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

Deferred to 2021 due to virus pandemic

Co-Sponsors:  Micheline Leveque and Gertrud  Sorensen 


April 29 – May 30, Underneath: Juried Theme Show

deferred to 2021 due to virus pandemic

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


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

deferred to 2021 due to virus pandemic

Sponsor: Owl Ridge Acres


NEW June 18 – August 1, Allan O’Marra – Recent Figurative Works: paintings

No Opening reception due to precautionary measures

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

We are delighted to announce that the Art Gallery will re-open on Thursday June 18 on a limited basis. The Gallery will open initially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.mPrecautionary measures will be taken to ensure appropriate physical distancing of visitors, including a limit of 5 visitors allowed in the Gallery at one time. 


Next Show

When the Gallery re-opens, we are excited to welcome the return of Allan O'Marra with his exhibition titled "Recent Figurative Works".  Due to caution during the pandemic, we are unable to hold the traditional Opening Reception for Allan, however, he has generously offered to be present at the Gallery on Saturday afternoons during his exhibition to engage with the public.

His exhibition feature solo and groups of figures in nature, in water activities and in interiors.One example, shown here, is an oil on canvas titled "Canoeing with Isabelle".

Read more about his exhibition here.




Board of Directors Approves Re-Opening of Art Gallery

The Directors of the Art Gallery approved the re-opening of the Art Gallery during an on-line meeting on May 27.  Gallery members and visitors will be welcomed back to an exhibition called "Recent Figurative Works" by prominent artist Allan O'Marra.

The Gallery will be open on a trial basis from June 18 to August 2, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Physical distancing measures will be in place, including a limit on the number of visitors allowed in the Gallery at a time.

A Fresh Look at the Gallery Entrance

Hearty thanks to Ed Sturgeon of the Highway Garden Centre for donating this beautiful planter for the entrance to the Gallery.  We hope to see members and visitors back soon!




The Gallery Shop

 New at the Gallery Shop!

When the Gallery Shop re-opens on Thursday, June 18, new items will be on display.  Come and see what new creations will be featured.






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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