4 Friends Emergency Fund for Artists

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The Giving Collection: In Memory of Dick Hancock, Horse Fever Champion

 

  • The Raffle Tickets Were Drawn June 4, 2021 at 6 pm. Congratulations to the Winners! Katherine Guida, Critters will be installed at Ocala Downs
  • Rick Rowan, Home Sweet Home will be installed at Ocala Preserve
  • Irene McCracken, Sunny Daze. Location To Be Determined.

 

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Welcome to MCA

Jaye Sterchi Baillie, APR
Executive Director

Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 was established in 2001, with its inaugural effort, the Horse Fever public art project. MCA’s mission is to champion, convene, and create opportunities for artists and arts organizations.

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It has been 20 years since Ocala’s record-breaking public art project and auction, Horse Fever. For five months the public delighted in our herd of 53 horses, many of which still adorn the streets of Ocala. Artists and a generous business community came together to ultimately raise over $1.5 million for the arts and 27 other local charities, founding the Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA). We proudly reflect on a 20-year period of growth and consistent support through programming, grants, and scholarships enhancing art and cultural programs across every medium in Ocala/Marion County.

 

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Events

Grants

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MCA Cultural Grants

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4 Friends Grant

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Korzenny Grant

Art Exhibits

NEW: Please enjoy our Virtual Gallery experience! (See below)

Download the Art Steps app to view it from your smartphone or VR headset.

June Exhibit:

June Exhibit - Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom, Sponsored by Agapanthus Ocala

A ‘Garden of Art’ Featuring Artworks by MCA Artist Members

July at The Brick:

AitA 21 Event Promo SQUARE

Art in the Attic 2021 & VIP Sip & Shop Reception

MCA’s Annual yART Sale and Fundraiser

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Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the amazing father figures in our community. Cheers to you all! ❤️ #mca4art #fathersday2021
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Electric Blue” by Dawn Boroughf, Acrylic on Paper, approx. 18x24" (framed), available for $1150. 

🌸 Statement from the Artist: "Flowers have the power to make the mundane extraordinary. Even a single bloom can make the simplest glass into something electric." 

👉This piece is part of June's 'Art in Bloom' exhibit, featuring artwork by MCA artist members. On view #atTheBrick now through June 26th. Thank you to our sponsors at Agapanthus - Ocala! 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #flowers #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
Stop by MCA's The Brick gallery during the month of June to see 'Art in Bloom', and enter for a chance to win a gorgeous VIETRI Large Fluted Vase courtesy of our sponsor neighbors at Agapanthus - Ocala! Mouthblown in Italy, this vase expresses joy and happiness, inspired by the delicate Hibiscus flower. A beautiful complement to any room, both elegant and graceful. Valued at $140. No purchase necessary to participate. Stop by our gallery; Tuesdays thru Fridays, 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays, 11am to 4pm. Drawing ends June 25th at 5pm. #bloomingonbroadway #mca4art #atTheBrick
These funky and textured handmade earrings by Emelyn Palm are only $29, and available for purchase through our gift shop! 
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Come in today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and try them on 😉
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🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Bumblebee on Lemon Blossoms” by Matt Mesmer, Acrylic, approx. 8x8" (framed), available for only $125! 🐝

👉This piece is part of June's 'Art in Bloom' exhibit, featuring artwork by MCA artist members. On view #atTheBrick now through June 26th. Thank you to our sponsors at Agapanthus - Ocala! 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #flowers #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
#ArtNerd Alert! 👀 MCA is in the house! Stop by our table and say hi during tonight’s @levittampocala from 7-9pm at Webb Field. We will be giving out some goodies during the intermission, stay tuned! 🎉 #mca4art #musicmoves #levittampocala
'Red short wide crazy cats', an original ceramic cup by Cookie Serletic, is available for purchase at $30 through our gift shop. 
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Come visit us today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!😸
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🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Lenni the Riveter” by Michelle Rhodes, Colored Pencil, approx. 9x7" (framed), available for $100. Update: SOLD! 🎉

🌸 Statement from the Artist: "A Twist on Rosie the Riveter." 

👉This piece is part of June's 'Art in Bloom' exhibit, featuring artwork by MCA artist members. On view #atTheBrick now through June 26th. Thank you to our sponsors at Agapanthus - Ocala! 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #flowers #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
Learn how to create a beautiful floral display in this unique demo featuring Taylor Grace from The Graceful Gardener. And learn how to paint your own little "bloomie", presented by Julie Shealy from Gallery B!

