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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

May Exhibit:

LANDMARKS Social Square

“Landmarks”

An MCA Artist Members Exhibit

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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

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#ArtoftheDay: "Paynes Prairie" by Jeffrey Ryerson, Mixed media on arches paper, 29 x 40 x 1" (framed), available for $1,000! 

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org! 

#mca4art #mcalandmarks #ocala #gainesvillefl #paynesprairie #localartist
Join us in wishing MCA board member, Jo Layman, a very happy birthday today! Thank you for your commitment to our community. ❤ #mca4art
MCA member arts organizations may apply for a grant of up to $5,000. Eligible Marion County organizations include those involved in fine arts, performing arts, arts education, and historical or scientific museums, a public entity governed by a county, municipality, school district, community college, university, or an agency, or designated as a 501 (c) (3) or (4) organization. All applicants must be current members of MCA.

The 2022-2023 Grant Cycle guidelines and application are available online:  https://mcaocala.org/mca-cultural-grants/ 

The deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5 pm.

If you have any questions, please visit 
mcaocala.org or contact us at 352-369-1500.
#ArtoftheDay: "Lore of the Sea" by David Kellner, multiple mediums, 24 x 18", available for $500! 

From the artist: "This piece symbolizes strength, hope and is a landmark that never darkens."

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org! 

#mca4art #lighthouseart #lighthouse #landmark #exhibit #mixedmediaart #ocala
Are you doing a bit of Spring cleaning? Well, we are accepting donations of fine art, arts & craft supplies, home decor, sculptures, art books, art prints, jewelry, frames and everything cool & unique for our annual yART sale benefitting Marion Cultural Alliance! Your donations help support the arts in Ocala through MCA. To schedule a time to drop off your items at The Brick, please call us at 352-369-1500. We will have a donation receipt for your records.

Thanks to our awesome sponsors at Neighborhood Storage! 💚 #mca4art #yARTsale #ArtintheAttic2022 #ocala #ocalaevent #donate #
LAST CHANCE! 📣 Today is the last day to submit art inspired by MUSIC for our June Exhibit, #MusicMovesMarion! Celebrating the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series.

Deadline is TODAY - Monday, May 23 by midnight. We encourage artists of all ages, levels, styles and mediums to submit up to 2 artworks that fit the theme. Selected entries will be exhibited in the heART of downtown Ocala at Brick City Center for the Arts, home of Marion Cultural Alliance, for the month of June! 

Don't miss out - visit www.mcamusic.artcall.org and submit before midnight! This exhibit is sponsored by @NOMA Records! 🎶 #mca4art #calltoartists #musicmovesmarion #musicandart #artgallery #artcall #downtownocala #ocalaflorida #localartists #supportlocalart #reminder #artopportunities #ocalametro #levittampocala #nomarecords #marionculturalalliance #localmusic
#ArtoftheDay: "Night at the Capitol" by Laurie Kopec, Oil painting,  30 x 24 x 1.5", available for $1,100! 

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org! #mca4art #mcalandmarks #bordeaux  #france #ocalafl #supportlocalart #localartists #artinocala  #memberexhibit
#ArtoftheDay: "Silver Springs Landing" byFred Bauman, Steel, 11 x 14 x 1" (framed), available for $180! 

From the artist: "This piece was inspired by one of our local and historic landmarks.One of Florida’s oldest tourist attractions."

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org! 

#mca4art #mcalandmarks #ocala #ocalaparks #silverspringsflorida #silverspringsstatepark #steelart
ATTENTION ARTISTS! 📣 This is your reminder to submit your art inspired by MUSIC for our June Exhibit, #MusicMovesMarion! 

New deadline to submit is Monday, May 23 by midnight. We encourage artists of all ages, levels, styles and mediums to submit up to 2 artworks that fit the theme. Selected entries will be exhibited in the heART of downtown Ocala at Brick City Center for the Arts, home of Marion Cultural Alliance, for the month of June! 

