Paint Out: November 9, 2013 to November 14, 2013 all day, $25.00
Workshop: November 10, 11, 12. 9am to 5pm with instructor Bill Farnsworth $350.00
Opening Reception and Awards: November 15 6pm to 8pm
Exhibit runs to December 28
Featured Artists: Brenda Hofreiter and Cynthia Mason
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. Prizes are awarded.
Artists may hone their skills with instruction from renowned painter Bill Farnsworth.
January 10, 2014 Opening Reception 6pm to 8pm, runs to March 2, 2014
$25.00 per entry
Jurors: Kim Bernard and Susan Loden.
Open to all artists incorporating the medium of encaustic into their work. Two- and three- dimensional works will be accepted, as well as mixed media, provided that encaustic is one of the primary materials. There are no size restrictions for 2-D or 3-D work. Artists are invited and encouraged to consider the theme Big Bad Wax in the broadest sense, exploring size, bigness, boldness, badness and any interpretations that apply.
Proudly Sponsored by PNC Bank
Exhibit March 7, 2014 to April 25, 2014
Opening Reception March 14 6pm to 8pm
Karlene’s McConnell’s abstract acrylic landscapes set the scene for Mindy Colton’s unique equestrian sculptures. McConnell is a former art teacher and museum curator who creates abstractions of the landscape. Many layers of paint are applied to create atmosphere and a sense of place. Trees and horizon lines may surface or retreat in fields of color. These pieces are organic and rhythmic portrayals of the constancy of nature.
Colton’s horses are unique figurative abstractions with a decidedly expressionistic aesthetic. Using the horse as a vehicle for concepts, metaphors and more human emotions, she creates works to intrigue the viewer, invite a closer look and exhibit strength, determination and vulnerability.
Proudly Sponsored by Design Interiors International
May 2, 2014, Opening Reception 6pm to 8 pm, Exhibit runs to June 20, 2014
Joshua works primarily in wood to create abstract sculptural landscapes. Drawing from a variety of sources for inspiration, his work accentuates the parallels between macrocosmic and microscopic forms. By referencing these geological and biological structures, he is able to create a new visual topography that entices the viewer both visually and tactually. The sculptures are informed by his personal interest in both science and philosophy.
This installation takes you into a world of gigantic micro organisms which invoke a feeling of entering an uninhabited landscape. The use of positive and negative spaces present a portrait of constraint and abandon or signs of life in a desolate landscape.
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.
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 (Beth@MountDoraCenterfortheArts.org)
Mount Dora Center for the Arts
138 East Fifth Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757