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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

December 2017 – January 27: Freddie Towe – “Flow”

Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsors:  Barbara Allport and Clasina Weese

 

January 31 – February 24: Harold Eastman and Larry Ostrom – “Faces of Bancroft: Makin’ a Living/Makin’ Music”.  An exhibition of photography.

Opening Reception Friday, February 2 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsors:  Dr. J. Rawal and Dr. J. Guthrie, and Dr. M. Fransky

 

February 28 – March 31: Molly Moldovan: - “Turbulent Heart” Exhibition of Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Parkview Dental Centre and Bancroft Auto Body

 

April 4 – April 28: Fred Gottschalk – “Bee-cause and Effect”. Wall Constructions

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

Sponsors: Bancroft Home Hardware and Friends of the Gallery

 

May 3 – May 26: Martha Eleen: "Before Tomorrow". An Exhibition of Paintings

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

Sponsors: Ingrid and Hugh Monteith, and TBA

 

May 30 – June 30: Eric  Weiner – “Still Life is ... still life”:  An exhibition of photography.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Micheline Leveque, and The Barn Chefs

 

July 4 – 28: Moses Amik – "Above Looking Down":  A Retrospective of His Art

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

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka

 

August 1 – September 1: Paul Chester - "Landscape Reflections": Exhibition of Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsor: The Old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery, and Dalila Obregon

 

September 5 - 29: Rocky Dobey – "Etchings": Intaglio Prints, with guest collaborator Rocky Lawrence Green

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 at 7:30 pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in Gallery Shop

Sponsor: Hybla Today

 

October 3 – October 27: Julie Lockau – Exhibition of Works

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Susan Latremoille

 

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

 

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 12 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!

 

  Eric Weiner, "Still Life is... still life"

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View a selection of the works which Eric is exhibiting by clicking here.

 

News!

An  extraordinary Exhibition in coming in July.  The AGB is proud and honored to host a retrospective exhibition of the works of famous Indigenous artist Moses Amik ("Beaver"). 

     

This is a rare opportunity to view a selection of his works in this exhibition titled "Above Looking Down".  Read more...

 

Volunteers needed!  Do you have a few hours a month available for supporting a community treasure? Consider joining the Art Gallery as a volunteer. Meet interesting people, enjoy the featured exhibitions and Gallery Shop creations, and help our local gallery to grow!  Drop by the Gallery to inquire how you can become a volunteer for one of the Town's most important cultural venues, or call (613)-332-1542.

 

Check this out! Bancroft native, musician and artist Charles "Chas" Burke has signed on as a Workshop Instructor on Sunday, June 24th. The theme of the Workshop is "Paint Like a Musician!", so pick up your brush and put your love of music on canvas!  Find out more...

 

Workshop Update

Two workshops have been scheduled for the two summer months.  Debra Bannister will host a 2-day workshop titled "Painting Watercolour Portraits" on July 15th and 22nd.  After a 2-year interval, Cathy Owen returns to the Gallery for a workshop on August 19th. She has titled her workshop: "Painting the Canadian Shield in Watercolours". 

Noted watercolour artist Bonnie Steinberg will be teaching a workshop on Sunday September 23rd.  Her workshop is titled “Painting a Watercolour Streetscene:  Exploring The Passion of Colour, Light and Design! "

Develop your still life painting skills with acclaimed Toronto artist Robert Strickland, who is booked for a workshop titled "The Alla Prima Still Life" on October 17th.

We are pleased to announce that Christopher Crosgrey will be returning to the AGB for a Workshop titled "Painting Winter Light and Shadow" on November 4th.  Chris held a highly regarded workshop at the AGB in the fall of last year. 

 

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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