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

“Lost Footprint” – National Juried Exhibition

–  May 13, 2016 to July 22, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION –  May 13, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm
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GALLERY TALK – June 9, 2016 at 6pm
“Reagan to Trump; Newspaper to Selfie,” Editorial Cartoonist Taylor Jones
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Lost Footprint

It is through art that we document and communicate information about our lives. Things we used to consider social mainstays are now becoming obsolete. The “Lost Footprint” exhibit is intended to push participants to think about the objects and lifestyles we have left behind or are losing.

When was the last time you used a map, played a tape or flipped through a telephone book? Technology and nostalgia continually urge us to evaluate our place in the world and think beyond our own lifetime. This exhibit denotes the fact that these eras will never be seen again and encourages viewers to look at common cast off objects or notions from uncommon perspectives.

Forty seven artists submitted artwork that uses or depicts things in our lives that are becoming obsolete. Twenty four artists had work selected to be included in the exhibit.

Exhibiting Artists:
Paulo Almeida (Photography) Deltona, FL
Jack Bagelaar (Photography) Mount Dora, FL
Marie Bergstedt (Fiber) San Francisco, CA
Lee Bianco (Oil) Sorrento, FL
Robert Bullock (Mixed Media) Lake Wales, FL
Matthew Cusick (Collage) Dallas, TX
Holly Genzen (Oil and Watercolor) Leesburg, FL
Susan Grogan (Watercolor) Mount Dora, FL
Jennifer Harper (Printmaking) Mount Dora, FL
Jody Harvey-Brown (Book Sculpture) Lockport, NY
Jack Hill (Sculpture), Deland, FL
Cali Hobgood (Photography) Urbana, IL
David Hunter (Printmaking) Winter Park, FL
Joe Korte (Oil) Port Orange, FL
Jackii Molsick (Mixed Media) Yalaha, FL
Kristine Nelson (Arcrylic) Cloquet, MN and Mount Dora, FL
Jose Pardo (Oil) Orlando, FL
Christine Peloquin (Mixed Media) Mount Dora, FL
Carol Platt (Oil) Mount Dora, FL
Josh Rosen (Sculpture), New Symrna Beach, FL
Greg Smith (Oil) Chesapeake Bay Area
Martha Schermerhorn & Martha O’Connor (sculpture), Rochester, NY
Michael Weinbrecht (Sculpture) Vero Beach, FL
Pom Van Grondelle, (Shadow Box) Mount Dora
Debra Zacharias (Oil) Winter Springs, FL
Georgia Zwartjes (Sculpture) San Antonio, TX


“Reagan to Trump; Newspaper to Selfie”
Gallery Talk with Editorial Cartoonist 
Taylor Jones

Thursday, June 9th at 6pm 

Free Admission (for members, please show your card)
$5/per person for non-members (pay in advance or at the door)
No Registration Required!


Editorial cartoonist and caricaturist Taylor Jones, will give a talk about the changing newspaper industry, and how it has affected editorial cartooning.

Jones will offer commentary, along with a slideshow of some of his work over the past 35 years. By explaining how much of the iconic imagery, employed by all cartoonist in their work, has changed during our transformation to the Digital Age — and ponders whether the editorial cartoons itself, is becoming a thing of the past.
Become a memberand enjoy lots of benefits! Including free admission to this Gallery Talk!Need a reminder of this event? Just go to our FB Event Page and click that you’re interested or going and it will send a reminder on your phone, as it gets closer to the event!

Non-Member Fee Per Person


“Intimacy with the Subject” Curated Photography Exhibit

– August 8, 2016 to September 22, 2016
ARTISTS RECEPTION – August 8, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm

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. Open to all artists at all levels.
Photographs may be print and digital.  

Deadline for submissions: July 11, 2016

Find the prospectus here.


Intimacy with the Subject Submission


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