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 2022

December 1, 2021 – January 22, 2022,

39th Invitational Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception, Friday December 3 at 7:30 p.m.


February and March

Selections from the Art Gallery of Bancroft’s Permanent Collection

Opening Reception: to be determined


March 30 – April 30

Jessica Lin – Photography/Installation

There’s no Place Like Home

Opening reception Friday, April 1 at 7:30pm


May 4 - 28

Tanya Fenkell – watercolour

Emotional Landscapes

Opening Reception Friday, May 6 at 7:30pm


June 1 – 25

Melinda Shank-Miles - paintings


Opening Reception Friday, June 3 at 7:30pm


June 29 – July 30

Freddy Towe – Collage and Mixed Media

This Day

Opening reception Friday, July 1 at 7:30pm


August 3 – 27

Ketha Newman paintings


Opening reception Friday, August 5 at 7:30pm


 August 31 – October 1

Larry Ostrom - photography

To be determined

Opening reception, Friday, September 2 at 7:30pm


October 5 – 29

Anne Hoover – paintings and drawings of the figure

Figuring It Out

Opening reception, Friday ,October 7 at 7:30pm


November 2 – 26

Arne Roosman – recent works

Opening Reception, Friday, November 4 at 7:30pm


December/January: November 30, 2022 – January 21, 2023

40th Invitational Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception, Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Art Gallery of Bancroft

Mark your calendars – the Gallery is reopening soon!

We are reopening on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, with an exhibit from our permanent collection. And, we also have a surprise exhibition from a local artist!


Attention artists who participated in the Juried Exhibition

Please arrange to pick up your work from the Gallery between Wednesday, January 26th and Saturday January 29th between noon and 4 pm. If someone else will be collecting your works on your behalf, kindly contact the Gallery by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone (613) 332-1542 to confirm the arrangement. Thanks to all who participated!



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!



The 39th Annual Juried Exhibition results are in!

This years exhibition ran from Wednesday December 1 - January 22, 2022.  The jurors were artists Rob Niezen and Lisa Martini-Dunk.

Congratulations to Marilyn Simpson of Peterborough for winning the Town of Bancroft's Best-in-Show award. 

   "Autumn Fields" by Marilyn Simpson



Read more about the winners here. Don't forget to vote for your favourite entries in the People's Choice Award. We'll post the results of the ballots here in late January 2022.

See some pictures of the Opening Reception here.  




The Gallery Shop is now

Out of the Box Gifts!

Open Tuesday through Saturday
from 10 am to 4 pm until further notice.

Check out our online store! 

Magical, meaningful gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

At Out of the Box Gifts in the Gallery, we sell unique creations made by talented
local and regional artists. Browse our enchanting collection of original paintings,
pottery, textiles and wood, leather, jewelry, art books, art cards, stained glass,
and so much more! 

With new pieces coming in all the time, make the AGB your first stop when looking for
a truly special gift. Our friendly staff can help you find just the right thing!





Art Gallery offers warm clothing on the Art Fence

Those in need are offered free mittens, scarves socks and other small items of clothing on the Art Fence at the site of the former Victorian Lady.  People re invited to take what they need, or to add to the collection on the fence.


We have a new email address!

Please take a moment to update your address book with our new email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


Call for Monthly Exhibitions, 2022

Artist wishing to be considered for the featured monthly exhibitions in 2022 are welcome to submit their application package. Click here for details.



Are you a local or regional artist/artisan who would like to have your work displayed for sale in the gift shop?  Out of the Box Gifts 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 Out of the Box Gifts.  To learn more of the procedures and requirements for consigning your work to Out of the Box Gifts, click here.



We regret that no workshops will be offered for the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 virus.





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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