MDCA Camera Club Exhibit

 July 14th – July 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: July 14th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)

Jeff Phillips owner of All About Images
Malcolm Yawn of Malcolm Yawn Photography


  • Drop off dates: July 10, 11, 12, 2017
  • Works may be shipped or delivered in person
  • Unsold works must be picked up on July 29 and 30, 2017 between 12pm and 3pm.  The gallery will ship only if prepaid postage and packing is provided by artist.

Open to all skill levels

Recognition Awards
Ribbons will be awarded in 4 categories: Wildlife, Portrait, Street photography and High Resolution.  A Best of Show will also be selected. Recognition will be announced in the MDCA Newsletter and on social media. 

Mount Dora Center for the Arts Photography Club consists of member photographers from MDCA.  “The Mount Dora Center for the Arts is a non-profit collaborative leader, which plays an integral role in the community, by demonstrating the passion and commitment to the development of the arts through progressive and diverse educational programs, dynamic exhibits and an arts festival which is the foundation of artistic expression within the community.”

Entry Instructions:

  • Artists may enter up to 3 pieces
  • Works may be between 5” x 7” and 16” x 20”
  • Work must have been done in the last year
  • Work must be framed, mounted on foam board or matted and must be ready to hang
  • Submission fee of $10 each or 3 for $25 to be paid when the work is dropped off
  • Free Submissions for MDCA Members

Not a Member? Become a member for $30 and gain other perks! Learn more!

Label on the back with the following information:

  • Name and contact information
  • Title of piece
  • Category
  • Size
  • Price

Work sold during the exhibition will be subject to artist-gallery split of 65%-35% of the purchase price.

Print or Download Form


Photography Club Exhibit Submission

FILMMAKING – 1 Day Workshop

“The Art of Documentary” – 1 Day Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 am – 4:00 pm 

MDCA presents “The Art of Documentary,” a 1-day Filmmaking Workshop!

This is a Saturday, full day, workshop with Emmy Winning Filmmmaker, Bill Suchy and Lighting Director/Videographer Orlando Ojeda. This workshop will go over teaching the skills, craft and business of creating different styles of films and videos.

Are you a novice or seasoned photographer, videographer, writer, actor, teacher or student? This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning how to produce professional looking videos that tell a story. From different documentary genres, how to shoot interviews, storytelling, lighting, legal requirements, music options and more!

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Where: MDCA Art Gallery (138 E. 5th Ave. Mount Dora, FL 32757)
Time: From 9:30am – 4pm

Workshop Schedule:
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Registration, Meet & Greet
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: PowerPoint Presentation/Demo
12:00 pm – 12:55 pm: Break for Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Hands on Workshop

Regular Pricing: $125
Special Member Pricing $95*
for MDCA Members, Board Members, MDCA Photography Club, The Villages Photography Club, Teachers and Students (*show proof/credential at door registration)

Three Ways To Register/Pay:  We Accept Cash, Check, and ALL Major Credit Cards

  • Call MDCA at 352-383-0880 
  • In-Person at MDCA (138 E. 5th Ave. Mount Dora, FL 32757)
  • Pay Online:

Payment Options:

Instructor Bio:

Bill Suchy is a former Managing Producer for Disney Attractions Television and has written and/or produced over a dozen documentaries including the Emmy-winning PBS program Earl Cunningham: The Dragon of St. George Street; the Emmy-nominated Silver Wings, Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots; the WNET PBS NATURE Special Cats; the Academy Award nominated documentary, Building Bombs; and the acclaimed PBS documentaries, In Praise of Wild Florida, For the Love of Manatees, Writing in the Upward Years, A Citrus LegacyFuture Vision, and Nature’s Landlords. Suchy also created, wrote, produced and directed the Emmy-nominated syndicated Disney series, Secrets of the Animal Kingdom; created the Emmy-winning youth series Sports Zone; and co-wrote and co-produced the feature film, Deadly Species

“Segregation Story” Exhibition

Photograph by Gordon Parks
Courtesy of copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation

EXHIBIT:  May 12th – July 9th, 2017

EXHIBIT OPENING/RECEPTION:  Friday, May 12th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)

Dr. Scot French, May 18th at 6:30pm

Segregation Story, a collection of photographs by Gordon Parks, a noted African American photographer, musician, writer and film director will be exhibited.  Parks is known for his photos documenting segregation in the south. Parks’ work has been reserved through The Gordon Parks Foundation.

This project uses the photo-journalistic art of Parks, who died in 2006 as a springboard for discussion about history, ethics and the current social and political environment.

A lecture by Dr. Scot French, will focus on the forms that segregation took in “progressive” Southern towns of Central Florida, and the relevance of history to our current conversations on race.

Dr. Scot French is an Associate Professor of Digital & Public History at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. French will speak at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm.

