The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is pleased to announce its latest exhibition, “Biennial 2021”, will open on Friday, March 26 at its headquarters in downtown Lake Worth Beach. It will run through Friday, May 28.
The juried exhibition, which occurs every other year, features a diverse set of works by professional Palm Beach County artists. This year’s “Biennial” was curated by Aldeide Delgado, a Cuban-born, Miami-based independent Latinx curator and founder & director of Women Photographers International Archive.
More than 150 visual artists submitted works for consideration. The following 30 artists will be featured in the exhibition:
|Diane Arrieta||Ates Isildak|
|Yvenel Benoit||Jeanne Jaffe|
|Amy Broderick||Symantha Jones|
|Sebastian Bruno-Harris||Mitson Joseph|
|Michael Dillow||Dorotha Lemeh|
|Dana Donaty||Todd Lim|
|Michelle Drummond||Cheryl Maeder|
|Giannina Dwin||Stacey Mandell|
|Jacek Gancarz||Katherine Prock|
|TD Gillispie||Carol Prusa|
|Isabel Gouveia||Elle Schorr|
|Josh Harlan||Maxine Schreiber|
|Sharon Hart||Jerry Schwimmer|
|Kristin Miller Hopkins||Izel Vargas|
|Ezra Hubbard||Brian Wood|
“The selected artists for this exhibition work in a wide range of media, often challenging the traditional boundaries of painting, video, photography and installation,” said Aldeide Delgado, guest curator. “They reflect on crucial topics of our time, subverting the patriarchal and colonial narratives of race and gender, and encourage conversations about the immediate environmental crisis and impacts of the pandemic on our society.”
Cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Second Place and Third Place during a private artist reception, which will be announced on the Council’s Facebook page on Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work when they visit the exhibition, and a “People’s Choice” award will be announced at the end of May.
“This past year has been immensely challenging for Palm Beach County’s cultural community. It is encouraging to see our cultural organizations rebounding and reopening,” said Dave Lawrence, the Council’s president & CEO. “Every two years, we celebrate some of the county’s finest visual artists. As art is a source of inspiration and encouragement, we take this opportunity to celebrate local professional artists and invite the community to help select our People’s Choice Award. Congratulations to all of the selected artists.”
The Cultural Council is open Tuesday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. and on the first Saturday of the month from 12-5 p.m. The public can participate in the People’s Choice Award by voting for their favorite piece (once a day) at the Council’s headquarters in Lake Worth Beach.
The Council will also host a sneak peek of the show at a special Member Open House on Thursday, March 25from 12-4 p.m.
“Biennial 2021” is generously sponsored by Palm Beach Media Group and Florida Weekly.
If You Go
Who: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
What: “Biennial 2021”
When: Friday, March 26 through Friday, May 28 (Tuesday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 12-5 p.m.)
Where: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County (601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth Beach, Fla. 33460)
Details: For the safety of guests and staff, facial coverings and social distancing are required at all times when visiting the Cultural Council building and Project Space.
All artwork featured in this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about “Biennial 2021” and additional events, please visit palmbeachculture.com/exhibitions.
Image: Brian Wood, Skateboard Girls Rule, 2019, Painting on PVC, 47 x 96 inches