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. They offer thoughtful presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in 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. These 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.

Come join in the lively discussions!


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 Media Room

$10 donation payable at the door

Season Schedule for Art Salons:  

Art Salons are on varying Tuesdays of each month.

For details, email



November 27, 2018 Dana Donaty “Profoundly Playful” to 'Order + Collapes' - A Time of Transition"

January 8, 2019 Sibel Kocabasi “We Look Like Each Other”
February 5, 2019 lou anne colodny  “Confessions of a Retired Museum Director: (or how I transformed into an artist)”
March 5, 2019 Jeanne Jaffe "Unraveling the Knot- reexamining myths, history, and narratives "


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


October 30, 2018 Aurora Molina “Cultural Portraits in Fiber and Thread”

as a textural approach" with Anja Marais        

Tuesday, January 9, 2018: "Self, Process, Context" with Terre Rybovich                            

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:  "The Sum of the Parts" with Nazare Feliciano 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017: “Personal Spaces – The Quotidian and Surreal" with Sarah Kn

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’




Ceramics Salon: Surface Treatment Discussion

Facilitated by: Odile Yeramian

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 3:00 PM

Session 1 Dates: September  4 – October  27 , 2018

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

The ceramic salon will review a variety of glazing techniques including underglaze, cone 6, cone 10, and soda fire. All levels are welcome. The Salon will be held in the Ceramics Studio.


Photo Salons with Barry Schein

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center 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.
Held the second Tuesday of every month, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Armory Art Center Media Room.
$10 payable at the door


2018 Photo Salon Dates

June 12, 2018

July 10, 2018

August 14, 2018

September 11, 2018

October 9, 2018

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

January 15, 2019

February 12, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019