Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space and loft-style home of Elayne and Marvin (obm) Mordes located in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Mordes’ have been collecting Contemporary Art for over 30 years and have a unique European approach to their collection. One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus. Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity. This is the only venue of this type in this area. We consider it an honor to establish a growing audience of Contemporary Art “Lovers”!!
The mission of Whitespace is to expand and introduce the viewer to current trends in contemporary art by creating international exhibitions by major mid-career contemporary artists using various mediums: including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and video. Whitespace is open from November through April of each year and has a growing audience that access the space through private tours, schools, fundraising events, and public viewing days. Whitespace is a private Museum space and does not receive any funding from the state or government. All costs associated with Whitespace are the responsibility of the owner Elayne Mordes.
The goal of Whitespace is to fund a granting program for the Arts and Art Education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation. To date, we have granted scholarships to graduating seniors from Dreyfoos School of the Arts, contributed to the Palm Beach Opera Young Artists programs, sponsored a photo project at a local middle school, and established Outside the Box – a curated and juried biennale for outdoor sculpture in South Florida – just to name a few!
Whitespace also has a premier shop - Col-lect! - that supports and recognizes the creative design talents of international artists, architects and design personalities.
A unique ongoing project featuring International Jewelry artists exhibiting unique pieces of body sculpture using repurposed, recycled and creative materials to sculpt body jewelry!
In addition, Whitespace is continuing its programs of participation in Aqua Art, Naples Fine Art Antique and Jewelry Fair, Art Palm Beach, Art Wynwood LA Art, Boca Raton Museum Col-lect, Chicago Pop-Up! and many other unique Art Fairs and Charitable Boutique events. Our calendar is available at: www.whitespacecollection.com
For more information on Whitespace Collection,
view these two articles
Katie Deits Palm Beach Arts Paper
Selected Published articles about Whitespace:
Art and Auction - January 2011
Examiner - 2010 - Contemporary Art Equals Whitespace- www.examiner.com
Palm Beach Daily News - Dec. 15, 2008 - Page One
Art and Culture Magazine - Winter 2008/2009 - Page 93
Palm Beach Arts Newspaper - Dec. 31., 2008 - www.pbartspaper.com - Label: Holocaust
The Art Newspaper - Jan. 14 - 18, 2009 - Palm Beach 3 Fair Edition
Palm Beach Illustrated. Feb. 2007 ”Affair of the Art” by Katherine Douglas Wolcott
Palm Beach Post. Feb. 2008. “Welcome to Whitespace” by Barbara Marshall
The Art Newspaper. Jan. 2006. “Private collectors step in to fill institutional void” By Jason Edward Kaufman
Art and Antiques March. 2002
Baltimore. Nov. 1996.
Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens
Galeries Magazine No. 62 - 1995 “Mordes: Changing our View of the Past”
BMW Art Guide by Independant Collectors