Open by appointment all winter, call for a day to visit: 952-657-2323
Wildlife artist, sporting dog artist, photographer and videographer, Carl J. Melichar makes his residence in rural Mayer, MN.
Carl's home and his Countryside Art Gallery is located on an old historical farm, homesteaded & built in the middle 1800’s, about 40 minutes west of the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN metro area.
On display at the gallery is also artwork and carved decoys of Richard Schiebel, a lifelong friend, and memorabilia of the late, great Les C. Kouba, Carl’s second cousin.
Carl is Director of the 1914 "Old Granary" Museum, Studio and Art Gallery. The Granary has over 100 taxidermy specimens displayed, mostly sea ducks and all four of the North American Eiders.
In 2019 the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary was created, which sits on 2 acres of mostly organic wild flowers, pumpkins, gourds and milkweed, adjacent to a 100 year old barn adorned with monarch graphics and antique cars interspersed throughout the 14 acre Countryside Art Gallery homesite.
Carl was born in Hutchinson, MN, grew up with a dairy farm background and has always loved the outdoors.
Feel free to give Carl a call to schedule an appointment to visit the Countryside Art Gallery: 952-657-2323
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"Spectacled Eiders of the Far North at the Bering Sea" by Carl J. Melichar.
Carl created the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in 2019.
The 2022 Countryside Art Gallery and Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Tours will be held during the 2022 Art Wander on September 23-25, 2021.
Visit: 2022 Art Wander
Click Here for Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary barn photos and photos from the 2019/2020 Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Tours.
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