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

“Big Women” Painting, Ken Austin


Exhibit  August 8, 2014  to September 24, 2014
Opening Reception with the artist  August 8, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm

Founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society, Ken’s main interest is in the explosion of color and pattern creating expressive paintings.  “Big Women” focuses on a series of painting of monumental nude forms of women in domestic settings.



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









“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.


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