Cost is $50 per guest, which includes a grab & go lunch from Grated & Cured. Guests will get a small favor for attending and some information about future Petals and Paint events at Gallery B. The final bouquet and the painting will be raffled off between participating guests. RSVP at mcaocala.org/workshops. #mca4art #artdemo #artinbloom #bloomingonbroadway #floral #downtownOcala

RSVP Required. Only a few spots open, reserve yours today at mcaocala.org/workshops. #mca4art
There's still time to join us TODAY at 11am for a unique lunch workshop led by Teresa Dunnam & Dr. Patrick Watson. Our guest speakers will be leading this lunch discussion titled "Shifting Your Mindset for Optimal Living", with key points such as reality & image perception, the modern human condition and Neuromeditation. This is a FREE discussion, but RSVP is requested. Visit mcaocala.org/workshops to save your seat! #mca4art #workshops #atTheBrick #downtownocala #supportlocal
This glossy (and functioning!) clock artwork, titled 'Helios' by artist Don Frame, is available for purchase in our gift shop for $85. 1 AA battery included! 
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🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Drillilly” by David Kellner, Metal sculpture, approx. 22x10x8", available for $400. 

🌸 Statement from the Artist: "This piece is a combination of a large drill bit, old meat press and scrape metal that is found on my adventures of finding." 

👉This piece is part of June's 'Art in Bloom' exhibit, featuring artwork by MCA artist members. On view #atTheBrick now through June 26th. Thank you to our sponsors at Agapanthus - Ocala! 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #flowers #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
Stop by MCA's The Brick gallery during the month of June to see 'Art in Bloom', and enter for a chance to win a gorgeous VIETRI Large Fluted Vase courtesy of our sponsor neighbors at Agapanthus - Ocala! Mouthblown in Italy, this vase expresses joy and happiness, inspired by the delicate Hibiscus flower. A beautiful complement to any room, both elegant and graceful. Valued at $140. No purchase necessary to participate. Stop by our gallery; Tuesdays thru Fridays, 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays, 11am to 4pm. Drawing ends June 25th at 5pm. #bloomingonbroadway #mca4art #atTheBrick
Joy Coleman's "Choose Joy" original artworks made of shells and starfish are a popular choice of gift in our gallery gift shop!-
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Come in today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to purchase this starfish piece for $14. ⭐
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🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Springtime” by Peggy Watts, Oil painting, approx. 25x19" (framed), available for $400. 🌸

This piece is part of June's 'Art in Bloom' exhibit, featuring artwork by MCA artist members. On view #atTheBrick now through June 26th. Thank you to our sponsors at Agapanthus - Ocala! 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #flowers #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art #bloomingonbroadway
Join us THURSDAY, June 17 at 11am for a unique lunch workshop featuring Ocala's own Teresa Dunnam & Dr. Patrick Watson. Our guest speakers will be leading this lunch discussion titled "Shifting Your Mindset for Optimal Living", with key points such as reality & image perception, the modern human condition and Neuromeditation. This is a FREE discussion, but RSVP is requested. Visit mcaocala.org/workshops to save your seat! #mca4art #workshops #atTheBrick #downtownocala #supportlocal
This beautiful photographic print by Sarah Lankester is available through our gift shop for $150. Come in today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to purchase!🌼
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🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Southern Charm” by Sean Dowie, Photography on Metal, approx. 24x36", available for $475. 🌸

👉This piece is part of June's 'Art in Bloom' exhibit, featuring artwork by MCA artist members. On view #atTheBrick now through June 26th. Thank you to our sponsors at Agapanthus - Ocala! 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #flowers #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
Tickets are now available for our Art in the Attic | Sip & Shop Party! Don't miss the first look, first buy VIP reception. You won't believe the art we've collected! This year, attendees will enjoy the soulful sounds of Becky Sinn while sippin' on bubbly. VIP guests will also enjoy a Pop-Up Artists' Market in our Courtyard with up to 10 MCA artist members selling their older inventory at discounted prices. Tickets are only $25, or just $20 for MCA members. Visit mcaocala.org/art-in-the-attic to purchase your tickets! #mca4art #yARTsale #ArtintheAttic2021