not limited to just creating art that hangs on the wall. They also think outside the frame to create site-specific artwork & work that is designed for a specific space. This art making process has been prevalent in the art world since the mid-1970s. Proposals for site-specific installations have been received from professional artists in the area and vetted for the Council’s main gallery space. Artists on display: Birds are Nice, Katelyn Spinelli, Nicole Galluccio and the Viridis Collective. Themes touched on are environmental, nostalgic and conceptual.
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center
Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Alyssa di Edwardo
May 7 through June 4
Abstract expressionist painter Alyssa di Edwardo synthesizes landscape into highly gestural compositions of strength and vulnerability. Her masterful use of color and intuitive palette have earned comparison to Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning and Cecily Brown. Her work has been extensively exhibited and collected both domestically and abroad. di Edwardo currently works from her studio in West Palm Beach and is represented exclusively in London. This solo exhibition showcases di Edwardo as the first recipient of the Dina Baker Fund for Mature Artists, which helps stabilize and strengthen the careers of female artists of a certain age who reside and/or work in Palm Beach County. alyssadiedwardo.com
Jordan Matter: Dancers Among Us
April 9 through June 4
Miami City Ballet teamed up with internationally acclaimed artist and photographer Jordan Matter on his latest collection of original photography of Miami City Ballet dancers on the sands, streets and skylines of Miami. Matter was selected as one of 2014’s “Top Emerging Artists” by Art Business News and is a New York Times bestseller for his work “Dancers Among Us,” a collection of photographs of dancers in everyday situations around the world. Miami City Ballet’s proceeds from this collaboration benefit the organization’s Career Transition Fund, which assists dancers who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to the company and to provide them with financial support as they move to the next stage of their lives and careers.
Jeff Whyman: Resurrection of Innocence
through July 2016
Visitors to downtown Lake Worth can view Jeff Whyman’s installation of “Resurrection of Innocence” in the Cultural Council’s new Project Space behind the Council’s building.
A free reception and talk with the artist will be held on Wednesday, February 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
RSVP: (561) 472-3336
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.