On Friday the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will introduce an exhibition that is more than art. ART & DÉCOR, which runs from February 16 through May 12, celebrates the marriage of art and design. The exhibition brings together the work of eight interior designers paired with eight professional artists, all from Palm Beach County. Each duo will work together to create a customized vignette inspired by the artist’s work.

“Local designers will have an exciting challenge to create unique spaces at the Cultural Council with the inspiration of work by professional artists from Palm Beach County,” said Nichole M. Hickey, Curator and Manager of Artist Services at the Council. “Visitors to the exhibition will be transported to a world where design meets art as they experience eight unique room vignettes.”

Acclaimed interior designer Gil Walsh, who is a member of the Cultural Council’s board of directors, chose the designers who will be featured in this exhibition.

“This show is a wonderful way to display Palm Beach County’s wealth of talent in the art and design worlds. The collaborations will beautifully illustrate how these two disciplines are inextricably linked, and visitors will undoubtedly be inspired by the results,” said Walsh.

The teams of talented Palm Beach County designers and artists will include:
Stephen Mooney Interiors and Susan Romaine
Dalton Designs, Inc. and Carin Wagner
Allan Reyes Interior Design and Dana Donaty
Patrick Killian Inc. and Jacek Gancarz
Erin A. Cantu and Alexander Krivosheiw
Mona de Sayve Interiors and Karen H. Salup
JMA Interior Design and Skip Measelle
Jennifer Garrigues Inc and Luis Montoya & Leslie Ortiz

ART & DÉCOR is generously sponsored by The Gardens Mall, Woolem’s, Inc. General Contractors, palm beach MODERN + CONTEMPORARY, Perry J. Cohen Foundation, arcature fine art, luxe. Interiors + design, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and The Diva-Licious Cake House.

A Member Preview of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, February 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The reception, which will feature trunk show artists Sandra Falcon and Elaine Weber, and music by Phil Fest, is free to members of the Cultural Council and $20 for non-members. For more information and registration, visit palmbeachculture.com/artdecor or contact the Cultural Council at dcalabria@palmbeachculture.com or (561) 472–3341.

Concurrent with the exhibition, participating design professionals will deliver in-person lectures about their work. The lectures are free to members and $10.00 for non-members. Registration is required, as seating is limited. Lecture schedule:
April 5: Erin A. Cantu
April 12: Jackie Armour
April 19: Jennifer Garrigues

All will take place at 3 p.m. at the Cultural Council. Please register at (561) 472-3336.



Judith Czelusniak
(561) 471-1602

Image Courtesy of Gil Walsh Interiors. Photo Credit © Sargent Architectural Photography