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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!

On display for November is an exhibition of landscape paintings by Alex Jack, an artist residing in rural Eastern Ontario.  Alex's work feature broad strokes and colours, a response to what he describes as "the landscape’s largeness, aliveness, continual change, and the ongoing relentless push of nature".

Alex's exhibition is sponsored by Pat Cooke in memory of Paul David Cooke.  The Opening Reception is held on Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

"Marsh and Forest – Late October"

 

Read more about the artist and exhibition by clicking here.  To view Alex's works on display at the Gallery, click here.

Alex's exhibition is sponsored by Pat Cooke in memory of Paul David Cooke.  The Opening Reception was held on Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 p.m. A few photos of the enjoyable evening are shown below.

   

 

News!

New at the Gallery Shop this month!

Stunning copper bracelets from Peter Gravelle of Madonna House in Combermere. Read more.

 

 

 

Submit your entry for the Annual Juried Exhibition now!

The Annual Juried Exhibition for the Art Gallery of Bancroft runs from December 5, 2018 – January 26, 2019.  Art can be submitted in seven categories for judging by juror Caroline deMooy.  Guidelines for those interested in submitting works of art for the annual juried exhibition are now available and can be found by following this link.

 

The AGB is grateful to the following for sponsorship of the awards:

David B. Milne                              Bancroft Times                         Hannah Lithographers

FitzPatrick Family                          Greg Latremoille                       York River Framing

Park View Dental                          Carol R. Kadwell-Wallace            Bancroft Bed & Breakfast

Marlin Horst & Margot Currie         Old Tin Shed                             McDougall Insurance Brokers

Brown Hair Design

 

Thanks also to Boyer Chevrolet Buick GMC or their sponsorship of the Juried Exhibition

 

 

Workshop Update

 

Workshops are now over for 2018.  The new schedule 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...

 

The Gallery Shop

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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