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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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In the Gallery

December Exhibit

Special Events

MCA Member Appreciation Holiday Party
(For MCA Members Only)
Friday, December 2 | 5-6:30 pm
at The Brick City Center for the Arts
RSVP HERE!
The MCA Experience:
Preparing Your Work for Display
Thursday, December 15 | 5 – 6:30pm
at Brick City Center for the Arts
RSVP HERE!
HIP HOP JAZZ COURTYARD JAMS
Drums – Word – Limbo – Dance
Fridays, November 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th | 6 – 9 p.m.
FREE to all AGES @ MCA Courtyard

Grants

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MCA Cultural Grants

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4 Friends Grant

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Korzenny Grant

Photo Credit: Mercedes Jelinek

Megan Boone Grants

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Like events? We need you. Love retail? Need you! How about admin? We have a spot for you, too.  Sign up to volunteer today to support the heART of the arts community at mcaocala.org/volunteer.

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#Artoftheday This fun holiday Llama by Maureen Simpson is for sale in The Shop for $50, and it can be yours today! Stop by and shop for local art. We are open from 10 am to 5 pm today. 

#mca4art #ocala #ocalafl #holidayart #llama #animalart #painting #christmasart #acrylicpainting #giftideas2022 #shoplocalart
MCA members, artists & pARTners, prepare your holiday songs for karaoke during Friday's Member Appreciation Holiday Party! Enjoy complimentary treats, festive drinks, and more❤️

Festive attire is encouraged! Free event for members only. 

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mca-member-appreciation-holiday-party-exhibit-opening-tickets-469323377857

#mca4art #downtowocala #holidaykaraoke #holidaysongs #membersparty
MCA’s December exhibit will feature artworks in various mediums created by our ‘Best of 2022’ MCA award winning artists Julie Andrews, Jade Amber, Justin Alsedek, Kelley Batson-Howard, Isaiah Pepper, Ronda Richley, Stephani Schuster, Teddy Sykes. We are thrilled to have these #CreativeChampions in the gallery. Exhibit opens on December 2, and will be on display through December 30. 

#mca4art #bestofthebest #artcollective #newexhibit #supportlocalartists #gallery #ocala #mixedmediaart #artpaintings #nft #fashionart #ocalaartists
Place your ground beef order by 5 pm Friday! Fill out this order form here https://mcaocala.org/meat-the-arts/, pay your invoice, and for every pound of ground beef selling for $8 per pound (compared to local grocery stores at $9 and up), Rudnianyn Farms will give $1 to the Marion Cultural Alliance. Pick up your order #atTheBrick the following Wednesday. 

NEW from Rudnianyn Farms: “We also have whole/half steers available for purchase at $3 per lb of hanging weight, and you pay the processor! These are “Pasture Raised” steers and we have been told, even though we already knew, it is great tasting beef.  You can always share the expense by splitting a steer with another family.  Call 352-857-8962 or email dbullock@cicfl.com if you are interested and would like more information."

#mca4art #RudnianynFarms #beef #groundbeef #ocala #localfarm #ocalaflorida
This beautiful acrylic on wrapped canvas of Flowers at Silver Springs Park is by artist Carol Gallion. This painting will be great in your sitting area at home or to brighten your office. "Silver Springs Blossom" is available #atTheBrick for $175.

#artoftoday #mca4art #acryliconcanvas #flowerspainting #silversprings #silverspringspark #silverspringsart #ocala #ocalafl #artoflocallandmark #blossomflowers
Starting next week, the gallery will be open on Mondays from 11 am to 4 pm for the month of December. Take this excellent opportunity to avoid the crowds and find a fantastic gift in The Shop at The Brick!

#mca4art #holidayhours #shoplocal #downtownocala
Join us Thursday, December 15, for this artist workshop by artists for artists. Hosted by David D’Alessandris and Bridget Hanley. Matting, framing, wiring, and labeling to be gallery-ready can be a significant cost to artists. Is there a DIY solution to your matting and framing to produce excellent results and improve your ROI? What tools and techniques do you need to start out?

This event is free; however, RSVP is required. Link in bio.

#mca4art #artistworkshop #matting #framing #professionalnetworking #artworkshop #ocala #florida #artdisplayed
Just a reminder that you can pick up your purchased artwork(s) from the “Block pARTy” exhibit anytime during our gallery hours this week. Our hours are Tuesdays-Fridays 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 11 am-4 pm. The  deadline to pick up your artwork will be December 16 by 4 pm. Anything left after this will be considered a donation and sold at Art in the Attic next year.

Thank you for being a part of this fantastic fundraiser event!

#mca4art #novemberexhibit #blockparty
Be sure to order your copy today before it's too late! Ocala—The Art of Community will tell our story—our livability and charm—our way of life. This is the ONE BOOK to display on your coffee table proudly.

Order yours here https://bookhouse.net/product/ocala-the-art-of-community/  or visit www.mcaocala.org

#mca4art #Ocalabook #MarionCountyFlorida #Ocala #Ocalaflorida #art #community #book #ordertoday #holidaygift #giftidea #coffeetablebook
Oh, What fun! MCA members, artists & pARTners are invited to join us for our annual Member Appreciation Holiday Party on Friday, December 2, from 5-6:30 pm. MCA members will enjoy complimentary treats, festive drinks, a festive selfie spot, special discounts, and the opportunity to jingle & mingle with the MCA fam. ❤️

Festive attire is encouraged! Free event for members only. 

