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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 2018 - 2019

 October 31 – December 1: Alex Jack – “From Outside” Exhibition of Landscape Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul David Cooke

 

December 5, 2018 – January 26, 2019: 36th Annual Invitational Juried Exhibition

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

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft

 

Closed February

 

March 6 – March 30, 2019  Anne Renouf – mixed media

Opening reception Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm

 

April 3 - 27, 2019: Carolyn Jongeward – "Correspondences: Arts of the Loom and the Easel"; painting and tapestry

Opening reception Friday, April 5 at 7:30pm

 

May 1 – June 1, 2019: Anita Murphy – "Experiencing Yellow", painting and sculpture

Opening reception Friday, May 3 at 7:30pm

 

June 5 – 29, 2019: Julie Withrow painting and Barbara Allport - "A Sense of Place",   painting

Opening reception Friday, June 7 at 7:30pm

 

July 3 – 27, 2019: Holly Edwards - "I've Used Up All My Courage", painting

Opening reception Friday, July 5 at 7:30pm

 

July 31 – August 31, 2019: Carol Westcott - "Thin Places",  painting

Opening reception Friday, August 2 at 7:30pm

 

September 4 – 28, 2019: Kimberly Tucker - "Inheritance",  sculpture

Opening reception Friday, September 6 at 7:30pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in gallery shop

 

October 2 – 26, 2019: Douglas Back - Installation

Opening reception Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm

 

November 1 – 30, 2019: Rob Niezen – "Nocturnal Reflections", painting

Opening Reception Friday, November 1 at 7:30pm

 

December 5, 2019 – January 25, 2020: 37th Invitational Juried Show

Opening reception Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30pm

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" for which the best in show receives the David B Milne Award.  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!

 

Now Showing!

It's time for the Annual Juried Exhibition, a highlight of the year for the Gallery!  The exhibition runs from December 5th to January 26th, 2019.  This year's juror is Caroline deMooy. Thanks to Boyer Chevrolet Buick GMC Bancroft for their continued sponsorship of this important event.

Alex Jack was named winner of the David B. Milne Award for Best-in-Show for his painting "Pond and Shoreline". 

Read more about the category winners by clicking here

 

 

News!

Workshops in March with Anita Murphy

The Art Gallery is pleased to announce that local artist Anita Murphy will be leading two sets of workshops at the Gallery in March.  Read more below under workshops!

 

Payment by E-transfer now available at the AGB

Be a vital part of the AGB puzzle and become a member now! Support the arts and artists as our volunteer-run gallery continues a 34 history of shows, exhibitions, workshops and gallery shop operation - and it's only 20 bucks a year!


Members receive 10% off gallery shop purchases, a discount at Curry’s Art Supplies, regular gallery updates and your support means the world to us!

 

February Closure for the Gallery

A reminder that the Gallery will be closed during the month of February, 2019 to give volunteers a much needed rest.  The Gallery will re-open on Wednesday March 6th for the exhibition by Anne Renouf.  The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 8th, with the show running until March 30th.

Workshops

 The Art Gallery is pleased to announce that local artist Anita Murphy will be leading two sets of workshops at the Gallery in March.  The workshops will take place on each Monday of the month, with a mixed media class in the morning, and painting (watercolour, acrylic or oil) in the afternoon.  Classes are sold in blocks of four for $160.00.  More information is available here, or at Anita’s website https://www.anitasfineart.com/workshops.

 

The Gallery Shop

 New at the Gallery Shop this month!

 For the young and young-at-heart artists, the Gallery Shop has a wide variety of art puzzles, featuring works by the "Wild Women of Algonquin" as well as colouring books to help while away the winter indoors!   Come in and check them out, they make a wonderful gift idea!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Workshop Update

 

Workshops are now over for 2018.  The new schedule for 2019 will appear here when it has been compiled.

 

A Call for Artist Instructors willing to lead workshops at the AGB has been issued.  Workshops are typically held on Sundays, when the Gallery is closed, between 10 am and 4 pm.  Read more...

 

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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