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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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Art Exhibits

September Exhibit:

SEPTEMBER 2021

“Inspired By…” – Sponsored by The DLM Foundation

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

October Exhibit:

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Nature in the Balance:
Exploring Flora & Fauna of Florida & South America

By James Valentine & Scott Olsen

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Come see (and shop!) our new selection of artworks showcasing our local creative community! The Shop at The Brick is THE place to find unique, one-of-a-kind works crafted with technical capability, skill, and quality. Join us on October 15 for the grand re-opening of our Gallery Shop. We will have bites, drinks, discounts, prizes and more! 🍾 #TheShopatTheBrick #shoplocalart #grandopening #downtownOcala #artnerd
We have a whole month's worth of events to go along with our October exhibit, Nature in the Balance - which opens this Friday, Oct. 1st at 5pm. Save this image and join us every Saturday #atTheBrick. Visit mcaocala.org for more details. #mca4art #Octoberexhibit #NAHM
It's Time for the Applause! The 14th Annual Applaud the Arts presented by RBOI | Urology Institute of Central Florida is just around the corner, and tickets are now on sale! Join us at the Ocala Civic Theatre on Sunday, October 10th from 12-2:30 pm for a Champagne Brunch. We will be Applauding our local arts non profits as well as special community members who have won an art award! Our local restaurants will be providing goodies just for you, and Tasha Robinson, principal harpist of the OSO will be performing for your enjoyment. We can't give it all away but rest assured you will have a great time while supporting local art! Link in bio, or click here: https://mcaocala.networkforgood.com/events/33121-applaud-the-arts

#mca4art #brunch #applaud2021
The Brick Gallery will be CLOSED today for a private event. To see our current exhibit from home, please visit mcainspiration.artcall.org/pages/web-gallery. #mca4art 

Book your next event #atTheBrick! Visit mcaocala.org/rent-the-brick to download a copy of our agreement and use the contact form to book your date. #RENTtheBrick
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “A Moment in Time" by Linda DeRosa, Third Place Winner! Mixed Media on Canvas, approx. 24x36”, available for only $500! 

✨Inspired By: "My interest in our past history. This was modeled from the movie "Underground Railroad." I was drawn to the girl's face and the lighting as she waited in the doorway of an Underground Railroad stop.”

💡This piece is part of #InspiredBy - MCA’s 3rd Annual ‘Best of the Best’ Fine Art Exhibit & Competition. Now on display #atTheBrick through September 25. Check out the Web Gallery at mcainspiration.artcall.org. Thank you to our sponsors the David & Lisa Midgett Foundation! 💙

#art #artist #artwork #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #photography #arthub #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #inspiration #localartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #supportlocalart #mca4art #bestofthebest2021
Champagne Brunch, Good Friends, Live Music, Delicious Food, Celebrating Art... sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon. See you at the 14th Annual Applaud the Arts on Sunday, October 10th! http://ow.ly/jhJb50GfSPI
Hey MCA Member Artists! We found 3 more sets of our masks for  our  fundraiser, “Oh the Drama!” MCA is asking MCA Member Artists to design these fun comedy and tragedy masks to sell at their 14th annual “Applaud The Arts”. 50% of all proceeds raised from the comedy and tragedy masks will go back to a scholarship fund for artists, with all funds being distributed in 2021. The David and Lisa Midgett Foundation has pledged a guaranteed $1,000 minimum for the scholarships. MCA Member Artists - please pick up your masks for free at MCA and return the finished pieces by October 5th.  MCA’s Applaud the Arts takes place on Sunday, October 10th. For ticket information, please visit @mcaocala link in bio 🖼
Announcing our Community Favorite Award Winner: Brandi Rose, for her beautiful piece titled "Crystal River Sunset". Congrats, Brandi!!! 🎉 Thank you all for voting online! Although this beautiful exhibit has come to an end, you can still view and purchase from it online by visiting our Web Gallery at mcainspiration.artcall.org. ❤ #mca4art #bestofthebest #communitychoice #supportlocalart #atTheBrick
Last day to view our September exhibit is today! Stop by The Brick from 10am to 5pm and see some of the 'Best of the Best' from our local artists working in various mediums. Lots of pieces still up for grabs - come and claim yours! #SupportLocalArt #atTheBrick #mca4art 

PS: Don't forget to VOTE for your favorite piece online! Voting for the Community Favorite Award ends today at 3pm, and we'll be announcing the winning piece/artist by tomorrow (Saturday) on social media. Visit mcainspiration.artcall.org/pages/web-gallery to pick your fave! #CommunityChoice
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Provision" by Patricia Teal, Best of Show Winner! Watercolor, approx. 15x19” framed, available for only $712! 

✨Inspired By: "When we worry about the future or obsess over the past, we miss our chance to see the provisions and blessings in the present. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! -Luke 12:24.”

