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4 Friends Emergency Fund for Artists

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

 

Your Chance to Win a Member of the Horse Fever 20/20 Anniversary Collection

 

Tickets $100 | Drawing is Friday, June 4, 2021

 

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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.

April Exhibit:

OAG April Flyer

Then and Now by OAG

Celebrating Ocala Art Group’s 70th Anniversary

May Exhibit:

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The Art of Aging: Resurgence

A Celebration of Our Seniors in Partnership with Marion Senior Services

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We all need a little ART in our lives, including Mother Earth! 🌎🌼❤️ Each day we have the ability to make a difference in every industry, but that can only happen when we all work together to #RestoreOurEarth. The world is in our hands. Learn all the ways you can help & get involved at earthday.org. #HappyEarthDay #mca4art #artquoteoftheday
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Old White Lion” by Diane Cita Timperley, mixed media, approx. 36x48”, available for $1500.

This piece is part of MCA’s April Exhibit featuring the artwork of Ocala Art Group members. On view #atTheBrick now through May 1st. 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
Only 5 days left to submit entries for The Art of Aging - an art exhibit featuring artworks created by members of our senior community! MCA in partnership with Marion Senior Services, invites artist members ages 55+ to submit up to 2 entries for consideration by filling out our Artist Entry Form and sending images to our Gallery Director by midnight on Monday, April 26. This exhibit is open to all mediums, styles and sizes. For the complete call and exhibit requirements, please visit mcaocala.org/calls-to-artists, or contact MCA during gallery hours. #mca4art #calltoartists #seniorart
It’s #NationalVolunteerWeek and we would like to thank and recognize all of our amazing volunteers (pictured and not pictured) who donate their precious time at The Brick and help MCA keep its mission alive. Our staff and BOD are grateful to have such a great (and growing!) volunteer base... we simply couldn’t do it without our volunteers! 🙏🏻💖🎉 #mca4art #volunteerappreciation #artnerds #artmatters #supportlocalart #Volunteer #atTheBrick
This giclee print by PeggyAnn Thorne is a new addition to our gift shop! Pick it up today for $90--we're open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 😄
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#MCA4Art #AtTheBrick #SHOPatTheBrick
The @cityofocala’s 5th Annual Student and Emerging Artist Competition is back and MCA is proud to be a returning sponsor! Join us TONIGHT from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at City Hall for the opening exhibit reception for the “SPECTRUM OF CREATIVITY”, an art exhibit & competition presented by @ocalaculturalarts in partnership with @maxocala! Enjoy an award ceremony for placing artists at 6:00 pm, live music, individually packed snacks and refreshments, and a special video from  juror Marissa Hershon speaking in-depth about our winning artists. 

*The patio at Citizens Circle will be open for reception guests to remain socially distanced. All guests must wear a face covering while inside buildings and adhere to a physical distance of six feet apart. For questions, please contact Ocala Cultural Arts at artinfo@ocalafl.org. #mca4art #supportlocalart #ocalaartscene
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Tropical Eternity” by Luis Sanchez, color pencil, framed approx. 9x12”, available for $285.

This piece is part of MCA’s April Exhibit featuring the artwork of Ocala Art Group members. On view #atTheBrick now through May 1st. 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
The Horse Fever Giving Collection. Posted @withregram • @horsecapitaltv The Horse Fever 20th anniversary collection is a public art project benefiting arts (Marion Cultural Alliance) in Ocala Marion County, FL. Here is a look at a unique once-in-a-lifetime raffle opportunity.

Horse Capital TV is powered by John Deere Equine Discounts
Special thank to:
Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association
Showcase Properties of Central Florida
Allen Law Firm, PA
Dillard's Market Street at Heathbrook
Marion Cultural Alliance

#mca4art #horsefever #horsecapital #horsecapitaltv
Announcing the 2021-2022 Marion Cultural Alliance Grant Season! A key element of MCA’s mission is supporting local arts organizations with direct funding. Cultural grants are an important means to promote excellence in the creative sector and the cornerstone of MCA’s fund raising efforts.

Each spring, MCA announces the release of the Cultural Grant Criteria and Application to the nonprofit arts community. Ocala/Marion County arts nonprofit organizations are awarded grants to enhance, expand, or support their artistic or cultural endeavors. 

Cultural Grants are available for all artistic disciplines, including music, theater, dance, visual arts, cinema, literary arts, folk arts, and photography. Historical and scientific museums may also apply.

