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 2019-2020

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

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft


Closed February


March 4 – March 28, Michael Nathaniel Green – The Invisible Offering: sculpture

Opening reception Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm

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


April 1 - 25, Shannon Taylor – Remembered, Imagined: mixed media

Opening reception Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors:  Micheline Leveque and Gertrud  Sorensen 


April 29 – May 30, Underneath: Juried Theme Show

Opening reception Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


June 3 – 27, Melinda Shank-Miles - Fragile: paintings

Opening reception Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Owl Ridge Acres


July 1 – August 1, Allan O’Marra – Recent Figurative Works: paintings

Opening reception Friday, July 3 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Jean & Glenda Menard, and Hugh & Ingrid Monteith


August 5 – 29, Connie van Rijn – In the Shadows: paintings

Opening reception Friday, August 7 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Pam Gibb-Carsley and Susan Latremoille


September 3 – 26, David Smith - The Lost and Found Project: paintings

Opening reception Friday, September 4 at 7:30pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in the Gallery Shop

Co Sponsors: Ernst Grell & Leilah Ward, and Tom & Mary Robinson


September 30 – October 31: Francis Livingston – Winter Lights and Winter Ice: photography

Opening reception Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm

Co Sponsors: Barbara FitzPatrick and TBA


November 4 – 28, John Climenhage – disLocations: painting

Opening Reception Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul D. Cooke


December 2, 2020 – January 29, 2021, 38th Invitational Juried Show

Opening reception Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft


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".  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!



COVID-19 Update

In the best interests of public health and our community, the Gallery and Gallery Shop will remain closed through to the end of April, at which time we will again assess the situation and hope to be able to advise of a re-opening date.

The show scheduled to run through April will be deferred to a later date, with the possibility that the May juried exhibition  “Underneath” may also need to be rescheduled.

We hope that you all stay safe and healthy , with better days ahead .



Now Showing

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Gallery has cancelled the remainder of exhibition of sculpture titled "The Invisible Offering" by Peterborough artist Michael Nathaniel Green. The April exhibition by Shannon Taylor has also been deferred. Please see the announcement above.

You can read more about this exhibition by clicking here.



Have your say in the future of the Art Gallery of Bancroft!

The Art Gallery has embarked on a new Strategic Planning initiative that will provide the basis for moving forward in the next 4 to 5 years.  The AGB has retained the help of local consultants Chris Drost and Avis Price to lead this effort. With ther help, an online survey has been created, seeking input from all AGB stakeholders - volunteers, members, artists, local residentsi and others.  What should be Gallery priorities? What should the Gallery look like in 5 years time?  What is the importance of the Gallery Shop to members and the community?  Have your say by taking the 10 minute questionnaire at  All responses are confidential.


Update on the COVID virus Impact on the Juried Theme Show "Underneath"

The Art Gallery of Bancroft welcomes  both emerging and established artists to apply to participate in Underneath, a Juried Show of Fine Arts.

Whether a physical location, a psychological space, or a place hidden, the underneath seems always a rich and fertile ground.

We are committed to representing the local community and we strongly encourage artists who experience barriers or oppression to apply. 

Providing that the concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus have been allayed, the selected art works will be on display at the Art Gallery of Bancroft from April 29 – May 30, 2020.  A Public Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.  In the event the Gallery must remain closed though May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the theme exhibition will be deferred and postponed to a later date.

Read more about the exhibition and guidelines by following this link.


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!





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.



The final workshop was held at the Art Gallery on October 19/20. Pam Woodward led an enthusiastic group in “Textile Ice Dyeing - Gearing Up for Winter”.  There are already calls to bring Pam back next year for another workshop with textiles.

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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