Local Artists will shine in juried exhibition at the Cultural Council Galleries in Lake Worth starting next Friday

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is expanding recognition of artists who live and work in The Palm Beaches with the Cultural Council Biennial 2017, opening on Friday, June 9 at the Cultural Council galleries in Lake Worth. The goal of this juried show, which runs through September 2, is to broaden the range of exposure to artists and their artworks.

The show is juried by Jennifer Inacio, Associate Curator at the Perez Art Museum Miami. 194 Palm Beach County artists submitted 627 original pieces for consideration. Inacio chose 49 artists and 45 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. Jurying was assisted by Juried Art Services, West Palm Beach.

Cultural Council Manager of Artist Services Nichole M. Hickey said, “With our bi-annual juried art exhibition, the Cultural Council expands the horizon for more artists to be involved with our organization. We are excited to host this and see artists’ names and works that we have not been exposed to before. The Cultural Council Biennial 2017 is a perfect opportunity to engage with the community and learn more about professional artists living or working in Palm Beach County.”

“This Biennial juried exhibition reflects the Council’s commitment to develop and nurture talented local artists and expose their work to collectors and the community,” said Cultural Council of Palm Beach County President and CEO Rena Blades.

The Cultural Council is inviting the community to participate in the process with a People’s Choice Award. Visitors to the Council’s gallery can submit secret ballots designating their favorite pieces in the exhibition. The People’s Choice voting will be open until August 19. Awards for Best in Show ($2,000), 2nd place ($1,000) and 3rd place ($500) will be announced and presented at the Members Preview for the Cultural Council Biennial 2017 on June 8 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm. Admission to the preview is free for Cultural Council members or $20 for non-members. To RSVP, call (561) 472-3341 or email dcalabria@palmbeachculture.com.

The Biennial is free and open to the public from June 9 through September 2 during gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Artists participating in the exhibition include:

Lee Andre
Gerri Aurre
Bruce Bain
Cynthia Bartosek
Jeff Blakely
Judith Blotnick
Wendy Boucher
John Bowen
Anthony Burks
Dana Donaty
Linda Finch
Alyona Firth
Isabel Gouveia
Glenda Green
Jay Harmon
Kimberly Heise
Joseph Horton
Martin Johnson
Dolores Kiriacon
Sarah Knouse
Lorenzo Laiken
Natalya Laskis
Dorotha Lemeh
Sandy Lerman
Todd Lim
Joan Lustig
Jane Mcintyre
Henriett Michel
Rick Newton
Louise Noakes
Missy Pierce
John Rachell
Sylvia Riquezes
Rochel Schiffrin
Art Siegel
George Steinman
Lorrie Turner
Oksana Urban
Tanya Witzel

Note to Editors:  Interviews and photo opportunities with the artists may be arranged in advance of the preview. Images are available at tinyurl.com/PalmBeachCountyBiennial2017.



Judith Czelusniak
(561) 471-1602