MCA October Member’s Reception: La Vie Bohème
October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us on the first Friday in October (10.06) from 5-6p.m. at The Brick (23 SW Broadway St.) Enjoy yummy bites, libations, unique photo ops, and mingle with our participating artists. Awards ceremony starts around 5:45 pm. Thank you to our sponsors, the LILAC Foundation and Signature Brands of Ocala!
NOTE: This reception is for Artists & MCA members only! The gallery will open to the general public from 6-8pm during October’s First Friday Art Walk.
About the exhibit: each year, MCA invites emerging and seasoned artists to participate in our annual fine art exhibit and competition featuring the ‘Best of the Best’. This year’s prompt was “LA VIE BOHEME”, in celebration of our 16th annual Applaud the Arts; Soirée de Lumière on 10.14 at the Appleton Museum of Art. This is MCA’s yearly celebration of local arts organizations and community art leaders with MCA cultural grants and arts awards. Tickets on sale now at mcaocala.org!
About our 2023 official judge: Victoria Billig is Assistant Director of Museum Operations at the Appleton Museum of Art. She earned an MS in Interdisciplinary Arts from Nova Southeastern University, and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and BA in Art History from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the Appleton Museum of Art, she held positions at the Pelham Art Center in Pelham, NY, the NSU Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa. She sits on the board of the Magnolia Art Xchange, an incubator for emerging artists, and is a member of Marion County’s Tourist Development Council. Victoria has juried art festivals and exhibitions, and served on grant panels, for organizations across the United States.
Exhibit will be on display October 6 – 28, 2023. Featuring artworks in various mediums by MCA artist members of all ages. All exhibiting pieces are for sale, with a percentage of sales supporting MCA and it’s mission. Free admission, donations appreciated. The Brick Gallery hours are Tues. – Fri., 10am to 5pm, Sat., 11am to 4pm. Gallery is closed Sundays & Mondays. Questions? Contact MCA at 352-369-1500.