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

“Intimacy with the Subject” Curated Photography Exhibit

– August 12, 2016 to September 23, 2016
Free Admission

ARTISTS RECEPTION – August 12, 2016 from
6pm – 8pm during Art Stroll. Free Admission

GALLERY TALK – August 25th, 2016 from 6:30-8pm
(free for everyone, no registration required).

Evoke the feeling of intimacy and how you interpret intimacy. We are searching for images that go beyond the obvious to get at something deeper. Think beyond human subjects.
The new exhibit, challenged the photographers to really consider the space between the camera and the subject and how it makes you feel.

The narrative of the work submitted for consideration was to evoke a feeling of intimacy. “Intimate.” It’s one of those loaded words that can imply everything from meaningless sex, to a revealing, heartfelt conversation. It can sound warm and inviting, but it can also awaken unsettling fears of risk and vulnerability.

Our judge, George Wilson was immediately struck by each artist’s distinctly individual and intimate interpretation of the theme. He then considered the composition and finally the technical aspects of each photo. George Wilson has more than 30 years of experience as a professional photographer in both editorial and commercial fields of work. His work has appeared in many national and international publications. Now focusing on nature and wildlife photography, George exhibits his infrared black and white landscape work and teaches photography at numerous art centers, botanical gardens and at the Walt Disney World Resort in his home state of Florida.

The exhibit features the work of George Wilson along with seventeen other photographers:

Paula Almeida, Deltona, FL
Betty Atterberry, Webster, FL
Charles Carpino,  Mount Dora, FL
Christopher Casler,  Orlando, FL
Patty Corapi, Indialantic, FL.
Skip Everett, Altamonte Springs, FL
Patti Garcia, Fair Oaks, CA
David Habercom, Auburn MA
Suzi Harr, Eustis, FL
Michael Holden, Kissimmee, FL
Laura Howell, Clermont, FL
Robert Johnston, Casselberry, FL
Beck Metzbower, Baltimore, MD
Justin Nolan, Daytona Beach, FL
Anne Soulé, Altamonte Springs, FL
Barbara Stanczak, Winter Garden, FL
Jeff Swearingen, Windermere, FL

Thank You Exhibit Sponsor!

Join All About Images at the MDCA Gallery for an evening of classes/workshops!
No Registration Required.
Available free of charge for adults 18+

Thursday, August 18th (6-8pm)
“People & Lighting”
Guest Speaker Mark Vaughn, Commercial Advertising Photographer

Thursday, September 1st (6-8pm)
 ”Digital Discussion”
Jefferey Phillips, Owner of All About Images & Central Florida Photographer

Thursday, September 8th (6-8pm)
“Photo Walk” 
Bring your camera and meet Jefferey Phillips, at All About Images on a stroll through Mount Dora, to some of its best photo ops!

Thursday, September 15th (6-8pm)
“Work Shop with Local Pro” 

Thursday, September 22nd (6-8pm)
“Exhibit Wrap Party”
An evening to celebrate the exhibit with awards/prizes given.


“Intimacy with the Subject” Gallery Talk

with Justin NolanThursday,August 25th from 6:30pm-8pm
Free Admission. No Registration Required.

Justin Nolan MFA, a Lecturer of Photography at the University of Central Florida, worked for 10 years as a commercial photographer, artist, and educator on numerous commissioned assignments for national publications, fashion, and advertising clients. Nolan discussed the powerful role that staged spaces can have in influencing human desires. Idealized and explicit notions of nature, beauty, and even fear will be presented in his powerpoint presentation during the talk.


Bra-Vo Exhibition

“Making Art & Saving Lives”

EXHIBIT – October 1, 2016 to October 24, 2016

Making art, decorating a bra form for voting and auction.
Saving lives, by making free mammograms available to those who need them in Lake County.


An ‘Art Bra’ exhibition event that raises 100% of their funds to provided free or low cost diagnostic testing for breast cancer to those in need, in Lake County, FL.

Check back later for artist information. Enter Bra-Vo’s website here. 


MDCA Member’s Showcase Exhibition


EXHIBIT:  December 2nd – December 22, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION:  December 9th from 6-8pm

MDCA Members! It’s that time of year to showcase your artwork,
that you’ve created in the last 12 months, and put it on display!

All mediums (both two and three dimensional works will be accepted), as well as mixed media. Submit your best piece of artwork to be displayed during, Member’s Showcase Exhibition at MDCA Gallery!
Read the prospectus.

Open to ALL 2016 Member Artists! To check your membership status, please contact Nancy by emailing, or by calling 352-383-0880.


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