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All You Need is Love… and Art!

Who’s Eligible:  MCA Artist Members

Description of Show:
This exhibit is in conjunction with our annual February costume party. This year’s theme “All You Need is Love… and Art!” is inspired by the music of the Beatles. Please submit works of art that interpret our theme accordingly; for example, we are looking for art in the style of Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Roy Lichtenstein, etc. This show is specifically for the fundraising party and runs concurrently with Artist Alley’s exhibit. Art will be on display the week prior to the party, but may not be purchased until the VIP / Artists’ Reception on Saturday,February 9, 2019. All accepted pieces for this exhibit must have been completed in the past two years; please do not bring in anything that has been exhibited prior in Marion County. Please see requirements below, as changes have been made. Proceeds of art sold during the exhibit will be split, 70% to the artist and 30% to MCA.

Mediums:  All mediums accepted

Event Dates:  Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7-10 pm

Travelogue:  Grand Destinations and Personal Journeys

Who’s Eligible:  MCA Artist Members

Description of Show:
MCA artists are invited to submit works of landmarks and/or of your
personal travel.

Mediums:  All mediums accepted

Artist’s Reception:  Friday , June 7, 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Event Dates:  Friday, June 7 – Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Art of Aging

Who’s Eligible:  MCA Artist Members aged 55 +

Description of Show:
The Art of Aging is a collaborative effort of Marion Senior Services and Marion Cultural Alliance that celebrates aging through art, stories and education. The exhibit will be a celebration of the creative talent of our community’s senior artists.

Mediums:  All mediums accepted

Artist’s Reception:  Friday , August 2, 2019, 5 pm – 6 pm

Exhibit Dates:  Friday, August 2 – Saturday, August 31, 2019

Simple Pleasures


Who’s Eligible:  
MCA Artist Members aged 55 +

Title of Exhibit:  Simple Pleasures – A juried exhibit

Description of Show:
As artists you draw inspiration from profound beauty and simplicity. From the simplicity of sparse lines, intense color to varying perspectives. It’s the simple elegance of the natural world that defines a simple pleasure. This September, let’s step out of the hustle and bustle and explore the simple pleasures that inspire us all. All work for this exhibit must have been completed in the past two years. Once determined, the jurors will be announced.

Mediums:  All mediums accepted

Juried Entry Fee:  MCA Member $30.00 (2 pieces) • Non – MCA Member $45.00 (2 pieces)

Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019, 5 pm – 6 pm

Exhibit Dates:  Friday, September 9 – Saturday, September 27, 2019

Prizes:
Best of Show – $200.00 Michael’s gift card
First Prize – $100.00 Michael’s gift card
Second Prize – $75.00 Michael’s gift card
Third Prize – $50.00 Michael’s gift card
Honorable Mention -$25.00 Michael’s gift card
Merit Ribbon Award
Merit Ribbon Award

The Best of the Best of 2019

Who’s Eligible:  MCA Artist Members

Description of Show:
Please submit what you think is your best works. All work for this exhibit must have been completed in the past two years.

Mediums:  All mediums accepted

Artist’s Reception:  Friday, October 4th, 2019, 5 pm – 6 pm

Exhibit Dates:  Friday, October 4 – Saturday, October 26, 2019

If you can not make any of the Drop Off or Pick Up dates above, contact Gallery Director
Xochi Smith to schedule an appointment at Xochi.Jacques-Smith@McaOcala.com

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