Calls To Artists

Call to Artists: August 2021

“Creature Feature: Animals in Art”

Description of Exhibit: Animals have been a source of inspiration for many artists. From art about rural life and growth, to myths and legends, animals are used in art in many ways. Art can help us explore our relationship to wildlife and can help us think about how we care for animals and the environment. From cute house pets to imaginary creatures, artists in this exhibit explore how and why animals excite the human imagination.

Who’s Eligible: MCA Artist Members (New members can join online at

Mediums: We invite and encourage ALL artists in any medium to participate.

Entry Guidelines:

    • All entries are to be submitted digitally to no later than Monday, July 26, 2021. No physical or mailed in submissions will be accepted. Artists must follow the online application process and include:
      • Artists’ Contact Info (Name, phone, address, email, and social media handles/website)
      • A brief statement for each submitted piece and how it relates to the exhibit theme
      • High-res images for each entry in JPG, PNG or PDF format showing the full piece
    • Each artist may submit two (2) pieces for consideration. All work must be original; no giclee or reproductions. Only entries which adhere to the theme will be accepted. Suggested size per piece is up to 40“ in any direction. However, if 2D artwork is oversized, only one (1) submission will be considered.
    • All 2D work must be gallery ready, properly wired with suitable hanging mechanisms and framed, or created on a gallery wrapped canvas. All 3D work must be assembled by the artist before it is accepted.
    • All work that is shown must be for sale, split 70% to the artist and 30% to MCA. MCA’s proceeds help further our mission to Champion, Convene and Create opportunities for the arts in Ocala/Marion County, Florida.
    • Selection of work is at the discretion of the Gallery Director & Gallery Committee. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that does not meet MCA’s requirements or does not match the intent of the exhibit. Please read our full Submission Guidelines in the next page before submitting.

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, July 26, 2021 (midnight)

Status Notification: Friday, July 30 (by email)

Exhibit Dates & Location: August 6 – 28, 2021 | The Brick Gallery (23 SW Broadway St.)

Drop Off Date: Monday, August 2, 2021 (10am – 4pm)

Artists’ Reception: Friday, August 6, 2021 (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

Pick Up Date: Monday, August 30, 2021 (10am – 4pm)

Contact: MCA Gallery Director; Ashley Justiniano | Email: [email protected]