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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 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 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

Opening reception Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors:  TBA and TBA

 

April 29 – May 30, Underneath: Juried Theme Show

Opening reception Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka

 

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

Opening reception Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Owl Ridge Acres

 

July 1 – August 1, Allan O’Marra – Recent Figurative Works: paintings

Opening reception Friday, July 3 at 7:30pm

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!

 

Now Showing!

It's here!  our Annual Juried Exhibition is now open, running through December to the end of January 2019.  Nearly 100 works of Art on display.  Congratulations to David M. Smith for winning the Boyer Auto Group Best-in-Show award for his watercolour painting "Wisdom of the Wood".  Be sure to vote for the People's Choice Award!

The complete list of award winners be found here.

Read and see more about the exhibition here!

 Thanks to Boyer GMC Bancroft for again sponsoring this show and providing the award for Best-in-Show! 

 

News!

Call for Entries - Juried Theme Show "Underneath"

The Art Gallery of Bancroft welcomes emerging and established artists to apply to participate in Underneath, a Juried Show of Fine Arts.

Whether a physical location, a psychological space, or a place hidden, the underneath seems always a rich and fertile ground.

We are committed to representing the local community and we strongly encourage artists who experience barriers or oppression to apply. The selected art works will be on display at the Art Gallery of Bancroft from April 29 – May 30, 2020. The AGB is located at 10 Flint Ave in Bancroft. A Public Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Submission Deadline: March 08, 2020.

Read more about the exhibition and guidelines by following this link.

 

Culture Days Community Art Murals Have been Installed!

 The murals from the Culture Days weekend were installed on the fencing surrounding the site of the former Victorian Lady site on Hastings Street on Thursday November 28th  Come out to inspect the amazing results of this community art effort.  See how transformative art can be in beautifying the Town!  Thanks to the enthusiastic volunteers who braved the chilly, windy conditions to install the murals.

 

  

 

The Gallery Shop

 New at the Gallery Shop!

New artwork and crafts from local and regional artists arrive each month.  Here are a few new items that may pique your interest!

       

   

  

 

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.

 

Workshops

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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