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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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Art Exhibits

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

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August Exhibit:

Creature Feature

Creature Feature, Sponsored by Red Fern Pet Lodge

An Animal Art Exhibit by MCA Artist Members

September Exhibit:

SEPTEMBER 2021

“Inspired By…” – Sponsored by The DLM Foundation

MCA’s 3rd Annual ‘Best of the Best’ Juried Art Exhibit & Competition

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Art drop-off for selected August artists is today until 4pm! We can't wait for you all to see the wide selection of CREATURES we'll have displayed. Make sure to join us for the opening this Friday, August 6 from 5-6 p.m. #atTheBrick. We'll have refreshments, photo props, and selfie ops with Molly, the official ambassador of SPCA Ocala! MCA will be donating 10% of sale proceeds to this wonderful organization, so come #SupportLocalArt (and animals!) through our gallery. See you then! #mca4art #creaturefeature #mcacreatures #supportlocalart #animalartexhibit
A new #CalltoArtists is now available through MCA’s website for our Third Annual Juried Art Exhibit & Competition, with special awards and cash prizes sponsored by the DLM Foundation. 💙

This open-themed will feature MCA’s ‘Best of the Best’ and will be on view #atTheBrick in September 2021. Read all details and apply at #linkinbio. 💡 #mca4art #supportlocalart #artnerd #callforentries #inspiredby #art #artopportunity #artgallery #artexhibit #artcompetition #artists #artwork #artoftheday #artlover #arte #fineart #artsalliance #gallery #callforartists #callforentries #ocalamarion #centralflorida #floridaartists #artcall #inspiration #artstagram
Join us for our next workshop in honor of our August exhibit, Creature Feature: A Paint Your Pet Art Class! Sign up for this fun-filled 2-day evening class with local artist, Bridget Hanley from Bridget Hanley Studio! Open to artists of all levels ages 16+, just bring a reference picture of your pet or favorite creature and we'll show you all the tips & tricks to create your own little pet masterpiece! ✨ Artists 21+ can bring your alcoholic beverage of choice to enjoy while painting. MCA members get a special discount on admission! Limited spots open, register today at mcaocala.org/workshops. 🐻 #mca4art #supportlocalart #creaturefeature #mcacreatures #paintyourpet #artclasses #atTheBrick #downtownocala #makeart #paintingclass #paintandpour #artspace #arthub #artvenue #artcenter #artsalliance #ocalamarion
Status notifications for MCA's #CreatureFeature have been sent to all registered participants! 🐾

Artists: Please check your inbox! Expect one status email for each entry submitted via MCA's ArtCall account. Drop-off and exhibit information has been sent for juried entries, so please make sure to read the full email or refer to the original Call to Artists for all dates. You can find the call, important dates, and submission guidelines at mcaocala.org/calls-to-artists. For questions, please email MCA Gallery Director at ashley.justiniano@mcaocala.com. 🐻 #mca4art  #mcacreatures #atthebrick #supportlocalart #augustexhibit
The call for 'Creature Feature' is officially CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who submitted artworks to be considered for our August exhibit #atTheBrick, sponsored by Red Fern Pet Lodge of Ocala. We have over 100 amazing submissions! This is going to be a tough one to jury.

Our Committee will go through all submissions over this week, so please 'bear' with us. 🐻 Status emails will be sent by the end of the day on Friday, July 30. Best of luck to the artists! We look forward to seeing everyone at our August Artists' Reception on Friday, August 6th from 5 - 6 p.m. 🐾 #mca4art #creaturefeature #atTheBrick
Time for a makeover! ✨ The Brick Gallery will be CLOSED this week for renovations. Come back and see us for the opening of MCA's Creature Feature next Friday, August 6 at 5pm. MCA staff will be working remotely. For assistance, please call 352-369-1500 or contact us via email at admin@mcaocala.com. #mca4art
Today is the deadline to submit entries to be included in our upcoming exhibit for August: Creature Feature! MCA artists are encouraged to submit up to two (2) entries for consideration by MIDNIGHT tonight. We invite artists of all media with artworks featuring animals, creatures & critters; from cute pets to creepy crawlers to imaginary creatures! Read all guidelines and submit at mcacreatures.artcall.org. 