Accompanying the Parks exhibit is a collection of photographs on loan from the W.T. Bland Library in Mount Dora. “School Days at Milner Rosenwald Academy”

Philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears Roebuck with the encouragement of his friend Booker T. Washington helped fund schools in black communities. By the early 1930s, there were 5,000 “Rosenwald schools” in the South. The Mount Dora school building still exists and was last used as a Head Start school.


Mount Dora Center for the Arts Board and Staff


Ozell Ward
Retired Business Owner

Vice President
Lynn Jones
Artist, Retired Flight Attendant

William R. Lowery
Retired Educator

Jessica Belmontes
Mortgage Closer


Gary Hopcraft
Retired Art Educator & Artist

Grimm DePanicis
Retired Business Owner

Katrina Thomas Stone
Attorney, Stone & Gerken

Amanda Kelley
Owner, Anchor Coatings and Design Center

Linda Jo Pfeiffer
Retired Art Educator and Art Therapist

Kimberly Watters
Art Educator and Sculptor

Sara Bruce
Art Educator 

Chaitrali Karve
Real Estate Broker 

Sherry Watts
Principal at Minneola Elementary School 

Brock Lesperance
Financial/IT Management Professional  

Ilka Varnes
Graphic Designer 


Nancy Zinkofsky
Executive Director

Kristina Rosenburg
Marketing Director

Beth Miller
Gallery Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

2017 Summer Camp

Cost for Camp:
$95 per week/half day
$160 per week/full day.

A one time only registration fee of $10 Includes Camp T-Shirt.

Ages: 5-12 years old

1/2 Day
: 8:30am-12:30pm, or
1:30pm – 5:30pm
All Day: 8:30am – 5:30pm
(Please pack a non-microwavable lunch if staying all day).

* If you did not get a confirmation, please call the Art Center to verify your registration.

To Register:

  • Call 352-383-0880 
  • Stop in at MDCA, or 
  • Mail the registration form (138 E. 5th Ave, Mt. Dora, FL 32757)

Payment must be received by first day of class (cash, check, credit card) or pay over the phone ahead of time (accept all major credit card & check cards).

** Need Teen Student Volunteers! **
Is your teen looking for volunteer hours? We could use the help! Fill-out the form and email to or stop by and drop if off.
(Need Volunteers for Week 4, June 26th – June 30th).

Weekly Themes:

  • (CLOSED/FULL) Week 1: June 5th thru June 9th “Winged Wonders” Let your imagination take flight this week. Birds of the world will be your inspiration.
  • Week 2: June 12th thru June 16th “Rock-in the Forest” Take a virtual hike in the woods and observe the colors of nature to create woodland wild life art.
  • Week 3: June 19th thru June 23rd “All Dried Up” Discover the mysteries and capture a snake or lizard in this arid desert landscape.
  • Week 4: June 26th thru June 30th “Down on the Farm” Who’s in the barn? Explore and create your favorite barnyard animals
  • Week 5: July 10th thru July 14th “Welcome to the Jungle” Monkey around with roaring lions and trumpeting elephants to create a masterpiece
    Central Florida Zoo will be visiting with zoo animals!
  • (CLOSED/FULL) Week 6: July 17th thru July 21th “Deep Deep Blue” Dive into a colorful world while creating life under the sea
  • Week 7: July 24th thru July 28th “Our Animal BFF’s” Your pets are the inspiration in painting and sculpting this week.
  • Week 8: July 31st thru August 4th “Mythical Beasts & Creatures” Unleash your imagination and create the creatures of your dreams

Helpful Clickable Links
2017 Summer Camp – BROCHURE
2017Summer Camp – Printable Enrollment Form
2017 Summer Camp Scholarship Form
2016 Summer Camp Overview

Thank you Sponsors!

2017 MDCA Rockwell Members
(helped sponsor 15 children with scholarships!)

Micky Alderman
Janice Barone
Carol Platt
Cathy Hoechst
Lynn Jones
Bill & Liz Lowery
Carolyn Maimone
Pam McRee
Jackii Molsick
Sonya Watson
Sherry Watts
Richard & Wilma Weidman
Barry & Cookie Wright
Ilka Zuijderland Varnes
Fransje Zuvvhero

(WFTV helped sponsor 10 children with scholarships!)

Call to Artists!

From the Producers of the Mount Dora Arts Festival, bring you the Mount Dora Jewelry & Accessories Show!

Do you Create Unique Handmade Jewelry and or Accessories? Showcase Your Beautiful Jewelry and Accessories in Mount Dora, Florida!

We’re looking for talented artists that create jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, etc!