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mca-member-appreciation-holiday-party-exhibit-opening-tickets-469323377857

#mca4art #supportlocalart #ocalafl #ocalaflorida #holiday #party #openingexhibit #thankyou #celebrate #befestive #memberappreciation #newexhibit
MCA’s December exhibit will feature artworks in various mediums created by our ‘Best of 2022’ MCA award winning artists Julie Andrews (@jewe1softheni1e), Jade Amber (@twotiredtowink), Justin Alsedek (@gypsea_arts), Kelley Batson-Howard (@kbatsonart1), Isaiah Pepper (@artistic_aberrations), Ronda Richley (@rondarichley), Stephani Schuster (@ecojunkiesteph), Teddy Sykes (@tsykes_art). We are thrilled to have these #CreativeChampions in the gallery. Exhibit opens on December 2, and will be on display through December 30. Mark your calendars, and make sure to check out this unique selection of local talent throughout the month #atTheBrick. 

#mca4art #bestof2022 #artcollective #decemberexhibit #supportlocalart #localartists #gallery #downtownocala #mixedmedia #paintings #nft #artmediums
We open in one hour! Enjoy a mimosa while you shop finding the the perfect gift #atTheBrick. You will receive 10% off on original paintings, prints, handmade goods, photography, jewelry, woodwork, metalwork, holiday gifts, and more made by local artists & makers. AND explore the POP-UP Holiday Artist Market! 

#mca4art #localart  #artistsmarket #ocala #ocalaflorida #marioncounty  #art #paintings #prints #jewelry #holidayseason #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #supportlocalartists #shopsmallsaturday
Receive 10% off tomorrow, during Shop Small Saturday, on the Ocala Cowgirl Art! These mixed-media paintings will make a great gift for someone special or yourself 😉 We will be open from 11 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 26. 

#mca4art #ocalaart #ocala #ocalafl #mixedmediaart #mixedmediapainting #paintings #local #art #ocalaartists #holidaygiftguide #holidaygiftideas
Hi friends! It’s the end of the month, so you can pick up your purchased artwork(s) from the “Block pARTy” exhibit starting this Saturday, November 26, from 11 am-4 pm. Or anytime during our gallery hours next week. Our hours are Tuesdays-Fridays 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 11 am-4 pm. The  deadline to pick up your artwork will be December 16 by 4 pm. Anything left after this will be considered a donation and sold at Art in the Attic next year.

Thank you for being a part of this fantastic fundraiser event!

#mca4art
Sip a mimosa and receive 10% off while you shop for the perfect gift #atTheBrick. You will find original paintings, prints, handmade goods, photography, jewelry, woodwork, metalwork, holiday gifts, and more made by local artists & makers. 

This event is free admission. Guests will enjoy art displayed by MCA artist members; all remanding artwork  from the Block Party exhibit will be on sale for $25. Plus, enjoy the POP-UP Holiday Artist Market! 

#mca4art #localart  #artistsmarket #ocala #ocalafl #marioncountyfl  #handmadegoods #paintings #prints #jewelry #holidaygifts #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #supportlocalartists #shopsmallsaturday
Happy Thanksgiving! May your Thanksgiving day be filled with love and laughter! 

#mca4art #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving
Receive 10% off in The Shop on Shop Small Saturday for original and one-of-a-kind handmade goods, paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, woodworks, metalworks, holiday gifts, and more made by local artists & makers. 

#downtownocala #ocala #shopsmall #artistssunday #localartists #christmassale #holidaydiscount #ShopSmallSaturday #mca4art #localart #ocalaflorida #handmadegoods #paintings #gifts
Looking for a special gift for that special someone? Give the gift of the much anticipated Ocala-The Art of Community coffee table book this holiday season. After purchasing the book, stop by The Brick this Saturday with your receipt and take a “mini book” with you. Pre-purchase before January 31, 2023, here (Link in bio): https://bookhouse.net/product/ocala-the-art-of-community/ 

#mca4art #holidayshoppingguide #holidaygiftideas #ocalabook #ocala #ocalaflorida #marioncountyfl #shopsmallsaturdays #supporttheartsinyourcommunity #supportlocalartists‼️
Enjoy a stress-free shopping spree #atTheBrick! We'll have mimosas, seasonal music, photo ops, and special discounts! Plus,10% off in The Shop and a Pop-Up Holiday Market. Below is the list of the talented artist that will be here from 11 am to 3 pm on Shop Small Saturday. 

1.	Nancy Wright – Watercolors 
2.	Suzanne Weirick – Holiday Crafts
3.	Lorene deAranzeta – Small Watercolors
4.	Sarah LaJaelle – Resin Artworks
5.	Rose Derkay – Photography
6.	Robyn Lena – Abstract Paintings 
7.	Nicki Forde – Horse Paintings 
8.	John Seitz – Woodworks 
9.	Jordan Shapot – Paintings 
10.	Ro Martinez – Paintings 
11.	Joan Givens – Pottery
12.	Justin Alsedek – Paintings 
13.	Jade Amber – Paintings 
14.	Daniela Banatova – Fabric Art
15.	Denise Anthony – Paintings, watercolor

#mca4art #supportthearts #supportlocalartists #popupmarket #holidayseason #holidayshop #holiday #shopping #artworkforsale #fabricart #paintings #woodwork #pottery