Salons at the Armory


Art Salons

Art Salons at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach are a unique gathering place for artists from throughout the region.
On the first Tuesday of each month, from October to May, Art Salons at the Armory Art Center offer thoughtful presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in the museums and galleries in South Florida.
Presenters show their work, and talk about their influences, followed by stimulating discussions between the artist and the audience. Our lively discussions cover the gamut of contemporary conceptual art practices, including cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art.
Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and to network with other artists.

Elle Schorr, a well-known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits both locally and internationally, has been facilitating Art Salons, held at the Armory Art Center since 2012.

All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

All salons are $10 payable at the door and meet in the Armory Library. Come join in the lively discussions!

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Armory Art Center Library

$10 payable at the door


Fall Schedule for Art Salons: 

Tuesday, November 7th: “Personal Spaces – The Quotidian and Surreal" with Sarah Knouse 
Tuesday, December 12th:  "The Sum of the Parts" with Nazare Feliciano

Art Salons typically fall on the First Tuesday of each month - (Check Schedule For Any Changes)

For details, email

Art Salons begin Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and run through May 1, 2018.

Elle Schorr

Art Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

Video Archives of past salons are available at

art salon discussion

Slide show at art salon


Tuesday, October 3, 2017: "A Life in Art" with Jane Hart

Tuesday, May 2, 2017: Art Salon: Hand Colored Photographs with Silvia Lizaman

Tuesday, March 7, 2017: Allison Kotzig Mysteries of the Forest: Ouroboros, Spirits, and Feminine Power

Tuesday, January 3, 2017:  Juan Erman Gonzalez Hablando en ‘chino’

Tuesday, November 1, 2016:  Jo Ann Nava (Lake Worth) - Bad Children Blessed Beasts

Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Randy Burman (Miami) - The Alchemy of Juxtaposed Elements and Metaphysical Confrontation in Sculpture, Installation, Painting, and Print.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016: Sri Prabha - "Art as a Conduit to the Interconnected Cosmos: Synthesizing the Possibilities Across Ecology, Geology, and Science"

April 5, 2016: Bruce Helander - "Evolution of Collage"


Ceramics Salon:
Surface Treatment Discussion with Philip Epstein

Beginning Session 2: Class will meet every Tuesday
Tuesday, October 31st - December 19th, 2017 | 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Ceramics Studio

Suggested Donation: $20, Participants must confirm enrollment with the registrar prior to the class.


Photo Salons with Barry Schein


The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach is back on the second Tuesday of each month from November to May.
The salon is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.
Barry Schein, award winning professional photographer and instructor, will be facilitating the salon.
Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you.
Please bring no more than five digital or print photographs.
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Armory Art Center Library
$10 payable at the door

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018