Artist Set-up: - Friday, September 29th, 2017 (10am to 5pm) - VIP Preview Party from 6 pm to 9 pm (all artist booths must be open – only invited guests may attend) - Saturday & Sunday, doors open to patrons (10am to 5pm)

  • Application Fee: $15.00
  • Application Opens: March 1st, 2017
  • Deadline: June 15th, 2017
  • Exhibiting Space: 10′ x 10′
  • Show: Indoor (secured facility)

Show Location: Lake Receptions 4425 N. Hwy 19-A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

To Apply on Zapplication, click HERE.

For more information or questions, please contact Nancy at: 352-383-0880; Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Are you an organization or a supporter of the Arts? If so, read more about our levels of Sponsorship. Interested or need more information, please contact Kristina Rosenburg (Marketing Director) at: 352-383-0880;

Upcoming Exhibits

MDCA Camera Club Exhibit
EXHIBIT: July 14th – July 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: July 14th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash) 

EXHIBIT: August 11th – September 23rd, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: August 11th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)

The word inhibition doesn’t apply to artists on the autistic spectrum. The artists are extremely free in their use of materials, often finding unconventional ways to handle or apply them. The autistic artist often fixates on a particular shape or repetitive pattern that will be repeated in many of their works.

An exhibit at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts, featuring the work of several artists on the autistic spectrum, opens August 11. MDCA has partnered with VSA Florida to bring the exhibit “Spectrum” to Mount Dora. The mission of VSA Florida is to provide, support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities.

October 2017

Plein Air Paint Out & Exhibit
November 2017

Central Florida Pastel Society
December 2017

Wonderful Watercolors – Beginner

Time:  9:00am to 12:00pm

Session I           1/4/17 – 2/15/17       (six weeks)
Session II          2/22/17 – 3/29/17     (six weeks)

Come explore the fundamentals of Watercolor. You’ll splash, wash, glaze and spatter, as well as learn how to mix color to create colorful paintings. Instructor will also cover the fundamentals of design and drawing. A variety of subject matter is explored, from simple landscapes to still life.

No experience necessary!
Must have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and constant practice is encouraged.

Instructor: Jackii Molsick
$130 members, $160 non-members

Member/Non-member pricing

Creative Mystery – 1 Day Workshop (Sat.)

One Saturday
Session I: 1/7/17; Session II: 3/18/17; Session III: 4/6/17
Time:   10:00am – 4:00pm (Bring Lunch)

Mysteries are intriguing and everyone loves them. I will not reveal the project until all pieces are in place.  Each month we will create a project by exploring different techniques using familiar and unusual materials. Curious?? No clues given except…Guaranteed fun!

Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies two weeks prior to each project.

Instructor: Ronda Maseman
$100 members, $125 non-members

Payment Options:

Clay Class with Lois Crisp Stover

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Session I 1/4/17 – 2/15/17 (six (6) weeks)
Session II 2/2/17 – 3/29/17 (six (6) weeks)

Hand building for beginners to advanced – students will learn a wide variety of projects. Functional pieces, sculpture, mini totem poles and much more, let your imagination soar! Registration includes all materials.

Instructor:  Lois Crisp Stover
$195 members/non-members


Mixed Media Abstract Painting

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Session II:  3/1/17 – 3/29/17 (four weeks)

This four week session concentrates on combining different materials to form a cohesive, unified, painting. With acrylics as our dominant medium, we will also experiment with paper, pastels, inks, texture, and found objects. By exploring compositions and techniques, that will work well with mixed media.

Contact MDCA for a list of recommended supplies.
Instructor: Liz Wincup
$100 members, $125 non-members

Payment Options:

Kids Clay Class

(Ages 6 to 12)
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Session I      1/4/17 – 2/15/17 (six (6) weeks)
Session II     2/22/17 – 3/29/17 (six (6) weeks)

Imagination is the key in this hand-building clay class. Join instructor Lois Crisp Stover as she teaches how to be successful building bird houses, totems, rain-sticks, bird feeders, animals, and much more. Students will come away with a working knowledge of clay and art work they can be proud of. Registration includes all materials.

Instructor:  Lois Crisp Stover
$185  members & non-members


Advanced Drawing & Independent Projects

Time:    10:00am to 1:00pm
Session I     1/9/17 – 2/13/17     (six weeks)
Session II    2/20/17 – 3/27/17   (six weeks)
Session III   4/3/17 – 5/8/17     (six weeks)

Join us in an exploration and advancement of your drawing skills through your independent projects in graphite, charcoal, Conte, pastel, oil pastel or colored pencil.

Classes will begin with discussions and suggestions on prior projects and then exercises on a pre-designated elements of art and drawing.

Class participants will then have the option of using any medium of their choice to work on projects with assistance and input from instructor when needed.

Instructor: Lucina Roark
$120 members; $150 non-members


Payment Options:

Greeting Cards & Envelopes – 1 Night Workshop (Thur.)

