Calls To Artists

Call to Artists & Makers: The MCA Shop

For Consignment: October 2021 – January 2022

Marion Cultural Alliance at Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St. Ocala, FL 34471


Prospectus: MCA seeks to add a variety of fine arts & artisan crafts to its Gallery Shop that showcases our local creative community. Located in the heart of downtown Ocala, The Brick Gallery has been the hub for artists and art lovers since 2001. Items will be carefully selected by our Gallery Committee with an eye for quality, representation of the area, broad retail appeal, and price. Jurying artwork supports MCA’s goal be THE place to find unique, one-of-a-kind works crafted with technical capability, skill, and quality.

Eligibility: Must be an active MCA artist member. Local and regional artists can join online anytime at for only $30 per year.

Mediums: We are looking to showcase our region’s creative bounty by including fine arts & artisan crafts including but in no means limited to; original paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, artist-made notecards, reproduction prints, textiles, artist-made wearables, home décor items, holiday items, and uniquely Ocala items. Have something else not on this list? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you.

Compensation: The sale of artwork is split with 70% going to the Artist and 30% to support MCA’s mission of championing the arts in Marion County, Florida. Checks and a statement of sales will be available for pick up along with any unsold items at the end of the consignment period (90 days).

Important Dates: MCA will be rotating consignment on a quarterly basis. The Shop will be debuting the first selection of artists / artworks on October 15, 2021 with a grand re-opening reception in the gallery. The deadline to apply for this first selection is October 3, 2021 by 11:59 pm. This first consignment will run through January 15, 2021.

Entry Guidelines: To be considered for The Shop, artists must apply through ArtCall by midnight on October 3, 2021. MCA’s guidelines ensure that we can represent your work fairly and display it to its best effect. We reserve the right to refuse to display any work that does not meet these guidelines:

      • Artists must set up a profile and submit each piece separately at, along with high-res images, contact info, title of artwork, dimensions, sale price and a brief statement and/or bio.
      • Artwork must be handmade, original art created by the artist – no kits or mass-produced items!
      • Artists may submit a maximum of 10 original works for consideration.
      • Artwork must be display-ready based on the medium and manner of presentation.
      • All artworks have a size limit: suggested size is up to 20” (inches) in any direction.
      • Specific Fall / Winter / Holiday items are encouraged for this consignment period.

Other Information: MCA Gallery Committee will review submissions made via ArtCall only, no exceptions. Artists will be notified of their status via email by 6pm on Friday, October 8th. Selected applicants must drop off their items on Tuesday, October 12 from 10am – 4pm, and/or Wednesday, October 13 from 10am – 1pm. Only pre-approved pieces will be added. Accepted artists will be asked to sign a Consignment Agreement and bring a Submission Confirmation receipt for each of the approved artwork(s), which may be downloaded from the “Calls to Artists” section on our website. It is the artists’ responsibility to complete the Inventory Sheet clearly, with each piece labeled with price and inventory number. Further information and the consignment agreement will be sent along with notification of acceptance or rejection. If your art is not selected, please do not be discouraged! Space is limited and very competitive. We encourage you to try again next season!





Call to Artists: Applaud the ARTS 2021

“Oh The Drama!” Comedy/Tragedy Mask Fun!

Marion Cultural Alliance at Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St. Ocala, FL 34471

Who’s Eligible: MCA Artist Members


Title of Exhibit: “Oh the Drama! – Comedy and Tragedy Masks FUNdraiser!


Purpose: To raise money to support MCA’s mission to Champion the Arts with the “Applaud the Artists” 2021 mini-grants.


Description of Exhibit: Marion Cultural Alliance invites artists to design and decorate one-of-a-kind Comedy and Tragedy Masks. The masks will be unveiled at our 14th Annual Applaud the Arts Champagne Brunch which will be available for purchase during the silent and live auctions. The Champagne Brunch is scheduled for October 10, 2021 at the Ocala Civic Theatre.  50% of the proceeds from the sale of the masks at our Live event or Online Auction will be used for artists mini-grants of $500 each to be given out by December 31, 2021, with a guaranteed minimum fund of $1,000 sponsored by the David and Lisa Midgett Foundation. 


Entry Process: The blank masks will be available for pickup at The Brick Gallery September 7th – 11th from 10am – 4 pm, and finished masks are due back by October 5th. Pick up and drop-off of masks are at MCA’s The Brick Gallery.


Mediums: All mediums are accepted and encouraged. The selection of supplies is up to each artist but must be permanent.


Deadline & Drop Off of Submissions: October 5, 2021 at The Brick Gallery (between 10am – 4pm)


Event Reception: Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 12-2:30 pm (Special Artists’ Pricing for Applaud tickets available)


Exhibit & Event Location: The Ocala Civic Theatre


Event Organized by: Marion Cultural Alliance and the David and Lisa Midgett Foundation


In partnership with the Marion Cultural Alliance, NOMA Gallery will host two “Oh the Drama!” Mask painting events at NOMA Gallery on September 11th and September 16th from 1-4 pm if you would like to have fun creating together.




Applaud the Artists Art Auction 2021

A Collaboration with MCA Member Artists


Marion Cultural Alliance at Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St. Ocala, FL 34471


The Marion Cultural Alliance is thrilled to announce its upcoming 14th Annual Applaud the Arts event at the Ocala Civic Theatre on Sunday, October 10th from 12-2:30 pm.  We will celebrate by hosting a Champagne Brunch to Applaud local arts organizations. Along with the fun and festivities of the Applaud Champagne Brunch, we will also be holding our 3rd Annual Applaud the Arts Auction.


Every year, Member Artists donate to our auction. This year, we would like to pay back the kindness.

When you donate a piece to our auction, MCA will pay you a 30% commission on the winning bid. Details below.


ArtCall Tutorial for MCA Art Exhibits