Celebrating the Arts in Rural Ontario


We present a new exhibition of talented artists each month.

Our workshops are open to the public to advance their artistic skills.

Come visit our Gallery shop; something for everyone and all made by local artists and artisans.

Shows in 2019-2020

December 4, 2019 – January 25, 2020: 37th Annual Invitational Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft


Closed February


March 4 – March 28, Michael Nathaniel Green – The Invisible Offering: sculpture

Opening reception Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Dr. Melissa Fransky, and Drs. J. Rawal and J. Guthrie


April 1 - 25, Shannon Taylor – Remembered, Imagined: mixed media

Opening reception Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors:  Micheline Leveque and Gertrud  Sorensen 


April 29 – May 30, Underneath: Juried Theme Show

Opening reception Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


June 3 – 27, Melinda Shank-Miles - Fragile: paintings

Opening reception Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Owl Ridge Acres


July 1 – August 1, Allan O’Marra – Recent Figurative Works: paintings

Opening reception Friday, July 3 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Jean & Glenda Menard, and Hugh & Ingrid Monteith


August 5 – 29, Connie van Rijn – In the Shadows: paintings

Opening reception Friday, August 7 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Pam Gibb-Carsley and Susan Latremoille


September 3 – 26, David Smith - The Lost and Found Project: paintings

Opening reception Friday, September 4 at 7:30pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in the Gallery Shop

Co Sponsors: Ernst Grell & Leilah Ward, and Tom & Mary Robinson


September 30 – October 31: Francis Livingston – Winter Lights and Winter Ice: photography

Opening reception Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm

Co Sponsors: Barbara FitzPatrick and TBA


November 4 – 28, John Climenhage – disLocations: painting

Opening Reception Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul D. Cooke


December 2, 2020 – January 29, 2021, 38th Invitational Juried Show

Opening reception Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft


Art Gallery of Bancroft

The Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) is a public art gallery in the town of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  The AGB boasts a permanent collection including a large collection of Oscar Schlienger's work. The AGB Gallery Shop displays work from the area's artists and artisans and exhibitions from local art and craft associations. 

Operated by  volunteers and financed by fundraising, the AGB mounts 10 exhibitions per year focusing on local  artists.  Every month the Gallery presents new shows, which include the annual "Invitation - Juried Exhibition".  Exhibition proposals are accepted for the Dec 21 and June 21 deadlines.

In encouraging public participation in the visual arts, the Gallery runs a slate of workshops (mostly one-day sessions) throughout the year with talented instructors teaching skills in a variety of artistic media. 

New members are always welcome!



COVID-19 Update

In the best interests of public health and our community, the Gallery and Gallery Shop will remain closed through to the end of May, at which time we will again assess the situation and hope to be able to advise of a re-opening date.

The show scheduled to run through April will be deferred to a later date, as will the May juried exhibition  “Underneath”. Both exhibitions are now scheduled to take place in April and May of 2021, respectively.

We hope that you all stay safe and healthy, with better days ahead.


Your Help Needed Now!

We are down to the last two weeks for Art Gallery members, artists and visitors to have a say in the future of the Gallery in the next 4 years.   The online survey is a critical component of the Strategic Planning process.  We need your input now.  Please complete the 10 minute questionnaire by April 21 at  All responses are confidential.


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Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Gallery will remain closed until at least the beginning of June.  We will be monitoring advisories from public health agencies to determine when the Gallery might open again.




Have your say in the future of the Art Gallery of Bancroft!

The Art Gallery has embarked on a new Strategic Planning initiative that will provide the basis for moving forward in the next 4 to 5 years.  The AGB has retained the help of local consultants Chris Drost and Avis Price to lead this effort. With ther help, an online survey has been created, seeking input from all AGB stakeholders - volunteers, members, artists, local residentsi and others.  What should be Gallery priorities? What should the Gallery look like in 5 years time?  What is the importance of the Gallery Shop to members and the community?  Have your say by taking the 10 minute questionnaire at  All responses are confidential.


Update on the COVID virus Impact on the Juried Theme Show "Underneath"

Letters of acceptance for entries to the "Underneath" show have been sent out at the beginning of April, 2020.  Due to extended closure as a result of the COVID virus, the Theme show has been re-scheduled to May of 2021.



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The revised timeline for the "Underneath" Exhibition is now:
- Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24, 2021 – drop off of selected work to the Art Gallery of Bancroft, 10 Flint Ave, Bancroft, ON.
- Wednesday May 5, 2021- show opens to the public
- Friday May 7, 2021 –Public Opening Reception


The Gallery Shop

 New at the Gallery Shop!

New artwork and crafts from local and regional artists arrive each month.  Here are a few new items that may pique your interest!





The Gallery Shop of the AGB offers for sale the unique creations of many talented local and regional artists.  In addition to a collection of original paintings in a variety of media on display in the Gallery Shop, visitors are invited to peruse a wide variety of creations in ceramics, textiles and wood, jewelry, art books, art cards, stained glass, and so much more.  There are imaginative gift ideas in a variety of prices for all occasions like birthdays, weddings, Mother’s Day, hosting presents and Canadiana gifts for family and friends abroad. 

With a visit to the Gallery Shop, finding something special for the hard-to-buy-for person is almost a certainty.  The display of artistic creations changes regularly, so there is always something new to admire. 



Are you a local or regional artist/artisan who would like to have your work displayed for sale in the Gallery Shop?  The Gallery Shop is run on a consignment basis, with the Gallery retaining 35% of the retail price on any sales.  All work submitted for consideration will be reviewed by a committee with the intent of determining the suitability and saleability of the work. Note that it is AGB policy that you must be a current member of the Art Gallery of Bancroft to have your work displayed in the Gallery Shop.  To learn more of the procedures and requirements for consigning your work to the Gallery Shop, please follow this link.



The final workshop was held at the Art Gallery on October 19/20. Pam Woodward led an enthusiastic group in “Textile Ice Dyeing - Gearing Up for Winter”.  There are already calls to bring Pam back next year for another workshop with textiles.

You can read more about the workshop details by clicking here.



Contact Details

Art Gallery of Bancroft
10 Flint Avenue
P.O. Box 398
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0

Phone: (613) 332-1542
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