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Session I: 1/19/17 and/or 2/16/17 (one class)
Session II: 3/9/17 and/or 4/6/17 (one class)
(may attend more than one class/session).

A fun and easy class! In just a couple hours, you will create
your own unique greeting cards with envelopes by using wallpaper sample books! Please bring a pencil, ruler, scissors, and glue.

Instructor will provide wallpaper samples and instructions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the instructor. (352) 365-1264.

Instructor: Sandra Wright
Fee: $35.00 (for both members/non-members)

Payment Options:

2nd Friday Art Splash!


We have recently re-branded the Mount Dora Art Stroll to ART SPLASH!
Now with artists and performers On the Streets!

Now the 2nd Friday of every month in Mount Dora means ART,  MUSIC, & MORE!

This exceptional free event meanders through downtown Mount Dora offering a festive evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres designed to showcase regional independent artists, throughout downtown Mount Dora!

The main locations feature art from independent artists and their guest artists.
Maps can be picked up at Mount Dora Center for the Arts or online. 

Join us in beautiful downtown Mount Dora for the next Art Splash for a Friday night full of art, music, wine and entertainment and of course ART!

Join us on Mount Dora 2nd Friday Art Stroll Facebook page

Official Art Stroll Map –  2nd Friday Schedule for 2016
Every 2nd Friday of the month from 6pm to 8pm! 

  • September 9th: Art Splash 6pm – 8pm
  • October 14th: Art Splash 6pm – 8pm
  • November 11th:Art Splash 6-8pm
  •  December 9th: Art Splash 6-8pm
    (December Holiday Arts and Crafts happens again!)

Community Artists & Downtown Businesses

If you are an artist or host business who is interested in participating, we’d love to have you!  Artists & Businesses Click HERE for more info. 

Questions? Feel free to send an email to or call MDCA
at 352.383.0880 and we’ll do our best to help you.

Thank you to all the Art Stroll sponsors who help make this event successful!

MDCA Logo       Art Stroll Logo      Art Stroll Logo          


Yoga Classes

Yoga Flow Class
8:30 am – 9:45 am
at Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery

$7.00 per class & for walk-in
$20.00 for a 4-class package
Yoga Instructor: Krista Leland

* Please pay Instructor, not MDCA
** Please bring your own yoga mat

Krista Leland is a certified instructor offering a yoga class for people of all levels of experience and fitness. She focuses on proper breathing, yoga postures and enhancing awareness, while enjoying a natural flow of synchronizing movement of body and breath.

These classes are calm and gentle, but also challenging. Keeping in mind specific, individual needs, and giving each student attention. Instructor aspires to provide a physically challenging practice, while cultivating balance between mind, body, and spirit.

Creative Pages

(7 years and up)
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Session I      1/4/17 – 2/15/17 (six weeks)
Session II   2/22/17 – 3/29/17 (six weeks)

What is Mixed Media? Find out by joining instructor Ronda Maseman as she uses different mediums to create pages of art that look complex but are easily produced. In this six week course, students will explore how to use basic elements of drawing and various mediums – pencils, pastels, collage, watercolor, acrylics, and collage – to develop various pages in an art journal. Students will experience art as a form of self expression and their creative skills will grow naturally.
Instructor: Ronda Maseman
$95 members, $125 non-members

Payment Options:

Music! Music! Music!

Classes available :
Monday – Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Ages 5 and up

Guitar , Bass , Mandolin, Banjo, Dulcimer, Beginner Piano, Beginner Drums.

Students will learn the basics of their chosen instrument. They will learn sight reading, music theory, scales, improvisation. They will also learn different styles of music. Rock/Metal, Blues, Country, Blue Grass, Folk, Jazz, Finger Style.

Instructor: John Hatcher
Lessons are $25.00 per 1/2 hr (30 mins)

Relief Printmaking

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Harper Printing Studio
1128 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora

Session I   1/5/17 – 2/9/17  (six weeks).

Discover the fun of making blocks prints by hand and with an etching press!
Carve on styrene and linoleum. Print a small matched edition and then get
playful and see how different the same print can be.

$20 material fee (pay instructor on first day)
Ink, linoleum, and paper are provided.
Loaner chisels are available for class or you can purchase a new set.

Instructor: Jennifer Harper
$125 member, $150 non-members

Payment Options:

Florida Favorites – Acrylic Painting

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Session I          1/5/17 – 1/19/17          (three weeks)
Session II         2/9/17 – 2/23/17           (three weeks)
(4th class to make up any unfinished paintings or make up a missed class)

Beginners welcome!

Enjoy painting what you love about being in Florida! You will enjoy painting palm trees, ocean waves, lake with reflections, a sunrise and a sunset. Emily will guide you through the process of creating Florida scenery in acrylics on canvas.

Instructor:  Emily Lewis
$110.00 members, $140 non-members

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