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

“Conceptual Journeys” Peter Filzmaier and Jack King

Exhibit:  August 14, 2015 to September 28, 2015
Artist Reception:  Friday, August 14, 2015    6 – 8 pm

 Artists approach their subject matter from many different angles.  They may visualize a finished piece in their minds eye or they may arrive at the finished piece in a more intuitive manner.  No matter how the final piece of artwork is arrived at it starts with a concept. The artists in this show take the viewer on separate journeys, through concepts that are realized in wood and in paint.  The perfect artistic outcome is achieved through the conceptual journey.

Peter Filzmaier draws his inspiration from people and nature. He takes that concept or feeling and creates paintings that are expressive in the use of color and presentation of the subject.  Peter’s artistic journey evolves through an acquired skill in technique that enables him to present his envisioned concept with an intuitive response that comes through in his work.

Jack King seeks to create an equilibrium between the medium, the process and the idea.  He accomplishes this by forming a generalized concept then allowing the medium and the creative process, to impact the development of the final image.  Jack compares his artistic journey with Cuban rafters seeking sanctuary in the US. Although their journey is a physical one that takes place over water and his journey consists of overcoming the obstacles that come with creating sculpture, in the end they all have created an entirely new reality.


Bra-Vo – Taking Action, Making Art, Saving Lives

October 2015

Bra-Vo is An ‘Art Bra’ event that raises funds to provided free or low cost diagnostic testing for breast cancer to those in need in Lake County, FL. Over the years, Bra-Vo has grown and now incorporates many facets, more than just decorated bras, more than just flamingo flocks that move around the town, more than just a gallery party.  Bra-Vo has heart, Bra-Vo is about community, and Bra-Vo is about access to mammograms for everyone in Lake who needs them.

Mount Dora Center for the Arts is proud to partner with the folks who continue to vision and put their hearts into this beautiful community event. For more information please go to their website.

We will post more details as we get them, but look forward to this wonderful event.


“Expressions in Pastel” Pastel Society of Central Florida

Exhibit November 2, 2015 to November 14, 2015
Artist Reception November 6, 2015 5 – 7pm

Pastel is a medium made popular by such artists as Degas and Monet of the Impressionist period. Expressions in Pastel, an exhibit by the Pastel Society of Central Florida, features original works of art in landscape, still life, portrait and abstract paintings. PSCF encourages artistic growth through workshops, guest artists and by sharing knowledge about the medium during monthly meetings on the second Saturday of the month.  More information can be found on their website.

Pastel Artists will be in the gallery during the opening reception, and during Second Friday Art Stroll on November 13, 2015 from 6 to 8pm.


“Mount Dora in the Fall” 2015 Plein-Air Paint Out and Exhibit

EXHIBIT – November 20 to December 23, 2015
PAINT OUT – Friday November 13 to Thursday November 19, 2015
ARTIST’S RECEPTION AND AWARDS -  November 20, 2015 from 6pm – 8pm

Artists of all skill levels are invited to paint the scenic Mount Dora waterfront, quaint downtown or rural scenes. Artists may join in the sunset Paint Out at Lakeside Inn and a day of painting at the Village Market.  The fee to participate in the Paint-Out is $30. Prizes are awarded.

Plein Air 2015

Debe Abbott – Near Mt. Dora

Featured Artists: Debe Abbott and Mary Nell Fruit

Plein Air 2015

Mary Nell Fruit – Donnelly Park Fountain



For more information regarding “Mount Dora in the Fall” please click here.


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