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


Exhibit October 3rd – 26th, 2014
Reception and Gala October 10, 2014  5pm – 9pm

Bra-Vo is an art inspired “art bra”  fundraising event of Artisans on fifth, a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation. It raises money to provide or no cost diagnostic testing for men & women in need in Lake County, FL.  Mount Dora Center for the Arts will turn the gallery over to the artists of Artisans on Fifth for the 4thyear.Bravo

Artists and crafters throughout Central Florida are encouraged to submit decorated bra entries. The public is invited to visit the gallery and support the event by buying one or more votes for their favorite bra. Each vote is $1, and funds go to support the cause. You may also vote online.

The culmination of “Bra-Vo” is the auction of the bras. The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

100% of net proceeds are used to fund free or low cost diagnostic testing for breast cancer to those in need in Lake County, FL.

Bra-Vo Facebook Link


Plein-Air Paint Out and Exhibit


EXHIBIT November 7, 2014 – December 8, 2014
PAINT OUT -  Friday November 7, 2014 to Thursday November 13, 2014
ARTIST’S RECEPTION -  November 14, 2014 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. Prizes are awarded.

Helen Avalon and Catherine Hempel

We are excited to have these two wonderful plein-air artists join us for this event.  Each one will be painting in the Paint Out and exhibiting in our gallery. Both women have been 1st place winners in previous paint outs.

Helen Avalon – Hay Bales

Catherine Hempel – Evans Park Marina









Please click here for more detailed information about the Paint Out


“Member’s Showcase”


Exhibit December 12, 2014 to December 23, 2014
Opening Reception December 12, 2014 from 6pm – 8pm

Open to all Member Artists of the Mount Dora Center for the Arts.
Click here for the Prospectus.


“Shape and Shadow”

National Juried Still Life Exhibition

 Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. 5th Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757


Shape and Shadow National Juried Still Life Show

Stacy Barter
, has had her work exhibited in many prestigious shows including Oil Painters of America National and Eastern Regional exhibitions. She has won recognition at numerous festivals and competitions such as Salon International and National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.
In college Stacy studied art history and took drawing and watercolor classes. She attended Parsons School of Design in NYC and was graduated from the University of Central Florida.  Since then oil painting has become her consuming passion.  Stacy is a senior faculty member at Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. She also teaches workshops to pass on her passion for painting.

Important Dates
Exhibit Dates:  May 8 to June 18, 2015
Opening Reception:  May 8, 2015 6-8pm


  • Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2015
  • Artist notification via email:  March 31, 2015
  • Deadline for receiving accepted work:  May 4, 2015
  • Works may be shipped or delivered in person.
  • All accepted works must be ready to hang or be displayed.
  • Unsold works must be picked up by June 19, 2015 between 9am to 5pm.  The gallery will ship only if prepaid postage and packing is provided by artist.

Open to all artists in all mediums.  Two and three dimensional works will be accepted, as well as mixed media. There are no size restrictions for 2-D or 3-D work.  Artists are invited and encouraged to depict inanimate objects for the qualities of form, color, texture, composition and the theme Shape and Shadow. Explore any interpretations that apply.

To promote the Shape and Shadow exhibit Mount Dora Center for the Arts will feature ads in Professional Artist Magazine, local publications, social media sites, e-blasts, distribute press releases to encourage articles, reviews and regional exposure. All works in the exhibition must be for sale with an artist-gallery split of 65%-35% of the purchase price.

Recognition Award
One artist, whose work is selected as Best in Show in the Shape and Shadow exhibit, will receive an award of $500.
One runner up will receive an honorable mention and $200.

Mount Dora Center for the Arts
“The Mount Dora Center for the Arts is a non-profit collaborative leader, which plays an integral role in the community, by demonstrating the passion and commitment to the development of the arts through progressive and diverse educational programs, dynamic exhibits and an arts festival which is the foundation of artistic expression within the community.”

Application Process
Artists may enter up to 3 works
Submission entries will be accepted now through February 28, 2015
Submission fee of $25 paid through PayPal at

Application Checklist
Submit the following in one email with the subject “Shape and Shadow”

  1. Current contact information
  2. Image list of works submitted
  3. Brief statement about the work in relationship to the title of the show (150 word max)
  4. Artists Bio (150 word max)
  5. Up to 3 JPEGs of 3 existing works
  6. Artists must send JPEGs formatted as follows:
  • 300dpi image resolution
  • Maximum file size per image – 1MB
  • Title each image as follows: image#_lastname_title_HxWxD.jpeg

Copy and paste the information below, include in the body of the email as well as an attachment accompanied by up to 3 JPEGs. Email this in one email to

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


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