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

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

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


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

Co-Sponsors:  Micheline Leveque, Barr. & Sol., and Barbara Allport


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

Opening reception Friday, May 3 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


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

Opening reception Friday, June 7 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Ingrid & Hugh Monteith, and Leillah Ward & Ernst Grell


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

Opening reception Friday, July 5 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Deuce Tattoos & Deuce Boutique & Botanicals, and TBD


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

Opening reception Friday, August 2 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Susan Latremoille, and Pam Gibb-Carsley


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

Opening reception Friday, September 6 at 7:30pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in gallery shop

Co-Sponsors: The Old Hastings Mercantile & Gallery, and TBD


October 2 – 26, 2019: Douglas Back - Installation

Opening reception Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: TBD


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

Opening Reception Friday, November 1 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul D. Cooke


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

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

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancoft

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!

From March 6 to 30, come to the AGB to view Anne Renouf's ethereal show "Unearthed".  Look for the imagery that is embodied in most of her pictures; it represents a very important life activity!



The Opening Reception was held on Friday evening, March 8 to an enthusiastic crowd. The Question and Answer session with Anne was lively and stimulating.



Read more about the artist by clicking here




AGB Volunteer Appreciation Event Scheduled for April 13!

Our wonderful Art Gallery would not open without the dedication and commitment of our extraordinary volunteers. To honour our volunteers, and Appreciation Luncheon will be held at the Bancroft Legion on April 13 from 10 am to 1 pm.  This event is a combined effort of the many agencies in Bancroft that help to make the Town so special.

If you are an AGB volunteer interested in attending this event, please call Volunteer Coordinator Tere Stinchcombe or sign up at the Gallery before March 31.  Note that you must register for this event as seating is limited!


Volunteer Meeting Monday April 18

The regular monthly Volunteer Meeting for the Gallery will be held on Monday April 18 at the Gallery  at 10 am.  Please come to hear what is going on at your Gallery!


New Workshops have been scheduled!

New workshops have been scheduled for the summer months, with more in the planning stages.  See the Workshop information posted below.


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!  Learn more about using the e-transfer payment option here.




At this time, we are pleased to announce the following workshops:

June 9: Chas Burke "Paint Like a Musician"

July 14: Debra Bannister "Our Lovely Loons"

Also we have commitments to teach workshops from Michelle Bruce (Jewelry) and Tracey Lee Green (Painting). 

As the workshop schedule is firmed up it will be posted here.


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...



The Gallery Shop

 New at the Gallery Shop!

 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.


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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