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Marion Cultural Alliance Calls to Artists

Marion Cultural Alliance operates Brick City Center for the Arts in historic downtown Ocala to showcase the talent of local artists. This unique gallery space is located in the heart of historic downtown.

Any MCA member or collaborative of member artists may submit original works of art or design created within the past three years.

MCA will hold a minimum of three member exhibits a year.



Submission Process for MCA Member Shows

Calls to Artists: MCA will issue Calls to Artists 60 days prior to the deadline for submission. Calls will be issued through a targeted email to all members and through media releases. Artists may also visit to learn of upcoming shows.

Media: MCA’s shows are open to any media including, but by no means limited to traditional drawing, glass, printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc.

Submission Deadline: Submissions are indicated in the Calls to Artists, typically the last week of the month. Artists should include artist statement and resume.

Submission Format: MCA has two methods of submissions. Artists may bring up to three pieces of art for review by the Art Gallery Director or entries may be submitted digitally via CD. Images must be saved as JPEGS at 72 dpi. Additionally, images should not be longer than 900 pixels in any direction. Please include no more than 3 images. Please clearly label the CD with your name, address, phone number, and email address and include image list with size, title and medium. CD’s will not be returned.

Limitations: All 2D work must include suitable hanging mechanisms, and either be framed or created on a gallery wrapped canvas. All 3D work must be assembled, by the artist, prior to the Artists’ Reception.  We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/or for craft issues.

Liability: MCA’s Gallery Director will take great care in handling artworks for exhibition.  MCA is not liable for any damage that may occur.

Shipping: The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the Brick City Center for the Arts. Specific shipping and labeling details will be included upon notification of accepted entries.

Post Show Pick Up: Accepted artwork must remain in the Gallery  through the designated end of the show and must be picked up by the date established by the Gallery Director.

Exhibition Selection Process: Selection of work is at the discretion of the Gallery Director. Artists will be notified in person, or if submission is via CD, electronically.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

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