💡This piece is part of #InspiredBy - MCA’s 3rd Annual ‘Best of the Best’ Fine Art Exhibit & Competition. Now on display #atTheBrick through Saturday, September 25. Check out the Web Gallery at mcainspiration.artcall.org. Thank you to our sponsors the David & Lisa Midgett Foundation! 💙

#art #artist #artwork #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #photography #arthub #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #inspiration #localartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #supportlocalart #mca4art #bestofthebest2021
It's Time for the Applause! The 14th Annual Applaud the Arts presented by RBOI | Urology Institute of Central Florida  is just around the corner, and tickets are now on sale! Join us at the Ocala Civic Theatre on Sunday, October 10th from 12-2:30 pm for a Champagne Brunch. We will be Applauding our local arts non profits as well as special community members who have won an art award! Our local restaurants will be providing goodies just for you, and Tasha Robinson, principal harpist of the OSO will be performing for your enjoyment. We can't give it all away but rest assured you will have a great time while supporting local art! Link in bio, or click here: https://mcaocala.networkforgood.com/events/33121-applaud-the-arts

#mca4art #brunch #applaud2021
It's Time for the Applause! The 14th Annual Applaud the Arts presented by RBOI | Urology Institute of Central Florida is just around the corner, and tickets are now on sale! Join us at the Ocala Civic Theatre on Sunday, October 10th from 12-2:30 pm for a Champagne Brunch. We will be Applauding our local arts non profits as well as special community members who have won an art award! Our local restaurants will be providing goodies just for you, and Tasha Robinson, principal harpist of the OSO will be performing for your enjoyment. We can't give it all away but rest assured you will have a great time while supporting local art! Link in bio, or click here: https://mcaocala.networkforgood.com/events/33121-applaud-the-arts

#mca4art #brunch #applaud2021
Immerse yourself in art as we gather together on a beautiful fall day, enjoying the theatre’s new outdoor stage. The ethereal sounds of Tasha Robinson, principal Harpist of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra will surround you as you chat with friends and see the creative twist local artists put on the classic comedy and tragedy masks which will be available for you to add to your collection.

Our local restaurants will be back this year, providing you with culinary delights created just for Applaud. We will also have endless mimosa and Bloody Mary packages for you to enjoy while you peruse our designer auction items.

Sensational Selfies will be with us to capture the festivities with their fun selfie station. You will leave with photos in hand and wonderful memories of friends.

And we never forget the reason we “Applaud”… it’s time to celebrate local arts organizations and community arts leaders with our grants and arts awards.

Tickets available online at mcaocala.org! See you October 10 for the 14th Annual Applaud the Arts Champagne brunch! #mca4art #applaud2021 #supportlocalart
Just 10 days left to submit items for consideration to be added to our newly renovated Gallery Shop! MCA Artist members and local makers are encouraged to submit up to 10 items measuring up to 20" in dimensions for consignment in 'The Shop' starting in October through the end of December. Interested participants are encouraged to please read all guidelines by visiting mcaocala.org/calls-to-artists, and submit by midnight on October 3rd at mcashop.artcall.org. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of the FIRST selection of artists represented at The Shop at The Brick! #mca4art #calltoartists #supportlocalart #artforsale #theshopatthebrick #downtownocala #ocalamarion #calltomakers #localart #ocalaartist #ocalaarts #artgallery #artshop #shoplocal #supportlocal #artconsignment #artistcall #art #artist #artsale #artcall #mcaartist
🎨 #ArtoftheDay: “Horsing Around" by Brenda Pate, Mixed Media on Canvas, approx. 11x14”, available for only $205! 

✨Inspired By: "My Art is Inspired by Picasso’s style of painting and use of colors.”

💡This piece is part of #InspiredBy - MCA’s 3rd Annual ‘Best of the Best’ Fine Art Exhibit & Competition. Now on display #atTheBrick through September 25. Check out the Web Gallery at mcainspiration.artcall.org. Thank you to our sponsors the David & Lisa Midgett Foundation! 💙

#art #artist #artwork #instaart #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #artsy #gallery #gifts #fineart #artgallery #arts #photography #arthub #artlovers #artcollector #artforsale #inspiration #localartist #artcollectors #localart #artgalleries #performingarts #artclasses #supportlocalart #mca4art #bestofthebest2021
Join us TOMORROW at noon #atTheBrick for a special brown bag lunch presentation presented by Ocala Water Resources in partnership with MCA.

Reviving with Reuse - The Ocala Wetland Recharge Park, presented by Rachel Slocumb, City of Ocala's Water Resources Conservation Coordinator. Bring your lunch, bring a friend and learn more about Ocala's Wetland Recharge Park!

FREE admission, but RSVP encouraged! Click here to save your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mca-lunch-learn-reviving-with-reuse-the-ocala-wetland-recharge-park-tickets-171436680727, or visit mcaocala.org for all details. #mca4art #supportlocal #atTheBrick
And that's a wrap on #Give4Marion! 🎉 With over 50 donors, we would like to THANK every peer who donated to MCA - your support fills our heARTS! We appreciate each and every one of you. ❤

We raised $9400 during this 24hr campaign thanks to you! And while the clock on the G4M website has stopped, we still have the opportunity to meet our goal! Would you help us get to our $15000 goal?

You can still make a last minute donation to support MCA and the ARTS in Ocala/Marion, and help us reach our goal! The G4M website will be open to accept donations through 10am tomorrow. If you haven't donated but want to support MCA, click here and share this link: https://www.give4marion.org/organizations/marion-cultural-alliance-inc (link in bio). #mca4art #SupportLocalArt #linkinbio #FUNdraiser #artsalliance #artsnonprofit #ocalamarion #artsinocala #visualarts #performingarts #theatre #music #fineart #artgallery #localartists #arteducation #artsandculture #culturalalliance #supportthearts #352creates #americansforthearts #artheals #artmatters #artnerd #supportthearts