OMAH’s Pachter Panorama

Orillia Museum of Art & History

This week, renowned Canadian artist Charles Pachter, OC OOnt is auctioning off paintings and framed prints to benefit the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH). Proceeds will support the museum’s programming and endowment fund for long-term sustainability.

In 2014, Charles established Moose Factory of Orillia (MOFO), an Orillia landmark. Here, he creates new works, often inspired by the local landscape and history. As did Charles’s auctions of 2014, 2018 and 2021, this auction will feature several of Pachter’s signature thematic images – flags, moose, barns, the Queen, and some delightful new surprises. Plus, Charles has agreed to donate a private tour of the Charles Pachter Museum in Toronto, which, we know, is priceless!

Online Auction

Don’t miss your opportunity to take home an iconic Pachter original or print at unbelievable prices! The auction preview will start Monday, June 13 at 9 a.m. The auction will run from Thursday, June 16, and close on Saturday, June 18, at 4 p.m.

Want to bid on your favourite, please click HERE to register.
Registration is now open.
Preview of the auction will begin June 13.
The online auction will run from June 16 to June 18.

In-person Garden Party

June 18, 2 – 4 p.m.
Join us at the Pactherplex (MOFO – 54 Western Avenue) for an afternoon of entertainment.

  • Live music with Steph Dunn
  • Wine tasting with sommelier Andre Derrick
  • Refreshments from the Eclectic Cafe, The Rind & Truckle, and Wilkie’s Bakery
  • Like a painting or print, place a bid with one of our OMAH Ambassadors (there will be a couple of prints/paintings available to bid on that will not be available through the online auction)

Register to attend by clicking HERE

SUPPORT OMAH’s endowment fund for long-term sustainability or school programs by making a donation to either fund using the links below. Donations that are $150 or greater will receive a special gift from OMAH.


This event is made possible with the support of:
Georgian Bay Printers
HGR Graham Partners
Lakehead University
Trailside Retreat
Don Philip In Honour of Dr. Mary Ellins

Exhibitions currently on view at OMAH

May 28 – September 3, 2022
Reflections of Ourselves. Conceived by artist Tracey Lawko, this exhibition is a collaborative art project which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Canadians. A large fibre tree installation explores the question “Who are we?”, while leaves created by over 100 Indigenous, settler and immigrant Canadians in honour of their cultural heritage hang from the branches. In conjunction with this exhibition, OMAH is offering five unique workshops led by artists from across Canada.

April 23 – July 16, 2022
The 25th Annual International Women’s Day Art Show features artwork from over 100 professional and non-professional artists following the theme of Life Lines.

April 23 – July 16, 2022
Dying Matters: Reflections of Hope Through Grief, is a partnership exhibition and fundraiser with Hospice Orillia featuring the artwork of 26 diverse artists.

April 30 – July 9, 2022
The Print Exchange organized by Barrie’s PRNT Collective. Comprising two mini-exhibitions Return to Sender and Expedition, The PRNT Exchange contains postage stamp and passport sized prints from local and international printmakers.

Upcoming Exhibitions

July 16 – October 15, 2022
Summer on the Lake: A historical exhibition celebrating summer leisure activities from past to present on Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching.

July 23 – September 24, 2022
Conversations: The Ontario Society of Artists 150th Anniversary Exhibition featuring the theme Breath. Heart. Spirit.

July 23 – October 22, 2022
The History of Orillia in 50 Artefacts.

September 17, 2022 – January 14, 2023
Sylvia Tesori: The Man Who Could Fly, features paintings and historical artefacts based on the artist’s father who was once a pilot.

October 1, 2022 – January 14, 2023
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition Tradition Transformed.

For information/Media Contact: Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director
705 326–2159 x101 |


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The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is a hub of culture and heritage located in the heart of Orillia’s Arts District. From scientific specimens and photographs, to archives and oral histories, OMAH offers a wide range of research possibilities and interpretive programs complemented by a body of rich and engaging exhibitions. The historical clock tower of the Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building is a beacon for our location.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History respectfully acknowledges our presence on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.

Museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Suggested Admission is $5

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is fully accessible.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of its Members, Donors, Sponsors, Partners, the City of Orillia and the Province of Ontario.