Each arts organization approved by the MCA board for funding, will be notified following the August meeting of the Board. Projects may start on September 1 and must conclude by August 31, 2022. The grants are formally awarded with a check presentation at Applaud the Arts, MCA’s annual showcase and celebration of the arts. This year’s event is scheduled for October 10, 2021 at the Ocala Civic Theatre.

To apply, organizations must submit the required contents, electronically, by 5 pm on Friday, July 16, 2021. For more information and to apply, please visit mcaocala.org or contact us at 352-369-1500.
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Evening Draws Near” by Sharon Repple, acrylic, approx. 20x20”, available for $600.

Second Place Winner. This piece is part of MCA’s April Exhibit featuring the artwork of Ocala Art Group members. On view #atTheBrick now through May 1st. 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
❤️ Posted @withregram • @cityofocala What do we spy with our eyes!?! Another #MuralMonday in downtown #Ocala.

The artist, Drake Arnold, was inspired while working with his easel on the back porch. Arnold was inspired by the beauty of watching the fruits of his labor grow. Seeing the transformation of flowers pollinated by the insects, then experiencing the growing fruit and seeing the life cycle start over again, the concept for this mural was born.
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🎥: @ocalaculturalarts 
🎨: @drake_arnold_art 
📍: @mcaocala, 23 SW Broadway Street

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@ocalaculturalarts @ocalarecpark @ocalamarion @discoverycenterocala @ocalawetlandrechargepark @fine_arts_for_ocala @appletonmuseum @maxocala #ocala #ocalafl #ocalarecpark #ocalamarion #publicart #art #murals #artmural #floridamural #localart #feeldowntownocala #mainstreetocala #mca #publicspaces #artforeveryone #art #optoutside #natureart #mondaymotivation #mondayart #artistmural #mca4art #atTheBrick
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Cabbage in a Vase with Cabbage Roses” by Sharon Rapone, acrylic, approx. 15x15”, available for $600.

This piece is part of MCA’s April Exhibit featuring the artwork of Ocala Art Group members. On view #atTheBrick now through May 1st. 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
Select ashtray designs by Sue Tribble are available on our gift shop shelves. The one pictured here is priced at only $10!
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Come in this week to purchase! Open Tues - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 11am-4pm.✨
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📸photo credit: Willow Heatherly, MCA Gallery Host
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MCA and Marion Senior Services are excited to present the annual "The Art of Aging"exhibit featuring the creativity of our artists members ages 55+. The call-to-artists is posted now on mcaocala.org/calls-to-artists, deadline is Monday, April 26.

We are grateful to our Presenting Sponsors, Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute and Urology Institute of Central Florida, and our exhibit partner, Brookdale Senior Living for their support helping us showcase the amazing talents of our senior population! 

The month will feature free Lunch & Learns. Stay tuned for the schedule of events and mark your calendar for Friday, May 7th for the Opening Reception, 5-6 pm at The Brick. #mca4art #MayExhibit #seniorartists #artgallery #championconvenecreate #seniorcommunity #calltoartists #floridaartists #art #downtownocala #ocalaartscene #artofaging #marionseniorservices
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “COVID - You'll Never Walk Alone” by Vandy Shake, Mixed Media, approx. 24x48”, contact MCA for sale details.

This piece is part of MCA’s April Exhibit featuring the artwork of Ocala Art Group members. On view #atTheBrick now through May 1st. 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
A whole case of cute, handmade earrings by @gabyquecreations are now available in our gift shop. 💝 Each pair costs $20, including the one pictured. Come in today to browse our selection!

For more, visit Gaby's website at www.gabyque.etsy.com!

We are open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 😄

#MCA4Art #SupportLocalArt #AtTheBrick #SHOPAtTheBrick
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Chrystal Falls” by Susie Schreiber, Watercolor, framed approx. 40x24”, available for $750.

This piece is part of MCA’s April Exhibit featuring the artwork of Ocala Art Group members. On view #atTheBrick now through May 1st. 📍 #art #artist #artwork #painting #arte #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #modernart #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #contemporaryartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #eventspace #mca4art
@sunnywarmusic you are everything that music should be! Thank you for kicking off the 2021 @levittampocala music series! #musicmoves @levittfoundation
We are excited to be at the first @levittampocala concert tonight! 

Hope you'll join us! #musicmoves