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 – "Exploration in 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 Barbara FitzPatrick


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 Freddie Towe


October 2 – 26, 2019: Douglas Back - Installation

Opening reception Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Chris FitzSimons - Riverside Suite AirBnB, and Cope-Barrett-CPAs


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!

The AGB welcomes local artist Anita Murphy for her new exhibition titled "Exploration in Yellow".  This show is somewhat different than other works by Anita.  Drop into the Gallery to see how the colour yellow runs through her paintings.. The exhibition runs from May 1 through June 1, and is sponsored by Camp Ponacka

Read more about the artist by clicking here


 The Opening Reception for Anita's exhibition was a great success and a lot of fun.  Having Anita's family there to share it with her was really special.  Congratulations, Anita!




Read more about the artist by clicking here



You'll be seeing more from us!

An Article by Molly Moldovan about current happenings at the AGB was published in the May Edition of the Apsley Voice.  And a brief history of the AGB's early days appeared in the May edition of Apsley Backroads, with a follow-up article on more recent history schedule for the June edition. Lakeside-dwellers, watch for an ad and article in the spring-summer or annual Cottage Association publications.


First Artist Talk of the Year

We regret that the Artist Talk by Musician and Artist Chas Burke has to be cancelled due to scheduling problems.  The AGB regrets any inconvenience the initial announcement may have have caused.


Student Volunteers welcome at the Gallery

On June 8th, President Hugh Monteith will be present at the North Hastings High School as the AGB representative at the Employment/Volunteer Fair for students.  Hugh will be on hand to discuss volunteering opportunities for students, and the skills they can expect to acquire by volunteering with the Gallery.


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.


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!




 See more items here.


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.



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

May 5: Tamara Gibson "Felted Sheep's Wool"

June 9: Chas Burke "Paint Like a Musician"

June 23: Bonnie Steinberg "Painting a Watercolour Street Scene"

July 7: Michelle Bruce "Wired Gems" jewellery-making

July 14: Debra Bannister "Our Lovely Loons" watercolour

August 11: Tracey Lee Green Painting Impressionistic Wildlife in Acrylics

August 25: Anne Renouf "Thinking Inside the Box" -multi-media

September 14/15 (3 hrs each day): Pam Woodward “Textile Ice Dyeing - Gearing Up for Winter”

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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