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Two SOLO Shows by Community-Based Artists at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

This is your chance to see two SOLO Shows of community-based artists in the same location.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announces new exhibits by Barbara Bailey and Manon Sander beginning March 16th and running through April 13th.  The Rickie Report knows this is an opportunity to multi-task for your enjoyment!  Read more in this article about each of these well-deserving artists.



Cultural Council of Palm Beach

County Presents:

A New SOLO Exhibition by Barbara Bailey:

  A collection of original abstract paintings



A New SOLO Exhibition by Manon Sander:

 A collection of original oil paintings 

on display March 16 – April 13


 Artists’ Reception April 13th    3 – 5 pm  

For more details contact:    561-472-3336

In the Cultural Council’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery

 601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth , FL


Admission to the Cultural Council’s gallery and visitor area is free and open to the public

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce a new SOLO Exhibition of original abstract paintings by Barbara Bailey and a new SOLO Exhibition of original oil paintings by Manon Sander.  This exhibit opens March 16 and runs through April 13 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery of the Cultural Council’s Headquarters, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth.  

Barbara Bailey



City Scape by Barbara Bailey

City Scape by Barbara Bailey


After years of utilizing traditional painting styles – landscape, figurative, portrait, etc. – Bailey has turned to abstraction as her latest passion. She finds the rhythm of painting, the texture of the patterns and the music of the colors all reveling on the canvas in a harmonious balance that helps her to express, for example, what “`Spring’ feels like.”


“Though diverse in a unique demonstration of appearance, color and texture, Barbara’s paintings have this common ability to capture the viewer and to convey a feeling,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.


Bailey graduated Cum Laude from Mount St. Mary’s College in New York, and went on to study the medium of watercolor at the Jacaruso Studio in Rhinebeck, New York. After several years of operating a successful Bed and Breakfast business in the Hudson Valley, she retired and moved to Lake Worth, where she continued studying at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.  Bailey has professionally exhibited nationally since 1998 in galleries, museums, businesses, airports, private homes and public buildings in various spaces, including: Chocolate Factory Gallery, in Rhinebeck, New York; and, in Florida, Armory Art Center, in West Palm Beach; Beyond Décor Gallery of Art, in Palm Beach; PGA International Resort, in Palm Beach Gardens; Lighthouse Art Center and Museum, in Jupiter; and Rossetti’s Fine Art Gallery, in Pompano Beach.


Some of Bailey’s recent awards and achievements in Florida include: First Prize Blue Ribbon award for exhibit at the Lighthouse Art Center and Museum in Jupiter; Second Prize Red Ribbon for exhibit at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, in Palm Beach Gardens; Juried selection into The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art as a Signature Member; and, installation as a member of the National Association of American Pen Women. Current affiliations include her membership of: The National Association of Women’s Artists, Armory Art Center; Lighthouse Art Center and Museum, Women in the Visual Arts, Inc., and Artists of Palm Beach County.



Manon Sander


Afterglow by Manon Sander

Afterglow by Manon Sander

Manon Sander’s artistic career began as a child while living in Germany.  Later upon moving to America, she continued to explore her passion for the arts through various media, styles and subject matter to eventually find that oils were her best medium. Studying with renowned artists from California to Cape Cod, she took her newly acquired knowledge and focused on taking artistic liberties in her painting. On her artistic journey she has discovered her passion for painting what, according to Sander: “grabs her attention [and] turns her day into fantastic.”


Sander is currently represented by Ortiz-Smykla Gallery in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village and Virtual Global Art at The Jupiter Yacht Harbor in Jupiter. Additionally, Sander will be teaching a plein air painting class at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta. “Manon’s educational background has trained her in the use of color and application of paint that lends her ability to capture the light of Florida brilliantly,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.


Sander began her Fine Arts Education at Marin Art School, in Novato, California, where she studied oil painting in colorist impressionist style with Dorallen Davis and Jane Heaphy. She continued her study of Watercolor with Diana Bradley, and studied Oil Painting with Camille Przewodek and Kathleen Lack. Over the years, Sander has participated in many workshops, including most recently, Camille Przwodek in Petaluma, California in 2010, and Morgan Samuel Price, in Vero Beach, Florida in 2012.


Throughout her career, Sander has won various awards nationwide, such as Special Recognition Award for Ocean Facts, in the Seascapes art competition at the Light Space & Time online art gallery, in 2011; and the Second Place for Night InArt of Association juried art show, at the Lighthouse Art Center, in Tequesta, Florida.  Sander has exhibited her paintings nationally in galleries and spaces such as, Bolinas Museum, in California, and in Florida’s D’Art for Art and The Art of Association 2012 juried show at Lighthouse Art Center, in Tequesta, Small Spaces, Big Ideas, juried show at A Unique Gallery, in Jupiter, AquaMarine,  juried show at Rossetti Fine Art, in Pompano Beach, and Ortiz-Smykla Gallery, in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village.


Artists interested in learning more about the Cultural Council’s Solo Exhibitions are asked to contact Nichole M. Hickey, the Cultural Council’s Manager of Artist Services at 561.472.3336, or,


The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visit



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