Call to Artists & Makers: The MCA Shop
For Consignment: January – April 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 are 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 mcaocala.org/membership 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 will be processed monthly on the 15th of the month following the sale.
Important Dates: MCA will be rotating consignment on a quarterly basis. The deadline to apply for this first selection is January 10, 2022 by 11:59 pm. This first consignment will run through April 15, 2022.
Entry Guidelines: To be considered for The Shop, artists must apply through ArtCall by midnight on January 10, 2022. 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 mcashop2.artcall.org, 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 SPRING / 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 January 15, 2022. Selected applicants must drop off their items on Monday, January 17 from 10am – 4pm, and/or Tuesday, January 18 from 10am – 1pm. Only pre-approved pieces will be added. New 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!