MCA Guidelines

Complete list of requirements for MCA exhibit submitted work:

Calls to Artists: MCA will issue Calls to Artists at least 60 days prior to the deadline for submission. Calls will be issued through a targeted email to all members and through media releases. Artists may also visit to learn of upcoming shows and opportunities.

Subject Matter: All submitted pieces should not be offensive or controversial and must be suitable for a family-friendly gallery audience and public City building.

Media: MCA’s shows are open to any media including, but by no means limited to traditional drawing, glass, printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc. If piece requires special installation, the artist is responsible for all installation and providing all materials the piece may require.

Submission Dates: Submissions dates are indicated in the Calls to Artists. If you have questions, need clarification regarding dates or if you can’t make any of the listed dates, please contact the Gallery Director.

Submission Format: Artists are encouraged to submit images of the work via email, along with artist’s info, title of artwork, dimensions, and price information. Once approved by the Gallery Director, artists may bring in only pre-approved pieces of original art on the given dates listed in the Call to Artists. All pieces should include an Identification Card in the back with name, contact info and title of the piece. Suggested size per piece is up to 36“ in any direction. However, if 2D artwork is oversized, please contact Gallery Director directly. If oversized, only one (1) submission will be considered. All entries are to be submitted for approval, sent via email to [email protected].

Limitations: All 2D work must be properly wired with suitable hanging mechanisms, and must be “gallery ready”, either framed or created on a gallery wrapped canvas. If work is not gallery ready, it will not be accepted. All 3D work must be assembled by the artist, before it is accepted. Artist is responsible for installing their 3D piece unless otherwise specified by Gallery Director. All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years only. Please do not re-submit work that has already been shown in a previous exhibit at The Brick City Center for the Arts Gallery or anywhere around Marion County. All work must be completed before submission. Any work that is not yet dry or incomplete will not be accepted.

All work that is shown must be for sale, split 70% to the artist and 30% to MCA. All work that is shown at ‘The Brick’ must be for sale, no exceptions.

Liability: MCA’s Gallery Director will take great care in handling artworks for exhibition. MCA is not liable for any damage that may occur.

Shipping: The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from The Brick City Center for the Arts. Specific shipping and labeling details can be requested from the Gallery Director.

Post Show Pick Up: Accepted artwork must remain in the Gallery through the designated end of the show and must be picked up by the date established by the Gallery Director. If an Artist cannot make the pick-up dates, arrangements must be made with Gallery Director before the end of the show. Any work left at ‘The Brick’ for over 30 days without prior consent from the Gallery Director will be considered a donation and will become property of the Marion Cultural Alliance.

Exhibition Selection Process: Selection of work is at the discretion of the Gallery Director. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that does not meet the above requirements or does not match the intent of the exhibit. Artists will be notified via email at time of submission. If you wish to discuss further, please make an appointment by emailing Gallery Director at the email below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Brick’s Gallery Director, Ashley Justiniano by clicking here, or call (352) 369-1500.