Don't miss out - visit www.mcamusic.artcall.org and submit before Monday! And share this with your artist friends for a chance to be featured. This exhibit is sponsored by @NOMA Records! 🎶 #mca4art #calltoartists #musicmovesmarion #musicandart #artgallery #artcall #downtownocala #ocalaflorida #localartists #supportlocalart #reminder #artopportunities #ocalametro #levittampocala #nomarecords #marionculturalalliance #localmusic
#ArtoftheDay: "Meet Me Under The Banyan Tree" by Jillian Ramsammy, acrylic, 24 x 48 x 0.75", available for $1,200!

From the artist: "Before Google Maps and GPS it was the familiar points of interest in our environment that were our landmarks. The big red house, the corner lamp post or maybe...the big Banyan Tree with its arms spread wide in a welcoming gesture."

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org! #mca4art #mcalandmarks #australia #australialandmark  #bobbinlace #floridagallery
#ArtoftheDay: Statue of Liberty “IN GOD WE TRUST” by Walter Israel, charcoal, acrylic 30x24x1.5", available for $580!

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org!  #mca4art #landmarks #statueoflibertyart #statueofliberty #art
DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING 📣 Don't forget that there is a call-out available for MCA's June exhibit - Music Moves Marion! An art exhibit inspired by MUSIC, in honor and celebration of the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series! 

Artists of all ages and working in all mediums are encouraged to submit up to two (2) pieces for consideration to be exhibited at The Brick (home of MCA) for the month of June 2022. Entries are now accepted via MCA's #ArtCall. The deadline to submit is May 22 at midnight. To read all guidelines and information, please visit mcamusic.artcall.org. And see all of our active #calltoartists at mcaocala.org/calls-to-artists. 
This exhibit is sponsored by NOMA Records! 🤩 #mca4art #musicmovesmarion #supportlocalart #callforentries #music #art #artgallery #artcall #opportunitiesforartists #championconvenecreate
#ArtoftheDay: "Bridge West" by Nancy Wright, watercolor on canvas, 16x16x2" (framed), available for $300!

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org!  #mca4art #mcalandmarks #floridalandmark #keywestlife #artgallery
On Friday, dance the night away to The Drifters Greatest Hits Show with opening artist Billy Buchanan! 🎵💃🕺

Enjoy a FREE concert featuring the classic Drifters repertoire that fans have come to know and love along with hits from the 1970s and 1980s done up in the unique Drifters style. That's not all! Enjoy food trucks, artisan and non-profit vendors, games, and more on May 20 at Webb Field, 1510 NW Fourth St. #musicmoves
We hope to see you this evening for a presentation on business structure and sales tax by MCA Board Members James Hartley, Esq. and Rich Mutarelli, Esq. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A.

Free admission, but RSVP required. Save your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/324145526997
#ArtoftheDay: "Ocala Wetland Recharge Park" by Donald Frame, Photography, 13 x 19 x 1.5" (framed), available for $125! 

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org! 

#mca4art #mcalandmarks #ocalaparks #wetlandpark #ocala #ocalaflorida
Join MCA Board Members James Hartley, Esq. and Rich Mutarelli, Esq. tomorrow evening for a presentation on business structure and sales tax. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A.

James Hartley is the Director of Business Operations at the Reilly Arts Center, Marion Theatre, and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra where he manages all of the financial and legal aspects for the organizations. He is currently MCA's Treasurer and the Endowment Committee Chair. Rich Mutarelli, Jr. is a partner at Schatt, McGraw, Rauba, and Mutarelli, PA, specializing in property related matters and civil litigation. He is a member of MCA’s Organizational Review committee.

Free admission, but RSVP required. Save your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/324145526997
#ArtoftheDay: "Crash" by Denise Ellis, photography, 16x20" (framed), available for $125! 

From the artist: "Waves crashes against the Flagler Beach Pier during the Nov 6, 2021 tropical storm. At times, the waves were higher than the pier. Flagler Beach Pier is known worldwide as a unique pier for residents, and tourists as a place to fish, surf around or walk to enjoy the beach views."

This piece is part of our May exhibit titled LANDMARKS, featuring artworks in all mediums by MCA Artist members. On view now through May 28, only #atTheBrick. To view our Web Gallery, please visit mcaocala.org! #mca4art #mcalandmarks #flagerbeach #photo #photography #floridaart #galleryart