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107 Landsdowne St. East
P.O. Box 100
Callander, Ontario
P0H 1H0

Phone: 705-752-2282 Ext. 502
Fax: 705-752-3116

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Alex Dufresne Gallery

On Display from Saturday September 12, 2020 - Saturday October 31, 2020

"Photographic Evidence" - Dan Bryer, Mike de Morée and John Minkowskyj

Click here for show details


Petit Noel Artist Call for Submission!

Calling all artists, potters, and artisans - would you like to participate in our annual year-end show Petit Noel? Read on!

Our Petit Noel exhibit is open to anybody to participate and we welcome a variety of mediums. There is no theme requirement, only a size restriction. We ask that your piece, including the frame, is no bigger than 18" by 18". You may submit up to three pieces, we guarantee that at least one will be featured in the show, but we do our best to include all pieces submitted (space pending).

In order to participate please respond to this email and let us know what type of work you will be submitting and how many pieces. We also require you to sign up/renew your artist membership with us for $10 plus HST, the membership helps to support our gallery and also gives you 25% off custom framing and 10% of art supplies at King's Framing and Gallery in Corbeil. You can do this when you drop your work off. You may have your pieces for sale in the show, but please note that the Gallery will retain 25% commission on any sold pieces.

If you are a potter or make other types of 3 dimensional art, please note that you will have 20" by 20" of table space, you can have as many pieces as you'd like within that space. If you have special mounts for your pieces please bring them.

Drop off dates: Thursday November 5, Friday November 6 and Saturday November 7 between 10 and 5pm.
Show Open date: November 14.
Pick up dates: Tuesday December 22 and Wednesday December 23.

Typically we would host a big opening reception and welcome a bunch of people and we would have lots of food. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we will not be hosting an opening reception. We will advertise the opening date of the show and you are welcome to attend, but the gallery will be restricted to only 15 people at a time.


August 5, 2020

We are pleased to announced that as of Thursday August 6 the Museum and Gallery will be reopen.

Our hours of operation will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 - 5:00pm. Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be open by appointment only (contact us at 705-752-2282 ext 502 or to book a slot).

Guidelines will be set up to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum and surfaces will be cleaned regularly. Interactive exhibits will not be available at this time. The upstairs exhibits will also be unavailable. Maximum occupancy for the museum will be restricted to 10 and for the art gallery it will be 12.

Masks will be mandatory for visitors, staff and volunteers and we ask that you refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell. Debit and credit will be the preferred method of payment.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time as we adapt to our new guidelines and we look forward to welcoming guests back to the museum beginning Thursday August 6.

The Alex Dufresne Gallery is partnered with the Callander Bay Heritage Museum, where it houses several exhibitions each year supporting the artistic talents of local and area artists. It is named after Alex Dufresne, a well-known barber and collector of fine antiques and artifacts who was instrumental in opening the museum in 1981.

Featured exhibitions run include almost all kinds of work – traditional oil, watercolour, and acrylic painting; pen and ink, charcoal, graphite, pencil; sculpture; photography; experimental and found-object arrangements; and artisan crafts such as pottery, quilts, jewelry, woodwork, glass work, stained glass – the list is endless!

We welcome you to visit our modern and spacious gallery, situated close to downtown Callander and the shores of Callander Bay!