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

“Member’s Showcase”


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

For a limited time this holiday season Mount Dora Center for the Arts presents a showcase of artwork by its member artists. This exhibit features artists’ works include painting, pottery, fiber, jewelry and more. Grab a friend or family member and join us for the artist’s reception Friday, December 12 from 6pm to 8pm.

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

Click here for the Prospectus.


“Disturbingly Beautiful” Sculptor Trent Manning and Painter Amy Palmer


Exhibit: January 9, 2015 to February 27, 2015
Artist’s Reception:   January 9   6pm to 8pm

This exhibit focuses on the unusual. The images presented have a sense of innocence at first glance but become disturbing upon examination.  Sculptor Trent Manning and Painter Amy Palmer present the cynical side of life in a disturbing way that is both amusing and thought provoking exhibit.

Trent Manning finds inspiration in children’s toys. His mixed media pieces are assembled from discarded metal, screws and wood.  The playful quality quickly takes on dark and macabre undertones

Amy Palmer, an artist, illustrator and stay at home mother puts the vignettes that fill her head to paper.  These images often portray a feeling of being trapped, yet the eyes always leave the viewer with the feeling that there is hope.


“Shape and Shadow” National Juried Still Life Exhibition


Exhibit May 8, 2015 to June 19, 2015
Artist’s Reception:May 8, 2015 6 – 8pm

Shape and Shadow National Juried Still Life Show 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.

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.

Please click for the complete Shape and Shadow 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