The Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday -  Friday 10am – 5pm and by appointment

Exhibits Schedule

“Equus and Earth Expressions” Sculpture, Mindy Colton; Painter, Karlene McConnell


Exhibit March 7, 2014  to April 25, 2014
Opening Reception March 14 6pm to 8pm

Experience the work of Karlene McConnell and Mindy Colton in an exhibit drawing on the themes of landscapes and nature through an abstracted eye.

The equine forms of Mindy Colton draw on the strength, beauty and grace of the horses she sculpts. 

McConnell demonstrates her painting skills in her creative environments.  Her paintings have a vibrant, emotional tone bringing forth organic scenes through fields of color.

These Florida artists communicate the emotional relationship we have with nature.

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“Magnified” Sculpture, Josh Almond


Exhibit May 2, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Opening Reception – May 2, 2014  from 6pm to 8 pm

Almond MagnifiedJoshua works primarily in wood to create abstract sculptural landscapes.  Drawing from a variety of sources for inspiration, his work accentuates the parallels between macrocosmic and microscopic forms.  By referencing these geological and biological structures, he is able to create a new visual topography that entices the viewer both visually and tactually. The sculptures are informed by his personal interest in both science and philosophy.

This installation takes you into a world of gigantic micro organisms which invoke a feeling of entering Almond Magnifiedan uninhabited landscape.  The use of positive and negative spaces present a portrait of constraint and abandon or signs of life in a desolate landscape.


“Decipher” Works in Glass, Kim Watters


Emerging Artist for 2014
Exhibit June 27, 2014 to July 28, 2014

The dichDecipherotomy of science and magic greatly influence Kimberly’s sculptural practice. As an artist using glass and light, she reveals the inside and outside while simultaneously providing a perspective of volume. Sharing the duality of scientist and magician she utilizes the materiality of both in order to work or affect the medium of perception.



“Decipher” is a sculptural exploration of perception, light, color and space. Kimberly communicates with her audience beyond written and oral conventions through the materiality of glass and light. Implementing code, symbols and metaphor, she directs her viewers to look beneath the surface of the observed in order to decipher the underlying organizations of phenomena.


“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 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