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

“Process and Concepts in Printmaking”

EXHIBIT –  January 8, 2016 to February 19, 2016
ARTISTS RECEPTION – January 8, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
WORKSHOP –  Saturday, January 9th from 10am to 4pm

J Harper Pool

Exhibit: Steeped in historical tradition and using contemporary concepts, this exhibit sheds light on a very complex art form and forever distinguish the print-makers prints from reproductions of existing art and photography.

Printmaking covers a wide range of processes that allow artists to create original works of art – usually on paper, but sometimes on other materials. These processes include woodcut, lithography, relief, etching, screen printing and digital imaging.

Exhibiting Artists:
Jennifer Harper (Mount Dora),
David Hunter (Winter Park),
Donne Bitner (Orlando),
Omar Richardson (Tampa),
Mary Fischer (Dripping Springs, TX),
Debra Olin (Boston, MA),
Denee Black (North Carolina),
Judy Jones (North Carolina),
Nomi Silverman (Connecticut),
Florence Gidez (New York City),
John Hitchcock (Madison, WI), and
Emily Arthur (Madison, WI)

“Strength and Superstition” by D.Olin



“The Movable Matrix: Having Fun with Monoprints”

January 9th, 2016
10am to 4pm
Location: Harper Printmaking Studio
1128 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora 

Explore Debra Olin’s ongoing curiosity with folklore and superstitions. Olin will teach her collagraph techniques in a workshop Saturday January 9TH.
This workshop is about creating monoprint collages and constructions using nontraditional, everyday materials. Fabric, wire and hot glue will be used to make stencils. Textures and layering with movable plates and using ghost prints and collage will open a range of possibilities.
Open to ALL levels of experience
$90 member, $120 non-members

Contact Nancy to Register and for more information.; 352-383-0880


Mount Dora Art League – Celebrating 90 Years!

EXHIBIT – February 26, 2016 to March 4, 2016
BIRTHDAY PARTY RECEPTION – February 26, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm 

The Mount Dora Art League was founded on February 26, 1926. In the early days, the artists were from both Mount Dora and Eustis. Eustis began its own league, but close ties remain between the two.

Artist: Carrie Knupp

Artist: Yaroch

Members held art and writing classes and displayed their work in shows on the tennis court fence!

In the sixties only painters were displaying their work, but now all forms of artistic expression are encouraged and members who have an interest in art but are not producing art, are also encouraged to become members and learn about art through demos and discussions.

Visit the Arts Gallery to see artwork being displayed from thirty (30) participating artists!


“Capturing Florida’s Beauty on Canvas”

EXHIBIT – March 11, 2016 to April 30, 2016
ARTIST RECEPTION – March 11, 2016 from 6pm to 8 pm


Artist Sharon Osterholt spent 2015 painting on location at each one of the 140 Florida State Parks. The year long tour culminates with a show and sale, featuring all of the State Park paintings from March 11th to April 30th.
Her paintings often depict water and beach scenes, but some others, such as her painting of the Eden Gardens State Park near Destin, shows an Antebellum-style home with enormous oaks growing in the front. 

Osterholt hopes her art can bring attention to the parks.

“I just really want people to appreciate the old Florida,” she said. “A lot of the springs, you can see they’re suffering from the development and the pollution that is filtering into the springs. If they never go, they’re not going to know, and a lot of it is right in your backyard.”


“Lost Footprint” – National Juried Exhibition

Exhibit May 13, 2016 to June 16, 2016
Artists Reception May 13, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm

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.

 ”Lost Footprint” Prospectus


Lost Footprint Submission


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