Lake Worth, August 13 — The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has been awarded fourteen Charlie Awards in eleven categories from the Florida Magazine Association (“FMA”), for art&culture magazine — a record showing for the Cultural Council.

The fourteen Charlie awards recognize art&culture for writing, online content and design.  Among its honors, the Cultural Council received Best Visitor Publication for The Annual Cultural Guide 2015, a special edition of art&culture published in February.  The Annual Cultural Guide 2015 is the source of information about the many cultural experiences Palm Beach County offers, as well as compelling content about the arts. Read the issue at http://tinyurl.com/palmbeachcultureguide.

The Council was awarded in the category of digital excellence for “Beauty in the Eyes of 2nd Grade Beholders,” an online video where viewers follow Palm Beach Day Academy students as they explore Whitehall, the Gilded Age mansion at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.

art&culture magazine is an important vehicle for providing exposure to the non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts of Palm Beach County.  art&culture promotes the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents in an engaging and educational way,” said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and executive editor of art&culture.

2015 FMA Charlie awards received by art&culture magazine:

  • Charlie (Gold) Award for Writing Excellence – Best Department for Portrait
  • Charlie (Gold) Awards for Writing Excellence – Best Feature Headlines, Association & Trade/Tech for “Spouting Off” (Winter 2015); “Lights, Camera, Closeup” (Spring 2014); “Monochrome” (Fall 2014)
  • Charlie (Gold) Awards for General Excellence – Best Table of Contents, Association & Trade/Tech for Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 issues
  • Silver Award for General Excellence – Best Visitor Publication for The Annual Cultural Guide 2015
  • Silver Award for Digital Excellence – Best Online Video for “Beauty in the Eyes of 2nd Grade Beholders”
  • Silver Award, Best Overall Design in the State of Florida, Association
  • Silver Award for Writing Excellence – Best Department for Most Wanted
  • Silver Award, Best Overall Writing in the State of Florida, Association
  • Bronze Award for Writing Excellence – Best Feature, Association for “A Stimulating Approach to Wildlife Conservation” (Fall 2014)
  • Bronze Award for Writing Excellence – Best Department for Art Works!
  • Bronze Award, Best Overall magazine in the State of Florida, Association

Published three times a year, art&culture is dedicated to covering the arts and cultural community of The Palm Beaches.  art&culture provides in-depth features, interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at the innovators and places that shape the rich cultural landscape of The Palm Beaches.  art&culture has won coveted Charlie Awards from the Florida Magazine Association every year since the magazine’s inception in 2006.

 About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Cultural Council is the official support agency for arts and culture for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the county’s cultural experiences through an integrated program of advertising, public relations and marketing activities to both visitors and residents. Each year, the Council administers more than $3.6 million in grants, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity building training, and advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies. Located in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building in downtown Lake Worth, the Council mounts a series of group and solo exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides other programming.

Connect with the Council at palmbeachculture.com, or (561) 471-2901.  The Cultural Council visitor center, gallery and gift shop are located at the Cultural Council headquarters in an iconic Art Moderne former movie theater, at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth, Florida.  Gallery, visitor center and gift shop hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Editors:  High resolution photos can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/art-culture-photos .  Press contact:  Judith Czelusniak, jczelusniak@palmbeachculture.com.

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