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

“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. Saturday, the Scottish Highland Festival in Gilbert Park provides the opportunity for special subject matter. Other special events being offered are a viewing of Lynn Gertenback’s DVD “The One Hour Plein Air Landscape” and a Quick Draw event at Sydonie Mansion.  The fee to participate in the Paint-Out is $30. Prizes are awarded.

Featured Artists: Debe Abbott and Mary Nell Fruit

Plein Air 2015

Debe Abbott – Near Mt. Dora

Friday, November 13
9:00-5:00 Artist check in MDCA Gallery - Paint Mount Dora
6:00-7:00 “The One Hour Plein Air Landscape”, Lynn Gertenback  -   Watch DVD upstairs  at the Art Center
6:00-8:00  Art Stroll

Saturday November 14
9:00-12:00   Artist check in MDCA Gallery
9:00 – 5:00   Paint Mount Dora
Scottish Highland Festival at Gilbert Park

Sunday, November 15
9:00 – 12:00  Artist check in MDCA Gallery
9:00 – 5:00    Paint Mount Dora

Monday, November 16
9:00 – 4:30 Artist check in MDCA Gallery
9:00 – 5:00 Paint Mount Dora

Plein Air 2015

Mary Nell Fruit – Donnelly Park Fountain

Tuesday, November 17
9:00 – 4:30 Artist check in MDCA Gallery 9:00 – 5:00 Paint Mount Dora

Wednesday, November 18
9:00 – 4:30 Artist check in MDCA Gallery
9:00 – 5:00 Paint Mount Dora
10:00—12:00 Quick Draw at Sydonie Mansion  $10 to participate

Thursday, November 19
9:00 -  Paint Mount Dora
3:00 – Deadline to turn in paintings

Friday, November 20
6pm – 8pm   Artists Reception and awards at MDCA Gallery
Read about this years featured artists.

Special Events
Lynn Gertenback DVD “The One Hour Plein Air Landscape”
Quick Draw at Sydonie Mansion. For Directions & Info.

Contact Beth to Register and for more information.


“Lost Footprint” – National Juried Exhibition

Exhibit May 13, 2016 to June 16, 2016
Artists Reception May 13, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm

Lost Footprint

It is through art that we document and communicate information about our lives. Things we used to consider social mainstays are now becoming obsolete. The “Lost Footprint” exhibit is intended to push participants to think about the objects and lifestyles we have left behind or are losing.

 ”Lost Footprint” Prospectus


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

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