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: TBA


July 4 – 28: Moses Amik – Exhibition of Works

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

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


August 1 – September 1: Paul Cheste - "LandscapeReflections": 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!



Workshop Update

On Sunday May 4th, Toronto-based artist and instructor Martha Eleen will lead a workshop titled “Ways of Seeing: 4 different ways to enter a painting process". The workshop is held in conjunction with her exhibition at the Gallery titled "Before Tomorrow".  A registration sheet will soon be placed at the desk of the Gallery.   Read more...

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". 

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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