Save the date: Opening reception will be Friday, August 6 from 5-6pm, with SPCA of Ocala in the gallery, as well as special programming throughout the month of August. Sponsored by Red Fern Pet Lodge. Stay tuned for all dates and details! #mca4art #MCAcreatures #calltoartists #callforentries #animalart #animalsinart #atthebrick #supportlocalart #petfriendly #creaturefeature
Join us in expressing the biggest THANK YOU to our #ArtintheAttic2021 sponsors, our friends at Neighborhood Storage! MCA is truly grateful for their support of the arts and all they do for our community. 💚

If you are looking for a storage unit in Ocala, Belleview, or anywhere else in Marion County, choose Neighborhood Storage! With 25 storage facilities to choose from, NS provides each customer with quality storage space & friendly, caring storage consultants. Check out their locations by visiting their website at neighborhoodstorage.com. 📍 #mca4art
Aaand that's a wrap on Art in the Attic 2021 - Our biggest sale yet! 🎉

THANK YOU all for your support! Thanks to our VIP patrons for joining us for the Sip & Shop, to every guest that purchased a treasure, to all the artists & patrons that donated their items to MCA, and to our amazing sponsors Neighborhood Storage for their support! Your support of MCA and the arts in Marion County means the world. We truly have the best community. 💖 We look forward to having you all join us again in 2022! #mca4art
Today is the LAST DAY for our annual #yARTsale... and EVERYTHING MUST GO! Enjoy a whopping 75% off all items in the gallery! Gallery is open 11am to 4pm. Don't miss out!!! 

#mca4art #artintheattic2021 #artforsale #fundraiser #ocalamarion #downtownocala #atTheBrick #summersale #buyart #localart #localartists #artgallery #artspace #artnerd #art #artsale #yardsale #bigsale #sasalele #marionculturalalliance
Featured Item of the Day: an original art piece by local artist, Charlotte Clifton! Measures about 16x20", framed watercolor painting, signed by the artist, currently priced at less than $10 with the additional 75%off! Don't miss out on this deal - come to The Brick and shop our #yARTsale. Last day is TODAY, open 11am to 4pm with everything marked 75% off! 💐 #ArtintheAttic2021 #mca4art #supportlocalart #artoftheday #atTheBrick #shoplocalart #buyart #artforsale #artgallery #art #artist #gallery #downtownocala #ocalamarion #shoplocalart
CALL TO ARTISTS: Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) invites emerging and seasoned artists to participate in our third annual fine art exhibit and competition. 

“Inspired By…” will demonstrate artists’ individuality and creativity through personal inspiration. This open theme prompts artists working in various mediums and genres to complete the sentence “My art is inspired by [blank].” Whether inspired by nature, love, food, history, a book, a film, or a dream, INSPIRATION is the source of creativity, and the motivational state that compels individuals to bring ideas into fruition.

The judge(s) will award one Honorable Mention, Third, Second, First and Best of Show. Other awards include: The DLM recognition award, purchase awards from MCA Board Members, MCA staff recognition awards, Community Choice awards, and more! 

MCA Artists members can now submit up to two (2) entries for consideration here: https://mcainspiration.artcall.org/. Please make sure to read all call details and guidelines before submission. 

THANK YOU to The David and Lisa Midgett Foundation for sponsoring this exhibit each year! Read all details at mcaocala.org/calls-to-artists. 

#calltoartists #mca4art #atTheBrick #callforentries #art #artists #artgallery #fineart #gallery #callforartists #artforsale #artcompetition #artexhibit #inspiration #creativity #makeart #annualshow #juriedshow #juriedartshow #juriedexhibit #bestofthebest #inspiredby #ocalamarion #centralfloridaartists
LAST DAY for our annual #yARTsale is tomorrow (Saturday) and we have everything marked 75% off!!! Yes, you read that right - EVERYTHING MUST GO! Come and see what's left from our biggest sale ever, there's still a lot of treasures you can snag at UNBELIEABLE prices! Stop by The Brick Saturday from 11am to 4pm and #SupportLocalArt with every penny spent. 💚 A big shoutout to our sponsors at Neighborhood Storage! Because art doesn't belong in storage... 

#mca4art #artintheattic2021 #artforsale #fundraiser #ocalamarion #downtownocala #atTheBrick #summersale #buyart #localart #localartists #artgallery #artspace #artnerd #art #artsale #yardsale #bigsale #sasalele #marionculturalalliance
ART in the Attic continues with 50% off everything. Instagram post 18243952954013525
Featured Item of the Day: this rare original art piece by local artist, Margaret "Peggy" Watts! Measures about 18x24", framed original, signed by the artist, currently priced at only $15 with the additional 50%off!!! Don't miss out on this deal - come to The Brick and shop our #yARTsale through this Saturday, July 24 during gallery hours. 💐 #ArtintheAttic2021 #mca4art #supportlocalart #artoftheday #atTheBrick #shoplocalart #buyart #artforsale #artgallery #art #artist #gallery #downtownocala #ocalamarion #shoplocalart