The summer exhibition will give patrons a chance to vote for their favorite


The Cultural Council will open its latest exhibition, “Biennial 2019” on Friday, May 31 at its historic headquarters in downtown Lake Worth Beach. The exhibition, which has occurred every other summer, will feature a diverse set of works by 33 professional Palm Beach County artists.

This year’s exhibition was juried by Melanie Johanson, curator of contemporary art at the Old School Square Cornell Art Museum in Delray Beach. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Second Place and Third Place at the member preview reception on May 30. Additionally, one artist will win the People’s Choice award—an opportunity for the public to vote for their favorite piece once a day from Friday, May 31 to Saturday, July 27 at the Council’s headquarters (601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth Beach). The winner will be announced the following week.

“We are ready to celebrate the start of summer with this engaging exhibition. We’ll ask the community to participate by voting for their favorites,” said Dave Lawrence, president & CEO. “The artists and artworks selected for this exhibition showcase the incredible talent we have here in Palm Beach County. Congratulations to the artists!”

“Biennial 2019” will feature the following Palm Beach County artists:

Tony Arruza
Molly Aubry
Bruce Bain
Suzanne Barton
Bob Birkenes
Michael Blair
Suzanne Blaustein
Anthony Burks Sr.
Lara Chapman
Fredi Cohen
Robert Cordisco
Yury Darashkevich
Adriano Ficarelli
Ann Friedlander
Yvonne Fok-Gundersen
Isabel Gouveia
Amanda Johnson
Irene Katz
Laurence Laiken
Eileen Lyons
Patricia Maguire
Michelle Marra
Jane McIntyre
Rick Newton
Michael Raiman
Terry Rybovich
Karen H. Salup
Kathleen R. O’Neill Schuler
Rochel Schiffrin
Mark Stafford
Cristina Szyszko
Karla Walter
Marilyn Walter


Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.

Exhibition Details
The Council will host a member preview on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (free for Council members; $20 for nonmembers). The event will feature live music by classical guitarist Arturo Romay, refreshments and more. Classical music performance is underwritten by the Eric Friedheim Foundation, Inc.

To RSVP, please email Debbie Calabria, membership and special events manager, at, online at or call (561) 472-3341.

Member preview sponsors include Eric Friedheim Foundation, Inc.; Christafaro’s; The Paradise Express; and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

If you go

Who: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
What: “Biennial 2019”
When: Friday, May 31 through Saturday, Aug. 10
Where: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460)
Cost: Free

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Hannah Deadman-Arnst
Phone: (561) 471-1602