The Gallery

Gallery Hours:
Monday -  Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 4pm
and by appointment

(Closed Saturdays during July)

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

“Segregation Story” Exhibition

Photograph by Gordon Parks
Courtesy of copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation

EXHIBIT:  May 12th – July 9th, 2017

EXHIBIT OPENING/RECEPTION:  Friday, May 12th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)

Dr. Scot French, May 18th at 6:30pm

Segregation Story, a collection of photographs by Gordon Parks, a noted African American photographer, musician, writer and film director will be exhibited.  Parks is known for his photos documenting segregation in the south. Parks’ work has been reserved through The Gordon Parks Foundation.

This project uses the photo-journalistic art of Parks, who died in 2006 as a springboard for discussion about history, ethics and the current social and political environment.

A lecture by Dr. Scot French, will focus on the forms that segregation took in “progressive” Southern towns of Central Florida, and the relevance of history to our current conversations on race.

Dr. Scot French is an Associate Professor of Digital & Public History at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. French will speak at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm.

Accompanying the Parks exhibit is a collection of photographs on loan from the W.T. Bland Library in Mount Dora. “School Days at Milner Rosenwald Academy”

Philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears Roebuck with the encouragement of his friend Booker T. Washington helped fund schools in black communities. By the early 1930s, there were 5,000 “Rosenwald schools” in the South. The Mount Dora school building still exists and was last used as a Head Start school.



MDCA Camera Club Exhibit

 July 14th – July 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: July 14th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)

Jeff Phillips owner of All About Images
Malcolm Yawn of Malcolm Yawn Photography


  • Drop off dates: July 10, 11, 12, 2017
  • Works may be shipped or delivered in person
  • Unsold works must be picked up on July 29 and 30, 2017 between 12pm and 3pm.  The gallery will ship only if prepaid postage and packing is provided by artist.

Open to all skill levels

Recognition Awards
Ribbons will be awarded in 4 categories: Wildlife, Portrait, Street photography and High Resolution.  A Best of Show will also be selected. Recognition will be announced in the MDCA Newsletter and on social media. 

Mount Dora Center for the Arts Photography Club consists of member photographers from MDCA.  “The Mount Dora Center for the Arts is a non-profit collaborative leader, which plays an integral role in the community, by demonstrating the passion and commitment to the development of the arts through progressive and diverse educational programs, dynamic exhibits and an arts festival which is the foundation of artistic expression within the community.”

Entry Instructions:

  • Artists may enter up to 3 pieces
  • Works may be between 5” x 7” and 16” x 20”
  • Work must have been done in the last year
  • Work must be framed, mounted on foam board or matted and must be ready to hang
  • Submission fee of $10 each or 3 for $25 to be paid when the work is dropped off
  • Free Submissions for MDCA Members

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Label on the back with the following information:

  • Name and contact information
  • Title of piece
  • Category
  • Size
  • Price

Work sold during the exhibition will be subject to artist-gallery split of 65%-35% of the purchase price.

Print or Download Form


Photography Club Exhibit Submission


Upcoming Exhibits

MDCA Camera Club Exhibit
EXHIBIT: July 14th – July 28th, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: July 14th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash) 

EXHIBIT: August 11th – September 23rd, 2017
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: August 11th from 6-8pm
(during Mount Dora Art Splash)

The word inhibition doesn’t apply to artists on the autistic spectrum. The artists are extremely free in their use of materials, often finding unconventional ways to handle or apply them. The autistic artist often fixates on a particular shape or repetitive pattern that will be repeated in many of their works.

An exhibit at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts, featuring the work of several artists on the autistic spectrum, opens August 11. MDCA has partnered with VSA Florida to bring the exhibit “Spectrum” to Mount Dora. The mission of VSA Florida is to provide, support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities.

October 2017

Plein Air Paint Out & Exhibit
November 2017

Central Florida Pastel Society
December 2017


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