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


Temporary Closure Notice

Due to the rapid increase in positive Omicron variant numbers, and concern for the well-being of our volunteers, the Art Gallery of Bancroft is following Provincial directives will be closed for the first three weeks of January.  The Art Gallery will consider re-opening on Wednesday January 26th if concerns over the spread of Omicron are reduced.  We regret any inconvenience this closure may cause.


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!


View our Christmas gift displays!

Out of the Box Gifts has recently shot a video of the display areas and gifts and crafts on display there.  They can be viewed on the Art Gallery's Facebook site at Facebook, or on YouTube.  Find the perfect gift for that someone special!


Current Show - The 39th Annual Juried Exhibition

The Juried exhibition runs from Wednesday December 1 though January 22, 2022.  This year's jurors were Rob Niezen and Lisa Martini-Dunk.

The results of the jurying process are in!  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 of this exhibition by clicking here.  Don't forget to vote for your favourite entries in the People's Choice Award.  Results of the Ballots will be poster here in late January, 2022.

See some pictures of the Opening Reception by clicking here.


Visit our Online Store!

You can visit our online gift store "Out of the Box Gifts";  enter our online store here. We are delighted to report that sales orders are still coming through even though we have passed the complete lockdown mode.

Out of the Box Gifts is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm each week until further notice.



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. .  We found we had to switch internet providers to be able to reach all of our membership list at one time.


Call for Monthly Exhibitions, 2022

Artist wishing to be considered for the featured monthly exhibitions in 2022 are welcome to submit their application package, which can be found by following this link.


The Gallery Shop is now "Out of the Box" Gifts!


The Gallery Shop re-opened in April with a new look and moniker! Think Out of the Box Gifts! New stock will be on display in the completely new displays.  Be sure to come in and check it out!


New stock will be on display in the completely new displays.  Be sure to come in and check it out!


Out of the Box Gifts 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, visitors are invited to peruse a wide variety of creations in ceramics, leather, 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 Out of the Box Gifts, 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 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, please follow this link.



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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