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.

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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 Miami, Art Palm Beach, Art Wynwood Miami, Boca Raton Museum Col-lect, and many other unique Art Fairs and Charitable Boutique events. Our calendar is available above at: www.whitespacecollection.com

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For more information on Whitespace Collection,

view these two articles 

Katie Deits Palm Beach Arts Paper

Mordes Its Mine



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 Independent Collectors


Partial proceeds benefitting the arts and art education

through Community Foundation

BMW art guide
insight through education - mirasol
palm beach zoo

palm beach opera
dreyfoos school of the arts
palm beach synagogue
chamber music society of palm beach
morikami museum and japanese gardens
boca raton museum of art
papcorps cancer research of boca west
morselife senior citizen center
cystic fibrosis foundation of ft lauderdale
mandel JCC of the palm beaches


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