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 2021

Closed February and March 2021 for renovations


April 7 - May 29, Shannon Taylor – Remembered, Imagined: mixed media

Opening Reception, cancelled, show extended to May 29

Virtual exhibition also online

Co-Sponsors:  Micheline Leveque and Gertrud  Sorensen 


May 5 - 29, Underneath: Juried Theme Show

Physical Exhibition cancelled, virtual exhibition now online

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


June 2 – 26, Melinda Shank-Miles - Fragile: paintings

This show has been re-scheduled to 2022

Co-Sponsor: Wilson Timber Mart and TBA


June 30 – July 31, Ketha Newman – PaintDEMIC!: paintings

This show has been re-scheduled to 2022

Sponsor: Parkview Dental


August 4 – 28, Connie van Rijn – In the Shadows: paintings

Opening Reception, if acceptable to COVID regulations: Friday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Co-Sponsors:  Susan Latremoille and TBA


September 1 – 25, Ken Balmer - Balance  paintings

Opening Reception, if acceptable to COVID regulations: Friday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Bancroft Eye Care


September 29 – October 30: Andrew Ooi – Without Interrupting the System: paper assemblages

Opening Reception, if acceptable to COVID regulations: Friday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: REVA Realty


November 3 – 27, Chas Burke – Title to be announced: painting

Opening Reception, if acceptable to COVID regulations: Friday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul D. Cooke


December 1 - 24, 2020, 39th Invitational Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception, if acceptable to COVID regulations: Friday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Boyer Chevrolet Buick 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 Notice

The Art Gallery of Bancroft is pleased to announce that the retail side off the Art Gallery, Out of the Box Gifts, will open on Thursday July 1 with limited visitor capacity, in accordance with the Step 1 opening prescribed by the Provincial Government.  We regret that the exhibition area will remain closed until the Step 3 stage is implemented.  Unfortunately, this continued closure of the exhibition space means that we will not be able to offer the Ketha Newman solo show scheduled for the month of July. A selection of Ketha's paintings will be on display in the retail area for your viewing pleasure.

You can also visit our online gift store "Out of the Box Gifts".  Enter our online store here.


Current Show - The"Underneath" Theme Exhibition is virtual!

Whether a physical location, a psychological space, or a place hidden, the underneath seems always a rich and fertile ground. The Art Gallery of Bancroft welcomed emerging and established artists to respond to the theme Underneath.  The 24 pieces chosen reflect each artist’s unique interpretation of the theme. The resulting show brings together works of a diverse range of media and techniques, including sculpture, painting, drawing, textile, altered image, photography, and collage, from artists across Ontario.

Because of the Provincial COVID lockdown, The Art Gallery will not be able to host the physical exhibition. The Jurors and the Art Gallery have decided instead to host a virtual exhibition, in which visitors to this site as well as other platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will be able to view and purchase the works selected for inclusion in the show.  Please follow this link to view the wide variety of images from Underneath.



Guest Curators: Holly Edwards and Kelly O'Neill

Exhibition Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


Continuing Exhibition - Shannon Taylor

The current exhibition features the mixed media art of Shannon Taylor in her exhibition titled "Remembered, Imagined".  Although the show opened on Wednesday, April 7, the Gallery was forced to close following provincial lockdown restrictions (see Notice above). See more information about her show by following this link.  Take a virtual tour of Shannon's paintings in the Gallery by following this link.  Exhibition Co-Sponsors are Micheline Leveque and Gertrud Sorensen.  Because the exhibition scheduled for May is not possible (see article below), Shannon Taylor's show will remain on display in the Art Gallery until the end of June.



 Our New Sign has been Installed!

The makeover of the AGB continues with installation of our new street sign.  Our old sign served us well, but the new sign gives the Gallery greater visibility from Hastings Street, as well as highlighting our Out of the Box Gifts, and the current exhibition on display.  Thanks to the installation crew of John Kirby, Paul Jenkins, Jean Menard, Hugh Monteith and Jarrett Switzer for muscling the sign into place.


Art Gallery is Open for Online Sales!

As part of a Local Initiatives Program grant of $10,000 from Community Futures, the Art Gallery has entered the world of online sales.  Items from our Out of the Box Gifts can be viewed and ordered by following this link.  We are delighted to report that sales orders are already coming through while we are in the lockdown mode. In addition, we have completed an online sale of one of the large paintings in Shannon Taylor's exhibition; view more of her work here.


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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