“Art Acquisitions: Large and Small” will encourage emerging and seasoned collectors to appreciate art in a new way

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s latest exhibition, “Art Acquisitions: Large and Small” will provide an opportunity for local artists and collectors to connect, question, learn and define their appreciation for art—from abstraction to assemblage and including portraits, photos and sculpture. The Council’s new “Guide to Collecting Art in The Palm Beaches” will accompany the exhibition.

“Art Acquisitions: Large and Small” will open to the public on Friday, April 22 at the Cultural Council’s downtown Lake Worth Beach headquarters. It is curated by Jessica Ransom, the Council’s director of artist services, and features the following artists:

· Yvenel Benoit

· John Bowen

· Kathy Cotter

· Jen Fisher

· Jerry Ginsberg

· Nestor Guzman

· Kimberly Heise

· Ezra Hubbard

· Dena Lyons

· Eileen Lyons

· Lisa MacNamara

· Philip Paritsky

· Terry Pesso

· Renee Phillips

· Suzanne Redmond

· Dan Remmel

· David Rubinson

· Carol-Ann Salley

· Barry Seidman

· Serge Strosberg

“We look forward to kicking off ‘Art Acquisitions’—the final main exhibition of our 2021-2022 season—while encouraging residents and visitors to think differently about collecting,” said Dave Lawrence, the Cultural Council’s president & CEO. “Reflecting our mission to grow the arts in Palm Beach County, the goal of this exhibition is to provide an avenue for emerging and seasoned collectors to establish relationships with and collect pieces from local artists. It’s a fantastic (and enjoyable) way to support Palm Beach County’s cultural community and keep artists working.”

Exhibition Details

The Cultural Council will host a sneak peek of the show with a Member Preview on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at its downtown Lake Worth Beach headquarters. Wine and light bites will be served. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment by local musicians Chris & Alex.

The exhibition is generously sponsored by The Palm Beach Art Collection, Ellen Liman and Florida Weekly. Member preview sponsors include The French Wine Merchant, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and The Paradise Express.

If You Go

Who: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

What: “Art Acquisitions: Large and Small”

When: Friday, April 22 through Saturday, June 25, 2022 (Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.)

Where: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County (601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth Beach, Fla. 33460)

Cost: Free

Additional Events & Details: Eager to hear more from your local artist community? Enjoy free Art Talks featuring in-depth conversations with local experts and artists participating in the exhibition (registration recommended):

· Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. – How to Build an Art Collection, a panel discussion featuring Catherine McCulloch, Sebastian Clarke, Sheryl Wood and Melissa Delprete.

· Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. – Ezra Hubbard and Jason Mena

Collector Tours: Interested in starting or expanding your art collection—or even learning more about the process? Collectors at any level can learn more about the works on display in our gallery from participating artists, curators and other professionals in the field:

· Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.

· Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.

All artwork featured in the exhibition is for sale. Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County. To inquire about a piece, please email art@palmbeachculture.com.

For more information about “Art Acquisitions: Large and Small” and additional upcoming events, please visit palmbeachculture.com/exhibitions.