The Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday -  Friday 10am – 5pm and by appointment

The Gallery at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts is wheelchair accessible.
MDCA is compliant with section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (c). No individual shall be denied the full and equal enjoyment of services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations of any public place on the basis of disability.

Exhibits Schedule

Shared Threads Exhibition

 January 13th – February 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:  January 13th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)

Artist Credit: Pat Kumicich

Exhibiting Artists:
Maya Schonenberger
Pat Kumicich
Liz Canali
Aurora Molina
Heather Hopcraft
Vikki Pignatelli

Steeped in historical tradition and using contemporary concepts, this exhibit sheds light on a very diverse form of art. In conjunction with the Share Threads Exhibition, is a Felted Vessles Workshop on January 21, 2017 by Artist and Instructor, Liz Canali.
Workshop info.  


“EXUVIAE” Exhibition

EXHIBIT:  March 10th – April 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:  March 10th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)
GALLERY TALK: April 20th from 6-8pm

R. Bellamy, “Zoea”

This new exhibition “Exuviae” begins on March 10th at Mount Dora Center for the Arts with artist, Russell Bellamy. Exuviae is a body of work that deals with the inherent vulnerability of life during times of change.  In order for many life forms to become stronger, self sufficient and powerful,  they must first shed their skin or exoskeleton. Bellamy states, “My work over the past two years has documented my personal observations and concerns about our society, as well as observations of communal behavior. The pieces deals with contradictions of form and material. Often taking on organic forms of plants and animals, created with synthetic materials such as rubbers and plastics.”

Russell Bellamy is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. He attended Georgetown College where he began to study Fine Arts. He received his MFA with a focus on sculpture from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Since graduation, his work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Presently, Russell also teaches sculpture at Valdosta State University and lives in Monticello, FL


Upcoming Exhibits

Racial Conversations
EXHIBIT: May 12th – July 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: May 12th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)


Exhibit Sponsorship

Sponsorship of a Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery Exhibit is an important way for an individual or business to support the arts and contribute to our community. At the same time, sponsors can receive great exposure and marketing value for a small donation.For details on sponsoring an exhibit, contact Beth Miller.

Space Rental

The Mount Dora Center For The Arts is pleased to make its facility available for the Community’s use. We have our galleries, classrooms, and community garden for rent.  Download our rental agreement.

Apply to Exhibit

The Mount Dora Center for the Arts invites artists of any media to apply for review for the Gallery Exhibit Series.  For emerging artists, the Mount Dora Center for the arts provides exhibit opportunities, as well as support services including opportunities to show and sell your work, promotion assistance, and research. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Please send via email or mail:

  • Artist Statement
  • Resume or biographical statement
  • Description of body of work to be presented for consideration (medium, process, intent, etc.)
  • Contact Information – name, address, phone, email and website
  • 4-8 jpg images of your work (or hard copy images if mailing)

Please send submissions to:
Beth Miller (
Mount Dora Center for the Arts
138 East Fifth Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757