Highlands Museum of the Arts

Highlands Museum of the Arts

Highlands Museum of the Arts

Alan Altvater Cultural Center
351 West Center Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870

The mission of Highlands MoTA is to enrich lives in our diverse community by fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity through exhibitions and educational activities that explore various types of art in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

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The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA), will be hosting its fourth annual  photography competition and exhibition, held from August 18 – October 6th, 2017.

This year’s theme will be “Captured: Highlands County” to feature the unique images that are only found in Highlands County.  The competition was open to local and regional photographers of all ages.

There will be 5 winning categories; Best in Show, Best Photo by a Young Photographer (under 18), and 3 Honorable Mentions (including “Life Downtown,” “Authentic Highlands County,” and “Highlands County Happenings”)

Competition winners were announced at the Opening Reception on August 18th from 5-7 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibitions

“Challenging Expectations” ft. F Ric Blum

Exhibiting October 13- December 2017

With an Opening Reception on October 13th, 5-7 pm

F Ric Blum is a contemporary painter and sculptor who uses a combination of
traditional methods with contemporary process ideas. His recent wall work is
mainly non-representational and is presently made by shaping wood panels that
function as the painting foundation. The overall shape of the sculptural foundation
subjectively influences its respective painting state. The result is a melding of
sculptural and painterly concerns that address the traditional aesthetic ideal of
nonverbal visual form associated with both. The result is what Blum refers to as “
constructed painting, “ and which also echoes cubist and Bauhaus influences in his

Click here to read a Full Artist Biography on Featured Artist, F Ric Blum



Click here to view Past Exhibitions



Chairman – Barb Hall
1st VP – Marcia Davis
2nd VP – Ginger Adelstone
Secretary – Nancy Palmer
Treasurer – Jeri Wohl


Ric Blum, Marie Boley, Julia Mercer, Patricia Bird, Liz Barber, & Tracy McCoy

Highlands MOTA is located at the Allen C. Altvater Cultural Center, 351 West Center Ave., in Sebring, and is operated by the Highlands Art
League. The Artists’ Village also includes The Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop, featuring studio artists and members’ gallery; the
Visual Arts Center housing art classes for children and adults; and the Clovelly House hosting HAL’s Artist in Residence.