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

“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 grew up in Lexington, Kentucky.  He studied art at Georgetown College and received his MFA from the University of Cincinnati.  He has exhibited his work throughout the United States as well as presenting in both France and New Zealand.   Russell resides in Leesburg Florida and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Beacon College, the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences.


“Segregation Story” Exhibition

Photograph by Gordon Parks
Courtesy of copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation

EXHIBIT:  May 12th – July 9th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:  May 12th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)
Dr. Scott French, May 18th at 6:30pm
Vivian Owens, June 13th 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. Scott 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. Scott 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 May 18 at 6:30.

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.



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)

October 2017

Plein Air Paint Out & Exhibit
November 2017

Central Florida Pastel Society
December 2017 


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